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BMI Farmers’ Market Opening Day Saturday, May 30 – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The BMI Farmers’ Market will be open for our seventh season from May 30 through October 31, 2015. We are closed October 17.

The BMI Farmers’ Market offers a convenient place to purchase fresh local foods and buy artisan items not available in stores.

There is something for everyone: fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, flowers, bread and other baked goods, ready-to-eat foods, and a variety of handmade artisan items. We also offer a changing schedule of live music, family-friendly activities, and community-interest vendors.

Opening day, May 30, will feature old-fashioned, family-friendly games and activities.

May

Mother’s Day Craft – Saturday, May 2 – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids can visit our craft table and create a handmade gift for Mom or Grandmom! Included with museum admission.

The Return of Brewing in Baltimore – Sunday, May 17 – from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Take a tour of Baltimore, one glass at a time! Learn what’s brewing right here in the city and enjoy one of Baltimore’s favorite industries. Brewers from Peabody Heights Brewery will guide you in tasting eleven local beers from Raven Beer, Public Works Ale, and Monument City Brewing Company. Enjoy light refreshments, courtesy of Mother’s Federal Hill Grille; a fascinating display about the history of Baltimore craft brewing; and a great Harbor view. You can also purchase your favorites to take home.

Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged. Tickets are $35 per BMI member, $45 per non-member. Click here to purchase tickets or contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x132 for details.

Food Truck RallyFriday, May 22 – from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Baltimore’s best traveling food truck festival! Each event features food trucks, live music, kids’ games, and a full bar. Partnership with The Gathering Baltimore, click here for details and ticket information.

Big Truck Day – Saturday, May 23 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids of all ages can climb aboard work trucks, emergency vehicles, and more! Games and activities in Pavilion, trucks in our parking lot, rain or shine: big trucks don’t melt! Partnership with Baltimore City Department of Public Works, click here for more information.

Linotype: The Film – Tuesday, May 26 – 6:30 p.m. – NEW DATE

This surprisingly emotional documentary centers on the Linotype type casting machine, invented in Baltimore by Ottmar Mergenthaler. The evening starts with a Linotype demonstration in our Print Shop at 6:30 and the film begins at 7 pm.

$5 per person, contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x132 for details.

BMI Farmers’ Market Opening Day Saturday, May 30 – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Our seventh annual farmers’ market, held in and around our waterfront Pavilion. A convenient place to purchase fresh local foods and artisan items; you can meet friends and get to know your neighbors. There is something for everyone, including family activities for opening day.

Radio in Baltimore – Sunday, May 31 – at 2 p.m.

A look at the history of radio broadcasting in Baltimore since the 1920s. Program will cover industry milestones, legendary personalities, and personal reminiscences by BMI Senior Educator Ed Hawkins from his time at WITH Baltimore. Included with museum admission.

June

Industry in the War Years – Sunday, June 7 – at 2:00 p.m.

This fascinating lecture by Jack Burkert, BMI Senior Educator, will discuss Baltimore’s big three: aircraft, steel, and shipbuilding. From the pre-war years through 1945, local industries, women in the workforce, and racial equality will all be addressed. Included with museum admission.

Father’s Day Craft – Saturday, June 13 – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids can visit our craft table and create a handmade gift for Dad or Granddad! Included with museum admission.

Wine and CanvasWednesday, June 24 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

BMI hosts Wine and Canvas, the painting class with cocktails! Don’t be nervous about painting—Wine and Canvas instructors will guide you step-by-step as you paint your very own “Baltimore Harbor Skyline.”

Advance ticket purchase is required. $40 per person, includes two glasses of wine. Additional wine available to purchase. Partnership with Wine and Canvas; visit www.wineandcanvas.com to purchase tickets.

Food Truck RallyFriday, June 26 – from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Baltimore’s best traveling food truck festival! Each event features food trucks, live music, kids’ games, and a full bar. Partnership with The Gathering Baltimore, click here for details and ticket information.

July

Independence Day Celebration – Saturday, July 4 – from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Enjoy a fun, family-friendly celebration and the BEST VIEW of the fireworks from our beautiful waterfront campus. Delicious refreshments and beer & wine for sale, or bring your own picnic. Advance ticket purchase recommended.

Tickets include parking for one car. Advance Tickets: $55 ($45 BMI Member) Day-of Tickets: $60 ($50 BMI Member) Walk-in at Gate: $7 per person, children under 2 free. Purchase tickets now.

Food Truck RallyFriday, July 24 – from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Baltimore’s best traveling food truck festival! Each event features food trucks, live music, kids’ games, and a full bar. Partnership with The Gathering Baltimore, click here for details and ticket information.

August

Food Truck RallyFriday, Aug. 21 – from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Baltimore’s best traveling food truck festival! Each event features food trucks, live music, kids’ games, and a full bar. Partnership with The Gathering Baltimore, click here for details and ticket information.

Every Week

Wee Workers Tuesdays through June 16 – from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Your preschooler will enjoy exploring the museum through stories, songs, tours, and crafts. A different theme each week!
*May 19, Tools
*May 26, The Chesapeake Bay
*June 2, Fathers Day
*June 9, Flag Day
*June 16, End of Year Party

BMI Members: free. General Public: kids–free, accompanying adults–$5. Reservations recommended, contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x132.

Warfront to Homefront – daily through August 14

From Pearl Harbor Day through August 14, 2015–the 70th anniversary of V-J Day–we will offer programs to show how Marylanders answered the call to ‘total war,’ and helped bring about lasting changes in technology and culture.

  • $1 off adult or senior admission, by mentioning the Warfront to Homefront program upon arrival
  • A museum-wide scavenger hunt for related artifacts (one for adults AND one for kids!)
  • Rosie the Riveter panel on March 15
  • Industry in the War Years lecture on June 7