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Into the Mind of Gathering of the Vibes Founder Ken Hays

  Returning once again to Bridgeport’s beloved Seaside Park and one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s must see music festivals of the summer, Gathering of the Vibes and its tribe of merry patrons will take residence July 31 through August 3.   Keeping in spectacular tradition like former Bridgeport mayor and circus extraordinaire P.T. Barnum and his “Greatest Show on Earth” Gathering of the Vibes boasts Read More →

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More Bands added to Vibes Lineup

BRIDGEPORT – Gathering of the Vibes is incredibly excited to announce the latest round of band additions to the East Coast’s premier music and camping festival, celebrating its 19th year. Live electronic music explorers Lotus headline Friday night, August 2nd, with a tribute to the Talking Heads, titled “Lotus: Talking Heads Deconstructed.” According to the band, for this special set, “Lotus (and special guests) will Read More →

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2014 Bridgeport Arts Fest

The 5th annual celebration of local and original arts, culture, and entertainment in downtown Bridgeport on Saturday, July 12 at McLevy Green beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.! The Arts Fest is a family- and community-friendly affair and is FREE to attend. Enjoy a full day of music, live performances, interactive art, demonstrations, great food, and amazing work by artists, artisans and crafters. The Read More →

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Your Guide to the Barnum Festival Great Street Parade

The Great Street Parade Sunday, June 29th at 12 noon Sponsored by People’s United Bank Begins at the corner of North, Clinton and Brooklawn Avenues FREE Celebrate our community! A great musical street parade with drum corps, bands, dancers, drill teams, clowns, creative floats, giant balloons and some Barnum-sized surprises. Bring your family, neighbors, and friends to cheer the 66th Annual Barnum Festival Great Street Read More →

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Coleman Carnival at the Shoreline Star Greyhound Park through July 8th

Coleman Carnival will be at the Shoreline Star Greyhound Park in Bridgeport on June 27 – July 8. Weekdays at 6 p.m. and weekends at 2 p.m.  

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Pleasure Beach Opens 18 Years after Fire Destroys Bridge

  BRIDGEPORT- Nearly two decades after a fire destroyed cottages and a bridge connecting to Pleasure Beach, officials say the gem of Bridgeport is officially re-opened. In a press release sent out Saturday the city said they are re-opening the beautiful 71 acre park to the public and that they will be providing free water taxis to and from the beach. Pleasure Beach has been Read More →

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Black Rock Farmers Market Begins

Black Rock Farmers Market Located in the historic, quaint neighborhood of Black Rock, Bridgeport, near St. Mary’s … The Black Rock Farmers Market is held on Saturdays from 9-1 from June through October. Our Mission The mission of the Black Rock Farmers Market is to serve as a community gathering place where local and organic farmers, producers and artisans can offer fresh agricultural and related Read More →

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Spring Clean Clothing Drive

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Barnum Museum Events

  (Bridgeport, CT – May 30, 2014) — The Barnum Museum will feature an amazingly original display, Themed presentation of small sculptures created with found objects, many of them incorporating old industrial parts and small tools.  The components are not altered in any way, but are assembled into whimsical sculptures suggestive of the lively energy and humor that characterizes the circus.  The assemblages give “new Read More →

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Buddy Guy and Los Lobos at the Klein

Buddy Guy is a living legend. From 1953 on, he has been a name to know in the blues. He was a member of Muddy Waters’ band in the sixties, and house guitarist at the Chess Records; his influence can be seen in guitarists like Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Buddy Guy is known far and wide as one of the greatest guitarists of Read More →

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Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Robbers

 Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two people who held up a Wood Avenue restaurant Tuesday. The New China Restaurant, 1550 Wood Ave., was robbed at gunpoint by two black males at approximately 10:05 p.m. The suspects stole a small amount of cash and the store owner’s iPhone. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michael Fiumidinisi at 203-581-5246.  

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Barnum Festival Announces Connecticut Vocal Competition

Step Right Up! The Barnum Festival Announces Connecticut Vocal Competition Barnum’s Got Talent, The Search For The Greatest Voice On Earth All ages are welcome starting from 11 years and up. The top selected vocalists from four age groups will each receive a $500 cash prize. Auditions, the first step in the process, will take place June 1, 2:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 275 Read More →

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Juneteenth Parade Seeks Participant & Vendors

  THERE IS STILL TIME TO SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN THE JUNETEENTH PARADE. CALL 203-334-0400 FOR FURTHER DETAILS. Click here to Download Forms    

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Harbor Brew Festival Slated for September 20th

The Harbor Light Foundation has planned an unforgettable beer festival for all of our attendees. Please join us Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 12pm – 5pm in the ball park at Harbor Yard for the third annual Harbor Brew Fest. The event will tap off with a limited attendance Brewers Special from 12pm – 1pm. General Admission will begin at 1pm and we will pour Read More →

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Bridgeport’s First Archaeology Week

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Connecticut Comiconn!

