The Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee (BDRC) was founded in 2007 as a volunteer organization dedicated to making Baltimore’s unique dual downtown areas more appealing places to live, shop, dine, work, or visit. Inspired by the Main Street organization model, the group has undertaken many different projects and programs as both the community and the organization have changed over time. The BDRC is now a 501 (c) 3 non-profit; however, the group’s mission has remained relatively consistent working with village leaders and citizens in revitalizing Baltimore’s downtowns and overall village growth.
Thank you for your donation. If you would like to support a specific fund, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can pick the following funds: The General Fund (supports events like the beer garden), The Victoria Opera House Restoration Fund, The Victoria Players Children’s Theater, The Baltimore Farmers’ Market, The Flag Fund, The Holiday Decorations Fund or The Tree Canopy (supports Arbor Day and works with the Baltimore Tree Commission). Thank you for your support!
This weekend only (Baltimore Festival weekend)… save 50% off of your $25-$250 membership. For the special deal, contact the BDRC at email@example.com and mention the 50% membership special.
- To become a member, follow this link and
- choose your membership level. Each level comes with member benefits and your donation helps fund all BDRC projects.
- Sponsor opportunities for individual events or you may donate to special funds. Sponsors giving $500 or more will have a plaque featured in the Victoria Opera House during the sponsorship year.
Baltimore Festival Beer Garden
The Baltimore Festival Committee puts on a great show for the community every August. This year, the BDRC will be sponsoring and operating the beer garden at the Festival on August 5 & 6. Please plan to stop by and visit for a spell during the Festival and concerts. Every quaff you take supports the BDRC’s work and programs, so it’s truly a win-win! And we’ll also have flavored seltzer. Look for our guest bartenders and stay cool during the Baltimore Festival in Johnson Park. We’ll see you there (if you’re over 21)!
Baltimore Festival Entertainment
Some members of the Victoria Players Children’s Theater will take the stage at the Baltimore Festival during the Car Show on Friday, August 5 at 4pm. Then, they will join Debbie Wright and Friends in their finale around 5:45pm. Starting at 6pm, VPCT director/committee member Jill Henwood, sings with guitarist/singer Lee Crader until 7pm. Bring your chairs and stay for an evening of good music and fancy cars!
Farmers’ market season is almost upon us and our planning meetings are in full swing. To sign up to be a vendor, help, or to start planning your Tuesday shopping dates, visit our Farmers’ Market page.
Join us in restoring health, body and mind this summer. Sign up for classes…
Congratulations to VPCT’s cast and crew on a fabulous production of The SpongeBob Musical. Click here to see the program and sponsors.
The SpongeBob Musical was performed July 22-24 at the Liberty Union Auditorium. Check back for updates on the VPCT’s next season announcement coming in the next couple of months.
Monthly Board Meetings
Join us on the third Thursday of each month for the monthly board meeting of the Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee. We’re also looking for more members of the Victoria Players Children’s Theater committee. For info about both, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BDRC meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Victoria Opera House. Visitors are always welcome, as are volunteers who seek to preserve history, enhance the quality of life in Baltimore, or give back to the small town that offers such a great place to raise a family, run a business, or work in. For more information on how to contact our board click here.
Victoria Opera House
Built in 1905, the Victoria Opera House is the last remaining historical opera house in Fairfield County. The theater ceased functioning as a movie house in the early 1960s and the auditorium was turned into a catch-all storage space. In 2013, the BDRC acquired a lease from the Baltimore Village and has been working to update and maintain the building ever since. More work needs to be done.
Join us in saving this beautiful theater.