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Easter Sunrise Service on Miles River at CBMM

CBMM_EasterSunriseService_Apr16_2017(ST MICHAELS, MD – April 10, 2017) The public is invited to attend Easter Sunrise Service at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, which is situated on the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md. Coordinated and led by Bay Hundred Covenant Churches, the service is scheduled to begin at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16 at the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand, as shown here.

Officiating at the service will be the Reverend Tonya McClain of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in St. Michaels, Md. Covenant Churches work to unite the Town of St. Michaels and surrounding Bay Hundred community by connecting African-American and Anglo-American churches from throughout the area. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.

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May 21 is Community Day at CBMM

CBMM_CommunityDay2017isMay21(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 24, 2017) As a way of saying thank you to the regional community, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with all festivities taking place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing, and including free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_SultanaHighlights for this year’s event include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. See what’s lined up for food, music, activities, boat rides, and more! 

The event’s generous sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.Shore United BankTalbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service,  with festival guests invited to attend, and continues to 5:00 p.m.

The Covenant Church service includes leaders and congregations from area churches, with participants engaging in gospel singing and prayer. Covenant Churches works to unite the Town of St. Michaels and surrounding Bay Hundred community by connecting African-American and Anglo-American churches from throughout the area.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_BlindWindThe day’s live music includes performances by Blind Wind, an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, along with his father, Frankie Moran on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more.

CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will hold a radio-controlled skipjack regatta from the Steamboat Building’s docks and along Fogg’s Cove from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Afterwards, festival-goers will have the opportunity to try their hand at operating the radio-controlled boats.

The Talbot County Free Library will be hosting several programs throughout CBMM’s free Community Day, including a presentation in the Van Lennep Auditorium by Maryland author and storyteller, Ed Okonowicz on “Delmarva Tales, Legends, and Ghost Stories” at 11 a.m., and a performance by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Families can also explore the Chesapeake’s critters in the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile, with children invited to participate in a footrace hosted by Chesapeake Sports Alliance.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_LighthouseWhile enjoying the festivities, Community Day guests can enjoy a climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district.

Throughout the day, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event.

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during Community Day. Leashed dogs are only permitted during regular operating hours.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_WinnieEstelleWhile at Community Day, guests can also watch the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in the boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection. Potomac Waterfowling opens April 8, 2017 and continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake opening May 12, 2017, through April, 2018.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 77,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

See photos from last year’s Community Day here:
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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with the event kicking off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service and including free admission all day long for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, and free boat rides. More information is at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s free Community Day event on Sunday, May 21, 2017 gives guests the opportunity climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, shown here, or talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district, with more information at cbmm.org.

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Highlights to CBMM’s free May 21 Community Day include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine, with more information at cbmm.org.

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On Sunday, May 21, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event, with more information at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s May 21 free Community Day includes live music by Blind Wind—an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, left—along with his father, Frankie Moran, right, on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more. Now in its second year, the free event was created as a way of CBMM saying thank you to the regional community, and includes free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, and free boat rides, with more information at cbmm.org.

 

 

 

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Covenant Churches tent service at CBMM May 22

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(ST MICHAELS, MD – March 21, 2015) The public is invited to attend the annual Bay Hundred Covenant Churches tent service at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, which will be held this year in coordination with the all-day Community Block Party at the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This yearly event unites clergy and laity from every church located between the Royal Oak/Bellevue area westward to Tilghman Island for a time of worship and celebration.

CBMM_CovenantChurchesTentService_May22Pastor Tonya McClain from St. Luke’s UMC in St. Michaels will deliver this year’s sermon with other area clergy uniting in prayer and the reading of scripture. The tent service will also feature a gospel choir under the direction of Leroy Potter, music director at Union Baptist Church in Easton.

Underwritten by a large number of generous community sponsors, the Community Block Party at CBMM opens after the tent service at 10:00 a.m. and is offered free of charge to the general public. Bay Hundred Covenant Churches is an in-kind sponsor to the event, which wraps up the museum’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration and features several performance stages, free boat rides, live music, regional foods and libations, Chesapeake-related family activities, and more.

The mission of the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches is to strengthen and encourage one another through joint worship, outreach, and service. The group consists of Methodist, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and non-denominational congregations. The BHCC also sponsors a Lenten program, an Easter Sunrise Service at CBMM, the St. Michaels High School’s baccalaureate service, and the Christmas in St. Michaels choir concert, among other initiatives. For more information, contact Pastor Chris Pettit, BHCC chairperson at 410-739-4364.

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The Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ annual tent service will be at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. on Sunday, May 22 beginning at 9:00 a.m., with the public invited to attend. This year, the service is offered in coordination with the Community Block Party at CBMM, which wraps up CBMM’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration and is offered free to the public through generous sponsor support. Bay Hundred Covenant Churches is an in-kind sponsor to the event, with the Block Party taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and more information at www.cbmm.org.