Bolton Hill Notes

Parking permit distribution set for March 18, 25

If your vehicle has a current parking permit decal or placard, you should receive an email from the Baltimore City Parking Authority to renew online by the end of February.

This year, you’ll have the option of  having your new parking permit(s) mailed for an extra fee; picking permits up at the parking authority office downtown, or getting yours at the community parking permit pick-up back at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church on Sat., March 18 or Sat., March 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your existing auto registration with you.

You’ll need a renewed permit to park on Bolton Hill streets and avoid ticketing after April 1. Go to the Parking Authority website for more information. Volunteers are needed to help pass out permits on the two Saturdays. If you are willing, contact Bobbi Schilling at

May 19 is likely BHCA night at a Baltimore Symphony performance

Members of BHCA and their guests will be welcomed at a first-time neighborhood event hosted by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, probably on Friday, May 19, with a semi-private reception likely for members there before the 8 p.m. performance. Details will follow.

It is the first part of what may evolve into a neighborhood partnership of sorts between the community association and the famous orchestra down the street. It could lead to discounted-price tickets and other perks for BHCA members.

The May concert will feature BSO’s new conductor and music director, Joseph Heyward, leading performances of British composer Grace-Evangeline Mason’s new composition The Imagined Forest; a presentation by young American virtuoso Xavier Foley of the Double Bass Concerto; and, finally, the passionate Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique.”

Midtown coordinating major Jones Falls Trail project.

Midtown Community Benefits District is coordinating a major sprucing up on Falls Road at Maryland Avenue, just east of Bolton Hill, and stretching from the Trolley Museum to West Lanvale Ave. and Charles St. When it is complete, the Jones Falls Trail, popular for biking and hikes, will all be on the south side of Falls Road.

Called the Falls Gateway Project, it will include new murals and other artwork, sidewalk and landscape enhancement and the painting and decorating of three bridges, all at a projected cost of $5.7 to $8.7 million. A slideshow of what the outcome could be is here. For questions or comments contact Eric Sousa at Midtown.

Unity Hall loses a tenant and Baltimore loses a theater troupe

One of the first and larger tenants at Baltimore Unity Hall, the experimental theater group Single Carrot Theater has run out of money and will be shutting down.

“Compounding post-pandemic organizational challenges have made sustaining a theater of our size ever more difficult. These include issues of staffing shortages and stretched human capacity, limited regional philanthropic resources, and the ever-increasing cost of sustaining live theatrical productions,” the organization said on its website. The group has been together for 15 years and moved into Unity Hall when it opened last summer.

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