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Tour the Campus with UMB’s Parking and Public Safety Teams

To help faculty, staff, and students get better acquainted with the UMB campus, the Parking and Public Safety teams will be holding university tours on the following Wednesdays over the next month:

  • Oct. 4, 11 a.m.
  • Oct. 11, 12:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 25, 11 a.m.
  • Nov. 1, 12:30 p.m.

The tours will include tips for navigating the campus from a parking and public safety perspective and a stop at Lexington Market to see what it offers.

Registration is required.

Dana Rampolla People, University LifeSeptember 29, 20170 comments
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SNMA To Host CommUNITY FEST Health Fair on Sept. 30

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at UMB is hosting its 15th annual CommUNITY FEST, a free health fair, on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at historic Lexington Market. This year’s theme is “Filling in the Gaps.”

To promote good health among Baltimore residents, numerous health screenings, resources, and activities are available for people of all ages. Services offered include blood pressure screening, diabetes screening, HIV/AIDS testing, dietary and nutritional information, flu shots, immunizations, and more. Social and legal services will be offered as well, and there will be raffle prizes and food.

Through health education and promotion, the SNMA hopes to foster a healthier Baltimore, one family at a time. More than 300 Baltimoreans attend and benefit each year from this health fair, which is a collaborative effort involving University of Maryland schools (medicine, pharmacy, dental, nursing, physical therapy), local organizations, and the Baltimore City Health Department.

Please visit our website.

Jasmine Blake Clinical Care, Community Service, For B'more, PeopleSeptember 12, 20170 comments
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Lexington Market Hosts First Crab Race Festival

In celebration of the running of the 142nd Preakness, Lexington Market will host its first-ever Crab Race Festival on Thursday, May 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., outside and adjacent to the Lexington Market Arcade (between Eutaw and North Paca Streets.)

The happy hour event pays tribute to the historic Crab Derby, held annually at the market in advance of Preakness. Food from Faidley’s Seafood and other iconic market vendors will be available along with local craft brews and specialty cocktails. Live music by The Kelly Bell Band and a Kids Zone full of games, crafts, and other activities will provide fun for the entire family. And, of course, the world famous Lexington Market Crab Derby will be a highlight of the festivities.

Tickets are $5. The event is free for kids 16 and under. Advance ticket purchase on Eventbrite entitles you to a $5 food credit. Proceeds from the festival will fund ongoing activities, programming, and improvements at the market. More information is available on Facebook and at http://www.lexingtonmarket.com or http://www.crabderby.org. 

Stacey Pack Bulletin Board, For B'more, UMB News, University LifeMay 4, 20170 comments
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University Tours

Attention student parkers! Get better acquainted with the UMB campus – attend one of our University Tours led by the Parking and Public Safety teams from Lexington Street Garage and Market Center Garage.

Tours will include tips for navigating the campus from a parking and public safety perspective. After the tours, we’ll stop at Lexington Market on March 27 and 29, and April 5 for free food and a tote filled with some market treats.


Reetta Gach University LifeMarch 6, 20170 comments
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Help the Market Center Community – Take the Survey

You’re invited to participate in an online survey regarding downtown Baltimore’s westside community as part of a Market Center Merchants Association branding and marketing effort.

This survey should take approximately five minutes to complete. Your personal information will not be shared and your responses will be used solely for this purpose.

Market Center is one of the fastest growing downtown areas that boasts 23,000 daily workers, 6,300 students, 8,000 residents, and more than 300 diverse retail and restaurant outlets and performance venues. The area is comprised of a 27-block area around Lexington Market.

Recently, the Baltimore Business Journal wrote a story on the branding and marketing campaign currently under way.

Take the Survey!

Thank you for your time and insights!
Market Center Merchants Association

Clare BanksCollaboration, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, University LifeJune 3, 20150 comments
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Light Up Lexington

Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. and Baltimore Public Markets Corp. are coming back to Lexington Market with Light Up Lexington on March 4!

About Light Up Lexington

Light Up Lexington is an “after hours” event that celebrates and generates activity at the Historic Lexington Market in the Bromo Arts District through culinary experimentation, temporary and permanent art installations, dance, and music!

Event Details

Save the date for this free event featuring chef-vendors collaborations, live music, and local brew. There will be a cash bar and food available for purchase. All ages are welcome.

The happy hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by food pairings at 6 p.m.

Light Up Lexington is made possible through support of the Market Center Merchants Association, Downtown Partnership of BaltimoreArtPlace America, and a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks, and federal agencies accelerating creative placemaking across the United States.

Priya BhayanaCollaboration, For B'more, University LifeMarch 2, 20150 comments
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Light Up Lexington

Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment, Inc. in partnership with Dooby’s and Baltimore Public Markets Corp presents Light Up Lexington – a collaborative evening of food, music, and drinks at Lexington Market.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. Both the event and parking are free.

Holly BaierFor B'moreOctober 30, 20140 comments
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Charm City Health Fair

The Student National Medical Association is hosting its 12th Annual Charm City Health Fair at Lexington Market on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be over 20 healthcare and non-profit organizations in the Baltimore area present to provide free health screenings, social services, and health insurance resources.

Please come out and enjoy live music, prize raffles, yoga and zumba classes, and much more!

Chuma ObinemeClinical Care, Collaboration, Education, Global & Community EngagementSeptember 16, 20140 comments
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Lexington Market Discounts

Lexington Market Discounts

The tastiest place in the world just got tastier.

Lexington Market is partnering with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to offer some exciting market discounts for UMB students, faculty, and staff, and University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) employees.

