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Spring into summer by keeping cool on the water.

Memorial Day is upon us! This unofficial start of summer marks a season of barbecues, crab fests, and sunny days perfect for sailing or relaxing by the water. You live so close to the Inner Harbor, but how often do you actually go? Here’s a quick list to get you started.

1) WATER TAXI
Did you know about the water taxi? This awesome service can charter you all around the harbor. You can board right at Landing #4 in Federal Hill and sail in style to your favorite Inner Harbor hot-spots, including the National Aquarium, Harbor East, Fort McHenry, and more. Buy a day pass or a monthly pass and explore everything Baltimore has to offer, or commute to work with the free Harbor Connector.

2) PADDLE BOATS
You’ve probably seen these paddle boats out and about, but it’s time for you to give it a whirl. You can rent by the half hour and start pedaling solo, with a friend, or even with one of the whimsical “Chessie” boats. (Or if you’d rather skip the cardio, you can rent electric boats, judgement free.)

3) THE DOWNTOWN SAILING COMPANY
The Downtown Sailing Company believes sailing is for everyone. This mission-driven company offers sailing lessons, team-building experiences, summer camps, and more. If you’ve dreamed of captaining your own ship, or learning the ropes with others, this is the place to go.

4) PARTY BOAT!
Throwing a party or celebrating a special occasion? Do it on the water! Whether it’s a small get-together or a company-sponsored outing, there are plenty of boat rentals to choose from, designated driver included.

 

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Keep checking in with 1111 Light Street to learn about life in Baltimore/Federal Hill! We’re not just about the luxury apartment lifestyle, we’re about the fabulous location that comes with it!

At 1111 Light Street, we offer luxury apartment rentals in Federal Hill, Baltimore in a certified green building. Located conveniently near the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and all major highways, 1111 Light Street is the perfect address to keep you in the middle of the action, without having to host it.

Want to make our address your address?  Call us today at (855) 686-0530, or use our online request form here. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest to get the latest event information.

Shows & Concerts in May & June

The atmosphere is always lively in Federal Hill, but let’s shake it up even more! Broaden your horizons this spring with a variety of live entertainment. Catch films, plays, and comedians in addition to the most popular concerts of the month! We’ve got a few highlights listed below, and you can also check out The Baltimore Theater for monthly guides to the best shows in Baltimore.

The Charles Theatre

CONCERTS

There is nothing like some good old fashioned live music. The whole experience, from start to finish, is something everyone can get excited about. The build up after buying the tickets, ‘studying’ the artists’ music with your friends, and then, of course, the show! We’re pretty pumped about some of the biggest shows this month.

 

THEATERS

Escaping your own reality for even just a few hours feels so refreshing. Treat yourself to a play, indie film, live comedians, classic cinemas, and so much more at these amazing theater venues.

The Everyman Theatre is a professional theatre with a resident company of artists from all around the area. The theatre provides an engaging experience between actor and audience. This spring they will focus their performances on celebrating actor-driven storytelling, global perspectives and stories inspired by true-life events.

The Hippodrome Theater is located in the center of Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District in Downtown Baltimore. They are committed to offering a variety of performances for all of Baltimore. Be sure to check out some of their world-class performances!

The Charles Theatre is one-of-a-kind in Baltimore. The 1150-seat, 23,000 square-foot movie house has a unique offering of Hollywood motion pictures, foreign films, and cinema classics.

 

DO YOU NEED A LUXURY APARTMENT IN FEDERAL HILL? WE CAN HELP!
Keep checking in with 1111 Light Street to learn about life in Baltimore/Federal Hill! We’re not just about the luxury apartment lifestyle, we’re about the fabulous location that comes with it!

At 1111 Light Street, we offer luxury apartment rentals in Federal Hill, Baltimore in a certified green building. Located conveniently near the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and all major highways, 1111 Light Street is the perfect address to keep you in the middle of the action, without having to host it.

Want to make our address your address?  Call us today at (855) 686-0530, or use our online request form here. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest to get the latest event information.

Run Federal Hill – Best Routes to Roam

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Federal Hill is full of great restaurants, bars, shops, events and scenery. And we want you to explore everything our community has to offer. That’s why we researched the best routes to run, hike, and walk in Fed Hill! Since it’s finally spring and the weather is warming up, this is the perfect time to get out there and enjoy the neighborhood.

RUN
No matter if you’re an experienced runner looking for a new route, or a newbie trying to get started, these paths are perfect for you. We’re currently obsessed with this 5-mile run through the Inner Harbor. If you’re looking for something similar, but with a more scenic view, we suggest this jaunt through Riverside Park.