Connecticut Comiconn! August 15-17 Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, Conn Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day Event! Connecticut ComiCONN celebrates its 5th annual event with a move to the Webster Bank Arena and expands to a 3-Day event! To meet the demands of its’ ever-growing fan base, Connecticut ComiCONN (a.k.a. ComiCONN) has moved to a larger venue and added additional days to its Read More →

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THE BIGGEST SNEAKER SHOW IN CONNECTICUT HISTORY!

Connecticut Sneaker Show Sunday, May 4th, 2014   When: Sunday, May 4th, 2014 Time: 11am-5pm   125 vendors buying, selling & trading rare kicks and street wear.  Special guest appearances by some of the biggest entertainers & collectors. Craziest raffle ever! Raffling off: Yeezy 2 Red Octobers OG Shadow Grey 10′s OG Bunny 8′s & More! Enter to win individual contest: Best OG Jordan Best Read More →

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Created Characters: Barnum’s Transformation of the Ordinary to the Extraordinary

Wednesday, April 23, at 12:15 p.m. – Sneak Peek continues this week with Created Characters: Barnum’s Transformation of the Ordinary to the Extraordinary The monthly Sneak Peek series continues with Created Characters: Barnum’s Transformation of the Ordinary to the Extraordinary. This lunchtime program will feature artifacts that reveal the true stories behind Barnum’s ‘cast of characters’ from the Feejee Mermaid to Tom Thumb. During this Read More →

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Planetarium Show To Feature Live Performance By Legendary Folk-Rock Duo

    Planetarium Show To Feature Live Performance By Legendary Folk-Rock Duo Aztec Two-Step What: Aztec Two-Step performs at Discovery Planetarium Show When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm Where: Discovery Museum & Planetarium, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 Tickets: $25 http://discoverymuseum.org/museum/museum/events/musicunderthestars.html or 203-372-3521 Bridgeport, CT – Renowned folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step will perform a magical acoustic concert under a celestial display of Read More →

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BRL Sunglass Shuffle Pub Crawl

Clear your calendar because It’s going down! The guys who brought SantaCon to Black Rock are at it again! The BRL Sunglass Shuffle kicks off on May 10th Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This kickoff to summer bar crawl is going to be epic! The crawl begins at registration at 3pm. Be sure to come to registration to redeem your Read More →

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2014 Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Schedule of Parade Events Join the parade committee and fellow Irishmen to celebrate a day of Irish heritage and culture. 8:00 a.m. – Mass at Saint Augustine Cathedral celebrated by Most Reverend Frank Joseph Caggiano, S.T.D., D.D. Bishop of Bridgeport 9:15 a.m. – Flag raising at City Hall with The Honorable Bill Finch, Mayor of Bridgeport 10:00 a.m. – Grand Marshal’s Breakfast*, Grand Ballroom, Bridgeport Read More →

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Construction Begins on Police Memorial Honoring Fallen Officers

BRIDGEPORT–  The city broke ground this week on a memorial to honor  the 12 Bridgeport police officers who died in the line of duty. “This is an inherently dangerous job,” said Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr., “and it is so important to honor and remember the people who gave their lives protecting our citizens. But it is more than that. This memorial is for Read More →

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The Bobby Paltauf Band CD Release Party

CD Release Party Announced at B.R.Y.A.C with John Popper The Bobby Paltauf Band CD Release Party will be at BRYAC Restaurant & Raw Bar in Black Rock, CT on Sunday, March 9th.  They hit a 6pm, and then a 8pm Stir Fried featuring Buddy Cage, Mookie Siegel, & John Popper hit!!  Tickets are available at BRYAC- Be sure to get them now!!! Bobby Paltauf Band- Read More →

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Through a Different Lens: 19th Century Women Photographers in Conn.

BRIDGEPORT-Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. – In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Barnum Museum will offer a program Through a Different Lens: 19th Century Women Photographers in Connecticut. The illustration talk will be presented by Tasha Caswell, and will feature Bridgeport photographer Harriet V.S. Thorne. Thorne is one of the three women photographers in the Connecticut Historical Society’s current exhibition, Through a Different Read More →

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Monster Jam at Webster Bank Arena

Monster Jam Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, CT March 7-9, 2014 Featuring Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Carl Van Horn, Madusa®, Higher Education driven by Jim Tracy, Iron Warrior driven by Trey Meyers, Thrasher driven by Pat Summa and Shockwave driven by Bill Braukman!! Subject to change without notice. Day Gates Open Show Time Pit Party Buy Tickets Read Reviews Friday 6:30PM 7:30PM Click Read More →

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Ninth Annual Black Rock Rocks

  Tickets will cost $25 for adults, which will give admission to all venues throughout the course of the event. They are available the day of the show at any of our 4 venues! (BYRAC, Tautog Tavern, Acoustic Cafe & Fire Engine Pizza)   Children between 12-20 years of age enter for $5, and children under 12 enter for free.* *Children under the age of Read More →

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City: Frenchtown Dog’s living conditions OK

BRIDGEPORT–  A dog living at a Frenchtown road residence in the north end of Bridgeport appears to be in good health police said Tuesday. Neighbors had complained about the dog’s enclosure, telling police the dog was being kept outside in the cold and that there was no where for the animal to relieve itself police said. Police spokesman Bill Kaempffer said Tuesday that the city’s animal control officers visited Read More →

