Bridgeport, CT Real Estate News

By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Acoustic Cafe, 2926 Fairfield Avenue, Black Rock (203-335-3655) - The Mercury Seed will perform on Thursday evening.  Jerkagram, The Few Showes, The Yutes will perform on Friday evening.  Matt Detroy will perform on Saturday evening.   Open Mic on Tuesdays at 8 pm.  www.acousticafe.com Ash Creek Saloon, 2895 Fairfield Avenue, Black Rock (203-333-2733) - Joe Kiernan will perform on Thursday evening at 8:30 PM. Captain's Cove, 1 Bostwick Avenue, Black Rock (203-335-7104) - Dean Carinale will perform on Thursday at 6 PM.  Steve Gregory will perform on Friday at 6 PM.  ALS Benefit featuring Gravity on Saturday at 6 PM.  Rush Hour on Sunday at 3 PM.  The 80's Band on Sunday at 7 PM
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Dear Friends of Burroughs,  As you know Burroughs is a busy place with more than 60,000 visitors annually.  A project to "Refresh Burroughs" was accepted into the voting for the month of June on a Pepsi website that gives away $1.2M each month!   The top two finishers in the voting competition for the month will receive $250,000!   How can you help?    1.     Vote each and every day for the month of June.  If you have more than one email address then you can vote once each day from each email address all month.  Vote at http://www.refresheverything.com/burroughs  2.     Get your co-workers, family members, students and neighbors voting for us too.  If you are part of a Board or association ask those folks to help us too.  Help spread the word about this through Facebook, Linked In and a...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Black Rock businesses dominated in their categories in Fairfield County Weekly's annual survey again in this year's Readers Poll.  In fact, the editors of Fairfield County Weekly were sufficiently impressed ot create a special category for our Black Rock community culture.  The Fairfield Weekly staff noting that "the businesses and residents of Black Rock have somehow carved out a unique identity for their seaside community." They noted that people associate Black Rock with colorful little restaurants and shops, urban renewal, live music, and a neighborhood feel.  Black Rock is popular with artists, young professionals, and retirees.   Congratulations to:   RESTAURANTS/ENTERTAINMENT/ART GALLERIES   Acoustic Cafe   Best Place to Hear Local Music (#1), Best Place to Hear Live Jazz (#3) 29...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Black Rock Branch Library's Meet the Author Series presents Bridgeport author Richard Fewell who will discuss and sign his new novel, Everything Happens Today at 6:30 PM on Thursday June 17th.  2705 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06605 (203) 337-9676 A Gathering Place for the Entire Community Our hours are: Sunday CLOSED Mon 10-5 Tues 12-8 Wed 10-5 Thurs 12-8 Fri 10-5 Sat CLOSED
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Black Rock Branch Library presents Protecting Your Family's Jewelry at 6:30 PM on Thursday June 10th.  Protecting Your Family's Jewelry - Information That Anyone Who Owns Jewelry Should Know  This special program will be presented by Joe Brandt, author of the book "Protecting the Family Jewels", and a columnist for the Hersam Acorn group of newspapers. 2705 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06605 (203) 337-9676 A Gathering Place for the Entire Community Our hours are: Sunday CLOSED Mon 10-5 Tues 12-8 Wed 10-5 Thurs 12-8 Fri 10-5 Sat CLOSED
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
6:30 PM Tuesday June 8th Great Movies You Might Have Missed - Summer of '42 Join us for the next in our series of monthly screenings of some of the most highly regarded movies of all time. Don't miss this month's Oscar winner.   In everyone's life there's a "Summer of '42" 2705 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06605 (203) 337-9676  A Gathering Place for the Entire Community Our hours are: Sunday CLOSED Mon 10-5 Tues 12-8 Wed 10-5 Thurs 12-8 Fri 10-5 Sat CLOSED
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Black Rock Homeowners Association presents City Budget Basics.  Please join the BRHA for an in depth look at Bridgeport's budget process on Wednesday, June 23 at 7 PM at the Black Rock Branch Library. Guests speakers will include: Thomas Sherwood, Director of Bridgeport's Office of Policy and Management  which is responsible for preparing and reviewing the City Budget Adam Wood, Mayor Finch's Chief of Staff, Adam Wood who is responsible for directing the day-to-day operations in the Mayor's office.  Don't miss this important and informative meeting at: The Black Rock Branch Library2705 Fairfield AvenueBridgeport, CT 06605(203) 337-9676
