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Moby Book Signing and Cocktail Party @ Franklin Street Works

19 May

Moby will be at Franklin Street Works in Stamford this Saturday, be sure to get your tix . . .

Moby is coming to Franklin Street Works in Stamford this Saturday from 6:30-8:30. Yes, yes: THE Moby, the one who put out the album Play that featured the hits “Bodyrock,” “Why Does My Heart Feel so Bad,” and “South Side” that is a duet with Gwen Stefani. At that time he’ll be signing copies of his book, Porcelain: A Memoir. Tickets cost $35 for a person or $50 for a couple. And that includes a copy of his book, entry for the current exhibit (All Byte: Feminist Intersections in video Art) and your choice of a free beer or wine. This event is a collaboration between Moby, Franklin Street Works, and Barret Bookstore in Darien. 

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 

WHERE: Franklin Street Works – 41 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901 – View Map


Franklin Street Works Cafe: Where Art Meets Hand-Crafted Food — Stamford, CT

11 Jun
Franklin Street Works is now offering a brunch with all the fixins! All photos provided by Franklin Street Works.

Franklin Street Works is now offering a brunch with all the fixins! All photos provided by Franklin Street Works.

Franklin Street Works is an art space, tucked away on (you guessed it) Franklin Street in downtown, right by UConn Stamford. But, to call FSW just an art space seems cheap, seems unfair. It’s actually more like a combination of an interactive gallery, community garden, and gathering place. And, there, at the heart of FSW is the cafe. 

Franklin Street Works French Macaron Over the past few months, they have been working on making it more social and have added some great craft brews to their offerings. But, the biggest changes have just happened with the appointment of Executive Chef Erin Emmett. She trained at Le Notre in Paris, learning how to craft perfect macarons, working with chocolate, and letting the sweet side of food shine. She took that experience and worked at Alizé in Las Vegas and Knipschildt Chocolatier right here in CT, then soon became Pastry Chef at Vandaag in Manhattan. She then packed her bags and became Pastry Chef at Chantal Guillon and Executive Pastry Chef of Componere Fine Catering in Cali. Taking all of that knowledge and experience, Chef Emmett came back to the East Coast to start her own dessert and pastry company, Sweet Pistachio

Franklin Street Works Menu With Chef Emmett at the helm, Franklin Street Works is serving up lunch as well as weekend brunch. Local ingredients are used, some hyperlocal . . . like backyard garden hyperlocal. Expect Signature Sandwiches (that come with a side of mixed greens) like Grilled Sweet Manchego (Manchego, Fig Jam, Sopressata) and their Chicken Apple Curry that includes Curried Chicken-Apple Salad, Almonds, Dried Cranberries, Cucumber, and Red Onions. There are also two different options of grilled focaccia that include either White Bean, Cherry Tomatoes, EVOO or Smashed Avocado, Lime, and Chili Flakes. In addition, there are four creative salads available including their Harvest Salad that includes local greens with ingredients right from their garden, all topped with a balsamic vinaigrette. 

Yogurt and granola at Franklin Street WorksBrunch items include a daily baked quiche, a grilled egg sammy, roasted veggie frittata, yogurt bowls with housemade granola, bread pudding, and lots of more brunchy things. If you’re ready for dessert or just want a sweet snack, check out freshly baked cookies, brownies, hand pies, and Chef Emmett’s famous macarons (you just might develop an addiction). It’s also good to know that there are gluten free and vegan options, so they take care of you whatever you eat.

Plenty of awesome salads at Franklin Street WorksWrapping things up, they also have more than just craft beer to drink. They have a nice selection of wines, mimosas during brunch, natural sodas, herbal teas, and take care of your caffeine needs by brewing coffee and espresso drinks from Brooklyn Roasting Company. Sweetening the pot up a bit, Franklin Street Works also provides free wifi and outdoor seating to help make the most chill day of food and art as possible. As always, there is no fee to look around the art space and check out the exhibits. Hours are Wednesday-Friday from 12-5 and Saturday-Sunday from 8-5 pm. 

Franklin Street Works

41 Franklin Street

Stamford, CT

Hours: Wednesday-Friday from 12-5 and Saturday-Sunday from 8-5 pm. 

Admission: there is no charge for admission during regular hours (but donations or membership purchases are very nice) 

More about Franklin Street Works:

Franklin Street Works, a not-for-profit contemporary art space and cafe located in downtown Stamford, has worked with more than 150 internationally exhibiting artists, curated 15 original exhibitions, and has organized 100 free, public programs. This work was acknowledged with an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts grant in 2013. Franklin Street Works’ exhibitions have also received positive reviews and features in major art publications such as Artforum online, Art Papers, and Hyperallergic.

