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Grand National Steeplechase Next Saturday, April 22 – Three Miles of Heart Pounding Thrills


Imagine it’s the late 1800s. Entertainment and sport were quite a bit different than they were today. If you weren’t hunting foxes or quail, you were probably racing your well-trained horse across miles of lush, green fields.

FashionEASTa Returns to Harbor East for a Sixth Year


We all know that Harbor East can’t be beat for shopping, dining, and grabbing that weekend cocktail. Well, on Saturday, April 29th, our favorite destination for fashion will be popping off once again for the Sixth Annual FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show.

Extraordinary Equestrians Gear up for April Races


What could be more Maryland than a fine Saturday in April spent picnicking on the grass while taking in some thrilling steeplechase races?

Baltimore’s Best Beatz & Bloodys at the Belvedere – Get Tickets Today!


Pop quiz: What’s better than a bloody mary with brunch? Answer: Knowing that it’s the best bloody mary in Baltimore. And even better than that?

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities at (O’)Tark’s Grill


This St. Patrick’s Day, you won’t need to find the end of the rainbow to get your Irish on. You can honor the Emerald Isle right in your own backyard at O’Tark’s Grill.

March 26: Baltimore’s Best Beatz & Bloodys at the Belvedere


Pop quiz: What’s better than a bloody mary with brunch? Answer: Knowing that it’s the best bloody mary in Baltimore. And even better than that?

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at (O’)Tark’s Grill


This St. Patrick’s Day, you won’t need to find the end of the rainbow to get your Irish on. You can honor the Emerald Isle right in your own backyard at O’Tark’s Grill.

Give Your Kid the Experience of a Lifetime with Ripken Baseball Camp



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More and more, when it comes to holiday gifts, Americans are asking for experiences, rather than things.

Bubbly, Holiday Shopping and Art at Green Spring Station Dec. 10



catch of the day fish (2)Smart holiday shoppers know that it’s all about going local this season. And nowhere in the area has  more independent and totally unique shops than Green Spring Station– where you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. But come December 10th, there will be even more to love about Green Spring Station. That’s because Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Green Spring Station have teamed up for MAP’s (MAP) final IMPACT project of the year. It’s a sprawling series of installations created by MICA students using actual items from the merchants of the shopping center. So when you drop by for the rest of the holiday season, you’ll be able to take in some phenomenal artwork while you shop. The installation’s opening reception will take place Thursday, December 10 from 6-8pm with complimentary bubbly and Prosecco at all shops which are staying open until 8pm.

Why You Want to Donate Your Suit This Season



Sharp Dressed Man provides well-tailored, gently worn business attire to men who’ve been recently released from prison, and who are reentering the workforce. Sure, many people coming out of prison face much greater obstacles than the question of what to wear to a potential job interview—but at the same time, being able to look the part can have a tremendous impact on how potential employers or landlords view someone, as well as how he views himself. Of course, Sharp Dressed man depends on the donations of folks who have a little extra—so if you’ve just gotten a pair of new dress shoes and think you could part with your old ones—this is the best possible place to send them. There certainly is plenty of need, and a whole lot of gratitude. Click to read more of the original post.

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Don’t Miss the 44th Annual Monument Lighting, Thursday, Dec. 3



catch of the day fish (2)Baltimore has been lighting up the Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon for 44 years now. That’s almost half a century that Baltimoreans have been gathering to welcome the holiday season right in the heart of the city. This year, the holiday tradition has never looked so spectacular.

Pints in the Park



catch of the day fish (2)Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to make sure you spend plenty of time outside. And preferably with a good brew or two. Summer festivals and special events are great for that (since, well, drinking in public otherwise is illegal). One great monthly happening you can enjoy all the way into September is Pints in the Park– the fabulous outdoor happy hour that makes summer even happier. 

Where to Catch Fireworks Tonight



We’ve got a soft spot for those years when July 4th actually lands on a weekend, so that the fireworks can all actually happen on Independence Day. Here in Baltimore, we’re nestled between two of the biggest displays in the country– Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Sure, you can head up or down I-95 to catch either of those, but the view at the Inner Harbor is really not to be missed. Here’s the scoop on fireworks displays near and far.

