Sights and Sounds from the Henderson Hopkins Groundbreaking

The Banner for Henderson Hopkins

The Henderson Hopkins Banner, marking the site for the new school

On a sunny and warm Baltimore afternoon, the SOE celebrated the groundbreaking of the Henderson Hopkins School in East Baltimore with a street fair and visits from several local dignitaries, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Council President Jack Young, Superintendent Andres Alonzo and JHU President Ron Daniels.

Students who will be attending the new school when it opens in 2013-14 jammed the street fair, which featured games and prizes as well as face-painting and educational exhibits as the sun set over Baltimore.

A selection of photos and videos from the event are available below, and much more will be posted when the official photographs come in later this week.

(All photos and video by John Robertson and Sean Burns)

The crowd at the intersection of Ashland and Collington St.

Face-painting was a popular station for the visiting children

More face-painting

Ring toss was another popular booth

Even the Oriole Bird visited the ring-toss booth

He gave the toss a go while he was at it...

...As did Poe, the Ravens mascot

The duck pond had plenty of visitors

Kids learned about dry ice while wandering the booths

And even got to meet some birds of prey, courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources

Hot dogs, popcorn and sno-cones always hit the spot

Drummers entertain the crowd after the speeches (video below)

Looking west down Ashland from the stage area

East of the stage area

Looking south down Collington from the stage

The crowd in front of St. Wenceslaus Church on Ashland (including the face-painting booth)


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