Thursday, April 10, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Spring Block Party

Switch up your Sunday Funday routine and volunteer solo or with a group at Federal Hill Main Street's Spring Block Party on Sunday, April 27th!

Volunteers receive free admission, beer tickets, and priority for this year's shirt!

Shifts are from 10:30 am -3 pm and 2:30 pm - 7 pm and tasks include taking tickets, selling admission & beer tickets, and pouring beer. 

For more information email

Monday, April 7, 2014

Celebrate Spring in Baltimore at the Fed Hill Main St. Spring Block Party

Help Federal Hill Main Street celebrate the beginnning of Spring (and the end of a harsh winter!) in Baltimore at our annual Spring Block Party on Sunday, April 27th from 11 am- 7 pm on the south side of Cross Street.

Tickets $5 online or $10 at the gate. Beer tickets will be sold at the festival for those 21+!
Click here to purchase $5 advance tickets!

The Block Party will have fun for all ages: food, drink, arts & craft vendors and live music from...

Soul Island Rebels

Soul Island Rebels is a Baltimore-based bluesy funk & roots band with an eclectic mix of instruments. Formed in the Fall of 2010, the band features David Pratt on harmonica, Josh Anderson on electric violin, Adam Rather on Bass, Bo Coleman on percussion.



Founded by singer/songwriter Craig “Chowder” Boynton, Dawgone is a 5 piece band of seasoned musicians featuring several members of long time local favorite Gypsy Dawg. Dawgone performs original music along with choice “Hippie Rock” cover tunes.

86 the Effort


86 the Effort, an Alternative/ Reggae/ Rock band based in good old Baltimore, strives to make music to "move you physically and emotionally," all while having as much fun as possible while they can.

Wise Eyes

What was originally just a couple of guys jamming out in a basement at three o'clock in the morning instantly progressed into a talented and motivated Indie/ Alt Rock four peice band. Wise eyes consists of vocalist/guitarist Sean Moore, vocalist/bassist Evan Ruhl, lead guitarist Brett Setera, and drummer Jay D'Annunzio.

Split Five

Along with "rocking faces," this Baltimore-based "Partycore" band also cites one of Baltimore's greatest pasttimes, Natty Boh, and one of their "Band Interests." As the boys often like to say when introducing themselves, “We are five friends, and we like to make music.” 

Rebel Nation

As a female fronted live hip hop band, Rebel Nation offers a different look and sound than what is often presented in today’s market. The music will rock your body and the lyrics will motivate your mind.

& More!!

All proceeds support Federal Hill Main Street, winner of a Great American Main Street Award.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fest-Of-All Fashion Show Line-Up

Fest-Of-All Fashion Show 2009 - Danielle Maggio
The 7th Annual Fest-Of-All Fashion Show will showcase new looks from Federal Hill's retail businesses, modeled by loyal customers from around the neighborhood!

Monesha Phillips, owner of Pandora's Box, is coordinating this year's event with the help of fellow business owners and fashion lovers: Phina's For The Home, Seleh's De Federal Hill, Love Lace Showroom, The Bridal Suite, Vanessa's Vintage Treasures, and American Apparel Federal Hill.

Carla Wing (L), Phina's; Model (2012 Fashion Show) - Isabell Triemer
Under Armour will also join the show roster--look out for their new yoga and athletic apparel in Charm City Yoga studios across Baltimore, including their expanded space soon to open in Federal Hill!  Trainers from Federal Hill Fitness and instructors from Charm City Yoga will be modeling their gear.

Luxurious coats, courtesy of Seleh's - Isabell Triemer
Bridal Suite owner Jodie Fair, along with make-up artists from Glow To Go, will get the amateur models runway ready with professional make-up, and M Salon will provide hair styling fit for a top model!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

7th Annual Fest-Of-All: Fashion Show, Live Band, Open Bar & More!

Federal Hill Main Street’s 7th annual FEST-OF-ALL Party & Fashion Show is on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, 7 to 11 pm, at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

Tickets are on sale now at, but can also be purchased at the door (if any remain). Don't wait until the last minute to get your pass to the most exciting party of the season. This event has sold out the last three years!

FEST-OF-ALL is a showcase of the best of Federal Hill, featuring fine food and drink from many great local restaurants and taverns. Be sure to try the new Fest-of-All 2014 Signature Drink, courtesy of Crazy Lils, whose Crazy Cider won over voters at the contest held during Moonlight Madness.

