Tag: baltimore

Neighborhood Spotlight: Historic Charm, Bustling Businesses and More Near UMB

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Hollins Market

From the historic charm and elegant homes of Union Square to Pigtown’s happening Main Street, the neighborhoods around the University of Maryland, Baltimore offer lots to do and a little something for everyone.

“The people are first,” said Tony Scott, who has lived in Union Square for three years, when asked about what he loves about his neighborhood. “It’s one of those unique pockets of Baltimore, where there is ethnic and economic diversity and people from all walks of life.”

Neighborhood Spotlight: Businesses Thrive and Community Flourishes in Hampden

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Hampden Baltimore MD

When you ask merchants and residents of Hampden what makes their neighborhood a great place to open a business, grow a family or just to live day-to-day, the answer is always the same.

“It’s a unique blend of artists, working class people, general Baltimore weirdos and business owners all mixing together with new residents and visitors,” said Benn Ray, co-owner of Atomic Books on Falls Road and president of the Hampden Village Merchants Association, a group of about 150 merchants that promote the neighborhood’s business interests. “[Hampden] is a neighborhood with a lot of character and community.”

Whittle School & Studios – An Option for Baltimore Families

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Whittle School & StudiosWhile almost every aspect of modern life has radically changed in the last century, schools have remained largely the same. In this innovation age, our future leaders need to have a modern approach to education. 

That’s what Chris Whittle set off to change. Whittle has a vision to reimagine education so that it prepares children for a fundamentally different world.

GreenLaurel: Will rain levels ever go back to normal?

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When being no. 1 is not optimal. Credit: N.O.A.A.

This edition of GreenLaurel is sponsored by the upcoming Chesapeake Film Festival. On Saturday, October 13, the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) will host a day of environmental films as part of the film festival. Click here for the full schedule of films.

To answer that question in the headline–no. This is a taste of the new normal. Scientists answered the rain question decades ago. Now we’re living with climate change, and it’s catching a lot of us off guard. Your next step might be awareness, then action and adaptation. We have a few ideas for all three.

[email protected]: ArtLab Emphasizes the Important Influence of Art and Creativity in Baltimore City

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Labs@LightCity ArtLab
Photo courtesy Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts by Mike Oswald

Innovation LABS at the third annual Light City Baltimore concluded last week, packed with unprecedented access to Baltimore’s movers and shakers, and the nudge to get the city collaborating for change.

Weekend Events Calendar: Saying goodnight to Light City; the Orioles are back in town; Cheers to one year of Sagamore Spirit distillery; and more

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Photo Credit: @emhewlings

It is shaping up to be another beautiful weekend with temperatures in the 60s and the rain holding off. Take advantage of it by checking out Light City before its lights out or head to an Orioles game. Prefer to stay indoors? Check out some musical acts or grab your wallet for a little shopping spree. Want us to feature your event? Send us an email at [email protected]

Your Guide to [email protected] 2018

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Photo Credit: Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Celebrating its third year in 2018, [email protected] is one of the largest and most unique social innovation convenings in the U.S.

Each day emerging voices and established thinkers explore the innovations and practices that build stronger, more equitable cities. Each Lab explores the future of society and every attendee will have the opportunity to learn, network and be heard.

Introduced this year is the “Pay What You Can” ticketing. Attendees must register but can choose to pay what they can to participate in the Labs, including attending at no-cost. The event takes place at the IMET Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD. Seating is limited so make sure to register and “pay what you can”!

Johns Hopkins Medicine to Host Ladies’ Night Out on THURSDAY April 12th

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Ladies Night Out 4/12

Johns Hopkins Medicine will host its Ladies Night Out at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel on April 12th. Join your peers for an evening of lite refreshments, wine and important discussions by Johns Hopkins faculty physicians about health and medicine that will impact the well-being of you and your family.

Rap Group Peso Da Mafia Debuts Video for ‘Winning,’ Talks Hit ‘Money Man’

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Peso Da Mafia members Purp (left), Shordie Shordie (center) and Lor Dee appear on Genius.com. Image via YouTube.

Baltimore rappers have been getting some well-deserved national ink of late. Chief among them is the group Peso Da Mafia, whose hit from last spring, “Money Man,” and its prompt to do the Money Dance, blew up, pulling in 3.4 million views on YouTube, 586,000 SoundCloud plays, a co-sign from Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, and the honor of being named Song of the Year by the Baltimore Beat.

Gorilla Filmmaking: ‘Sylvio’ Opens Weeklong Run at The Parkway Theatre

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One of the more peculiar and touching films from this year’s Maryland Film Festival is gaining traction on the national stage.

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