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Terrapin Foundation and Ken Hays join Mayor Finch to Celebrate Ground-Breaking for the All-Access Playground at Beardsley Park

Posted on Aug 4, 2015

Terrapin Foundation and Ken Hays join Mayor Finch to Celebrate Ground-Breaking for the All-Access Playground at Beardsley Park

8/3/2015 – TODAY: Mayor Finch Celebrates Construction on New All-Access Playground in Beardsley Park (1:00 p.m.) “It’s important to ensure that all of our children have access to the same opportunities. This new playground, which has been a collaborative effort from the start, will provide a fun, safe and inclusive environment for kids and families of Bridgeport to enjoy.” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch WHO: Mayor Finch, City Council members, Isabell Richardson, community...

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2014: “Rex Jam” Fundraiser for Kid’s Music Education at Gathering of the Vibes

Posted on Dec 30, 2014

2014: “Rex Jam” Fundraiser for Kid’s Music Education at Gathering of the Vibes

We teamed up with the Rex Foundation during moe.’s set for a “Rex Jam” at Gathering of the Vibes this year. Terrapin Foundation volunteers, under the leadership of  Terrapin Foundation President Wendy Gniady, served as money collectors amongst the crowd, and the total amount collected was matched by both Vibes and the Rex Foundation. When all was said and done, $4,500 was raised to benefit local non-profit KEYS (Kids Empowered By Your Support) who provides music...

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2014: Annual “Toys for Tots Holiday Spectacular” to Benefit Yale Children’s Hospital – New Haven, CT

Posted on Dec 30, 2014

2014: Annual “Toys for Tots Holiday Spectacular” to Benefit Yale Children’s Hospital               – New Haven, CT

Terrapin Foundation joined forces with the kind and generous band Kung Fu once again to coordinate the toy collection for the 4th Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Spectacular at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT. This year, the bands performed two sold-out shows on Dec 19th and 20th, and toys rolled into the Terrapin Foundation toy collection table! Fans bringing toys received both half-price admission and a raffle ticket for a chance at tickets to three different music festivals! Kudos to...

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July 2014: Remington Beach Cleanup at Seaside Park, Bridgeport CT

Posted on Jul 15, 2014

July 2014: Remington Beach Cleanup at Seaside Park, Bridgeport CT

Calling All Volunteers! For the fourth year in a row, the Terrapin Foundation held our annual beach clean up day at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT. With the help of our dedicated volunteers, we cleaned up the beach area along Soundview Drive, loading dozens of garbage bags with glass, plastic bags, beer cans, and we even found a tire. Keeping our neighborhoods and our environment clean and safe is an important part of the Foundation’s mission. According to the EPA marine debris has a negative...

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2013 – 2014: Mike Potashnick School of Rock Scholarship Distribution – Bridgeport, CT

Posted on May 31, 2014

2013 – 2014: Mike Potashnick School of Rock Scholarship Distribution – Bridgeport, CT

In partnership with the School of Rock, Terrapin Foundation instituted the Michael J. Potashnick School of Rock Scholarship in late June of 2013.  We’re thrilled to have  awarded music education scholarships to deserving young students in our community over the past year.  These students received music camp scholarships or music lessons at the School of Rock in Fairfield, CT.  We’re very excited to continue this scholarship program and look forward to identifying area students...

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July 2011: New Splash Pad for Kids Donated to Luis Marin Park in Bridgeport, CT

Posted on Dec 31, 2011

July 2011: New Splash Pad for Kids Donated to Luis Marin Park in Bridgeport, CT

Today there is a new addition to Luis Marin Park in Bridgeport to help people cool down on hot summer days. A new splash pad was unveiled at the park, courtesy of The Terrapin Foundation and Gathering of the Vibes. The children running around and dodging sprays of water with smiles on their faces on the east side of Bridgeport prove the splash pad is creating a fun vibe in the park. “It’s not easy to host the Vibes in one way. We have the greatest park in the world maybe, but for a...

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