Ragtime the Musical: a powerful story and great performances take the stage at the Music Theatre of Connecticut

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A moving and very relevant production of  Ragtime the Musical is now on stage at the Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC).  Ragtime relates the story of three different groups of people in the United States at the turn of the 20th Century.    The three groups are  African Americans, an  upper class white family from  New Rochelle in Westchester County and Eastern European immigrants. These groups aver very different but their lives will become intertwined.

The story adapted for the stage by Terrence McNally also weaves actual historical figures of the period along with the fictional characters.  We see appearances from Henry Ford, Booker T. Washington, Admiral Peary (polar explorer), Harry Houdini,  Emma Goldman (writer and anarchist), Stanford White (famous architect- Penn Station NYC) and Evelyn Nesbit (actress, model and lover of Stanford White).   The historical figures bring a dose or reality into this otherwise fictional story.    The tale explores the world of early 20th Century America where African Americans represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr. a musician, (Ezekiel Andrew), a white upper class family represented by Mother (Juliet Lambert Pratt) and Father(Dennis Holland) , and the immigrants represented by Tateh (Frank Mastrone) all tell their stories of life in America.   Their worlds are very different, but their world start to collide in unexpected ways as the new century transforms the nation.

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Ari Frimmer and Juliet Lambert Pratt

When Father leaves on a polar expedition he is quite surprised by meeting Matthew Henson, an African American explorer who ventured to the arctic many times. At home Mother discovers an African American baby left in her yard and decides to care for him and his mother Sarah (Soara-Joye Ross) who moves into Mother’s home.   We soon find out that the father is the famous Harlem musician Coalhouse Walker Jr. who comes to Mother’s home in New Rochelle to reunite with his family.  His fine clothes and new Model T are met with resentment and racism by whites in the area.   When Father returns and finds that Mother has taken in the baby and his mother, he realizes that the safe world he knew is changing just as America was changing.  He laments that nothing would ever be the same, but his wife welcomes the changes.image00001

Meanwhile  Teteh and his daughter cannot scratch out a living on the streets of the lower East Side selling drawings, so they move to a factory town in New England where Teteh finds long hours and exploitation.  Still believing in the dream of a better life he moves again to Philadelphia.  Later he crosses paths with Mother in Atlantic City where his artistic abilities have landed him a job as a director of silent films.    The three worlds of very different people cross, and are all transformed as was the nation during this period.

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Jessica Molly Schwartz as Evelyn Nesbit

The music written  by Stephen Flaherty with Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens is woven with period correct ragtime piano pieces that are performed by two pianists on stage. The score is moving and dramatic with lighter songs woven in to break the dramatic tension.  This is a big production for MTC to undertake with 20 songs alone in Act One and 12 in Act Two.  In the end the performance was brilliant. The cast of 16 actors is large for the small size of the theater but credit goes to director Kevin Connors for guiding these wonderful actors so well through a complex production.  This musical does not have the usual dance routines seen in musicals but rather leans on the story, the music and the actors to tell the story.  If you have not been to this theater then you are missing a special experience.  It is a small intimate space with seating for the small audience on three sides.  The effect is that the guests feel as if they are being drawn into the play itself.

The play includes actors with Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours and Regional experience.  Standout performances abound and we loved Juliet Lambert Pratt as Mother.  We last saw her at MTC in Bridges of Madison County. A wonderful acting and vocal performance.   Soara-Joye Ross as Sarah, Brian Demar Jones as Booker T. Washington, Mia Scarpa as Emma Goldman (previously at MTC in Always…..Patsy Cline), Ezekiel Andrew as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. Dennis Holland as Father, and Jessica Molly Schwartz  as Evelyn Nesbit and the rest of the cast  all gave wonderful performances and brought the opening night audience to their feet.

With a moving musical score, relevant story and tremendous performances, you should add Ragtime the Musical on your must see list.   But hurry the show runs through October 13th 2019.

For tickets and information:  https://www.musictheatreofct.com/

Music Theatre Of Connecticut

509 Westport Ave, Norwalk, CT, 06851

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Savor Lobster: a fun foodie event at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

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Sample delicious bites of lobster and other sustainably sourced seafoods on Sun., Sept. 22 as TownVibe publications and The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk host an adults-only event  named Savor Lobster.