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Black Rock Community Council is sponsoring Black Rock Day on Sunday, June 13, event for the day are: 9:00 AM - 'Run for the Rock' Road Race28th annual run through Black Rock! A scenic, mostly flat course through out historic neighborhood. The race will start and end at the SS Norden Club on Seabright Avenue, within steps of a small beach to unwind after the race!  Great pre and post race food! Only $20 Registration Fee   When Paid in Advance, $25 on Race Day Ages 70 and Over - Free Walkers are encouraged to join us. Street parking only.  11:30 AM - Black Rock Bed Race3rd Annual Belly-Splitting Race for Slumber Pride! Racers and their beds should arrive at the Brewster Street flagpole at 11 am.  Prizes will be awarded! NOTE: Your safety is very important to us. Please wear good runni...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Black Rock Branch Library Block Party - Save the Date - Sunday July 25th   July will mark our one year anniversary since we have reopened. To celebrate that milestone and to thank the Black Rock community for the outstanding support it has given us, we are going to have a party. There will be music, food, games for the kids and much, much more.  Stay tuned for more details. 2705 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06605 (203) 337-9676  A Gathering Place for the Entire Community   Our hours are: Sunday CLOSED Mon 10-5 Tues 12-8 Wed 10-5 Thurs 12-8 Fri 10-5 Sat CLOSED
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Although there are no official boundaries for the St. Mary's-by-the-Sea section of Black Rock, most often the section from Balmforth to the seawall comprising about 160 homes, has been what Black Rockers consider to be St. Mary's as it is the area closest to the the St. Mary's-by-the-Sea park and contains the city's highest rated Residential zone called Res AA (more land, more street frontage requirements than Res A zone). Balmforth Street is highlighted in red and Brewster Street is highlighted in green on the map above. However, an article in the New York Times Real Estate section on May 19, 2010 called "Living in St. Mary's-by-the-Sea: A Waterfront Enclave" expands the boundaries to Brewster Street. Other articles in the NYT ("Living in Black Rock, Connecticut; A Community with Spiri...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Vines & Vignettes Lecture Series-June 5th (rain date June 6th) Lectures included in admission ticket 11 am PRUNING 101 The old "when in doubt, cut it out" does not apply here. Come learn proper pruning techniques, why to prune, timing, styles and what not to do while pruning. Presenter: Nate Burns ISA Certified Arborist Bartlett Tree Experts 12 pm CREATIVE PLANT COMBINATIONS The wide variety of perennials and shrubs with colorful foliage and flowers can make selecting the right plant combinations an overwhelming task. Whether your style is classical or contemporary, these tips will help you to tastefully introduce colors and textures into your garden. Presenter: Eva Chiamulera ASLA Landscape Architect Austin Ganim Landscape Design, LLC 1 pm ROSES FROM A TO Z Celebrate rose month with an...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Bridgeport, CT (May 11, 2010) - As the newest official Rotary Club in Connecticut, the Black Rock Rotary will be hosting their Charter Dinner at Brooklawn Country Club on June 2, 2010.  With over 30 new members in the group, Black Rock will be the first Rotary group to be chartered in the Fairfield County district in over 10 years. The Charter is a significant milestone, as it makes official the club's status at the international level. At a recent Tuesday meeting over wine and hors d'oeuvres, Black Rock Rotarians discussed their interest in the group and reasons for joining.  Founding club president Rob Medvey says,  "I recognized a certain energy in the community, centered around the newly re-opened library, and wanted to contribute to making Black Rock an even more vibrant and thrivi...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Gallery at Black Rock is proud to present, Labyrinth. A solo exhibit featuring the painings of Amber Maida. Opening June 4th, Artist Reception from 6 until 9 pm.If you like David Bowie, chances are you'll like the new Labyrinth solo show at the Gallery at Black Rock. The show opens with a reception for the artist, Amber Maida,  on Friday, June 4.  Anyone who went to the White Space Gallery when it was on Chapel Street in New Haven has seen her work hanging by Dali's. The Naugatuck artist's work has been featured in Art World News Magazine (September 2009) and Ink Magazine (January 2008). A suite of her paintings were selected by Richard's of Greenwich for the 2009 Art to the Avenue exhibition in Greenwich.  Her work has also been in juried exhibitions at AIRS in New Haven, the Housa...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
