Rain or shine, Flower Mart will take place

May 04, 1994|By From Staff Reports

Baltimore's 78th annual Flower Mart will be held today, rain or shine, around the base of the Washington Monument.

The city's traditional rite of spring, the event is sponsored by the Women's Civic League, and features flowers, crab cakes and lemons on peppermint sticks.

At the mart, the Civic League sells spring flowers -- geraniums, marigolds, petunias and impatiens -- and handicrafts.

Traffic in the Mount Vernon area will be diverted and parking restricted for most of today to accommodate the event.

Charles Street will be closed between Centre and Madison streets from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. as will Monument Street from Calvert to Cathedral streets. Centre Street will be blocked off from Cathedral to Charles from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Parking will be prohibited on the east side of Park Avenue from Centre to Biddle streets and on Biddle from Park Avenue to Guilford Avenue from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Parking is banned on both sides of Centre from Howard Street to Calvert, Charles from Centre to Madison, and Mount Vernon Place from St. Paul Street to Cathedral between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., cars will also be denied parking on the north side of Madison from Calvert to Charles, and on the west side of Calvert from Centre to Madison.

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