This special foodies event, from 3 to 6 p.m. in The Maritime Aquarium, also will feature samplings of wines and beers from area retailers and breweries, as well as a celebrity-judged “best bite” contest. Chef Matt Storch, winner of Food Network’s “Chopped” and owner of Match Burger Lobster in Westport, Match in South Norwalk and Nom Eez in Bridgeport, will be judging the contest along with blogger and food critic Andrew Dominick of popular site “Food Dudes,” and CT Bites contributor Kristin Wolfe.

TownVibe, publisher of six award-winning magazines, is organizing Savor Lobster.

Attendees of the event  can devour tasty bites of lobster prepared by the area’s best purveyors; sip craft cocktails by local favorite SoNo 1420 as well as wine and beer from local distilleries, breweries and suppliers.  And there will music provided  by Star 99.9’s onsite DJs.  As a bonus the aquarium will be open to all to explore.

Participating food brands include LobsterCraft of Fairfield, Lobster Hut Hamden, Tarry Lodge of Westport, D. Myles Chef & Catering, and EP Experience Catering. Poppy’s Cheesecake of Bridgeport will be among the retailers serving up sweets.

Tickets for Savor Lobster are $40 and include the lobster bites, drink samples, sweets and Aquarium galleries. Full-size food portions and drinks will be available for purchase.

Please note that The Maritime Aquarium will close to the public at noon on Sept. 22.

For tickets and more information, visit savorlobster.com.

Town Vibe is the publisher of of high-quality lifestyle magazines, digital products, and culinary experiences for the areas most sophisticated, savvy, and sensible readers. TownVibe’s six award-winning magazines including Fairfield, Ridgefield, Wilton, Bedford, Litchfield and Berkshire.  Learn more at www.townvibe.com.

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Savor Lobster at  Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

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Greenwich Wine and Food Festival returns September 20th and 21st with great food, chefs, and a concert!

 

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The must attend food and wine festival is back ! The 2019 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo, benefitting Food Rescue US and the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation, returns for its ninth year Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 to the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT. It’s not just a foodie event, it’s a party that ends with an evening concert featuring recording artists, Little Big Town.

The Opening Night Gala presents “The Big Easy” honoring Martha Stewart (Friday) for her contributions to the culinary, entertaining and lifestyle worlds, in addition to the 2019 Serendipity Most Innovative Chefs.  The evening, hosted by Gary Dell’Abate and Rob Burnett, will showcase the culinary and music scene of New Orleans, featuring the cuisine of this year’s talented chefs, as well as a number of Festival Ambassador Chefs, accompanied with cocktails and carefully curated wine and beer selections.

 

The full-day Culinary Village event (Saturday) offers tastings and samples from more than 300 food, wine, spirits and product vendors.  Guests will enjoy culinary and cocktail demos by celebrity chefs and national/local talent, celebrity book signings, the 8th annual Burger Battle, the 6th annual Top Bartender Showdown presented by Ketel One, chef interviews in the Celebrity Green Room, Beer & Burgers, Ultimate Taco!, The Tailgate, Lawn Games presented by Tanqueray and live performances on the Pepsi Music Stage by Michael Franti & Spearhead and Little Big Town.  The LIFEWTR VIP Tent will offer VIP ticket holders private bars, secluded seating areas, a private concert viewing area, priority parking and a special VIP Ambassador Dinner.  The Lawn + Stage Table Dinner, a separate ticketed event, includes a Cocktail Party with celebrity talent, a four-course seated dinner with table service from Chef Carlos Baez (El Segundo, Norwalk, CT and The Spread, Greenwich and Norwalk, CT) .

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This is a must attend event that takes place in beautiful Roger Sherman Baldwin Park right on the water in Greenwich harbor.  So bring your thirst and your appetite for this fantastic festival.

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Festival Concert Stage

For more information on the schedule or to purchase tickets, visit www.greenwichwineandfood.com.

WHEN:           Friday, September 20, 7:00pm to 10:30pm  and Saturday, September 21, 12:30pm to 10:00pm (12:00 pm early access for VIP ticket holders)

WHERE:         Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street, Greenwich (Walking distance from the Greenwich Metro North Station; Shuttle Service will also be provided) By car take exit 3 (Arch Street) on Interstate 95 and turn right at the bottom of the ramp.

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Last of The Red Hot Lovers: Neil Simon’s classic comedy now at the Ridgefield Theater Barn

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The classic Neil Simon play “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” is now playing at the Ridgefield Theater Barn through September 28th.   This comedy which was first staged on Broadway in 1969 was the recipient of four Tony Award nominations.

