West Baltimore Squares ‘Film Friday’ series a success!

Despite the unusually rainy weather hitting Baltimore this summer, the Friends of West Baltimore Squares ‘Film Friday’ series has been a total success- and it’s only just begun! After our first movie event in May (hosted graciously inside at the Franklin Square Boys and Girls Club, following one re-schedule due to rain & more rain on the rain date!), we hopped on over the Hollins Market for the next in the ‘Film Friday’ series on Friday, June 14, 2013. The vacant lot a couple plots down from CUPS Coffeehouse was the perfect venue for a movie night. Thanks to CUPS … Continue reading West Baltimore Squares ‘Film Friday’ series a success!

SOWEBO Arts & Music Festival

Baltimore Heritage & The Friends of West Baltimore Squares shared a booth with Union Square Assn, Hollins Roundhouse, Franklin Square Neighborhood Assn, the Sunflower Village, and the SOWBEO Landmark 5k at the SOWEBO Art & Music Festival on May 26, 2013. The weather was absolutely perfect & we were able to act as a one-stop-shop for all West Baltimore neighborhood information! Click any of links above to get more involved or for more information about any of these wonderful groups! Continue reading SOWEBO Arts & Music Festival

SOWEBO Family Field Day in Franklin Square Park

    The Friends of West Baltimore Squares, in partnership with the SOWEBO Landmark 5k, Chesapeake Youth Development and the Franklin Square Neighborhood Association, hosted the SOWEBO Family Field Day in Franklin Square Park on May 18, 2013 with a dual focus on health and exercise, as well as promoting resident engagement in the neighborhood and community and to encourage the greater use of Baltimore’s parks as a place to interact with friends, families, and neighbors! We invited our friends at DOCS in the Park to come back to provide prescriptions to get outside and be active more often to … Continue reading SOWEBO Family Field Day in Franklin Square Park

AFSIVA Students in Harlem Park reached new heights during stilt walking workshop!

The Friends of West Baltimore Squares joined Augusta Fells Savage Institute for Visionary Arts staff and students for their AFSIVAscape art show and community food drop off on Thursday May 2, 2013. [AFSIVAscape is a play on the widely known and popular music and art festival in Baltimore called Artscape.] The Friends donated a Nana Projects stilt walking workshop for 25 students, as well as offered students service learning hours to help clean-up Harlem Park before the event. Many of the students volunteered their time without accepting service learning hours and residents passing by also joined in to help gather … Continue reading AFSIVA Students in Harlem Park reached new heights during stilt walking workshop!

First “Film Friday” was a success, despite the rain!

After having to push our West Baltimore Squares Spring Celebration Kick-off Parade and first FILM FRIDAY” back a week due to rain, April decided to stay true to “April showers” and we ultimately had to move the first Film Friday inside. Luckily, our friends over at the Franklin Square Boys and Girls Club agreed to host us in their gym. The Boys and Girls Club after-school club, the Torch Club, which focuses on social justice issues, assisted us in carrying the outdoor movie equipment up the stairs to the gym. While the rain pounded outside and lightening light up the … Continue reading First “Film Friday” was a success, despite the rain!

Full & Fit presents EARTH WEEK in Lafayette Square

Full & Fit Presents EARTH WEEK April 25, 2013 Community Clean-up 9:30am to 10:30am Full & Fit Community Event 1:00-4:00pm includes free lunch, HIV testing & linkage to care, blood pressure screening, social workers to assist with PAC insurance application, legal referrals, nutrition & healthy lifestyle planning, and fitness on-site. at Metropolitan United Methodist Church 1121 W. Lanvale Street Brought you to by Metropolitan UMC University of Maryland Nursing Students Maryland Food Bank Continue reading Full & Fit presents EARTH WEEK in Lafayette Square

Franklin Square Movie Night TONIGHT!

We will be hosting tonight’s movie event inside at the Franklin Square Boys & Girls Club. Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the Parade due to calls for thunder and lightening this evening. The movie starts at 7:30pm! Free popcorn! See you there!   Please visit our Facebook event or contact Tara Stack at (410)929-6786 or stack@baltimoreheritage.org for more information. Continue reading Franklin Square Movie Night TONIGHT!

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

Full & Fit Community Outreach Program in Lafayette Square

Services Offered: Free lunch HIV Testing + Link to Care Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Planning NEW! Housing Workshopon Site (local Social Workers (Legal Issues) at 1:30pm referrals +service & legal PAC Insurance Applications (bring 2 forms of ID) Where: Metropolitan UMC 1121 W. Lanvale St. Baltimore, MD 21217 When: Thursday’s March 28th and April 25th 2013 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m Also: April 7: Family & Friends & Founder’s Day at Metropolitan UMC Sponsored by: University of Maryland Nursing Students ~ Metropolitan UMC ~ Maryland Food Bank Continue reading Full & Fit Community Outreach Program in Lafayette Square

Gallery 788: A night of art & music this Saturday

Gallery 788 Presents: Marc Peter Janicki’s Taproot: The Hydraulic Fracture Question Solo Art Show Closing Reception Come help us celebrate a night of art & music Saturday, March 30th 7pm Featuring a live performance by local Baltimore Blues Singer Red Jones Gallery 788 @ MAP 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201 202 210 8361 www.g788.org Continue reading Gallery 788: A night of art & music this Saturday