Oliver Fun Day 2018!

Oliver Fun Day Line-Up

Bethel Playscape – 1500 N. Bethel Street
FREE Food! Special thanks to the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF)!

8 am-9am Fitness: Drink More Watters Fitness Session


10 am-12 pm: DIY Garden and Yard/Porch Workshop


12 pm-4 pm: Games – Tug-of-War, Dodgeball, Jumbo Jenga and more!


1-2:30 pm: Ukulele Workshop – Learn to Play Stand By Me, Halo (by Beyonce), or Happy Birthday (Ages 11 and up; all ages!)


4:30 pm-7 pm: Live Performance – MEGA, If you like Adele, you will Love MEGA!, plus ZANDER and other performances.


Oliver Light, Oliver Bright – Tree Lighting Ceremony!

treelyTo further the initiative to help make Oliver lighter and brighter, the Oliver Beautification Alliance (OBA) is hosting a tree lighting ceremony at the Bethel Street Playscape. We need your help to string lights on the trees, (approx. 8-10 trees). When night falls and the lights come on, let’s celebrate!

This lighting ceremony will be in the beautiful, and newly refurbished Playscape! This will be your opportunity to see what’s new and enjoy the space.

Come play Darts and the Jumbo Jenga that your neighbors helped build and create!

Friday, June 29th, 7 pm-9:30 pm. 1500 N. Bethel Street.

Bring a dish to share (not required). Ideas of what to bring to contribute to the share table are: bottled water, juice/tea, sparkling cider, wine, fruit, cheese, crackers, dip, chips, appetizers, and dessert.

Please inbox me with what you can bring: citymoods@gmail.com

7-8 pm – String lights
8-8:30 pm – Socialize, partake in the yummies, play some games
8:30 pm-9:30 pm Introduction, enjoy the lights, food, games, and good company!

Bring the family! Bring a neighbor! Although we anticipate ample seating, feel free to bring a chair or blanket.


Summer Sunset Movie Series

Bring a chair! Bring a blanket! Starting on Friday June 15th through September, 2018, Oliver Beautification Alliance (OBA) in partnership with Oliver Action Team (O.A.T) will be hosting a monthly outdoor movie series at the Bethel Playscape, located at 1500 N. Bethel Street.

Dates:  June 15thJuly 27th August 17th September 21st

August 17th showing: Secret Life of Bees, rated PG-13, run time: 1 hr, 54 min. Get your tickets and be entered in to win a door prize! (Must be present to win.)



July 27th showing: Hidden Figures, rated PG, run time: 2 hr, 12 min.
Get your tickets and be entered in to win a door prize! (Must be present to win.)

**On Friday July 20th, Recs and Parks will be showing  xxX: Return of Xander Cage at the Oliver Center! Because of this conflict, OBA decided to move our originally scheduled July 20th movie showing to the following week, Friday, July 27th.

September 21st showing: TBA Help us raise money to get the licenses to show  our last film of the season. Click here to donate now. We need your support!

A Special thanks to MECU, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and The 6th Branch, East Baltimore Community Church and to all of the generous donors who helped make this happen!

June 15th showing: Sita Sings the Blues, an animation, run time: 1 hr, 20 min.


Oliver Day of Service – Happy Ever After!

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, Oliver residents, neighbors and friends put their heads and hearts together to build a communal style sectional seating made of recycled pallets, where neighbors can get together, socialize, have small meetings, or just enjoy the space. Kids and adults painted bottles for Ring Toss, and painted 2×4′ wood pieces for Jumbo Jenga for outdoor community games! Residents put the finishing touches on the beautiful Headboard/Footboard benches that Home Depot helped us to assemble. Although it was projected to rain out our service day, it stayed away and this was the result! A collective of concerned and enthusiastic residents and friends exhibiting community spirit while serving. Not only was it lots of fun, it demonstrated what can be accomplished when we work together. This is community! A special thanks goes to Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF), the Oliver Action Team (O.A.T.) and Oliver residents!



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Oliver Day of Service!

We need your help Oliver! On Saturday, June 2nd, the Oliver Beautification Alliance (OBA), the Oliver Action Team (OAT) and other community residents will be making & painting 10 pallet benches for use at the Playscape, painting Jumbo Jenga pieces, and painting bottles for Bowling and Ring Toss games, cleaning and more! Come join the fun! Help make the Playscape a place for the entire community to enjoy! Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9am–1pm,  1500 N. Bethel Street. Let me know A.S.A.P., if you would like to volunteer on this day. (Be Pallet2sure to stop by the Oliver Community Association meeting tonight, 1400 E. Federal Street, 7 pm, to learn more about the project and vote on the pallet seating style/arrangement and the color you like most! We will be set up in the hallway.)