Baltimore Could Get $200 Million To Repair City Infrastructure – CBS Baltimore
A 1930s campground will be revived in Gwynns Falls Park – Baltimore Sun
Five Bands to see at Artscape 2017 – BmoreArt
State transportation officials are preparing to close down seven light rail stops in the city starting next Tuesday in order to make some major repairs.
It’s hot out there, Baltimore, but it’s even hotter in the kitchen. It’s a good week to go out.
This week is busy one for restaurants, too, with tons of news, from expansions and reopenings to beer dinners, restaurant yoga and all the festivities surrounding Artscape.
Baltimore’s ambitiously huge, free arts festival returns next month with an eclectic array of performers in the musical lineup, including a renowned family soul band, a legendary Latin percussionist and a wild and well-loved gypsy punk group.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts has whittled down its pool of entries for the city’s prestigious Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.
The largest free arts festival in the country is coming back. Next July, “Camp Artscape” will take over a handful of neighborhoods surrounding Penn Station for a long weekend aiming to transport city dwellers away to a more open, nature-filled setting.
Welcome to City-Zen, a Q & A series of real conversations with real Baltimoreans sharing their thoughts on issues that are top-of-mind to many. Whether just starting out, raising a family, struggling to get by, or at the top of your game, we all have something in common. It’s easier to communicate when we understand the perspective of others.
Meet Jason Harris, a writer, IT contractor, fledgling futurist, and a creative director at a local community space. Jason has lived in Baltimore for 17 years and currently resides in the Bel Air-Edison neighborhood. Although he’s a transplant, coming to Baltimore as an adult, he has worked at Frederick Douglass High, Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts and was a man-on-a-mission, working hard on the Parent-Teachers Organization at the Baltimore Design School, advocating for students. (See his website, www.newfuturism.com.)
What do you most like about your neighborhood?
Herring Run Park is my backyard! Herring Run is a beautiful feature of East Baltimore. It is a 3.5 mile refuge, of sorts, with a developing bike trail, so I can ride my bike from Sinclair Lane all the way to Lake Montebello. There are soccer leagues that play there, there is a movie night that happens in an area of the park next to Belair Road.