Independence Day will be an extra special day in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, as the city celebrates both the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the reopening of the newly revitalized Washington Monument. Read More →
In July 1815, the people of Baltimore laid the cornerstone of the Washington monument on Charles Street in Mount Vernon. The monument, an impressive column honoring George Washington, also functioned as a symbol of American democracy and the country’s independence, which had recently been tested and affirmed, during the War of 1812. Two hundred years later, it’s ready for another coming-out party. Read More →
First Thursdays are permanently in Canton now, but there are still options for anyone looking for a reason to head out to Mt. Vernon on Thursday night. Read More →
Hot House: Calvert Abbey, 1100 N. Calvert Street #1, Baltimore, MD 21202
Three story condo in former Swedenborgian church. Romanesque Revival style, circa 1874, in stone with slate roof, designed by noted architect Charles Cassell. Condo is 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, over 1,400 square feet, well and completely renovated. High ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, many original architectural details, chef’s kitchen, central air, two parking spaces, separate storage room: $346,000 Read More →
From Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, comes a world premiere musical based on the life and music of Bob Marley. After surviving an assassination attempt in 1976, Marley left Jamaica for London, where he spent nearly two years in self-imposed exile. Chronicling the events surrounding this earth-shaking moment, Marley tells the story of a man transformed into one of the 20th Century’s most important cultural figures. Set in the soundscape of an era, this new musical weaves together the life and music of a man who, to heal himself, first healed his homeland. Click for more info.
It may be Tuesday, but Mt. Vernon businesses are providing a good reason to go out. A happy hour will raise money for local businesses that were damaged in last week’s unrest. Read More →
The Owl Bar, located inside the Roosevelt Hotel, is holding an auction of historic items on May 31. The prime items up for bid will be six wooden banquettes that sat around the bar’s perimeter, dating to 1903.
“They have been replaced (we tried to incorporate into the new look, but to avail) with new ones, covered in faux zebra skins and rich oxblood mohair,” an announcement states.
An infamous antique stool will also be auctioned off.
Glenn Freeman, in conjunction with Jonathan Melnick, Auctioneer, will be running the bidding. Proceeds of the auction are set to benefit BARCS, and the organization is even bringing a few furry friends.
Did you walk to work/school/the store today? If so, then you were part of the proof that Baltimore’s a decently walkable city… in certain parts of town, at least. Read More →
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