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There's an Electric Car in Your Future

Kick Gas! In Annapolis.Annapolis Green is excited to bring you National Drive Electric Week, September 26-October 4, a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of and options for driving electric! EVs are fun to drive and one of the best things you can do to mitigate Climate Change. Besides, they’re becoming pretty normal now, not to mention, stylish, convenient, and less expensive than you think! We think that’s pretty Kick Gas! 

In the West Street Recovery Zone, 4 to 6 EVs will be parked on the Street while it’s closed to car traffic but open for outdoor dining. The EV owners will answer questions about their cars. (Everybody will be required to wear a mask.) Learn about the benefits of driving electric — for your wallet and the planet and be prepared to be surprised! Hey, it’s electric!

And how about this… enjoy an EV-themed drink while supporting our local restaurants!

  • The Supercharger from 49 West: Rise Up espresso, vodka, and coffee liqueur!
  • The Cosmocello from Luna Blu: Limoncello,  lemon vodka and a splash of cranberry
  • The Electric Grandmother from Tsunami: Just Guess what’s in it!
  • The Solar Cell from Stan & Joe’s: Fresh squeezed orange juice with orange vodka and a splash of soda water — a great way to recharge your batteries!

This Kick Gas! event is brought you by Annapolis Green in partnership with the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater DC (EVADC), the merchants of inner West Street, the City of Annapolis’ Office of Economic Development and Office of Environmental Policy, and the Downtown Annapolis Partnership.

Many other events are planned for Drive Electric Week. See our Drive Electric page for details.


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There's an Electric Car in Your Future

Kick Gas! In Annapolis.Join Annapolis Green for Kick Gas! as we bring you National Drive Electric Week, September 26-October 4. We’re part of a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of driving electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. EVs are fun to drive and one of the best things you can do to mitigate Climate Change! And… they are perfectly normal, cheaper than you think, stylish and easy. We think that’s pretty Kick Gas! 

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On October 1 we’ll Zoom in and virtually showcase various models of the more than 40 plug-in vehicles available today in a fun, interactive way. Hear from owners and learn what driving electric is all about.

Coming to you from the brand new Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library on West Street we’ll Zoom in and virtually showcase various models of the more than 40 plug-in vehicles available today in a fun, interactive way. Hear from owners and learn what driving electric is all about. Take a virtual test drive!

Not your typical Zoom meeting – ours will be fun AND informative:

  • A really cool music video for AM-FM featuring Timme Metz and Tambo
  • EV 101 – how driving electric is good for the environment and your wallet
  • How driving electric is good for the climate and your health
  • Anne Arundel County Library CEO Skip Auld, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley and Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles will open the event.
    • Learn more about the BGE-County-City partnership that led to the installation of charging stations in public areas such as the library and see a ribbon cutting to officially inaugurate the them.
    • Hear County Executive Pittman discuss his recent initiative to convert the county fleet all-electric in the next 15 years. Read more about the initiative.
  • Short interviews with EV drivers
  • Virtual test drives featuring
    • Chevrolet Bolt
    • Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycle (Yes! It’s electric!)
    • Porsche Taycan
  • BGE presentation about how home charging affects your electric bill and what residential rebates are available for home charging equipment
  • Drive with the Sun
    • Learn how you can charge your car from the sun with community solar (no panels) or from panels on your rooftop
  • A hilarious virtual tour of EV charging stations in our area featuring our summer interns

This Kick Gas! event is brought you by Annapolis Green in partnership with the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater DC (EVADC), the City of Annapolis’ Office of Economic Development and Office of Environmental Policy, and Office of the County Executive.

Many other events are planned for Drive Electric Week. See our Drive Electric page for details.

Local Sponsors

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Event Partners

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National Sponsors

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ArchiTrex Tour

Explore 300 years of architecture in historic Annapolis, the museum without walls, with a professional guide during this varied and informative walking tour. Highlights of the tour include the Shiplap House, the Paca House, Patrick Creagh House, Hammond-Harwood House, and the Chase Lloyd House.

