Highlandtown’s BUS garners international attention

“Artists like to explain their work, but this is a piece of work very, very easy to  understand,” said Ciro Márquez, describing the new piece next to the Creative Alliance on S. East Ave. Márquez—who is part of mmmm…—a Madrid-based artist collective that also includes Eva Salmerón, Alberto Alarcón and Emilio Alarcón—was speaking about what … Continue reading “Highlandtown’s BUS garners international attention”

The Highlandtown Wine Festival: a day of emptying barrels and shattering wine glasses

It started out being about the wine, but now it’s about the neighborhood, but still about the wine, and about how the wine is part of the neighborhood, which is worthy of a toast made with thousands of glasses of homemade wine. The Highlandtown Wine Festival began 11 years ago, when Joe DiPasquale, owner of … Continue reading “The Highlandtown Wine Festival: a day of emptying barrels and shattering wine glasses”

Latino holidays take root in Highlandtown

In Highlandtown, they take piñatas seriously. Since the papier-mâché vessels of sweetness are part of a centuries-old tradition, perhaps they should. ProcessionOn Dec. 20, over 100 people walked in a procession from the Creative Alliance at Eastern and East avenues to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, four blocks over and one block south, at Fleet … Continue reading “Latino holidays take root in Highlandtown”