 

The play is in three acts with each act  featuring Barney Cashman, (Duane Lanham) a  married forty something  year-old owner of a seafood restaurant.  Barney is afraid he is missing out on the sexual revolution of the 1960’s . In the space of several months, he invites three different women to his mother’s Manhattan apartment in an attempt to have an afternoon of extramarital fun.  Each scene involves a different woman, and the Barney learns quickly that the sexual revolution may not be his cup of tea.

His first encounter is with Elaine Navazio (Paulette Layton) who he meets in his restaurant.  Elaine we find is in an open marriage and is quite comfortable with having extramarital affairs.  Elaine is put off by Barney’s sexual  ineptness and his inexperience with affairs as well as his  desire for a meaningful encounter.  The exchange between the two is  quite comical as his inexperience is represented by not having cigarettes or the right alcohol on hand.    Barney decides this lifestyle is not for him.

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Paulette Layton and Duane Lanham

In Act Two, we are back in the apartment months later and Barney has now met a young actress Bobbi Michele (Kate Patton) in the park.  He soon finds his young friend is really not what he expected.  Even though he is now prepared with booze and packs of cigarettes, young Bobbi just wants to talk about herself, her career and smoke pot, which she encourages Barney to try.   She is quite the contrast to the amorous Elaine from Act One.

In Act Three the tone of the play turns a bit darker and deeper as it probes into morality.  Here we meet Jeanette Fisher (Linda Seay) who is the wife of a good friend.  Barney has learned that Jeanette’s husband has been carrying on an affair for some time and convinces her that her own affair will even the score.  But from the moment she walks into the apartment it is clear that Barney’s plan of an afternoon of sex is not what he imagined.  Jeanette does not know why she really is there, does not want cigarettes or alcohol and her exaggerated body language and running away from Barney is not only comedic but lets the audience and Barney know that this is not what she wants.  She does want to find people that are kind and who are “decent”.   It is in this dialogue which is so different from the previous Acts that Barney comes to an awakening that everything he really needs is waiting at home.

Duane Lanham was wonderful as Barney and we love his physical style of comedy and his hysterical facial expressions.  He is one of our favorite actors at the Barn, having seen him in Wreck the Halls, Rumors, and the hysterical  Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  We loved  Paulette Layton, Kate Patton, and Linda Seay, and they are  all very funny actors playing very different roles.  Well done ladies.   The opening night crowd agreed with rousing applause for the cast and crew.

The play was directed by Michael Ferrara  who as a young boy acted in Neil Simon’s  The Gingerbread Lady.  Though the play is now 50 years old, it subject of morality and truth is still relevant today.

The Ridgefield Theater Barn is a small intimate space.  Theater goers are encouraged to bring food and drink to the theater to enjoy prior to the performance.

for tickets and information:

https://ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org/tickets/

Ridgefield Theater Barn

37 Halpin Lane
Ridgefield CT 06877

tel. 203.431.9850

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Party like its 1979 at “Disco Nights” at the Capitol Theater, Friday Sept. 13th

 

disco port chesterIts time to shake your grove thing!  The Capitol Theater in Port Chester NY will be hosting Turn Back the Cap , 1970s “TheDisco Nights”.  It should be a fun evening of music at this iconic theater which was recently voted best Music Space and best Event Space for 2019 by Westchester Magazine.    The event takes place Friday  September13th. Doors open at 6:30 and show starts at 8pm

From the producer of the Back to The Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl and Party Rock – ML Presents brings you “The Disco Nights“. Feel the vibrations of the bass & “Everybody Dance” like it’s Studio 54. Break out your disco clothes  from your storage and throw down your greatest Soul Train moves. The show will be jamming from start to finish with your favorite grooves- Chic, Donna Summer, The BeeGee’s & so much more… it’s Saturday Night Fever all over again!

The Disco Nights line up includes incredible vocalists Alessandra Guercio, Jerome Bell and Adam Bastian from “American Idol” and “The Voice”. Backed by one of the tightest bands and veterans of the New York City music scene. Our Musical Director and Billboard charting superstar JJ Sansaverino on guitar, Stanley Banks on the bass, Etienne Lytle and Patrick Firth on the keys, Damon DueWhite on the drums, and Danny Sadownick on Percussion.

So come on out to the Capitol Theater and boogie down!  Must be 18 or over or be accompanied by a guardian.

