On any given visit to Downtown Frederick, you can enjoy live entertainment and fine art, shopping and dining. We’ve also got a calendar chockfull of events. Whether you’re feeling a yen for culture, looking for a unique gift for a friend or craving fine dining, we’ve got you covered. Hosting an event in Downtown Frederick? Contact Leeann Dickerson (email@example.com) to learn about getting your event included on our calendar.
“My work explores the pessimism induced by our iniquity, belligerence, statism, and apparent inability to propose adequate solutions to today’s problems.”
Shaun C. Whiteside | Dark Age
“I stage elaborate, detailed settings of a dream-like, mythologized America of spectacular material wealth, ease, and palatial dwellings to explore the gap between fiction, reality, and cultural difference.”
Bin Feng | The American Dream
“My work is rooted in a foundation of strong women who devoted their lives to their families. My imagery is a mix of whimsy and dreamlike compositions based on these women, and a childhood spent in a tiny white house that sat in a small Pennsylvania town.”
Bernadette Miller | Recent Works
“The combination of positive energy and spiritual thought support my goals: to bring creative life to an idea, to challenge myself with the concept of what could be, and to create fiber forms that transcend the boundaries of the concept of a traditional basket.”
Jon Ricci | It’s Knot What You Think
“Majesty highlights the beauty and importance of unconventional women, appearance-wise or not, including those whose sexual orientations, races, or gender expressions are often overlooked by society.”
Jillian MacMaster | Majesty
This month the Potters’ Guild of Frederick is showcasing our new members on the center display in the Shop. Come in to see fabulous new and fresh work by these very talented clay artists: Judi Neckritz, Alice Boysen, Makeda Getachew, Rick Moore, and Ann Brown. It is a body of work you won’t want to miss.
New Members Featured Artist Show
TAG to show photographs by Jim Mitchell and paintings by Kathleen Carroll in September in “Techniques and Technologies.” Photographer Jim Mitchell brings his artistic sense of contemporary reality to his body of work titled Mannequins and Mimes. Elbow Grease is the title of Kathleen Carroll’s painterly visit to the uncommon lives of common household utensils in the age of technology. The show opens on Saturday, September 1 and runs through September 30. Opening reception for this show is September 1 from 5 to 8 pm. Learn more at theartistsgalleryfrederick.com or 301 696-8187.
“Techniques and Technologies” by Jim Mitchell and Kathleen Carroll
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
Back by popular demand! Donation based yoga class hosted by Yogamour. This is a weekly Tuesday class beginning May 22 through September at Sky Stage Donation-based yoga classes are available to ALL levels of experience. Please bring a mat and thirst quencher. We will be providing some mats, blocks and straps! In the event of inclement weather, please check the Yogamour website for class changes or cancellation. Your donations will be benefiting a movement towards meaningful change! Yogamour is a not for profit organization with the mission of bringing the well-being practice of yoga to all communities. Public donation-based classes, raise funds necessary to create meaningful yoga and mindfulness programs for local under-served and sensitive populations. Through Yogamour outreach, these populations are able to acquire the tools needed to regulate and find balance in every breath. www.yogamour.org
Yoga Class by donation with Yogamour
Come for a lesson with Sylvia Yacoubian of Frederick Salsa, then continue to dance under the stars to Latin beats for a suggested $5 donation. Every 3rd Wednesday during the summer from 7-10PM!
Salsa Under the Stars
Looking for a place to stretch your wings and share your musical talent? Come to Sky Stage for Open Mic Night hosted by FAME (Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise) the second Friday of every month! Whether you are a pro or a novice, this is a welcoming environment for you to collaborate, build your skills, and get to know other local artists. To participate: Sign up for a time slot when you arrive Free admission, donations excepted, doors open at 6:30
Open Mic Night at Sky Stage hosted by FAME
Free outdoor yoga is led by Sol Yoga 7-8am every Thursday morning before Alive @ Five, and led by Ananda Shala every 3rd Friday before Movie Night on the Creek. Just bring your mat, all skill levels are welcome. Sessions take place in Carroll Creek Amphitheater, donations are encouraged.
Yoga on the Creek
Free outdoor Tai Chi led by Oasis Oriental Medicine from 8-8:45am every Thursday morning before Alive @ Five on the creek. All skill levels welcome! Helps to reduce stress, improve sleep, improve balance and flexibility, reduce pain, and increase energy. Sessions take place in Carroll Creek Amphitheater, donations are encouraged.
