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Community Block Party @ CBMM

CALLING LOCAL VENDORS: We value local artisans and want to provide a showcase for your craft at this festival. For the May 22 Community Block Party at CBMM, we are particularly interested in showcasing vendors and artisans from the Mid-Shore area.

If you would like to participate,please see our Block Party Vendor Invitation and Block Party Vendor Application Form and submit at your earliest convenience.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
10am-5pm
FREE ADMISSION

On Sunday, May 22, 2016, the 18-acre waterfront campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will transform into festival grounds as the museum hosts its Community Block Party. Underwritten by a large number of generous community sponsors, the Block Party is offered free of charge and open to the general public. It will feature several performance stages, free boat rides, live music, regional foods and libations, Chesapeake-related family activities, and more.

Entry to the Block Party, its boat rides and CBMM activities is free for all museum guests, with event hours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Food, beverages, and some activities will be additional.

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May 22 Community Block Party has Talbot Watermen’s support, seafood

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(ST MICHAELS, MD – March 10, 2016) Joining more than 30 local businesses and community partners rallying around the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the Talbot Watermen Association recently became a Community Block Party sponsor, and announced its members will also be serving up crab balls, rockfish, and clams at the May 22 festival.

Held along CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus in St. Michaels, Md., the Community Block Party is designed to showcase and celebrate community with a Chesapeake flair, while closing out the museum’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration.

Block Party sponsorship proceeds help underwrite the locally-flavored festival, which is offered free of charge and features several performance stages, boat rides, live music, regional foods and libations, Chesapeake-related family activities, and more.

The Block Party’s presenting sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Community Health Services, Phyllis and Marc Castelli and the Carla Massoni Gallery, the Miles River Yacht Club Foundation’s Sink or Swim Program (SOS), and media sponsors What’s Up Magazine and 96.7 WCEI, which will be broadcasting live throughout the event. In-kind event sponsors include Eastern Shore Tents & Events, Bay Hundred Covenant Churches, Rommel’s Ace Hardware, Survival Products, and Peach Blossom Events.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service, which the public is invited to attend. The 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. Block Party activities officially start at 10:00 a.m. on both sides of CBMM’s Miles River waterfront campus.

Block Party-goers can get out on the water on a variety of vessels throughout the day. Guests can take a scenic river cruise on the museum’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or explore St. Michaels harbor on a selection of historic boats in CBMM’s floating fleet. Kayaks and paddleboards and many of CBMM’s rowing and sailing small craft will also be available.

Family activities include inflatable obstacle courses, Zumba classes by Fitness Rx, face painting, balloon animals, and a putting green sponsored by Hog Neck Golf Course. Health screenings will be offered by presenting sponsor Choptank Community Health. Activities are presented by Blackwater Paddle and Pedal Adventures; Beat the Rush Delivery; BJ’s Wholesale Club of Easton; McHale Landscape Design; and Ouvert Gallery; with exclusive printing partner Pixel Print & Post.

The Imagination library of Talbot County will have a one-of-a-kind story walk across the CBMM campus, with the activity generously underwritten by the Talbot Optimist Club for all to enjoy.

In celebration of the arts, Ouvert Gallery of St. Michaels will present an “Out of the Box” art exposé, with Block Party-goers watching demonstrations and participating in workshops featuring artists using varying mediums throughout the day. St. Michaels Art League’s plein-air artists can been seen capturing the day in paint as well.

With three performance stages, CBMM will be highlighting the arts and numerous local talent at the May 22 Block Party. Live music from area bands will begin at 10:00 a.m. from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand, with local youth talent featured on an under-18 performance stage, as well as on an “unplugged” youth sound stage. Stage sponsors include The Talbot Bank, Mid-Shore Dance Academy, Sherwood Auto of Salisbury, Ben Franklin Crafts, The SRVP Group – A Baird Financial Company, Ask Neal AV, Tri Gas & Oil, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Ewing Dietz Fountain & Kaludis, Rising Tide Partners, Talbot Watermen’s Association, and Hair O’ the Dog Wine & Spirits. The program is sponsored in part by the Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.

A variety of regional foods will be available for purchase, including healthy choice options and a selection of sweets and coffee, offered at the Steamboat decks and hosted by San Domingo Fair Trade Coffee & Goods, and Sinful Desserts. Edna’s Lounge will be set up on the deck of Oystering on the Chesapeake, offering seating with waterfront views and kid-friendly drinks, along with cold beer, Rum Rosie’s, and other libations.

Entry to the Block Part, its boat rides, and CBMM activities is free for all museum guests, with event hours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Food, beverages, and some activities will be additional.

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 nearly 70,000 guests each year, the museum’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated on 18 waterfront acres along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.

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Talbot Watermen Association’s Jason Schmidt, right, presents Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum President Kristen Greenaway, left, with a check for the association’s sponsorship to the May 22 Community Block Party at CBMM. Through the support of the Watermen’s Association and other generous sponsors, the event is offered free and open to the public, with many family activities, boat rides, and musical and artistic performances from numerous stages included. Food and beverages will also be available, with the Talbot Watermen serving up their signature crab balls, rockfish, and clams at the festival, among other regional foods served up by a selection of local partners. The event closes out the museum’s 50th anniversary celebration, with more information at www.cbmm.org.

