Neighborhood Events

For 2015, prominent downtown attractions join the Baltimore Book Festival in offering free literary-themed programming and discounts.


Friday, September 25



11AM-3PM

Waterfront Partnership’s Harbor Market

This pop-up lunch market takes place in McKeldin Square and features local vendors and food trucks such as Dooby’s, BricknFire Pizza Co., The Smoking Swine and The Charmery.



11AM-7PM

Visitor Center Gift Shop

The Visitor Center is pleased to offer 20% off in the gift shop for authors with a Book Festival badge, or those who present a receipt showing that they have purchased a book at the Baltimore Book Festival during the days of the Festival.



11AM-7PM

Dick's Last Resort

15% of check with BBF credential or receipt from book purchase during regular restaurant operating hours. 621 E Pratt St. Baltimore MD, 21202.



11AM-7PM

Ripley’s Believe it Or Not

Grab a $2 off the Baltimore or Ocean City Ripley’s coupon at Ripley’s exhibitor booth, located near the GEM copics pavilion , for discounted entry all weekend long and beyond!

301 Light Street, Light Street Pavilion, Baltimore, MD 21202



12PM-2PM

Therapy Pets Unlimited

A love for reading is one of the most precious gifts that a child can receive.  Reading is like magic.  Poems, short stories, and novels can transport children to distant lands where great adventures unfold.  The written word can inspire, comfort, and teach. 

During the Baltimore Book Festival Top of the World will feature a program which will encourage youngsters to read.  Children will be  partnered with a therapy dog from Therapy Pets Unlimited, and after selecting a favorite book, the child is invited to sit and read to their furry friend.  These gentle canines are amazing listeners.  They do not tease, laugh or judge the child. As a result, even the shyest child or reluctant reader is encouraged to improve their literacy skills. http://therapypetsunlimited.org/events



3PM-5PM

Playing with Book Pages

Spend some time playing with old book pages to create pinwheels, hedgehogs and trees etc. by learning the art of book folding. Great way to upcycle old or damaged books!

Carol Maurer, M.Ed. is an experiential artist who works with books, fiber, labyrinths and words. She has exhibited at several galleries including The Delaware Center For The Contemporary Arts (DCCA) in Wilmington, DE and The Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, DE.



8PM

USS Constellation

Special Tour! “Seafarer’s Tales of Toil, Tradition, and Macabre!” An after-hours, lantern-light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig! Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of, hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the published 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford. Safford’s diary is available for sale in the ship’s store. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.historicships.org/Seafarer.htm.

Inner Harbor, Constellation Pier




Saturday, September 26



10AM-7PM

Top of the World Observation Level

Free admission to Top of the World Observation Level. Last ticket "sold" at 6:30pm.

401 E Pratt Street, 27th floor, Baltimore, MD 21202



10:30AM-12:30PM

Playing with Book Pages

Spend some time playing with old book pages to create pinwheels, hedgehogs and trees etc. by learning the art of book folding. Great way to upcycle old or damaged books!

Carol Maurer, M.Ed. is an experiential artist who works with books, fiber, labyrinths and words. She has exhibited at several galleries including The Delaware Center For The Contemporary Arts (DCCA) in Wilmington, DE and The Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, DE.



10:30AM-8PM

USS Constellation

Ship’s Company Living History unit will be aboard. Ship's Company is a living history organization dedicated to the preservation of the American maritime heritage. We interpret many aspects of maritime life between 1775 and 1865. Interpretations include both Sailors (Navy and civilian) and Marines. Performances to happen at Constellation pier. 

*indicates free demonstrations occurring on the Pier outside the museum. All other programs free with admission.

10:30AM Cutlass Drill!*
11:30AM Gun Drill- Visitors are invited to see this demonstration of the ship’s great guns.
12PM Commence Firing! The presentation culminates with a live-firing of the ship’s 20-lbr Parrott Rifle, viewable from the Pier.
1PM Powder Monkey Tour: Tour of the ship focusing on the life of the youngest members of the Navy.
1:30PM Small Arms Drill!*
2:30PM Anchors Aweigh! Hands-on activity using the ship’s capstan.
3:30PM Gun Drill- Visitors are invited to see this demonstration of the ship’s great guns.
4PM Commence Firing! The presentation culminates with a live-firing of the ship’s 20-lbr Parrott Rifle at 4PM, viewable from the Pier
4:30PM Ship’s Company Q & A.  Please ask the Ship’s Company any questions you may have. 
5PM Anchors Aweigh!   Hands-on activity using the ship’s capstan.
6PM Food in the Navy!   Hear what sailors could expect from a menu of squares, slush, and dandyfunk.
7PM     Last Boarding

8PM Special Concert! The Washington Revels Maritime Voices presents “Songs of the Sea, the Shore and the Chesapeake.” The Washington Revels Maritime Voices present a program of traditional songs of the men who worked the great sailing ships and the women who sustained their shore-side communities. The program highlights the maritime history of the Chesapeake in the early 19th Century and the two sailing ships that bore the name Constellation. There will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to sing along. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for members/seniors/teens, $10 for Youth (For more information on the group, visit <http://revelsdc.org/ensembles/maritime-voices>.) Tickets available at www.historicships.org


Inner Harbor, Constellation Pier



11AM-1PM

Therapy Pets Unlimited

A love for reading is one of the most precious gifts that a child can receive.  Reading is like magic.  Poems, short stories, and novels can transport children to distant lands where great adventures unfold.  The written word can inspire, comfort, and teach. 