Tai Chi in the Park
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)
Join us from 5-8PM every Thursday, May 10 through September 27, for 21 rockin’ happy hours at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater! Featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food, Alive @ Five is the networking event that you don’t want to miss. Admission is $5 (paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. Swing by the Creek to rock out to some classic rock covers by Midnite Run! These throwbacks are sure to be a great time and may even keep you jamming til — midnite! See you there! Alive @ Five 2018 is a summer-long fundraiser for Downtown Frederick Partnership, presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors. All proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Each morning before Alive @ Five, start your day with free yoga in the amphitheatre from 7-8AM, led by Sol Yoga.
Alive @ Five | Midnite Run
Join us September 20th for a tap takeover featuring Sierra Nevada! We’ll have hops on hops on hops during this event, with a little Oktoberfest mixed in for good measure 😉 Come try a couple old classics and some new favorites, all for $1 off!! Draft List: Oktoberfest Pale Ale Hazy Little Thing IPA Southern Hemisphere Series: Double IPA Hoppy Pilsner Session IPA www.sierranevada.com www.jojosrestauranttaphouse.com
Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover
Weekend Schedule Friday 5pm -Check in, 6pm – Introductions, 7pm – Dinner, 8pm to 10pm – Roleplaying Saturday 9am – Breakfast, 10am to 1pm – Roleplaying, 1pm – Lunch, 2pm- 4pm – Free Time, 4pm – Tea, 4pm to 7pm -Roleplaying 7pm – Dinner, 8pm to 11pm – Roleplaying Sunday 9am – Breakfast, 10am to 12pm – Roleplaying, 1pm – Check out
Dungeons and Dragons Weekend Retreat
Free movies on the creek! Gates open at 7pm. Presented by Flying Dog Brewery.
School of Rock Movie Night
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
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
Sundays 9:00am – 1:00pm May 13, 2018 – November 18, 2018 The Frederick City Market is a local food and artisan market located in the historic district of Downtown Frederick. Here at The Frederick City Market it is our pleasure to serve the community with some of the freshest produce, foods, and most unique artisan products and services around. Everything is either farm grown, or handmade locally by our wonderful vendors. We are located on Market Street in downtown Frederick between 3rd & 4th Street each Sunday from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Learn more at www.frederickcitymarket.com.
The Frederick City Market
Join us for free family-friendly movies under the stars! Local filmmakers and hosts of CineMondays East, Area31 Films, bring the CineMonday experience to Sky Stage every 4th Monday of the month, April through September. All-ages movies start at dusk (7:30). Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks available for purchase, or you may BYOP [bring your own popcorn]!
CineMonday with Area 31 at Sky Stage
Learn how to work smarter and achieve more of what you want! Stepping out into the world with a strong voice and an authentic approach can often be a challenge for women. When we feel confident we bring our best to our professional and personal activities. In the process of working smarter and communicating better we also save valuable time. At this evening retreat, led by Coach Kelye, you will learn how to: Listen and Respond – Improving Effective Communication; Lead with Value – Know your audience and ‘what’s in it for me’ (WIIFM); Be Authentic – Be your True-Blue Self, use your voice and Speak Up! $30 for members / $40 for non-members. Ticket price includes dinner and program. Cash bar available. RSVP here: http://www.wholisticwomanretreats.com/events/savvy-evening-retreat/
‘Be Savvy’ Evening Retreat
Join us from 5-8PM every Thursday, May 10 through September 27, for 21 rockin’ happy hours at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater! Featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food, Alive @ Five is the networking event that you don’t want to miss. Admission is $5 (paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. Stop by the Creek to support this local Frederick band! The Freddie Long Band is part introspective pop/rock singer/songwriter, part bluesy soul man classic rocker–ALL heart. See you there! Alive @ Five 2018 is a summer-long fundraiser for Downtown Frederick Partnership, presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors. All proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Each morning before Alive @ Five, start your day with free yoga in the amphitheatre from 7-8AM, led by Sol Yoga.
Alive @ Five | The Freddie Long Band
Back by popular demand with more dates added to create a comedy series for the 2018 season. An evening of stand-up and improv showcasing regional talent. $5 (plus fee) ticketing will be made available through Eventbrite, a limited number of seats available at the door for $10. For more information visit: www.skystagefrederick.com FAQs >Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No minimum age requirements, but parents/guardians please be consider PG-13 content. Attendees wishing to purchase beer/wine must be 21 years of age and older, present a valid government issued identification card. >What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is a bus stop right in front of the main enterance on South Carroll Street. Multiple lines stop here. Parking is available in the surrounding parking garages or on the street. Street parking is free on Mon-Sat after 5PM, and otherwise metered. >What can I bring into the event? Attendees may not bring into Sky Stage or take out any alcoholic beverages past the exits under any circumstances. >How can I contact the organizer with any questions? email@example.com >Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Mobile or printed tickets will be […]
Comedy Night–An evening of stand-up and improv at Sky Stage!
