All Saints Episcopal Church
106 W Church St • 301.663.5625
Asbury United Methodist Church
101 W All Saints St • 301.663.9380
Calvary United Methodist Church
131 W 2nd St • 301.662.1464
Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church
8 W 2nd St • 301.663.5327
Christian Science Society
104 N Court St • 301.662.7852
Evangelical Lutheran Church
35 E Church St • 301.663.6361
Evangelical Reformed Church
15 W Church St • 301.662.2762
First Church of Christ Scientist
5 E 2nd St • 301.662.3015
Frederick Presbyterian Church
115 W 2nd St • 301.663.5338
Grace United Church of Christ
25 E 2nd St • 301.662.3312
Quinn Chapel AME
106 E 3rd St • 301.663.1550
206 E 4th St • 301.696.9080
St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
118 E 2nd St • 301.662.0814
Upcoming Downtown Events
The “Sailing Through the Winter Solstice” flotilla launches on Saturday, November 17, beginning at 10 AM…. rain, snow or shine! The boats will remain on the creek through the first weekend of February, when Downtown Frederick Partnership hosts February First Saturday, “Fire in Ice.” Learn more about this special project at www.coloronthecreek.com
Sailing Through the Winter Solstice
All classes are held at the Literacy Council of Frederick County, located at 110 E Patrick St in Downtown Frederick, MD. For more information about eligibility and registration procedures, please contact our office at (301) 600-2066 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.frederickliteracy.org. Drop-In Computer Support for Students, Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Ongoing) Computer Class ~ Beyond the Basics, Mondays 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Starts Sept. 10 – Dec. 10) Writing 1 Class, Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Starts Sept. 18 – Dec. 4) Writing 2 Class, Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Starts Sept. 19 – Dec. 5) ESL Civics Class, Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Starts Sept. 20 – Nov. 8) No class on 10/25. Conversation Class ~ Student Led, Tuesdays (1st & 3rd only) 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Starts Sept. 18 – Dec. 4) Conversation Class ~ Beginning ~ at Computer Lab at C. Burr Artz Library, Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Starts Sept. 11 – Nov. 6) Conversation Class ~ Beginning, Mondays 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Starts Oct. 1 – Nov. 19) Conversation Class ~ Advanced, Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Starts Sept. 12 – Nov. 28) Conversation Class ~ […]
Language Skills Classes by the Literacy Council of Frederick County
Every Thursday is now ladies night! 1/2 price all drinks (including top shelf) from 5PM until close. More info at blackhogbbq.com.
Ladies Night (Every Thursday)
Kick off your holiday season with all day shopping in Downtown Frederick! Parking in downtown will be FREE, shops & eateries will be open early and stay open late, plus there is a free trolley that circulates downtown every 15 minutes to make your day a breeze. Special events include horse-drawn carriage rides (TICKETS SOLD OUT), a festive kick-off at 9AM, caroling and live music, all-day shopping, and more! Thank you to our friends at Mayne’s Tree Farm, Woodsboro Bank and Plamondon Hospitality Partners for making Frosty Friday possible. FROSTY FRIDAY CARRIAGE RIDES Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around Downtown Frederick! Each carriage ride lasts approximately 20 minutes and can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Rides are $12 per passenger. Small children under the age of 3 can ride in your lap without a ticket. ALL RIDES HAVE SOLD OUT. LOCATION (pick-up location has changed): Carriage will leave every 30 minutes from the parking lot of 327 N Market St, beside Olde Towne Tavern. This is a different location from where the carriages picked up last year. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ride time to check in. We need to maintain our schedule and will not be […]
The Frederick Department of Art will be opening its doors to the public for our Third Annual Open Studio! Come see demos by Caitlin Morris of Ms. Caitlin’s School of Blacksmithing, as well as Metalsmith and Maskmaker, Kest Schwartzman. Don’t miss this opportunity to peek into downtown’s only blacksmithing school, and pick up some gifts for the holidays. If you’re looking for a truly unique present for a local friend, Ms. Caitlin’s School will be selling gift certificates for classes, and if you need something more shippable, both smiths will have their handmade work for sale. For those not looking specifically to shop, there will be blacksmithing and coppersmithing demos throughout the day, as well as inevitable short dance parties, because that’s how these two do things. Kest Schwartzman has a BFA in metals from Massachusetts College of Art. Since then, as Vagabond Metalworks she has worked almost entirely with copper, learning to collaborate very closely with the metal. She combines old and new hammering techniques to create the visual softness of draped fabric in a material tough enough for everyday wear. Every piece- mask or jewelry- is its own wearable sculpture –each has its own personality and name– and […]
Frederick Department of Art: Open Studio
Woven together through historical accounts and true documented stories of the paranormal, this tour takes you where no other tour dares to go! A nighttime excursion through “MARYLAND’S MOST HAUNTED CITY!” Hear about gruesome acts of revenge, horrific deeds, spiteful exploits, blood-thirsty mobs, grave robbing, embalming the dead, and so much more! Uncover politically savvy and defiant citizens, patriots from the Revolutionary War, beckoning soldiers from the Civil War, the infamous, the unknown, and the unexplained. Tours are 90-minutes in length. Reservations required. Learn more at www.marylandghosttours.com. Private Group Tours available on “Non-Scheduled” nights year-round.
Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick
Shop Small on Small Business Saturday! Downtown Frederick, MD offers more than 200 locally owned and operated businesses, making it the perfect destination for your holiday shopping. Start your day off by picking up some “Shop Small” goodies from 30 N Market St – available beginning at 10am, while supplies last.
Small Business Saturday
Every Saturday we offer a FREE class to educate home buyers who are INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A HOME WITH $0 DOWN! Stop in our office for this FREE class to learn about grant programs and how to get into your home with $0/down. We have coffee and doughnuts while we review the process in a fun, no-pressure, laid-back environment. No need to register, just come see us at 10:45 am. No obligation – empower yourself in under one hour! Mike Muren, Premier Group of Long & Foster Real Estate Class meets at the Long & Foster Retail Office, 244 N Market St in Downtown Frederick, MD 21701.
Free Home Buyer Class
Come and enjoy a free carriage ride through Downtown Frederick, every Saturday in November! The wagons will be led by a team of Belgium Draft Mules and/or a team of Percheron horses and hold 12 people. Location: Footlights Dance & Theatre Boutique at 306 E Church St Dates and Times: Carriages leave every 30 minutes each Saturday in November All rides are available on a first-come basis. Saturday, November 3, 4-9pm Saturday, November 10, 3-6pm Saturday, November 17, 3-6pm Saturday, November 24, 3-6pm To learn more about the City of Frederick’s Holiday Carriage Rides in December, click here.
Free Carriage Rides
It’s MD Craft Spirit Month! Join us in the Tap House for flights of craft cocktails made from some of the BEST spirits in Frederick County! We will be featuring spirits AND distillers from: Dragon Distillery McClintock Distillery Springfield Manor Distillery Tenth Ward Distillery They will also be giving away some swag!! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to taste, meet, and possibly represent some of MD’s Best Distilleries!
MD Craft Spirit Takeover: Meet The Distillers
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour this fall. Crosby is joined by the Lighthouse band to journey down a new four-way street that brings his music to life with new spirits. Joining David onstage will be 3 time Grammy winner Michael League of Snarky Puppy, New York’s best kept secret Becca Stevens and Canadian songstress Michelle Willis, playing acoustic and electric guitars, piano, keyboards and beautiful vocal harmonies. The band will reinterpret Crosby’s greatest hits as well as performing music from the critically acclaimed album ‘Lighthouse’ and the upcoming release in October 2018. This will be an extremely unique opportunity to see what Crosby calls “a dream team of musicians”.
DAVID CROSBY and Friends
For registration and the most up to date Carriage Ride information, visit www.cityoffrederick.com or contact the City of Frederick Parks & Recreation Department at 301.600.1492 (M-F 8:30am-6:30pm) or 301.600.1450 (weekends). Holiday Weekend Carriage Rides Come and enjoy a carriage ride through the Frederick Town Historic District during the holiday season. The carriage will leave every 30 minutes for a memorable holiday ride with family and friends. The wagons will be led by a team of Belgium Draft Mules and/or a team of Percheron horses, and will hold 12 people. Fee: $10 per person (children 2 and under are free on their parent’s laps). Pre-registration is recommended. Tickets will be sold for available slots only. Maximum number of riders for each ride will be 12. Dates and Times: Holiday Weekend Carriage Rides Saturday, December 1, 4-8pm / one wagon with the option of a 2nd once full Saturday, December 8, 4-8pm / 2 wagons Sunday, December 9, 4-8pm / 2 wagons Friday, December 14, 5-9pm Saturday, December 15, 4-8pm Sunday, December 16, 4-8pm / 2 wagons Friday, December 21, 5-9pm Saturday, December 22, 4-8pm Sunday, December 23, 4-8pm Friday, December 28, 5-9pm Saturday, December 29, 4-8pm / 2 wagons Sunday, December 30, 4-8pm […]
Holiday Carriage Rides
We have dances the First Saturday of each month coinciding with Downtown Frederick Partnership’s First Saturdays in Downtown Frederick, so make a day of it! $5 gets you a beginner lesson at 7pm with Mark & Danae, and a social dance from 8 to 9:30pm. If this is your first time or you are not familiar with the basic steps, please arrive within a few minutes of 7pm to insure you get the full benefit of the lesson! We’re at the Evangelical Reformed Chapel, 10 W Church St. We’ll be upstairs with signs pointing the way. Street parking is free after 5pm; or use garage parking at 17 E Church St ($1/hour, max charge of $5) No Partner or Experience Required!
Monthly Swing Dance
Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become a holiday classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. On Saturday, December 1st, WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley is helping turn Downtown Frederick into our own Bedford Falls. Join us Saturday evening after Weinberg Center for the Arts‘ 7pm screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the second-annual “It’s a Wonderful Walk” along Patrick & Market Streets shouting holiday cheer to the local businesses – just like George Bailey in the inspirational finale. There’s a theater (“Merry Christmas movie house!”), emporium (“Merry Christmas emporium!”) and banks (“Merry Christmas you wonderful old building and loan!”). In the interfaith spirit of the film’s sponsor, the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, feel free to shout “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” “Happy Holidays” or whatever you like – this is an inclusive event meant to bring people together, celebrating our community’s spirit of compassionate generosity! The walk will end at Bushwaller’s Pub for food, drinks, music and maybe, just maybe, a community singing of “Auld Lang Syne.” Note, since this is a Saturday night, you must be 21+ to enter Bushwaller’s. Under 21? Feel free to join us for the rest of the walk! It’s a wonderful event in a […]
It’s a Wonderful Walk
Why rely on standard holiday greetings when you can create your own? Come carve your own designs and print your very own greeting cards for friends and family. Share your unique sentiments in your inimitable style with your nearest and dearest by making the most memorable and meaningful cards they’ll receive this year.
Hello Holidays — Relief Print A Holiday Greeting Card!
Whether you want to create an extra-special package for that extra-special present, or you just want a break from the hustle and bustle of searching for the perfect gift – give yourself a well-deserved “maker-break” – turn your imagination loose, let your sense of color and style take over and create your own holiday paper. You don’t even have to use it for wrapping, you may decide to keep it for yourself!
Make Your Own Wrapping Paper
This journalistic icon gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein broke the news of the Watergate scandal. The book they wrote, All the President’s Men, won a Pulitzer Prize. His current speaking tour delves into the state of the American Presidency. Woodward offers well-reported answers to questions about the Trump presidency, the Mueller investigation, North Korea, terrorism and the economy that audiences won’t learn from any other source. As he reported on previous presidents, for 46 years Woodward has immersed himself in their decision-making, scandals, wars, and economic policy like no other reporter. As a speaker, Woodward pulls the curtain back on Washington and its leaders to captivate audiences with stories that are sometimes surprising, at times shocking, and always fascinating. He blends stories that are both up to the minute and from the past (to provide historical context). Woodward speaks as he writes – crisp and concise – and helps people get behind the spin to understand what’s really going on in the halls of power in an age of 24-hour news, social media, and snarky politics. This event sponsored by the 1st Amendment Society
Step right up to the Cirque Mechanics world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust. Brings the spectacle of the vintage circus to life with this tribute to the classic one ring circus.
Cirque Mechanics – “42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels”
Born in 1987 to actress Mia Farrow and filmmaker Woody Allen, Ronan Farrow achieved early notoriety as a child prodigy, skipping grades and starting college at age 11. He is a Yale Law School educated attorney and a member of the New York Bar. He also attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Farrow served as a State Department diplomat in Afghanistan and Pakistan and reported to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the United States’ first special advisor for global youth during the Arab Spring revolutions. He has served as an expert witness before the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Caucus. As an NBC News anchor and investigative reporter, Farrow founded and fronted the “Undercovered” series on “The Today Show,” combining traditional reporting with innovative crowd-sourced story selection. Farrow has written about human rights and foreign policy for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and other publications. His exposé of Harvey Weinstein in The New Yorker helped kickstart the #MeToo movement and earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2018. He also received the Point Courage Award in 2018 for his continued advocacy for the LGBTQ community.
Ronan Farrow | The Frederick Speaker Series
Laverne Cox is an Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer best known for her work on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series “Orange is The New Black.” She is the first transgender woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. In 2017 she starred in “Doubt,” a CBS legal drama. The show was the first broadcast series featuring a transgender series regular character played by a transgender actor. Cox’s work as an actress and advocate landed her on the cover of Time magazine as well as an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.” She continues to break boundaries and make history with accolades including back-to-back SAG Awards for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series,” a Critic’s Choice nomination for “Best Supporting Actress” and consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” She earned a Daytime Emmy Award for her groundbreaking documentary “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,” exploring the lives of seven transgender youth across the country. Cox was one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year and was named one of the Top 50 Transgender Icons by The Huffington Post.
