Ridgely’s Record

Ridgely’s Opening Day Eve Party!

In lieu of our monthly community association meeting, please join your Ridgely's neighbors for an Opening Day Eve party at Pickles Pub. Light fare will be served and a cash bar available. To celebrate the Orioles' home opener, we will have a [brief] baseball trivia game with prizes to the top finishers! The party starts at 7:00 pm with last call at 9:30 pm. We can't wait to see you there!

Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

The neighborhood will once again host an Easter egg hunt in the tot lot. This will be held on Easter Sunday (April 9). All children who frequent the tot lot are invited. The cost is free, however you must RSVP to EGladd@yahoo.com before April 3. Please share your kids’ ages when you RSVP.

The gates will open at 9:45 am sharp for kids 4 and under.  5 and 6 year olds will be allowed in at 9:55 and 7+ after 10 am.  Show up a few minutes early and wait for the gates to open. New this year will be a 2.5 and under section.  If your kid just wants to find a few easy ones and then sit in the grass, this section is for you.

For more details see the community website.

Community Planning Session for Conway Park

The South Baltimore Gateway Partnership is hosting a community workshop on Monday, April 17, 6:30 pm, second floor of Pickles Pub, to brainstorm ideas for the master plan for the grassy lot between the houses on Conway Street.

The design team (EnviroCollab) will present several interactive exercises intended to document high level community goals and aspirations for the plan. We want to hear from you! What do you want to see in this under utilized area?

There will be an online option for neighbors who are unable to attend in person. A link will be published on the Ridgely’s website.

Orioles Opening Day Happenings

Baseball returns to Camden Yards on Thursday, April 6. The game is scheduled to start at 3pm, but the excitement and celebrations will begin much earlier. There will be some street closures so please be aware:

  • The 500 block of Washington Blvd. (in front of Pickles) will be closed for most of the day.
  • Portland Street will be blocked between Greene and Emory Streets for a block party organized by Quigley’s Half Irish Pub.
  • The Babe Ruth Museum will be shutting Emory Street between Dover and Portland Streets for a private event. Dover Street will remain open.

The Baltimore Farmers’ Market Reopens

The Baltimore Farmers’ Market is back for the season, opening on Sunday, April 2! Located underneath the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX I-83) at 400 E. Saratoga Street, the market takes place rain or shine every Sunday, 7 am to 12 pm, April through December.

Come out and support your local farmers and vendors, and find fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and more! There’s something for everyone.

Cherry Blossom Pop-up Bar

For a limited time only, experience the magic of the Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar located at 1 E. Baltimore Street. Sit under the blossoms of a 20 foot cherry tree constructed by artist Anna Platis as you sip specialty cocktails. Enjoy this unique experience only on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights through April 15.

April Recycling Dates

Recycling is collected in the neighborhood on a bi-weekly schedule. Our pickup days this month will be:

  • Friday, April 7
  • Friday, April 21

Please note that Baltimore City does not recycle styrofoam. For a list of what is acceptable see the DPW website.

Street Sweeping

The scheduled street sweeping dates in Ridgely’s are:

  • Odd sides of the street — April 19
  • Even sides of the street — April 26