Inner Harbor

Event Pick: The launch of Nonument 01, an app that virtually resurrects the erased McKeldin Fountain

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Image via Facebook

Thanks to a visionary team of artists, developers and architects, the Brutalist fountain that dominated the Inner Harbor’s McKeldin Plaza for more than three decades is back—so long as you have the app.

With augmented-reality app, artists (virtually) revive the demolished McKeldin Fountain

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A shot of the “NONUMENT 01::McKeldin Fountain” app. Via NONUMENT 01.

Eighteen months ago, construction crews reduced the Brutalist concrete fountain at the heart of the Inner Harbor’s McKeldin Square plaza to rubble, making way for green space and some additional seating at the corner of Pratt and Light streets. The effort was led by the Downtown Partnership, whose leaders said the structure had become an eyesore.

Gone is the 35-year-old sharp-edged edifice that played host to curious wanderers traversing its walkways and people wading into its waters, and served as a backdrop to countless demonstrations, from pinnacle events like the 2015 protests of police after Freddie Gray’s death and the 2011 Occupy campouts to weekly protests.

But it lives again—if you have a screen handy. Just search “Nonument 01” on your app store.

Pier Six Pavilion will now be known as MECU Pavilion

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The new logo for MECU Pavilion. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

Pier Six Pavilion will now be called MECU Pavilion as part of a naming-rights deal with the local credit union, Live Nation, SMG and MECU announced today at a press conference.

Weekend Fun in the Fishbowl
April 12 – 15

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Photo Credit: Instagram user @beth_steel_125

It looks like spring will make an appearance this weekend (about time Mother Nature). Take advantage of the weather and head out to discover Maryland with family and friends. Want us to feature your event? Send us an email at [email protected]

Citing ‘Escalating Violence,’ Carroll Co. School System Suspends Field Trips to Baltimore

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Carroll County Public Schools has suspended all student field trips to the city due to concerns about crime.

The Inner Harbor’s Ice Rink Reopens for the Season Today

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Photo via innerharboricerink.org

Just in time for Baltimore’s first freeze of the season, ice skating is back in the Inner Harbor.

Future Inner Harbor Skatepark to be Named After Boy Killed by Distracted Driver

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Rendering via Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore

The Waterfront Partnership will name a planned skatepark being built into a redesigned Rash Field in honor of a local boy killed six years ago by a distracted driver.

Thousands of Harry Potter Fanatics to Convene Downtown this Weekend

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A replica of the Hogwarts castle at Universal Studios in Orlando. Photo by David R. Tribble, via Wikimedia Commons.

Don’t be too surprised if you find gaggles of witches and wizards perusing the Inner Harbor this weekend.

Greenlaurel: Check Out the Super-Cool Inner Harbor Kayaking Tours on Sundays

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Another round of house guests this month? Kids getting underfoot? Looking to try something new in town?

Here’s a fun outdoor activity to consider if you’re looking to see Baltimore from another vantage point: Kayak around the Inner Harbor on a summer Sunday morning or afternoon. Get some exercise and enjoy some cooler breezes while taking in what our harbor has to offer. Plus, you can learn why and how our harbor is finally getting cleaned up.

Maryland Science Center’s VP of Development to Take Over as CEO this Fall

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Mark Potter. Photo via press handout.

A familiar face at the Maryland Science Center is being promoted to president and CEO of the Inner Harbor museum this fall.

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