Inner Harbor

Inner Harbor-based Lutheran World Relief merges with D.C. health care nonprofit

Lutheran World Relief’s Light Street headquarters. Image via Google Street View.

Lutheran World Relief, the 74-year-old humanitarian organization based in the Inner Harbor, has merged with IMA World Health in D.C. in an effort to expand their international footprint and combine their poverty-fighting resources.

Two-story retail pavilion planned for Pratt Street

Image courtesy of Corporate Office Properties Trust.

More shops and restaurants will be coming to downtown Baltimore under a plan to build a third retail pavilion along Pratt Street.

Event Pick: Join (or watch) a crowd of kayakers traverse the harbor in the annual Floatilla

A shot of the 2016 Floatilla, via Healthy Harbor Initiative.

With the latest test results pointing to a decline in the concentration of fecal matter concentrations in Baltimore’s waterways, there’s arguably never been a better time to take a paddle out on the city’s “crown jewel.”

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

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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

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

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

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