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This Weekend’s Spooktacular Halloween Events

October 24, 2013

Raleigh Halloween EventsThere’s plenty of Halloween fun happening near Bridgeport Apartments, so get your costume on and prepare to be booed.

2013 Raleigh Zombie Walk

On Saturday night at 7pm, the undead will descend on Moore Square this weekend for Raleigh’s annual Zombie Walk. Always a favorite event, this year’s walk promises plenty of spooky fun. The living, dead and dead-ish are all welcome at this family-friendly event.

Fright at the Museum: Dance of the Dead

The Contemporary Art Museum will host a haunted Halloween bash on Saturday night complete with Mexican cuisine from Raleigh’s own Centro, puppetry and masks by Paperhand Puppet Intervention, a video installation by Richard Gurnsey and more. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in the categories of best traditional inspired costume, most creative, most clever, best tribute to a famous dead person and best couple or group. Purchase tickets for the event here.

Boos and Beer

On Saturday from 8am to 1pm, the Midtown Farmers’ Market in The Commons closes out the season with Boos and Beer featuring a costume parade, pumpkin bowling, scarecrow stuffing, a DJ, local beer sampling and a beer making workshop.

Zombie Prom

It’s high school all over again at Durham’s Zombie Prom. Bring your undead date to Fullsteam Brewery for a Southern Gothic formal this Saturday from 8pm to 2am. A DJ will be spinning throw-back tunes while you dance the night away with your fellow zombies.

Photo credit: Tobias M. Eckrich/flickr

 

Indoor Weekend Activities To Keep You Dry

October 11, 2013

Indoor Greens Mini Golf RaleighDon’t let the possibility of rain showers spoil your weekend. We’ve got plenty of great ideas to keep you dry, all within close proximity to Bridgeport Apartments.

Check out a movie at Raleighwood. At this cinema and cafe, you can enjoy food and beverages from the comfort of your seat while you check out a great flick on the big screen. Get showtimes here.

It’s always a great day to play golf at Indoor Greens Mini Golf and Cafe. Round up your friends and enjoy Happy Hour Golf on Fridays from 5pm to 8pm.

Grab your friends and head to Sparians for some good old-fashioned bowling fun. This upscale bowling alley is really more of a bowling lounge complete with top-notch food and beverages. It gets busy on weekend nights, so make your reservations in advance.

Photo credit: Indoor Greens Mini Golf

5 Summer Recipes You’ll Love

July 31, 2013

Summer RecipesWith peaches, berries, squash, corn, plums and more all in season, now is the time to get cooking in your Bridgeport Apartment kitchen. We’ve scoured the best food blogs and recipe sites to bring you five of our favorite recipes using summer’s freshest ingredients.

Sweet and Savory Summer Salsa
This is the perfect recipe to whip up as an appetizer for your next dinner party or take it to a backyard barbecue.

Summer Squash Pasta
Light and delicious, this is an easy pasta to serve on summer nights.

Avocado and Corn Salad
With a cilantro vinaigrette, this fresh salad promises to please.

Buttermilk Peach Pudding
Deliciously creamy and simple to make, this sweet dish is a great summer treat.

Stone Fruit Pizza
Pizza for dessert, anyone? Yes, please!

Photo credit: lovelylittlesnippets.blogspot.com

Raleigh Hosts Two July 4th Celebrations

June 28, 2013

July 4th on Fayetteville Street RaleighJuly 4th on Fayetteville Street RaleighWith two big bashes in the works, July 4th promises to go off with a bang. After many people complained last year that their view of the fireworks was obstructed by city buildings, officials are planning two different fireworks displays in Raleigh. The first, beginning at 9:15pm, will be launched from the parking lot in front of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This display, reaching 300 feet, will be best seen from Fayetteville Street. The second display, starting at 10:15pm, will be in the area of the Red Hat Amphitheater and will soar to 600 feet, making them visible from a distance.

The festivities on Fayetteville will begin at noon with live music, a beer and wine tent, kids rides and games, Circus Maximus, street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors and much more. For all the details on this free event, click here.

Photo courtesy of The ‘Works, July 4th on Fayetteville Street

Festive Fourth of July Recipes

June 26, 2013

Festive Fourth of July RecipesWhether you’re staying home for July 4th or heading to a backyard bash, it’s time to whip up some festive food in your Bridgeport Apartment kitchen. We’ve scoured the food blogs the best patriotic recipes and here are our top picks:

- Red, White & Blue Kebabs

- Easy Independence Day Trifle

- Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

- Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

- Patriotic Oreo Balls

Kick Off Summer At These Local Weekend Events

June 20, 2013

Triangle Dragon Boat FestivalFriday, June 21 marks the summer solstice, so this weekend is all about enjoying some outdoor fun. Here’s a look at what’s happening near Bridgeport Apartments and around the Triangle.

Thursday, June 20

Music Off Main Downtown Concert Series
Start the weekend early at the Music Off Main Downtown Concert Series. This free series features a diverse mix of artists who all have roots in Garner and the Triangle area. This Thursday, BrickHouse will be performing on the back lawn of the Garner Performing Arts Center from 6pm to 9pm. Bring your blankets and chairs!

Friday, June 21

Taste of Summer Wine Tasting
On the first evening of summer, kick back and relax while sipping wines from around the world at the Taste of Summer Wine Tasting and Fundraiser. In addition to the wine, local artists from across North Carolina will showcase their work. Regular admission tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

Saturday, June 22

Cornapalooza 2013
Got a knack for cornhole? Round up your friends and register for the 5th annual Cornapalooza, a competitive cornhole tournament to benefit the MS Society of the Greater Carolinas. For details on registration, click here.

Triangle Dragon Boat Festival
On Saturday, escape the city and make a trip out to the beautiful Lake Wheeler Park for the Triangle Dragon Boat Festival. Whether you watch or participate, it’s a fun event the whole family will enjoy. And it’s for a good cause — the festival benefits the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

Photo courtesy of Triangle Dragon Boat Festival

Raleigh Weekend Events: June 8-9

June 5, 2013
NC Fresh CatchThe week is half over and that means it’s time to start thinking about the weekend. Here’s the scoop on what’s happening near Bridgeport Apartments and around the Triangle.

NC Fresh Catch

This Saturday, local farms, fisheries and breweries will descend on Moore Square for NC Fresh Catch. In addition to old fashioned fish fry, steamed clams, an assortment of delectable seafood plates and cold craft beer, there will be live entertainment, 10-minute on-site massages and a silent auction. The event is family-friendly, so bring the kids, too.

4th Annual Capital Cornhole Classic and Raffle
On Saturday, the 100 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh will be shut down for the 4th Annual Capital Cornhole Classic and Raffle. Even if you don’t play the game of Cornhole, come on down to cheer on your friends, grab a beer and enjoy the fun-filled festivities.

Triangle Restaurant Week
It’s the final weekend of Triangle Restaurant Week, so if you haven’t already got your reservations, do so now. With over 80 participating restaurants, you’re sure to find something to tickle your taste buds.

Photo credit: NC Fresh Catch

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