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


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

 HBU's Mixed Martial Arts leadership program practice days are Tuesday and Thurday from 6-7:30 at the HBU Center, 5532 Harford Road.  The cost of this program is just $30 per month.  Some of what your son will be learning is:

  • conflict resolution
  • confidence training
  • discipline attributes 
  • how to demonstrate respectful behavior
This is a mixed martial arts form developed by HBU through the past seven years.  The boys learn strikes, kicks, takedowns, joint locks and submissions.  This is a belt system, so the boys will be given an opportunity to earn advancements.  

Don't miss this great opportunity for your son this year.  
This is only for boys in grade levels 2nd - 6th.

Who is HBU?  What do they do?
HBU is Helping Boys Understand.  Robert Madden provides opportunities for youth through after school programs that include sports, and outreach into the community.

 HBU brings the fun to the Hamilton Street Festival
Here are some photos from the festival.

HBU Staff (yellow shirt) stand assist in the operation of
bounce rides to keep the little ones safe.

This is Mr. Madden, the man that brings opportunity to our local youth
and the bouncy fun to the Hamilton Festival.
HBU is a great youth program.
Thank you, Mr. Madden!

Learn more about HBU and its programs here:

 Facebook:  HBU Madden
Contact us at 443-418-7108 for more information.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Feed the Fish