A runway fashion show will unveil the newest styles and accessories from local shops and feature up-and-coming Baltimore models. In addition to showcasing trends, retail businesses will collaborate to bring you fashion with an artistic and uniquely Federal Hill twist! 

Back by popular demand are The Real Geniuses, whose music will have you up on your feet all night. A silent auction offering fabulous finds and exciting trips rounds out the evening.

Proceeds from FEST-OF-ALL go to the national award-winning nonprofit Federal Hill Main Street program for its community revitalization efforts, including a small business revolving micro-loan fund established to assist local businesses in gaining access to capital.

Tickets are $75 in advance, $90 at the door, and include open bar and light fare buffet. Check out photos from previous years to see for yourself the fun that awaits! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Grilled Cheese & Co: Let Comfort Food Come To You

 Don't let Old Man Winter keep you from enjoying great local dinning options in Federal Hill this Holiday Season. Grilled Cheese and Company is your destination for comfort food, and they're expanding their delivery area in the coming weeks in order to reach more cheese lovers!

In addition to delivery expansion, Grilled Cheese & Co will offer on-site catering for your special events and office holiday parties.

Their menu features vegetarian options, salads, homemade soups, and Maryland classics like Grilled Cheese & Co's take on crap dip: Crabby Dip Bread Bowl (must be requested by 3pm the day before pick-up).

Also this month, buy $50 in gift cards at any Grilled Cheese & Co location (Catonsville, Sykesville, Federal Hill) and you'll receive a complimentary $10 gift card for yourself!

Their "Chicken Chesapeake" grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup are best-sellers, and for good reason--better than Mom used to make!

Look for the fourth addition to this growing local franchise, set to open in Waugh Chapel by early March 2014.

Follow Grilled Cheese and Company on Facebook for their latest promotions and event news.

Briana Lopes, Intern

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ron Zimmerman Realtors & The Rowan Tree Help You Give Back this Holiday Season

Sponsored by your local small businesses!

The American Rescue Workers, located at the corners of South Hanover and Clement streets, kindly asks you to give back to our neighbors this holiday season by donating your gently used winter clothing.

Their homeless mission aids men in recovery, in addition to serving thousands of meals every year to Baltimore families in need. They need nonperishable food items for their pantry and men's clothing, if possible, but will accept any generous donation. Drop Off location: Ron Zimmerman Realtors, 1234 Light Street, or The Rowan Tree Tavern, 1633 South Charles Street.

 The Allen Center for Seniors is kicking off this holiday season with a raffle for a hand-crafted Ravens Afghan. Ticket prices TBA, and will be available for sale next week at Rowan Tree and Ron Zimmerman Realtors.


Moveable Feast is a national non-profit that puts food on the tables of Maryland residents fighting life-threatening illnesses, HIV/AIDS, and cancer.

 They have an ongoing 50-50 raffle that has already started, centered around the Ravens Season, and they are currently up to $700.00! Winner recieves 50% of the take, and the remainder is donated to Moveable Feast.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cheese Galore and More Announces Asiago Contest Winners!

Judges: Debbie Alt, Crystal Moll, Frieda Ulman
Congratulations to the winners of Cheese Galore and More's first annual Asiago Cheese Spread Contest!

                    1st Place - Kevin Lillis
                    2nd Place - Kendra Heyde
                    3rd Place - Kendra Heyde
                    4th Place - Nancy Miller

Everyone who participated made the event a huge success.

Owner Sharon Johnson says judges Debbie Alt, Crystal Moll, and Frieda Ulman had a tough time deciding because all the entries were outstanding and unique in their own way.

Events like these promote shopping locally within our community--first and fourth place winners Kevin and Nancy "sourced" their ingredients from Cross Street Market-- so we hope to see another one like it next year!

Federal Hill Ace 'Shopsgiving' Sidewalk Sale and Blood Drive

In the spirit of the holidays, give back while you shop Black Friday deals during Federal Hill Ace Hardware's Shopsgiving event!

Saturday, November 30, from 10am - 3pm, Children National Medical Center will have their bloodmobile parked outside Ace, collecting donations to help kids in need. 

Your local hardware destination will also host a sidewalk sale starting at 11am, with most items under $1! This is a great opportunity to collect stocking stuffers and small, inexpensive gifts for those holiday parties and secret Santa exchanges!

They need at least 20 donors. Please sign up for an appointment time here: