City officials on Friday saluted attendance on Pleasure Beach following its reopening June 28 after a fire to the drawbridge shut off access nearly 20 years ago. Hopped a water taxi there myself last Saturday. Fun reconnecting with the beach, but way too much time in the sun. Still look like a lobster. Pass the […]
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August 15th, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
August 5th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Casting director Morgan Burch has put out the call for Bridgeport community extras for a film short at the closed Majestic Theater Downtown. Bridgeport was a hot entertainment town thanks in part to Sylvester Poli whose twin jewels have been closed for more than 40 years. Burch is seeking extras to serve as a theater […]
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July 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
The annual Gathering of the Vibes is set to touch down on Seaside Park July 31st. Check it out: 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.
July 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport
Cool Downtown footage from the 1955 Barnum Festival Parade. Chris Clark posted this on YouTube. From the estate of Edwin Moss, my great grandfather, this 16mm film has been in my family for years. I have included the full 33 minutes unedited for historical reasons. Most of the music features my great uncle and Bridgeport […]
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June 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
From Mike Mayko, CT Post: The Barnum Festival began with a blast of fireworks Friday night and ended Sunday afternoon with a boom–actually hundreds of booms, coming from all kinds of drums as the Great Street Parade marched along Park Avenue.
June 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Check out Barnum Festival events: Friday, Skyblast Fireworks/Greater Bridgeport Symphony Pops Concert at Seaside Park. At 6 p.m., pre-concert entertainment by the Fairfield Counts Jazz Orchestra. GBS concert begins 7:30 p.m. Fireworks to follow. All free.
June 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
From Kathy Maher, executive director of the Barnum Museum: On Wednesday, July 2 at 2 p.m. the Barnum Museum will be commemorating P.T. Barnum’s 204th Birthday at his Museum for the first time in four years. The United States Postal Service Vintage Circus Posters Stamps will also be dedicated in honor of Phineas Taylor (P.T.) […]