My 5th Annual Community Picnic in the Park was a huge success! We had beautiful weather, 400 Baltimore neighbors (and some folks from outside the City too!), Representative Elijah E. CummingsSenator Ben Cardin, Mayor Jack Young, Brandon M. ScottZeke CohenShannon SneedBill FergusonLuke Clippinger, too many awesome non-profit organizations to name, B-Scene Events, some AMAZING volunteers (shout out to Alison and Ashleigh!), aMuse Toys, and Miss Twist Ice Cream!

Every year, I organize a free community picnic on the first Sunday after Memorial Day weekend – we have bbq, ice cream, face painting, and bring out many of the great non-profits in our City doing awesome work. I started this tradition in 2015 after the unrest in Baltimore: I wanted to provide a way to break down the invisible walls around our neighborhoods, build community, and just give back to the City and communities that have given me the opportunity to represent them in the Legislature.

Yesterday’s event was the biggest so far, and it was really a wonderful day meeting new people, seeing old friends, and enjoying a wonderful Baltimore asset: Patterson Park. Thank you to EVERYONE who came out!  Check out the photos HERE!