HIKE
Take a stroll around your favorite streets (Charles and Light, of course!) However, if you’re looking to broaden your horizons, literally, then check out this hike of the surrounding Baltimore area. Walk the line between familiar and new on this 2-mile journey through the Hill!

WALK
Waterfront Promenade and the Park? Yes please! You’ll enjoy this panoramic stroll along the edges of Fed Hill. Clocking in at around 1.7 miles, you’ll get some good cardio without breaking a sweat. We’re also all about those Harbor vibes in this pleasant walk around town! A little longer than the Promenade route, this trip takes you through some new neighborhoods and allows you to explore more of the waterfront.

Federal Hill Runners Club
Need some motivation? Join the club – the Federal Hill Runners Club that is. The group meets every Monday at 6:30pm at Federal Hill Fitness on 39 E. Cross Street. It’s free to join – all you have to do is show up!

 

DO YOU NEED A LUXURY APARTMENT IN FEDERAL HILL? WE CAN HELP!
Keep checking in with 1111 Light Street to learn about life in Baltimore/Federal Hill! We’re not just about the luxury apartment lifestyle, we’re about the fabulous location that comes with it!

At 1111 Light Street, we offer luxury apartment rentals in Federal Hill, Baltimore in a certified green building. Located conveniently near the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and all major highways, 1111 Light Street is the perfect address to keep you in the middle of the action, without having to host it.

Want to make our address your address?  Call us today at (855) 686-0530, or use our online request form here. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest to get the latest event information.

Federal Hill Spring Block Party

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The Spring Block Party is back! Join us Sunday, April 23rd for one of our favorite Fed Hill events of the year. Come out to Cross Street and enjoy some great food, great drink, and great music. Want more? Well, we heard this year’s lineup will feature Baltimore natives Bond St. District and Super City.

While you’re there, don’t forget to stop by all the craft vendors. Support your local artisans and nab some knick-knacks and fun decorations for your place. What better way to celebrate spring than with a new vase or landscape for your wall?

Grab lunch, grab dinner, or stay all day! The Block Party’s from 12-7PM, so come and go as you like. Also, make sure to snag your tickets, ASAP! If you buy them now, they’re only $5. If you wait, the price goes up to $10 at the gate. It’s not a big hike, but that extra cash can go towards another pint at the party.

Need a little more incentive? You’ll be able to skip the traffic and pains of finding parking. The Block Party is located on Cross Street between Light and Charles Street. So all you need to do is step out your front door at 1111 and you’re there!

Spring’s already here. Get outside and experience the warm weather. And get excited for the Block Party! We can’t wait to see you there.

 

DO YOU NEED A LUXURY APARTMENT IN FEDERAL HILL? WE CAN HELP!
Keep checking in with 1111 Light Street to learn about life in Baltimore/Federal Hill! We’re not just about the luxury apartment lifestyle, we’re about the fabulous location that comes with it!

At 1111 Light Street, we offer luxury apartment rentals in Federal Hill, Baltimore in a certified green building. Located conveniently near the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and all major highways, 1111 Light Street is the perfect address to keep you in the middle of the action, without having to host it.

Want to make our address your address?  Call us today at (855) 686-0530, or use our online request form here. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest to get the latest event information.

It’s Lit- Return of Light City Baltimore

Light City, Light City Baltimore Facebook

 

Hey all you night owls, it’s that time of year again. Give a warm welcome-back to Light City!

This yearly event is a visually immersive experience with musical guests and local artists. Enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment in this week of late nights and pretty lights. You’ll be able to experience the festival from March 30th-April 8th.

In conjunction with the main event, Federal Hill will be hosting Federal Hill Lights. Participating businesses will have specials and extended hours, and shops will be decorating their storefronts along Light and Charles Streets. So, make sure to stop by your local favorites before heading to the Harbor.

Light City also offers a six-day innovation conference focusing on health, sustainability, education, social activism, design, & food. You can check out one or attend all six! Hurry and get your tickets here.

For up-to-date info and a list of participants, check back regularly to Federal Hill’s Facebook. We’re super hyped for the festival and hope you are too! Don’t forget to share your experiences with us at @1111LightStreet on Twitter and Instagram.

 

DO YOU NEED A LUXURY APARTMENT IN FEDERAL HILL? WE CAN HELP!
Keep checking in with 1111 Light Street to learn about life in Baltimore/Federal Hill! We’re not just about the luxury apartment lifestyle, we’re about the fabulous location that comes with it!

