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MECU Neighborhood Event Grants

MECU Neighborhood Event Grants provide funds to neighborhood associations and community-based nonprofit organizations in Baltimore City for the purpose of producing special events. Grant recipients can receive up to $1,000 to produce community events that revitalize neighborhoods and engage residents, such as back-to-school rallies, block parties, flea markets, health fairs, neighborhood clean-ups, street festivals and talent shows. The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program is supported by MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union, and administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Congratulations to the 2014 MECU Neighborhood Event Grant recipents!

  • Access Art
    Morrell Park Children’s Umbrella Dedication & Celebration Festival
    2602 Washington Boulevard
    Saturday, October 4, 11am 
  • The Humanitarian
    Family & Community Outreach Block Party
    1200 block of Etting Street
    Saturday, August 30, 9am
  • Adversity Relief Foundation
    Family Fun Fair
    Patterson Park
    Saturday, July 26, 12pm 
  • Irvington Community Association
    Back-to-School Festival
    200 block of South Collins Avenue
    Saturday, August 30, 10am
  • Arcadia Improvement Association
    Annual Block Party
    Canfield Avenue, between Juneau Place & Tyndale Avenue
    Sunday, June 15, 1pm 
  • Jane's House of Inspiration
    Community R&R: Refresh and Revitalize Our Community
    Homewood Community Garden,
    802 East North Avenue
    Saturday, June 14, 10am
  • Arts Every Day
    Celebration of the Arts
    Baltimore City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street
    Friday, May 16, 4pm 
  • Jewish Museum of Maryland
    The Electrified Pickle: Community Art Kick-Off
    Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street
    Sunday, July 13, 5pm
  • Baltimore City Youth Commission
    Youth B’More Summer Block Parties
    Location TBA
    Saturday, June 5, 7pm 
  • Koinonia Baptist Church
    Concert Under the Stars
    Koinonia Baptist Church, 5738 Belair Road
    Sunday, August 3, 7:30pm
  • Baltimore Free Farm
    Summer Solstice Block Party
    Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash Street
    Monday, June 28, 6pm 
  • LAMB Inc
    Community Back-to-School Block Party & Health Fair
    1800 Aiken Street
    Saturday, August 2, 11am
  • Baltimore Medical System
    Baby Fest
    Virginia S. Baker Recreation Center,
    2602 East Baltimore Street
    Saturday, May 17, 12pm 
  • Latino Providers Network
    6th Annual Feria Latina
    3500 Foster Avenue
    Saturday, May 10, 10am
  • Baltimore Museum of Industry
    Farmers’ Market Family Day
    Baltimore Museum of Industry,
    1415 Key Highway
    Saturday, May 31, 9am 
  • Macedonia Baptist Church
    FUNtastic Math & Science Family Festival
    Macedonia Baptist Church,
    718 West Lafayette Avenue
    Thursday, July 31, 11am
  • Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation
    The Door & Restoration Church Block Party
    200 block of North Chester Street
    Saturday, August 2, 10am 
  • Martin Pollak Project
    City Uprising HIV Outreach Day Family Fun Block Party
    Martin Pollak Project, 3701 Eastern Avenue
    Saturday, June 28, 11am
  • Bayview Community Association
    National Night Out Cookout
    Joseph Lee Field House,
    5900 East Pratt Street
    Friday, August 8, 7pm 
  • Midtown Community Fund
    Boundary Block Party
    Pennsylvania Avenue Triangle Park,
    2000 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Saturday, May 10, 1pm
