A list of upcoming events organized or supported by Baltimore Sister Cities and our sister city committees (Changwon, South Korea; Gbarnga, Liberia; Kawasaki, Japan; Luxor & Alexandria, Egypt; Piraeus, Greece; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Xiamen, China) and our affiliates. Events include:
Baltimore Sister Cities featured at BWI Airport through February 2021
Look for our new poster at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in the International Terminal (Concourse E)!
Asia North 2020 – still available for viewing
Asia North is a celebration of art, culture, and the Asian heritage of Greater Baltimore, especially the Korean history of the Charles North community (a.k.a. Station North). Asia North was inaugurated in 2019 and is co-presented by Towson University’s Asian Arts & Culture Center, Central Baltimore Partnership, Charm City Night Market, and multiple community partners.
Online exhibition: Twenty-five Asian and Asian American artists from the Baltimore-Washington, DC region express, illustrate, and address the fusion of cultures, drawing from traditional art forms, memories of homeland, and more. Exhibition entry page
- Asia North website
- Online introduction to Baltimore’s first Koreatown and the Korean community in Greater Baltimore
Promoted by Baltimore Sister Cities and its Asian sister city committees (Changwon, South Korea; Kawasaki, Japan; and Xiamen, China).
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Promoted by Baltimore Sister Cities.
Teresa Leslie, vice chair of Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee, publishes a new book about Dutch racism and colonial legacy in the Caribbean island of St Eustatius, and how the island’s challenges of equity & equality are a microcosm of the globalized world. Her book “Eight Years on Statia” is now available on Amazon.
Promoted by Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee.
January 26, 2021
Building a climate-resilient Maryland together
A knowledge exchange symposium with experts from Maryland and the Netherlands on urban, rural, and coastal resilience.
Time: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM EST Maryland time
(15.00 – 18.00 CET Netherlands time)
Admission: Free. Advance registration required.
More info & to register: www.netherlandswaterpartnership.com/events/building-climate-resilient-maryland-together
Features presentations on strategies for Coastal Adaptation, Resilient Cities, and Small Communities and breakout sessions on Nature-Based Solutions, Public-Private Partnerships for Resilience Projects, Citizen Engagement in Hazard Mitigation, Resilience Adaptation Manual for Small Communities, Engineering with Nature, and Port Resilience, led by both Dutch and US experts in the private and public sectors.
This event is organized by the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) in partnership with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Maryland Department of Commerce, and the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee (BRSCC). It is supported by the Partners for Water Programme.
January 29, 2021
Annual Baltimore Sister Cities Membership Meeting & Celebration
The BSC bylaws require an Annual Meeting of our members in January each year. In this meeting, we vote on directors for the BSC board and our annual plan and report, followed by a celebration to toast the great volunteers that make up Baltimore Sister Cities!
Event invitation will be sent directly to BSC members.
Kanpai! A Sake Appreciation Event
Sake Tasting & Film Screening
The Embassy of Japan and Baltimore-Kawasaki Sister City Committee host a virtual multi-day event to introduce 3 new brands of sake to Baltimore. Free sake samples will be available at participating local restaurant sites. Participants can sample as they listen to information about sake. Two films are also available for streaming. This year’s theme is the entrance of women sake brewers into the traditionally male-oriented sake world.
Details and registration link to come.
Organized by the Embassy of Japan and Baltimore-Kawasaki Sister City Committee (BKSCC).
March 10, 2021
Protecting the World’s Water Supply
Part 2: Water & the Environment
Freshwater resources are threatened by climate change, population growth, and agricultural uses. By 2025, more than 2.8 billion people in 48 countries, including the United States, are projected to deal with water stress or scarcity conditions. Water is a key element of production and development. In this session, learn how companies are addressing the water scarcity currently and in the future through breakthrough innovations and partnerships to help conserve and protect our water supply.
This event is part of the AGILE innovation series hosted by World Trade Center Institute (WTCI).
For more information and to register: WTCI AGILE event series page
Promoted by Baltimore Sister Cities.
Hanami community picnic
Annual Japanese-style “flower viewing” spring celebration. Join us in celebrating the arrival of spring beneath a canopy of pink blossoms along on of Baltimore’s finest waterfronts in Middle Branch Park! Bring your blanket, a picnic, and your cultural curiosity.
Date to be announced later. Stay tuned for more information.
Organized by Baltimore-Kawasaki Sister City Committee (BKSCC).
Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Imagination Celebration
Location: Online and outside (locations to be announced)
Pratt Library hosts Imagination Celebration (formerly known as the Fairy Tale festival) throughout the month of May. This signature event celebrates creativity and honors diverse voices and experiences within children’s literature and our communities.
Baltimore Sister Cities will offer fun activities for kids from some of the countries around the world where we have sister cities.
Stay tuned for more details.
Supported by Baltimore-Changwon Sister City Committee (BCSCC), Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee (BRSCC), and Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee (BXSCC).
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
Annual celebration in Baltimore featuring music and dance performances, calligraphy, Asian food, and talks by leaders from the community.
Date and details to be announced later.
Organized by Baltimore Sister Cities’ Asian committees (Changwon, South Korea; Kawasaki, Japan; Xiamen, China).
Seagull Mamma — A Performance Piece about Trash and Recycling
Rotterdam-based, American-born theatre artist and educator Kathie diStefano visits Baltimore each year to do workshops.
Ms. Kathie is part of the artist roster at Young Audiences Arts for Learning, Maryland and she performs “Seagull Mamma” at several schools in our region each semester. Public schools can sign up on the Young Audiences website to schedule the “Seagull Mamma” performance for this spring or in the future, for kids in kindergarten through grade 2. Young Audiences can provide subsidies to public schools to significantly reduce the cost of the performance by up to 80%; schools can inquire with Young Audiences for details.
This interactive show takes young audience members on a journey through the eyes of a seagull mamma who mistakes trash for fish while hunting for food for her young. The term ‘plastic soup’ is introduced; lakes, rivers, and seas that have so much plastic trash that no fish can live there.
The Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee is also planning a virtual exchange program for Kathie diStefano to conduct with middle school students in Baltimore and Rotterdam during the 2021-2022 school year.
Supported by Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee (BRSCC).
Note: due to the evolving worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, we advise you to check each event’s page or event organizers for the latest updates about the event, before you go to attend an event.