How to Receive the Discount

  1. Visit Lexington Market and make sure you have your UMB or UMMC ID.
  2. Look for any vendor with a “UMB/UMMC Discount” badge in their window.
  3. Show the vendor your UMB/UMMC ID and get a discount.

It’s that easy!

Some of the Participating Vendors

  • Aunt’s Kitchen
  • Barron’s Bake Shop
  • Barron’s Deli
  • Big Red
  • Blue Island
  • Cattleman’s Pride
  • Chinese Pavilion
  • Coney Island
  • Country Kitchen
  • Dancing Potato
  • Garden Produce
  • Hanako
  • Harbor City Deli
  • Harbor Fish
  • Healthy Choice
  • Honolulu
  • Ichi Ban Yaki
  • Italian Stallion
  • Joy Hot Dogs
  • Joy Poultry
  • Jumbo Fried Chicken
  • Kathy’s Deli
  • Kay’s Produce
  • King’s Carryout
  • Konstant’s Candy
  • Konstant’s Hot Dogs
  • Konstant’s Nut House
  • Krause’s Lite Fare
  • Lexington Fried Chicken
  • Lucky House
  • Market Seafood
  • Mary Mervis
  • Mexican Delight
  • Mitchell’s Deli
  • Mt. Olympus
  • Muhly’s Bakery
  • Pandora’s Box
  • Park’s Fried Chicken
  • Park’s Hamburger
  • Paul’s BBQ
  • Ronny’s Combo
  • Royal Deli East
  • Royal Deli West
  • Sandwich King
  • Sausage Master
  • Station Deli
  • Super Deli
  • Super Fried Chicken
Clare BanksBulletin Board, Contests, For B'more, People, UMB News, University LifeJuly 8, 20148 comments
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Baltimore Bike Party Does Lexington Market

Friday night, June 27, is the Baltimore Bike Party at Lexington Market. There was so much buzz generated at last summer’s bike party that bringing it back to the Market was non-negotiable. You do not need to ride a bike to participate – just show up to the after party!

Bike Party Details

The bike ride is a free event! Bicyclists will gather at Saint Mary’s Park in Seton Hill at 6:30 p.m. before beginning the bike ride at 7 p.m. Don’t worry if you don’t bike that often, the procession will be a slow and enjoyable one.

At the end of the bike ride, an after party will begin on the Lexington Market parking lot at 112 North Eutaw St.

Check out the Bike Party website or the Bike Party’s Facebook page for more details and updates on the ride.

Come Support the Participating Vendors

  • Mem-Sahib
  • Faidley’s
  • Gordon’s Betta Jamaican Cuisine
  • Kay’s Produce
  • Mexican Delight
  • Honolulu
  • Mt. Olympus
  • Barron’s Deli
  • Sausage Master
  • Jumbo Chicken
  • Dancing Potato
Sarah RebackFor B'more, UMB News, University LifeJune 26, 20140 comments
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An Encounter With Cancer Patients and Hope

If you look across the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus, you find a tiny building adjacent to the Saratoga building facing Lexington Street. The bold sign outside announces the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Campus of Hope.

Faculty, staff, and students rush by the building everyday on their way to research projects, administrative tasks, and classes. I’ve done that hundreds of times in past years, though one day in May 2013 I entered the building for the first time and the experience remains etched in my memory.

About Hope Lodge

Hope Lodge is a foundation-supported service to cancer patients who are undergoing daily radiation but live too far away to make day trips feasible. I was going there intent on giving loving kindness, but it was a turnabout—I got much more than I gave from the out-of-town folks who were staying there during cancer treatment, accompanied by spouses and significant others.

How did I get to have such an experience?

As many UMB folks know, we have a University agenda to promote shared activities among faculty, staff and students. Last winter, the faculty senate, staff senate, and student government leaders met for the first time. One issue that came up was finding a task of mutual interest to share. A charitable act was easily agreed upon. Thus, the call went out for unmet needs in the community and—you guessed it—dinner with Hope Lodge’s short-time residents was identified.

Turkey Dinner From Lexington Market

Acting Dean of Admissions Judy Porter, DDS, of the School of Dentistry organized a team of faculty senators from medicine, nursing, and pharmacy along with young, bright-faced nursing students. “Getting faculty into action is worse than herding cats,” Porter acknowledges. But, with her persistence and gentle prodding, by May 23 a timid band of 12 descended on Hope Lodge guests rolling a cartful of turkey dinners ala Krause’s stand at Lexington Market.

Hope Lodge has a laid-back, family atmosphere in the dining area with cozy round tables that seat four guests. After reheating the food in the kitchen, we served buffet style and then proceeded to join in the meal and conversation at individual tables.

That’s when the conversations began in earnest and I started to observe the strong resolve and gentle style of folks who were not hiding, denying or sugar-coating their circumstances. And they did so with such great appreciation for what, for us, was just a few hours of our time.

The Patients: Models of Courage and Determination

Cancer has many faces, a variety of backgrounds, personal belief systems, and neighborhoods. The patients I met that evening appeared experienced in facing serious challenges—sober, but not sad-faced. Couples cared for each other quietly as long-term partners often do, anticipating needs with little fuss and few words. Stories often turned to the hospital staff and their support through rigorous protocols, and how staying at Hope Lodge was reducing the day-to-day stress for them.

I am a breast cancer survivor, but that evening I understood I was in another place here among Hope Lodge guests—at least for the moment. And their gift to me and my student and faculty colleagues that May evening was to show us how courage and determination are modeled in the face of great uncertainty.

Julie ZitoGlobal & Community Engagement, University LifeJanuary 9, 20140 comments
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