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 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

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!

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]

The Baltimore Energy Challenge is Coming to Franklin Square!

The Baltimore Energy Challenge (BEC) will be in attendance at upcoming Franklin Square Neighborhood Association meetings to help educate community members on easy ways to reduce their energy consumption and lower their BGE bills. BEC was established under the Baltimore Office for Sustainability and is a non-profit under the umbrella of Civic Works. BEC is hoping to be working in Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School in the coming months to help educate the students on energy conservation and sustainability. At the same time, BEC will be increasing outreach efforts to the surrounding community. Be sure to bring your BGE bills to … Continue reading The Baltimore Energy Challenge is Coming to Franklin Square!

Bon Secours Community Works Community Town Hall Meeting

Bon Secours Community Works invites you to join them next Wednesday, November, 14 2012 at 6:00pm for an evening with Dr. Samuel Ross, CEO of Bon Secours Health System and Roslyn M. Brock, Executive Director of Bon Secours Community Works to discuss the progress of Bon Secours and their community initiatives and collaborations this past year. Continue reading Bon Secours Community Works Community Town Hall Meeting

A Franklin Scare! in Franklin Square Park

This Saturday October 27, 2012 from Noon to 3:00pm head out to Franklin Square Park to celebrate Halloween with your friends, family, and neighbors! Franklin Scare! is hosted by the Franklin Square Community Association. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume to be entered in the costume contest– there will be prizes for the best costumes! Festivities also include pumpkin carving and decorating, and more! Yours truly will be helping to deliver 50 pumpkins, so come out, carve a pumpkin & have fun with your community! Rain date will be October 28, 2012. For more information about last year’s event … Continue reading A Franklin Scare! in Franklin Square Park