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CBMM hosts Community Block Party May 22

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(ST. MICHAELS, MD — February 11, 2016)
On Sunday, May 22, 2016, the 18-acre waterfront campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will transform into festival grounds as the museum hosts its Community Block Party. Underwritten by a large number of generous community sponsors, the Block Party is offered free of charge and open to the general public. It will feature several performance stages, free boat rides, live music, regional foods and libations, Chesapeake-related family activities, and more.

“Our local and regional communities have been so supportive of the museum over its first 50 years,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “We wanted to host a celebration to say “thank you,” and to open our entire campus and exhibitions to the public—free of charge—so that everyone in our community can experience CBMM, whether it may be your first time coming to the museum, or you’re a regular. And with our sponsors’ support, we are able to host this very special day.”

Greenaway further commented that the museum’s Friends Board—comprised of community leaders who help guide the museum—fully supports the event as a way to help make the museum more accessible to everyone.

The Block Party’s presenting sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Community Health Services, Phyllis and Marc Castelli and the Carla Massoni Gallery, the Miles River Yacht Club Foundation’s Sink or Swim Program (SOS), and media sponsors What’s Up Magazine and 96.7 WCEI, which will be broadcasting live throughout the event. In-kind event sponsors include Eastern Shore Tents & Events, Bay Hundred Covenant Churches, Rommel’s Ace Hardware, and Peach Blossom Events.

“The focus of the event is to celebrate community, and to give back to those we serve with an authentic Chesapeake festival experience,” said CBMM Friends Board and Block Party committee member Martha Austin. “So you’ll find lots of local talent and tastes to entertain and satisfy guests from all ages and interests, from near and far.”

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service, which the public is invited to attend. The 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. Block Party activities officially start at 10:00 a.m., on both sides of CBMM’s Miles River waterfront campus.

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Block Party-goers can plan on getting out on the water on a wide variety of vessels throughout the day. Guests can take a scenic river cruise on the museum’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or explore St. Michaels harbor on a selection of historic boats in CBMM’s floating fleet. Kayaks and paddleboards and many of CBMM’s rowing and sailing small craft will also be available.

“These on-the-water activities are generously underwritten by the event’s sponsors, so we’re very pleased to be offering them free of charge,” said Greenaway. “The sponsor support and community engagement around this event warms our hearts, and really hits a high note in helping to further our mission.”

With three performance stages, CBMM will be highlighting the arts and numerous local talent at the May 22 Block Party. Live music from area bands will begin at 10:00 a.m. from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand, with local youth talent featured on an under-18 performance stage, as well as on an “unplugged” youth sound stage. Stage sponsors include The Talbot Bank, Mid-Shore Dance Academy, Sherwood Auto of Salisbury, Ben Franklin Crafts, Kiln Born Creations, The SRVP Group – A Baird Financial Company, Ewing Dietz Fountain & Kaludis, and Hair O’ the Dog Wine & Spirits. The program is sponsored in part by the Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.

In celebration of the arts, Ouvert Gallery of St. Michaels will present an “Out of the Box” art exposé, with Block Party-goers participating in workshops featuring artists using varying mediums throughout the day. St. Michaels Art League’s plein-air artists will capture the day in paint and provide demonstrations throughout the day.

Family activities include an inflatable playground, pottery-painting, and a putting green sponsored by Hog Neck Golf Course. Health screenings will also be offered by presenting sponsor Choptank Community Health. Activity sponsors include Beat the Rush Delivery, BJ’s Wholesale Club of Easton, Blackwater Paddle and Pedal Adventures, McHale Landscape Design, Ouvert Gallery, and Rising Tide Partners.

A variety of regional foods will be available for purchase, including healthy choice options and a selection of sweets and coffee, offered at the Steamboat decks and hosted by San Domingo Fair Trade Coffee & Goods, and Sinful Desserts. Edna’s Lounge will be set up on the deck of Oystering on the Chesapeake, offering seating with waterfront views and kid-friendly drinks, along with cold beer, Rum Rosie’s, and other libations.

While at the museum, guests can take in several special exhibitions, including the Hollyday photo exhibition featuring iconic Eastern Shore images in the Van Lennep Auditorium, and the special Chesapeake Ammo, Camo and Calls exhibition in the Waterfowling Building. Boatyard demonstrations will take place throughout the event, with guests seeing progress on the build of a 25’ Hooper Island draketail, which completes this summer.

Entry to the Block Party, its boat rides and CBMM activities is free for all museum guests, with event hours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Food, beverages, and some activities will be additional.

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 70,000 guests each year, the museum’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated on 18 waterfront acres along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.

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PHOTOS:

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., as seen here from the Miles River, has announced it will host a Community Block Party on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Underwritten by a large number of generous community sponsors, the Block Party is offered free of charge and open to the general public, and features several performance stages, free boat rides, live music, regional foods and libations, Chesapeake-related family activities, and more. More information about the event is at www.cbmm.org.

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Coming up on Sunday, May 22, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be offering boat rides on many of the historic boats in its floating fleet, including the buy boat Winnie Estelle, shown here, as part of its Community Block Party. Block Party-goers can plan on getting out on the water on a wide variety of vessels throughout the day, including other boats in CBMM’s floating fleet, small sailing and rowing craft, kayaks, and paddleboards, with all rides provided free of charge. For details, visit www.cbmm.org.