At 1111 Light Street, we offer luxury apartment rentals in Federal Hill, Baltimore in a certified green building. Located conveniently near the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and all major highways, 1111 Light Street is the perfect address to keep you in the middle of the action, without having to host it.

Want to make our address your address?  Call us today at (855) 686-0530, or use our online request form here. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest to get the latest event information.

 

Treat Yourself – Best Spas in Federal Hill

There’s so much to do in Federal Hill – shopping, eating, drinking, you name it! With so many exciting events and things to do, why don’t you take a break and treat yourself? Relax in the comfort of your own backyard with some spa treatments, sweet aromatherapy, and well-deserved pampering.

Kim’s Day Spa

City Nails & Spa, 1128 Light St.
Whether you’re looking for a manicure or pedicure, City Nails & Spa is the place to be. This salon offers a tranquil environment, complete with massage chairs and complimentary refreshments. It’s perfect for a daily treat or a special occasion, and has plenty of room for bachelorettes and bridal parties, too.

Kim’s Day Spa, 1137 S. Charles St.
This delightful corner business offers a wide array of services from nail treatments and waxings to massages, and even acupuncture on Fridays! There’s no better way to relax than with a soothing foot massage and a free glass of wine (yes, you read that correctly!)

The Well, 42 E. Cross St.
The Well is a community acupuncture and wellness facility. What exactly is community acupuncture, you ask? Just what it sounds like! Enjoy your treatment in a relaxing group setting (no appointment required) or book a one-on-one session. No matter what you choose, your treatment is guaranteed to be personalized and professional.

The Healing Path, 1202 S. Charles St.
Feeling stressed? The Healing Path offers a variety of massage services to turn your chaos into calm. They’ve also got more specialized programs, including sports massages, reflexology, health counseling, and more to make wellness a part of your lifestyle. Plus, there’s a monthly membership option so you can relax on the regular. One massage or treatment a month at a discounted price? We’re feeling less stressed already.

SoBotanical, 48 E. Cross Street
Bring the spa to you! SoBotanical is your one-stop shop for everything aromatherapy. In addition to essential oils, hair and skin care products, and aromatic blends, SoBotanical also offers personal consultations, custom blending, events, and more. Each employee has 25+ years of experience in creating custom blends and working with all natural materials. Stop by and let them work their magic on you!

 

DO YOU NEED A LUXURY APARTMENT IN FEDERAL HILL? WE CAN HELP!
Keep checking in with 1111 Light Street to learn about life in Baltimore/Federal Hill! We’re not just about the luxury apartment lifestyle, we’re about the fabulous location that comes with it!

At 1111 Light Street, we offer luxury apartment rentals in Federal Hill, Baltimore in a certified green building. Located conveniently near the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and all major highways, 1111 Light Street is the perfect address to keep you in the middle of the action, without having to host it.

Want to make our address your address?  Call us today at (855) 686-0530, or use our online request form here. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest to get the latest event information.

Federal Hill’s 10th annual Fest-of-All

Fest-of-All, The Historically Hip Federal Hill Blog

 

Stop what you’re doing right now and sign up for Federal Hill’s 10th Annual Fest-of-All.

On February 25th, head over to GAME Sports Bar, located at 1400 Warner St. in South Baltimore, for the celebration. Doors open at 6:45pm, and the event runs from 7-10pm.

Fest-of-All is the premier showcase of the best Federal Hill foods, drinks, and fashion. Local restaurants and bars will be featured along with live musical performances by the Real Geniuses. So, get ready to dance the night away and bid on some sweet prizes in the silent auction. Trust us, you don’t want to miss a single thing.

Tickets are $75 and will be sold until the day of the event. Admission includes unlimited food tastings, an open bar, and access to the live entertainment. Did we mention that all proceeds from the Fest-of-All go to Federal Hill Main Street, a nonprofit dedicated to benefiting the community and business district revitalization efforts? That means your dancing is literally building a better neighborhood.

To snag your ticket head over to MissionTix or visit fedhill.org for more info. We can’t wait to see you there!

 

DO YOU NEED A LUXURY APARTMENT IN FEDERAL HILL? WE CAN HELP!
Keep checking in with 1111 Light Street to learn about life in Baltimore/Federal Hill! We’re not just about the luxury apartment lifestyle, we’re about the fabulous location that comes with it!

