Summer at East of Market: Three Community Tips to Keeping Cool

Three Ideas on How to “Chill Out” This Summer

Summer at East of Market May 2017 blog

East of Market residents have no shortage of activities during the summer months.  From nearby parks, interesting theaters and museums, and numerous shops and restaurants- there are many ways to enjoy the warm weather or keep cool in Frederick, Maryland!

Residents can also enjoy some great summertime activities at this community!  Below are three activities that are perfect for this summertime:

  1. Enjoy a movie night in the clubhouse: Not a fan of the heat?  Not a problem!  East of Market residents enjoy a Clubhouse full of amenities like a sports simulator studio and an indoor fitness center.  Residents also have a large lounge and television where they can enjoy to sit back, relax, and watch a movie (or four!).
  2. Relax by the pool: East of Market’s sparkling pool is a great amenity open only during the summer months.  A place to swim or just an area to enjoy some sun- the pool is the perfect destination only steps away from our apartments.
  3. Grill some delicious food for friends and family: Food-lovers can rejoice at the outdoor, covered, grill area at this community!  Head over with some friends and/ or family to enjoy a night of grilling.  Last year, the East of Market team even held a summer barbecue at the grill for every resident to enjoy.

What are your summer plans?  Let the team know by commenting below!

Learn more about East of Market, by visiting the website or Facebook page.

Bike To Work Day is Coming! #BTWD2017

Bike To Work Day 2017 (3)Promote GreenLiving by Biking to Work

Bike to Work Day, an event that encourages people to commute to work by bicycle, will take place this year on Friday, May 19 across Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. This annual event is sponsored by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

What Are The Benefits of Bike to Work Day?:

A main reason for Bike to Work Day stems from the environmental benefits of biking. Cars, trucks, and motorized transportation create excess air pollutants that damage the ozone layer and can harm plant and animal life and waterways. Biking creates no pollutants and is an effective and reliable form of transportation.

In addition to the green benefits, biking is a healthier form of transportation.  Biking can improve posture, flexibility, muscle and bone strength, and has numerous other health and wellness benefits.

Bikes are also cheaper and often easier to maintain and repair than cars and other motorized vehicles.

How Can I Participate in Bike to Work Day?:

For those interested in biking on Friday, May 19, there are several online resources for participants:

– Register for the event here. Currently, registrants receive a free t-shirt.

– Find a local pit stop here. Participants who register before the event can stop by pit stops on the way to work for refreshments and opportunities to win prizes: including a raffle to win a bike.

– Join a bike convoy. Find out more about bike convoys online. Riding in a convoy is a great way to participate in this event with others and find a “bike buddy” for future rides.

-Follow the Frederick, Maryland Bike to Work Day event on social media.  The Transit Services of Frederick County is maintaining a Facebook event for Frederick participants.

How Does East of Market Promote Biking?

East of Market is a bike-friendly community; one of the many resident amenities at this community are bicycle garages for residents to store their bicycles.  East of Market is also close to numerous trails in Frederick perfect for bikers of all experience levels.

Learn more about the Bike to Work Day event on the official event website.

Learn more about East of Market, by visiting the website or Facebook page.

Frederick Community Prepares to Participate in Bring a Broom Saturday

Bring a Broom Saturday 2017Annual Community Volunteering Event Will Take Place on the last Weekend of April

In its sixth year, Bring a Broom Saturday is a day that celebrates and prioritizes keeping and maintaining the beauty and cleanliness of the Downtown Frederick area.

Taking place on Saturday, April 29 from 8:30 am – 11 am, volunteers will head to Downtown Frederick with a broom to assist with several tasks including: sweeping and removing litter, cleaning up the sidewalks and planting flowers.  For their work, volunteers will receive a continental breakfast in the morning and lunch after the event.

This event is sponsored by Tobacco Free Frederick, Wegmans, Brewer’s Alley and Downtown Frederick Partnership.

Learn more about Bring a Broom Saturday, and register to volunteer, on the online event page on the Downtown Frederick Partnership website.

The East of Market team hopes that several of our residents participate in Bring a Broom Saturday!  If you are volunteering, comment below to let the team know!

Learn more about East of Market, by visiting the website or Facebook page.

Several Dog-Friendly Ways to Explore Downtown Frederick

Dog Friendly FrederickDogs are Very Welcome in Frederick!

Dog-lovers are certain to find a great home in The City of Frederick- in fact, Downtown Frederick has several destinations where dogs are welcome.  Want to learn places to bring the whole family, even four-legged members, while Downtown?  Here are some resources:

Restaurants: Trying to find a restaurant that welcomes dogs when in Downtown Frederick is an easy task.  Several restaurants, such as Brewers Alley and La Paz, have outdoor patios where dog-owners can eat with their pups!  To find restaurants where dogs are welcome, visit the Downtown Frederick Partnership website and look for restaurants that feature the paw icon.

Parks and more: Looking for parks in Downtown Frederick that welcome dogs?  There are dog parks near Downtown Frederick and there is also Baker Park– a great open space for dogs and their owners.

In addition to parks, Downtown Frederick also features the pet shop Paws in the City.

Closer to home: The East of Market community offers several amenities specifically for pets- such as an on-site pet park and grooming station.  Read more about these amenities here.

What is your favorite place to bring your dog?  Comment below!  Read about more dog-friendly places in Frederick, MD in the article: “Discover Dog-Friendly Frederick” on the Visit Frederick website.

Learn more about East of Market, by visiting the website or Facebook page.

Want to Find Local, Frederick Events? Use These Three Resources!

Frederick OverviewSeveral Online Resources for Community News and Events

East of Market is close to numerous points of interest near Downtown Frederick and in The City of Frederick: restaurants, shopping destinations, parks, and more!  But what are ways residents can learn more about what is happening outside of the East of Market community?  The team compiled several online resources for residents to check to find events, activities, and more:

Looking for committee meetings and workshops?  Visit the official City of Frederick website to learn about the time and location of networking events, Alderman workshops, and more.

Trying to fill up a social calendar?  Learn more about community events such as First Saturday, classes, and plays and concerts through several online resources such as the Visit Frederick website and the Downtown Frederick Partnership website.  The Downtown Frederick Partnership also runs an active Facebook page and Twitter profile with links to upcoming events.

Searching for other ways to be involved in the community?  The Frederick News Post regularly updates the online calendar of events on their website.

Comment below with other resources and/ or ways to find community events!

Learn more about East of Market, by visiting the website or Facebook page.