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Chasing first light, Memorial Day parade info, introducing a "new" orchestra...


Good morning, Annapolis. It’s officially Commissioning Week. We’ll have thousands of visitors in town so let’s be great hosts. And should you ever need to know what’s happening, our Commissioning Week Guide has all the answers. Just remember to come back and finish the Scoop after clicking it :)

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Chasing first light

  • Memorial Day parade info

  • Introducing a “new” orchestra

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon


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Introducing the Naptown Philharmonic Orchestra

Guess what? We’re starting an orchestra. Just kidding. The Londontowne Symphony Orchestra closed out their 20th season by revealing a new name: Naptown Philharmonic Orchestra.

Music Director and Conductor Dr. Anna Binneweg said, “Our new name and new look better connect us to this area,” adding that the orchestra “plans to be more visible in the community outside of the performance stage.”

And we may be biased, but we like the new name a lot. Keep an eye out for the upcoming season announcement in the Naptown Scoop!

Memorial Day in Annapolis 🇺🇸

Can you believe Memorial Day is one week from today? And so is the Memorial Day parade! The parade steps off May 27 at 10 AM. Here’s the route: Amos Garrett Boulevard & West Street → Church Circle → Main Street → City Dock. Expect rolling road closures. Following the parade, the Fleet Reserve Club will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 11:30 AM. Parade entrants can participate for free but must apply by Tuesday (5/21). Interested? Email [email protected].

FYI: The Pip Moyer Rec Center, city offices, and Stanton Center will all be closed on May 27. Monday’s trash collection will bump to Tuesday (5/28) and Tuesday’s bumps to Wednesday (5/29). Annapolis Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule with the Purple Route in operation from 7 AM to 8 PM.

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Seize the Sunrise with Capital SUP

Sunrise is coming earlier and earlier these days. So who needs sleep* when you can chase first light with Capital SUP? Their famous Sunrise Paddles start this Saturday (5/25) and happen every other Saturday through September 17. Times vary depending on the sunrise. Register here.

*FWIW, we do. We love being on the water. But we love sleep more.

Toast with the most

If fancifying a piece of toast sounds like the greatest thing since sliced bread, there’s a new spot in town for you. Toastique, a gourmet toast franchise from DC, just opened a new Annapolis location. Stop by for a piece of toast with more topping than you could ever think of or some cold-pressed juice at 214 Harker Pl, Annapolis, MD 21401. Zoom in on the shot below to read the menu and click here to order online.

Nothing in this section is sponsored. They're just the things you need to know. I'll always let you know when something's sponsored.

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Musical Monday 🎶

🥁 Modeumbuk-Sound of the Wind: The Severna Park Library’s community meeting room will get surprisingly loud in a fun way on Saturday (5/25) from 11 AM to noon. Stepping Stones, a youth drumming team, will play traditional Korean sounds during a modeumbuk performance.

🎸 Hatton-Regester Green concerts: Catch a free concert and some fresh air Sunday (5/26) from 4–6 PM with classic rock duo Sparks and McCoy. Hatton-Regester Green is near the intersection of Evergreen Rd and B&A Blvd. This is weather dependent. BYO blanket or chair.

Coming Up This Week

Sure, we could talk about the fact that it’s the Naval Academy’s Commissioning Week. And we will. But it’s one of many things on the calendar this second-to-last week of May. Here’s what’s going on:

🛩️ Let’s start with Blue Angels because that’s what we’re all psyched out of our minds about. Remember there are two shows – rehearsal on Tuesday and flight demonstration on Wednesday, both start at 2 PM. The weather looks mighty good for Wednesday but Tuesday looks fine too. Get details on where to watch the shows and lots more Commissioning Week info in our helpful guide.

🍺 Join Forward Brewing on Tuesday for the release of their Rose Italian Pilsner, a one of a kind beer created for Annapolis Arts Week. From 5–8 PM, $1 per pint will support Annapolis Arts Week, which starts June 1 — 418 4th St, Annapolis, MD.

🥃 Take a sip of history at Historic London Town and Gardens’ Colonial Cocktail ENCORE on Wednesday from 6:30–7:30 PM. Try the naval classic Grog or fruity Sangaree — 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD.

🫡 The Naval Academy’s Brigade of Midshipmen have their third and final formal dress parade on Thursday. The Color Parade starts at 11 AM on Worden Field. Rain location is Halsey Field House.

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⚖️ County Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s County Council meeting:

  • Current Expense Budget

  • General Development Plan & Comprehensive Zoning - Region 4 Plan

  • See full agenda

The meeting is at 6 PM at the Arundel Center. The public is welcome to attend. Click here to submit testimony or watch online. 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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Your Chance to Make Soccer History

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74 🌡️ 60 | 🌤️ | 13% | 💨 ESE 6 mph (5 knots)


77 🌡️ 62 | ⛅ | 8% | 💨 SSE 10 mph (9 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 63ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication


49 West | Pete Mancini & Doug Segree | 7:30–10:30 PM
Rams Head On Stage | John Hiatt w/ Jeff LeBlanc | 7:30 PM | Tickets


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Brian Boru | b.en | 6–9 PM
The Point | Kavoossi | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Ruth Moody | 7:30 PM | Tickets

Past results

Baseball (28-22)
5/19 @ Army | Patriot League Tournament | L 11-8

Women's Rowing
5/17 @ Patriot League Championship | 2nd of 9 teams

Upcoming games & matches

Baseball (28-22)
5/20 @ Army | Patriot League Tournament | 1 PM
5/21 @ Army | Patriot League Tournament | 1 PM (if necessary)

Intercollegiate Sailing
5/20-21 @ ICSA Women's Fleet Race Championship

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