Traffic Advisory for Saturday, October 12

The 2013 Baltimore Running Festival kicks off Saturday, October 12 at 8am, and includes a marathon, a half-marathon, and a 5K, each with its own race route. Please use the following information to plan for travel through the city Saturday morning and afternoon.

8:00am- Marathon begins, 7 hour race limit, course map

8:15am- 5K begins, 1 hour race limit, course map

9:45am- Half-Marathon begins, 5.5 hour race limit, course map

UPDATE: Revised traffic modifications from the Department of Transportation- provides time estimates of traffic stops along race routes:

“Legends & Newcomers” Wine Festival @ the BMI, Sun. Oct. 27

We are so lucky to have the BMI as our neighbor. Not only are they offering free admission to furloughed federal government employees and their families (with federal employee ID), but they also host a lot of great events throughout the year such as this wine festival. Check it out!

“Legends and Newcomers”
Wine Festival at the Baltimore Museum of Industry


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – The Baltimore Museum of Industry invites wine connoisseurs, enthusiasts and amateur sommeliers to an afternoon of tasting and swirling at the museum’s Wine Festival fundraiser,Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This year’s Festival theme is “Legends and Newcomers.” Guests will compare the wines of legendary, long time wineries as well as young wineries that have the industry buzzing. Among the Legends will be vintages from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Clos du Val, and Freemark Abbey, legendary California wineries whose triumph at the 1976 Judgement of Paris tasting shocked the wine world.

Attendees will have the opportunity to take home bottles of their favorite wines at discounted prices.  All of the proceeds from ticket sales and wine purchases will help the Baltimore Museum of Industry provide award-winning school programs to over 70,000 students a year and sustain its vast archival and artifacts collection.

Museum admission will be complimentary to Wine Festival guests for the duration of the event with tour guides available.  Tickets for Legends and Newcomers are $35 for members and $45 for non-members and can be purchased at the event, or in advance by calling 410-727-4808 x 132 or by visiting

Baltimore Museum of Industry
Founded in 1977 as a project of the Mayor’s Office, the Baltimore Museum of Industry is a private, nonprofit organization established to celebrate the past, present and future innovations of Maryland industry and its people through dynamic educational experiences. The Museum is a leader in innovative education about Maryland industry and a major attraction for Baltimore, MD, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Monday museum is closed.   The Museum is located at 1415 Key Highway, Inner Harbor South, Baltimore.  Parking is FREE.

Find Your Kind of Fun in Riverside!


What’s your kind of fun- Yard work? Shopping? Celebrating fall? Winning prizes? Loving your pet? Well, look no further than your very own Riverside neighborhood! We’ve got a lot of great things in store for you this weekend!

Saturday, October 5th

9am-Noon: Friends of Riverside Park Cleanup
Break out your trusty work or gardening gloves, find Jackson & his pickup truck around the park, and get to work planting bulbs, picking up trash, and weeding.

9am-1pm: Community Yard Sale
Head on over to the Johnson St side of the park to peruse 20 tables worth of clothing for all ages, books, housewares, toys, small electronics, video games, paintings, jewelry, and much more!

Noon-4pm: Thomas Johnson’s 5th Annual Fall Festival
At Thomas Johnson, you’ll find prize wheels, a silent auction, a moon bounce, scarecrow making, pumpkin making, and other fun activities! See flyer for more details.

Sunday, October 6th

Noon: Francis of Assisi Pet Blessing
Join Pastor Jake of Salem Lutheran Church in Riverside Park for the pet blessing, and then head across the street for a reception following the service. See flyer for more details. *Please note: There was a typo in the newsletter. October 6th is the correct date.

Free Fun for (F)all!

TJEMSFallFestImageAfter checking out the Riverside Community Yard Sale at Riverside Park, head across the street for a fun-filled afternoon!

Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School invites all neighbors to the 5th Annual Fall Festival.  The Festival will be held at 100 E. Heath Street, Saturday, October 5th 12-4pm.  Event admission is free and will be held Rain or Shine!   Silent Auction, Food, Carnival Games with prizes, Moon Bounce, Pumpkin painting, Scarecrow making and other fall themed Arts & Crafts will be enjoyed by all to benefit TJEMS students.  Please come out to enjoy your friends, families and neighbors and help out a local school and its students.

Check out the flyer or like their facebook page (Friends of TJEMS #84) to get more details. Want to help right now? Give a tax deductible donation directly at

Community Yard Sale @ Riverside Park


RNA will host a Community Yard Sale in Riverside Park (Johnson St. side) on Saturday, October 5, from 9am-1pm. Sellers should complete this online registration form to secure their table(s) in advance at the cost of $10 per table. Nonrefundable prepayments made payable to Riverside Neighborhood Association should then be mailed to RNA Yard Sale, 841 E. Fort Ave., Suite 219, Baltimore, MD 21230 by October 2.

Limited tables will be available the morning of the event for $15 apiece. If you simply wish to be rid of gently used items from your home, please donate them to the RNA table the morning of the event, and we will sell them for you. Proceeds from your donations will benefit RNA.

Traffic Advisory for Sunday, September 8

ORun to Remember 5K copyn Sunday, September 8, the Run to Remember 5K will take place and directly impact many of RNA’s residents, especially those who wish to travel to and from the neighborhood Sunday morning. The 5K begins at the World Trade Center at 8:46am and follows the red path shown on the map. Motorists who need to enter or exit the purple area may experience significant delays during this event. Residents who live between the park and Southside Marketplace will be able to enter and exit the neighborhood via Boyle Street. We know that this may be inconvenient for many of our residents, so be sure to plan ahead for travel on Sunday morning. Please see the city’s press release for additional information.