Thursday, July 23, 2009

Federal Hill Cup Winners Announced

The first, second, and third place teams were not the only winners at the 2nd Annual Federal Hill Golf Cup -- the whole Federal Hill business district wins! This is because the tournament sponsor, Federal Hill Hospitality Association, will use the proceeds (approximately $7,000) to pay for street cleaning as well as security details during special events in the business district.

The cleaning takes place twice a week on all the streets in the commercial area under an arrangement with the Baltimore Station, which sends a crew out at 6 am on Thursdays and Sundays.
The Federal Hill Cup winners are: First Place, Ryleigh's Oyster; Second Place: The Abbey Burger Bistro; Third Place: Mad River Bar & Grill (pictured here). The Cup was presented at an after-tournament celebration at Ryleigh's Oyster that was open to the public.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Saturday Family Bike Rides

Calling all family bike enthusiasts! Meet at Federal Hill's Light Street Cycles in their new location at 1124 Light Street on Saturday mornings at 9 am for a weekly bicycle ride exploring nearby bike trails.

Anyone who enjoys riding at a slower pace is welcomed to join in the fun. A bike mechanic will accompany the group each week. Bring water and snacks, along with proper safety gear.

Call Erica Gonzalez (pictured here with her son, Nahum) at 512-393-9857 if you are interested, or simply join us Saturday morning.

Monday, July 20, 2009

School 33 Studio Artists Shine

Works by the very talented Studio Artists at School 33 Art Center are on display through August 1 at the former school, 1427 Light St. Nine artists are featured, each exhibiting unique works that make for a varied and satisfying experience.

The Art Center is open Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 6 pm. On Saturday, July 25, there is a reception and gallery talk with artists, 6 to 9 pm. Rosetta DeBerardinis, one of the nine studio artists, was recently featured in Washington Spaces magazine's summer art issue (page 47).

For more information, visit:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Federal Hill Cup Invitation

Come to Ryleigh's Oyster on Monday, July 20, from 7 to 9 pm and witness the crowning of the champions of the 2nd Annual Federal Hill Cup golf tournament.

The festivities will include open bar, oysters, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. A $20 donation is requested, with proceeds going toward the Federal Hill Hospitality Association's street cleaning initiative with the Baltimore Station.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Reminder: Trash Collection Changes Start July 14

"One Plus One" weekly trash collection will soon be here. In Federal Hill, every Wednesday will be Trash Day and every Friday will be Recycling Day. The sweeping changes apply to both residential and commercial areas that utilize city services. Everyone must use trash cans with tight-fitting lids or risk a $50 fine; enforcement is being stepped up. Cans can be placed out for pick-up at 6 pm the night before.

The changes will cut collection costs and help control rats, according to city officials.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Shopping Bargains Draw Crowds

Today's summertime Sidewalk Sale brought out neighbors and visitors to enjoy the streets of Federal Hill and catch a bargain or two along the way.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Don't Forget: Bargains Galore Saturday

Join us Saturday for our 3rd annual Sidewalk Sale. There will be great deals, discounts, and refreshmentns. Participating areas: 800-1200 block of S. Charles St., 800-1200 block of Light St., and both Cross Sts.

For more information, contact Federal Hill Main Street, 410-727-4500.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Riverside Park Concerts Return

Back by popular demand: free summer concerts in Riverside Park. Bring the family, a blanket, and a picnic and hang out with neighbors. All concerts begin at 6 pm on the following Sundays:

July 12 -- Natty Beaux
August 2 -- Sandy Asirvatham Quartet
August 23 -- Red Hot Ts

Federal Hill Hospitality Association is the primary sponsor of this year’s series. Sobo Sports is also supporting the concerts. Friends of Riverside Park will hold 50/50 raffles and bake sales at the concerts to raise money for park improvements.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Live from New York ... Mother's!

Tune in this Thursday morning ... It's Mother's Federal Hill Grille!

The Today Show on July 9th at 8:30 am is featuring Mother's Chef Adam Rather. Watch him cook up the restaurant's award-winning "Heart Attack on a Plate" burger on air. Food Network Magazine recently named this concoction the best burger in the State of Maryland.

Congratulations to Mother's owner Dave Rather and his brother, the chef!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Preview of Coming Events ...

There is a LOT going on in and around Federal Hill this summer. Here's a sampler of what's planned just this month ...

Flicks on the Hill -- AVAM, Thursdays at 9 pm.
July 9: “Dr. Strangelove”
July 16: “The Time Machine”
July 23: “Sleeper”
July 30: “Dr. No”

Summertime Sidewalk Sale -- Saturday, July 11, 11 am to 6 pm, in shops throughout Federal Hill.

2nd Annual Federal Hill Cup Golf Tournament -- Monday, July 20, sponsored by the Federal Hill Hospitality Association.

Local Farmers' Market -- Baltimore Museum of Industry, Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stop and Enjoy the Flowers

Thanks to the Federal Hill Business Association and several volunteers, we have colorful hanging flower baskets in the commercial district. Anna Epsilantis of Big Jim’s Deli coordinated the effort. Brian McComas of Ryleighs Oyster and Taverna Corvino donated the flowers, grown on his mother’s farm north of the city. Vanessa Dallatezza of Sign-A-Rama contributed the American flags.

Baskets were installed by local contractors Aaron Stubbs, Craig Hannah, and Wayne McPartland, who donated their time along with Ed Jeffrey, who is ensuring the baskets stay secured. Other volunteers climbed ladders to place the flowers: Federal Hill foot patrol Officer Joe Goldberg (while off duty) and his son Matt, along with John Foti of Ryleighs Oyster and Brian McComas.