  • Bea Gaddy Family Centers
    Christmas Party for Children
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church,
    2638 East Baltimore Street
    Wednesday, December 24, 12pm 
  • Mt. Nebo Holy Church/Nebo Christian Ministries
    Annual Free Community Health Hair
    240 North Franklintown Road
    Saturday, August 9, 12pm
  • Beechfield United Methodist Church
    Back-to-School Round Up & Health Fair
    Beechfield United Methodist Church,
    541 South Beechfield Avenue
    Saturday, August 2, 10am 
  • Muslim Social Services Agency
    Resource for a Better Tomorrow
    Masjid Ul-Haqq, 514 Islamic Way
    Saturday, September 27, 10am
  • Belair-Edison Neighborhoods
    “Welcome to the Neighborhood” Social
    Birdland Sports Bar & Grill, 6319 Belair Road
    Friday, May 6, 5pm 
  • Newborn Holistic Ministries
    Festival of Jubilee
    1947 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Saturday, May 17, 1pm
  • Better Waverly Community Organization
    Montpelier & 30th St. Park,
    801 Montpelier Street
    Saturday, June 21, 12pm 
  • Park Heights Community Health Alliance
    Brassica Festival
    Afya Center, 4151 Park Heights
    Saturday, November 22, 8am
  • Black Cherry Puppet Theater
    Puppets in the Garden
    Black Cherry Puppet Theater,
    1115 Hollins Street
    Sunday, October 26, 1pm 
  • Park Heights Renaissance
    Pimlico Elementary/Middle School
    Back-to-School BBQ
    Pimlico Elementary/Middle School,
    4849 Pimlico Road
    Thursday, August 21, 10am
  • Cahill Performing Arts Council
    A Day of Music & Performing Arts Mentoring
    Cahill Performing Arts Center,
    4001 Clifton Avenue
    Friday, October 17, 12pm 
  • Payne Memorial AME Church
    City Uprising HIV Outreach Day Family Fun Block Party
    Payne Memorial AME Church,
    1714 Madison Avenue
    Saturday, June 28, 11am
  • Canton Community Association
    Revitalization & Beautification of O’Donnell Square Park
    1020 South Linwood Avenue
    Tuesday, April 22, 10am 
  • Pigtown Main Street
    Bloom the Boulevard
    763 Washington Boulevard
    Saturday, June 7, 9am
  • Center for Grace-Full Living
    2nd Annual “Be the Dream” Spring Fling Festival
    Amazing Grace Evangelical Church,
    2424 McElderry Street
    Saturday, April 26, 11am 
  • Reginald F. Lewis Museum
    African American Children’s Book Fair
    Reginald F. Lewis Museum,
    830 East Pratt Street
    Saturday, May 10, 1pm
  • Church of the Living God
    Southwest Baltimore Annual Back-to-School Drive
    2400 block of West Fayette Street
    Sunday, August 17, 3pm 
  • Ridgely’s Delight Association
    Movie Night in the Park
    Conway Street Park, 800 Conway Street
    Saturday, July 19, 8pm
  • Creative Alliance
    Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue
    Saturday, August 23, 2pm 
  • Riverside Neighborhood Association
    Life is Good
    Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School, 100 East Heath Street
    Tuesday, June 3, 8:30am
  • Diamonds On The Rise
    Be The Change You Seek: Anti-Bullying Campaign
    3636 Old Frederick Road
    Friday, May 16, 2014, 10am 
  • Seton Hill Neighborhood Association
    French Festival
    St. Mary’s Park, 606 North Paca Street
    Saturday, October 11
  • Druid Heights Community Development Corp.
    Community Pride Month
    Location varies
    Begins Tuesday, August 5, 6pm 
  • Skatepark of Baltimore
    TreeUp & National Go Skateboarding Day Celebration
    Roosevelt Recreation Center,
    1121 West 36th Street
    Saturday, June 21, 12pm
  • Druid Heights Community Development Corp.
