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Event Pick: A basketball tourney honoring Sherron Bogues at Druid Hill Park

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For the third year running, Baltimore basketball legend and retired NBA star Muggsy Bogues is bringing a basketball tournament to his hometown. It’s all in honor of his sister Sherron, who helped steer Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ basketball and football programs for more than three decades.

Ella Mai, Dru Hill, Jacquees and VaShawn Mitchell to headline two-day AFRAM festival in August

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Still via YouTube/Jacquees

Baltimore’s AFRAM Festival, a celebration of the city’s African-American culture, art and life now going on 42 years, will feature “Boo’d Up” singer Ella Mai, local legends Dru Hill, Atlanta R&B crooner Jacquees and gospel singer VaShawn Mitchell, the city announced today. And it will be two days, rather than one, as first reported by The Sun on Friday.

Weekend Events Calendar: Charm City Bluegrass Festival returns, Hopkins and UMD’s lacrosse rivalry continues, jungle run 5K at Oregon Ridge Park, and more

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Star Bright Farm Sale
Don’t Miss the Spring Market at Star Bright Farm on Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

On this last weekend of April, head to the country for the great Maryland tradition of steeplechase racing, pick out a gift for Mom at one of several markets or festivals, or catch some bluegrass at Druid Hill Park.

Amid construction on Druid Lake Reservoir, city to install pedestrian, bike paths connecting Remington and Reservoir Hill

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The new planned layout for Druid Park Lake Drive, eastbound. Image via Bikemore.

In its present sprawling state, Druid Park Lake Drive “acts as a divider”—”a moat,” even—for pedestrians and residents living near Druid Hill Park, Councilman Leon Pinkett says. “The speed and the width of that corridor doesn’t allow communities of West Baltimore…to really access the park in the way that it should.”

But with Baltimore’s Department of Transportation already set to close off lanes along the thoroughfare to make way for construction equipment for the ongoing Druid Lake Reservoir project, the city is trying a temporary experiment that Pinkett suggests is a “win-win.”

Maryland Zoo Loses Another Giraffe

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Juma the giraffe getting hand-fed. Photo courtesy of Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has now lost two members of its giraffe herd this year, according to a dismal announcement.

Greenlaurel: Carver Vo-Tech Students Build Wood Sculpture for Druid Hill Park’s ‘Nature Play Space’

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Carver Vo-Tech seniors Marc Bostic and Keyashia Holt, juniors Jason Turnage and Levi Davis, and their teacher, Greg McDevitt, show off their new wood sculpture.

Using natural elements like downed trees, logs and willow branch tunnels, so-called nature play spaces parks are a new trend in playgrounds — and Baltimore has joined the movement.

Something Different for Halloweekend: A Night Hike Through Druid Hill Park

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Photo by Lester Spence, via Wikimedia Commons

Even if you’ve spent considerable time in Druid Hill Park, chances are you haven’t wandered some of its oldest trails on the spookiest weekend of the year.

Unlicensed Cab Driver Shoots, Robs Customer in Druid Hill Park Just Before ‘Ceasefire’ Begins

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Druid Lake Reservoir.

In case you haven’t heard, Baltimore is now in the middle of a 72-hour spell of no shooting, no killing. Last night, a “hack” cab driver shot one of his customers in the city limits, cutting it real close to the start of the three-day anti-gun violence event.

Fluid Movement’s ‘Sharkespeare’ Combines Synchronized Swimming and Shakespeare

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Photo by Jim Burger

Ahoy! Fluid Movement, Baltimore’s wackiest (and only?) water ballet troupe is back for another lap across the pool.

Two-Year-Old Zebra from Idaho Arrives at Maryland Zoo

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Photo by Jeffrey F. Bill, courtesy of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

It’s been a busy start to the summer for Druid Hill Park’s zoo, particularly for staff in the so-called African Journey exhibits.

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