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30th Annual Maritime Magic

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park

September 30, 2016

WHAT: The best annual event with over 2,500 people in attendance, great food and beverages donated by over 80 of the area's top restaurants, awesome live music, silent auction, and a casual-festive waterfront atmosphere. The event has been rated one of the best benefits in Baltimore by Baltimore Magazine and the Baltimore Sun.

WHEN: Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:00pm

WHERE: Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park. Living Classrooms Foundation's waterfront campus in Fells Point.
1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

The Online Auction Opens September 23rd--bid on fabulous prizes to support Living Classrooms' programming!
Visit the Auction Website Now


GREAT FOOD - local foodies are encouraged to attend for a unique opportunity to sample delicious and innovative creations from over 80 of Baltimore's top restaurants and caterers, accompanied by beer, wine, special liquor samples, soft drinks, and a cash bar. The event will also feature the second annual chefs' competition where vendors will compete for the honor of best food, best cocktail, best food presentation, and best booth setup.

GREAT MUSIC - Maritime Magic always features amazing musical acts, and this year is no exception! Playing on the main stage, headliner, Con Brio is the offspring of seven musicians with diverse backgrounds but a shared love for the vibrant Bay Area funk and psychedelic-soul. Already a west coast institution, Con Brio is known for the strength of their magnetic live shows; with front man, McCarter's swiveling hips, splits, and backflips earning him frequent comparison to a young Michael Jackson or James Brown. After their performance at Austin City Limits in 2015, PopMatters declared Con Brio to be "the best new live band in America." To kick off the evening, opening act, Alexey Marti and Urban Minds will bring their Cuban tradition and Havana conga drumming style from New Orleans to Fells Point. An acoustic stage and strolling musicians will round out this evening of amazing music as Living Classrooms' campus comes alive for this one-night event.

GREAT SCENE and AMBIENCE - Over 2,500 guests attend Maritime Magic to mingle, dance, and enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars. Come in casual, festive attire for a great view of Baltimore's Harbor and a night you won't soon forget!

ONLINE AUCTION: Bid on fabulous prizes including vacation rentals, spa packages, sports memorabilia, and more --September 23rd - October 7th. Visit the Auction Page Here

GREAT CAUSE - Maritime Magic is a benefit in support of the innovative hands-on education and job-training programs provided by Living Classrooms Foundation, who works primarily with youth and young adults living in high-risk environments in the Baltimore and Washington, DC areas. Living Classrooms gives youth the skills needed to turn their lives around, continue their education, and achieve success in the workplace.

Sponsor the Event: Our prestigious sponsors enjoy exclusive benefits including media recognition, advertising, and guest tickets to the event. For more information, download the Sponsorship Packet at the bottom of the event page. If you or your company are interested in purchasing a table or becoming a sponsor of Maritime Magic, please contact Shannon Fries, Director of Administration, at or (410) 685-0295 x209.

Press Inquiries or Media Sponsorships: If you are interested in covering the event or learning about the exclusive benefits of becoming a media sponsor, please contact Thara Taylor, VP of Development and Communications, at or Michelle Subbiondo, Communications Associate,

For ticketing questions or to purchase over the phone, please contact Shannon Fries at (410) 685-0295 x209

Delicious Food & Drink Samples Provided By:

8Ball Meatball
Afrohead Rum
Ale Mary's
Andy Nelson's Barbecue Restuarant
b - A Bolton Hill Bistro
B&O American Brasserie
Baltimore Coffee and Tea Company
Birroteca Baltimore
Black Tie Caterers
Black Water Distilling
Blue Moon Cafe
Bond Street Social
Canton Crossing Wine & Spirits
Chef's Expressions
City Cafe
Copper Kitchen
Diamondback Brewing Co.
Dish by Maria
Duda's Tavern
Fork and Wrench
Fleet Street Kitchen
Fleming's Steak House
Flying Dog Brewery
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Gunther & Co.
Heavy Seas Beer
Hill Billy Bourbon
Hofmann Brands
Infinium Spirits
Key Brewing
Kobrand Corporation
Kona Grill
Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon
Lyon Distilling
Mike's Hard Lemonade Palm Breeze and White Claw
Mindgrub Cafe
Modern Cook Shop
Mount Gay Rum
Mount Washington Tavern
Mother's Federal Hill Grille
Nick's Fish House
Old Line Spirits
Papa John's
Parts and Labor
Pen & Quill
Peter's Inn
Plug Ugly's Publick House
Points South Latin Kitchen
Power Plant Live!
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
Rusty Scupper Restuarant and Bar
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Ryleigh's Oyster
Sagamore Spirit
Slainte on Wheels
Sloop Betty Vodka
Sofi's Crepes
Tapas Teatro
Tark's Grill
Templeton Rye
Ten Ten American Bistro
The Baltimore Whiskey Company
The Classic Catering People
The Corner Pantry
The French Kitchen
The Point in Fells
True Chesapeake Oyster Company
Twist Fell's Point
Union Craft Brewing
Waterfront Kitchen

