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First Baltimore Free Market of the Year in Hampden
January 16, 2013, 2:25 pm
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First Baltimore Free Market of the Year in Hampden

Start the new year right: give what you can and take what you need at the first Free Market of 2013!

Saturday, January 26
Roosevelt Recreation Center
1221 W. 36th Street
(click here for a map)

Accepting donations 10:00am – 11:30am
Giving away donations 12:00pm – 3:00pm

If you are also an awesome person, and would like to join Baltimore Free Store’s efforts in redistributing tons of items to the community for free, email

Important Message about Donations:
The Baltimore Free Store is not able to accept anything too large to be carried easily by one person.  For a complete list of items they accept, visit the Baltimore Free Store website. Thank you for your understanding. And remember – all donations are tax-deductible!

What is a Free Market?
For over 7 years, the main way BFS has redistributed donated & salvaged goods has been through 1-day events called Free Markets.  At these events, BFS accepts donations in the morning, then set them out on top of tables, in boxes, and hanging on clothing racks.  That afternoon, shoppers arrive to take what they need from the donated items, completely free of charge.  This method of redistribution enables us to interact with different parts of the city, different community groups, and partner with different organizations.  The events encourage recycling, redistribution, and community engagement.

Have an idea for a Free Market location?

November Baltimore Bike Party
November 21, 2012, 8:18 am
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November Baltimore Bike Party

  • FRIDAY, Nov. 2nd, Washington Monument, Charles and Monument
  • That’s right folks, the fall weather is just perfect for throwing on your best footie pajamas and joining us once again for the best event in Baltimore!This month’s theme is Pajamaboree! pajamas, music, lights, horns, bells, bikes, party, you know how it goes by now!the Details:

    -meet at the washington monument at 7pm, roll out at 7:30 SHARP
    -please congregate in the WEST quadrant, with the lion statue, and keep out of the roads until we start riding
    -the route will be about 10 miles, slow pace, stay together, follow the leaders!
    -if nothing else, bring a spare tube! if you are new to bike party, or still catching up to speed, you can go to RacePace Bicycles and ask for the “Bike Party Kit!” to get you started
    -wear some awesome PJs!
    -the finish will be at Pratt St Ale House for 3 floors of awesome BikeParty fun! food, drink, friends, music, jam jams!
    -read this! tuned for more updates!
    invite your friends!

 Join the party on FACEBOOK, CLICK HERE.

B-more Wind Powered Happy Hour – October 18th
October 11, 2012, 1:48 pm
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B-more Wind Powered Happy Hour – October 18th

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Wind Powered Baltimore Week and relax after a long day at the office? Look no futher and join us at the Golden West Cafe for the B-more Wind Powered Happy Hour!


Clean Currents along with the Baltimore City Paper and the Green Builing Institute are hosting Charm City’s windest happy hour. Drink specials and free giveaways are blowing in and it promises to be a blast! The first 20 people to mention Clean Currents will get a FREE drink on us. Come out and win your Wind Powered Baltimore Week t-shirt and more!

Date: Thursday, October 18th

Time: 5-8:00 pm

Location: Golden West Cafe at 1105 West 36th Street (Hampden)

For more information, CLICK HERE.


Don’t Pave The Park Petition
September 25, 2012, 2:10 pm
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Don’t Pave The Park

You are missing the point of a park if you think it needs to be easily navigable by a car.

Baltimore City’s Department of Recreation and Parks and Health Department: Don’t Pave the Park!

Started by: Greg, Baltimore, Maryland

The Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, in conjunction with the Baltimore City Health Department, have proposed to create both a loop road and build three new parking areas/lots along it that would create approximately 96 parking spaces in the Park. The two departments claim it is needed to expand services at the Casino and the Virginia Baker Recreation Center.

Creating this road with parking would reduce the amount of green space in the park, and increase vehicular traffic, thereby potentially reducing the safety of pedestrians in the park.

We believe that there should be no new road or parking spaces in the park and ask that the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Health Department withdraw this plan. In essence: PROTECT PATTERSON PARK -NO MORE CARS, NO MORE PARKING, NO MORE PAVING!

Click here to sign Greg’s petition, “Baltimore City’s Department of Recreation and Parks and Health Department: Don’t Pave the Park!”.

Baltimore Green Works Is Hiring
August 28, 2012, 7:00 am
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Baltimore Green Works Is Hiring

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From Baltimore Green Works:

Job Opening!

 Marketing Coordinator:

Baltimore Green Works is looking for an upbeat, self motivated, Baltimore-based marketing coordinator to help get the word out about Baltimore Green Works with a specific focus on the 10th Anniversary of Baltimore Green Week happening April 20-27th, 2013.  This person would manage BGW’s social networking outlets, be responsible for media and community outreach, and assist in recruiting participants for the upcoming year of programs (program partners, vendors/exhibitors, and sponsors.)  For a full position description, contact

All interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to by September 15, 2012.


Buy Used Goods At The American Visionary Museum Flea Market
August 27, 2012, 8:00 am
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Buy Used Goods At The American Visionary Museum Flea Market

Sideshow’s OUT-SIDESHOW – The Super-Duper Flea Market!

Saturday • September 8th • 9am-3pm

American Visionary Art Museum
Lots of Vendors! Fun for the Whole Family! Tons of Art, Books, Toys, Antiques, Collectibles, and more!
Location: AVAM, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore


Sideshow’s OUT-SIDESHOW:  AVAM will be packed with a host of vendors selling original art, books, toys, antiques, vintage clothing, collectibles…and loads more goodies! Music, food trucks & tons of fun, so bring the whole family for an amazing time and endless bargains. Admission to the Flea Market is FREE! And don’t forget to stop in & check out the sights & wonders of AVAM’s Permanent Collection, 3rd Floor Gretchen Feldman: Love Letter to Earth exhibit, Sculpture Barn & Jim Rouse Visionary Center (regular museum admission applies), and grab a bite of lunch at Mr. Rain’s Fun House too!