Family Fun/ All Ages

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just for FUN

*On Target Battle Zone- 2900 Hamilton Avenue. Nerf  battles (all ages), water battles, play areas, and birthday parties. On-site and mobile parties. Afterschool programs.

#Mutt Mart- 2904 Hamilton Avenue. Sells pet supplies. Hosts adoption events and fundraisers. 

*Cadet Martial Arts & Fitness - 5503 Harford Road Traditional martial arts. Afterschool programs. Provides transportation.

*#The Cube CoWork- 4709 Harford Road. Co-working spaces, meeting rooms, AND babysitting services. Offers Special Days where you can drop off your child and get 4 glorius hours to do errands or kid-free time. 

*#Snug Books- 4717 Harford Road. Books for all ages and related items like cards, gifts, games, and puzzles. Can order books just for you too. You can also order online through their page and Snug will receive the profit from the sale.

*My Furr's Guitars- 

Offers workshops and classes in S.T.E.A.M education. Kids learn to build their own guitars and learn to play.

The following resturants have a kids area:

#Silver Queen Cafe-  5429 Harford Road. TEMP NO KIDS AREA DUE TO COVID. Carry-out and outdoor seating and liquor license* MD inspired seasonal and local food, cocktails, and more.

McDonalds- 4635 Harford Road

#Red Canoe- 4337 Harford Road. Carry-out and outdoor dining. * Coffee. breakfast, and lunch.


#One Sweet Moment- 2914 Hamilton Avenue. Baltimore's best snowball!


Baltimore International Academy Inc.  Office - 5434 Harford Road. Free, public charter school, language immersion and international baccalaureate. School is located in Frankford.

#Mid Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts - 5543 Harford Road. Professional dance training for all ages. 

*Williams Educational Services, - 5718 Harford Road. Suite 201. In home and academic tutoring services.

*Williams Driving School, - 5718 Harford Road.

*TNAT Holistic Wellness Center- 5525 Harford Road. For the mind, body, and spirit. Offers classes in meditation, tai chi, drumming, martial arts, and more.

#Beyond F.I.T.- 5419 Harford Road. Fitness and performing arts organization. Offers a free trial.

*My Furr's Guitars-  Offers workshops and classes in S.T.E.A.M education. Kids learn to build their own guitars and learn to play.

*#Snug Books- 4717 Harford Road. Books for all ages and related items like cards, gifts, games, and puzzles.

Four Hour Day Lutherie- 4305 Harford Road. Offers classes and concerts. Makes instruments like luther and ukuleles.

Hamiltone Music- 3015 Hamilton Avenue. Offers classes and repairs. 

#Domesticity: Fabric Shop & Sewing Studio- 4313 Harford Road. Offers classes.


*No Pix After Dark- 4708 Harford Road. Baltimore-based podcasts featuring real people's stories. By appointment only.

child care

*#The Cube @ 4709 Harford Road. Offers child care for members of the co-working space.

*#Incubed Learning Center- 5710 Harford Road. Day care

Note, the following places are outside of the HLMS official boundaries. 

The Enoch Pratt Free Library, Hamilton branch- 5910 Harford Road.  Outside the Main Street but only a few blocks north. 

#Walther Gardens  3501 Southern Avenue. A combination garden nursery, old-fashioned store and seasonal gift shop, and one of Maryland’s oldest snowball shops. The store is actually is a refurbished 1885 Queen Anne Farmhouse


Herring Run Park is the area’s best green space. Sections are closed for bridge construction but the park has trails, playgrounds, and more.

Fairwood Forest Baltimore’s newest community forest. It’s a biologically diverse 4-acre forest patch along the 5800 – 5900 blocks of Fairwood Avenue. Fairwook Ave looks like an alley, but the forest is towards the middle of the block.

Burdick Park has a playground and brand new dog park.

North Harford Park has a playground, sports field, basketball court,. Please check Parks and Recs for the hours for the splash pad and recreation center.

public School gardens and playgrounds:

City Neighbors Hamilton 5609 Sefton Avenue

Hamilton Elementary/Middle 6101 Old Harford Road. New community park coming in 2022.

Garret Heights Elementary/Middle 2800 Ailsa Avenue

Malone Children Memorial Playground Located at 4310 Raspe Avenue and is across the street from the school City Neighbors Charter School (a different location from City Neighbors Hamilton). The school community built a playground on a vacant lot to honor the Malone family, which lost six children in a blaze that engulfed their three-story home

*Black owned businesses
**Black/Minority owned businesses
#Woman owned businesses

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