Harbor East…

Harbor East at Night from across the Inner Harbor.…where casual, fun and fine dining, great places to live in newly rebuilt condominiums/apartments, great places to shop and lively entertainment create a wonderful place to be. Of course, don’t forget the proximity to the waterfront and downtown Baltimore in this walkabout neighborhood. Imagine the economic health of the Inner Harbor being combined with the rich history, culture and tradition of East Baltimore. A win-win for sure.

The area of Baltimore once called Inner Harbor East is now simply called “Harbor East.” It is a relatively new and wonderful example of mixed-use urban development/redevelopment. A half billion dollars worth of construction is nearing completion and offers all the amenities for which modern urban dwellers seek. Some may use the term “urban chic” to describe being a part of this neighborhood (in fact, there is an upscale shop with that name nearly in the center of all the action).

Stylized Map of Harbor East

With a dozen square blocks of the ultimate in City Life, this desirable neighborhood is bounded by Fleet Street on the north; S. Caroline Street to the east; Lancaster Street, the Promenade and waters of the Patapsco River to the south; and the Jones Falls (stream, not expressway) and the Promenade to the west. Aliceanna Street (west-east) bisects the neighborhood horizontally and provides a walkway parallel to the Promenade along the water.

Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel Harbor EastWalking in Inner Harbor East appears as a focus of the urban structure allowing residents and visitors easy access to the waterfront near the high-rise condos/apartments, offices and newly built hotels, such as the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Retail business includes a modern (and popular) market, up-scale shops with an urban theme, a “Landmark” 7-screen theater (get your movie tickets now), and a pleasing variety of eateries. Urban sprawl is no longer in vogue; instead, this implementation of creative urban development is pedestrian friendly, uses less land, is environmentally friendly and brings a valuable neighborhood to Baltimore City.

For additional information, see more about Baltimore’s Gem – CLICK Here.

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National Katyn Memorial in Harbor East

The victims of Stalinist Terror, 20,000 Polish military officers, were murdered by the Soviet Secret Police (NKVD) in 1940.

National Katyn Memorial

National Katyn Memorial in Harbor East Baltimore

Located at the intersection of Aliceanna and President streets and unveiled in 2000, the National Katyn Memorial stands as a centerpiece of Harbor East, memorializing the massacre for all to see and remember. It is currently the tallest statue in Baltimore and can be seen for a great distance in several directions.

Information about the Katyn Memorial in Harbor East Baltimore

Partial transcription of the above informational plaque:

Victims of the Stalinist Terror – 20,000 Polish Military Officers
Murdered By The Soviet Secret Police (NKVD)

In 1918, Poland regained her independence, after enduring three partitions and dominations for 123 years by Russia, Prussia and Austria. Barely 21 years later, on September 1, 1939 Nazi Germany invaded Poland from the West, triggering the Second World War. On September 17, the Soviet Union, in cooperation with the Nazis and without a declaration of war, invaded and occupied eastern Poland. Thus, Poland was partitioned a fourth time. In spite of being only partially mobilized because of strong pressure from its Allies, England and France, Polish forces valiantly fought both invaders for weeks before being overwhelmed and forced to lay down their arms…

The entire transcription
is located at www.katynbaltimore.com/massacre.html.

…The phrase Katyñ Massacre is used to signify the murders at all three of the Soviet camps. These atrocities were a failed attempt by Stalin to forever eliminate all opposition to communist rule in Poland. The free spirit of the Polish people endured through the dark years of communist oppression. Poland now stands as a full partner of the western democracies, a member of NATO and the European Union.

A print of the above photograph can be ordered from USPictures.com in the “Baltimore” gallery.

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Shop at Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar – Opens Sunday 4/20/14

For immediate release: April 9, 2014



The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar provides shoppers with options for spring holidays.  On Sunday, April 20, 2014 market-goers can shop for fresh ingredients for delicious meals including greens, dairy products, breads, fish and an assortment of meats.  Additionally, farmers sell a variety of beautiful seasonal plants and decorative flowers.  As always, the bazaar features a wide range of handmade jewelry, handbags, vintage clothing, paintings, handcrafted arts and more.  Located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX), the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar remains open Sundays through December 21, 2014 from 7am to sell out, approximately noon.  Maryland’s largest producers-only market is presented by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Sundays at the market offer a unique shopping experience for visitors by transforming under the Jones Falls Expressway into a one stop shop.  Shoppers can browse and purchase wonderful produce, meats, dairy, spices, preserves, fresh baked breads and flowers, in addition to delectable multicultural foods and handcrafted art from local artisans.

For more information on the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.


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Celebrate Billie Holiday Arts Project Saturday, April 5, 2014

For immediate release: March 19, 2014


            The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces the Upper Fell’s Point Improvement Association, a winner of the 2013 PNC Transformative Art Prize, is hosting a free celebration for the completion of the Billie Holiday Arts Project.  Attendees can enjoy live music from the Rhonda Robinson Quartet, guided tours of the project, children’s activities, food from local restaurants and a variety of vendors.  Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will also be in attendance.  The event occurs on Saturday, April 5 from 12:30pm to 4pm.  Festivities will take place on Gough Street between Ann and Wolfe streets and the 200 block of South Durham Street.  In the event of inclement weather, the live music will take place inside the Fell’s Point Corner Theater.

A multi-media arts collaboration, the Billie Holiday Arts Project includes a mosaic, five large murals, and eight painted screens from members of the Baltimore Painted Screen Society.  The project honors the life and music of legendary jazz singer and former Baltimore resident Billie Holiday.  This project was funded by the PNC Transformative Art Prize and the Upper Fell’s Point Improvement Association in partnership with the Fell’s Point Main Street.

In case of inclement weather, the music will be inside the nearby Fell’s Point Corner Theater.

The PNC Transformative Art Prize supports communities in their efforts to improve their surroundings with long-term and lasting art projects.  Qualified community-based nonprofits may be granted funding up to $30,000.  Full guidelines and an application are available online at www.promotionandarts.org; click on the “Grants” link.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 2, 2014 at midnight.  The 2014 PNC Transformative Art Prize is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and supported in part by PNC Bank.  Additional support is provided by the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development.

For more information on the Billie Holiday Arts Project, visit www.billieholidayproject.org.  For more information on the PNC Transformative Art Prize, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.


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