Bobcats are a known species in western parts of Maryland, but we could soon be seeing some of the North American wildcats here in Baltimore.
Keepers at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore have welcomed a trio of small, fuzzy baby penguins into world over the last six days. The birds are the first to hatch at the zoo during this year’s breeding season for African penguins.
The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Baltimore Conservatory Association are partnering with the Baltimore Croquet Club to host the third annual SEERSUCKER & SUNDRESSES GARDEN PARTY on Sunday, July 19, 2015, 3 pm to 7 pm (rain or shine) at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens in historic Druid Hill Park.
The Garden Party will feature live music, light picnic fare, croquet on the lawn, and the opportunity to enjoy the Conservatory’s gardens and exhibits. The Baltimore Croquet Club will provide equipment and instructors, and organize games for guests to play.
TICKET PRICES: Adults $35; Children (12 & under) $10; Family (up to 2 adults) $70. Click Here to purchase tickets now!
Event Sponsors include the City of Baltimore, the Rawlings Conservatory, Baltimore Conservatory Association, Friends of Druid Hill Park, Baltimore Croquet Club, and Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. Proceeds from the event will benefit the historic Rawlings Conservatoty — Baltimore’s home to rare plant collections from around the world.
For more information, visit www.rawlingsconservatory.org, or call 410-396-0008. The Rawlings Conservatory is located off Exit 7, I-83 South, at the Gwynns Falls entrance to historic Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland 21217.
UPDATE: ‘Seersucker and Sundresses’ has been canceled due to lackluster ticket sales.
Art Outside 3 returns to Druid Hill Park this Sunday, May 17 from 11 am to 5 pm. This year’s art festival will feature more than 100 artists from around the Maryland region. They will be a diverse group who reflect a wide array of influences and inspirations from around the region. Among them will be Charles Cooper, a local Baltimore artist who lives on Eutaw Street in Bolton Hill and creates urban art inspired by Baltimore City, its local architecture and music.
Formerly a Baltimore City schools teacher, Charles decided several years ago to resign from teaching and focus on art full time. The result has been the creation of a large portfolio of colorful, fun and unique prints representative of Charles’ outgoing personality and perspective on Baltimore life.
Art Outside 3 will be Charles’ second year participating in this annual arts event. According to Charles, Art Outside is his most favorite arts event of the year thanks to its intimacy and the opportunity to really engage with visitors to the festival as well as other participating artists. “There is a great energy that pervades Art Outside,” said Charles. “Last year I had the opportunity to interact with people from all over the country who seemed genuinely interested in art, collecting art and learning what inspired me to create my works. This grassroots event provides a wonderful opportunity to bring people together from all over the City for a beautiful day around the lake in Druid Hill Park.”
There are many, many ways for a community to come together. And there are just as many ways for us to celebrate our city. Now more than ever, it seems that Baltimore needs us to get out there and show our love for our city and our communities. And with the fantastic spring weather, and the amazing grass-roots organizing we’ve seen recently, this is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the best that Baltimore has to offer. Druid Hill Park has long been beloved by Baltimoreans for its sprawling green hills, amazing views, and so much more. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Druid Hill Reservoir was the site of weekly outdoor festivals that brought the community together around a love of art, and of the park itself. And it’s in the spirit of these historic festivals that Art Outside was created. It’s a one-day festival the recreates the sense of creativity and community that made those historic gatherings so special. Read More →
This month marks the 154th birthday of Druid Hill Park, Baltimore’s centerpiece of urban greenery, and one of the oldest city parks in the entire United States. To celebrate that birthday — and also to comply with new federal mandates requiring cities to have more on-hand drinking water — the park is about to get an upgrade. What do we have to look forward to? In three words: Waterfalls and rowboats.
Baltimore musician Stephen Strohmeier spotted this plaque at Druid Hill Park. It relates the history of the park, purchased by the city in 1860 using the revenue from a one-cent tax on nickel horse-drawn tram fares, in the always classy Gill Sans font on a gold background. Read More →
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