Weekend Events and Sailabration

| June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s some great things going on this weekend around town! Please feel free to share any additional events in the comments field.

Pints for Pitts

11am-3pm Sunday June 17th.  $5 cover, all of the money goes to BARCS Pit Crew.  The event will feature raffle items, giveaways, & a silent auction.

Baltimore Summer Kickoff

Some of the best High School lacrosse players and club teams from all over the country will be playing in the Baltimore Summer Kickoff this Saturday and Sunday at St. Paul’s School.  Saturday at 730pm features the All Star Game.



Sailabrtion Volleyball Tournament

Crews from domestic & international ships will be competing in a Sailabration volleyball tournament tomorrow afternoon at Baltimore Beach- come cheer them on!

Free Star-Spangled Air Show

The Star-Spangled Air Show will feature five high-precision aviation acts from the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard over a two-and-a-half-hour period between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on June 16 and 17. The featured act will be the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The air show will take place over the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. Public viewing sites along the Middle Branch are limited, and recreational boating traffic will be restricted from cruising the water in the air show “box” while the show is in progress.

Public Viewing Locations

The air show will be accessible to view from several pre-designated public viewing sites, including Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and the grounds of MedStar Harbor Hospital. Aircraft take offs and landings can be observed, along with a display of military aircrafts, at Martin State Airport. Reservations can be made up to June 1 by organized groups traveling by bus or motorcoach to view the show at a South Locust Point location to the west of the Fort and east of the Cruise Maryland terminal, which provides for shorter walking distances. Because Baltimore has never hosted an air show like this before, repeated on two days, it is difficult to predict the size of the crowds at each viewing site. You may wish to consider alternatives available to you inside air-conditioned high rise office and residential buildings with sight lines to the Middle Branch. Several less-crowded public parks provide “peek-a-boo” views of the performance airbox (e.g. Canton Waterfront Park, Riverside Park, Cherry Hill Park, Reedbird Island Park, Garrett Park). Viewing sites have been designated at:

Patriotic Party Hats at AVAM

Saturday, June 16
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230

Get ready to celebrate Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Sailabration in style by creating your very own red, white and blue party hat. We have visionary materials and ideas by the boatful! Think Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty and American Pie! Make your very own hat and then spend the day exploring the American Visionary Art Museum and learning about our favorite visionaries. This workshop is free with Museum Admission and all ages are welcome as long as they come ready to celebrate!

Navy Special Warfare Dynamic Waterborne Demonstration

June 16 and June 17
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

High-speed demonstration of two Navy Special Warfare Combat Craft (SWCC) vessels – the “Mark Five” and the “Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat.” These vessels will perform on the waters off Fort McHenry, immediately prior to the Star-Spangled Air Show. These vessels will also be on display at the Inner Harbor (by the Aquarium) for public viewing before and after the show.

Celebration of the American Flag

June 16, 6:30 – 9:15 pm
Fort McHenry

Celebration of the American Flag is co-sponsored by Fort McHenry and the American Flag Foundation.  Enjoy patriotic music, the Maryland Defense Force Presentation of Colors on horseback and other patriotic activities.  Admission is free.

World Premiere of “Overture for 2012,” composed by Philip Glass

Limited seats available!

Make plans to join us at Star-Spangled Symphony on June 17, 2012 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The 90-minute musical celebration includes the world premiere of Overture for 2012, composed by Philip Glass and performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of music director Marin Alsop. Sponsored by PNC, tickets are on sale for only $15.

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Star-Spangled Symphony highlights Star-Spangled Sailabration – the June 13-19 international maritime festival in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, which launches Maryland’s War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration.

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate a brand-new, world premiere piece of music than by having the Blue Angels roaring overhead, over 40 tall ships and naval vessels and a great symphony orchestra performing the premiere.

— Marin Alsop, BSO Music Director

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