July 9th, 2013 by Chris Furino
10820 Beaver Dam Rd. Cockeysville, MD
While your local pool may be a great way to beat the Baltimore Summer heat, for many, myself included, the crowded conditions and screams of children just doesn’t cut it. And lets be honest, that backyard sprinkler hasn’t cooled you down since you were about 6 years old. Plus, everybody hates all the stupid rules to “prevent you from injuring yourself.” The Beaver Dam Swimming Club isn’t your typical swim getaway. This local, Summer spot is actually a swimming hole that “aims to bring the fun back into jumping into a really large puddle.” This club has spots for rope swings, cliff jumping, and more. Plus, if you get tired of swimming, you can head over to the basketball and volleyball courts for some dry fun. This swim club is comprised of 30 acres of freshwater quarries, pools, and ropes swings for people of all ages to enjoy. Plus, the swim club has a snack stand and shaded areas for patrons to enjoy a nice family cookout or picnic. After checking the Beaver Dam Swimming Club out, you will be sure to have found your new summer hangout.
For more information and prices, visit the Beaver Dam Swimming Club’s website.
July 8th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street, Charles Street, Bolton Hill, and Station North Arts & Entertainment District Neighborhoods
13 City Blocks. 175 Tents. Over 30 Countries represented. Artscape returns to Baltimore again as America’s largest free arts festival, attracting over 350,000 attendees. For its 32nd year, Artscape will provide patrons with an eclectic collection of performing and visual arts at no cost. Artscape features more than 150 fine artists, fashion designers, and craftspeople; visual art exhibits, outdoor sculptures, art cars, and photographs. On top of all that, there will be incredible live concerts on outdoor stages. The event will also feature a full schedule of performing arts, including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This event is targeted to families as well through hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers, and street theater. A diverse, international selection of food vendors will also be featured throughout the event for patrons to try. The subject matter of events ranges from the design of video games, to cocktails, and even the Japanese art of song. Finally, on Saturday, Mayor Rawlings-Blake will present the eight annual Janet and Walter Sondheim prize, valuing $25,000 to further artistic endeavors, to one lucky finalist, followed by a special reception. This three day event promises to be exciting and engaging and will surely leave you looking forward to next years.
This event will have street closures, so be sure to plan your trip ahead.
For more information, visit Artscape’s website.
July 6th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Preston Gardens Park – 300 St. Paul Place
Are you feeling stressed with the copious amount of work you have even though you should be relaxing a bit in the Summer? Is your internship, job, or class not giving you enough time to fit the gym in afterwards? Well get out of your suit and into some yoga pants or athletic shorts and head downtown for some stretching, chakras, and the like. The Merritt Athletic Club will be offering free yoga from noon-1 PM every Thursday at Preston Gardens Park. Surely you can get this weekly event to fit into your routine during your lunch break. And you will likely feel renewed and ready to finish off the work week strong! You bring the mat and they’ll provide the zen.
For more information, visit Go Downtown Baltimore’s website.
July 5th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Baltimore Restaurant is perhaps one of the most exciting weeks of my year. That’s because its literally a week of the best food imaginable throughout the entire city, at really great prices. Many of the greatest restaurants in the city offer specially crafter three-course meals all for $30.13 or $20.13. Some participating restaurants also offer special lunch menus for $15.13. In nearly any part of town imaginable, you’re sure to find a participating restaurant. Participating restaurants include Blue Agave, Ra Sushi, Tapas Adera, The Food Market, and Petit Louis Bistro. During the last restaurant week, I went to La Tasca in the Harbor and had some of the best tapas imaginable. I certainly plan to get the most out of this delicious week. This week is really a great time to experience great and new restaurants in the city at a really affordable price. Just make sure to make your reservation early, as all restaurants will be booked full this week.
For a list of participating restaurants and more information, visit Baltimore Restaurant Week’s website.
