TreeBaltimore Summer Gathering
Please join us for an end of summer break, back to school family friendly event! Free for all city residents and folks interested in joining the city-wide tree planting movement. Bring your children and come ready for food, fun, and family! This event is all about celebrating the many TREE PLANTING accomplishments of our city agencies, non‑profit organizations, neighborhoods, and community associations. While TreeBaltimore’s annual winter Gathering is more informational, the summer event is really designed as a celebration and networking event. Each winter and summer gathering, we are very pleased to announce our newest citizen stewards who have completed their certification courses. These groups include: Baltimore TreeKeepers, Weed Warriors, and Baltimore Orchard Project’s Orchard Stewards
This summer we bring to you a great lineup of activities. Chef Mac’s Louisianna Catering will be offering southern style grilled meats as well as vegetarian entree and salad options. The kids nature play space will provide a space for kids to be kids, offering a unique way to experience nature. The play space will be complete with educational activities, arts and crafts, and lots of huge chunks of trees for climbing over and crawling under.
We also are pleased to announce that Nina Amaya and the Brinjal Band will be engaging our audience over the course of this three-hour event. World Music band Brinjal plays pulsing and lyrical songs from Nations real and imagined, with a large dose of the exotic rhythms and enchanting melodies of the Middle East. They will be accompanied by the beautiful dancers of Aubergine. Brinjal Band and dancers of Aubergine have an excellent and entertaining multicultural educational show for a diverse audience. The exotic rhythms and unusual tonal scales of this danceable music fascinate young and old. They intend to engage guests through a communal drum circle, and you can also look forward to an evening fire spinning performance to close out the evening.
5:30 Free Food and Drinks begin
5:30-6:45 Brinjal Band performs
6:45- 7:15 drum circle with Brinjal Band
7:15- 7:45 presentations and awards with Baltimore Weed Warriors, Baltimore Tree Keepers, and Baltimore Orchard Stewards
7:45- 8:30pm performances including fire spinning to wrap it up!
Networking and kids nature play space activities all evening!