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6:30 PM18:30

Karter Jaymes

This #firstfriday is gonna be huge! We are blessed to have Karter James coming into play some live music for us! This is a once in a life time. He’s a #legend and I’m beyond excited. #nocover #donationonly #byob $5 - come and kick off 2019 with a bang! Emma’s New Year Party starts on February 1st. 6.30-8 - if it’s hopping maybe later. Please like and SHARE. This is a #forthecommunity #bythecommunity party just for YOU! Let’s keep our neighborhood thriving, growing and joining together with friends and music. Come meet your neighbors and support @emmasteaspot full menu available all night long plus #specials #kidfriendlyfood


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4:00 PM16:00

First Friday: HallowTween!

Street-wide window painting starting at 4pm!

Also check out Chef Jane Parker’s 5pm class on Tea Smoking!


Bring your kids of all ages to Emma’s Tea Spot, Batch Bakery, Dance Expressions Studio, The Strand Theatre and Latin’s Jewelers on this First Friday for treats and free refreshments and a window painting contest! Create a spooky display and enter to win a local business goody bag.

Children’s Book Signing & Reading

Artist and author Beverly Deluca will be adding her touch to the windows, having a book reading and signing of her book Teddy Goes To School, and spending the evening.

Bev DeLuca, a practicing Christian artist and author, is the proud mother of two grown sons with her dearly departed husband, Tony of 39 happy years. They were blessed with two grandchildren, Sammy who is now 8 and Kaitlyn who is now 5, who regularly inspire her to create stories that tickle the imagination. She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and she and her husband shared a small antique business in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. In her spare time she enjoys painting landscapes of places they’ve visited. She’s an inspiration to others because her severe dyslexia never kept her from accomplishing whatever she set out to do.

Block Party

Then stop over to the BB&T parking lot for a community block party! From 6-8pm there will be music and pizza from Silver Queen.

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6:30 PM18:30

First Friday: Miss Laz

Miss Laz is a Baltimore-based songwriter, educator and entertainer whose music interprets the way young children view the world—from the sheer joy of riding a bike to the beautiful simplicity of a rainbow.  

Special Menu is TBD.

On First Fridays, Emma's packs out quickly! If you are going to join us and order food, you can reserve a table using the button below. The $20 deposit will be applied towards your cheque.

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6:30 PM18:30

School of Rock

This First Friday, we are lucky enough to be hosting the Kids From SCHOOL OF ROCK!

School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music instruction and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.

To date their students have played thousands of concerts, to more than 100,000 people, at such legendary venues as CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experience Music Project, The Big Easy and BB King's Blues Club in Times Square. They have also had the great fortune to be able to perform at music festivals from Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, to Zappanale in Bad Doberan, Germany.

On First Fridays, Emma's packs out quickly! If you are going to join us and order food, you can reserve a table using the button below. The $20 deposit will be applied towards your cheque.

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6:30 PM18:30

Tea, Poetry, & Tarot

Nothing goes better together than poetry and tea! Join your hosts Shirley Brewer and Chris Stewart for a poetry reading, workshop, cream tea, and tarot at Baltimore's new and wonderful tea room, Emma's Tea Spot in Hamilton.

The evening includes

An open mic poetry reading! Cream tea will be served as Chris and Shirley kick things off with their own poems, then participants are invited to read one of their own works. So bring a poem to share!

Shirley will guide you through an "I Am" poetry prompt inspired by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge's book: poemcrazy, freeing your life with words. Explore your poetic essence and your color personality. Come prepared to PLORK - Play + Work!!! Emphasis on play!

Chris will guide you through a tarot poem exercise based on a tarot or oracle card you choose from available decks. The imagery and mystery within tarot and poetry make them the perfect match! Together, everyone’s poems will make a tarot poem deck we will shuffle and from which everyone will choose a poem to learn their fortune. (Want to keep your original one? Make two—one to keep and one to share.)

During breaks and the last half hour of the evening, tarot reader Keenon Brice will give each attendee a brief reading on the tarot/oracle card they chose as inspiration.


COST: $25. 

Your Hosts and Workshop Leaders

Shirley J. Brewer is the poet-in-residence at Carver Center for the Arts & Technology in Towson. She earned an MBA from the Maryland Bartending Academy. Recent poems garnish Barrow Street, Passager, Poetry East, Slant and other journals. Her books include A Little Breast Music (Passager Books), After Words (Apprentice House), and Bistro in Another Realm (Main Street Rag).

Chris Stewart is Editor-in-Chief of Del Sol Press. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Five Points, Smartish Pace, Blackbird, and other literary magazines. She provides tarot/oracle readings in the form of a poem as well as manuscript critiques for writers of fiction/nonfiction and poetry.

Your Tarot Reader

Keenon Brice is a Tarot Reader, Astrologer, and Multimedia/Healing Artist, with focuses in Poetry, the Performing Arts, Journalism, and Occult/Esoteric Studies, based in Baltimore, Maryland.

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6:30 PM18:30

BYOB with Live Acoustic Music


Our First Friday event in April will be a BYOB event with live acoustic music by Alex from City Line Kids.

Emma’s will be serving: 

Soup, Salad & Toastie Sandwich

A 6oz cup of house-made soup, a side salad with signature dressing, and a hot toastie sandwich for $17! Choose from: 

  • Heinz baked bean toastie
  • Cheese
  • Ham & Cheese

BYOB only $5 per party

See you there!

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6:30 PM18:30

DJ Rump and Meat & Cheese Plates


This is a special First Friday. A very good friend has agreed to spin some tunes at The Spot on the decks. We’re offering a lounge style experience this month. Meat and cheese plates. See flyer for full service and BYOB for those stylish folk that know how to chill. Tea drinkers welcome! We will serve hot soups too! Bring the crew and socialize!

Matt Perry is DJ Rump.  Founding member of Sonic Butter and Petrol, Matt "DJ Rump" Perry has been playing beats in Baltimore for years.

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Canapés & Live Music
6:30 PM18:30

Canapés & Live Music

First Fridays / February 2nd / 6.30-8.30pm

Canapés tasting plates

Highlighting House Chef Nicole Trodaro

$17 for 7

  1. Kim Chi Grilled Cheese
  2. Almond Fried Chicken Skewers
  3. Prosciutto Wrapped Candied Organic Grapefruit with Balsamic Drizzle
  4. Duck Liver mouse with Walnuts
  5. 3 Olive Spread
  6. Smoked Salmon Mouse with Pepper Cress 
  7. Lemon Curd Trifle on Shortbread

Live Music By

Laurel Lights & Ginger Wolf

BYOB only $5 per party

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