Need some proof that the most wonderful time of the year is really upon us? Well, you can’t really get much more magical than our favorite new local holiday tradition– Window Wonderland in Harbor East. It’s the absolutely fabulous collaboration between Maryland Art Place and Harbor East that brings the vision and work of local artists to the holiday windows of Harbor East’s top shopping destinations. And the big unveiling happens this Wednesday, November 19th. Be sure to head on down from 5:30-8:30pm to tour the windows, meet the artists and watch as a specially appointed panel of judges choose their favorite, and award a $1000 cash prize the the “Best in Show.” There will also be carolers (of course), acrobats, street performers, ice sculptures and festive music to fill the streets with enough holiday cheer to last you well into December and beyond. And with a chill in the air, you’ll want to warm up indoors as participating Window Wonderland retailers offer complimentary refreshments and treats; plus you can enjoy drink specials and extended happy hours from participating restaurants.
from the Harbor East website:
Come see our city sidewalks come alive as Harbor East and Maryland Art Place (MAP) present Window Wonderland – A Holiday Arts Exhibit. Various shops and restaurants around the neighborhood will feature unique holiday windows designed by some of Baltimore area’s most talented local artists. Join us for an evening full of holiday jolly, turning Harbor East into a merry masterpiece for the holiday season! Read More →
You probably already know and love lululemon–the geniuses behind some of the hippest and most functional exercise apparel out there. But now Baltimore has a new reason to flock to the Harbor East shop this holiday season: The Baltimore Love Project Capsule Collection. That’s the name for the 52 unique garments being designed by local artist Michael Owen with Baltimore-specific imagery that will be available exclusively at the Harbor East location for a limited time. The collection gets released this Thursday, and is likely to fly off the shelves. So we recommend you fly down to the harbor yourself to make sure you don’t miss out. Read More →
Soul Body Thrive Workshops
Energize, strengthen & nourish your body
Power up your Wednesdays this fall! Each workshop includes:
Healthy recipe demos to excite your inner chef and enhance your nutrition IQ (40 minutes).
Tastings, plus recipe cards to take home.
Wednesday, November 5 • 5:30—7pm
Recipes for Healthy Skin
Healthy, glowing skin begins with what you put in your body. Find out which foods support a supple, clear complexion. Then, taste innovative ways to prepare them. You’ll come away from the evening with a delicious, inside-out strategy for nourishing your skin. This workshop begins with an invigorating 30-minute SB Barre workout.
Yoga as Medicine Workshops
Yoga to rebalance your relationship with food
Tuesday, November 4
10 am—4 pm
This program will explore how the ancient art of yoga (meditation, breathwork and postures) can support lasting weight loss, advance physical transformation, and nurture inner peace and emotional healing. You will:
Create a unique and personal plan to serve as tool for managing your relationship with food and your body.
Experience gentle yoga to help to increase body awareness of different feelings and sensations.
Identify where in your body you are holding the most weight and learn through yogic philosophy to understand the source of this heaviness.
Learn healthy cooking habits as they relate to yogic philosophy and practice mindful eating.
Journey through guided visualizing and manifesting exercises, designed to help change the way you experience your body.
Create a personal plan to take away and serve as a tool for managing weight.
CEUs are available for Yoga Alliance members. CEUs for social workers are pending.
Workshop leaders: Nancy McPartland, Mary Spinoso and Bonnie Tarantino
(edited from press release)
Baltimore’s fashion scene will soon have another reason to make Harbor East their shopping destination of choice. National retailer Madewell will open in the Harbor East downtown neighborhood, currently projecting an opening date of January 20, 2015.
“We see Madewell and J. Crew complementing each other, it’s a great addition to our eclectic mix of retail we have here in Harbor East,” said Tim O’Donald, President of Harbor East Management Group, Inc. Madewell will occupy approximately a large space at 811 Aliceanna Street in the heart of Harbor East’s retail corridor. The shop will be Madewell’s first location in Baltimore City and the third in Maryland, with boutiques currently in Towson and Bethesda.
Madewell was founded as a denim workwear label in 1937. In 2006 we opened our first store, with designs inspired by Madewell’s workwear beginnings, modernized for today. You’ll find several references to the brand’s origins in our jeans: namely in the washes, stitching and finishes. Our designs are effortless, sexy, cool, tomboy, artful and unexpected.
For more information, visit www.madewell.com.
Public Reading of Medic Against Bomb
A Doctor’s Poetry of War
Institute Scholar Fred Foote, MD, will deliver a multimedia reading from his newly published book of poetry, Medic Against Bomb. The work was inspired by his encounters with Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as well as his time as a military physician aboard the U.S. Navy Hospital Ship COMFORT during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Winner of the 2013 Grayson Books Poetry prize, Medic Against Bomb also describes the inspiring service of our nation’s military medics and the healing efforts of personnel at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
With readings planned across Maryland, Dr. Foote intends for Medic Against Bomb to familiarize the public with the experiences and needs of Wounded Warriors. Through discussion following each reading, he aims to stimulate the creation of local initiatives that employ the arts and nature to reintegrate and heal Warriors and Veterans.
Grocers are among the many businesspeople who see opportunity in the new development sprouting up around downtown Baltimore. But even as deals in a pair of separate spaces on Fleet St. and N. Charles St. supposedly develop, officials haven’t been willing to put names to these potential grocery suitors. Read More →
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