For tickets and information:

http://www.thecapitoltheatre.com/event/1871403-turn-back-cap-1970s-ft-port-chester/

The Capitol Theater

149 Westchester Avenue  Port Chester NY

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UnWined Wine Bar: unwind at this hip wine bar and kitchen in Somers

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We are often asked about new places in our area to dine. Recently we enjoyed a visit to UnWined Wine Bar & Kitchen located in Somers.

Longtime Westchester resident, Stephanie Small of Waccabuc and Brian Moss of Somers are also the owners of Uncorked Wine & Spirits, located next door. The wine bar, which opened in 2018, is bringing new energy to the area’s dining scene. This wine bar features a full menu, along  with an extensive wine list — it’s a real hidden gem! The owners have brought a hip urban vibe to customers in the area seeking such a venue.

UnWined Wine Bar & Kitchen  features more than 30 wines by the glass, wine by the bottle, creative cocktails and a variety of small plates. The small plates are an eclectic mix of cuisines, and compliment the extensive wine list.  Wines cover most of the major wine regions including Europe, California and South America. Prices start at just $9 per glass.

The interior of the wine bar includes a beautiful multi seat curved marble bar, seating options that include pub tables, high backed banquettes, wooden tables reclaimed from centuries old wood, and Edison bulb lighting.  The overall effect creates a fun and hip atmosphere.

Menu items cover a wide array of dishes — such as creative salads, seafood, flat breads, small plates, steak and plenty in between. Some of the items we sampled are as follows:

Tiny Tuna Tacos, not really a taco but rather sushi grade tuna with avocado served on a wonton crisp.

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Tiny Tuna tacos ( actual serving is 3 on a plate)

Caramelized Peaches and Chorizo is an interesting dish served in a small square iron skillet and brushed with a honey glaze.  Its blend of flavors was quite unique and satisfying.

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Peaches and Chorizo

Grilled Flatbread: with three on the menu we sampled two, including one with stracciatella, prosciutto, arugula and pesto with a light balsamic glaze.  Great for one or to share with friends. The other flatbread was the Charred broccoli with mozzarella, ricotta and red pepper flakes. The crust was thin and toasty and was the perfect complement to the toppings.

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Flatbread

Un Lobster Roll was one of the larger items we sampled and has  a twist on the classic lobster roll! It featured fresh chunks of lobster served on a thick slice of buttered brioche toast and topped with watercress. The brioche toast really set this roll apart from other lobster rolls we have dined on elsewhere.

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Un Lobster Roll

IPA Battered Fish and Chips will satisfy your appetite with fresh pieces of cod that are battered and fried and served with hand cut chips, along with a side of chipotle remoulade.

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IPA Battered Fish and Chips

There are plenty of options on the menu with three salads, numerous sides and some interesting dishes — we will be sure to try the next time!  UnWined Wine Bar offers a unique experience and is great for date night, or girls night out.  Out for a drive or apple picking near by, then UnWined is the perfect spot to cap off your day.  The small plates encourage you to sample a variety of different dishes, and the fantastic wine selection will allow you to create the perfect pairing.

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UnWined Wine Bar & Kitchen

Somers Commons Shopping Center

80 Route 6 ( right next door to UnCorked Wines & Spirits)

Baldwin Place, NY 10505

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Sound Waters: help preserve Long Island Sound while enjoying a 2 hour sail

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Looking for  a great sailing experience close to home?  Than look no further than the schooner “Sound Waters” which sails from Stamford Harbor.   This is a great way to sail the beautiful Long Island sound on a classic sailing ship, but you are supporting environmental education and awareness as well

SoundWaters is a recognized organization focused on protecting Long Island Sound Sound  Waters  have sustained relationships built on shared value and trust for 25 years that includes community, school, business, and political leaders. We have been awarded a 4-star rating, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator based on our financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

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The story begins Len Miller read a series of articles in the Stamford Advocate about the plight of the Sound  and its environmental decline. He saw this as an opportunity to increase learning and exploration and he set in motion a course of science and stewardship that continues to inspire over 30,000 students per year.

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In 1990 Len and a group of friends purchased a replica of an 18th century Chesapeake Bay sharpie schooner. The 80 foot vessel was refit with education stations on the deck and rechristened “SoundWaters.” The ship, with its six person crew, immediately made an impact as the “floating classroom of Long Island Sound,” sailing with classrooms of students from its home port of Stamford.

You too can sail on this amazing 80 foot schooner.

