Hoyt Barnum House

713 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06903.

(203) 329-1183. Maintained by the Stamford Historical Society, this braced frame center chimney house is representative of the Second American building period, post 1675. It is Stamford's oldest surviving structure and is furnished with 17th and 18th century furniture. By appt. only. Adm.

Mianus River State Park

Merribrook Lane, Stamford, CT 06880.

Merritt Pkwy to Ex. 34 take 104 north for 3.1 mi., left on River Bank Rd. for 5.1 mi. (name changes to Westover Rd.), right on Merribrook Lane. Park provides an excellent system of short hikes in a setting of great natural beauty along the river that gives access to a variety of secluded fishing spots. Horseback riding & biking.

Namaskaar Foundation, World on Stage

27 Meredith Lane, Stamford, CT 06903.

(203) 322-9862. The mission of the Namaskaar Foundation –World on Stage is to promote, preserve and raise greater awareness and appreciation for the traditional performing art and culture of India and others around the world.

SoundWaters Coastal Education Center

1281 Cove Rd., Stamford, CT 06902.

Cove Island Park. (203) 323-1978.  In season, sail aboard 80-ft. 3–masted schooner to experience Long Island Sound. Afternoon Sails: live marine animals, great for families. Evening Sunset Sails on website.

SoundWaters Coastal Education Center

1281 Cove Rd., Stamford, CT 06902.

Cove Island Park. (203) 323-1978. In season, sail aboard 80-ft. 3–masted schooner to experience Long Island Sound. Afternoon Sails: live marine animals, great for families. Evening Sunset Sails: bring your dinner/beverage. Reservations, details and directions visit the website.

Southfield Harbor

Southfield Avenue, Stamford, CT

Southfield Harbor at the Avalon Bay condominiums provides an excellent fishing pier and extensive walkways providing excellent views of Southfield Harbor. This coastal access facility is adjacent to the condominiums on Southfield Avenue. Designated parking spaces are provided for the public to access this site. From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 7. Make a right onto Canal Street. Turn left onto Tresser Boulevard, follow for 0.5 miles. Make another left onto Greenwich Avenue. Continue on Greenwich Avenue which will become Southfield Avenue. Southfield Harbor is located on the left when Southfield Avenue crosses McClurg Avenue. From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 7. Make a right onto Greenwich Avenue which will become Southfield Avenue. Southfield Harbor is located on the left when Southfield Avenue crosses McClurg Avenue.

Stamford Center for the Arts

61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT 06901.

(I-95N, Ex. 8/ I-95S Ex. 7). Box Office: (203) 325-4466. The 1586-seat Palace Theatre is a spectacularly renovated former vaudeville house that hosts theater, music, opera, dance, and comedy performances. Sackler Art Gallery offers changing shows in various media. Educational programs for all ages. Various spaces within the venue are available to rent for corporate or social events.

Stamford Historical Society

1508 High Ridge Road , Stamford, CT 06903.

Rte. 15 Ex. 35. (203) 329-1183. Permanent collection traces the history of Stamford from its colonial beginnings to the present day. Changing exhibits. The extensive Marcus Research Library includes books, manuscripts, surveys of historic structures, maps, newspapers and oral histories. Thurs. – Sat. 11 - 4.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903.

Jct. Rte. 137 - Route 15, Exit 35. (203) 322-1646. Explore 80 acres of nature trails including a universally accessible trail. Learn about rural farm life at Hecksher Farm with farm animals and organic garden. Visit Hecksher WILD! featuring live animals and plants from across the globe. Observatory viewing. The Henri Bendel Mansion Museum Building Mon.- Sat. 9 -5, Sun. 11 -5 includes changing exhibitions of art and popular culture and pieces from the Museum's permanent collection on display.

Stamford Symphony Orchestra

263 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06901.

(203) 325-1407. Reviewed by the NYT as a "Cultural Force", Stamford Symphony's professional ensemble of musicians bring the best of New York City to Stamford. Join us for date night, a family outing or to learn more. Harman Classics concerts holds a FREE Behind The Baton lecture one hour pre-concert, and a FREE MusiKids program on Sun. 2 p.m. Performances at The Palace Theatre, Stamford.