Of course, most of us will be watching the biggest display in the state– that is, the display at the Inner Harbor. The celebration starts at 7, with fireworks beginning at 9:30.  You can view the fireworks from several different neighborhoods, so make your dinner plans with a great view in mind.

On the smaller side, Baltimore County has a few local fireworks displays this evening, including the Star Spangled Spectacular at Oregon Ridge Park.  The BSO will be playing at 8pm, with fireworks as well.

In Annapolis, they’ll be launching fireworks from a barge in Annapolis Harbor. There’s also a parade beginning at 6:30pm to kick things off, along with the US Naval Academy Band.

Howard County will have a particularly family-oriented affair this evening, with a stage specifically for children’s entertainment starting at 5pm.

And Carroll County will be hosting an old fashioned July 4th celebration, with a picnic starting at 1pm, entertainment, crafts, food, and more throughout the day in Westminster. Fireworks begin at 9:30.

For the biggest bash of them all, you can head down to the National Mall in D.C. for the grand Fourth of July Celebration. It’s known as one of the greatest fireworks displays in the world, so if you’re up for braving the crowds, it may well be worth the adventure getting there.


Get Up & Go! Holiday Weekend Happenings



Happy July 4th, Baltimore. Whether you’re celebrating around the grill or at Bethany Beach, we hope you have a fantastic holiday. Here are just a few ways you can take it in, Maryland style.

If you hop out of bed now, you can probably make it down to AVAM’s annual 4th of July Pet Parade. What makes a more appropriately quirky Baltimore tradition than watching dogs, cats, and anything else you can dress in a tutu strut their stuff with absolutely no relationship to the meaning of the holiday itself? The parade kicks off at 10am, but surely the revelry and cuteness will continue longer than that.

Also happening today is a traditional country fair to celebrate the reopening of the Washington Monument. There will be music and food, beer and oysters, and lots of Baltimore love. This is a celebration not to be missed. So don’t miss it! The festival goes until 5pm.

At Charleston’s in Harbor East, Chef Wolf has cooked up a special July 4th menu. It features seasonal favorites, and is a great place to start off your night before stepping out to watch the fireworks. So for those not looking forward to scraping off the grill and shooing away the mosquitos, this may just be your ticket.

For fun for the whole family, head down to Port Discovery and enjoy the Fazafam Family Jam. Learn dance moves that everyone can do, and enjoy a fun and healthy holiday!

And of course, if you’d rather get away from it all, you can head out to Catoctin Breeze Vineyard this afternoon for live music from California Bob, and fabulous local wine. Then either spend the rest of the evening out in the country or head back to town for the greatest fireworks display in the state. Happy Independence Day.







    Get Up & Go! Summer Time Fun is All Around



    It doesn’t get much more summer than this. School is out, the solstice is behind us, and how about that heat? This weekend, stay cool indoors, or get out and embrace that humid air we know so well. Here are a few ways to do it.

    Stay cool but get messy today at the Maryland Science Center’s Mess Fest. Kids are welcome to make all kinds of messes– whether as part of an art project or an obstacle course. Best of all, you don’t have to do the clean up.

    Free outdoor films abound all summer, as usual. Tonight, you can catch Jurassic Park at 9pm in Center Plaza. Bring something to sit on, and some cash to get your dinner from local food trucks!

    Tomorrow night’s Groovin’ in the Grass concert at Ladew Gardens will feature the Trinidad & Tobago Steel Drum Orchestra. Bring the whole family for a laid back evening in the garden.

    If some summer shopping is in order for your upcoming vacation (or just to stay looking and feeling cool), Green Spring Station has tons of sales all month long. Check out Bare Skinlabs, Bijoux, Misha Boutique, and the rest of Green Spring’s amazing boutiques for awesome deals through the end of the month.

    With or without new duds, you can also join in on the Great American Camp Out. Families across the country are camping out this weekend to instill a love of the outdoors in their kids. Join the fun in your own backyard or at an organized event, such as the one at Cromwell Valley Park. Here’s to summer!