The 5th annual and well-timed Eco Ball —arriving on the heels of Spring — is scheduled for March 22 at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum in Fells Point.
Proceeds from the Eco Ball support the nonprofit Baltimore Green Works, which supports educational and environmental efforts to improve the local quality of life. Among other activities, Baltimore Green Works organizes Baltimore’s annual EcoFest, April 27th this year in Druid Hill Park, Baltimore Green Week and the Sustainability Speaker Series.
The event includes locally grown fare produced by Baltimore’s up and coming chefs, according to the Baltimore Green Works’ website. Again this year, Stratford University Culinary students — previously the Baltimore International College — will compete in the Ecoball’s “Top Chef”-style competition.
Of course, live music and dancing are also part of the fun, and there’s a silent auction as well. Appropriate attire is described as “dress to impress,” with guests encouraged to visit vintage and consignment stores, or, create something funky and elegant from their own closet. A list of local consignment shops can be found here.
Tickets are $75 for adults and $40 for those with a valid student ID. Some $50 tickets are available for a limited time.