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Dial M for Murder

Fri 2/21 8:00pm , Sat 2/22 8:00pm , Sun 2/23 5:00pm THE STORY:  Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…not everything Read More →

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Finch Declares Snow Emergency

Mayor Finch Declares Snow Emergency for 8 p.m. Tonight Vehicles must be moved to ‘even-numbered’ side of the street by 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 12)  BRIDGEPORT, CT (February 12, 2014) – Mayor Bill Finch has declared a Snow Emergency beginning at 8 p.m. tonight (Feb. 12) in anticipation of the snowstorm which is expected to begin in the early morning hours on Thursday and Read More →

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Who’s Next Performs at the Bijou

   Seek no further, Who’s Next (The Ultimate Who Tribute Show) presents an amazing journey celebrating the best of The Who at the Bijou Theater in Bridgeport. Complete with costume changes and a video show to capture The Who’s sound more accurately, the band uses replicas of The Who’s instruments and amplification to recreate the most powerful sound ever to hit a stage. Who’s Next Read More →

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SPANK – THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY

  Spank The Fifty Shades ParodyIt’s time for the saucy book that caused a world sensation to get SPANKED!   SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parod is the hilarious musical that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud with this new imagining of the characters as they come to life with sharp-witted comedy, musical Read More →

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Common Threads Art Exhibit at City Lights

Thu, February 20, 5:30pm – 7:00pm Where City Lights Gallery, Markle Court, Bridgeport, CT, United States map Calendar City of Bridgeport’s Celebration of Black History Month 2014 Description An art exhibit of African, Afro-Caribbean, Afro Latino and African America Artists who work with fabric. Works will include original quilts by Mary Lee Bendolph and Loretta Pettway Bennett, Batik quilts from Nigeria by world acclaimed Nigerian Read More →

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Harlem Globetrotters at Webster Bank Arena

Harlem Globetrotters February 21st, 2014 The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will take fan interaction to a new level when the 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour comes to the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Online voting is now open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule, where all fans can choose which new game-changing rules they want to see in their hometown. With a Read More →

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THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA 30 LEADS TO BRIDGEPORT

WWE VIP Experience Presents WWE Live Road to WrestleMania! Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA 30 LEADS TO BRIDGEPORT! See all of your favorite WWE Superstars including: John Cena vs. Randy Orton – WWE World Heavyweight Championship STEEL CAGE Match – Sheamus vs. Kane Rey Mysterio and The Rhodes Brothers vs. Alberto Del Rio and The New Age Outlaws Also Read More →

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Officers Resuscitate Man Who Collapsed While Shoveling

BRIDGEPORT– Bridgeport police officers were flagged down late Thursday and discovered an unresponsive man who collapsed while shoveling snow for a neighbor. The officers conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the 53-year-old male, who did not have a pulse, while awaiting medical personnel. The man remains in critical condition at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center. “These officers put their training to work and saved a life,” said Police Read More →

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WPKN’s Music on Film Series JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY1

WPKN Music on Film Series Presents: Jazz on a Summer’s Day with LIVE DJ! Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It’s a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at a particular time and place. (via Read More →

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Slightly Stoopid Come to the Klein

You can’t go wrong with a band that got their first big break from the late Bradley Nowell. For over a decade these Sublime protégés have been concocting an infectious brew of SoCal reggae, ska, and an arsenal of Krazy Glue-catchy hooks. The magic of Slightly Stoopid is their patented laid back yet groove-heavy southern California feel where guitars and horns provide the perfect counter Read More →

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Police Look for Missing College Professor

BRIDGEPORT—Police believe the 39-year-old adjunct professor at Housatonic Community College, who disappeared more than a month ago, may be in danger. Jarvis Smith was last seen by family members on on Dec. 28th, dressed in business attire for work, police said. Police describe Smith as 5-foot-6 with a stocky build and weighing 190 pounds and being clean shaven with frame classes and a bald head. Read More →

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Bridgeport Declares Snow Emergency

BRIDGEPORT- Due to the upcoming projected winter storm, Mayor Bill Finch has declared a snow emergency in the City beginning at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, January 2. During a snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted Snow Emergency streets or be subject to fines and towing. Alternate-side-of-the-street parking rules are in effect for all other streets throughout the City in order to allow snow Read More →

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Bridgeport is Gotham City

BRIDGEPORT- Speculation over whether the fictional home of Batman, Gotham City, is actually based after Bridgeport, Connecticut just became a little more clearer.  Back in 2011 during the airing of a show called  “Young Justice” a cartoon series that follows the lives of teenaged heroes and sidekicks who are members of a fictional group called The Team, they reveal for the first time the mysterious location of Read More →

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Fireworks Extravaganza at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard

Saturday, August 17, 6:05 p.m. vs. Lancaster (5:05 p.m. gates) Join the Bluefish for a unique Fireworks Extravaganza at the ballpark. Watch the ‘Fish light up the opposition on the field before they light up the skies. It’s also Orange Night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. All Orange residents are encouraged to join the Bluefish as we celebrate the community.

