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Two weeks of free workshops, community parties, and special offers from Hamilton-Lauraville businesses.
Harford Road Aglow runs from March 25th to April 8th. We kick off the festivities with a party at Green Onion Market on March 25th, followed by a week of children's workshops to create costume pieces to wear to the focal point of our celebration: the unveiling party for FloraLume, our community's Light City Neighborhood Lights (presented by T. Rowe Price) project.
March 25: Kickoff Party
March 27-30: Children's craft workshops
March 30: Electric Dang Good Dance Party (adults)
March 31: Blueprints & Bioluminescence workshop
April 1: FloraLume Unveiling Party
April 7: First Friday
Special offers at area businesses from March 25-April 8
Aaduri Healing Arts
Creative Arts of Maryland
Four Hour Day Lutherie
Green Onion Market
The Spa at Hamilton Foot Care
Enjoy special discounts and offers from these Hamilton-Lauraville businesses:
Lakein’s Jewelers of Hamilton
Red Canoe Café
Silver Queen Café
Zen Happens Massage and Wellness
Hosted by the Green Onion Market, enjoy wine (photo ID required), artisan food samples, and music while you learn more about the events, specials, and activities hosted by local businesses during this celebration. You can even pick up a coupon book for special deals from local businesses.
Hosted by Clementine, this adults-only Electric Dang Good Dance Party features DJ Landis Expandis and specials on Clementine's delicious signature cocktails.
The night before the FloraLume unveiling party, there will be a free Light City Neighborhood Lights (presented by T. Rowe Price) workshop hosted by the Strand Theater Company.
Local Baltimore City Master Gardeners of University of Maryland Extension will help children create a glowing firefly craft from recycled materials while they teach how these bioluminescent insects use light to communicate. They’ll share simple tips to create a firefly habitat in residential yards to help increase the population of these vulnerable winged beetles. This craft may be carried by children as part of the firefly parade at the FloraLume unveiling party the following evening.
Hamilton-Lauraville Neighborhood Lights artist Maura Dwyer will also guide a limited number of community members in creating a unique cyanotype art work celebrating native plants and fireflies to commemorate the FloraLume mural.
This workshop is free, but space is limited and requires reservations. There are several timeslots for the firefly craft; 40 people will be able to create a 5"x7" souvenir cyanotype and 10 people will be able to create a large cyanotype poster (limited to one per family).
Bring your family and friends to the unveiling of FloraLume, Hamilton-Lauraville's Light City Neighborhood Lights (presented by T. Rowe Price) project.
This colorful, glowing mural from local artist Maura Dwyer celebrates native plants and the diversity of Hamilton-Lauraville. Watch it transform at sunset under dancing ultraviolet lights.
Get your groove on with DJ Landis Expandis, marvel at the skills of Baltimore Dance Crews Project and Baltimore Hoop Love, and keep your kids entertained with a variety of activities including a seed-starting craft from UME Baltimore City Master Gardeners.
Enjoy food and drinks from:
- The Batch Bake Shop
- Kuramo Restaurant
- Lost in the 50's Diner
- Red Canoe
- Silver Queen Cafe
- Taste This Balt
- Wild Radish
- Zeke's Coffee
Join your neighbors for this special First Friday on April 7th during Harford Road Aglow for unique offerings like:
- Aaduri Healing Arts: Enjoy complimentary reflexology to relieve your tired feet and melt your stress away (5:30pm-7pm).
- Hamilton Gallery: Check out the "Geo-Matic" artist reception (5pm-9pm). Using mediums such as acrylic paint, spray paint, and air brush, featured artist TJ Bates creates dynamic paintings that push and pull with contrast, color, and geometry. His work will be shown under a variable chromatic light display for viewing with provided 3D glasses to enjoy the moving and jumping colors and shapes in the artwork.
- Mutt Mart: Explore a special pop-up shop from 5pm-8pm from six local artists who work with light plus 50% off any reflective/glow/light-up pet products.
- Zeke’s Coffee: Zeke’s is going vegan for this First Friday dinner to celebrate the themes of FloraLume. A pop-up from Wild Radish (5pm-8pm)will feature an asparagus and sundried tomato quiche in filo, breakfast potatoes, and carrot cake cream cheese poppers.
Don’t miss our Tuesday Farmers’ Market
The lot at 4500 Harford Road hosts a vibrant weekly farmers’ market from June—September. Every Tuesday from 4pm-8pm, enjoy fresh local produce, delicious food from area vendors, and handmade crafts from talented community artisans. Some weeks feature children’s crafts, live music, and other entertainment.
Coming soon: Main Street Kitchen at the Lot
Starting this summer, construction will begin on a commercial kitchen with industrial refrigeration units at 4500 Harford Road. The kitchen will be for rent to local food-based entrepreneurs, plus host cooking and nutrition classes for the community. The outdoor space will be re-designed, with space for the farmers’ market, a small stage, shade areas, benches, and pleasing green space.
Hamilton-Lauraville is a diverse community of nine neighborhoods in northeast Baltimore that are joined by Harford Road.
A “Five Star Family Neighborhood” of Live Baltimore, we’re known for a family-friendly culture that attracts first-time homebuyers, families, artists, and small business owners.
A vibrant business district provides ample shopping, dining, galleries, and performance spaces.
Historically farmland, today that past is reflected in our community values of sustainability, a green infrastructure, and the many residents who engage in urban agriculture.
With our open parkland, tree-lined streets, historic homes, friendly neighbors, and a walkable main street, it’s no wonder Baltimore Magazine named us a “hidden gem”!