Laverne Cox | The Frederick Speaker Series
As both an actor and literacy advocate, Levar Burton has captured the admiration of both his audiences and his industry peers for three decades. He continues to enjoy rare longevity in the entertainment business. Burton launched his acting career as Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series “Roots,” which landed him on the cover of Time magazine at the age of 19. Shortly thereafter he achieved further global acclaim as Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” television series and feature films. From 1983 until 2009 he was host and producer of the beloved Peabody Award-winning PBS children’s series “Reading Rainbow.” He recently reimagined the iconic series through his company RRKidz. The all-new Reading Rainbow app is the number one educational app on iTunes, delivering hundreds of quality books and video field trips to hundreds of thousands of children. In 2014, Burton was at the helm of a record-shattering Kickstarter campaign that will soon bring Reading Rainbow home and school versions to the web. He has received 12 Emmy Awards, a Grammy and five NAACP Image Awards. Burton continues to produce, act and direct in addition to being an advocate for literacy and education.
Levar Burton | The Frederick Speaker Series
Join in the seventh annual Bring a Broom Saturday on Saturday, April 27, 2019! Community members are asked to bring their brooms and help Downtown Frederick get ready for spring. PLEASE REGISTER ON THE EVENTBRITE PAGE FOR VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT. bringabroom2019.eventbrite.com Bring a Broom Saturday is brought to you by Downtown Frederick Partnership. Bring a broom, a water bottle, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a visor and your friends and neighbors to help Downtown Frederick freshen up! Volunteers will sweep, mulch, clean up and plant flowers. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. On the day of the event, register at the Partnership office (19 E Church St) between 8:30 and 9AM and receive your clean up assignment. Breakfast snacks, coffee and water will be available during registration. Clean up continues from 9 – 11:30AM. Pizza will be available to all Bring A Broom Saturday volunteers at the conclusion of the event. Disclaimer: Downtown Frederick Partnership, its sponsors, and other coordinating bodies assume no responsibility of any kind for any claims, injuries or damages resulting from your cleanup, regardless of the cause. You agree to waive all claims, hold harmless and indemnify Downtown Frederick Partnership, its sponsors, coordinating bodies, officers and directors against all claims […]
Bring a Broom Saturday
Alive @ Five’s 2019 season will feature 21 rockin’ events, every Thursday (except July 4th) from May 9 through October 3! Enjoy happy hour + live music on Carroll Creek in Downtown Frederick. Admission is $5, all events are 21+ ONLY and take place from 5-8pm. Alive @ Five is a summer-long fundraiser for Downtown Frederick Partnership. All proceeds are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Stay tuned for the 2019 season lineup and volunteer information… see you on the creek next summer!
2019 Alive @ Five Season Kick-off
A self-described “feral child who was raised in libraries,” Neil Gaiman devoured the works of authors like C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allen Poe, and more at an early age. He began his writing career in England as a journalist then moved onto writing books and comics. His groundbreaking, award-winning series “Sandman” became the first comic ever to receive a literary award, the 1991 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. Gaiman writes books for readers of all ages, including picture books for young readers. His books are genre works that refuse to remain true to their genres like his award-winning gothic horror work “Coraline,” originally deemed too frightening for children. He has authored many New York Times bestsellers including “Nowhere,” “Smoke and Mirrors,” “Stardust,” “American Gods” and “Fragile Things.” “American Gods” has been released in an expanded tenth anniversary edition and there is an HBO series in the works. “The Graveyard Book” received numerous awards and made Gaiman the first author ever to win both the Newberry Medal and the Carnegie Medal with the same book. He wrote the screenplay for the original BBC TV series “Neverwhere,” “Mirrormask” and co-wrote the script to Robert Zemeckis’s “Beowulf.”
Neil Gaiman | The Frederick Speaker Series
Our 2019 Movie Night season kicks off on Friday, June 21! Movie Nights are FREE and open to all ages (and pets). Movies are held the third Friday of each month, June through October, in Carroll Creek Amphitheater. Stay tuned for our season line-up and event details… Get there early to claim your spot! Admission is free and beer, wine & snacks are available for purchase before and during the show. Gates open an hour before dusk, featured presentations begin at dark. Closed Captioning is provided. All ages (and pets!) are welcome. 2019 Movie Night Dates: June 21, 2019 July 19, 2019 August 16, 2019 September 20, 2019 October 18, 2019