3rd Annual 2010 East Side Day Promises To Be Largest Ever

STAMFORD, CT—September 13, 2010—The East Side Partnership’s 3rd Annual East Side Day celebration will be held Sunday, September 19, 2010, from 11:30-AM to 3:30-PM on the DOMUS Trailblazers Academy grounds located at 83 Lockwood Avenue, Stamford, CT.  The event is open and free to all.This “Rain or Shine” Stamford wide event will also celebrate the creation and first harvest of Kellie’s Community Garden—the largest urban school based vegetable garden in Connecticut.  The East Side Partnership, Inc., in close cooperation with DOMUS and the Trailblazers Academy, developed the community garden this year as a model for community participation as well as part of a nutrition/education component for Domus curricula.Stamford Mayor, Michael Pavia, will open ceremonies at approximately 1:00 PM dedicating the community garden, named for the late Kellie Duggan, daughter of DOMUS CEO Michael Duggan.


This celebration of Stamford’s East Side community will include entertainment from:

  • Choreographer, Jimmy Locust of Stamford, whose credits include work with both Michael and Janet  Jackson, Olympic Games ceremonies, and commercials for a number of sporting goods companies, as well as local dance instruction.
  • Vocalist Dennis Collins of Stamford, whose unique musical style charms audiences everywhere.
  • The new music sensation, Analog Fire.
  • An appearance by Sergeant Slaughter, one of Stamford-based WWE’s most popular ‘heritage’ personalities.
  • ‘Cleo,’ a Bloodhound, who is one of the newest additions to the growing K-9 Division of the Stamford Police Department.

Families taking part in the East Side Day celebration will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from number of emergency service providers, educational, wellness, and non-profit agencies as well as area businesses.

Stamford-based Optical Energy Technologies, Inc., will be displaying its unique sun-tracking
photovoltaic/thermal solar system.

FREE Food and refreshments for East Side Day participants has been generously donated by two businesses in the East Side Partnership’s service area, Taste of Sicily, and Smokey Joe’s BBQ Restaurant.

The East Side Partnership is a Connecticut non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, comprised of residents, merchants, businesses and property owners. This neighborhood group is the driving force in promoting the transformation of Stamford Connecticut’s East Side community into a vibrant, urban village.

The East Side Partnership was founded in 2002 to support community redevelopment efforts and revitalize the east side of Stamford socially, economically as well as environmentally. The organization is made up of area property owners, merchants, residents and community advisors who have joined to improve the East Side neighborhood— an important corridor leading to downtown Stamford.—making it “Clean, Safe, and Green.”


For more information about The East Side Partnership, Inc. or to schedule an interview with its Chairman, James M. Grunberger, please contact John Roman III at 203.324.5167 or by email at jroman@eastsidepartnership.org.