Stamford, CT - The Stamford Museum & Nature Center celebrated its 18th Annual Food and Wine Celebration on Saturday, June 6 with more than 350 guests in attendance showing their support of this educational and cultural treasure and all of the natural wonders it provides for the community and surrounding areas. Guests enjoyed a night of fine wine and beer tastings, delicious bites from the area’s top caterers and restaurants, a silent auction filled with great items and experiences, and live jazz from Stamford High School jazz band members.
Chaired by Connie Hubbard and Carole Dell’Aquila, the evening started with a Diamond Celebration honoring Arthur and Betsey Selkowitz as the 2015 Philanthropic Honorees for their exceptional contributions to the organization and the community. Serving on the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s Board of Directors since 2006, Arty has been a tremendous leader and most recently chaired the Master Planning committee. Mayor David Martin was in attendance to recognize the distinguished honorees. The Diamond Reception was catered by Marcia Selden Catering.
All of the wines for the evening were provided by BevMax and were paired with signature dishes and specialties from the area’s top caterers and restaurants, including: A•S Fine Foods, Amore Cucina & Bar, Best In Gourmet, David's Soundview Catering, Diamond Chocolatiers, Evanti Cappuccino Bar, Fairway Market, Festivities, Libby Coverly Cooke Catering, Outdoor Cookers Catering & Special Events, Palmer's Catering, Savory Gourmet, Seasonal Sweets & Catering, Some Things Fishy Catering, and Susan Kane Catering. Desserts were provided by Le Pain Quotidien and Michael Josephs Catering.
Moffly Media served as the event’s media sponsor. Other in-kind sponsors included: Purdue Pharma L.P. (printing), K.P. Events Group (tech support), and Nielsen’s Florist (flowers).
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction, seeking to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, promote environmental stewardship, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor’s experience of its unique site.
Stamford Museum & Nature Center is located at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT (3/4 mile North of Merritt Parkway Exit 35.) For more information call 203.322.1646 or visit stamfordmuseum.org.