Summer Youth Series features celebrity guests, giveaways, virtual dance parties and more Pre-registration is required; Space is limited Since 2017, the Baltimore City SAO has hosted weekly events in the summer for Baltimore's youth
Baltimore (July 2, 2020) – Today, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office (Baltimore City SAO) in partnership with DJ QuickSilva, DTLR, Radio One, Baltimore City Parks and Recreation, the Mayor's Office of Children and Families, Baltimore City School Police, Baltimore City Health Department, and Baltimore City Schools announces the summer virtual #BmorePopUp Series with celebrity guests starting Friday, July 10th and running virtually every Friday through August 28th.
The first PopUp will be held on Friday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. and feature local celebrity artists Money Jake and Lil Key.
The fourth annual #BmorePopUp series is virtual this year to allow for COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, but continuing the Baltimore City SAO's promise to provide Baltimore youth and families with safe summer activities.
"We are so excited to continue our summer youth #BmorePopUp series for the fourth straight summer. The undeniable success and positive feedback from the community tells us we must continue to prioritize resources to create fun and safe activities adaptable to our new realities for our young people,” said Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney. “We appreciate the ongoing collaboration and support from our partners for the program. With so much drastic change in our lives at this time, it is vital that we retain some sense of normalcy and fun for our young people."
"We plan to make this event as interactive as possible for participants, but our spaces are limited. We encourage young people to register early to secure their spot, and to bring their questions, so we can ensure as many participants as possible have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with some of their favorite musical artists,” said Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State's Attorney.
"The Baltimore City Health Department is excited to partner with the State's Attorney's Office for this year’s Virtual Popup Series" said Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Baltimore City's Health Commissioner. "COVID-19 has changed so many aspects of our lives, yet it remains important that our young people are still able to have fun, while maintaining social distance."
Every Friday at 6:00 PM from July 10th to August 28th, the Baltimore City SAO will host a quarantine party in collaboration with DJ QuickSilva and key city agencies. Each week there will also be SPECIAL CELEBRITY ARTISTS.
Youth can look forward to:
- Dance parties
- A special shout out from our host
- A chance to talk one on one with their favorite celebrities
"During these times, it’s important to adapt and adjust yet still move forward. That's exactly what State's Attorney Mosby is doing with these virtual PopUps and I’m honored to be a part of it," said DJ Quicksilva.
"As our nearly 200,000 young people in Baltimore adapt to what is a new normal on so many levels, it is essential that they feel supported by and connected to community," said Tisha Edwards, Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success. "The Mayor’s Office of Children & Family Success is excited to partner with the State’s Attorney’s Office to make sure Baltimore’s youth have a summer filled with opportunities to safely socialize and experience the full support of the city."
The #BmorePopUp series will be hosted on the virtual video communication service, Zoom, for Baltimore City youth to continue to reap the benefits of this tried and true program.
In the summer of 2017, State’s Attorney Mosby launched a series of PopUps to provide free programming to youth and their families during critical evening hours on Fridays when juvenile crime is most likely to occur. Referred to on social media as #BmorePopUp, past events included: Skate Jam at Shake and Bake Family Fun Center, Night at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Paint & Jam with Art with a Heart at Jubilee Arts Center, and a pool party at Patterson Park Pool. Last year, 2,700 youth and families participated in PopUps.
The event is made possible by DJ QuickSilva, DTLR, Radio One, Baltimore City Parks and Recreation, the Mayor's Office of Children and Families, UEmpower, Baltimore City School Police, Baltimore City Health Department, and Baltimore City Schools.
How to Register:
To participate in the interactive Zoom webinar session, youth must register through a unique link that will be announced via our social media @BaltimoreSAO on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram), as well as reoccurring email blasts. Once registration fills up, those wishing to still enjoy the show may watch via Facebook and YouTube live but will not be eligible to interview the artists or win prizes.
To receive text alerts when registration has opened, youth can text “BALTSAO POPUP” to 468-311 and get weekly details regarding the events.
To register for the first PopUp session on July 10 featuring Money Jake and Lil Key, CLICK HERE.