Inner Harbor Ice Rink is opening today, plan ahead for holidays with BCoPD who will check on your home while you're away

Kaleah Mcilwain
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Baltimore Update for Friday, November 12, 2021

Kids skate free at Inner Harbor Ice Rinks opening day

The Inner Harbor Ice Rink is officially open starting today at 5 p.m. For the season opener the first 100 kids skate free today. Mayor Brandon Scott and other city leaders will be in attendance.

Did you know?

If you are going out of town the Baltimore County Police Department has a "Vacant House Form" that you can fill out to have officers check on your house for any unusual activity while you are away. Thanksgiving is coming up if you're going to be out-of-town you may want to fill out the form. Complete a Vacant House Form and email it to the precinct at

Listen to some great music at the music festival

Creative Alliance convenes some of the brightest old-time musicians, singers, and dancers in the country to celebrate where this music exists today. Join host artists Ken and Brad Kolodner for the Baltimore Old Time Music Festival on Friday and Saturday. This event will be able to be streamed virtually as well as attend in-person.
(Creative Alliance)

What's happening this weekend in Baltimore

Take a trip to the Farmer's Market

Check out the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar that runs weekly from 7 a.m. to noon on Sundays, through December 19, 2021. You can find local produce hot food vendors and the Bazaar’s artisans. The farmer's market is located underneath the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX) at Holliday and Saratoga Streets, and takes place rain or shine.
(The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts)

Spoken word, books, and coffee

This Saturday at 6 p.m., head over to Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse for a spoken word event featuring Kiara Marie, Stephanie Conley-Webb, Kareemah Brent Williams, and Mariah Ayscue, with host Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal. Red Emma's is a worker-owned radical bookstore, vegan and vegetarian restaurant, and bar, so snacks and cocktails will be available during the event. This event is open to the public and you can RSVP here.

Take a stroll and admire some contemporary art

The Baltimore Museum of Art's contemporary wing reopens this Sunday. It will have long-time favorites and new acquisitions like a dedication to Suzanna F. Cohen who helped create an endowment for free admission and funded a host of initiatives at the museum.

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