RAMBLING ROSE

It is Outdoor Festival Time in Baltimore

by: Rosa Pryor Special to the AFRO
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Liberty Road Outdoor Festival
Liberty Live is back and hosted by the Liberty Road Business Association, for family, friends and the community. Every Friday evening starting June 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hello, hello my dear friends, I am so excited about what is coming up. I am talking about the outdoors concerts that go on in Baltimore in many of the communities. They are so much fun.

The first one I want to tell you about is the “Liberty Live.” That’s right. “Liberty Live” is back. Hosted by Liberty Road Business Association, for family, friends and the entire community with an “Outdoor Concert Series” with various artists performing live at Kings Point Square, 9900 Liberty Road, Randallstown, Maryland, rain or shine every Friday evening starting June 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring lots of vendors including, delicious food, beer, clothes, shoes, jewelry and ETC. Also, I will be doing a book signing. You must bring your own folding chair and camera. Free and open to the public.

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Zion Baptist Church, 1700 N. Caroline Street, Baltimore will host their 27th Annual Community Outreach Festival on June 25 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. featuring continuous live entertainment, lots of vendors available including food vendors and me signing books. Free and open to the public.

Another outdoor community festival is hosted by Zion Baptist Church on June 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A beautiful parade will kick off this festival with young people dressed in festive colors marching around the neighborhood and a lot of live entertainment on stage throughout the day,  vendors of all kind, information booths for resources, services from city agencies, educational, health screenings, games and rides for children and much more located in the 1600 & 1700 block of North Caroline Street, Baltimore and the 1400-1500 block of E. Lanvale Street which will be blocked off from traffic. This is such a fun community event. It is free and open to the public.

Rosalyn M. Gaines is launching her annual “Bravo Performing Arts Camp” on June 20 at Kuumba Ensemble Heritage House Community Theater in Baltimore. The six-week summer camp will run through July 29 and culminate in a festival and concert. The goal is to guide young people through the dynamic stages of their creative brilliance. Classes include: Drama, Hip-Hop Dance, Afro Jazz Dance, Mime, Vocal Arta, Modern Arts, Modern Dance, Modeling, Rap/Poetry, Stepping, Jazz Dance, Zumba and more. The camp will operate Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.  to 4:30 p.m.  For more information, call 443-413-1470 or visit kuumbaensemble.org.

Larry Washington Elder member of the Arch Social Club
Larry Washington and the Arch Social Club are hosting a “Dinner Dance & Show” as a fundraiser for the “Stroke & Survival Group” on June 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring Phill Butt & the Sunset Band, buffet dinner, dancing and a lot of fun located 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue for only a $10.00 donation. For more information, call 410-669-9856.

The Randallstown Farmers Market in the Liberty Court Shipping Center near the Library is now open every Wednesday, now thru October 26 from 1-5 p.m. rain or shine. They will have locally grown produce from Pahl’s Farm and Bartenfelder’s Farm, Strohmer’s Farm with all natural meats, great Shoals Winery, crafts, gifts, food and desert vendors.

FYI: Mt. Gregory United Methodist Church, 2325 Route 97, Cooksville, Maryland will celebrate their 7th Musical Program at the Carroll County Arts Center, 91 West Main Street in Westminster, Maryland a 4 p.m. on June 26. The featured artists include the Imani Ensemble from the Grace A.M.E. Church in Catonsville, Maryland, Comedian Rob Richardson; Saxophonist Karlton Jackson and Harmonists Jean James. This will be a family fun event. For more information, call 410-596-7978.

Well, that’s it my friend, I believe I am out of space. I am closing hoping you have a fun and safe weekend and hope to see you at one of these events if not all of them. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com.

Until the next time, I’m musically yours.

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