Wednesday, October 22, 2014

City Neighbors Hamilton Open House

Dates and Times:

December 10, 2014, 9:00-10:30 AM
December 16, 2014, 6:30-8:00 PM
January 14, 2015, 6:30-8:00 AM
January 27, 2015, 9:00-10:30 AM
Location: City Neighbors Hamilton, 5609 Sefton Avenue, Baltimore MD, 21214
City Neighbors Hamilton is offering an Open House to those interested in applying for enrollment in grades K-8 for the school year 2015-2016.  RSVPS are not required.
Enrollment applications will be accepted from November 3, 2014 through 3 PM on February 6, 2015. For more information or to download an enrollment application visit their website at: or call 443-642-2052.

City Neighbors Open House

City Neighbors Charter School Open House

Dates and Times:
December 5, 2014, 9:00-10:30 AM
December 18, 2014, 6:30-8:00 PM
January 16, 2015, 9:00-10:30 AM
January 27, 2015, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: City Neighbors Charter School, 4301 Raspe Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206

City Neighbors Charter School is offering an Open House to those interested in applying for enrollment in grades K-8 for the school year 2015-2016.  RSVPS are not required.
Enrollment applications will be accepted from November 3, 2014 through 3 PM on February 6, 2015. For more information or to download an enrollment application visit their website at: or call 410-325-2627. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Arts & Ideas Sudbury School is back in Hamilton!

Arts & Ideas Sudbury School, the only democratic school in Baltimore, is happy to be back home with friends in Hamilton for a year while looking for their forever home. The school, founded by two professors from the neighborhood of Arcadia, spent last year in Mt. Washington where it had moved to find room to grow.  The aging St. John's building, where the school was located, went on the market in June and the school community voted to return to the Church of the Messiah.  Arts & Ideas, a school for students ages 5 to 18, opened in 2008 and spent its first five years at the Harford and White location. It is one of two Sudbury Schools in Maryland. The Sudbury model of education was started in 1968 in Framingham, MA.  Arts & Ideas currently has 48 students, which is near capacity at the Messiah location, so the school is continuing its search for a location where it can grow and put down long-term roots. The school community will vote on a location later this year, and students are part of the decision-making process. Meanwhile, Arts & Ideas is happy to be back at the beautiful Messiah location that we enjoyed for so many years. 

Upcoming Open Houses for learning more about Arts & Ideas and the Sudbury model of education: November 8, January 10, February 7 and April 11 from 11:00 to 2:00.

This past August the school was also featured on the front page of the Baltimore Sun:

Welcome back!

Monday, October 20, 2014

"This is not your kid's Indy Rock"  -- The Turnip

To:   All Fans of Local Live Music and Free Parking

Re:   Get on Your Dancing Shoes:  Local Music Series begins in Northeast Baltimore 

The North by Northeast American Roots Music Series, a showcase for unique local musicians, starts Saturday night, November 8, with the hip-shaking, ear-tingling rhythm/blues/funk of Baltimore's veteran party band, The (Shameless) Mooks -- along with the guitar-and-blues harp duo Patapsco Delta Boys, who play from the catalogue of blues, rags, jugband music, early country, early jazz and mountain music -- plus original songs in those traditions. 

This show is the first of six monthly events* planned at The Church of the Messiah, 5801 Harford Road in Hamilton, NE Baltimore City. 

Doors open at 8:00 PM and the music goes to 11:30 PM.

This is a family-friendly event in Northeast Baltimore. Admission is $10, and $5 for kids 10 years old and under. Refreshments: BYOB; hot food, pie, and non-alcoholic beverages will be on sale.

And don't worry, there really is a lot of free parking, both at the church lot (off White Ave.) and on Harford Road. We want you to have a good time. 

* Future shows include The Stone Hill All-Stars (December) and Boister (January).

Friday, October 17, 2014


The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance at the Jacob France Institute in the University of Baltimore is conducting an important 5-minute survey to learn more about people who moved within Baltimore City or between the city 
and nearby counties. 

Please participate in this research by clicking here and resending this email to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers—especially people who have moved recently or are thinking about moving. The survey will continue through Monday November 3, 2014. This research, funded by Goldseker Foundation, supports the mayor’s vision to Grow Baltimore. Thank you!

For more information, visit 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kinkx Studio


Join the fun this Saturday
October 18 from 12-4pm
at 4500 Harford Road.

Check the Kinkx Studio Facebook page to learn more about the 
radio launch here:

Find information about the radio program, 
"The right music for growing kids."

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Cellar Stage 
opens a new season!


