Saturday, July 31, 2010

BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD MUSEUM ONGOING EVENTS FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

All Aboard for Train Ride Season!
April through December and weekends in January

Take a round-trip ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. With paid admission, train ride tickets are $1.00 for children ages 2–12 and $2.00 for adults and seniors(60+). B&O Members are free! Train rides are offered Wednesday through Sunday, April through December and weekends in January. Train ride times are Wednesday through Friday at 11:30 AM, Saturday at 11 AM, 1 PM, & 3 PM, and Sunday at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM. Train rides are subject to change or cancellation and are not guaranteed with your visit.

All Aboard Summer Reading Program, "I've Been Readin' on the Railroad"
through August 28, 2010

A magical experience that will take you on a trip and teach you new things about people and places! Children may participate in the program at the B&O in Baltimore or Ellicott City Station and earn a free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit. It's easy, and the trip down the tracks is fun! Let the magic of reading and railroad take you on a special journey. Pick up a reading journal at either Museum location, browse the childrens' railroad books and begin your journey! Read 8 railroad-related books, complete your journal and return it to either Museum location by August 28, 2010, for your free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit.

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
901 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
410.752.2490

MOVIES FOR KIDS AT THE BABE RUTH BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM

The Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum
216 Emory Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
410.727.1539

A National Historic Site, this museum is the birthplace of Babe Ruth. See rare artifacts, photos, videos and more; located three blocks west of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Just follow the 60 baseballs painted on the sidewalk from the stadium to the Museum.

Movies at the Museum
Tuesdays, August 3, 10 & 17, 2010
1:00 PM

Every Tuesday throughout August, children can enjoy snacks and movies in the Babe Ruth Birthplace theater. Children’s sports-related movies will be show starting at 1 PM. Snacks will be provided. Movies will be G and PG rated. Movies are free with standard Museum admission.

Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum Admission
•Museum members are admitted free
•Adults: $6.00
•Seniors: $4.00
•Children (ages 3-12): $3.00

Museum tickets may be purchased at the Museum ticket booth, in advance by phone at 410.727.1539 or online at the museum store.

HOURS
Open Every Day: 10 AM–5 PM**

**7:00 PM on Orioles' home game days
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Call 410.727.1539, or check website for weather-related closures

GEPPI'S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM (GEM) CELEBRATES POP CULTURE & COMIC BOOKS

If you're into Pop Culture, then Geppi's Entertainment Museum is just the ticket for you! Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is dedicated to presenting the story of popular culture since the nation’s earliest days in an entertaining and educational fashion so that you have the unique opportunity to walk through a timeline that parallels and is entwined with history as a whole. Their dynamite comic book exhibit is ongoing.

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide – 40 Years
and Counting

It all started 40 years ago with a simple guide to the world of comic book collecting—the individual issues, their historical importance and their (much smaller) values. Today, that world has grown into a vast universe of comics and pop culture, those values have doubled and tripled and risen into the stratosphere (Action #1 and Detective Comics #27 each recently sold for $1 million!), and through it all The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has been the recognized “Bible” of the industry and the number one source for all historical and pricing information about the beloved medium.

The 40th anniversary of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is a significant milestone, and Geppi’s EntertainmentMuseum throws a spotlight on the Guide and its creator, Robert M. Overstreet. GEM will turn its Special Edition gallery over to a colorful chronology of the Guide and its incalculable contribution to the comic book community.

The exhibit will also feature a look at the Overstreet Hall of Fame, a growing roll call of comic book luminaries—artists, writers, editors, and other creators—who have shaped the industry, as well as generations of childhood adventure and imagination.

301 W. Camden Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.625.7060

MUSEUM HOURS
Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM—6 PM
Closed Mondays (except for major holidays)
Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
Call or check website for weather-related closures.

TICKETS
Adult, $10.00; Senior (55+), $9.00; Student (5-18), $7.00; Child (under 4), free

MUSEUM ADMISSION IS HALF PRICE EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY!
This gives visitors a great opportunity to enjoy all the museum has to offer at a reduced price. (NOTE: Half price offer is for admission only, and does not apply to tour groups.)

GAME DAYS HALF PRICE ADMISSION!
Visit the museum on any Home Baltimore Ravens 2010 Season Game Day or Baltimore Orioles 2010 Season Game Day and your ticket is half price! Not valid with any other discounts or offers.

$2 OFF GO GREEN! Show your ticket stub for public transportation for that day and receive $2 off admission to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum. Not valid with any other discounts or offers.

LEARN ABOUT LIFE ABOARD "USS CONSTELLATION" DURING THE CIVIL WAR

Powder Monkey Tour
every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 PM

The USS Constellation invites youngsters, six years old and up, to come on board to learn about the lives of the young boys who served as powder monkeys during the Civil War. Young "recruits" will find out through demonstrations and hands-on activities, how lads from eleven to eighteen lived in Mr. Lincoln's Navy.

Powder Monkey Tours provide the visitors with an exceptional glimpse into mid-19th century American naval life through the unique perspective of the young boys who served on fighting ships as powder monkeys.

Public Powder Monkey Tours are scheduled  as part of the ship's daily programming for visitors.

Powder Monkey Tours are also available for groups by appointment.To arrange to bring your group to USS Constellation for a Powder Monkey Tour, e-mail sberry@historicships.org  or call 410.396.3453.

Pier I, 301 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410.539.1797

CELEBRATE SUMMER AT THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER FLAG HOUSE

Neighborhood Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 1, 2–5 PM

Come celebrate summer at the Star Spangled Banner House!
  • Enjoy free ice cream on the Flag House lawn while listening to the Rockabilly groove of Rocket 88.
  • Face painting and balloon twisting and free admission to all participating museums!
In conjunction with the Jewish Museum of Maryland, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Carroll Museums

This FREE event is sponsored in part by the T. Rowe Price Foundation

U.S. NAVY TO PERFORM AT STAR SPANGLED CEREMONY

Come to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine on Saturday, July 31, at 6:00 PM for a special twilight tattoo ceremony featuring patriotic music, military pageantry and living history! The program begins with a concert by the U.S. Navy Band, Drill Team and Color Guard. For a flavor of history, the Fort McHenry Guard, representing the 1814 defenders of Baltimore will demonstrate battle tactics of the War of 1812.

Be part of one of the oldest ceremonies in Baltimore City! Over 100 years ago, Baltimore residents spent Saturday evenings watching the military review of soldiers at Fort McHenry. That tradition lives on today on selected weekend evenings with the free twilight tattoo ceremonies at Fort McHenry. Every ceremony ends with the folding of the great 30 x 42-foot Star-Spangled Banner flag and the firing of the fort’s large evening gun.

Following the concert, the U.S. Navy Drill team will perform modern rifle exercises. Their split-second timing and precision marching have dazzled audiences around the world.

The Fort McHenry Guard offers a unique historical experience at every performance. Dressed in the uniform of the 1814 defenders of Baltimore, the Guard will be doing a cannon drill, musket exercise and a bayonet demonstration. The evening program concludes with the audience folding the large 30 x 42-foot Star-Spangled Banner Flag. The evening ceremony is free, and parking is provided on-site.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WELCOME TO OUR BLOG!

Thank you for visiting our newest blog, http://www.charmcityartsmaven.com/, your go-to place for the latest news of cultural attractions in and around Baltimore.

We hope you like what you find here. If you have information you'd like to share about a program, performance or event you think fits our blog, please e-mail us at charmcityartsmaven@gmail.com. We'll research your suggestion and post it on the blog!

Thank you,

Ruth Ross