The actions of one


Every day you spend a little time outside in the neighborhood.  Some days it might only be a 3-second dash to your car, other days you may be out for hours, enjoying the nice weather, talking to your neighbors, or playing in the park.  When you’re out in the neighborhood, take some of that time to look around and see if there is anything you can do to make it a little better.  Whether that’s pulling a few weeds out in front of your house, picking up trash that someone else (illegally) left behind, or maybe it’s something even bigger than that.

This post today is about someone who did just that – a neighbor of ours who noticed a problem in the park, and then spent an entire morning to correct the problem.  The Seton Hill Association would like thank Dave, George St resident, for his amazing work on the NW wall of Saint Mary’s Park.

For those of you who have spent some time on that side of the park, the outer wall was starting to crumble.  The bricks weren’t holding up.  Dave recognized this, and through coordination with the Seton Hill Association, was able to come up with a plan to amend this wall.

Thank you, Dave!  It’s amazing the affect one person can have!

Check out the before and after photos!


New wall!

Fall Clean Up!

John, Seton Hill's park steward, is cleaning up St Mary's Park.
John, Seton Hill’s park steward, is cleaning up St Mary’s Park.

Hi all!

It’s officially fall – and it’s time to spruce up Saint Mary’s park!  By now we’ve all met John, Seton Hill’s park steward.  He’s done an amazing job with the park, but he can’t do everything alone.  Come out this Saturday, 27 September, to help us weed, clean behind the bushes, rake leaves, and plant some fall flowers around the park.

We’ll provide the tools.  We’ll even bring the coffee!

Start time: 0900, but feel free to join us whenever you’re able to!

Let’s continue to keep this the best park in Baltimore!

Here are some photos from our Spring clean!

Seton Hill Spring Clean
Saint Mary’s Spring Clean Up.

Calling all Artists

Artists display their creativity on the fence
Artists display their creativity on the fence

The 5th Annual French Fair and Fleamarket is upon us!

We want artists for Art on the Fence.  If you have any framed or stretched pieces that would be suitable to put up along the park railings and sell at no commission please come join us, at our 5th annual French Fair in Seton Hill on October 11th from 12-5 p.m. Please send an e-mail to to book space. The Fair takes place in our Saint Mary’s Park.

Seton Hill (just West of Mount Vernon) is hosting its fun, funky and free French style event to celebrate the neighborhood as Baltimore’s old French Quarter.   We have a variety of activities that will attract a diverse audience of locals and people from across Maryland; it should be a distinctive and memorable event so invite your friends and family.

We kick off at 12 p.m. with DJ Steve Windows.  There will be several live performances, including the Hot Club of Baltimore play jazz at 1 pm, followed by Kevin McWha Steele at 3 pm.  Victoria Vox finishes the music beginning at 4 pm.  In between these acts we have hula hooping on the central green, our signature French maid races, Petanque in the park, a flea and craft market and a Kids corner that will include building a 6 foot and mini Eiffel towers, Toddler Tour de France, a mini Grand Prix, face painting, sack races and other fun stuff.

During the fair, visitors will also be able to tour the Historic St. Mary’s Chapel and visitor center and attend a lecture there at 2 p.m. by Professor Richard Guy Wilson, speaking on Maximilian Godefroy & St. Mary’s Chapel: The Invention of the Gothic Revival for America.

We look forward to seeing you!