Franklin Square Community BBQ with the Friends of West Baltimore Squares – Canceled for rain!

We’re back in Franklin Square this Saturday, May 14 for a Baltimore by Foot walking tour with Baltimore Heritage and the Parks & People Foundation. We’ll be exploring sustainable greening and landscaping in the neighborhood along with the history of Franklin Square’s historic churches and rowhouses. Sign up to join us on the tour or meet us after for the Franklin Square Community BBQ in Franklin Square Park!

Franklin Square Community BBQ with the Friends of West Baltimore Squares

Saturday, May 14 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Update: We’re walking this morning rain or shine but the BBQ is cancelled for today! We’ll announce a new date as soon as we can.

Enjoy free hot dogs, burgers, popsicles and cool drinks after the tour along with Parks & People volunteers, members of the Franklin Square Community Association, and any neighbors who’d like to join us.

Don’t forget to join the Friends of West Baltimore Squares e-mail list or connect with us on Facebook for future events and updates. Read on for a summary of a upcoming events in Union Square, Harlem Park, and Hollins Market.

Upcoming Events

Union Square Community Sidewalk Sale
May 14 | 8:00 pm – 12:00 pm

  • Come out to Union Square park after the sidewalk sale from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM to help us celebrate Union Square’s 164th birthday! In commemoration the Union Square Association is giving away 164 cupcakes/ice cream sandwiches.

Parks & People Community Grants Training Workshop
May 18 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Learn about Parks & People’s Neighborhood Greening and Partnerships for Parks Grant Programs. To RSVP, e-mail Valerie Shane at or call (410) 448-5663 ext. 111.

Steuart Hill Academy Family Fun Day
Friday, May 20 | 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

  • Join students, teachers, families and neighbors at the Steuart Hill Academy parking lot and playground at 30 S. Gilmor St. by Union Square. Contact Principal Gregory D. Martin at for more information.

Union Square Association Streetscape Committee- Fulton Avenue Clean Up
Saturday, May 21 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Contact Salvatore Seely at 302-270-5503 for more information.

Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School Fun Day
Friday, June 3 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

  • Join students, parents, teachers and neighbors at the Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School Fun Day at 1401 West Lafayette Avenue by Harlem Park.

2011 Sowebo Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, May 29 | 12:00 pm– 8:00 pm

  • For more information or to volunteer on Sunday, May 29 call Bill Adler at 410-566-8368.

Baltimore Heritage 2011 Awards Celebration in Union Square
Friday, June 10 | 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

  • Join Baltimore Heritage for an evening under tents in Union Square park with open houses around the Square and a celebration of the year’s best historic preservation accomplishments.

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