Ready to plant your pandemic garden or stretch out those kinks outdoors? Our roundup of what’s happening in the Chesapeake Bay region now includes both virtual and in-real-life activities.
Jefferson Patterson Plant Sale
You have until midnight Friday May 22 to place your order for the Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park’s Plant Sale. From aloe to wild columbine, get a head start on your garden while supporting this state-owned park along the Patuxent River. FYI, at last check, they had honeysuckle, too, if you want to take some tips from our gardening columnist Maria Price. Place your order now and then head down to St. Leonard Saturday May 23 (1-3pm) to pick up your plant babies.
Now that the City of Annapolis has relaxed its pandemic restrictions, businesses are already coming up with unique ways to give you social opportunities. Ruah Studio leads an outdoor yoga practice led on the patio of Soul restaurant on Forest Drive. You can practice in-person or live-stream the event via Zoom. Those who attend in-person receive a complimentary mimosa to-go, as well as a $10 coupon for take-out from Soul. The in-person session is limited to eight people so sign up early.
Saturdays 9:30am, $20 in-person, $8 virtual, rsvp: www.ruahstudio.com/workshops–offerings.html
Fleming Exhibit Online
Originally planned for display in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Van Lennep Auditorium, a new exhibition featuring the works of Chesapeake Bay photographer Jay Fleming is now being presented to the public virtually.
The exhibit, Island Life: Changing Culture, Changing Shorelines, features photos that reveal how the changing environment is affecting the cultures and shorelines of inhabited and formerly inhabited offshore islands in the Bay. Fleming, well-known in the region, discovered his passion for photography upon inheriting a hand-me-down Nikon film camera at age 13 from his father, a former National Geographic photographer. Fleming immediately developed an affinity to looking at life through the camera lens, leading him on an exciting journey and career as a professional photographer. His first book, Working the Water—a photographic narrative of the Chesapeake Bay seafood industry—is in its third printing and his next book based on this exhibit, Island Life, is expected to be released in the fall of 2021.
Celebrate Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success, together with the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States and had their lives dramatically influenced by moments in its history. Every May during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and throughout the year, the National Park Service and its partners share those histories and the continuing culture thriving in parks and communities today. Explore photo galleries, virtual tours, video and essays on this important segment of American culture.