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Entries Tagged as 'Barnum Festival'

Terry O’Connor Named Barnum Festival Ringmaster

September 24th, 2016 · 14 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Jim Shay, CT Post: Terry O’Connor, executive director of the Cardinal Shehan Center and McGivney Community Center, has been named the 2017 Ringmaster of the Barnum Festival. [...] “It’s an honor to be named ringmaster and follow in the footsteps of 68 other distinguished Ringmasters, especially Herman Steinkraus, creator of the Barnum Festival and […]

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Timpanelli’s Rock And Roll Life As Regional Business Chief Ending Soon

August 15th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

After a mighty 28-year run as head of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council that covered five mayors, starts and stops in city developments, the New England economic crisis that saw bank closings, the roaring late 1990s, a ballpark and arena, followed by the worst economic downtown since the Great Depression, the age of the Internet, social […]

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Moore Versus McCarthy Retail Campaigning In Full Swing

June 27th, 2016 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Barnum Festival weekend has become the gateway for retail campaigning, especially during legislative cycles with August primaries just six weeks away. Two years ago State Senator Marilyn Moore was campaigning in earnest trying to take out three-term incumbent Anthony Musto in a Democratic primary. She prevailed in a close contest on her way to a […]

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Step Up, Barnum Festival Weekend!

June 24th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: Saturday, June 25, Greater Bridgeport Symphony Pops Concert, Skyblast Fireworks at dusk. The Barnum Festival presents the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Pops Concert at Seaside Park bandshell. Pre-concert entertainment by the Steve D’Agostino Band begins at 6:15 p.m.; concert at 7:30 followed by the Barnum Skyblast Fireworks at dusk. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a […]

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New Barnum Festival Parade Route

June 22nd, 2016 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

N E W   R O U T E ! Starts noon Sunday. The Great Street Parade starts at the intersection of Park and Capitol Avenues, and travels south on Park Avenue, ending in Seaside Park. See more here.

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Check Out Elle Sera And Company At Barnumpalooza, Plus Snap, Crackle And Pops

June 21st, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The Barnum Festival’s in full swing this weekend led by that genial Ringmaster Jason Julian with a series of events including the inaugural Barnumpalooza music festival Saturday and Sunday at the Seaside Park band shell. Don’t miss Elle Sera’s Saturday performance 1 p.m. She’s an amazing countrified indie rock-pop talent from Bridgeport. DJ Dan Moran, The […]

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Wing Ding Parade For Kids

June 15th, 2016 · No Comments · News and Events

Wing Ding Parade for Kids Saturday, June 18 at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.. Parade kicks off at 11:00 a.m.

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Step Right Up! Barnum Festival Events Including Barnum Sails The Sound

May 25th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Full list of BarFest events here. Barnum Sails the Sound (June 11) has easily become one of the favorite Festival events! Grab your family and friends and join us for a spectacular evening sailing Long Island Sound aboard the P.T. Barnum, the pride of the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company boats!

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