2nd Wednesdays


2nd Wednesdays

2nd Wednesdays is a series of free lectures, concerts, and special arts events for all adults in the community. This series spotlights local talent and provides a first-rate cultural experience. Its other aim, no less important, is to afford community adults an opportunity to spend time sharing culture and conversation with neighbors. It’s held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

We are back in person! Please come back and join us at the VLP library for our next 2nd Wednesdays!

Upcoming 2nd Wednesdays programming:

Wednesday, January 11, 7 – 9 pm – North Korea: Back to the Brink

Frank Jannuzi, former Biden adviser and current President of the Mansfield Foundation, will discuss the escalating tension on the Korean Peninsula, what is driving the situation back to the precipice, and what can be done about it.

Wednesday, February 8, 7 – 9 pm – Supporting Nature with Urban Gardening

Devra He’ui Kitterman is a Baltimore City Beekeeper and the previous Pollinator Program Coordinator for the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council at the Baltimore County Agricultural Center. She is the retired owner/operator of He’ui Horticultural Services which provided Commercial Interior Plant and Exterior Landscape Design Services for 27 years. She writes and speaks to community and educational groups about protecting and planting for pollinators, habitat creation, Environmental protection, and especially Stewardship.

Wednesday, March 8, from 7 – 9 pmA Night in Space

Join Travis Fischer, astronomer of the Space Telescope Science Institute, as he gives insight into the James Webb telescope’s capabilities, finds, and contributions to astronomy.

Wednesday, April 12, from 7 – 9 pm –  Andrea Brachfeld and Phoenix Rising Latin Jazz

Flutist Andrea Brachfeld and her Latin jazz group,  “Phoenix Rising Latin Jazz”, will be performing her original pieces. A graduate of the Manhattan School of music, Andrea is an award-winning performer, composer, arranger and producer.

Wednesday, May 10, from 7 – 9 pm – Historic Baltimore: Past, Present, and Future

Baltimore has bragging rights to great historic architecture and wonderful historic neighborhoods. The places that shaped our city in the past, however, are not just nostalgic keepsakes. From former mill complexes along the Jones Falls River to rowhouses in center-city neighborhoods, Baltimore’s historic places are at the core of the city’s ongoing revitalization. Come poke into the nooks and crannies of historic Baltimore with Mr. Johns W. Hopkins, executive director of Baltimore Heritage, Inc.

2nd Wednesdays feature dynamic presenters who showcase their knowledge about a specific piece of culture: history, politics, music, culinary arts, and more. Each program kicks off with a neighborhood social from 7:00–7:30 pm with presentations beginning immediately after. Free parking is available in the parking lot behind 2510 St. Paul Street.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the 32nd Street Farmers Market, 400 E. 32nd Street, open Saturdays year-round, from 7 am to 12 noon.

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