Stamford is located in Fairfield County
, southwest of Bridgeport between Darien and Greenwich, along Interstate 95 near Long Island Sound. Putnam and Rockwood lakes are nearby. It is a city of approximately 111,000 citizens, consisting of 37.3 square miles. It is 25 miles to the northeast of New York City and 40 miles southwest of New Haven. It was founded as Rippowam in 1641 when 29 families settled along the Rippowam River on land purchased from Native Americans. The community was later named Stamford, which in Old English means "stony ford," after a town in Lincolnshire, England. In the early part of the 20th Century, Stamford progressed from a factory hub to a research center, and in the last quarter of the century, to the country's third largest corporate headquarters community. Today, it is the 4th largest city in Connecticut
Stamford is part of the Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut metro area.
Antique Shops and Shows Stamford Antique Center |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Agos Restaurant & Bar | Bank Street Restaurant | Brock's Restaurant | IL Falco Ristorante | Lava Lounge | Macarena Restaurant |
Public Libraries Stamford Public Library |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Grand Chalet Inn & Suites |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate William Pitt Real Estate |
Shopping Stamford Antiques Center |
Spas Four Seasons Spa |
Sports and Sporting Events Ponus Yacht Club | Roxbury Swim and Tennis Club |
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10/21 Coming to The area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival vernon CT April27 The festival started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut” has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival.
Contemporary Art Fair Connecticut Norwalk CT April27-28 Modeled after our two sucessful NYC shows at the Javits Center. Each of the two shows will have approximately 100 exhibitors.
World's Largest Pancake Breakfast Springfield MA May11 Main Street in Downtown Springfield is turned into the largest pancake breakfast anywhere!
South 9th Street Italian Market Festival Philadelphia PA May18-19 Bring the entire family to experience the Annual Procession of Saints, and to enjoy the Live Entertainment, Family Events, Crafts, Food, Food and more Food!