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Entries Tagged as 'Barnum Festival'

Ganim Channels McLevy History As He Assembles Pieces For New Mayoralty

November 13th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, City Politics

Life is a gigantic swirl for Mayor-elect Joe Ganim whose comeback has gained national attention. He’s fielding interview requests, finalizing a transition team, pondering inner-office appointments and department head positions. What’s certain right now is he will receive the oath of office on the evening of December 1 outdoors on McLevy Green, named for the […]

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Speaking Of The Klein, Paul Shaffer To Headline 75th Anniversary Concert

October 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Lots of good stuff going on to celebrate the Klein stage 75th year, including a concert extravaganza Nov. 14th featuring musician Paul Shaffer, legendary bandleader of the Late Show With David Letterman. A restaurant promotion with four Downtown eateries is also included. Check out the details.

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Barnum Festival Weekend

June 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The annual tribute to Phineas Taylor Barnum is in full swing this weekend. BarFest events here. From Mr. Barnum: 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 67th Annual Barnum […]

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Tom McCarthy Joins Notre Dame High School Hall Of Fame

March 2nd, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

City Council President Tom McCarthy Saturday night was inducted into the Notre Dame High School Alumni Hall of Fame recognizing “individuals who have through their performance, conduct, and achievement, brought credit and honor to themselves and the Notre Dame community.”

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Full Steam Ahead, Fred Hall Salutes Mr. Barnum’s Legacy

October 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From the Barnum Festival: Fred Hall, vice president and general manager of the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company will be the 67th Ringmaster of the Barnum Festival. The P.T. Barnum Foundation Trustees and the Barnum Festival Board of Directors made the announcement at an event held at the Aquarion Water Company headquarters in Downtown […]

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Paoletta To Lead Columbus Parade Sunday

October 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from Council of Italian-American Societies: Strike up the bands, tune up the instruments, unfurl the flags, the Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, the oldest continuous parade in the state, is preparing to step off Sunday, October 12 in Bridgeport’s North End. The 106th Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, sponsored by the Council of […]

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Check Out Footage From Barnum Festival Parade 1955

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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City Pays Tribute To Mr. Barnum

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.

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