I.O.U.S.A. with David Walker Featuring David M. Walker, Robert Bixby, Paul Volker, Ron Paul, Warren Buffett, Paul O'Neill and others. at the Black Rock Branch Library   David M. Walker, President and CEO of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation and former Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) from 1998 to 2008, will be hosting a screening of his film I.O.U.S.A. - a timely documentary about America's addiction to debt.     "Resolutely non-partisan... a documentary everyone should see." - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times  "...may be to the U.S. economy what ‘An Inconvenient Truth' was to the environment." - Reuters ...I.O.U.S.A. accomplishes an amazing thing. It explains the national debt..." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times   http...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
6:30 Thursday evening May 13th Haiti, Before and After: a Photographic Journey  Featuring the work of Marc Regis, who will share fresh photos from the relief efforts during  his January 2010 visit, as well as work from his collection of photojournalism on Haiti. Black Rock Branch Library 2705 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT  06605  
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
6:30 Tuesday evening May 11th  Great Movies You Might Have Missed - Splendor in the Grass Join us for the next in our series of monthly screenings of some of the most highly regarded movies of all time. This month's Oscar winner has been called "a love story unlike any others!!" Black Rock Branch Library 2705 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT  06605  
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
  Thursday, May 6th at 6:00 MOTHER DAUGHTER TEA for girls 5-10 and their mothers (or grandmas or aunts.) Call NOW For a reservation since space is quite limited!  Call for a reservation at 203-337-9676 SUMMER READING COMING UP!!! Get ready for summer reading at all the Bridgeport Public Libraries. Mark your calendars now for the kick-off at Playhouse on the Green, Wednesday, June 30th at 6 p.m. when Arm of the Starfish will present a lively puppet show. TO get in: Show up with a CURRENT BRIDGEPORT LIBRARY CARD!  First come first serve!  All summer, there will be activities all summer long to inspire, entertain and keep your kids excited about reading! The children's staff will be visiting classrooms across the city to Make a Splash about our reading program! Join us! Bina Williams, Chi...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
6:30 PM Tuesday May 4th  Blackjack Guru Richard Harvey Will Show You How To Win! The Black Rock Branch Library presents Richard Harvey, bestselling blackjack book author. 6:30 PM Tuesday May 11th  Great Movies You Might Have Missed - Splendor in the Grass"A LOVE STORY UNLIKE ANY OTHERS !!" 6:30 PM Thursday May 13th Haiti, Before and After: a Photographic Journey  Featuring the work of Marc Regis, who will share fresh photos from the relief efforts during his January 2010 visit, as well as work from his collection of photojournalism on Haiti. 6:30 PM Thursday May 20th Bridgeport,War Boom Town 1915 - 1919 with Dr. Cecelia F. Bucki  Join us for aninformative and fascinating discussion of Bridgeport in its industrial heyday.  6:30 PM Tuesday May 25th  Recycling Workshop with Julio Reinoso ...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Please join us for a Mother's Day Tea and Art Reception    featuring New Works by Jill Harrington Nichols and Elia Fused Glass On Saturday May 8th 2-4 PM   Jill's Art will be on display from May 5th-June 3rd at   Framemakers Picture Framing and Art Gallery 3142 Fairfield Ave. in Black Rock Section of Bridgeport, Connecticut (Between Tavollinis And Taco Loco) 203-338-0332   Come to the reception and get your coupon for a free round of Mini-Golf  at the new "Pirates of Fortune and Perils of the Deep"  Black Light Mini-Golf at the Batting Cage.      Click here for to view the slide show of the  Designs and Murals that I created for the Indoor Mini-Golf. http://www.jillnichols.com/Black_Light_Murals/
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Vines & Vignettes: A Garden Fantasy Tour to debut in Black Rock on June 5 - a fundraiser for school a feast for garden enthusiasts Vines & Vignettes: A Garden Fantasy Tour is a unique garden experience and fundraiser on the grounds of the historic Rose Cottage (62 Old Battery Rd) in the heart of Black Rock will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 5.  The rain date is Sunday, June 6. 
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