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Events - 4 Jul 13

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Saturday, August 10, 2013
Bliss Point, Brett Freund Solo Exhibition at Baltimore Clayworks

Baltimore Clayworks is proud to host Bliss Point, Brett Freund Solo Exhibition.This exhibition features Freund’s work from his past year as the Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist. The show runs June 22- August 10, 2013.

Bliss Point- the amount of an ingredient such as salt, sugar, or fat which optimizes palatability.

This exhibition is the culmination of Freund’s year in the Baltimore Clayworks’ studio as our Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist. Featuring slip-cast forms intuitively rearranged into functional and
sculptural objects. The origins of Freund’s work starts conceptually as a product that communicates preciousness but is manipulated with a chaotic integrity that confuses intention and understanding of value.His work investigates patterns of aesthetics and symbols in order to produce a mash-up of form and imagery by exploring the decorative nature of the highbrow and the surplus of culture.

Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

|P 410.578.191Bliss Point Brett Fruend June 22-August 10, 20139|F 410.578.0058|

Monday, July 1, 2013 - Monday, September 2, 2013
Gizmos, Gadgets and Gears

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will become an epicenter for Do-It-Yourself invention beginning July 1, as all three floors of the Maryland Science Center transform into a hotbed of contraptions, challenges and creative inspiration for Gizmos, Gadgets & Gears—a special summer experience all day, every day, through Labor Day.


Visitors can build it, break it, test it or take it home in dozens of Gizmos, Gadgets & Gears activities and workshops engineered for an imagination-fueled summer of tinkering. Among the 50+ experiences that turn visitors into inventors are mousetrap-built racecar races, rubber band-powered helicopter flight tests, recycled CD art design and pinhole camera construction. Guests should keep their eyes peeled for Pop-Up, Bite-sized and Shock Science demonstrations—unannounced moments of exploring science marvels such as stomp rockets, zoetropes and alka-seltzer powered propulsions.

Gizmos, Gadgets & Gears activities are free with paid admission to the Maryland Science Center. For dates of specific activities, more information and ticket prices, visit or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013
Understanding the Halachik Impact of the Destruction of the Temple

Thursday, July 4, 2013
Understanding the Halachik Impact of the Destruction of the Temple

Thursday, July 4, 2013
Red, White and Zoo Enrichment Day

Watch as the Maryland Zoo’s animals receive special Fourth of July treats, and
listen as zookeepers explain the importance of enrichment activities. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maryland Zoo, 1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore. Cost: $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers. Visit

Thursday, July 4, 2013
4th of July Parade in Annapolis & Firework Display

4th of July Parade in Annapolis & Firework Display

Annapolis, MD (6-18-13) Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen invites all residents to the Annapolis 4th of July Parade on Thursday, July 4. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Amos Garrett Blvd. and proceed down West Street, around Church Circle, and down Main Street.

The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. The fireworks display will be launched from a barge in the Annapolis Harbor and can be viewed from many water locations. For questions about boat restrictions during the fireworks, contact the City Harbormaster’s Office at 410-263-7973.

For those viewing the fireworks from land, Susan Campbell Park has a fantastic view, but it is also the most crowded. Views from Main Street and the Harbormaster’s Building area will be partially obstructed. Suggested viewing areas are public spaces northeast of the Severn River or any of the street-end parks facing Spa Creek.

Spa Creek Bridge will be closed to traffic at 9 p.m. to create a spectator pier overlook offering an unobstructed view of the fireworks.

The closer you get to downtown the harder it will be to park and get out after the celebration. Park in the Park Place Garage or the Knighton Garage for a maximum of only $10 a day, or $2 an hour, and take the FREE Circulator trolley down to Church Circle, a short walk to City Dock. An added bonus is both garages are on the parade route! For additional information go to

There will be no Circulator service to the Navy-Marine Crop Memorial Stadium.

Parking Restrictions
Parking on Prince George St. from the water to College Ave. will be resident only parking from noon to 11 p.m. Beginning at 4 p.m. and extending until about 10:30 p.m., parking will be prohibited and violators may be towed from the following areas:
• City Dock
• Main Street
• Randall Street
• Market Space
• Both sides of Severn Avenue between First and Burnside Streets
• East side of First, Second and Third streets between Severn and Chester Avenues
• South side of Chesapeake and Chester Avenues between Riverview Avenue and Burnside Street
• Bay Ridge Avenue between Sixth and Burnside Streets
• Bembe Beach Road from Awald to end
Road Restrictions and Closures
In Eastport, vehicular traffic into the north side of the Eastport Peninsula will be restricted between
5 and 10:30 p.m. Pedestrian traffic will be permitted. Roadblocks will be set up at 9 p.m. at Sixth St. and Severn Ave. denying access to downtown via the Spa Creek Bridge.

In downtown Annapolis, College Ave. and Compromise St. will be closed to all but area residents. Prince George St. will be posted “Resident Only Parking” from the water to College Ave. from 2 p.m. to midnight. Vehicular traffic will be denied access to the downtown area beginning at 5 p.m. until approximately 10:30 p.m. Road blocks will also be set up in the following locations:
• King George St. and College Ave.
• Prince George St. and College Ave.
• North St. and College Ave.
• Church Circle and Main St.
• Duke of Gloucester St. at Conduit St., at Green St., at St. Mary’s St. and at Compromise St.
At 9 p.m., the Spa Creek Bridge and Duke of Gloucester St. will be closed to ensure pedestrian safety and to facilitate the movement of foot traffic leaving the area after the fireworks display. At approximately 9 p.m., Main St. will also be closed and remain closed until approximately 10 p.m. Connector streets between Duke of Gloucester and Main St. will also be closed.

Boating Restrictions
The draw span of the Spa Creek Bridge (into Eastport) will be closed to boat traffic from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Boaters are warned to avoid the 1,000-foot Safety Zone around the fireworks barge.

The consumption of alcoholic beverages on the streets and sidewalks of the City, including at City Dock, is prohibited. Individuals are not allowed to light any type of fireworks in the downtown area, including sparklers. Also, firing pyrotechnics and flares by individuals is illegal.

Donations are still needed for the Annapolis 4th of July Event
Funding for the City’s 4th of July fireworks festivities is largely the result of donations by businesses and private individuals. Those wishing to help support this popular community event by defraying the cost of the fireworks are urged to do so. Please send your tax-deductible donation to: July 4th Annapolis, Inc., c/o First Citizens Bank, 890 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

Rhonda Wardlaw
Chief Communications Officer – City of Annapolis
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Office: 410-263-7997 Ext. 7829
Cell: 410-562-8970