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Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric


photo credit: Aaron Levin
140 West Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201
p: 410.727.6000

website: lyricoperahouse.com

The Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric is a Baltimore landmark, known for its splendid interior and fine acoustics. It provides an important performance space for musical theater and dance and is home to the Baltimore Opera Company.


Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

1212 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201
p: 410.783.8000
website: www.baltimoresymphony.com

The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall opened its doors on September 16, 1982 symbolizing the start of a new era for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, for which it is home.

Arena Players


photo credit: Arena Players
801 McCulloh Street Baltimore, MD 21201 
p: 410.728.6500
website: arenaplayersinc.com

The Arena Players is the oldest continually operating African American theatre company in the United States. Each year from September to June, the company presents musicals, comedies, and dramas that showcase the works of traditional authors, while providing opportunities to introduce the works of new playwrights. The Arena Players Youth Theatre presents workshops and classes in the performing arts including music, drama, dance, speech, and technical theatre.


Theatre Project

45 W. Preston Street Baltimore, MD 
p: 410.752.8558  
web: www.theatreproject.org

The Theatre Project is a professional, international performing arts center presenting new works in theatre, dance, music, film/video, and other visual
art forms. Established and located in heart of Baltimore's cultural district since 1971, Theatre Project has existed as a distinctive venue providing exceptional hospitality to artists and audience, always working on the cutting edge.


Choral Arts Society


photo courtesy of Choral Arts

1316 Park Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217
p: 410.523.7070
e: info@baltimorechoralarts.org
website: www.baltimorechoralarts.org

The Baltimore Choral Arts Society, recognized nationally for artistic excellence and imaginative programs, features the Full Chorus and Orchestra, Professional Chamber Chorus, and Educational Outreach Ensemble. In addition to performing in venues in Baltimore and throughout the mid-Atlantic region, Choral Arts broadcasts concerts locally on WBJC-FM radio (91.5), and nationally on The First Art (Public Radio International) and Performance Today (National Public Radio).

The Peabody Institute of
Johns Hopkins University


photo courtesy of the Peabody Inst.
1 E. Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 
p: 410-659-8100 (concert line)
website: www.peabody.jhu.edu

Peabody Conservatory has become an acknowledged leader in the cultural life of Maryland and has built a reputation that is truly international. As a division of the Johns Hopkins University, Peabody takes its place beside the University's other world-famous centers of research and learning in the sciences, humanities, and medicine, poised to define the contribution of music in our lives as we enter the twenty-first century. The Peabody Institute has a full schedule of concerts, operas, and other performances, some of which are free and open to the public.

The Charles Theater


photo credit: The Charles
1711 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD
p: 410.727.FILM
website: www.thecharles.com

The Charles Theater, a five-screen cinema house featuring revivals and repertory, is located one and one-half blocks north of Penn Station and just a few minutes from Bolton Hill. The foremost movie house in Baltimore for first-run independent and foreign films, The Charles presents features and repertory programming.   


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Universities / Colleges

The Maryland Institute,
College of Art


1300 Mt. Royal Ave. Baltimore, Maryland 21217
p: 410.669.9200
e: admissions@mica.edu  
website: www.mica.edu

Established in 1826, MICA is the oldest four-year, degree-granting fully accredited art college in the nation. It offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees, a five-year combined Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching degree, and a new Master of Arts in the Digital Arts degree. It is one of the most selective art colleges in the country and has consistently been ranked among the nation's top four fine arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

University of Baltimore

1420 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
p: 410.837.4200
website: www.ubalt.edu

UB is an upper-division public university, offering junior and senior years of undergraduate study, as well as professional degrees in business and law. UB is a few minutes walk from Bolton Hill.  

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Schools

Bolton Hill Nursery School

1316 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217
p: 410.669.3668

website: boltonhillnursery.org

Bolton Hill Nursery is an established institution serving Baltimore area children and their parents for 35 years. Equipped with an approved Nursery Program and full Day Care program, Bolton Hill Nursery provides individualized attention with small class sizes. The nursery and day care programs meet the needs of your child with emotional nurturing and intellectually stimulating experiences in a loving and supportive environment. We provide a stable program that welcomes children from all walks of life and encourages youngsters to learn, grow, and develop at their own pace. BHNS offers summer, nursery school and day care programs. Please call for more information.


