During its first weekend of outdoor programming, Port Covington drew nearly 2,000 people. The activities began on June 16th with Healthy Baltimore: A Festival of Wellness. The family-friendly free event focused on mindfulness, movement, and nourishment. Partners in the event included FX Well, MissionFit, the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), Kaiser Permanente, and Volo City, as well as local vendors such as Land of Kush, Big Bean Theory, Wild Kombucha, and many more. Attendees were able to enjoy healthy food and drinks, a variety of physical fitness challenges, and a kids’ zone with bounce houses and more. Kaiser Permanente and the BCHD provided the public with valuable information about nutrition, health, and wellness. The day was rounded out by high-energy music from DJ Chris Brooks, and a mind-blowing live performance by Talib Kweli to end the evening.
Festivities continued on Father’s Day with a special one-day concert by famed reggae artist Matisyahu. Nearly 1,000 people jammed out to the reggae-inspired sounds of the Jewish-American vocalist. Local acts such as Jah Works, DJ James Nasty, and California-native Mikey Pauker warmed the stage before the headliner performed.
“Our goal is to build a healthy, happy and diverse community in Port Covington,” said Chip Watkins, Managing Director of Weller Entertainment. “Being able to launch the wellness activities and celebrate our local health innovators, while hosting world-class artists like Talib Kweli and Matisayhu is unbelievably rewarding! We are just getting started.”