Winter 2021: Activities in and Around BaltimoreJanuary 20, 2021
If you’re looking for safe winter activities in Baltimore, look no further! Liberty Harbor East has gathered a comprehensive list of nearby and local virtual activities that are COVID courteous. So, beat the winter blues and find fun ways to spend these long winter days and try something new—keep reading to find out more! Have an Ice Day this Winter Looking to appreciate the winter season? Look no further than these winter-themed events! Harbor Point Ice Festival The Harbor Point Ice Festival will virtually take place on Saturday, January 23rd. Starting at 8:00 a.m., you can watch professional artists cut and carve through ice to create beautiful ice sculptures in real-time. The online voting and livestream are completely free, so be sure to join in the fun! Ice Skating Until January 31st, skate in a winter wonderland at Baltimore’s Four Seasons Hotel. The rink is located on the rooftop, which provides stunning views of the city and horizon. Tickets must be purchased in advance. You may also purchase tickets for cabana rentals, hot chocolate, and steamed apple cider. Maryland’s Polar Bear Plunge You can register for Maryland’s Vrtual Polar Bear Plunge up until January 31st. Experience winter by plunging into an ice bath or inflatable pool. Or, you can use super soakers, water balloons, and/or buckets filled with ice water. Click here for more information on the virtual plunge. Please remember to exercise caution and safety when determining water temperature. The virtual plunge is also a fundraiser and drive. All proceeds will be donated to Maryland’s Special Olympics, particularly their leadership and sports programs. Are You Looking for a Trip or Adventure? If you’re interested in safely getting out of the house, we recommend visiting Wisp or the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Please remember to wear a mask and socially distance. Take a Trip to Wisp Resort Take a responsible day, or perhaps an overnight trip, to Wisp in McHenry, MD. Whilst on the mountain, you can snowboard, ski, go snow tubing, and/or ride down the Mountain Coaster. All rentals and tickets must be purchased online. If you’re interested in staying the night, check out The Lodge at Wisp here. The Lodge has followed CDC guidelines and has been utilizing Caring Clean protocols. Virtual Field Talk: African Penguins On January 27th from noon until 1:00 p.m., join the Maryland Zoo on a virtual trip to South Africa. During this excursion, you will learn about wildlife conservation efforts with SANCCOB saves seabirds. The webinar is free for everyone and you can join here: Link: http://bit.ly/2Xukqpf Passcode: 088246 Activities Promoting Health and Wellness Below are events to help with self-care—all activities enhance physical and mental health with wellness practices. Winter Qigong Every Tuesday until February 23rd, you can virtually nourish your qi with qigong, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that unites the mind and body, for vitality, longevity, and inner peace. This particular practice combines yoga and meditation to promote self-reflection, equilibrium, and kidney health. Tickets for the Zoom classes may be purchased here. Yoga on the Square Enhance your strength, stamina, balance, health, and equilibrium with yoga. Starting Wednesday, January 27th you can follow Barbara Ellard Dziedzic’s yoga streams on Facebook from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Feeling Hungry? It’s important to nourish your body with food and energy. So, we are listing activities related to food, like classes, markets and more! Fell’s Point Farmers Market Until April, Fell’s Point is opening their local farmers market every Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Stop by for fresh produce, milk, meat, eggs, and brews. Patrons can also shop local foods, treats, seasonings, spirits, and mixers. There’s something for everyone and it’s important to support our local economy. One Pot Series: Chicken and Dumplings On Sunday, January 24th, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Pat & Nate are hosting their One Pot webinar on chicken and dumplings. Perfect to get rid of a winter chill, chicken and dumplings are comforting and warming. Cook alongside Pat and Nate for only $25. Tickets can be purchased here. Sunday Supper II On Sunday, January 31st, from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Schola is hosting a traditional Italian-American Sunday Supper. Those interested will prepare traditional red sauce, bake oven roasted tomatoes, and then cook eggplant Parmesan, alongside pork Milanese with fresh rigatoni. Afterwards, participants will finish their supper by baking a Bomboloni, or traditional Italian doughnut. Winter Pastas On Wednesday, January 27th, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Schola is hosting an event on Winter Pastas. From home, you can learn how to make: mushroom lasagna with spinach pasta, butternut squash tortellini with a brown butter and sage sauce, and, lastly, garganelli with sausage and pesto. Patrons will be surprised with a dessert in the end. More Local Virtual Events Other happenings you can enjoy from your home at Liberty Harbor East include: Propagating Plants with Hilton Carter Join Hilton Carter for 90 minutes, as he discussed propagation with plants and his self-journey. Propagation with plants regards bonding and caring for plants; it signifies a greater connection between oneself and nature. Hilton, too, will discuss how we can properly care for our houseplants. Find Solace in Winter While we know winter in Baltimore isn’t a favorite of many residents, and the pandemic does not help that, we hope that you are able to find ways to enjoy the season, learn something new, or simply relax. Please stay safe and healthy throughout this winter season.