Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Live Music All Day in Federal Hill: June 5!

The Federal Hill Jazz&Blues Wine&Art Festival is known for its great music, and 2011 is no exception. The streets will come alive on Sunday, June 5, 11 am to 7 pm, as 10 excellent bands hit the stages.

Catch local favorite Old Man Brown, one of Baltimore's top blues bands. And, don’t miss touring greats Chris Duarte Group, from Austin, Texas, and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes from New Orleans, just off the JazzFest stage. Go to www.historicfederalhill.org for full list and schedules.

Don’t miss one of the best jazz&blues events in Baltimore! Not only do we have great music, but also food&drink, arts&crafts, Wine&Art Alley, Kids’ Kross Street, and more. Admission is FREE.

--Joanna Lusk, Intern

Monday, May 30, 2011

Federal Hill Fest Live on Fox 45

Get a sneak preview of the June 5th Jazz&Blues Wine&Art Festival live on Fox Morning News on Tuesday, May 31st.

Appearing live from Federal Hill Main Street will be festival participants Hot House Jazz Quartet, artist Jessica Damen, and Cheese Galore & More.

Check it out on Fox 45 Tuesday morning at 6:10, 7:10, 8:10, and 9:10 am.

And, come to the festival to experience ALL the fun on Sunday, June 5, 11 am to 7 pm, on the streets around Cross Street Market in Federal Hill. Admission is FREE. Info:www.historicfederalhill.org

Friday, May 27, 2011

Festival Arts&Crafts: Something for Everyone!

Who doesn’t love Arts & Crafts? You’ll be able to check out more than 30 vendors offering interesting items at the Federal Hill Jazz&Blues Wine&Art Festival on Sunday, June 5, 11 am–7 pm.

Spruce up your wardrobe with a beautiful scarf or handcrafted jewelry, brighten up your home or garden with a unique knick knack, buy your dog a gourmet treat, and lots more.

You won't want to miss this… plus live music all day on two stages, Wine&Art Alley, Kids’ Kross Street, and more. Admission is FREE! Location: Streets around Cross Street Market in Federal Hill. Info: www.historicfederalhill.org

-Joanna Lusk, Intern

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How About Some Wine & Art with Your Jazz&Blues?

The Federal Hill Jazz&Blues Festival’s new Wine&Art Alley was so successful last year that we are expanding it in 2011. Check it out on Sunday, June 5, 11 am - 7 pm.

Several accomplished local artists will be showcasing their talents, ranging from ceramics to sculpture to painting. A variety of beautiful original pieces will be for sale. Stop by the Wine Tent so you can do some sipping while you browse.

Wine & Art Alley will be on Cross Street, on the north side of Cross Street Market. Come sample great wine and experience fine art first hand! Festival admission is free. Info: www.historicfederalhill.org

--Joanna Lusk, Intern

Friday, May 20, 2011

Food & Drink Galore at Federal Hill Festival

Be sure to check out the great food & drink at this year’s Jazz&Blues Wine&Art Festival on Sunday, June 5, 11 am – 7 pm. You’ll find many delicious options from Federal Hill businesses as well as vendors from across the region.

Whether it’s delicious Crab Cakes from Sherri’s, Pit Beef from Fenwick Meats of Cross Street Market, Chicken Teriyaki from Thai Master Grill, Tacos from BigHouse Catering, or fun festival fare like funnel cakes and hot dogs, there is something to please every palate!

And, don't forget the drinks: smoothies, fresh lemonade, iced tea, and alcoholic beverages. Visit the Wine Tent on Artist Alley (Cross Street) for a large selection of wines.

You won't want to miss this popular FREE festival with great music and much more on the streets of Federal Hill, around Cross Street Market. Info: www.historicfederalhill.org

--Joanna Lusk, Intern

ZipCar Adds More Vehicles!

ZipCar has added two more vehicles in the neighborhood to meet the increased demand for “wheels when you want them.” One of the vehicles is a pick-up truck, handy for those errands requiring hauling.

The vehicles are located on the south side of Ostend Street near the intersection of Light Street, directly across the street from the Charm City Circulator stop.

