Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"Roll into Fall" with a Family Bike Party

This 10th of November, join Light Street Cycles (1124 Light Street) for the Fall Family Bike Party.  All families are welcome to bring their children of all ages.  While there have been other Family Bike Parties in the past, this one will begin in nearby Riverside Park (Riverside Avenue and Randall Street).

Stroll the neighborhood streets from 9:30 to 11:30 am with other families and enjoy this beautiful community ride.  “Baltimore-area families with toddlers in trailers, kids on trail-a-bikes, young children on two wheels, and more are all welcome on this fun community ride!”

To learn more about this event, please visit

Alex Marie Schmidt, Intern

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Zip to the Polls with Zipcar's Election Day Deals!

This election year, don’t let a lack of transportation prevent you from voting!  Zipcar, with locations throughout Baltimore, including two around Federal Hill, is encouraging all citizens to vote by providing half-priced reservation prices for those who use Zipcar to drive to the polls. 

On November 6th, members can receive this great markdown to take themselves, family, or friends to vote.  “We know a lot of our members are actively engaged in civic affairs…. We want to make it as easy as possible for our members to cast a ballot in this year’s election” says Scott Griffith, Zipcar chairman and CEO.

Even better for Baltimore residents, using you Zipcar card will give you special deals at the National Aquarium, Merritt Athletic Club, the Maryland Science Center, Baltimore Bicycle Works, Caribou Coffee, Kooper’s Tavern and many more.

For Federal Hill residents, there are two zip car locations near by:
1000 S. Hanover St (Sharp-Leadenhall)
The Light Street branch Library (On Street)

To learn more about Zipcar’s “Zip to the Polls”, visit their website at

Alex Marie Schmidt, Intern

Friday, October 12, 2012

Bringing a Little of Philly to Federal Hill

Larry Davidov, owner of Fat Larry’s Philly Cheesesteaks & Hoagies (1026 S. Charles St) had plenty of good things to say about Federal Hill; and we have plenty of good things to say about his restaurant!

Fat Larry’s is “the real deal” when it comes to cheesesteaks and hoagies, serving a huge array of authentic, mouthwatering sandwiches, sure to please everyone’s tastes.  They use freshly baked bread out of Philly and you can order your sandwich “wit or wit out” fried onions.  For the vegetarians in the area, Fat Larry's now offers a veggie burger sub.

Larry was drawn to Federal Hill because of the great people and eateries here. “I have eaten at a lot of places and I have a favorite item at almost every one of them," he said.  He noticed that Federal Hill had a good amount of bars, but few sandwich shops.  He capitalized on that and opened his own shop in the heart of 21230.  So far it’s been a great success.

Fat Larry’s is now offering delivery service.  If you’re within five miles of their storefront, they’ll deliver your meal directly to you until 11 pm (10 pm on Sundays).

Be sure to check out hours and menu on their web site, or by calling 443-759-7302
Follow Fat Larry’s on twitter and facebook for upcoming specials and deals!

Alex Marie Schmidt, Intern

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Your Chance to See "Inside Federal Hill"

Ever wonder what’s behind the bricks and formstone of the row houses in Federal Hill?  Federal Hill Main Street invites you to find out for yourself in our first FEDERAL HILL HOUSE TOUR.

The tour features 11 beautiful homes in the Federal Hill, Federal Hill South, Riverside, and South Baltimore areas.  All genres of home d├ęcor will be displayed including modern, classical, eclectic, professionally decorated, and do-it-yourselfers.  This is a great opportunity to get ideas for your own home!  

The self-guided walking tour starts at Federal Hill Main Street (42 E. Cross) and runs from noon–4:00 pm. After visiting the homes, ticket-holders are invited to come back to the office for a wine and light snack get-together from 3:00–5:30 pm. 

Tickets are $25 for one, two for $40, and $10 for seniors. You can purchase your tickets in advance at or by calling 410 727 4500.  We hope to see you there!

Alex Marie Schmidt, Intern

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Milestones on Federal Hill Main Street

Everyone knows that Federal Hill has a wide variety of unique shops and restaurants.  But what you may not know is that one of our local shops is embarking on a very exciting milestone: 10 Years of Business in Federal Hill!  Pandora’s Box Boutique, 50 E. Cross Street, is celebrating “10 years of Trendy” on Saturday, October 6, 2012, and you are invited!

Shop owner Monesha Phillips is “thrilled to have been a part of this vibrant community for so long,” and she’s hosting this exciting celebration as a “Thank You” to all of her shoppers who come from near and far.  The celebration will include food, beverages, and a raffle for all shoppers – you won’t want to miss it!
For those who haven’t had the chance to visit 

Pandora’s Box, October 6th is the perfect opportunity to discover the boutique.  Filled with a variety of unique pieces of jewelry, items for the home, gifts, and seasonal items, Pandora’s Box has something for everyone.  Please mark your calendars for this exciting event. The festivities begin at 4pm, and extend until 8pm.  We hope to see you on Main Street on Saturday, October 6th!