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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. Several projects happened in spring & fall 2017, and an exchange program takes place in spring 2018.

Spring 2018 educational exchange

More info about diStefano’s programs

Kids participating in an Operation Trash event

Apr 3-6

New Jersey

2018 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF)

Learn about offshore wind farm business opportunities on the east coast of the US — including Maryland — during this conference and trade show hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW).

Conference website

 

Apr 7

Baltimore

Bento Box Workshop

The Baltimore-Kawasaki Japan Sister City Committee hosts a free workshop for people interested in learning how to make simple Japanese finger foods.

Cost: Free. Advance registration required.
Time: 12-2pm
Location:Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210

More info and registration

 

Apr 10

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam committee meeting

Time: 5:30-7pm

 

Apr 11

Baltimore

Annual Sustainability Open House

Hosted by Baltimore Office of Sustainability

Cool activities, delicious food, free trees, and more. Review the updated citywide sustainability plan for a more equitable Baltimore.

Cost: Free. Advance registration required.
Time: 6-8pm
Location:War Memorial (across from City Hall), 201 N Gay Street

More info and registration

 

Apr 13

Baltimore

Urban (In)Equity lecture at Ziger Snead

Cristina Murphy from XCOOP Rotterdam gives a talk about the multi-year multi-city research project about gentrification and urban (in)equity. The cities in the research project include Baltimore and Rotterdam.
Stay tuned for more details about this event.

Urban (In)Equity: Can Design Solve Spatial Injustice?

Apr 14

Baltimore

Hanami

Japanese Picnic and Celebration of Blossoms

The Baltimore-Kawasaki Japan Sister City Committee hosts a Hanami celebration in Middle Branch Park to celebrate the arrival of spring, Japanese-style. Bring your own blanket, picnic, and your cultural curiosity.

Cost: Free. Advance registration required.
Time: 1-4pm
Location:Middle Branch Park, 3301 Waterview Ave, Baltimore MD 21230

More info and registration

 

Apr 19-22

Washington

Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Toneelgroep Amsterdam directed by Ivo van Hove performs “after the rehearsal / persona” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

More info

 

Apr 27

Washington

Koningsdag receptie op de Nederlandse ambassade

Georganiseerd door Dc Dutch, details zijn nog niet bekend.

 

May 8

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam committee meeting

Time: 5:30-7pm

 

May 12

Washington

European Union Embassies Open House Tour

Stay tuned for more details.

 

May 16-18

Maryland

GreenPort Congress 2018

This annual international sustainability-themed port conference takes place in Baltimore in 2018. Baltimore Sister Cities & Maryland Sister States have been collaborating with Maryland Port Administration to attract international speakers & attendees, including a speaker from Port of Rotterdam and other speakers from the Netherlands.

In conjunction with the conference, there will be a “Trash-Eaters in the Harbor” event on May 18 in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor — Baltimore’s Mr. Trash Wheel will meet Rotterdam’s Waste Sharks!

Conference website

About the sister city/state network’s role in GreenPort Congress

America 2018 GreenPort Congress in Baltimore #GPCAM18

May 31

Rotterdam

IABR-2018+2020 Launch

#IABR will launch its eighth and ninth edition, IABR–2018+2020–THE MISSING LINK, in one go in two cities, on 31 May 2018 in Rotterdam and on 1 June 2018 in Brussels.

IABR website

Container ship in Port of Rotterdam

Jun 7-8

Boston

US Offshore Wind 2018

Learn about offshore wind farm business opportunities in the US — including Maryland — during this conference and trade show hosted by the New Energy Update.

Conference website

 

Jun 6-9

Oklahama

Urban (In)Equity at the EDRA Conference

XCOOP Rotterdam is conducting a multi-year multi-city research project about gentrification and urban (in)equity. The cities in the research project include Baltimore and Rotterdam. XCOOP and its partners from Bogotá will give a talk called “Exploring Spatial Equity: Can Design solve Inequity?” at the “Social Equity by Design” conference held by Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) June 6-9, 2018, at the Oklahoma City Renaissance Convention Center Hotel in Oklahoma city, Oklahoma.

Urban (In)Equity: Can Design Solve Spatial Injustice?

Jun 12

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam committee meeting

Time: 5:30-7pm

 

Jun 20-22

Washington, DC

SelectUSA Summit 2018

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. Hosted by US Department of Commerce, it features senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and other thought leaders. The Summit provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations (EDOs) from every corner of the nation, and other parties working to facilitate business investment in the United States. Those who wish to attend must submit an application.

Event website and application

 

Jul 1 - Nov 25

Washington

Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age at the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition

Drawn largely from the National Gallery of Art’s collection, the exhibition features works by artists such as Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp, and Willem van de Velde the Younger. Scenes range from quiet harbor views, frozen canals, and calm seas to dramatic shipwrecks and fierce naval battles, revealing the full range of marine art during the Dutch Golden Age.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

More information

 

Fall

Baltimore

Urban (In)Equity workshops

Date to be announced later

XCOOP Rotterdam is conducting a multi-year multi-city research project about gentrification and urban (in)equity. The cities in the research project include Baltimore and Rotterdam. Several workshops take place in Baltimore this year. Stay tuned for more details.

Urban (In)Equity: Can Design Solve Spatial Injustice?

September

Baltimore

Baltimore-Rotterdam film screening

Date to be announced later

A screening of animated and experimental films made by Baltimore and Rotterdam filmmakers. Date likely to be Sept 24. Stay tuned for more details.

 

Oct 3-8

Baltimore

Baltimore Black International Film Festival

Annual event. Will be held at The Charles Theatre, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and Johns Hopkins University.

Stay tuned for more details.

More information

 

Oct 4

Rotterdam

Innovation Expo 2018

Taking innovations forward, making breakthroughs happen to help tackle social challenges in the Netherlands and globally. This is the Dutch government’s ambition with the Innovation Expo 2018. The business community, knowledge institutes, social organisations and governmentals meet up on 4 October 2018 in Rotterdam.

Location: RDM Onderzeebootloods en het RDM Congrescentrum in Rotterdam Zuid

More information

Call for submissions

 

Oct 16-17

Washington

AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER 2018 Conference

Network with offshore wind farm professionals during this conference hosted by the AWEA.

Conference website

 

Jan 11,
2019

Baltimore

Baltimore Sister Cities Membership Meeting & Holiday Party

5-8pm
For members of Baltimore Sister Cities and their invited guests.

Baltimore Sister Cities Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

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