For more information: zipcar.com

-Meredith Cook

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New FHMS Volunteer Shirts!

Federal Hill Fitness, James Pharmacy, Planet Beach Tanning and Sign-A-Rama Federal Hill pitched in on the new, attractive t-shirts for Federal Hill Main Street festival volunteers this year. The t-shirts feature a cool circular design in brown writing on a light blue shirt. Find a volunteer at the next festival and check out the awesome design!

-Meredith Cook

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Need or Want to Rent a Bike?

Light Street Cycles offers bike rentals of all sorts! The rentals include hybrids, road and mountain bikes and helmets. Don’t miss out on this cool offer - make reservations today!

Looking for others who share your riding interests? Check out www.meetup.com/Biking-in-Bmore/

For more information: www.lightstreetcycles.com

-Meredith Cook

Introducing... Kids' Kross Street!

Kids’ Kross Street (previously Little One’s Lane) will make its debut at this year’s Jazz&Blues Wine&Art Festival on June 5. The area has a broader focus designed to make the area attractive to older children, while still making the little ones happy.

The popular moon bounces, face painting and toddler play area will still be there, but new activities will be added to satisfy the older children. “We’ve created a ‘tween’ area with bag toss and ladder ball games, and we want to add craft stations and other entertainment,” explained Wendy Simmons, parent volunteer.

Following a contest at last September’s Street Beat Festival, Kids’ Kross Street was selected as the new name. The winning entry was submitted by Federal Hill South resident Deniene Davis and daughter Grace.

Check out Kids’ Kross Street at Jazz&Blues Wine&Art Festival on Sunday, June 5!

The festival has something for everyone- Live music all day, arts&crafts, food&drink, an expanded Wine&Art Alley and great fun!

-Meredith Cook

Friday, May 6, 2011

Read All About It-May/June Newsletter

Read about how local spa and fitness businesses are energizing Federal Hill, the new look for Kids' Kross Street at our festivals, the growth of M Salon, and about community leader, Sonny Morstein. Also in this issue: a new Federal Hill Family Corner, an updated Spotlight on Business, with all the latest happenings in the Federal Hill Business District and more!

Read it online or pick up a copy in Cross Street Market, in the Main Street Office and at several restaurants and shops throughout the neighborhood!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Discounts with Donavon

Get your own BODYbyDONAVON Rewards Card and receive discounts at various Baltimore establishments, ranging from dining to retail! The rewards card is only $5 and with it you receive a free half hour consultation and 10 percent discount at Mother’s Federal Hill Grille, Subway, GNC, babe. , Planet Beach and many more! The BODYbyDONAVON rewards card is valid for a year and discounts are applicable for the cardholder only. The card can be either be mailed or picked up at Sign-A-Rama, 1100 Light Street.

For more information and a full list of participating businesses and the discounts offered, click here.

-Meredith Cook

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sidewalk Sale and Sweets in Federal Hill

Federal Hill’s Spring Sidewalk Sale is this Saturday, May 7, 11am to 6pm! Don’t miss the bargains galore in business around the neighborhood. Participating businesses include Babe., Whimsy, Pandora’s Box, The Book Escape and more!

Also, come to the Main Street office on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm and sample some sweets from recipes in the Federal Hill Cookbook! Cookbooks will be available for purchase- it’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

To see a full list of participating businesses in Federal Hill’s Spring Sidewalk Sale, click here.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Jazz&Blues Wine&Art Festival!

Mark your calendars! Federal Hill Main Street’s second festival, Jazz&Blues Wine&Art Festival is Sunday, June 5th 11am-7pm.

This festival features live music all day on two stages! Bands playing include, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes from New Orleans, Chris Duarte Band, local blues favorite, Old Man Brown, and more!

An assortment of vendors will provide festival favorites and specialty food&drink, and arts&crafts! The popular Wine & Art Alley on Cross Street will feature local artists working in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture.

Bring the kids for fun on Kids' Kross Street! The newly named children’s area will feature more activities for older children, along with the popular Moon Bounces, toddler play area, etc. Face painting, games, craft stations, and more!

Jazz&Blues Wine&Art festival has something for everyone! Don’t miss out!

-Meredith Cook