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Hampden Plays HampdenFest W. 36th St. HampdenFest, an annual one-day festival in September, celebrates all things Hampden. Held on W. 36th St., the festival includes live music, vendors, kids activities, an emerging artists exhibit, and a film festival. You can’t miss the biggest attraction: the annual toilet bowl race, where participants race down 36th St. on porcelain thrones. Honfest W. 36th St. Honfest, a annually Hampden tradition, is held over a weekend in June. This nationally recognized festival celebrates Baltimore’s quirkiness, and of course Hons, with live music, great food, local vendors, and Baltimore’s Best Hon Beauty Pageant. Minás Gallery 815 W. 36th St. Minas second-floor gallery sits above their boutique. Besides featuring fine art exhibits, the gallery holds regular literary events, like the monthly 501 readings (http://510readings.blogspot.com), Essential Sundays, and the Town Square open mic nights. (Dream City Exhibit Opens Dec 7th) Roosevelt Park 1221 W. 36th St. If you are looking to get outside, check out Roosevelt Park. Known as “Hampden’s jewel along the Jones Falls,” the park’s 19 acres are packed with something for everyone—Baltimore’s first established rec center, the Skatepark of Baltimore, community garden, pool, and athletic fields. Miracle on 34th Street 700 block 34th St. Each year, Hampden has its own Miracle on 34th Street. For the month of December, residents of the 700 block of 34th St. turn their row homes into a Christmas light display only fit for Baltimore. The extraordinary display features tradition holiday lights and lawn ornaments mixed with more unique decorations—an illuminated Mr. Boh, a tree made of hubcaps, a peace house, and much more. Follow Meghann on Twitter & Instagram @meghann_bowman

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DomiCile Winter 2013/2014  

The Winter 2013/2014 Issue is the premiere issue of DomiCile Magazine. It highlights the Hampden neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland and sho...

DomiCile Winter 2013/2014  

The Winter 2013/2014 Issue is the premiere issue of DomiCile Magazine. It highlights the Hampden neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland and sho...

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