Around The Inner Harbor

July 16, 1993|By Karen Zeiler


Inspect the troops at the season's second tattoo at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The Army's Fife and Drum Corps and Continental Color Guard will perform early American music and drill routines. Joining the pageantry will be the Fort McHenry Guard, with volunteers in uniform as the 1814 defenders of Baltimore. The program and parking are free. A third and final tattoo is scheduled for Aug. 1.

Also, park rangers present a series of summer programs that run through Labor Day. (Selected programs are listed below.)

* Flag Change -- Find out about the many sizes of flags used at the fort in this 10-minute program in which visitors assist in changing the flag. The program is offered twice daily, at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

* 'Fort McHenry through the Ages' -- Learn fort history from the American Revolution through World War II, at 10:30 a.m. daily.

* The Battle of Baltimore -- A park ranger discusses the 1812 land attack by the Redcoats at 11:30 a.m. daily, 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

* Great Guns of the Fort -- Learn about the huge Rodman guns and other artillery at 2:30 p.m. weekdays. Information: 962-4290. Slip on jump harnesses and parachutes for a free-fall jump. Climb onto a raft and take on the rapids. Learn the basics of rock climbing, whitewater rafting and sky-diving without putting yourself at risk. Visitors can simulate these and other sports at the Maryland Science Center's Daredevil Sports Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Admission: $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for children 4 to 17, seniors and military. Information: 685-5225.


Stroll through a free colorful exhibit of 60 books, paintings and drawings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Peale Museum, 225 Holliday St. "Sunny Saturdays" is held each week through Nov. 20. The items, illustrated by African-American women artists, showcase black culture and heritage. A storyteller entertains youths, who can be part of a group writing their own storybook.


Life's stresses getting you down? Get away from it all for a few hours. Take a cruise aboard the schooner Clipper City -- one of a number of boating possibilities that leave from the Inner Harbor -- from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday. The two-hour voyage costs $12 for adults and $2 for children. Boarding is at the Inner Harbor Finger Piers, between the Maryland Science Center and Harborplace's Light Street Pavilion. Reservations: 539-6277.


Visit Baltimore Farmers Market (under the JFX at Holliday and Saratoga streets) where area farmers set up shop each Sunday through Dec. 19. Nibble on free samples of French pastries, open pit beef and country sausage, and stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs, cheese, fruit cider, crabs and other seafood, fresh and dried flowers and baked goods. Gifts and art items will be sold at the market's Crafts Corner. A food wagon will serve breakfast and lunch. Shopper's tip: Get there early -- the market opens at 8 am. and usually sells out by noon. Information: 837-4636.

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