Thank you to our 2016 Navigators:

Gina & Delbert Adams, Marcus Aiello, Jamie Alban, Admon Alexander, Laura Alima, Justin Allen & Brooke Hall, John Angelos, Nestor & Jennifer Aparicio, Nichole Baccala, Nathaniel Badder, Will & Mayer Baker, Kenneth & Gloria Banks, Chris Barnhill, Richard Barnstein, Adrienne Bastinelli, Justin Batoff, Tracey Beale, Sheldon & Arlene Bearman, Mark & Lindsay Bearman, Michael & Nathalie Beatty, Matthew Beck, Doug & Erin Becker, Terri Becks, Jason Bell, Auburn Bell, David & Melissa Berger, Jason & Tara Bisciotti, Kevin Blackwell, Mary Bloxom, Toby Blumenthal, Sarah Boan & Johnny Thorne, Evie Bond, Frank & Helen Bonsal, Adair Bonsal-Stifel & Arnold Stifel, Darric Boyd, Toby & Robin Bozzuto, Steven Braun & Marianne Rowan-Braun, Leigh & Holly Brent, Topher & Ashley Brewer, Jay Brodie, Steve & Virginia Brody, Pat Brown, Ted & Shannon Brown, Andrew & Jennifer Buerger, Ray Bularz, Jeff & Nancy Bunting, Howe & Debbie Burch, Dave & Meighan Burton, Taren Butcher, Anthony Butler, Scott Butler, Dan & Melissa Cahill, Courtney Campbell, Greg & Theresa Cangialosi, Ali Cannavino, Cate Cannavino, Mark & Linda Caplan, Ana Castro, Jason & Becky Chamberlain, Susie Chase, Jae Chon, David & Allison Clapp, Alan Clark & Christine Runion, Rob Clarke, Bill Cole, Reco Collins, Brendan Cook, Luke & Marina Cooper, Blake & Angela Cordish, Jonathan & Melissa Cordish, John & Laura Coulson, Patrick & Christy Crain, Alec Cronin, Philip Cronin, Jeff & Heather Crosley, Sarah & Chadwick Crutchfield, Janet Currie, Tony Cushing, Paul Danko, Ted Davidson, John Davison, Sonjie DeCaires, Harriet Dopkin & Steve Montgomery, Samantha & Mark Dowd, Dan Doyle, Eddie & Susie Dunn, Travis Dutton, Michael Early, Jerry Edwards, Dave & Gigi Ehlers, Amy Elias, Rick Eng & Kerri Gartell Eng, Sean Erb, Judah Estreicher, Rebecca Everhart ,Dave & Beth Fairall, Bill & Deborah Fanshawe, Chris Feiss & Hadley Hubbard, Teresa Fenby, Mark Fetting & Georgia Smith, David & Mindi Fields, Michael Fithian, Bruce & Lindsay Fleming, Scott Foreman, Tony Foreman, Kirby & Carmina Fowler, Seth Franz, Andrew Freedman & JoAnn Presbitero, Sam Friedman, Sally & Paul Furlong, Ron & Gayle Furman, Mark & Sandy Furst, Matt & Helene Gallagher, Ryan Galloway, Joe Gambino, Liz Gamper, Gina Geppi, Steve Geppi, Brendan Gill, Bill Gilmore, Charlie Gjerde, Spike & Amy Gjerde, Matt & Samantha Goddard, Doug & Corie Godine, Roya Golpira, Aubrey Good, Laurie Goon, Kim Greeley, Laura Green, Marco Greenberg, Ben Greenwald, Kevin & Karen Groner, Angela Groom, Adam & Fredye Gross, Joanna Guy, Ellen Hagigh, Bob Haislip, Ed Hale, Jr., Jim Halle, Seth & Jennifer Hamed, Gerard Harrison, Timmy & Eileen Hart, Janet & Dixon Harvey, Whit Harvey & Joanne Larson, Whit Hauprich, Kerry & Michael Haviland, Beth Hawks, Carla Hayden, Bob & Louise Heck, Bob & Sharon Higgins, Kelly Hodge-Williams, Doug & Catherine Hoffberger, Martha Holleman & James French, Emily Holt, Matthew Hook, Hoppy Hopkins, Rob & Jenny Hopkins, Talib Horne, Hayward Howard, Freeman & Jackie Hrabowski, Duff Hughes, Cheo Hurley, Paul & Jennifer Huston, Gil & Meryl Hutzler, C.J. & Helena Ilardo, Warren Ingersoll, Ted Jabara, Peter & Abby Jackson, Dean Jagusch, Larry & Katherine Jennings, Christian & Lacey Johansson, Christopher & Holiday Johnson, Audie Jones, Jermaine Jones, Dionne Joyner-Weems, Tim Kaiser, Tommy & Noel Kane, Mimi Kapiloff, Alan & Sheri Kaplan, Jessica Kartalija, Ken & Anne Katz, Thomas Keilty, Bryan & Heidi Kelly, Marietta & George Kelly, Michael & Jamie Kelly, Joe & Ellen Kempler, Rich Kendrick, Dawn Kirstaetter, Heidi Klotzman, Martin & Allison Knott, Owen & Erin Knott, Bryan & Gill Koerber, Steve Kopelman & Jennifer DeVos, Matt Kostmayer, Kent Krabbe, Matthew Kurrle, Jonathan Lane & Allison Harmon Lane, Steve & Tanzi Leary, Josh & Kara Levinson, Jayme Levy, Craig & Jennifer Lewis, Teddy Lewis & Annie Jenkins, Lauren & John Lindsay, Kevin Loeb & Tace Samet, Brendan Lough, Ayana Lugo, Michael & Cheryl Lynch, Ian & Coppie MacFarlane, Willis MacGill, Jeannie & Tom Maddux, Jerry & Betty Maizlish, Kari & Joe Makar, Thibault & Lola Manekin, Paul Manna, Todd Marks & Nikki McGowan, Beth & Chris Marshall, Craig Martin, Derek Martin, Jody Martin, Robert Martin & Yvonne Scudder, Elizabeth Della Massing, Orlando Mayo, Mark McGrath, John McLaughlin & Tracy Gosson, Joe & Erica Mechlinski, Tony & Deanna Milando, Patrick & Julia Miller, Keiffer & Nicole Mitchell, Tom & Kingsley Mooney, Jenny Morgan & Dan Chase, Brian Morris, Diana Morris & Peter Shiras, Nick & Marilyn Mosby, Scott & Aimee Mullins, Andy & Kikko Murray, Jonathan & Jenny Murray, John Mutscheller & Lenann Cowley, Steve & Tracey Mutscheller, Chuck & Mary Kay Nabit, Dan Naor, Nikki & Brian Natoli, Aaron & Kimberly Neal, Matthew Nelson, Patti Neumann, Ashton & Becky Newhall, Christopher Nixon, George Nyquist, Allison Benson O'Brien, Ada Orie, Marty & Mary Pat Ortenzio, Jason & Cindy Pappas, Kimberly Paradise, John Pastalow, Alfonso Pearson, Lois & Arthur Perschetz, Bob Philips, Wally & Mary-Ann Pinkard, Scott Plank & Dana DiCarlo, Brett Plano, Keith & Caren Pozanek, Frederick & Mary Louise Preis, Alan Pressman, Ed Quinn, Jessica Raba, Dave & Kelly Rather, Selwyn Ray, Joe Rector, Vernon & Rosalind Reid, Laura Renaud, Dawn & Eric Resh, Jay & Kim Ridder, Margie & Michael Riehl, Mike & Ruth Riley, Damon Roach & Sandra Dodson, Parker & Jeanette Rockefeller, Tony Rodgers & Kera Ritter, Frank & Ann Rosenberg, Syd & Bonnie Rubin, Brian Rumbaugh, Patrick & Kate Russell, Michele Salvino, George & Lee Ann Santos, Ben Savage, Christopher Schafer, Lisa Schatz, Steve & Megan Schuler, Ketch Secor, Blake Sheehan, Steven & Jamie Sherman, Steve & Sena Simms, Steve & Lauren Skeen, Alex Smith, Duncan & Fran Smith, Eric Smith, Kerri Smith, Patrick & Analeigh Smith, Rob & Melissa Smith, John Solter, Scot Spencer, Kellay St. John, John Stahl, Steve & Garvey Stenersen, Dylan Stewart, James Stierhoff, Avery Strachan, Bill Struever, Richard & Lynne Sutton, Tracy & Patrick Sutton, Ryan Svehla, Terri Taber, Neil & Deni Tabor, Arman Taghizadeh, Jason Tagler, Sandy & Karen Teplitzky, J. T. Thomas, Prince Thomas, Craig & Deborah Thompson, Robbie Thompson, Mac Tisdale, Stuart & Sheryl Title, Danielle Torain, Brian Treacy, Glen Trosch, Bryce Turner, Patrick & Jeanine Turner, Allie & Cleo Tyler, Amber Valero, John & Sara Waire, Lindsay Walker, Meg Ward, John Way, Kip & Aliese Webb, Jeffrey & Amy Weglein, Debbi & Glenn Weinberg, Joe & Debs Weinberg, Ira Weinstein, Drew Westervelt, Tom Wilcox & Whitty Ransome, John & Erica Wilhide, Nick Williams, Jayson Williams & Matthew Newcomer, Laurie & Dave Wingate, Cindy Wolf, Paul & Dorothy Wolman, Joe Woolman, Maya Yacoub, Chen-yu & Ray-Whay Yen, Karlo & Ngozika Young, Steve Ziger & Jamie Snead

Check out the photo album from Maritime Magic 2015. Click here to view photos from the event.

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