July 4th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Fine Arts Building at Loyola’s Campus
Contemporary Arts Inc. will be collaborating with Loyola University to organize a summer program for youth ages 4-17. This program will explore the youths talents or introduce them to new art forms. Students will be able to explore instrumental, visual, voice, and dance arts. They will also be visited by local artists to hear about their work. This program will also offer students the opportunity to go on a field trip to learn more about the arts they choose to explore. The students will close with a performance at Loyola University’s McManus Theater on Thursday, August 15th at 1pm.
For more information, visit the Contemporary Arts Inc. website.
July 3rd, 2013 by Chris Furino
YES Drop In Center – 2315 N. Charles Street
The Faces of Homelessness Bureau presents I Am: A Night of Monologues. This unique cultural event will feature stories, spoken word poetry, prose, and heartfelt anecdotes about the impact of prejudice on our communities and the power of the human spirit to overcome unimaginable odds. Held at the Youth Empowered Society Drop In Center, a place created for youth between ages 14 and 25 who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness, this event promises to be compelling and interesting. These dialogues are told from the perspective of both the person who has experienced or is experiencing homelessness and the local speaker who advocates for the rights of the man or woman experiencing homelessness. This event seeks to challenge us to see beyond conventional stereotypes that pull us apart and to recognize the humanity that lies within every individual, regardless of their situation. There is no fee, per se; however, a donation of $10 is suggested at the door.
RSVP by calling 443-531-1919 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit the Baltimore’s Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau’s website.
July 2nd, 2013 by The Professor
Guitarist Ryan Mendez interviewed by Hillary Bowman ’14 – with our apologies for the bad phone connection…
July 2nd, 2013 by The Professor
Our annual tradition continues!
Join Nick Centanni on WLOY 10-12PM and 6-8PM for 2 separate beachfront broadcasts of the Moldy Oldie Show this July 4!
Nick will have a mix of upbeat summer songs, Independence Day facts, jokes, and of course periodic visits from campus royalty via the ‘gold campus royalty phone.’
He will be up to his usual tricks so you won’t know what to expect next. There will also be a special Independence Day wishes from some familiar voices in the 6-8PM hours.
This is high octane radio so make it a date and don’t be late! The fun begins July 4 at 10AM all right here on WLOY!
WARNING: This show should only be used under adult supervision. Keep out of reach of children. For outdoor use only. Do not hold in hand. Remember to place this show on the ground, light fuse and get away. Never attempt to relight this show should it malfunction or misfire. Keep others at a safe distance. This show is flammable, misuse may result in injury or fire.
July 2nd, 2013 by Chris Furino
M&T Bank Stadium – Lots B and C
The African American festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture. This family-oriented event is filled with celebrity artists and entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, financial literacy, health & wellness and more. The event is completely free and will feature various food, clothing, jewelry, and art vendors. During the event, there will be an Emerging Artists contest as well as a step competition. This two-day event will also feature live performances by Patti Labelle and American Idol Winner Fantasia! This culturally rich event is one you certainly don’t want to miss.
For more information, visit the festival’s website.
July 1st, 2013 by Chris Furino
The Walters Art Museum – 600 N. Charles Street
Site Unseen promises to be a unique and exciting exhibit that will begin showing at The Walters Art Museum on July 6th. While museums frequently have beautiful and elaborate exhibits displayed for patrons to view in awe, many people neglect to realize that behind closed doors is a treasure of works coming and going. Gregory Vershbow’s upcoming exhibit, that will consist of several enlarged photographs, seeks to capture the beauty of various pieces as they’re presented shrouded in plastic, protected in foam, nestled in boxes, and uniquely juxtaposed among other works. The exhibit will feature not only images from the Walters, but also from museums both in the United States and internationally. This exhibit will surely force you to question your perception of various works in their original setting as well as speculate alternative meanings to the works when presented with other pieces.
The museum is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Wednesday to Sunday. General admission to the museum is free.
For more information, visit The Walters Art Museum’s website.