Midtown Academy

1398 Mt Royal Terrace, Baltimore, MD 21217
p: 410.225.3257
f: 410.225.3514 
e: midtown321@hotmail.com
website: www.baltimorecityschools.org/321

The Midtown Academy is a public charter school of the Baltimore City Public School System. The school strives to provide a culturally rich and diverse environment that promotes success and high academic achievement. A cornerstone of the school's philosophy is community involvement. Students experience this through the practical application of classroom learning in the communities in which they live, a parent volunteer requirement, and participation and involvement in decision-making. Midtown Academy is governed by a board of directors consisting of parents, teachers, and community members. Small class size is one of its many distinguishing features.


Mt. Royal Elementary /
Middle School #66

121 McMechen Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
p: 410.396.0864
f: 410.396.0309
see: Baltimore City Public School System

Mt Royal School in Bolton Hill is an urban, public, uniformed school serving children from Kindergarten though grade eight. Our mission is to provide a loving, nurturing, and safe school environment that will foster an atmosphere for successful learning. Our vision is not only to be an academic facility for students, but also to provide structure, moral, and ethical guidance, and emotional support each day. The atmosphere for learning that permeates the building is supported by a collaborative decision-making model and an interdisciplinary curriculum. Faculty, staff, community leaders, students, and parents work together to make our motto - "A School with a Passion for Excellence" - a reality.

Eutaw - Marshburn Elementary School, #11

1624 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD 21217
p: 410.396.0079  
f: 410.396.0397
see: Baltimore City Public School System

A Baltimore City public school offering pre-K through fifth grade curriculum. Located at the corner of Eutaw Place and McMechen Street, the school is guided by Principal Marilyn Jackson with the motto - "The Place to Be, where Learning is our Priority". Library resources have been enhanced by volunteers from Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, and staff are supported by volunteers from Memorial Episcopal Church and other Bolton Hill neighbors. Continuing relationships with Maryland Institute College of Art boost instruction in the arts.

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Religious Congregations

Brown Memorial
Presbyterian Church

1316 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217
p 410.523.1542
e: info@browndowntown.org
web: http://www.browndowntown.org/
Pastor: Andrew Foster Connors 

Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church bears witness in the city and the world to the inclusive love of God. Emboldened by the good news of Jesus Christ, we strive to be a loving and spiritually rich community of faith. We serve the world with commitment and joy and welcome all to share in Christ's ministry of peace, love and justice.

Corpus Christi
Catholic Church

110 W. Lafayette Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217
p: 410.523.4161  
f: 410.523.5745
e: Cchristi@archbalt.org
web: www.corpuschristibaltimore.org
Pastor: Fr. Marty Demek 

As an intentional community joined not by geography but by common vision, Corpus Christi reaches out to one another, to our neighbors, and to the world as we offer the hope of the living Christ. In so doing, we reflect our spiritual and social commitments through active ministries.



The Garden Community

Worship location: Crispus Attucks Rec. Center (enter back door of Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary, 1624 Eutaw)
Office: 1411 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD 21217
p: 443.977.4801
e: info@thegardenbaltimore.com
website: www.thegardenbaltimore.com

Journeying together spiritually, The Garden Community seeks to reconcile the city of Baltimore with the Kingdom of God. The Garden gathers for worship each Sunday at the Crispus Attucks Recreation Center. The Garden is driven by justice, transparency, creativity, generosity, and developing leaders which is leading us to personal as well as social transformation, making the city a better place for everyone. All are welcome to join us for worship.

Memorial Episcopal Church

1407 Bolton Street, Baltimore, MD 21217  
p: 410.669.0220 
e: info@memorialepiscopal.org 
website: www.memorialepiscopal.org

Memorial Episcopal Church brings a diverse community together. With a traditional and a contemporary eucharistic service every Sunday, a distinguished choir, child and adult education programs, and a variety of outreach and inreach programs, we welcome all people from the neighborhood and the region to an urban community, to friends and supporters, together serving and worshipping God.


Strawbridge Methodist Church

1624 Park Avenue @ Wilson Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
p:
410.669.6262
Pastor: Willie Ollie, Jr.
Services: suspended as of winter 2009-10 

An urban-oriented religious institution endeavoring to support its constituency as well as the community at large, Strawbridge Methodist Church conducts Church School on Saturdays 10-12, and Worship Services Sundays at 9:30. The church manages a Thrift Shop (Saturdays 9-3; program suspended as of winter 2009-10) and a Food Pantry (Tuesdays 9-12, Thursdays 1-3). Donations to each are welcome. Three community organizations hold regular meetings at Strawbridge, as does a martial arts program. The Christian Heritage Roman Catholic Church holds services at Strawbridge on Sundays at 1 pm (suspended as of winter 2009-10).

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