Come join your neighbors this Tuesday, April 19th, at 7:30 PM for an extremely important General Body Meeting at the Belvedere Condominiums at 1 East Chase St., lobby level.
We will discuss the proposed addition to the Historic Hotel Brexton and hear from candidates running for City Council in the 11th District.
As always our general membership meetings are free and open to the public, members and non-members alike. Meetings begin at 7:30, so please join us to discuss important issues and events that affect all of us in Mount Vernon.
MVBA Newsletters Will no Longer be Sent by Mail
Due to the cost and time it takes to print, post and mail newsletters, MVBA will only be sending the newsletter out electronically beginning with the May edition.
Proposed Addition to the Historic Hotel Brexton
In the first half of meeting, we will hear and discuss plans for the construction of an addition to historic Hotel Brexton. We look forward to hearing from the developers and from the community on this matter. Please join us to learn about this important proposal and to share your thoughts, concerns, and questions.
11th District City Council Candidates Forum
In the second half of the meeting, we will be holding a forum for the candidates running for City Council in the 11th district. Come hear from these candidates who have been kind enough to come to our General Body Meeting on the eve of the following week’s primary election. Please come prepared with questions for the candidates.
Join Us at Ware House 518 for MVBA’s Inaugural Tippler Thursday Event
Come kickoff spring at Ware House 518 for Mount Vernon’s first Tippler Thursday event! Festivities begin at 6:00 pm on April 21st — the third Thursday of the month. Ware House 518 will be serving a featured cocktail for the event which they have named “The Vernon.” If you have not visited Ware House 518 before, you are in for a treat! The space is wow-worthy, the cocktails amazing and the food incredible. So come support and toast your neighbors, friends and local business owners at our first ever Tippler Thursday! Happy hour runs until 7:00 pm, so don’t be late. Ware House 518 is located at 518 N. Charles St. Info: www. warehouse518.com/
Spring Cleaning Garage Sale at Hotel Indigo to Benefit the Dog Park
It’s time to declutter! The Hotel Indigo is hosting a “Garage Sale” in the underground garage and the booth rental proceeds will be donated to the dog park for ongoing maintenance. The sale will take place on Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.
New Trash Cans
As stated on the Baltimore City Public Works website, “Baltimore City is providing one free 65-gallon trash can to every residential address that currently receives trash collection service by the City. Using these cans will help keep our neighborhoods and waterways clean, reduce the rodent population, reduce strain on our workers, and make trash collection more efficient. Property owners who own a row home that is part of a continuous block-long group and have front collection have the option to call 311 by April 20, 2016, to request a smaller 35-gallon can. Hang tags will be posted at each property in the weeks prior to delivery. A neighborhood delivery schedule will be posted at www. publicworks.baltimorecity.gov and updated regularly. Please begin using your can as soon as it arrives. Your collection day and pickup location will remain the same.”
Would You Like a Community Garden?
Members of the community have expressed interest in having a community garden. Community gardens can be a beneficial addition to a community by increasing the availability of nutritious foods, strengthening community ties, reducing environmental hazards, reducing food miles and creating a more sustainable system. If you would be interested in joining the exploratory committee to create a neighborhood
Baltimore City Farmers’ Market & Bizarre Opening Day – April 17th
Maryland’s largest producers-only market offers an assortment of produce, meats, dairy, breads, flowers, collectibles and crafts on Sundays between April 17, 2016 and December 18, 2016 from 7am to sell out (typically noon). Many Sundays also feature live music performances and cooking demonstrations.
Flower Mart May 6th and 7th
Mark you calendar for Baltimore’s FlowerMart. Flowers and plants galore, hat and pet contests children’s area, unique crafts, live entertainment, and food. The festival takes place on Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th on and around historic Mount Vernon Square. Visit www.flowermartmd.org
BSO Pulse: The Lone Bellow
Pulse is a new concert series that brings together the classical world and the indie rock scene on one stage. Each concert will open with members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, followed by a performance by the featured band (The
Join a Committee, Meet Your Neighbors and Improve Our Neighborhood!
The Community Service and Engagement Committee meets every other Sunday at 218 E. Preston Street. Please call Matt for entry and for more information at (914) 602-8584 and contact him at email@example.com for more information.
New Spring Menus & Specials in Mount Vernon Restaurants
Brew House No. 16
Mount Vernon Conservancy
The Mount Vernon Conservancy offers free weekly yoga at the Belvedere Condominiums every Saturday beginning at 8:15 am. The Conservancy has also launched a Monumental Memories campaign to capture new and old memories about the Monument for inclusion in a Bicentennial time capsule.
2016 Primary Presidential / Mayoral Election