Community Activities

Updated August 16, 2016

Community Calendar

The Recreation Department serves as editor of the Community Calendar. The Community Organizations Council twice per year publishes the Calendar, in January and August. The Calendar includes information on a wide variety of opportunities open to townspeople to further their learning, to obtain guidance in personal growth, and to find opportunities for the constructive use of their leisure time. The publication is offered to stimulate and encourage more participation and involvement in community activities. It serves as a handy reference.

Trips

The Stratford Recreation Department, in conjunction with Silver Mill Tours, is now offering the following bus trips in 2016:                                                  

                                                2016 Bus Trips

ACTIVITY #529101, SECTIONS 01 - 20

            
Sept. 17  Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruise  $107
Oct. 2 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival & River Foliage Cruise $104
Oct. 1 New Hampshire Fall Foliage (with cruise & lunch on scenic train ride) $155
Oct. 8  Vermont Fall Foliage (with dinner at New England House)   $137
Oct. 22 Salem, MA with Witch Museum $83
Nov. 12 Radio City Christmas show with lunch at Carmine's $171
Nov. 19  Plymouth Mass. Thanksgiving Parade   $131
Nov. 24 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade  $71
Dec. 4 Newport Holiday at the Breakers $85
Dec. 10  Sturbridge Village Christmas with 4 course dinner 4-9 pm  $133

These trips are for all ages.  The bus picks up passengers at the Stratford Hotel (225 Lordship Blvd.) in the morning and returns later the same day.  Specific itineraries will be mailed to you within one week prior to the trip.  All Sales are Final! Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through Travel Insured International.  No smoking and/or alcohol permitted on bus.  

Registration is available online at www.townofstratford.com/recreation.  You can also download a Participant Waiver Form and mail it in with a check payable to the Town of Stratford, or in person at the Recreation Department Office (468 Birdseye Street).  There is an additional $5 fee for non-residents.   

Seats are limited.  Registration accepted up to two weeks prior to the trip.


Stratford Natural-ly Nature Walk Program

Come join Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist, David Wright for informative fall discovery walks, “Exploring Natural Stratford – From Forest to Shore.  Walk Stratford’s shore and trails and see them as you have never seen them before.  Walks are free but registration is requested.  Get in shape while enjoying the great outdoors.  Register online at Activity# 449910 or at the Recreation Department.

Stratford, Natural-ly
Nature Walks & Hikes - Fall 2016
Walk Date Location Time Meeting location
Fall Beach Walk 9/10 Long Beach 9-11 Meet in the Long Beach parking lot at the far (western) end
Fall Forest Walk 10/8 Roosevelt Forest 9-11 Meet in the parking lot at the end of Peters Lane
Cupheag History Walk 10/22 Housatonic Boat Club 11-1 Meet on Shore Road near the Housatonic Boat Club
Fall Marsh Walk 11/12 Great Meadows Marsh 9-11 Meet in the USFWS parking lot at the end of Long Beach Drive (left hand side of road)
End of Fall Walk 12/10 Short Beach/Stratford Point Lighthouse 9-11 Meet in the Short Beach parking lot by the main pavilion.
Early Winter Walk 1/14 Sikorsky Bridge Trail parking lot 9-11 Meet in the trail parking lot at the end of Ryder's Lane nearest the Housatonic River

Stratford Community Concert Band
The Stratford Community Concert Band was founded in 1961, providing area musicians of all ages and skill levels with a place to rehearse and perform together.  Current members range in age from middle-schoolers to middle-agers, to seniors, and represent a wide variety of professions.  The common bond has always been a love of music.

The band performs annual gazebo concerts on Paradise Green, along with a Holiday concert, with occasional other engagements as they arise.

There are no auditions for membership and there are no fees for music or rehearsals. The only requirements for continuing membership are average performing ability on a standard band instrument and reasonable regularity in attending rehearsals.  Band meets at Stratford High School from 7:30-9:30pm Tuesday evenings.  To inquire about membership, please contact us at footdoc7777@gmail.com or at (203) 714-6137.

Tentative Concert Dates:

Holiday Concert is Sunday December 4 at 1:00 pm at the Baldwin Center. 

Summer Concert Series

Held at Paradise Green (unless noted) on the following (tentative) dates:

The Baron’s – Tuesday, June 21, 7:00 pm (rain date June 23)   doo wop/motown

Connecticut Symphonic Band – Tuesday, June 28, 7:00pm (rain date June 30, 7:00pm)

 Kenn Morr Band – Wednesday, July 6, 7:00pm (rain date July 7, 7:00pm)  Alternative folk/rock

Kathy Thompson Band – Tuesday, July 19, 7:00 pm (rain date July 21, 7:00 pm)  R&B

Robert Atwood Band - Tuesday, July 26, 7:00pm (rain date July 28, 7:00pm) rock n roll

Bob Button Big Band – Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 pm (rain date August 4, 7:00 pm)

Slammin Band - Tuesday, August 9, 7:00pm (rain date August 11, 7:00pm) R&B

Signature Band - Tuesday, August 16, 7:00pm (rain date August 18, 7:00pm)

Truck Stop Troubadours - Tuesday, August 23, 7:00pm (rain date August 25, 7:00pm)  Country

Fools on a Hill – Tuesday August 30 7:00 pm (rain date September 1, 7:00 pm)  Beatles

           

 

 

Additional Links

Contact Information

Patricia Patusky
Superintendent of Recreation
Stratford Recreation Department
468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Email: recreation@townofstratford.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/STFDREC

Voice: (203) 385-4052
Fax: (203) 381-2072
Permits: (203) 385-4053
Youth Programs: (203) 385-4129
Cancelations: (203) 385-4129

Recreation Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday – April 23 through September 24