Friday, April 27, 2012

Spring Block Party is this Sunday!!!


Spring Block Party is this Sunday, April 29th!!! Come out to Cross Street to enjoy lots of food, drink, live music, and vendors. This is definitely a festival you won’t want to miss. There will be tons of food and drink such as funnel casks, fried fish, and port beef and turkey paellas. Various vendors and arts and crafts will be sprinkled throughout Cross Street selling things like like Oriole’s and Natty Boh T-shirts, unique and original jewelry, candles, and other accessories. Bands including Nelly’s Echo, Can’t Hang, The Players, Stereo Trigger, Soul Island Rebels, The Reserves, Jenny Leigh Band, Kazmat, Scott’s New Band, and more will be performing live throughout the day. Towson University athletics is also running a football toss game.

Due to many requests we will be selling festival T-shirts this year (picture). They will be $20 and were designed by Andrea Shelby, co-owner of Federal Hill Fitness. Thank you to our sponsors Federal Hill Fitness, James Pharmacy, Planet Beach, StateFarm, Apothecary Wellness, and Morstein’s Jewelers whose businesses will appear on the back of the shirt.

 Also, the lineup for Sunday has been announced. There will be live music throughout the day on two stages. The schedule can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

- Sara Flood, Intern

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Federal Hill Hospitality Association's Generous Donation

The FEDERAL HILL HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION (FHHA), made a generous $3,500 donation to The Allen Center for Seniors. This center located on 1404 S. Charles, is in desperate need of funding, according to Ron Zimmerman (Ron Zimmerman Realty, 1234 Light, and Board President of the Center). The Center offers a variety of activities and lunches for the community’s senior citizens. Pictured here are Brian McComas and Paul Dolloway of the FHHA and Ron Zimmerman with Allen Center participants.

For more information: www.federalhillhospitality.com

Monday, April 23, 2012

2012 Street Beat Festival Date Set

The date has been set for our annual STREET BEAT FESTIVAL! It will take place Sunday September 30, 2012 from 11am to 7pm and is one of our biggest festivals of the season. Admission is FREE. The Ravens have released their schedule and there is no conflict with this date, so there will be a lot of people out and about in Federal Hill.

This is an exciting event that will be located on 6 blocks of Charles Street and Cross Street. The festival will feature live music on three stages, arts & crafts, and a ton of food and drink. There will even be a Kids’ Kross Street section for children and families. This will surely be a fun festival and great way for you to meet your neighbors, have fun with friends, and support the businesses of Federal Hill.

We look forward to seeing you there!

~Sara Flood, Intern

Friday, April 20, 2012

May Madness Coming to Federal Hill May 11!

Come join friends, neighbors, and business owners from Federal Hill for May Madness this spring. The event will take place on Friday, May 11th from 6-10PM. Just like the popular Moonlight Madness, shops and galleries around Cross Street Market will stay open late and offer refreshments, discounts, and specials to shoppers. Make sure to pick up a “passport” and get it stamped at 10 participating businesses to be entered to win prizes! Also, Federal Hill Main Street (42 E Cross Street) will offer free gift wrapping to those of you purchasing gifts for Mother’s Day or other special occasions.

Local business owners are very excited for this event that is replacing their traditional sidewalk sale. The interactive feature of the passport will allow neighbors and customers to really get involved in the event, meet the wonderful business owners, enjoy the spring weather, and spend time with friends.

According to local Alexandra Webb Artisan Jewelry shop owner Alexa Webb, “This is going to be a wonderful opportunity for businesses as well. It gives neighbors a reason to shop local and check out all of the unique boutiques and galleries in the neighborhood.”

This will be a wonderful event that you won’t want to miss!

Sara Flood, Intern

Friday, April 6, 2012

Federal Hill’s Annual Spring Block Party is Coming Up!

Make sure to come out on Sunday, April 29th for Federal Hill Main Street’s annual Spring Block Party!!! It will be held from 11AM-7PM on Cross Street in Federal Hill.

This is definitely a festival you won’t want to miss. There will be tons of food and drink such as funnel casks, fried fish, and port beef and turkey paellas. Various vendors and arts and crafts will be sprinkled throughout Cross Street selling things like like Oriole’s and Natty Boh T-shirts, unique and original jewelry, candles, and other accessories. Bands including Nelly’s Echo, Can’t Hang, The Players, Stereo Trigger, Soul Island Rebels, The Reserves, Jenny Leigh Band, Kazmat, Scott’s New Band, and more will be performing live throughout the day. Towson University athletics is also running a football toss game.

This will be such a fun event, make sure to come, bring your friends and family, and have a great time!

Sara Flood, Intern

Monday, April 2, 2012

Get Ready Federal Hill for the National Main Street Conference

Get ready Federal Hill… for about 2000 visitors! This week, April 1-4, thousands of Main Street program officials, volunteers, and fans from all over the US are gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center for the National Main Street Conference. This year’s theme, “Rediscover Main Street,” will focus on the four categories of our Main Street Approach: Business and Economic Development, Design, Organization, and Promotion.

Given Federal Hill’s close proximity to the conference coupled with its 2009 “Great American Main Street” award, we will definitely be a popular destination for attendees. The Federal Hill Business district will also be highlighted in two educational tours (April 1 and 2). Attendees will visit our neighborhood, check out faƧade improvements, beautification efforts, historic renovations, learn about our new microloan program from local small businesses, and other initiatives to strengthen the commercial district. Here’s where YOU come it. The tours will also include “free time,” giving tourists time to shop, dine, and enjoy all of what Federal Hill has to offer.

So get ready to show them what Federal Hill truly is- a friendly, close-knit, and extremely energetic community.

- Sara Flood, Intern