Union Wharf Residents: Life’s A Picnic!
So, let’s celebrate National Picnic Day.
National Picnic Day Is So Gouda
Friday, April 23rd is National Picnic Day, so pack some food and catch some rays.
Picnics became popular in France, after royal parks were opened to the public in 1789. They then became a staple in the UK and US throughout the 1800s. Today, National Picnic Day is annually observed to celebrate nature, food and outdoor social gatherings.
Planning A Picnic That’s A Good Thyme
Trying to plan the perfect picnic? Then look no further!
First, ensure that your location, or the ground, is dry for your blanket. Perhaps bring a tarp to place underneath the blanket, towel, or tapestry.
Second, prepare or buy food and snacks that are easy to pack and eat. Bring containers with lids (mason jars are amazing), mesh covers, and plastic covers. Also, try to find a good cooler Remember to pack lightly.
Third, bring something to do, like conversation games, board games, cards, books, et cetera. They’re perfect for friends and family.
It’s vital to prepare for the weather—check the daily weather forecast for any signs of rain, wind, or drastic changes in temperature.
We’d Pic(nic) These Parks Anyday
Oh kale yeah, here are some of the best picnic spots right here in Baltimore.
Canton Waterfront Park
We love nearby Canton Waterfront Park! It provides stunning and dazzling views of the harbor so you can sit back, enjoy the breeze, and watch the boats roll in. Canton Waterfront Park is also known for its historic Korean War Memorial.
Druid Hill Park
Picnics and Druid Hill Park make a great pear—it’s actually Baltimore’s first public park. There are plenty of grassy areas for your picnic that provide views of its woodlands and reservoir.
Federal Hill Park
Federal Hill Park is amazing. It was originally recognized in 1608 by the English for its clay settlements. Today, Federal Hill Park is cherished for its expansive green hill, expansive space, and awing views of the Inner Harbor. We recommend having a late picnic to star-gaze.
Patterson Park is one of Baltimore’s historic parks, especially since its spot played a massive role in the War of 1812. After the war, the park established and expanded over six acres. When setting up your picnic, make sure that your location is close to the infamous Victorian pagoda.
Lettuce Eat Some Good Food
To have a picnic, you need to pack some bites to eat. So, support local businesses with these yummy treats. All foods are easy to stow away and eat with your hands.
Cheese Galore And More
To brie or not to brie? Not even a question! Federal Hill’s Cheese Galore and More prepares delicious cheese and charcuterie platters. Take a look at their expansive cheese selection here.
Wine not? Chesapeake Wine in Canton retails canned wines—they’re perfect for transportation and disposing. They also offer finger-foods and snacks, such as their olive oil and bread, freshly baked pretzels, cheese plates, and pizzas.
Did you know that it is socially acceptable to eat sushi with your hands? Nanami Cafe’s sushi and sashimi are simply delightful. They offer a variety of specialty, vegetable, and seafood rolls. Be sure to take a look at their menu.
Looking for classic picnic food? Try Rosina Gourmet’s delectable sandwiches; they can’t be beat. Rosina Gourmet offers traditional Italian, mediterranean chicken, basil pesto, prosciutto di parma, honey orange bbq, and more. All of their ingredients are fresh and locally-sourced.
Vida Taco Bar
Vida Taco Bar’s taco boxes are perfect for picnics. Besides, tacos are great because you can eat them with your hands. The box comes with four flour tortillas, your meat of choice, black beans, pickled cabbage, corn salsa, salsa roja, and queso. Vida Taco Bar also has cocktails and margaritas for two, to-go.
What A Charming Picnic
If you’re looking to schedule a memorable picnic after National Picnic Day, then check out Charm City Picnic Co. (They’re so popular that they’re actually booked until June!) Their picnics make for the perfect date night or celebratory occasion. Check out @charmcitypinics on Instagram.
Charm City Picnic Co. was founded by local Baltimoreans, Allison Kahl Chavis and her life partner, Devin Chavis. They wanted to find a hip and fun way to celebrate their hometown and community. So, Alison and Devin decided to organize memorable and beautiful picnics.
Charm City Picnics come in a variety of packages, varying in price. You may customize your theme, or opt to choose their cozy theme or tea party. They also offer add-ons: fresh flower bouquets, freshly baked breads, gourmet cupcakes/doughnuts, coffee and juice bars, love letters, games, movie projector and screens, and photography sessions.
Sign up for an aesthetic picnic here.
Happy National Picnic Day
Have a Happy National Picnic Day and be sure to share your photos with us, @UnionWharfApts.