Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring Fever Sidewalk Sale on Saturday

Get on down to Federal Hill's shopping district for the Sidewalk Sale this Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm. Lots of bargains from participating stores in the 800-1200 blocks of both Light St. and S. Charles St. (and along Cross St. too!) Don't miss it!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

So How Did You Like the Block Party?

Well, another Federal Hill Spring Block Party has come to an end -- 0n a beautiful and hot April afternoon. The music was great, with Baltimore favorites like the Kelly Bell Band (right). Hope you made it down to Cross St. to enjoy the day.

We'd like to hear how you liked the Block Party this year. Please post a Comment here if you've got something to say. Or drop us a note (or stop by) the office on Cross St.

And thanks to all the volunteers that helped out this year. We couldn't have done it without you. You all are GREAT!

Block Party Off to a Great Start!

A beautiful, hot Baltimore day to kick off the Spring Block Party. Come on down!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Music Line-Up for Sunday's Block Party

Come on down to Cross Street on Sunday for a day full of music and so much more! All for just $5. (Now how can you beat that?) The Spring Block Party starts at 11 am and ends at 7 pm.

Here's the music line-up at the two stages on opposite ends of the street:

11:45 -- Bouijion
12:45 -- Mad Sweet Pangs
1:45 -- Jamie McLean Band
3:00 -- Kelly Bell Band
4:20 -- Stones Throw
5:45 -- Spit Hot Fire

11:30 -- The Rez
12:30 -- Skip Hop and Go Naked
1:35 -- Down Goes Fraizer
2:55 -- The Reserves
4:15 -- 3 Fifths
5:35 -- Can't Hang

Monday, April 20, 2009

Blue Sky Factory Launches TV Show

Every Thursday at 4 p.m. you can find Federal Hill resident and business owner Greg Cangialosi on TV. Tune into Blue Sky Factory TV (www.blueskyfactor.com/tv/), broadcasting live from 40 E. Cross Street.

Greg, the CEO of the successful technology company nationally known for its innovative email service platform, hosts the weekly show featuring industry experts discussing current trends. Last month, Barry Werner of Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast talked about use of Twitter and other social media tools for effective business promotion.

Marketing professionals from the Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors’ Association and private firms, large and small have also participated. Guests of the show enjoy coffee from Spoons Coffee CafĂ©. Tune in Thursdays from 4 to 4:15 pm and catch the “e-mail marketing tip of the week.”

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Celebrating New Library Computers & Wireless

Rain didn’t stop Enoch Pratt Light Street Branch librarians from kicking off Library Week in style on April 12. Pictured are (left to right) Lynne Parks, Melanie Jacobs, Caitlin Huddleston and library manager Mary Triandafilou parading to the Dixieland jazz band Sac Au Lait. They were also celebrating the installation of 19 new computers and wireless access for library patrons. (Photo by Helen Huriaux)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Business District Streets Are Looking Good

If you think the streets around the Cross Street Market seem cleaner lately, it's not your imagination. Federal Hill restaurants and taverns are kicking in funds to pay for about 24 man-hours of cleaning services each week by the local South Baltimore Station.

The Federal Hill Hospitality Association is using proceeds from its Irish Stroll event to hire the labor provided by residents of the Station, a home for men, mostly veterans, who are working toward self-sufficiency. The cleaning crew is out on Thursday and Sunday mornings.

Let's all do our part to keep our streets clean. If you see trash, pick it up! And, spread the word.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring Fever Shopping Extravaganza: May 2

Don't miss the bargains and fun on Saturday, May 2, at the shops in Federal Hill, Baltimore's "Best Shopping Neighborhood." Discounts, special treats, and great merchandise will be available out on the sidewalks. Stop by before or after the Federal Hill Prep School Silent Auction.
* Where: 800 to 1200 blocks of Light and S. Charles Streets and both blocks of E. Cross Street
* When: Saturday, May 2, 11am to 6pm

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bands for Spring Block Party Announced!

Here's the full line-up of bands for Federal Hill's Spring Block Party on April 26! Joining the Kelly Bell Band and Can't Hang are ... Stones Throw, Spit Hot Fire, 3 Fifths, The Reserves, Down Goes Fraizer, Skip Hop and Go Naked, Jamie McLean Band.

Save the date! Tickets are only $5.