Dr. Marvin L. ‘Doc’ Cheatham, Sr., president of MAHNA. (Courtesy Photo)
On July 17 the Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association held a second Salute to Baltimore’s own Billie ‘Lady Day’ Holiday, a free event at the Leonard E. Hicks Multi-Purpose Community Center located at 2718 W. North Avenue. Billie Holiday died on July 17, 1959. , president of MAHNA, did a presentation showing Ms. Holiday singing songs during different parts of her career. Also posters and pictures were displayed throughout the room of Ms. Holiday. Earlier in April MAHNA celebrated Ms. Holiday’s April 7 birthday with songs, a wax figure, a birthday cake, singers and vendors.
Saturday July 25 marked the 1st Annual Easterwood Cook-Out and Health Fair which saw MAHNA, Ash-Co East Coppin Heights Community, Bridgeview/Greenlaw Community and the Omega Baltimore Recreation Center at the Troy Brailey Easterwood Park, host over 600 children and residents at this free event. Along with free hot dogs, hamburgers and other refreshments there were moon bounces, softball games, Zuumba classes, health tables, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn and basketball.