THE KENNEDYS in concert, Kipyn Martin open, at The Cellar Stage © 
@ Faith Community United Methodist Church
5315 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214
Friday October 17, 2014
Show time: 8:00 P.M.    
Tickets $21.00  

The Kennedys
Unafraid to mix philosophy, spirituality, love and artistry with a folk-rock back beat is what makes this duo a positive force on all things human.” ~ Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange.
Inspiration is where you find it — and where it finds you. Open to every moment, the much-traveled married duo of Pete and Maura Kennedy have spun their personal experiences, musical influences and philosophical beliefs into nine previous albums of winsome original songs, frequently seasoned with exquisitely-performed cover tunes, that blend acoustic-based folk, rock, country, pop and secular gospel into an inclusively delightful sound that’s all their own. The Kennedys use their full palette of vocal and instrumental colors to bring their songs to glowing life. Maura’s lead vocals range from comforting to yearning, from girlish to womanly, from exuberant to delicate, sometimes bolstered by her own sweet harmonies and those of Pete and sometimes several guests. As usual, multi-instrumentalist Pete provides a vibrant tapestry of chiming, jangling and twanging guitars, as well as mandolin, interwoven withMaura’s sturdy acoustic rhythm guitar, harmonica and glockenspiel. The body of work The Kennedys have created since their 1994 wedding is a reflection of their musical and philosophical influences and experiences separately and as a couple. Their live show and CD’s encompass their favorite musical styles while incorporating the naturalistic, transcendental and mythological teachings of Joseph Campbell, Eckhart Tolle, Walt Whitman, and various Eastern-oriented philosophers into their songs and lives. Their goal is to live in the moment, appreciating every second of sensation, which imbues their music with a constant sense of wonder and freshness. With the release of their tenth CD as The Kennedys and recent CDs by their Strangelings and Stringbusters side projects added to their discography, Pete and Maura remain the Energizer bunnies of the folk/rock world.

Kipyn Martin
Kipyn Martin is an emerging Mid-Atlantic singer/songwriter whose roots sink into the banks of the Shenandoah River. Her voice is gathering a reputation in the region, hailed by listeners as “an instrument of unrefined purity” ~ Tony S.- Leicester Bangs and “the most pure voice I’ve ever heard” ~ Karin Fuller- The Charleston Gazette. In February 2013 Kipyn celebrated the release of her debut album, Undercover Muse offering an authentic representation of Kipyns live performance. Placing in the New Song Academy Songwriting Competition inspired Kipyn to pursue a Master of Music degree which she attained from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2012. Most recently her song, “Nightbird” earned a gold medal, as well as the Director’s Choice Award, in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest. She also received international distinction in the 2013 UK Song Contest when “I Believe in You” from Undercover Muse earned a semi-finalist rating. An honesty and vitality of voice make this woman a performing artist not to be missed.

Press Contact: Joyce Sica - 410-922-5210


School 33 Art Center
has provided a list of Open Studios this weekend.
Please check here for a full list of studios to visit:

Nick Aumiller
Open 10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday

Hamilton Gallery will be open 
10am - 6pm on Saturday & Sunday

October 11th and 12th
10 am - 6 pm on Saturday* and Sunday

artist demonstrations and special displays of art including:

Saturday, October 11th

Bridget Z. Sullivan demonstrates her mixed media process of 
drawing on pigment prints with pastel.

noon–2 pm
Marilyn Clutter demonstrates pastel portrait painting.

2–6 pm
Kris Willett demonstrates her canvas wheat paste techniques using digital printed tissues, stencils, and mixed media to create multiple layered collages on tarpaper canvas.

Sunday October 12th

Bob Paulding will be on hand to discuss his photographic techniques and recent 2 month photography trip out West.

Theresa Reuter demonstrates how to capture a person's likeness in a pencil drawing.

2–6 pm
Kris Willett demonstrates her canvas wheat paste techniques using digital printed tissues, stencils, and mixed media to create multiple layered collages on tarpaper canvas.

* Hamilton Gallery is open until 9pm on Saturday October 11th

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Downhill Derby
Sunday, 10/12/14
Start Your Engines at 10:00
The race begins at the top of the hill on 
Harford Road at White Avenue.

Please check this blog or Facebook
for last minute updates in case 
of bad weather.

Come in costume to 5500 Harford Road and join in the Halloween Parade!
The parade begins at 9:00am.
Dept of Recreation & Parks is planning an extra surprise for very young racers!

Hamilton Bank
Hamilton Business Association
H-L Sprouts
Recreation & Parks
Zeke's Coffee
Dept Recreation & Parks

H-L Sprouts' Halloween Parade
Derby racers
Trophy Winners for Downhill Derby 2014


Feed the Fish