We were washed out for the October date, and are hoping mother nature is kind to us for the new November 10th date!
Everyman Theatre, in partnership with Market Center Merchants Association, Catholic Relief Services, City Center Residents Association, Faidley’s Seafood, Lexington Market, and Seawall, will hold the inaugural Market Center Trash Bash on Sunday, November 10th. Volunteers can signup at bit.ly/CLEANUPBMORE . The event will bring together community partners and volunteers to do a large scale cleanup of the blocks surrounding Lexington Market and culminates with a neighborhood Block Party from in the Lexington Market South Parking Lot, with food from Faidley’s Seafood and other Lexington Market vendors. Cleanup begins at 2 PM; the party at 5 PM. Parking is available at the Market’s Eutaw Street surface lot as well as the Atrium Garage. All participants in the cleanup can purchase $25 tickets to Everyman Theatre’s Sunday evening performance of Radio Golf — the story of an African-American real estate developer running for mayor of Pittsburgh in the mid-1990s who struggles with his role in gentrifying his childhood neighborhood. The performance begins at 7 PM right around the corner from the Market. “ We specifically chose to bring Radio Golf to Baltimore at this moment because of the mirror it holds up to our neighborhood and how it reflects some of the greatest challenges that Baltimore faces today,” said Everyman Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi . The project to Transform Lexington Market is underway and is led by Seawall, who was selected to complete the redevelopment by Lexington Market, Inc. and the City of Baltimore in October 2018. Seawall expects to break ground on a new Market building in early 2020, and is holding the next of its quarterly community meetings on October 9th from 6-7:30 PM at Lexington Market. “The Market Center Merchants Association is enthusiastic about the Lexington Market redevelopment, but we also know that we need to improve the function and appearance of public spaces. This includes streets, sidewalks, and alleys near Lexington Market, and will benefit existing and future business owners, customers, and residents. We welcome all Baltimoreans to join us as we work, socialize, and support our local businesses together,” said Kristen Mitchell, executive director of the Market Center Merchants Association.