During the Baltimore Book Festival Top of the World will feature a program which will encourage youngsters to read.  Children will be  partnered with a therapy dog from Therapy Pets Unlimited, and after selecting a favorite book, the child is invited to sit and read to their furry friend.  These gentle canines are amazing listeners.  They do not tease, laugh or judge the child. As a result, even the shyest child or reluctant reader is encouraged to improve their literacy skills. http://therapypetsunlimited.org/events



11AM-7PM

Ripley’s Believe it Or Not

Grab a $2 off the Baltimore or Ocean City Ripley’s coupon at Ripley’s exhibitor booth, located near the GEM copics pavilion , for discounted entry all weekend long and beyond!

301 Light Street, Light Street Pavilion, Baltimore, MD 21202



11AM-7PM

Dick's Last Resort

15% of check with BBF credential or receipt from book purchase during regular restaurant operating hours. 621 E Pratt St. Baltimore MD, 21202.



11AM-7PM

Visitor Center Gift Shop

The Visitor Center is pleased to offer 20% off in the gift shop for authors with a Book Festival badge, or those who present a receipt showing that they have purchased a book at the Baltimore Book Festival during the days of the Festival.



3PM

Businessman First: Remembering Henry G. Parks, Jr. 1916-1989

We’ve all heard the phrase “More Park Sausages Mom, please?” Learn how Henry G. Parks Jr. took his sausage business and turned it into an American name brand. The Baltimore-based company evolved into a multi-million dollar business employing 300 people and was “one of the first black owned companies to be traded publicly on the NYSE," according to the New York Times. Author Maurice Dorsey explores the career of this pioneering entrepreneur and civic leader from his book Businessman First:  Remembering Henry G Parks, Jr. 1916-1989. This is a free event in conjunction with the Baltimore Book Festival. RSVP requested at lewismuseum.org by emailing lisa.crawley@lewismuseum.org. For more information, please call 443-263-1816.



3PM-5PM

Playing with Book Pages

Spend some time playing with old book pages to create pinwheels, hedgehogs and trees etc. by learning the art of book folding. Great way to upcycle old or damaged books!

Carol Maurer, M.Ed. is an experiential artist who works with books, fiber, labyrinths and words. She has exhibited at several galleries including The Delaware Center For The Contemporary Arts (DCCA) in Wilmington, DE and The Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, DE.



4PM-6PM

Therapy Pets Unlimited

A love for reading is one of the most precious gifts that a child can receive.  Reading is like magic.  Poems, short stories, and novels can transport children to distant lands where great adventures unfold.  The written word can inspire, comfort, and teach. 

During the Baltimore Book Festival Top of the World will feature a program which will encourage youngsters to read.  Children will be  partnered with a therapy dog from Therapy Pets Unlimited, and after selecting a favorite book, the child is invited to sit and read to their furry friend.  These gentle canines are amazing listeners.  They do not tease, laugh or judge the child. As a result, even the shyest child or reluctant reader is encouraged to improve their literacy skills. http://therapypetsunlimited.org/events




Sunday, September 27



11AM-1PM

Therapy Pets Unlimited

A love for reading is one of the most precious gifts that a child can receive.  Reading is like magic.  Poems, short stories, and novels can transport children to distant lands where great adventures unfold.  The written word can inspire, comfort, and teach. 

During the Baltimore Book Festival Top of the World will feature a program which will encourage youngsters to read.  Children will be  partnered with a therapy dog from Therapy Pets Unlimited, and after selecting a favorite book, the child is invited to sit and read to their furry friend.  These gentle canines are amazing listeners.  They do not tease, laugh or judge the child. As a result, even the shyest child or reluctant reader is encouraged to improve their literacy skills. http://therapypetsunlimited.org/events



11AM-6PM

Top of the World Observation Level

Free admission to Top of the World Observation Level. Last ticket "sold" at 5:30pm.

401 E Pratt Street, 27th floor, Baltimore, MD 21202



11AM-7PM

Dick's Last Resort

15% of check with BBF credential or receipt from book purchase during regular restaurant operating hours. 621 E Pratt St. Baltimore MD, 21202.



11AM-7PM

Ripley’s Believe it Or Not

Ripleys: Grab a $2 off the Baltimore or Ocean City Ripley’s coupon at Ripley’s exhibitor booth, located near the GEM copics pavilion, for discounted entry all weekend long and beyond!

301 Light Street, Light Street Pavilion, Baltimore, MD 21202



11AM-7PM

Visitor Center Gift Shop

The Visitor Center is pleased to offer 20% off in the gift shop for authors with a Book Festival badge, or those who present a receipt showing that they have purchased a book at the Baltimore Book Festival during the days of the Festival.



12:30PM-3:30PM

Playing with Book Pages

Spend some time playing with old book pages to create pinwheels, hedgehogs and trees etc. by learning the art of book folding. Great way to upcycle old or damaged books!

Carol Maurer, M.Ed. is an experiential artist who works with books, fiber, labyrinths and words. She has exhibited at several galleries including The Delaware Center For The Contemporary Arts (DCCA) in Wilmington, DE and The Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, DE.



2PM-4PM

Therapy Pets Unlimited

A love for reading is one of the most precious gifts that a child can receive.  Reading is like magic.  Poems, short stories, and novels can transport children to distant lands where great adventures unfold.  The written word can inspire, comfort, and teach. 

During the Baltimore Book Festival Top of the World will feature a program which will encourage youngsters to read.  Children will be  partnered with a therapy dog from Therapy Pets Unlimited, and after selecting a favorite book, the child is invited to sit and read to their furry friend.  These gentle canines are amazing listeners.  They do not tease, laugh or judge the child. As a result, even the shyest child or reluctant reader is encouraged to improve their literacy skills. http://therapypetsunlimited.org/events





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When:

Sept 25-27, 2015
Fri-Sun: llam - 7pm

Where:

Baltimore Inner Harbor

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