Experience the history and beauty of downtown as our guides share the fascinating stories that make up Frederick. 3rd and 5th Saturdays at 11:00am 1st and 3rd Sundays at 1:30am Length 90 minutes
Historic Frederick Walking Tour
The members of Toad the Wet Sprocket create the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording and touring over a span of 30 years. They rose to alternative rock fame in the ‘90s with Billboard-charting hits, “All I Want” and “Walk on the Ocean.” After taking time to pursue independent projects, Glen Phillips, Todd Nichols, Dean Dinning and Randy Guss are making music together again.
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Local Health Professionals will be onsite answering your questions about fitness, eating right, weight loss, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Focus on mental health and suicide prevention.
Health and Wellness Fair
The Thing, Frederick’s local music festival, hosts top bands as they play at restaurant bars throughout Downtown Frederick. 30+ bands, 7 venues. Finale on Carroll Creek sponsored by Downtown Frederick Partnership. Buy an all access-wristband for admission to any and all shows! This year, the big finale show will be at Carroll Creek Linear Park from 4 to 9:30 p.m.as part of First Saturday. Beer and wine will be available for sale. Plus, this year, play The Thing scavenger hunt. The more shows you go to, the more swag you score. See TheThing.Rocks for details and for the band schedule. And be sure to stop by Taco Daddy and show them some love for being this year’s premier sponsor.
The Civil War brought deprivations and horrors never before seen in this region. Soldiers camped on farmer’s properties, stripping them bare of food and supplies. Fighting took place in the streets, leading to damage to properties and wounded soldiers being treated in the city’s hospitals. The dead quickly filled row-upon-row at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s historians for the latest Downtown Frederick walking tour on Saturday, October 6 at 3 PM. The program will focus on the worst aspects of the city’s experience during the course of the American Civil War. Like modern warfare, the Civil War ushered in moments of horror and disaster for the citizens of Frederick, Maryland. Located at a major crossroads, the town was sure to be visited by the conflict’s cruelties. The armies soon arrived, filling the community with soldiers and filling its buildings with the sick and dying. When fighting broke out, it was often the local residents who suffered the consequences. Buildings broken, property smashed, and livelihoods lost. Not to mention the hundreds of local men off serving in the armies of North and South, many never to return. This pay-what-you-please walking tour will unveil the true […]
Death and Destruction in Downtown Frederick – First Saturday Walking Tour
Love local this fall! Presented by Hood College, FCPL and The C. Burr Artz Trust.
October First Saturday (Spirits of the Season)
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
Explore some of Frederick’s most scandalous, nefarious and unbelievable moments in its past. Stories include bootlegging, bank robberies and the case of Granville Smeltzer & Mary Nussbaum. Length 90 minutes Recommended for 13 years and older. October, Saturdays at 7:00pm.
Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour
Meet, Learn, Grow and Inspire at Sass Magazine’s LIKE A BOSS roundtable. Featuring topics such as Finding Your Tribe, Creating a Work/Life Balance, Dressing With Confidence, and more! You’ll pick two 35-minute roundtable sessions to attend. Sessions will include both learning and discussion. Brewer’s Alley is providing a light dinner and a cash bar will be available throughout the event. We’ll also be giving away door prizes and selling Sass merchandise! Learn more here.
Like a Boss: Creative Roundtables to Empower Women
Learn the steps of preserving history by making gravestone rubbings. Details will follow.
Gravestone Rubbing Workshop
The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach. All ages welcomed!
Whose Live Anyway?
Free movies on the creek! Gates open at 6pm. Presented by Flying Dog Brewery.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Night
Bring a picnic basket, a blanket, and spread out on the grassy hillside behind the Shab Row shops for three hours of live music. Local Musician, Freddie Long plays music that will puts a smile in your heart. He describes himself as: “Part introspective pop/rock singer/songwriter, part bluesy soul man classic rocker–ALL heart.” Please note: subject to delay or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.