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Fair Tomatoes: A Story About Justice, Dignity, and Sustainability movie screening at Franklin Street Works

4 Mar

We didn’t know this until recently, but Immokalee, Florida is the tomato capital of America!  And, according to a press release from Franklin Street Works in Stamford, “It is also home to abuse, stagnant wages, mistreatment, and unjust labor conditions.”  While this is just one place here in America, it highlights some major flaws in the way our agricultural system works and is set up.

And this is the exact focus of a documentary produced by Greenwich-based All Kicker called Fair Tomatoes:  A Story About Justice, Dignity, and Sustainability.  This 25 minute film has been touring around the country, opening people’s eyes to the wrongs being committed against workers in the agricultural world.  And, Fair Tomatoes is just about to make its way to Connecticut, specifically Franklin Street Works.  Just stop by on March 13 at 7 pm for a free screening of the movie, followed by a Q&A session with Directors Ernie Zahn and Ron Williams.

Attendees will also receive a “tomato-inspired snack” and you’ll get your choice of a free beer or wine.  We hope you can come by and take part in the conversation, meet some new friends, and get a chance to tour Franklin Street Works…it’s one of our favorite places in Stamford!

Fair Tomatoes Movie Screening and Q&A
Date:        March 13
Time:        7 pm
Place:        Franklin Street Works
Address:  41 Franklin Street
                    Stamford, CT

More info about Franklin Street Works:

The art space and café are open to the public on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Franklin Street Works does not charge for admission during regular gallery hours.

Art of Food Dinner w/ Eat for Equity @ Franklin Street Works – Stamford, CT

27 Jan

Our good buddies at Eat for Equity are back in 2014, now making great meals and raising lots of money for local charities for over a year.  This time around they’ll be making a from-scratch meal with lots of local love at Franklin Street Works in Downtown Stamford.  There is never any charge to come in and take part in Eat for Equity events, but donations of $15-20 are encouraged.  And, this time around, the money donated will go right to Franklin Street Works, a fun art gallery that has thematic and rotating art exhibitions from various artists…and also a cafe.

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“Drinking Beer Sonata” at Opening of New Franklin Street Works Exhibit

24 Oct

Happy birthday to Franklin Street Works.  They’ve been around for a glorious year, funkifying, electrfying, and artifying up Stamford and Fairfield County.  If you’ve never been to their space, it’s a must visit.  They have continually shifting exhibits up on display and they also have a little cafe downstairs when you enter if you feel like chilling and soaking up all the creativity.

So, Kristien and Dan, when can we check out their latest exhibit?  You guys ask the best questions EVER!  It just so happens that on this Saturday, 10/27, from 5-8 pm, they are having a reception for Working Alternatives:  Breaking Bread, Art Broadcasting and Collective Action.  According to Franklin Street Works, “The exhibition looks at three threads of alternative art space histories and examines how engaged, inclusive strategies are still being used to break down perceived barriers between contemporary art and its audiences. The themes covered in Working Alternatives are conviviality and food, artists who use media (newspapers, television, and radio) as platforms for artworks, and artist collectives in the US, explored through an open archive gathered specifically for this exhibition.”  Breaking down the barriers of what you might be used to in terms of art and ways to express art is a performance of the hopworthy “Drinking Beer Sonata with 13 Players.”  The brains behind this beautiful music piece is San Francisco Artist, Tom Marioni.  The bottle players will be following Marioni’s instructions to recreate the “Drinking Beer Sonata.”  Check here to see a group of four try this out for themselves.

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Got the time for some wine and art? Franklin Street Works in Stamford does with “Wine and Time.”

12 Jan

Like your wine with a side of art?  Franklin Street Works is hosting “Wine and Time,” a talk about the relationship between time and wine on 1/19/12 from 5:30-8:30 pm.  It all goes down in their cafe…yes, cafe!  We’ve gotta check out this spot.  Shh, don’t worry, your host for the night, Anatoli Levine, will have different wines available for you to try.  Anatoli is the oenophile (holy crap, spelled that right on the first try) behind Talk-A-Vino, a must for the grape obsessed.

This little snippet from Franklin Street Works FB page explains the gist of things:  “Time is wine’s friend and foe. Wine needs time to evolve from a fermented grape juice to an irresistible nectar, capable of soliciting a range of sensory responses. When neglected, wine can spoil; and when crafted with a watchful eye to the clock, wine can transcend the processes involved in its making. Wine and time have developed a complex relationship during the past eight thousand years, and this relationship continues to expand.”

Please make sure to RSVP and let terri@franklinstreetworks.org if you’re coming along.  It’ll make it easier to plan things out for them, but they do say you last minute loafers are still welcome. ;)

While you’re there check out how well it jives with their latest exhibition:  Slipstreams:  Contemporary Artistic Practice and the Shaping of Time.  You’ll be able to check it out during the tasting.  At Franklin Street Works there’s always something fun going on, so make sure to check back with them and follow them on FB for event invites.

Thursday, 1/19/2012

5:30-8:30 pm

Franklin Street Works

41 Franklin Street

Stamford, CT

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