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9-Year-Old Serves as Bridgeport Police Chief For a Day

  BRIDGEPORT – Conner Berry didn’t let the power go to his head when he served as Chief for the Day at the Bridgeport Police Department. “At first I was a little scared but now I’m excited,” said Connor, a 4th grader this year at St. Andrew’s School and the Police Chief of Bridgeport on Monday. “It’s amazing.” Connor won the job through a silent Read More →

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Scooter Operator Run Over by Tractor Trailer

BRIDGEPORT–A 62-year-old city man suffered serious injuries after he was run over by a tractor trailer. The accident happened at about 2 p.m. Monday. According to police, the semi was backing up into MJ Metal Inc. in the area of Wordin Avenue when the victim, who was riding a scooter, somehow ended up beneath it. The circumstances remain under investigation. The victim was conscious and Read More →

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Comedian Ralphie May at the Klein Theatre

Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Ralphie May recently released his record-setting fourth one-hour special for Comedy Central titled “Too Big To Ignore,” proving that his relatable comedic genius is in higher demand than ever. Since his debut on Season 1 of “Last Comic Standing,” audiences can’t get enough of the larger than life comedian.  Ralphie has a proven track record of selling Read More →

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Emily Danger Band at the Bijou Theatre

8/9/2013 – Emily Danger Band, Fri, August 9, 8pm – 11pm The Bijou Theatre Emily Danger Band Fri, August 9, 8pm – 11pm The Bijou Theatre Live music, Emily Danger pushes the definition of indie rock while providing a one-of-a-kind listening experience. The world has yet to be exposed to music so richly unique and layered with talent.” (“Lemonade Magazine”). Emily Danger is a dark Read More →

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Farmers Markets

8/7/2013 – East Side Farmer’s Market, Wednesday Aug 7, 10 am – 2 pm East Side Farmers Market July 10 – Oct. 30 752 East Main Street Wednesdays 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Presented by Wholesome Wave   8/8/2013 – Downtown Bridgeport Farmer’s Market, Aug 8, 11am – 4pm Downtown Bridgeport Farmers Market Bank Street at McLevy Green July 11 – Oct 31 Thursdays 11 a.m Read More →

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Connecticut Free Shakespeare Presents: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Wednesday, August 7 through Sunday, August 11 8 p.m. Directed by Ellen Lieberman, Connecticut Free Shakespeare (CFS) will be performing at McLevy Green in Downtown Bridgeport for five nights beginning Wednesday, August 7 through Sunday, August 11. All shows begin at 8 p.m Ellen Lieberman, Artistic Director of CFS, says A Midsummer Night’s Dream is “Shakespeare’s most magical and romantic comedy. It’s also the play Read More →

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Free Family Fishing Day at Beardsley Zoo

Free Family Fishing Day Date: Wed, 08/07/2013 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm Join staff from DEEP (Department of Energy & Environmental Protection) at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo for a free Family Fishing Day!  DEEP will provide all equipment and bait and will guide your family through a fun catch-and-release fishing trip in Beardsley Park.  Space is limited – please contact the Education Department at 203-394-6563 to pre-register Read More →

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Demons in Bridgeport

By Jay Lederman BRIDGEPORT-It was received by police as an “unknown help call” one of many made in 1974 by a Bridgeport family who claimed their Lindley Street home was haunted. Four-decades later, the Bridgeport case is being brought to light once again, this time following the release of the instantly popular horror movie “The Conjuring” the tale of a Rhode Island family who is Read More →

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Police Offer Tips to Prevent Burglaries

  BRIDGEPORT– Burglaries remain down by 17 percent in the city this year but a recent uptick prompted police to launch preventative patrols in two areas. “Both violent and property crime continue to trend downward, and that’s great news,” said Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr.  “But as we analyze our data on a daily basis, we’ve noticed increase in burglaries in two areas of Read More →

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Family Asks for Help Locating Stolen Dog

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Blighted Property on Revere Street Demiolished

  BRIDGEPORT – As the clawed excavator ripped though the blighted building, Ann-Marie Griffith looked to the future. “This is just the beginning. We’re really looking forward of seeing what’s to come,” she said, looking on with her two sons and husband as heavy machinery knocked down 55 1/2 Revere St. The demolition is viewed as the latest step in a planned revitalization of the Read More →

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Second day of Vibes a memorable one

BRIDGEPORT-They carried themselves well. They were the remaining members of a free loving drug subdued culture who paved the way for the modern day hipster. But they weren’t hipsters at all, they were a breed of their own, and they knew they were among a  dying breed. Deeply submerged into a cultural movement, the likes of a Height Ashbury side street global consciousness, ripped straight  Read More →

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Police still unable to locate family memebers of man who died at Vibes

BRIDGEPORT- Festival goers at the Gathering of the Vibes Friday were saddened to find out a man had died earlier that day, meanwhile police said they are still looking for a family member to get in touch with. There was an unresponsive 40-year-old man who was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead from an alleged overdose police said. “I’m having an incredible amount Read More →