Shab Row Third Saturday with Freddie Long
Join us for round table topic discussions led by the Wholistic Coaches to expand your self-awareness using the Wholistic Woman tools taught throughout the evening retreats in 2018. Experience group coaching in a safe, comfortable, and accepting environment. All are welcome! Whether you attended the programs earlier this year or not, this night is designed just for you! During the event, you will have the opportunity to visit 2 different discussions. Tables will fill on a first come, first served basis, so register for the retreat and plan to arrive early to get your first choice and continue your personal development journey with us. Tables topics/facilitators: Be Loved – Learn to speak the five languages of love and appreciation with Coach Carol; Be Savvy – Work smarter to better serve yourself and others with Coach Kelye; Be Compassionate – Cultivate compassion for yourself and others with Coach Laura; Be Re-Designed – Discover tools to design the life you want to live with Coach Donna; Be Independent – Achieve financial empowerment and greater self-sufficiency with Coach Jane. $30 for members / $40 for non-members. Ticket price includes dinner and program. Cash bar available. RSVP here: http://www.wholisticwomanretreats.com/events/coached-evening-retreat/
‘Be Coached’ Evening Retreat
Pitchcraft is Downtown Frederick’s first-ever placemaking competition. Creative people from every background, profession and city are invited to pitch an idea that, if physically implemented in Downtown Frederick, will better connect the people and places of our community. A panel of judges will review all submissions and narrow it down to the final four, who will pitch their ideas in front of a live audience on Thursday, October 25. After hearing the final four pitches, every audience member will vote for their favorite pitch and a winner will be announced that evening. The cost of your ticket goes directly toward funding the winning idea. LEARN MORE: downtownfrederick.org/pitchcraft If you have submitted a pitch, please go ahead and buy a ticket! If you are one of the four finalists, the cost of your ticket will be returned to you. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Doors open at 6:30pm. Mingling from 7:00-7:30pm. Pitches and voting from 7:30-8:30pm.
Pitchcraft Downtown Frederick
Cambodia Reads is a child literacy program in the village of Poum Me’an, Kampong Cham, in rural Cambodia. It was created in response to a need for an educational center and enrichment program to supplement the children’s limited formal education. Join them for a fundraiser at McClintock Distilling on Thursday, October 25. Tickets are $20. Cash Bar featuring wine, beer, and signature cocktail. Hors d’oeuvres, Silent auction, Entertainment, Video presentation. Learn more through the Cambodia Reads Facebook page, linked here.
Cambodia Reads Fundraiser
Halloween in Downtown Frederick is great for families and kids of all ages! Costumes are encouraged, though not required. Tick-or-treat at all your favorite downtown businesses (while supplies last) and stop by our craft station to paint your own pumpkin. Stay tuned for a list of trick-or-treat locations…
Halloween in Downtown Frederick
The Frederick Rescue Mission is proud to announce that our 6th annual Fall Souper Sunday fundraiser will be held on sponsor, Ayse Meze’s beautiful outdoor patio. This fun-tastic day is a terrific way to spend an afternoon, while being with those who are also committed to making a difference in the lives of others. Participants will join us for lunch in one hour time slots between noon and 4pm. Guests will enjoy soup, salad, bread, dessert, music and a short testimonial of a life changed. You will also vote for their favor soup donated by eleven of Frederick’s finest restaurants. Restaurants include: Ayse Meze, Bushwaller’s, Family Meal, Firestone’s, Hootch & Banter, Isabella’s, Lazy Fish, Morgan’s American Grill, Serenity Tea Room, the Tasting Room and White Rabbit! When you leave this fun hour, you will take two enchanting pieces of memorabilia with you. A fun prop photograph from our photo booth and a handmade bowl made and donated by a potter at the Frederick Clay Studio. This empty bowl may serve as storage, art or a metaphor for those who may not have enough to eat. Regardless, it will stand as a reminder of the lives you have touched by supporting […]
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
Shop local this winter and Get it Downtown!
November First Saturday
8 week series on Thursday nights – Beginner 6:30-7:30 – Intermediate 8:00-9:00. No Partner or Experience Required. Register at www.Gottaswing.com Series starting: 7-12-18, 9-6-18, 11-8-18
Swing Dance Classes
Frederick is proud to host the 2018 Maryland Folk Festival featuring Folk Music legend Tom Paxton.
The 2018 Maryland Folk Festival
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 (purchase tickets in advance at bit.ly/downtownfrederick), a festive kick-off at 9AM, caroling and live music, all-day shopping, and more! Stay tuned for a complete look at the day’s events. 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. Location: Carriage will leave every 30 minutes from 124 N Market St in front of Brewer’s Alley. 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 able to wait for late arrivals so plan accordingly. Holiday […]
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. Location: Carriage will leave every 30 minutes from Market Street in front of Brewer’s Alley. 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 able to wait for late arrivals so plan accordingly. 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, […]
Holiday Carriage Rides
Shop local this winter and Get it Downtown!
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
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.”