Arts in the parks

Neighborhoods to come together for summer picnics, concerts in nearby parks

Drawing by Laurence Stephen Lowry,  (1887-1976)

BHCA and two adjacent neighborhood groups have developed a summer Arts in the Parks Program which includes a picnic concert series starting in July and concludes with an F. Scott Fitzgerald Birthday Party in September.

The Bolton Hill, Madison Park and Marble Hill neighborhoods have been divided historically and socially by the Eutaw Place median. “We view our Arts in the Parks program as an opportunity to further break down the divide,” said BHCA board member Lee Tawney, who helped arrange the program.

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Birthday Party is being held on Friday, Sept. 24, in cooperation with the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.  It will be a celebration of writer and former Bolton Hill resident F. Scott  Fitzgerald’s birthday with readings, ragtime, and gin & tonics.

Sponsors and supporters include the Abell Foundation, Historic Marble Hill Community Association, Maryland State Arts Council, Friends of John Street Park, PNC Bank, Friends of Rutter’s Mill Park, Midtown Community Benefits District, Friends of Maple Leaf Park, Bolton Hill Community Association, Friends of Sumpter Park, and the Madison Park Improvement Association.