    Power in Dirt 2014 Sign-Making Event
    Location TBA
    Saturday, May 24, 10am 
  • Soccer Without Borders Baltimore
    International Youth Soccer Festival
    Utz Field @ Patterson Park
    Saturday, June 14, 4pm
  • East Baltimore Historical Library Project
    National Grandparents Day: Storyteller Brunch
    Sojourner-Douglass College,
    200 North Central Avenue
    Sunday, September 7, 2pm 
  • South Baltimore Partnership
    Historic Sharp Leadenhall Block Party
    1100 Leadenhall Street
    Saturday, July 26, 1pm
  • Family Life Ministries
    Celebrating A Community Moving Forward
    Hamlin Park
    Saturday, September 13, 12pm 
  • St. Francis Neighborhood Center
    Reservoir Hill Resource Fair & Music Festival
    Linden Avenue & Whitelock Street
    Saturday, August 2, 11am
  • Fountain Baptist Church
    Church & Community Day
    Fountain Baptist Church,
    1215 East Monument Street
    Saturday, May 3, 11am 
  • St. Helena Community Association
    National Night Out Celebration
    St. Helena Community Building,
    6509 Colgate Avenue
    Tuesday, August 5, 6pm
  • Friends of Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
    Ride in the Park
    Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
    Sunday, May 11, 11am 
  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church
    Community Festival
    St. Mark’s Church, 1900 St. Paul Street
    Saturday, September 27, 11am
  • Friends of Patterson Park
    Día del Niño
    Pogoda Hill @ Patterson Park
    Sautrday, April 26, 11am 
  • St. Matthews New Life United Methodist Church
    3rd & 23rd
    416 East 23rd Street
    Friday, May 16, 7pm
  • Friendship Baptist Church
    80th Anniversary Block Party
    Friendship Baptist Church,
    6000 Loch Raven Boulevard
    Saturday, August 16, 10am 
  • Village Learning Place
    LINK End of Summer Celebration
    Village Learning Place Library,
    2521 St. Paul Street
    Friday, August 1, 9am
  • Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle School
    May Spring Fling
    Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle School, 2800 Ailsa Avenue
    Saturday, May 17, 11am 
  • Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore
    Waterfront Wellness
    West Shore Park, Inner Harbor
    Saturday, May 24, 8am
  • Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center
    Northwest Healthy Neighborhoods Community Festival
    Hanlon Park, Gwynn Falls Parkway & North Longwood Street
    Saturday, September 13, 1pm 
  • Waverly Improvement Association
    Back-to-School Community Fair
    Weinberg Family Center Y,
    900 East 33rd Street
    Saturday, August 16, 9am
  • Greater Homewood Community Corp.
    29th Street Community Center’s 1st Birthday Party
    29th Street Community Center,
    300 East 29th Street
    Saturday, May 10, 2pm 
  • Waverly Terrace Cooperative/Franklin Square Community Association
    National Night Out Annual Community Celebration
    100 block of North Stockton Street
    Tuesday, August 5, 3pm
  • Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake
    Habitat Community Celebration Series
    Locations TBA
    Begins Tuesday, April 29, 4pm 
  • The Webb Group Educational Learning Center
    Community Fun Day
    Monarch Academy, 2525 Kirk Avenue
    Saturday, June 14, 10am
  • Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street
    Tuesday Market in Lauraville
    4500 Harford Road
    Tuesday, June 10, 4pm 
  • West Baltimore Clergy United
    Back-to-School Jam
    Coppin State University,
    2500 West North Avenue
    Saturday, August 16, 10am
  • HARBEL Community Organization
    Northeast Super Summer National Night Out Celebration
    Curran Drive, south of Lake Montebello
    Tuesday, August 5, 6:30pm 
  • Winston-Govans Neighborhood Improvement Association
    4th Annual Community Picnic
    1101 Winston Avenue
    Saturday, June 21, 4pm
  • Heights Entertainment
    Unity N The Community
    3800 block of North Avenue
    Saturday, August 23, 12pm 
  • Wolfe Street Academy
    1900 block of Gough Street
    Saturday, May 17, 12pm
  • Hollins Roundhouse Neighborhood Association
    Hollins Market Back-to-School Block Party
    Carrolton-Hollins Street & Arlington Avenue
    Saturday, August 23, 12pm 
  • Xpressive4ever Dance
    “An Historic Treasure:” The History of Arts in Baltimore City
    UB Langsdale Library, 1420 Maryland Avenue
    Wednesday, July 16, 7pm
  • House of New Beginnings
    Speak Life Tour
    Eubie Blake Center, 847 North Howard Street
    Saturday, September 20, 6:30pm 
  • York Road Partnership
    3rd Annual North Baltimore Public Safety Summit
    Morgan State University,
    1700 East Cold Spring Lane
    Saturday, April 26, 8am

For more information on the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants, call 410-752-8632.

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