As my son gets ready for Kindergarten this month, more than ever am I realizing the importance of education and enrichment beyond the classroom. This is why I’m super excited to tell you about one of Maryland’s BEST annual fundraisers… Maritime Magic! Taking place September 30, this even will be packed with great food and beverages from over 80 of the area’s top restaurants. Plus you can’t go wrong with live music (Con Brio is headlining!!), a silent auction, all along a casual-festive waterfront atmosphere, the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park at Living Classrooms Foundation’s waterfront campus in Fells Point. The event has been rated one of the best benefits in Baltimore by Baltimore Magazine and the Baltimore Sun.
Remember, this is all for a GREAT CAUSE! Maritime Magic is a benefit in support of the innovative hands-on education and job-training programs provided by Living Classrooms Foundation. Living Classrooms works primarily with youth and young adults living in high-risk environments in the Baltimore and Washington, DC areas. I absolutely love that Living Classrooms gives youth the skills needed to turn their lives around, continue their education, and achieve success in the workplace.
From Living Classrooms Foundation Facebook Page
Here’s what to expect…
GREAT FOOD – Attention local foodies! This is the event to be at! You will have the opportunity to sample delicious and innovative creations from over 80 of Baltimore’s top restaurants and caterers. Plus there will also be beer, wine, special liquor samples, soft drinks, and a cash bar. While you are there, be sure to check out the second annual chefs’ competition! Attending vendors will compete for the honor of best food, best cocktail, best food presentation, and best booth setup.
Delicious Food & Drink Samples Provided By:
Afrohead Rum / Alexander’s Tavern / Apropoe’s / B&O American Brasserie / Baltimore Coffee and Tea Company / Barcocina / Black Tie Caterers / Black Water Distilling / Blue Moon Cafe / Bond Street Social / Canton Crossing Wine & Spirits / Chef’s Expressions / Chiapparelli’s / City Cafe / Copper Kitchen / Cosima / Diamondback Brewing Co. / Dish by Maria / Encantada / Fork and Wrench / The French Kitchen / Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant / Gunther & Co. / Haagen-Dazs / Hilly Billy Bourbon / Hersh’s / Hofmann Brands / Infinium Spirits / Kobrand Corporation / Kona Grill / Kooper’s Chowhound Burger Wagon / Mike’s Hard Lemonade Palm Breeze and White Claw / Modern Cook Shop / Mount Gay Rum / Mount Washington Tavern / Mother’s Federal Hill Grille / Parts and Labor / Peter’s Inn / Power Plant Live! / RA Sushi Bar Restaurant / Rusty Scupper Restuarant and Bar / Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse / Ryleigh’s Oyster / Slainte on Wheels / Sofi’s Crepes / Tark’s Grill / Ten Ten American Bistro / Thames Street Oyster House / The Classic Catering People / The Corner Pantry / The Oceanaire Seafood Room / The Point in Fells / True Chesapeake Oyster Company / Twist Fell’s Point / Union Craft Brewing / Verde / 8Ball Meatball
GREAT MUSIC – This year’s main stage headliner is Con Brio! They will bring the vibrant Bay Area funk and psychedelic-soul to the stage! Con Brio is known for the strength of their magnetic live shows. Opening act, Alexey Marti and Urban Minds will bring their Cuban tradition and Havana conga drumming style all the way from New Orleans. An indoor jazz band will round out the evening.
GREAT AMBIANCE – Living Classrooms invites you to come in casual, festive attire and enjoy a pleasant evening. Best part? You’ll be under the stars with a great view of Baltimore’s Harbor!
ONLINE AUCTION: There will be plenty of amazing prizes to bid on at the online auction, which takes place from September 23 – October 7. Vacation rentals? Spa packages? Sport memorabilia? Yup! All available for bidding! Keep checking as prizes are being added.
Check out photos from last year’s Maritime Magic!
Purchase your tickets today!
WHEN: Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:00pm
WHERE: Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
The prestigious sponsors of this event will enjoy exclusive benefits including media recognition, advertising, and guest tickets to the event. For more information in purchasing a table, becoming a sponsor, or to purchase tickets over the phone, please contact Shannon Fries, Director of Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 685-0295 x209.