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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2022
UMB Brings Back Annual Neighborhood Spring Festival;
First Lady Yumi Hogan to Welcome Community
University of Maryland, Baltimore & Maryland First Lady to Bring West Baltimore Neighbors Together with First Spring Festival Since COVID-19 Pandemic
WHAT: The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is partnering again with First Lady Yumi Hogan to host the annual Neighborhood Spring Festival for the West Baltimore community. Organizers from UMB are excited to host the annual festival after it was put on hold for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHEN: Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Across from the UMB Community Engagement Center at 16 S. Poppleton St. Baltimore, MD 21201. Located in the parking lot at West Baltimore and South Poppleton streets.
INFO: The Neighborhood Spring Festival will feature beautiful Korean dance pieces including a flower crown dance, a sword dance, and Samulnori, a form of Korean percussion music, performed by local cultural dance groups. There also will be plenty of activities for the whole community including pony rides from City Ranch and hat making from Tattered Hatters as well as music, face painting, tote bag making, and free food from local vendors. Plus, neighbors can expect a special appearance from the Oriole Bird and Baltimore Ravens mascot Poe.
In addition to the fun, free health screenings will be available from the Maryland Proton Center and SAFE KIDS Coalition, along with group fitness demonstrations taught by local instructors.
It will be a fun affair for everyone to enjoy the warm weather, the free festivities, and the excitement of being together and in-person again.
About the University of Maryland, Baltimore
Founded in 1807, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is Maryland’s only public health, law, and human services university, dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care, and public service. UMB enrolls over 7,200 students in six nationally ranked professional schools — dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work — and an interdisciplinary Graduate School. The University provides more than $40 million each year in uncompensated care to Maryland citizens, and received more than $682 million in grants and contracts in Fiscal Year 2021. For more information about UMB, visit www.umaryland.edu.