What an exciting week! Cold weather returned in the early part of the week for no apparent reason, Stoop Night came back in full force with the best-looking groups of stoop sitters yet, and, I don’t know, these things called Passover and Easter are happening? What’s even more awesome: despite the holiday weekend, there’s still a lot to get into in and around our hood.
Friday, April 18, 5 to 10 p.m.: The Gathering: Baltimore Museum of Industry in Fed Hill:
While it’s no Canton Gathering, The (outdoor) Gatherings where food from food trucks runs aplenty are back for the warmer months. Head to the waterside Baltimore Museum of Industry location and get reconnected with food truck living this Friday evening. There will be live jazz, a kids zone, and a fashion truck for those who think clothes are just as important as food. Admission is $3 and advance all-you-can-drink is $20. Buy tickets.
Whether you forgot to put out the recycling this week or would just like a good excuse to get your neighborhood free of discarded plastic bottles, Baltimore Trash Talk has the perfect outlet for you this Saturday. Collect clean beverage containers including plastic and glass bottles and head to the intersection of Patterson Park and Eastern Avenues. Get five cents for each container you bring or find along the way. The collected bottles will be assembled into a recycled sculpture/community art project to remind us all how wonderful a place our hood might be if we kept it clean.
Saturday, April 19 until closing time: Max’s Taphouse Rare and Obscure Beer Festival:
Any event with “obscure” in the title automatically makes it in to this weekend’s wrap-up. Add beer and a Fell’s Point favorite Max’s Taphouse to the equation and you have a recipe of delicious libations ahead of you. Hard to find beers from around the world will be on tap this weekend (until close on Saturday) for the discerning beer sippers, including: Cantillon Mamouche, Maine Lunch, Firestone Agrestic, and many more. Get a cheap beer-education on your Saturday night.
Sunday, April 20: Visit Fort McHenry (Free All Weekend)
Once your Easter plans (or lack of them) have concluded and you are in a sufficient food or candy coma, why not explore one of Baltimore’s most majestic landmarks for free? In honor of National Park Week, Fort McHenry is offering free admission to its visitors. With warmer weather on its way just in time for the weekend, seems like a nice picnic and history lesson to entertain visiting family. Plus, a stroll around the fort will work off some of those Easter calories.