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Events Calendar

This calendar lists committee events, as well as other Baltimore-area events related to Rotterdam and Netherlands & other events of interest.

Ongoing

Baltimore

Operation Trash

Baltimore-Rotterdam workshops and exchange program

Theatre artist & educator Kathie diStefano from Rotterdam’s Avalanche Arts designs and coordinates creative educational activities for kids in Baltimore & Rotterdam to make them aware of trash pollution and how they can help solve it. A Baltimore-Rotterdam online school exchange program took place in spring 2018, and more activities are happeing in 2019.

Spring 2018 educational exchange

More info about diStefano’s programs

Kathie diStefano is part of the artist roster at Young Audiences Arts for Learning, Maryland. She provides a educational theatre performance to schools about trash and its impact on wildlife. Public schools can sign up on the Young Audiences website to schedule a performance at their school.

More info

Kids participating in an Operation Trash event

Spring
2019

Baltimore & Rotterdam

Baltimore-Rotterdam architecture student exchange

Morgan State University School of Architecture + Planning in Baltimore is conducting a pilot exchange in spring 2019 with Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst, with the intent to make it a recurring program. Graduate students in both cities work on projects together and visit each other’s cities.

About the exchange

For periodic updates, visit our Facebook page.

Baltimore-Rotterdam Architecture Student Exchange - MSU & RAvB

May 7

Baltimore

Global Harbors: A Waterfront Renaissance

Movie night

The Baltimore chapter of AIA (American Institute of Architects) is sponsoring a lecture series focusing on the EDGE (aspects of resiliency, climate change, and Baltimore’s waterfront). Today’s film screening is about the story of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor renaissance and the waterfronts around the world it inspired. Discussion to follow, moderated by Cristina Murphy, Assistant Professor, Morgan State University, School of Architecture + Planning. (Cristina Murphy is also coordinating the Baltimore-Rotterdam architecture student exchange this spring.)

May 7 film screening

About the lecture series

Edge: Harbor and City

May 8

Baltimore

South Baltimore’s Waterfront Communities

Neighborhood Design Center/Design Conversation at the Motor House

The Baltimore chapter of AIA (American Institute of Architects) is sponsoring a lecture series focusing on the EDGE (aspects of resiliency, climate change, and Baltimore’s waterfront). This event is held in conjunction with the lecture series.

Discussion about community development, access, health, and vision on the Middle Branch, in Curtis Bay and Westport. Location: Motor House.

May 8 event

About the lecture series

Edge: Harbor and City

May 11

Washington

EU Embassies Open House

Embassies of the EU Member States open their doors to the public during the annual EU Open House Day. Each embassy will open their doors to the public from 10 am until 4 pm, offering a rare look inside the buildings and a unique opportunity to experience the country’s cultural heritage and national traditions.

More information

Netherlands Embassy Open House

 

May 13-15

Baltimore

Smart Cities NY (SCNY)

SCNY is North America’s leading global conference for innovators and decision-makers who are improving life in the cities of tomorrow. Rotterdam and the Netherlands is sending a delegation of governmental officials and businesses to this event. Baltimore is sending some representatives as well.

Conference website

Netherlands mission to SCNY

Rotterdam mission to SCNY

 

May 16

Baltimore

National Aquarium Master Plan

Lunchtime Lecture

The Baltimore chapter of AIA (American Institute of Architects) is sponsoring a lecture series focusing on the EDGE (aspects of resiliency, climate change, and Baltimore’s waterfront). Today’s lecture is about the design of the Baltimore Inner Harbor waterfront.

May 16 lecture

About the lecture series

Edge: Harbor and City

May 19

Annapolis

Dutch Drinks - Nederlandse Borrel

Annapolis Edition

Join us for the bimonthly networking borrel, organized by Netherland-America Foundation, Netherlands Embassy, NACCWM, Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee, DC Dutch and BrettonWoodsNL.

Admission: Free. Cash bar. Please register ahead of time so we can ensure there is enough space for everyone!
Time: 4-7pm
Location: This edition is in Annapolis! At the top floor of Metropolitan, 175 West Street, Annapolis MD

Register here

Dutch Drinks DC Nederlandse Borrel Networking Event

May 19-23

Baltimore

The Environmental Landscape in the Age of Infrastructure Modernization

NAEP Conference

Includes tracks on climate resiliency, water management, and ecological restoration.

Conference Website

 

May 23

Baltimore

Design with Dredge”

Lunchtime Lecture

The Baltimore chapter of AIA (American Institute of Architects) is sponsoring a lecture series focusing on the EDGE (aspects of resiliency, climate change, and Baltimore’s waterfront). Today’s lecture is about the Designing with Dredge program with dredge material from Port of Baltimore.

May 23 lecture

About the lecture series

Edge: Harbor and City

May 31

Baltimore

Annual Baltimore Immigration Summit

One-day event which brings together academics, policy makers, service providers, activists, community leaders, and others working with and for New Americans (immigrants and refugees) in our region.

More info & to register

 

May 31

Baltimore

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration

Baltimore’s Asian sister city committees (Korea, China, Japan) are hosting an exciting evening at MICA with music & dance performances, calligraphy, Asian food, and talks by leaders from the community. It will celebrate the commonality of the strong traditions of the drum in Asian and African cultures.

When: Friday, May 31, 2019 at 5–9pm
Location: Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1301 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217
Admission: Free; advance registration required.

More info & to register

 

Jun 4-5

The Hague

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

To advance and celebrate the work of entrepreneurs, the United States’ State Department and Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs co-host the ninth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the Hague, the Netherlands. The Summit will feature industries such as Health, Energy, Water, Food and Agriculture and Connectivity/Infrastructure, and will bring investment-ready entrepreneurs together with investors, innovators, policy makers, global brands and thought leaders from around the world.

Summit website

GES2019 logo

July 8-11

Rotterdam

Urban Resilient Summit

100 Resilient Cities (100RC) will bring together our network of urban resilience practitioners from cities around the world in Rotterdam to celebrate the impact of the global movement we’re building together, share best-in-class practices and innovations in the field, build personal and professional relationships, and identify opportunities for partnerships and collective action.

Summit website

 

Sep 26

Rotterdam

World of Health Care 2019

Location: RDM campus, Rotterdam

Featuring key stakeholders in the Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector and high-level decision makers in international healthcare.

Conference website

Tandem 3-day program for international attendees

World of Health Care logo

For more Dutch cultural events in the USA, visit dutchcultureusa.com and www.dcdutch.org