January 11th, 2013
While FWPD can be thankful for its many partners who participate in the Dell, two individuals deserve special attention:
Many thanks to JHU student and baseball team player, Thomas Solomon, for spending numerous hours in the Dell between October and December. Following the JHU Baseball Team’s morning of service this fall, Thomas, expressed interest in continuing service in the Dell. After many hours of service, Thomas has mulched trees, cleared pathways of sediment, swept stairways, removed litter, trimmed ivy from trees, expanded planting beds and removed graffiti from park benches. Many thanks to Thomas for all of the great work!
Also, we are fortunate to have newly retired Duncan Stuart living nearby and dedicating a significant amount of time to the Dell. Over the past many months, Duncan has removed a significant amount of invasive plant material and has enhanced wildlife habitats within the Dell, among many other projects. Many thanks to Duncan!
Before Graffiti Removal
After Graffiti Removal
December 5th, 2012
We had a great time at our annual Winter Solstice on Friday, December 21. The end of the world did not come. Instead, we gathered around warm fires and enjoy live Celtic music by local musicians, Megan Beller (fiddle), Michael Raitzyk (guitar) and friends. Many thanks to John Shields and Gertrude’s Restaurant for providing delicious refreshments.
September 20th, 2012
Pack a picnic and bring your friends to our all-ages, public celebration of drawing! Featuring interactive drawing sculptures, light performances, music from local DJ’s, and more!
May 22nd, 2012
Our favorite summer activity returns on Tuesdays this June with free movies and live music in Wyman Park Dell. Local bands perform starting at 7 p.m., and movies follow at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.).
June 5 – Hard Knox & Three Red Crowns ROCKERS
June 12 – Off the Record & Sea Couch FESTIVAL EXPRESS
June 19 – Muscle Twin & Track & Stream THE FLAMING LIPS: THE FEARLESS FREAKS
June 26 – Jaabs & Squaaks THE BEATLES, A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
July 3 – Deep Cuts & Puddle URGH! A MUSIC WAR
Presented by Friends of Wyman Park Dell in partnership with Baltimore Department of Recreation & Parks.
March 3rd, 2012
Please join us for our 3rd Annual Happy Hour upstairs at The Dizz, 300 W. 30th Street, on Tuesday, March 13 – 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
You buy the drinks. We provide the appetizers. Free admission.
This event also serves as the annual meeting for the Friends of Wyman Park Dell, during which we will elect new board members.
This is a relaxed and fun event and a great way to socialize with people who care for Wyman Park Dell. Please let us know if you wish to attend by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!!
February 2nd, 2012
Come to our second public workshop to help develop ideas for design enhancements for the Union Monument Plateau area, at the intersection of Charles and 29th Streets. Discussion will include the playground expansion, gateway signage, special planting areas, accommodations for festivals and other ideas. We welcome and encourage your input!
Saturday February 18, 2011, 1-3 p.m.
Millers Court Conference Room
2601 North Howard Street
(Weather permitting, we will walk to the Dell for a portion of this workshop)
December 13th, 2011
Celebrate our annual Winter Solstice on Wednesday, December 21 from 7-9 p.m. Gather round a warm fire and enjoy live Celtic music by local musicians, Megan Beller, Charley Beller and Michael Raitzyk. Be amazed by entertainment extraordinaire. On sale for your refreshment: mulled cider, hot chocolate and cookies. Free marshmallows for roasting and candy canes for the young at heart.
Special thanks to John Shields and Gertrude’s at the BMA for their generous support of this event.
The Winter Solstice will take place on the lawn at the north end of Wyman Park Dell (near Art Museum Drive). Plentiful street parking is available in the immediate area.
October 19th, 2011
Join this inaugural social event, where participants will create live drawings projected onto large screens while accompanied by DJs playing music. With multiple drawings happening at the same time, artists respond to the music, respond/collaborate with another drawing, or engage in battle drawing.
Details: Drawings will be projected via backlit overhead projectors. Artists will work on sheets of acetate laid over the projector. Artists may use any media that will adhere to the acetate including but not limited to: permanent marker, oil pencil, colored translucent mylar, dry-erase marker, paper cut-outs. We ask that wet media be kept to a minimum to avoid damage to the projectors. Drawing area is approximately 10″x10″. Artists will have around 30–45 min to complete a work before switching with another artist.
The first 30-45 minutes, children who would like to participate will have first priority.
Background: Our event is inspired by the popular Big Draw festival in the UK and the growing movement of Monster Draw rallys happening around the US. While BIG DRAW in the DELL is a public happening with all welcome to attend, for this innagural run we are asking participating artists to sign-up in advance of the event so we are sure to have the projectors/drawing spaces occupied at all times.
Volunteers: We are also looking for volunteers willing to assist with set-up and make sure the event runs smoothly. If you are interested in the event and would like to help out please let us know.
To sign up or ask questions, contact:
August 14th, 2011
The Greater Homewood Interfaith Alliance will be holding a 9/11 tenth anniversary remembrance service at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, in Wyman Park Dell. The service will include music, readings and spoken word from different faith traditions. Brief messages on peace will be delivered by the Reverend Kevin Brooks, Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton, and Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat. The Greater Homewood Interfaith Alliance is part of the Greater Homewood Community Corporation. The event is free and is co-sponsored by Women in Black and the Interfaith Community of Roland Park. Please join the Friends of Wyman Park Dell in welcoming these groups to the Dell.