Presented by Historic Annapolis in partnership with in partnership with Watermark (a Founding One Hundred supporter)

Tour departs from 25 Market Space

Cost: $22 Adults; $10 Children (11 and under)

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Celebrate our planet at the 2020 Earth Day Festival. Take part in environmental education activities and learn about environmental partnerships with a variety of vendors and environmental groups. Junior Park Ranger activities available for ages 4 – 12. All other activities will be open to all ages. Park admission fee waived for attendees.

For more information contact the Quiet Waters Park Visitor Center at (410)-222-1777

GreenScape 2020 – POSTPONED

city of AnnapolisGreenScape is a volunteer effort that encourages individuals and organizations to plant and maintain native flower and vegetable gardens in public spaces throughout the City. The City provides plant materials, mulch, trash bags and gloves, and in turn, members of the community volunteer to make a difference in Annapolis.

Organizational meetings will be held Wednesday, February 5 and Wednesday, March 4. Both meetings will be held at 6 p.m. at the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center located at 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis.

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Cigarette Planet by Bridget Parlato

Unnatural Causes celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with a show about climate change and biodiversity. The group exhibition is curated by and features work by Four Alarm Artists, a collective group founded by Blake Conroy, Bridget Parlato and Lynne Parks. It is part of a series of exhibitions and speaking events about environmental issues – cultivated by Four Alarm Artists– throughout the region.

The exhibition runs from March 5 to May 2.

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city of AnnapolisGreenScape is a volunteer effort that encourages individuals and organizations to plant and maintain native flower and vegetable gardens in public spaces throughout the City. The City provides plant materials, mulch, trash bags and gloves, and in turn, members of the community volunteer to make a difference in Annapolis.

Organizational meetings will be held Wednesday, February 5 and Wednesday, March 4.

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Have a Heart, Do your Part! is a one-hour neighborhood cleanup designed to evoke pride of place and connect neighbor to neighbor for the greater good.

Just after Valentine’s Day and playing on Annapolis Economic Development’s theme of Love Annapolis, this initiative will call upon community and business groups to join in for a fun, fast and effective litter pickup and cleanup – right in the public spaces of their own neighborhoods –capturing litter and debris on land before it hits our waterways.

NeatStreets logoPatterned after the successful Eastport Civic Association’s NeatStreets, the cleanup is designed to establish a framework that people in all parts of the city can adjust to suit their own neighborhoods to keep its spirit going beyond this day. With a group of people a lot can be accomplished in a short period of time.

“When you work together like this to make your own neighborhoods beautiful, it gives you a sense of accomplishment,” said John ‘Bumper’ Moyer, head of Eastport’s NeatStreets. “In NeatStreets I’ve seen people just light up knowing that they’ve given an hour of their time to really make a difference.”

Learn more about Eastport Civic Association’s NeatStreets.

This initiative will add a powerful third prong to two established programs: Project Clean Stream (shoreline trash pickups along Chesapeake Bay tributaries organized by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay in the spring) and GreenScape (a biannual, City-sponsored event in fall and spring through which residents refresh and replant public spaces with native plants).

Have a Heart, Do your Part. is funded by a Clean Up & Green Up Maryland Grant from the Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Program, the Maryland Environmental Trust and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development obtained by Annapolis Green.

How it Works

The goal is to enlist 10 or more civic and business organizations throughout the City to express and promote Pride of Place. Annapolis Green, in consultation with Moyer, will coordinate the event.

Annapolis Green and the Eastport NeatStreets crew will provide bags and gloves. Some brooms, shovels and rakes will be available, however, each group is encouraged to bring its own equipment based on the chosen site. (Snow shovels are great for picking up litter.)

On the day of the event, each group will work for at least one hour in its designated area to pick up litter, sweep or rake, as needed. Recyclables are to be separated from other types of trash.

Team leader responsibilities:

  • Designate one block for the February 23 one-day, one-hour cleanup and report the location to Annapolis Green
  • Take before and after photos of the designated block; social media posts are encouraged with the hashtag # loveannapoliscleanup
  • Recruit neighborhood volunteers
  • Count the number of bags of recyclables and landfill trash picked up to report in at the celebration. (Neighbors are encouraged to parse out the bags of litter and put it in their curbside pickup.)

The goal is not only to cleanup one block but to start a network of community-minded residents who will continue the program in the spring and summer and beyond thus building pride of place, getting to know neighbors, and having fun.

