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September 21, 2021
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Up Next: Creative Performances, Exhibitions & Open Studios
Up Next: Free Ice Cream All September
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Shop, Dine & Stroll

Charles Street

Pedestrians walking in middle of Charles Street in Baltimore.
Bromo Art Walk
Creative Performances, Exhibitions & Open Studios

Art Walk

Adult Recess
Free Ice Cream All September


Shelonda Stokes with Charmery Ice Cram during Adult Recess in Center Plaza.
Annual Meeting
Baltimore's Largest Networking Event of 2021


Downtown Partnership's Annual Meeting business networking event.
Who We Are

Commited to Downtown

The Partnership is actually two entities working together as one: the Downtown Management Authority (DMA), which oversees a 106-block improvement district in the heart of Baltimore, and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB), the non-profit that has successfully grown Baltimore’s economic and residential base. This dual structure allows for a bigger set of tools with which to solve problems and create new opportunities.  

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Downtown Partnership participates in the “Second Chance” employment program, providing job opportunities with competitive wages and benefits for formerly incarcerated individuals. Explore Careers

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Upcoming Events

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Group yoga class in grassy section of Center Plaza in Downtown Baltimore.
Fitness Park Lunchtime Yoga in Center Plaza

Natalie Nelson (Namaste with Natalie) leads this free, lunchtime yoga class. Running Wednesday's May 5 - September 29. Bring a mat, a mask, and water. All skill levels are welcome!

September 22 @ 12:00 pm More Info
Queen D, Instructor of the BodyWERK fitness series, stands on stage leading workout class.
Fitness Park BodyWERK Fitness with Queen D

This fun, high-energy fitness class is hosted by Queen D (Denere Hilton) every Wednesday in Center Plaza.

September 22 @ 6:15 pm More Info
Couple at farmers' market in front of produce stand.
Resident Pratt Street Market

Weekday lunch breaks just got more exciting! Pratt Street Farmers' Market returns on May 6. Featuring prepared lunch options as well as fresh produce, baked goods, more. The Market runs Thursdays, 11am-2pm, May- October.

September 23 @ 11:00 am More Info
Baltimore City residents with dogs congregate and chat during dog-friendly happy hour event in Downtown Baltimore park space.
Dog-Friendly Park Resident Barks & Booze

Barks & Booze is back! This free, dog-friendly happy hour series is a laid-back way to connect with your neighbors (both 2 and 4-legged). Enjoy free drinks on us (canned beer and wine), treats for you and your pup, and community connection.

September 23 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Immersive performance at Four Ten Lofts artist housing community during the Bromo Art Walk.
Cultural Bromo Art Walk

Experience the Bromo Arts District during the Bromo Art Walk! A night of artistic performances, exhibits, and open studios on Thursday, September 23, from 5-9pm.

September 23 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Concerts Cultural Park Summer Concert – Ebb & Nova

Enjoy free, live music every Friday in Center Plaza this Summer. 

September 24 @ 5:30 pm More Info
Downtown Partnership Initiatives

Our operations team is hard at work 7 days a week keeping Downtown Baltimore beautiful, safe, and inviting.

DPOB operations team is comprised of Clean Street Ambassadors (CSAs), Downtown Baltimore Guides (DBGs), Park Stewards, and Homeless Outreach team members.

Clean & Green

Beautifying Streets

CSAs work day and night emptying trash from more than 400 cans in the DMA, sweeping the streets, removing graffiti, cleaning alleys, and reporting code violations.

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Safety & Hospitality

Keeping Downtown Safe

Our DBGs are the welcoming face of the DMA. They provide a visible, positive safety presence and serve as hospitality guides for those navigating Downtown. 

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Uniformed guide on Segway helping pedestrian with directions in Downtown Baltimore.
Safety & Hospitality

Supporting the Homeless

Our outreach team has been able to help hundreds of homeless individuals find shelter, food, benefits, mental health care, medical care, and even permanent housing.

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Homeless man smiling and holding a 'thumbs up.'
Clean & Green

Maintaining Green Spaces

Downtown Partnership’s Parks and Programming department improves, maintains, and programs numerous public spaces helping to provide a clean, inviting, and engaging Downtown experience.

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Black man planting flowers in public green space.
What's New, Downtown?

Plant-Based Paradise

Celebrity chef Matthew Kenney brings two, brand-new meatless concepts to Downtown Baltimore. Liora, a fine dining plant-based experience, and Double Zero, featuring plant-based Italian eats in a cozy setting. Both restaurants are located at 414 Light Street.

Overhead view of tomato Neapolitan style pizza with fresh basil on top.
What's New, Downtown?

Hotel Revival Opens 'Dashery Café

Dash-in and Dash-out. ‘Dashery is a one-stop shop for breakfast and lunch on-the-go as well as an intimate space where guests gather and take a quick break before carrying on with their day. Experience authentic local flavors from partnerships with Black Acres Roastery, Crust By Mack, and Wight Tea Company.

Casual cafe seating area at 'Dashery in Baltimore's Hotel Revival.
What's New, Downtown?

Mother-Daughter 'Dogs

Sporty Dog Creations is a mom and daughter team with a passion for food and sports. Putting these two things together they are making food fun again!  Their creative hotdogs spark welcomed and engaging conversation about how innovative flavors make for delicious food.

Upscale hotdogs from Sporty Dog Creations.
What's New, Downtown?

Pitamore Opens New Location

519 W. Pratt Street
In addition to the reopening of their primary location at 30 Light Street (announcing soon), Baltimore favorite Pitamore on Pratt, across from University of Maryland Medical campus, is now open Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm with their same beloved, casual Mediterranean Cuisine plus new additions!
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Interior of fast casual Mediterranean restaurant.
What's New, Downtown?

The Crafty Crab

44 South Street
The Crafty Crab is now open in the Inner Harbor. Crafty Crab offers the freshest seafood and an authentic experience. You’ll experience Southern charm and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere to make you feel at home. Whether you’re stopping in for a business lunch, family dinner, date night, or a night out with friends, you’ve come to a great new spot.

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Various seafood dishes from Crafty Crab sitting on table.
What's New, Downtown?

Viva Books

326 N Charles Street
There’s a new bookstore in town! Viva Books is a minority-owned bookstore specializing in The Arts.

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What's New, Downtown?

Motion Althletics

36 S. Calvert Street
Motion Athletics is a new, Baltimore-based urban wear brand encouraging everyone to Stay In Motion. 

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What's Up, Downtown?

Latest News

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Census Numbers Show Residential Growth Downtown

The number of people living in Census Tract 401, which is what most people think of when they picture Baltimore’s Central Business District, grew 70%, according to the most recent Census Data.

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Where to Watch Labor Day Fireworks in Baltimore

Baltimore City, The Mayor’s Office, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and Waterfront Partnership are partnering to bring a little extra sizzle to the end of Summer. On Sunday, September 5th, fireworks will adorn the Inner Harbor at 8:30pm.

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Sneak Peek of Lexington Market Development Progress

Shelonda Stokes and Downtown Partnership staff members got a sneak peek tour of the current state of development at the new Lexington Market.

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More to Explore: Mt. Vernon & Charles Center

Looking for things to do in Baltimore? Spend an upcoming weekend exploring Downtown’s historic Mt. Vernon and Charles Center neighborhoods.

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