Part of being a good neighbor is taking care of our yard. We do more than that though- we manage public spaces and host year-round events in them to make living, working, and hanging out in Downtown more green. Whether it's kicking off the holiday season with The Monument Lighting in Mount Vernon or monthly outdoor happy hours in Charles Center, we plan something for everyone.
If you live or work Downtown, you’ve probably noticed a flurry of placemaking and events that are improving the experience for pedestrians. While we continue to produce big events Baltimore Restaurant Week, Pratt Street Farmers Market and Pints Fest, we also like to focus on small but impactful events like free yoga in Center Plaza and acoustic music in parks at lunch.
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Find tips and articles designed to help you with this adventure called parenting with Port Discovery Children's Museum.
Local fitness gurus tell Baltimore Magazine their essential at-home workouts.
Enjoy a live broadcast of the Blacktip Reef, Jellies or the Pacific Coral Reef exhibits at the National Aquarium. Fun Fact: Starting at a fish tank for as little as 5 minutes has an almost hypnotic effect.
Purchase gift cards to your favorite Downtown restaurants and retailers. Buy $20 or $30 gift cards, and as a gift we will add in a $10 bonus to each.
Downtown is your gym. Join our free outdoor fitness classes hosted most weeknights, June - August 19
State of Downtown Breakfast
Join Downtown Partnership of Baltimore for our annual unveiling of the State of Downtown report alongside our Economic Impact of Covid19 report in a breakfast webinar on June 30th at 9am.
Art of Baltimre
#ArtOfBaltimore is a digital campaign featuring local artists on the IKE kiosks and Penn Station billboard, as well as DPOB social channels.
Join our Downtown Baltimore Resident Network.
Cut through Covid-Confusion with weekly webinars from Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and Councilman Eric Costello
Barks & Booze
A pet-friendly happy hour (with free booze for humans) in Preston Gardens on the Thursdays in September, 4-6pm.
Pints in the Park
A socially distant outdoor BYOB Happy Hour Series in Center Plaza on the 2nd Friday of the month.
Parking spaces all around Downtown have turned into outdoor dining areas, curbside pick up locations, and social distanced communal spaces.
Black Business Friday
Black Business Fridays celebrates black culture and enterprise. This series is transforming to a digital platform and returning soon.
Grab a blanket in the park or shop Charles Street and enjoy live performances this Fall.
2020 Annual Meeting
Join us for our largest networking event of the year taking place Fall 2020.
Holiday Pop Up
The DPOB Holiday Shop, featuring local small businesses and makers, is located at 100 N. Charles Street from December 2-23, 2020. Open Wednesdays - Sundays, 12-8pm.
The official kick off to the holiday season will take place on Thursday, December 3, at 7:30 pm live on WJZ channel 13. Because of Covid-19 safety precautions, there is no in-person gathering this year.
Dollar or Less Days
Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, Dollar or Less Days has been cancelled for 2020.
NEW RESTAURANT RELIEF
Congress passed a new $900 Billion Relief Bill, with provisions for restaurants:
• PPP second draw – 100% forgivable loan
• Restaurants can access 3.5x payroll
• Greater flexibility of PPP loans, including inventory
• Expanded Employee Retention Tax Credits
• Extension of Work Opportunity Tax Credit
• Business meal deduction expanded to 100% for 2 years
DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE GUIDES
DPOB offers safety escorts within the DMA neighborhoods of Charles Center, Bromo Arts District, the Inner Harbor north of Pratt Street, and the southern part of Mount Vernon. If you need assistance getting to your car, bus stop, office or residence, call us at 410-244-1030 and a DBG or Wolf Private Security can assist you. This service is offered Monday – Friday, 7:30am-7pm and Saturday-Sunday, 7:30am-3pm.
DOWNTOWN DOWNLOADICYMI: On November 10th, we had a robust conversation about small business recovery programs with Augie Chiasera, President, Greater Baltimore / Chesapeake Regions · M&T Bank and Colin Tarbert, CEO of Baltimore Development Corporation.