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Sunset Sail on the Sound Waters

Maritime History Sails

Discover the rich history of sailing and oystering on Long Island Sound. Learn the importance of design and use of a sharpie schooner as you sail aboard a 19th century replica.. All passengers must be at least 5 years old. Price: $30/adults, $20 for Seniors ages 65+ and $15 for children ages 5-12.

Afternoon Sails (good for families)

Enjoy the excitement and wonder of the Long Island Sound aboard our 80′ Schooner. Work together to raise the sails, examine firsthand the rich diversity of the life that exists beneath the waves, sample and test water quality, learn about hypoxia, and analyze groundwater. All passengers must be at least 5 years old. Price: $30/adults, $20 for Seniors ages 65+ and $15 for children ages 5-12.

 Sunset Sails – Great for Adults!

This is the sail we enjoyed.  A warm August breeze carried us out of Stamford harbor for a wonderful and peaceful two hour sunset sail.  In the distance you can see Long Island, and even New York City.  Bring your own food and beverage (no hard spirits) and watch the the sun dip below the horizon. You will feel for two hours that you are on vacation.

All passengers must be at least 5 years old. Price $40/person.

Sound Waters

https://soundwaters.org

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Mambo Italiano: The feel good musical for everyone

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A fun and light hearted  new musical, Mambo Italiano has arrived at the Westchester Broadway Theater.  This Pre-Broadway run of this musical is based on a Canadian film of the same name, and has been adapted as a musical by Jean Cheever and Tom Pollum.

The setting of the musical is in South Jersey where the Barbieri family led by the loveable but controlling grandmother Maria and her husband Gino, struggle to operate their long established Italian restaurant, “Famiglia Italiana”.   For twenty years they have labored at the restaurant and have raised their two grandchildren,   Anna and Angelo.   The grandparents labor to keep open the restaurant, but also keep alive the traditions of Italy, the memory of their daughter and preserve the family. This means everything to them.

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The cast of Mambo Italiano

The grandchildren, now grown have their own ideas of moving out defying the Italian tradition of staying home until married.  Angelo does not want to stay in the family business, but instead wants to follow in his mother’s dream of being a dancer.  The changing world , new moral attitudes and traditions are dealt with humor in this very funny and family friendly performance.

Though the themes of traditions, family struggle and self identity are dramatic, the musical lightens up and the audience is treated to fun, catchy songs, great vocal performances and most of all a celebration of love and family.  A feel good musical to which everyone can relate.  There are lots of laughs, memorable songs and stand out vocal performances.

The musical stars  Joy Hermalyn as the grandmother, Maria Barbieri, Bill Nolte as Gino Barbieri. The grandkids are played by Alex Drost (Angelo Barbieri), and Alexandra Amadeo Frost (Anna Barbieri), Diana DiMarzio (as Lina Paventi), Natalie Gallo (as Donna Lunetti), Zach Schanne (as Nino Paventi). With:  Alexandra Adinah, Aaron Patrick Craven, A.J. Hunsucker, Stuart Marland, Corey Masklee, Laura Stracko, Mackenqie Rogers, Halle Mastroberardino.

 The casting of the play was particularly well done as the cast were convincing and  in their roles and presented to the audience relatable characters.

Mambo Italiana is the musical where you will leave the theater happy and humming the theme song.  And you wont leave hungry either, as the WBT serves dinner right before the performance.  Mangia!

Mambo Italiano – August 8th – September 29th 2019

for tickets and information

Westchester Broadway Theater

One  Broadway Plaza  Elmsford, NY

web https://www.broadwaytheatre.com/

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Boca Oyster Bar: the newest waterfront dining destination in Fairfield County

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Fair weather makes one want to enjoy the outdoors.  Finding that perfect dining spot where you can take in the sun can be challenging.  With so few waterfront dining spots in our area, we were pleased to dine recently at Boca Oyster Bar.

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The Outdoor Bar overlooking the water

Located in the newly developed coastal neighborhood at Bridgeport’s Steelpointe Harbor, Boca Oyster Bar takes its place as the anchor restaurant and event venue within this urban multi-use destination.  Sitting right on the waterfront this restaurant is but a minute drive from Exit 28 on Interstate 95, so getting there is a snap. The entire Steelpoint Harbor area is being redeveloped with all new dining and shopping.

With a seafood inspired food concept, which fits in perfect on the New England waterfront, spirited beverage program, and waterside location Boca’s location in city of Bridgeport makes this unique restaurant a true standout within Fairfield County’s constantly evolving restaurant scene.

