CPTV is looking for drivers to participate in a documentary about new hazards on the road. This is an exciting opportunity for drivers of all ages and backgrounds to help explore what it is like behind the wheel in the era of smart cars and smart phones. If you would like to share your story, contact Catherine Sager at Participants will be asked to allow filming in their car.


Robbin on vacation!

posted by Robbin
October 8, 2017

Hello peeps!

I am heading off on vacation out of the country and will not be posting on Robbins List while I am away.   I will be back in the homeland the weekend of October 20th and will start posting!!!

Try to keep yourself from going into withdrawals — I encourage you to seek out events on Facebook to support your local charities, restaurants and other ventures!  







The Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus is searching for an emcee for its monthly Bingomania fundraiser, held in New Haven, CT one Saturday night per month, year-round. The emcee, a paid position, shares in event planning and publicity in collaboration with CTGMC staff. The emcee position entails following an established timeline allowing for conduct of bingo games, interspersed with audience interaction and contests devised by the emcee.

This event is audience centered and the focus is on fun. The Bingomania audience is diverse-gay and straight, young and old, families and singles. Essentially unscripted, a demonstrated ability in improv/comedy is necessary. PG/R-rated humor is the accepted norm, though we are very careful not to offend.

Prospective hosts are invited to participate in an upcoming Bingomania, either October 21 or November 18, where several candidates will be invited to host a segment of the evening’s activities under the direction of long time host, Miss Joan Crawford. 

We’re open to any type of “larger-than-life” characters, including but not limited to drag.

Please submit a bio and video to by October 13, if you are interested.

In the Irish Tenement Kitchen: A Lecture by Sarah Lohman

In the Irish Tenement Kitchen: A Lecture by Sarah Lohman

Sarah Lohman, an author, blogger, food historian, and museum educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, ate like a tenement dweller for a week in 2009 by following an 1877 pamphlet titled “Fifteen Cent Dinners.” She also lived as a 19th century Irish maid for a day. During her lecture, Lohman will discuss what domestic life looked like for immigrant families in New York City tenements.
Lohman’s book, “Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine,” explores the unique culinary history of America and how immigrant groups shaped the way Americans eat today. Copies of the book will be available for sale. Book signing 7–7:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The museum would be grateful if visitors to this event would bring canned foods that will be donated to the Connecticut Food Bank to help end hunger in our community. 


This event is presented as part of “5 Events for 5 Years,” celebrating the fifth anniversary of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum.

Tuesday, October 10 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

 Quinnipiac University, North Haven Campus , North Haven Auditorium370 Bassett Road, North Haven CT 06473



Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular
Giant Helium Balloon Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Advocate/Hearst Connecticut Media Group

The parade is one of the largest helium balloon parades in the country, featuring everyone’s favorite giant balloon characters, award winning marching bands and fabulous floats. Fun for the whole family!

Seeking Star Volunteers!
Clowns – Helium Balloon Handlers – Route Marshals
Download the 2017 Volunteer Application – Deadline November 6

WHEN: Sunday, November 19, 2017 12 noon step-off
WHERE: Summer to Broad to Atlantic Streets

Event INFO

Westport-Weston Restaurant Week

posted by Robbin
October 6, 2017


October 1 – 5, 2017

Click HERE for more info!