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Sights and sounds from around the Vibes

Sights and sounds from the 2013 Gathering of the Vibes arts and music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn. Click here for more photos

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Vibes goers roll away the dew

  BRIDGEPORT—the rain didn’t seem to be spreading any good vibes Thursday at the 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes arts and music festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, but it didn’t seem to matter to most people anyway. Gathered by the thousands,Thursday’s display of good feelings was mostly for weekend campers who were granted access into the festival grounds one day earlier than day Read More →

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It Pays to be a Bridgeport Resident This Weekend

If you love live music — all kinds of music – jam bands, bluegrass, jazz, blues, funk, indie, EDM — then you don’t want to miss this! If you’re a Bridgeport resident, you DEFINITELY want to take advantage of an incredible discount just for you: $75 for all 3 days of Gathering of the Vibes music festival. Click here to view the full musical lineup.   Read More →

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Gathering of the Vibes Schedule

THURSDAY Consider The Source 12:00PM-1:15PM Borboletta 1:45PM-3:00PM Nigel Hall Band 3:30PM-4:45PM Wild Adriatic 4:00PM-5:15PM Ryan Montbleau Band 5:35PM-6:45PM Original Strangefolk 7:00PM-8:30PM Dark Star Orchestra 9:00PM-1:00AM Late Night! Kung Fu and the Dojo Allstars 1:05AM-3:00AM   FRIDAY Jimkata 11:00AM-12:15PM Assembly of Dust 12:45-2:00PM David Gans 12:35PM-1:50PM  The Revivalists 2:05PM-3:45PM Railroad Earth 2:30PM-4:00PM John Scofield Uberjam 4:10PM-5:30PM Galactic 4:30PM-6:00PM Lord Huron 6:00PM-7:15PM Tedeschi Trucks Band 6:30PM-8:15PM Phil Read More →

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GOTV Family Day & Discount Prices for Bridgeport Residents

  BRIDGEPORT – Sunday July 28 is Connecticut Family Day at Gathering of the Vibes. A day for families to come together and enjoy great music, fun activities and time together; Connecticut Family Day features: painting on a community mural, children’s entertainers, face painting, hair wraps, arts & crafts, dancing with life-sized puppets, trips to the BioBus, ride the 85 ft high Ferris wheel, or Read More →

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2013 Gathering of the Vibes Lineup

              Phil Lesh and Friends featuring John Scofield, John Medeski, Joe Russo and John Kadlecik (two nights), The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, John Butler Trio, Galactic, the funky METERS, Railroad Earth, John Scofield Uberjam, Fishbone and more will be at the 2013 Gathering of the Vibes. The festival will also feature late-night Read More →

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Gathering of the Vibes welcome Warren Haynes & Gov’t Mule

    Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule Return to the 18th Annual Gathering of the Vibes Festival  Legendary Saxophonist Bill Evans Joins Line-up as Weekend Featured Guest Artist Late Night Performances Now Open to Single Day Ticket Holders   Bridgeport, Conn. – The Vibes is thrilled to welcome Warren Haynes & Gov’t Mule back to Seaside Park following the band’s triumphant performance at the Mountain Jam Music Read More →

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From the Ringmaster’s Mouth: Q&A With Ken Hays

By D.C. Weidenfeller It’s getting closer to that magical time of year, an event that attracts people from far and near and it is returning yet again to Seaside Park July 25-28  for the eighteenth year in a row, the Gathering of the Vibes music festival. Fittingly occupying the very land that former Bridgeport mayor and entertainer, P.T. Barnum gave to the city in 1865, Read More →

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Gathering of the Vibes Family Day Sunday July 28

BRIDGEPORT–Gathering of the Vibes music, arts & camping festival returns once again to the water’s edge at Bridgeport, Connecticut’s 370-Acre Seaside Park July 25-38 to celebrate its 18th year. Four days of exceptional live music including over forty bands, eclectic food & craft vendors, Kids Corner, the School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage and a ‘Sustainability Village’ that highlights local and national non-profit organizations. The Read More →

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Countdown Comes to a Close for 18th Gathering of the Vibes

 BRIDGEPORT – July 25th – 28th, 2013 – Gathering of the Vibes is only two weeks away from its 18th year, returning once again to the water’s edge at Bridgeport, Connecticut’s 370-Acre Seaside Park. Weekend Camping Passes are currently priced at $225. Single Day Tickets and Single Day VIPs can also be purchased. All tickets are available online at www.GOVIBES.com. Connecticut residents, Bridgeport city employees Read More →

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Warehouse fire heats up eastside

BRIDGEPORT–It took Firefighters more than two hours to extinguish a fire Wednesday at an abandoned warehouse on the corner of Kossuth Street and Stratford Avenue. They are used to coming to the location, and have put of fires there previously firefighters said. Firefighters were not sent inside the building due to structure damage from previous fires they said.

