Can anyone else believe we’ve made it this far into quarantine?! I’m not sure about you, but I definitely wasn’t of the mindset that we’d be in this situation for the long … long … LONG haul.
Well … as a community, we do what we have to do to keep everyone safe, healthy, and well!
REAL TALK: How’s your boredom going? Looking for different and creative activities you can still do to support from a safe, outdoor, social distance that supports our local neighbors!
Read on …
- Virtual Live Stream Music Nights
While we all miss visiting our local watering hole, attending weddings and the like to see our friends, enjoy live music, and escape from this ‘new reality,’ there are still ways to tune in and support your favorite musicians.
Check out my personal favorite list of bands to tune into below! Whether you choose to tune in via Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, LiveX and more, nothing quite beats a cool summer evening while jamming out to live tunes:
Chris Diller Music
GoGo Gadjet Band
- Pop Up Events Supporting the Local Community
Let’s be real . . . it’s been hard. Not only emotionally, but also finally – for both businesses with storefronts and those without. Because I’ve noticed a number of new folks on here, allow my to introduce myself and my personal situation –
I’m the wife of a local bar & restaurant owner in the historic Federal Hill section of downtown Baltimore, MD. Every year, we look forward to the days of filling the bar with energetic fans, festive gear, and fun promotions during the NFL season; however, it’s looking unfavorable that we’ll even have that this year.
But, we also realize we’re not the only ones struggling through these turbulent times – we’re all in this together.
As a result, meet our #SmallBusinessSunday series!
Each Sunday, we’ll be partnering with a different, Baltimore-based, small business to host a pop-up event in our location, helping to drive their brand exposure, boost customer engagement and overall promote local, Baltimore partnerships.
August is already slated to be T-A-S-T-Y !! Check out the awesome upcoming pop-up schedule at Don’t Know Tavern for August below:
8/9 – Codetta Bake Shop
8/16 – Bmore Big Softy
8/22 – Wildberry Farm + Market
8/29 – The Salad Lady
Follow them on Instagram for some EXTRA special things we have in store for September!
- A Local Boutique Favorite
I’ll be honest – one thing I’ve always wished for is owning my own clothing & accessory boutique. BUT – I’d be amiss if I said I had ANY idea how to run one!
While there’s a few great shops in my neighborhood, one I never get tired of visiting again and again is Pandora’s Box Boutique. It’s a quaint, female, black-owned Federal Hill boutique on E. Cross St. that ALWAYS has unique finds. Trust me when I say it’s not your typical store that offers the same trinkets and brands as their competitors. Pandora sources their items from all over – – France, Spain, local small business vendors, and more! My favorite purchases range from crop tops fashioned from pure silk sourced in Indonesia, to one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry finds, to hilarious cards for every occasion, to candles made from the Baltimore-famous KSM Candle and Co. in Hampden, MD.
Click this link to check them out!
- Black Business Friday – 8.28
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore presents Black Business Fridays in Center Plaza right near the Inner Harbor. It’s an awesome celebration of African American culture and enterprise with music, entertainment, and a showcase of black makers, retailers, and restaurants.
The event is free and open to all, but registration is required to ensure proper social distancing. While you must wear a mask, the first 100 guests get an extra special treat: a FREE cocktail by Cane Collective!
Check out the FULL list of vendors & entertainment, PLUS secure your ticket here.
Do you have fun Baltimore-based favorite activities you’d like to share? Drop me a comment below –
I’d love to check them out!