Sure the pickings are still slim after living with COVID-19 for almost five months, but if you look hard there are signs of safe fun to be had. Here are a few things to do nearby to keep your spirits high. Mask up, keep your distance, and enjoy! – Editor
Riverside Park Pool, 1800 Covington Ave. Make a reservation in advance for a 90-minute session between 11am and 7pm; no more than 50 guests at a time; free!
THURSDAY, AUG. 6
Virtual Tour of the BMI (Part I). Explore the Baltimore Museum of Industry through a live, interactive, virtual tour led by a museum educator. Part 1 includes the Cannery, Machine/Blacksmith Shop, and Print Shop exhibits. 7pm. Registration required.
SATURDAY, AUG. 8
Cross Street Farmers Market, 1065 S. Charles St, along the south side of the Market. 9am-12pm.
BMI Farmers Market, 1415 Key Highway, under the Baltimore Museum of Industry pavilion. 9am-1pm.
FIRST Pirate Radio Live Concert, various locations around the Baltimore Harbor. A floating live concert featuring the New Orleans-style jazz & funk of Rufus Roundtree and Da Bmore Brass Factory. The band will perform aboard Urban Pirates’ flagship, starting near Canton Waterfront Park and cruising to Fells Point, the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill Park and Locust Point. Enjoy the music from the shore at a safe distance or aboard your own vessel in the harbor. (If you’re watching from land, be sure to follow city guidelines for social distancing.) The ship will float near each location for a 15-minute set: Inner Harbor (7pm), Federal Hill Park (7:20pm), Tide Point pier (7:40pm). Hosted by WTMD, Stages Music Arts and Urban Pirates. More info.
MONDAY, AUG. 10
Virtual Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Baltimore Museum of Industry. Take some time for self-care in this gentle yoga class led by Baltimore yogi E. Brady Robinson. Open to all levels of experience. 7:30-8:30pm. Free but registration required.
THURSDAY, AUG. 20
Virtual Tour of the BMI (Part II). Explore the Baltimore Museum of Industry through a live, interactive, virtual tour led by a museum educator. Part 1 includes This tour will focus on our Pharmacy, Garment, and the Port exhibits. 11am. Registration required.
FRIDAY, AUG. 21
American Red Cross Blood Drive, Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. Help save a life by scheduling a blood donation appointment; limited slots available. 9am-3pm. http://bit.ly/BMIblooddrive