Poetry has been and continues to be experiencing a renaissance. Artist, poet and entrepreneur Danny Simmons recognized this several years ago in founding Def Poetry Jam which was responsible for discovering many young talented poets and visual artists, several of whom went on to fame, including Saul Williams, Kanye West, Kehinde Wiley, and Wangechi Mutu.
Author Book Talk: Flee North, A Forgotten Hero and the Flight For Freedom in Slavery’s Borderland with Scott Shane
Saturday, September 23 | 1 pm
Born into slavery in Maryland,Thomas Smallwood by the 1840s was free, self-educated, and working as a shoemaker a short walk from the U.S. Capitol. He recruited a young white activist,Charles Torrey, and together they began to organize mass escapes from Washington, Baltimore, and surrounding counties to freedom in the North.
Join us at the J as Morah Becky leads a fabulous Fall Holidays celebration, followed by a holiday themed craft, snacks, and a chance to connect with both old and new friends. This FREE program is perfect for ages 6 and under.
On the last day between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, join J Life and an intergenerational group of J Members and Friends as we ‘throw away’ sins from the past year. This walk will include guided prompts, questions, conversations, and reflections.
Join us for a tour inside Clifton Mansion, the unique Italianate country house that has overlooked Baltimore City for over 200 years! At one time the summer home of War of 1812 captain Henry Thompson and then philanthropist Johns Hopkins, the story of Clifton Estate is one about two prominent businessmen, enslaved & free Black people, and more. You’ll see the latest restorations made possible by the Friends of Clifton Mansion and Civic Works. You will also be invited into unrestored spaces that are brimming with stories to tell!
In collaboration with faery and folktale artist Brian Froud, Jim Henson ventured into an entirely new world with the production of The Dark Crystal (1982). The world of Thra launches viewers into lush bioluminescent forests, dank dungeons, and airy throne rooms brimming with fantastical details. Look closer and explore some of the tools and belongings used by the many characters of Thra, and create your own prop right at home. The program is suitable for all ages, including adults.
Shake more than just the lulav and etrog in this sukkot! Come together for a community celebration to “shake it” with live music featuring the Sagamore Band, Cocktails (shaken not stirred), and ice cream shakes.
Doors Open Baltimore, hosted by Baltimore Architecture Foundation, is an annual city-wide festival honoring Baltimore's diverse cultural tapestry by highlighting its vibrant neighborhoods, captivating architecture, and distinctive spaces that contribute to the city's exceptional charm. Always occurring the first full weekend in October, dozens of usually off-limits buildings across Baltimore host open houses and/or guided tours for the public to explore. Join fellow Baltimoreans for Open House-style exploration October 7, 2023 and guided tours on October 8th.
Fiesta Baltimore is the largest and most anticipated Hispanic/Latino cultural event of the year in the Baltimore metropolitan region.
The event will feature the following:
The 5th Annual Latino Cultural Festival in Patterson Park, on October 7th & 8th from 11am –7pm
At a time when book bans and censorship are on the rise throughout the country, the renowned political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson and historian Jonathan Zimmerman will speak on free speech and the arts.
They are the co-creators of the new book Free Speech & Why You Should Give a Damn.
Location: West Baltimore
Diné pianist and musicologist Renata Yazzie performs a recital on Sunday, October 15 at 4:30 pm at St. David's, Baltimore, followed by a service filled with choral music. Part of Free Fall Baltimore.
Join the Choir of St. David’s on Sunday, October 15 at 4:30 pm for the annual Recital and Evensong for the Commemoration of Indigenous Peoples Day. The event begins at 4:30 pm with a recital by Diné (Navajo) musicologist and pianist Renata Yazzie whose work focuses on Navajo hymnody and the art of translation.
Come out and see a large collection of Willys and Jeeps at the historic Union Mills Homestead. This is one of the largest vintage Jeep shows on the East Coast. See World War II and Korean War era military Jeeps and the civilian Jeeps and utility vehicles that are the grandfathers of today’s Jeeps & SUVs.
Tours of the historic house and mill will be available for a small fee from Noon to 3pm.
Check out http://www.jeepchasm.com/ for more information!