At 1111 Light Street, we offer luxury apartment rentals in Federal Hill, Baltimore in a certified green building. Located conveniently near the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and all major highways, 1111 Light Street is the perfect address to keep you in the middle of the action, without having to host it.

Want to make our address your address?  Call us today at (855) 686-0530, or use our online request form here. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest to get the latest event information.

 

Get Active in Baltimore

Determined souls keeping active in the cold weather–we salute you! We know how hard it is to keep your drive this time of year. So, whether you need a boost or a change of scene, these Baltimore gyms will keep you motivated all season long.

Charm City Yoga/YogaWorks, 1024 Light St.
Charm City Yoga is now YogaWorks! But don’t worry, when one yoga mat closes another one opens. Enjoy yoga, pilates, workshops, retreats and more. With 7 locations around Maryland, including right here in Federal Hill, and even more around the U.S., your membership can be as adventurous as you are.

Federal Hill Fitness, 39 E. Cross St.
From an initial consultation to your first training session, you’ll be blown away. This trendy fitness center has everything you need to make your perfect workout regiment. Sign up for a membership, get a personal trainer, or just attend the group sessions on your own schedule. FHF’s flexible services can accommodate all your needs and workout styles.

Knockout Fitness, 1108 Light St.
It’s no wonder why Knockout Fitness was awarded Best Personal Training, Best Group Fitness and Runner Up for Best Gym in Baltimore Magazine 2014. This unconventional fitness center started out as a boxing gym and has expanded to add exciting workout classes, personal training and wellness programs, and specialized women’s fitness programs. Feeling bold? Give it a shot!

CrossFit Federal Hill, 1220 Key Highway
Interested in CrossFit? Then check out this gym. At CFH, you receive an intense workout at your pace and skill level. Coaches are there to help you get the most from your exercise and leave feeling empowered. No matter your age or ability, CFH is ready to help you meet your fitness goals.

Pandion Performance Center, 601 E. Pratt St., Suite 400
Pandion is for those who work hard and play hard. If you’re struggling to keep your New Year’s resolutions, their new member accountability program is exactly what you need. They also offer a corporate wellness program which includes “customized workout programs in group settings, nutrition advice, workouts to do on off days, and monitoring to achieve fitness goals.” Whether you want a healthier self, or office, Pandion is ready to whip you into shape.

1111 Light Street
Can’t make it to the gym or just want to ditch membership fees? Then check out 1111 Light Street’s very own state-of-the-art fitness center! Our gym has quality cardio and weightlifting equipment to give you a comprehensive workout in the comfort of your own home.

 

DO YOU NEED A LUXURY APARTMENT IN FEDERAL HILL? WE CAN HELP!
Keep checking in with 1111 Light Street to learn about life in Baltimore/Federal Hill! We’re not just about the luxury apartment lifestyle, we’re about the fabulous location that comes with it!

At 1111 Light Street, we offer luxury apartment rentals in Federal Hill, Baltimore in a certified green building. Located conveniently near the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and all major highways, 1111 Light Street is the perfect address to keep you in the middle of the action, without having to host it.

Want to make our address your address?  Call us today at (855) 686-0530, or use our online request form here. You can also follow us on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest to get the latest event information.

Live Music in Baltimore – Concerts and Offbeat Shows

Don’t let the winter doldrums get you down. Baltimore is spilling over with offbeat live shows to perk you up in the upcoming month. Whether you want to see your favorite band, rock out to a throwback theme night, or discover new cultures and artists, there’s something on this list to broaden everyone’s musical horizons.

Circa Survive – January 27th

The past year has been the year of major anniversaries for the albums we all grew up with. Circa Survive is next up, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their seminal album, On Letting Go. They’re taking the show on the road and playing the album start to finish at live shows across the US.

When: January 27th, 7:30
Where: Rams Head Live

Back 2 the ’80s

Let’s be honest: the ’80s were a pretty legendary decade when it comes to music. The Back 2 the ’80s show brings together some of the pioneers in the hip-hop and R&B genres for a major throwback night. Eight artists, one night – get your ’80s attire ready.

When: February 3rd, 8:00
Where: Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

Blind Pilot

Looking for a show that combines laid back vibes with some pretty powerful songs? Blind Pilot, the American indie folk band from Portland, Oregon, is on tour with their newest album, And Then Like Lions. Catch them at Rams Head Live – they make for the perfect February soundtrack.

