3rd Annual West Baltimore Squares Spring Celebration, begins April 19th! [UPDATE]

Spring is here and we’re celebrating in West Baltimore Squares – Franklin Square, Harlem Park, Lafayette Square, and Union Square – and in many of our historic neighborhoods!

We are putting on a series of free, fun events running from April through July. We decided that this year we wanted to offer a couple of series events to provide more opportunities to have fun in the West Baltimore Squares! Plus, we have been dying to test out our new outdoor movie equipment and popcorn machine!

These series include a “Film Friday”,  “Music Monday”, a Park Cleanup series, as well as other fun events. Come out and enjoy the spring with your West Baltimore neighbors! Read on for more information.

Friends of West Baltimore Squares Meeting

Thursday March 28, 2013, 7:00pm at the Neighborhood Design Center

Please join us as we work on finishing up the final details for the upcoming events.


West Baltimore Squares Spring Celebration Kick-off Parade

Friday April 12, 2013, 6:00pm
Meet at Lafayette Square Park at 6:00pm, Parade from 6:30-7:30pm, Movie starts at 8:00
Join us for a walking parade of the Historic Squares of West Baltimore, starting at Lafayette Square and ending in Franklin Square. Dress in spring colors and bring whistles and other noisemakers! Open to the entire community! Once we arrive in Franklin Square park, the first of the ‘Film Friday’ series will begin at 8pm.

UPDATE: So much for those warm, sunny days! We have decided to move the Kick-off Parade and Movie in Franklin Square event to the rain date next Friday April 19th. If it rains next week, we will have the movie inside at the Franklin Square Boys and Girls Club at 215 N. Calhoun St. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering or for more information


West Baltimore Squares Spring Celebration: Film Friday Series

Every 2nd Friday, beginning April 12 and ending July 12

Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the movie. Free refreshments, including popcorn. Please check back for movie title announcements and specific locations for dates currently unspecified.

April 12, 2013: Franklin Square Park at 8:00pm

May 10, 2013: To be announced

June 14, 2013: Hollins Market

July 12, 2013: Union Square Park


West Baltimore Squares Spring Celebration: Music Monday Series

Every 4th Monday, begining April 22 and ending June 24.

April 22, 2013: Hollins Market

UPDATE: Jazz Musician and Gospel Choir @ 7PM in the Park at Schroeder & Lombard Street rescheduled TBA

May 27, 2013: To be announced

June 24, 2013: Union Square

Please check back for musical talent announcement.


West Baltimore Squares Spring Celebration: Park cleanup Series

Mayor’s Spring Cleanup: Saturday April 20, 2012

Join with your neighbors to cleanup Baltimore Street for the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup. For more information on how to get involved, contact Tim Bridges at Timothy_Bridges@bshsi.org or (410)362-3045.

Union Square Monthly Cleanups:

Join Union Square Association every 3rd Saturday for park and neighborhood clean ups, starting at 10:00am.  For more information, contact Andrea Leahy at and.cu@hotmail.com.

Harlem Park Cleanup

Thursday May 2, 2013, Noon to 2pm, in Harlem Park


AFSIVA-Scape Art Show

Thursday May 2, 2013 3:00-7:00pm at Augusta Fells Savage Insitute for Visionary Arts in Harlem Park

As 20 students from Augusta Fells enjoy a stilt walking workshop by Nana Projects in the Park, Augusta Fells Savage Institute for Visionary Arts requests your attendance for their students Spring art show. This event will include a Food Bank food pick-up, DJ entertainment, and more!


SOWEBO Family Field Day at Franklin Square

Saturday May 18, 2013, 11:00-3:00pm

Bring your whole family for a chance to be healthy and have fun with free food, games, outdoor activities,  giveaways, and more with all of your West Baltimore neighbors.


Interested in getting involved? Contact Tara Stack at (410)929-6786 or e-mail stack@baltimoreheritage.org

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