Celebration

To celebrate the accomplishment of this one-day, one-hour work, everyone is invited to the Annapolis Market House starting at 4 p.m. for special discounts on food and drink, prizes, and live music.

A “leader board” will be posted with the number of bags of litter collected by area.

Organizations interested in participating should contact Annapolis Green at bay@annapolisgreen.com.

 

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hummingbird & beeJoin us at Camp Severn Shore to find out more about The Birds & The Bees! OK, we really mean we are going to be focusing on all the great services birds, bees, butterflies and other critters do for us and how you can help. People are making life very hard for them due to the use of insecticides and pesticides, loss of habitat to development and climate change.

Our host is the Graduate Annapolis Hotel and their restaurant that is now known as Camp Severn Shore. If you haven’t yet seen the redesign, you’re in for some terrific USNA themed changes! And, have a look at their great nautically themed menu. The chef will serve up some delicious complimentary appetizers that will consist of a sampling of the menu. Stay for dinner and plan to come back to Camp Severn Shore during Annapolis Restaurant Week, February 29 – March 8, when there will be a special menu for both lunch and dinner.

Launched in 2014, Graduate Hotels is a boutique hotel collection targeting dynamic university towns across America. With 35 properties in various phases of development, Graduate Hotels have become well-curated and well-crafted fixtures in university towns across the country. Every property commemorates and cultivates the spirit of each community in a bright new way. And about Camp Severn Shore, the restaurant at The Graduate, the management invites you to celebrate the carefree spirit of summer with their coastal plates and throwback cocktails that highlight regional flavors and fare. Bring your crew and grab a seat on the outdoor patio or post-up indoors for lunch, dinner and late-night drinks. After Green Drinks, consider staying for dinner!

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The Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership has selected Green Drinks as its venue to award the City of Annapolis its official certification as a Bird City Maryland with High Flyer status! Bird City Maryland is a new program established by the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership in order to help cities implement biodiversity by making the ecosystem healthier for its inhabitants.

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We are thrilled to see this because ecosystem health and human health are inextricably linked. Annapolis & Anne Arundel County are already certified as Bee City USA participants. Bee City USA certification indicates that Annapolis has created sustainable habitats for native pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. Read more.

Did you know that 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat exists thanks to insect pollination? These little critters — birds, bees, other insects, and bats — are really important to our food supply.

Special Treats

Thanks to The Graduate, we are featuring a very special Green Drink just for this evening, “Mrs. Robinson.” If you’re not old enough to remember the Graduate movie, don’t worry, kids. We’ll tell you all about it. Koo-koo-ka-choo. (And how ironic that the word of advice in that movie was plastic… little did we know then that we’d be drowning in it now.)

The Mrs. Robinson combines rum from Lyon Rum Distillery (St. Michaels) with juice from Rasa Juice Shop (Maryland Avenue) and the Graduate’s signature juice to make a very special cocktail with notes of pineapple, lemon and coconut. What could be better to make us long for spring?

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We will have live music by a very special young musician, Jack Shenk. Now 14 years old, Jack started busking at City Dock when he was 12. This winter he has become a regular feature indoors as well, playing Saturdays at the Annapolis Market House. His set includes recent hits from artists like Ed Sheeran and John Legend as well as soulfully-rendered covers of songs from the past 50 years.

Exhibitors

Have a Heart. Do your Part.Learn more about Sunday’s Cleanup – and join in! #loveannapoliscleanup

Rasa Juice Shop – A sustainable lifestyle shop on Maryland Avenue featuring organic, plant-based and gluten-free food, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and local goods.

Beautiful Bird Baths and Feeders – Made locally from re-purposed vases, platters and bowls, the birdbaths, and bird feeders.

 

Honey’s Harvest – A farm in South County with very busy bees. Owner Anna Chaney will offer honey tastings and elderberry tastings and say a few words about Bee City USA and its connection to Anne Arundel County.

Central Maryland Beekeepers Association – Bonnie Raindrop will provide information about state-level legislation affecting birds, bees and other pollinators now under consideration in the General Assembly and how you can help pass these bills. An association member will have honey available too!

Complimentary light appetizers and cash bar. Free, but $10 donation to Annapolis Green is most appreciated.

Join us for a fun evening! Koo-koo-ka-choo…

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