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Sights and sounds of the 4th annual Bridgeport Arts festival at McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport. Glass making artist Dylan Cotton, of Wilton, creates glass spiders during the 4th Annual Bridgeport Arts Festival on McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport, Conn. on Saturday July 13, 2013. Cotton operates Hot Spot Glass Studio in Fairfield.

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2 locations open as cooling stations during heatwave

BRIDGEPORT – Mayor Bill Finch and Greater Bridgeport Transit officials have announced that the Greater Bridgeport Transit Main Bus Terminal at 710 Water St., will be open as a cooling station from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Friday, July 19. Mayor Finch urged residents to take precautions during this period of high heat and humidity by staying hydrated and staying indoors in air conditioned Read More →

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Bridgeport Bluefish, Homerun For Heroes

Saturday, July 13, 6:05 p.m. vs. Long Island (5:05 p.m. gates) The Bridgeport Bluefish and Sikorsky encourage everyone to join us for a Homerun For Heroes Charity Fundraiser and Fireworks Extravaganza to commemorate our areas veterans. The evening will feature pre-game activities, on-field and between-inning events and a post-game fireworks display. Information and support services will also be available to veterans. It’s also New Canaan Read More →

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Bridgeport Arts Fest Guide Saturday, July 13

        The City of Bridgeport and Downtown Special Services District is pleased to announce the 4th annual Bridgeport Arts Fest! Taking place on Saturday, July 13, the Bridgeport Arts Fest is one of the area’s most exciting celebrations of LOCAL + ORIGINAL creativity. This year we’re planning: Arts Fest Guide Activities and Demonstrations | 10am – 6pm 11:00 | Seaside Bike Ride Read More →

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Black Rock Garden Party

  The Black Rock Garden Club invites you to attend their Party in the Garden fundraiser on Saturday, July 20th from 6 PM – 9 PM at the Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue.  Proceeds will benefit Cook and Grow, an after-school program founded by Chef Mona Jackson that teaches kitchen safety, food preparation, cooking, nutrition, and how to be an informed consumer.  There Read More →

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City Hopes to Relieve Eastside Food Accessibility Issues

  BRIDGEPORT– City officials announced Tuesday a new location will be added to the annual farmers market to help relieve food accessibility issues experienced on the city’s east side. Officials said the East End is what health officials describe as a “food desert,” an area with little to no access to fresh food and residents living there don’t have access to a full-service grocery store Read More →

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Citywide Traffic Enforcement Coming Soon

BRIDGEPORT—Mayor Bill Finch’s office announced today there will be an increase citywide effort to reduce traffic issues that have recently been plaguing the streets. The city’s “Traffic Calming Plan” will attempt to prevent and reduce injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents around the city. In addition to city wide coverage, the Mayor’s Office said the city’s traffic division will conduct motor vehicle enforcement around schools, Read More →

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City Officials Urge Residents to “Cool Off”

  BRIDGEPORT– Mayor Bill Finch and Greater Bridgeport Transit officials urge City residents to come to the Greater Bridgeport Transit Main Bus Terminal at 710 Water St., to cool off today, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and throughout the weekend. The Cooling Station will be open today, Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.   “High temperatures and Read More →

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Downtown Bridgeport Farmers Market

Downtown Bridgeport Farmers Market Bank Street at McLevy Green July11-October 31, 2013   Every Thursday: 11am- 4p.m. FREE PARKING with purchase Last thursdays: 11am-6pm extended market First Saturday: 11am-4pm with Family activities Fresh Local produce Flowers Baked goods

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Bridgeport Fire Department Deputy Chief Retires After 36 Years

  BRIDGEPORT – Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Porzelt retired Friday after 36 years on the Bridgeport Fire Department. In his three-and-a-half decades, he saved lives, witnessed death, responded to some of the city’s largest catastrophes — and had a hard time retiring. “He’s a good friend and a better firefighter,” said Fire Chief Brian Rooney. “He served this city well for a very long time.” Read More →

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Bridgeport Wingding Promo Video

  Check out our new promotional video!

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Mayor Bill Finch Says Enjoy the Summer, But Stay Safe

BRIDGEPORT—With summer upon us, Mayor Bill Finch, Police Chief Joseph Gaudett and Fire Chief Brian Rooney hope people enjoy fireworks, swimming in Long Island Sound, cookouts and companionship. But the reality is there are dangers. Legal fireworks burn white hot and can cause serious burns. Illegal fireworks can cause devastating injuries. A cool respite in Long Island Sound or a local lake sounds appealing but Read More →

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City Holds Fundraiser for Memorial to Honor Fallen Officers

  BRIDGEPORT – On Monday, July 1, 2013, a fundraiser will be held for the Bridgeport Police Department Memorial, which will be built outside Police Headquarters at 300  Congress St. The memorial will honor all Bridgeport police officers who died in the line of duty. “We all know the job police do is dangerous,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “Officers here in Bridgeport and across the country do Read More →

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Conn. governor OKs law recognizing new 1st aviator

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut now officially recognizes a local aviator as the first man to fly. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday that he signed into law a measure insisting that German-born aviator and Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead flew in 1901, two years before Wilbur and Orville Wright lifted off from Kitty Hawk, N.C. Whitehead’s supporters say they’re correcting a historical mistake. Supporters of Read More →

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Bridgeport Fireworks at Seaside Park

Bridgeport: Thursday, June 28 will mark the Bridgeport Fireworks at 9:30p.m. at Seaside Park.