When: February 4th, 8:00
Where: Rams Head Live

Riverdance Baltimore

Get a jumpstart on St. Paddy’s Day celebrations by checking out Riverdance Baltimore a full month before our favorite Irish holiday happens. It’s not just about wearing green and drinking Guinness, you know? Enjoy a show full of traditional Irish music and dancing – and then wow your friends with your cultural knowledge of the Emerald Isle when March 17th rolls around.

When: February 17th, 8:00
Where: Lyric Opera House

Frozen Harbor Music Festival

Why only go to one concert when you can make a whole weekend out of it? The Frozen Harbor Music Festival is a two-day festival featuring a huge list of local bands from the Mid-Atlantic region. With 140 different acts on nine different stages, there’s sure to be something for everyone – rock, country, reggae, hip-hip, electronica, and more.

When: February 17th & 18th
Where: Power Plant Live!, Rams Head Live, and more

 

DO YOU NEED A LUXURY APARTMENT IN FEDERAL HILL? WE CAN HELP!
Keep checking in with 1111 Light Street to learn about life in Baltimore/Federal Hill! We’re not just about the luxury apartment lifestyle, we’re about the fabulous location that comes with it!

At 1111 Light Street, we offer luxury apartment rentals in Federal Hill, Baltimore in a certified green building. Located conveniently near the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and all major highways, 1111 Light Street is the perfect address to keep you in the middle of the action, without having to host it.

Want to make our address your address?  Call us today at (855) 686-0530, or use our online request form here. You can also follow us on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest to get the latest event information.

Hey Federal Hill, Can We Go Thrift Shopping?

If you’re longing to spruce up your wardrobe with unique pieces that don’t break the bank, stop wishing and get thrifting. Baltimore is overflowing with off-beat options for vintage styles and designer tags for a fraction of the price. The art of thrifting is much like a treasure hunt—what will you find tucked away in a shop, and where in the city will you wander to get it? Let us guide the way.

Bottle of Bread, 216 W Read St

Retro Vibes

One man’s “Killer Trash(602 S Broadway) might just be your next treasure. This thrift shop has been buying and selling fun retro clothing in Baltimore for over 25 years. You may not find your average Friday night get-up here, but you’re set for a costume party or a bold statement. Likewise, at The ZONE (813 N Charles St), it’s all about the 80s vibes right now. Their collection features bright colors, sterling silver jewelry, and an extensive collection of hats. Dare to tease out your perm, and you’re set.

Traveling Thrift Shop

If you’re in desperate need of flower power throwback threads, you’re going to have to catch them on-the-go around Baltimore at Gogo’s Retread Threads. ‘Elsa’, a super-groovy refurbished school bus, transports some equally-groovy fashion inside her psychedelic walls. You can peruse their collection every Sunday at the JFX Farmer’s Market and Bazaar, or on festival days around town.

Fashion Through the Years

When Bottle of Bread (216 W Read St) says they sell vintage clothing, they mean it. The shop features pieces dating back to the turn of the century, all the way up to the turn of the millennium. They also emphasize locally made goods and products, including home goods and cosmetics. But if you’re looking for something a little more fresh off the runway, 2 Chic Boutique (761 Washington Blvd) specializes in clothing from high-fashion designers like Calvin Klein and Chanel for consignment. Check out their new or nearly new top-quality clothing, for a fraction of the retail price.

Good Finds for a Good Cause

For those craving a wide selection and the feeling of diving into an unknown treasure trove, it’s tough to beat Goodwill (222 E Redwood St). There’s tons of hidden household finds and classic styles just waiting to be uncovered by curious shoppers. And of course, it’s all in the name of a worthy cause.

If you’re not looking to venture outside Federal Hill, there’s plenty of quirky vintage shops right in our neighborhood as well. Our city has certainly got an appreciation for fashions of the past and a good deal. Whether you’re looking for throwback threads from your favorite decade or a great price on today’s trends, you can find it on the thrifting circuit in Baltimore.

 

DO YOU NEED A LUXURY APARTMENT IN FEDERAL HILL? WE CAN HELP!
Keep checking in with 1111 Light Street to learn about life in Baltimore/Federal Hill! We’re not just about the luxury apartment lifestyle, we’re about the fabulous location that comes with it!

At 1111 Light Street, we offer luxury apartment rentals in Federal Hill, Baltimore in a certified green building. Located conveniently near the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and all major highways, 1111 Light Street is the perfect address to keep you in the middle of the action, without having to host it.

Want to make our address your address?  Call us today at (855) 686-0530, or use our online request form here. You can also follow us on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest to get the latest event information.