It's September, the kids are back in school, but you don't...

Around the Inner Harbor

September 05, 1992

It's September, the kids are back in school, but you don't have to succumb to the end-of-summer blues. Two interesting ships are still in town, an antiques show is going on this weekend, and don't forget the pennant race going on over at OPACY. Feel better? Good. Here are a couple Harbor ideas for the Labor Day weekend:

IN WITH THE OLD: Take home a piece of the past today or tomorrow -- at the 12th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Fair. If you're looking for something unusual, expect to find it here, where 400 dealers from more than 25 states are represented in addition to dealers from Canada and Europe.

Crystal and art glass, furniture, porcelain, quilts, lamps, ivories, paintings, Oriental rugs, bronzes, dolls and miniatures, jewelry, and sterling, Georgian and coin silver are among the items for sale. This one's for serious collectors, as well as casual.

Where: Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt Street entrance. Hours: noon to 9 p.m. today and noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Admission is $5, good for repeated visits all weekend.

NATIONAL PRIDE: Hear patriotic music from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Harborplace Amphitheater, where the 229th Army National Guard Band performs a free Labor Day Concert. Fifty musicians make up this band from the 5th Regiment Armory.

Before you celebrate American heritage, sample some foreign culture on the same trip by touring one of the two visiting ships still in Baltimore. The striking German tall ship, Gorch Fock, is at the Inner Harbor, and you can find the British frigate Lancaster at North Locust Point on Fort Avenue, near Fort McHenry.

Gorch Fock (pronounce it "gor-ke fo-ke") hours today and tomorrow: 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Lancaster is also open for public tours, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.

MAKE A NOTE: After Labor Day, the Constellation will begin observing its fall hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Oct. 14.

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