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Downtown Thursdays Presents: Natural Wonder

  Thursday, June 20, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. McLevy Green Bank Street Bridgeport, CT                   Check out two great bands on June 20 that bring you the best of R&B and soul, Natural Wonder and The Chords!  Downtown Thursdays is excited to present its first doubleheader of the 2013 season on the longest Thursday night of Read More →

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FESTIVUS at Ray Kelly’s

      BRIDGEPORT—Kick off Black Rock Weekend with Ray Kelly’s annual FESTIVUS, the biggest Black Rock music event of the year begining  June, 7-9. The event will take place the weekend of  the Black Rock Parade, and feature over 30 local bands, food vendors, drinks and more. Live performances by Deeken Bros; Quick sand band’s son, Father time, One of These Days, and Second Street Read More →

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Barnum Pub Fest

Barnum Pub Fest June, 7 Eight participating restaurants and pubs! Barnum Publick House The Bijou Theatre Two Boots Bare Tapas and Vino Murphy’s Law Tiago’s Metric Bar and Grill Blue Martini Lounge at the Holiday Inn   $20 passport at participating destinations provides reduced-price specialty drinks, light buffet, and admission to The Bijou Theatre where you can rock out to the music of Billy Genaurio Read More →

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BEDLAM AT THE BIJOU: Before They were Remakes

BEDLAM AT THE BIJOU presents ‘Before They Were Remakes’ Thursday, June 20, a the Bijou Theatre, downtown Bridgeport   Although much maligned, the horror remake is not always the worst thing in the world. It seems that remaking the classics of horror has been Hollywood’s favorite shortcut for decades, but every now and then, they get it right. Two great examples of this would be Read More →

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Improvements Slated for Steelpointe Harbor Project

    BRIDGEPORT –  City, state and federal dignitaries joined Mayor Bill Finch and the Christoph family of Bridgeport Landing Development in breaking ground at Steel Point peninsula, formalizing the $11 million in TIGER grant funding being used for critical infrastructure work on the 50-acre parcel. The $11 million grant, the largest in the City’s history, will be used for the construction and modernization of roadways Read More →

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FUN at Webster Bank Arena

FUN. with Special Guests Tegan and Sara September 28th, 2013 After winning the Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Song Of The Year FUN. is bringing its one-of-a-kind concert to Webster Bank Arena! This will be the band’s only regional performance this fall so don’t miss your chance to see FUN. perform chart topping hits like “Some Nights” and “Carry On”.  

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“Jon’s Last Jam” Benift Fundraiser

  MONROE— Please join us on Saturday, May, 4 at Up in Smoke Cigar shop in Monroe, CT for a fundraiser benifit honoring the late Jon Haydostian. Jon tragically passed away last Dec. leaving behind two young daughters. Please help us honor Jon by celebrating his “last jam.” The benift will begin at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Up in Smoke Cigar shop, 466 Main Read More →

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Stamford Alive @ Five Summer Lineup Announced

STAMFORD— The city’s Alive @ Five summer concert series lineup has been announced, and it’s been expanded to eight weeks this year. The shows all take place in Columbus Park and headliners include the likes of country legend Wynonna, Poison frontman Brett Michaels, Bob Dylan’s sons band the Wallflowers and everyone’s favorite smooth baritone, Michael McDonald. June 20: The Wallflowers June 27: The Mavericks July 11: Ryan Cabrera July Read More →

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Bob Dylan and My Morning Jacket Come to Bridgeport

      BRIDGEPORT—AmericanaramA Festival of  Music will feature performances by Bob Dylan and his band, Wilco and My Morning Jacket, as well as Ryan Bingham at the Ball Park at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT on Friday, July, 19.   Credit: broadwayworld.com   Tempest, Bob Dylan’s 35th studio album , was released by Columbia Records in September 2012. The album of all new material, written Read More →

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Good Golly Miss Molly: the New Party Drug

  BRIDGEPORT—They shook hands inside the packed bar eagerly waiting to meet Molly. The room was filled with anticipation, and any moment Molly would arrive to light the place up “she’s never late,” one of them said with a puzzled look on his face. He smiled briefly pausing to pull a small bag out from inside his jean pocket. They put out their hands, gently Read More →

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Bluefish Opening Night

  Bridgeport Bluefish vs. York Revolution Apr 263 2013 ( Fri ) @ 07:05 PM THE BALLPARK at HARBOR YARD 500 Main Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604

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Turbine and the Mushroom Cloud at Acoustic Cafe

