Holidays are fast approaching, but there’s still some room to indulge amid the bustle. This weekend brings gatherings and music alongside a healthy helping of markets. Plus, a pair of notable local shops celebrate one year.
Deck the halls at The Shops at Kenilworth this month during their Holiday Sip & Shop on Thursday, December 19. Enjoy complimentary valet, a glass of bubbly and special offers. Check off that list with in-store offers. Plus, the first 50 guests to spend $50 between 5pm-8pm will receive a swag bag! Nothing says holidays like an evening of shopping, indulging and a little FaLaLa-ing. For more details, click here.
Baltimore Museum of Art to Host FREE Event with 1619 Project Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, Activist/Art Collector Pamela Joyner, and Artist Zoe Charlton
On Tuesday, December 17, The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) will host The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Future Histories, a free conversation with award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah- Jones who created The 1619 Project for The New York Times; activist/art collector Pamela J. Joyner; and Baltimore-based artist and art professor Zoë Charlton. The event is part of the BMA’s The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) series, which brings together artists, writers, and thought leaders to examine and discuss issues and ideas at the intersections of art, race, and social justice. The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Future Histories is free and open to the public from 6 to 10 p.m. Seating is first come, first seated in the BMA Auditorium and in live-streamed locations throughout the museum. The event includes free admission to the BMA’s Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art exhibition and cocktail reception with music, cash bar, and light bites. For more information, please click here.
On Sunday, Santa and a few friends–a group that included marching bands, Shriner cars and dogs on skateboards–rolled and strolled down Falls Road and onto 36th Street in Hampden as part of the Annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade.
Crowds lined the streets on a mild winter today to watch the procession. Check out our photos.
This weekend brings an equal mix of festive celebrations to welcome the season, and markets that let you acquire local goods without a visit to the mall. Plus, check out parades on the water at the Inner Harbor and land in Hampden.
Community Mitzvah Day, Jewish Volunteer Connection’s largest volunteer event, takes place on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 at sites throughout the Baltimore area. This local event, now in its 14th year, brings the community together as volunteers to meet vital community needs and enhance the dignity of people who may need assistance at this time of the year. Mitzvah Day offers volunteer opportunities for every age, interest and ability. Volunteers will assemble winter care packages, make fleece blankets, help in soup kitchens and shelters, visit isolated seniors and much more. Join more than a thousand other volunteers as we do good in Baltimore and make a huge impact in one day!
You don’t want to miss this year’s biggest volunteer event! Learn more and register today!
Interested in helping but can’t make it to Community Mitzvah Day? Check out our Amazon wish list and help us reach our goal of more than 2,000 winter care packages!