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Great cocktails are just one reason to head to Boca

The restaurant located on the first floor of a brand new building is quite large.  Indoors features a large rectangular bar, a wall of windows facing out to the outside deck and marina,  antique maps of the harbor, as well as a mast from a 1870 schooner that once plied the waters of Long Island Sound.   There is plenty of seating in this space with  ash wood tables, and nautical rope globe lights that soften the look of this modern space.

On our early August visit we elected to dine outside in the late afternoon sun.  The deck of Boca is very large and composed of brick pavers and flanked by a metal railing much like a sailing vessel.  The view is a mix of the new marina,  industries across the water as well a view directly out into Long Island Sound.  There are plenty of tables outside, a lounge area of comfy outdoor couches, and a beautiful four corner bar that would be right at home in a Caribbean resort.

The bar has a list of wines, local craft brews and some excellent tropical cocktails to put you in the mood.  Appetizers are plentiful as is a fine selection from the raw bar.  Feeling in a seafood mood, then grab a few like minded friends and try to conquer the three tiered Boca  Raw Bar Platter with east and west coast oysters, clams, ceviche, jumbo shrimp cocktail and topped with a 10 oz. lobster tail.  Bring your appetite.

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Other starters include the delicious Grilled Octopus served hot in an iron skillet, and the wonderful Crab Cakes.  If seafood is not your passion, the Marinated Flank Steak Tacos and the Chicken Avocado Flatbread was the perfect appetizer for one or to share.

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Flatbread

Salads include the Sashimi Tuna Salad, a perfect blend pan-seared sushi grade ahi tuna, mango, avocado, mixed greens,  and a cilantro ginger vinaigrette.  The Boca Salad was another hit perpared with burrata, seasonal fruit jam, heirloom tomato, bruschetta, red roasted peppers, crostini, evoo, balsamic glaze, and fresh basil.  There is even a Vegetable Tower.

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Sashimi Tuna Salad

Main dishes range from steaks, to roasted chicken, Chicken Milanese Stack, and  French Cut Porkchops.  Plenty of seafood options also and we recommend the delicious Chilean Sea Bass with Mussels and the Blackened Salmon.

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Sea Bass with Mussels

Boca Oyster Bar has something for everyone on the menu.  There are happy hour specials and check the website for live music events.  So get out into the sun and enjoy the latest addition to the waterfront dining scene.

 

Boca Oyster Bar

10 East Main Street Bridgeport Ct

web  https://www.bocaoysterbar.com

 

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Sound Waters HarborFest 2019, a great way to spend the day on the harbor in Stamford, Saturday August 24th

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Sound Waters HarborFest brings the community together through the initiative to educate and create a great experience on the harbor for Stamford and surrounding areas. Hosted in Harbor Point, Stamford CT Saturday, August 24th from 10am – 9pm, located at 2200 Atlantic Street. Plenty of free parking is available in the Harbor Point garages and parking lots. Something for all ages Harbor Fest 2019 is a FREE event that allows the community a fun day on the water.

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The Schooner, “Sound Waters”

We attended Harborfest last year and enjoyed the food trucks, strolled along the harbor on the walk, witnessed the cardboard boat races and even sailed out for a short ride on the 80 foot sailing schooner, “Sound Waters”

Complete event information:  SoundWatersHarborFest.org

Part of the activities for the day will be the  Race for the Mayor’s Trophy in the Aquarion Cardboard Kayak Races. The wildly popular Cardboard Kayak Race is returning. Teams will build their boats from 1:00 – 3:00pm from supplied materials and race their boats on the Harbor. The race will take place at 3:15pm. The race is open to all comers, but teams must register in advance and space is limited. There is a $100 team registration fee to cover the cost of materials.

Stay all day and enjoy, Good Eats & Drinks on the Harbor, Listen to Live Music, Touch a Truck, Boat Rides, Oyster Lounge , Corn Hole Competition, Mini Golf, Under the Sea Doggie Costume Contest, Tour of Harbor Village, Painting with Pinot’s Palette, Tours the boats of the Harbor, and so much more.

The City of Stamford will be sponsoring FIREWORKS this year!   So come out and enjoy a beautiful day on Stamford harbor at Harbor Point.

You can learn about Sound Waters and their mission to educate children on what an amazing resource that is Long Island Sound and how we need to protect the sound.

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for more information please visit:

SoundWatersHarborFest.org

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