  CSMP presents Turbine with special guests The Mushroom Cloud live at the Acoustic Cafe on Saturday, April, 27 (2926 Fairfield Ave) in Bridgeport, CT. 21+ | $8 | 9PM     Turbine is a New York City-based quartet  forged over the last five years, starting when it was a tenacious duo comprised of guitarist / singer and primary songwriter Jeremy Hilliard and harmonicist / rhythm guitarist Read More →

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Get Down for Newtown

**Location has been changed from the Klein Auditorium to The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport! Join us for an afternoon of funk, blues, rock and soul featuring the best lineup of local bands ever assembled on one stage: Pocket Full of Soul What Up Funk Rubber City Blues Band Kathy Thompson Band. …And other special guests! Doors open at 2pm Live music 3pm to7pm Read More →

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Finch Declares Snow Emergency

  With the lack of success the city had prior to last month’s blizzard about informing residents to move their cars, it’s no suprise that yesterday mayor Bill Finch issued a ‘Snow Eergency’ for the city, and if you think Parking on Snow Emergency Streets won’t jeopardize the city’s clean up effort, think again.   To better assist emergency responders and City public works crews in Read More →

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2013 Greater Bridgeport St Patricks Day Parade

March 15, 2013 to March 15, 2013  Time : Parade starts at noon  Other events of the day are Mass at Saint Augustine Cathedral at 8 a.m.; Grand Marshal’s Breakfast at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn With performances by The Sheeaun Academy of Irish Dance, 10 a.m.; Line up at Harbor Yard, 11 a.m.; Grand Marshal’s Luncheon & Awards Ceremony at Bridgeport Holiday Inn With performances Read More →

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New York Funk Exchange in Bridgeport

          New York Funk Exchange Mar 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM Acoustic Cafe - Get Directions 2926 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06605   Pricing $7.00 AT DOOR Description New York Funk Exchange Acoustic Cafe 03/21/2013 09:00 PM EDT $7.00 AT DOOR   New York Funk Exchange Combining the talents of Serena Fortier (vocals), Ray Holman (drums/vocals), Matt Fox (bass guitar), Jamey Zebrack Read More →

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BEDLAM at the BIJOU: Attack of the B-Movies!

Events JoinMaybeDecline Brian Solomon invited you. BEDLAM AT THE BIJOU: Attack of the B-Movies! Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:00pm The Bijou Theatre 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604 View Map · Get Directions         Look up thephrase “So bad they’re good,” and you just might find these two movies. For decades, moviegoers have loved bad films almost as much as they love great films. But Read More →

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Taste of Black Rock, Beer and Wine Tasting

    TASTE OF BLACK ROCK BEER & WINE TASTING Saturday, March 2nd the Burroughs Community Center will be hosting a “Taste of Black Rock” Beer & Wine Tasting from 7:30-10:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Center. In addition to the beer and wine, there will be food from many of Black Rock’s finest eateries, an art show featuring the work of local artists, Read More →

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Sound Tigers Season Update

  Share|Share on myspaceShare on googleShare on facebookShare on twitter Export schedules to Outlook / iCal       Hockey – 2012-13 Schedule Date Opponent Location Time (ET) Results Media   Thu, Oct 04  Providence at Preseason Game – Marlborough, MA   7:05 PM 3 – 1 (W)    Fri, Oct 05  Manchester at Preseason Game – Goffstown, NH   6:00 PM 0 – 2 (L)    Fri, Oct 12 Read More →

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Slightly Stoopid to Perform at the Klein

  With more than a decade of making music together, the members of Slightly Stoopid have perfected one of the rarest and most valuable skills a band can develop: the art of the stealth groove, that knack for quietly, almost innocently, sliding into a composition, and utterly lassoing anyone within earshot by mid-song. That’s where the band has come to reside, musically: deep in the Read More →

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Dayglow Comes to Bridgeport

  LIFE IN COLOR , “The World’s Largest Paint Party” (formerly Dayglow) WHEN: April 11, 2013 TIME: 9:00 PM TICKETS: Tickets are available at the Webster Bank Arena Box Office beginning Monday, February 11th at 10am. Ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster by phone at 800.745.3000. LIFE IN COLOR (formerly Dayglow), “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” will take southern Connecticut by storm April 11 at 9:00 pm when Read More →

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Hundreds Rock the Ave for SantaCon

BRIDGEPORT– Hundreds marched down the Ave Saturday donned in their festive holiday attire and braved the chilly temperatures in an effort to spread holiday cheer around the Black Rock section of the city for the 2nd annual Black Rock Life Rock’n the Ave SantaCon pub crawl.  BRL 2nd Annual – Rock’n the Ave- SantaCon 2013 When: December 7th, 2013 Where: Black Rock – The Ave Read More →

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Bluefish Summer Fireworks Schedule

July 19th – 6:05 p.m. August 9th – 6:05 p.m. August 23rd – 6:05 p.m. August 30th – 6:05 p.m. September 13th – 6:05 p.m.

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Friends of Bridgeport Library Weekly Book Sale

Burroughs & Saden 925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 576-7400 Hours: Monday 10-6 Tuesday 10-8 Wednesday 10-8 Thursday 10-8 Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-5 Sunday – CLOSED