View from Federal Hill Park

View from Federal Hill Park
The fantastic skyline as seen from just down the street.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Top 10 Fun Summer Activities!

Here is My Personal List of the TOP TEN Most Funnest Summer Activities EVER!

10: Have a Scavenger Hunt! Make one up yourself or come to Baltimore for The Greater Baltimore History Alliance Scavenger Hunt! "Edgar Allan Poe wrote his first horror stories in Baltimore. What was Baltimore like back then? Find out by taking The Edgar Allan Poe Tell-Tale Tour of Baltimore, June 15 through September 30, 2009. Explore Poe’s Baltimore through many of the fascinating museums, attractions and tours brought to you by the Greater Baltimore History Alliance. Collect a Raven Trail Guide stamp from at least five attractions and you could win one of several great prizes." --(

9: Meet Edgar: (Sep 21 – Oct 4, 2009 at the Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street) Okay, so this is a LATE Summer Activity, but is is still gonna be exceedingly entertaining! Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m. POE IN PERSON Critically acclaimed actor David Keltz presents his one-man show, “POE In Person,” in a two-week residency at Baltimore Theatre Project. Feast your imagination on Poe’s masterpieces with veteran Poe actor David Keltz in his multi-character solo tour de force recreations of Poe’s ingenious tales of humor and horror, his romantic poetry, and his incisive literary criticism. Scheduled performances between September 21 and October 4, 2009 are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $20, seniors and artists are $15, and student tickets are $10.

8: Get Booked!: Another Late Summer (September 25-7) to look forward to is the Baltimore Book Festival at Mount Vernon Place 600 block of North Charles Street. he mid-Atlantic’s premier celebration of the literary arts features well-known authors, local bookstores, publishers, children’s writers, storytellers, author signings, crafts, refreshments and entertainment. The 2009 Baltimore Book Festival will salute Edgar Allan Poe in celebration of his 200th birthday.

7: See a Movie Under the Stars: Go to your favorite drive-in, if you can find one, or come to Federal Hill Park, where every Thursday (July2 -August 13, 6-9 PM) The American Visionary Art Museum hosts the free "Flick from the Hill". With films from Raiders of the Lost Ark to Ghostbusters, how can you go wrong?

6: Have a Star Spangled Weekend: (September 12 & 13) At the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine you can take part in this one of a kind weekend. Event commemorating the writing of the National Anthem, War of 1812 re-enactors, military band concert, musket firing, ship-to-shore "bombardment" and firework show!

5: Fireworks at the Inner Harbor: Nothing beats the amazing fireworks display as its reflected off the still waters of Baltimore's Inner Harbor!

4: Take in a Baseball Game!: You can see the Orioles play at the amazing Camden Yards Stadium through out the summer. Or if you are a Red Sox or Yankees Fan, you can afford to stay at Scarborough Fair Bed 7 Breakfast AND see a game usually cheaper than what is costs for either team on their home turf! Red Sox: are in town June 29, 30 & July, and July 31, August 1 & 2 and the Yankees play August 31 and September 1 & 2.

3: Eat your Heart Out: Baltimore's Summer Restaurant Week is August 7 through 16 This is your oppurtunity to sample some of the work of the nation's most up and coming food artisans ho are lucky enough to call Baltimore home! Special 3 course prix fixe menus for only $30.09 & lunch prix fixe menus for only $20.99 Hot weather and haute cuisine!

2: Become Part of the Invasion: Baltimore's Waterfront Invasions is a special series of exhibitions and events showcasing the Chinasaurs exhibit at the Maryland Science Center and the Jellies exhibit at the National Aquarium. Have Giant fun exploring land and sea.

1: Join in on the Largest Celebrations of All Things Art: Artscape, (July 17, 18 & 19), the largest free public arts festival in the country, will include a special tribute to Edgar Allan Poe. The outdoor festival features 150+ artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on four outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, fashion, film, experimental music and performances by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and multiple street theater locations; and a delicious, international menu of food and beverages that is available throughout the festival site.

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