Newborn Holistic Ministries founder Elder C.W. Harris has never been one to stop fighting for our community. In fact, even after our work establishing our Martha’s Place and Jubilee Arts programs, he’s still at work! Most recently he’s been working to establish Strength to Love 2, a program serving ex-offenders in our community that has turned to urban farming both to create jobs and offer fresh food in our community. Check out the great article HERE in Al Jazeera America by journalist Alia Malek.
This year’s Jubilee Arts art fair again joined forces with our community partner No Boundaries Coalition to hold a joint community celebration on May 17 at our intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Presstman Street.
The event was a huge success bringing community members together to celebrate our neighborhoods in what once was a vacant park dominated by drug dealing. But check out the photos HERE to see what a tremendous community asset this area has become!
Join Jubilee Arts on site at its art studios on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 from 5:30-7:30pm for a one-of-a-kind art sale and event to raise money to support Jubilee’s art and dance programming. Come to see art like you’ve never seen before from the ceiling to the floor. Affordable art, functional and non-functional pieces available at reasonable prices by local artists, Jubilee Art participants, and special guests. Just in time for your Holiday shopping and decorations.
For tickets and info CLICK HERE
Our Jubilee Arts program will hold our second dance fundraiser on Saturday, March 23 from 8pm-midnight to raise support for the program’s work that provides arts classes as alternatives to drugs and violence in our west Baltimore communities.
The event is called Dancing for a Cause and showcases the beautiful dances birthed in the streets of Harlem and adapted throughout our nation. These dances are taught at Jubilee Arts as a way to preserve and revive the legacy of arts in the African-American community and specifically in the venues that once resided on historic Pennsylvania Avenue in west Baltimore.
There will be two floors of amazing dancing – one showcasing the styles of Chicago Step, Hand Dance and Line Dance while a second floor will be a nonstop party for those who like to freely move to the rhythms of contemporary and old school R&B, Hip Hop and House music. The event will also include a light buffet, silent auction items, door prizes and performances by special guests.
All proceeds of the event will benefit Jubilee Arts, a community arts program offering affordable, quality arts and culture opportunities to people of all ages in the underserved communities of west Baltimore. Jubilee Arts partners with Baltimore Clayworks and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) as well as local artists to provide classes in a variety of visual and performing arts, showcase art exhibits, host forums, facilitate public community art projects and events.
For tickets and sponsorship opportunities please visit: http://jubileeartsbaltimore.org/news.html
This year’s golf tournament to support our Martha’s Place program has been set for Monday, April 29 at 9am at Hunt Valley Golf Club. It’s a fun way to support Martha’s Place and its work helping women overcome drug addiction and homelessness. Please help us make this year’s event a success by signing up as a golfer or sponsor. For details visit: http://marthasplace.org/martha’s_place_golf_tournament.htm
On Saturday, June 2, 2012 Newborn Holistic Ministries added the latest in a series of murals that it has created over the years along Pennsylvania Avenue. This one was different however because it was directly ON the street itself! The project was implemented by Newborn’s Jubilee Arts program during our annual community arts fair and was planned and led by mural artist Whitney Frazier.
Interested to see first hand the work done by our Martha’s Place program in serving women overcoming drug addiction and homelessness? We invite you to join us for our open house scheduled on Monday, July 2nd to learn about our work and share ways to become invovled. Our open house starts promptly at 5:30 and end by 6:30pm. To attend, please RSVP to 410.728.8402 or email@example.com
Newborn Holistic Ministries awarded Johns Hopkins’ inaugural Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award in recognition of organizations that are collaborating with Johns Hopkins University to improve the health and well-being of Baltimore City. For more visit: http://urbanhealth.jhu.edu/henriettalacks_award/