🍦 Congrats USNA Class of 2024!

More access to Greenbury Point, E-bikes are coming, Pride documentary premiere


Good morning, Annapolis. We're making up a word today. Heartswell. It's the pride and joy we get when watching something awesome. Like watching 1,040 Midshipmen graduate. Or a patriotic parade. Or, ahem, the Blue Angels. We hope you have a heartswell moment or two this weekend. Have a memorable Memorial Day weekend.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • More public access to Greenbury Point

  • E-bikes are coming your way

  • Annapolis Pride Documentary Premiere

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

Annapolis’ only Brazilian Steakhouse

I don't know about you but I love novel experiences when dining out. I whip up a mean pesto pasta, but I've never rotisserie-roasted mouthwatering meats and sliced them tableside with a mini machete. Rodizio Grill does it every single day.

Brazilian-born Ivan Utrera the first Rodizio Grill in Littleton, Colorado back in 1995. It was the first Brazilian Steakhouse in America and it's been famous for its all-you-can-eat slow roasted meats ever since.

On Memorial Day, you can get two Full Rodizio meals for $69.99 (usually $94) and 50% off dessert. And from May 30–June 7, 2024 graduates eat free with the purchase of one adult Full Rodizio. Just bring your student ID and graduation program.

Rodizio Grill is located at Westfield Annapolis – also home to Apple, Lululemon, AMC Theatres, Container Store, and over 100 other stores and restaurants.


Happy Graduation Day, USNA!

It’s time to throw those covers in the air, y’all. Congrats to the USNA Class of 2024 who will graduate today at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. The ceremony is invite-only but you can stream it here.

Graduation by the numbers:

  • 1040 Total Graduates (725 Men, 315 Women)

  • Top Graduates

    • #1 Robert Edward Klanac of Strongsville, OH

    • #2 Ian Thomas Dinmore of Odenton, MD

    • #3 Samuel Saem Shin of Northbrook, IL

  • Since 1845, approximately 91,000 midshipmen have graduated from the Naval Academy.

Top Clicks of the Week 🏆️ 

Major stories this week

🍎 BOE primary election results set the stage for the November showdown. District 5's race features incumbent Dana Schallheim & challenger LaToya Nkongolo. In District 6, incumbent Joanna Tobin & challenger Edilene Barros are proceeding to the general election. ($)

🥍 Lax is life in Severna Park with the boys & girls teams winning 3A lacrosse state championships. The boys snagged their 8th-straight championship, beating Towson 8–6. The girls beat Dulaney 12–6 & passed Mt. Hebron for the most championships in MD history with 16. ($)

🤾‍♂️ No surprise the fastest-growing sport in America is still a big dill. Life Time Annapolis is expanding its fitness center to include 11 pickleball courts.

More Public Access to Greenbury Point 🌿

Has anyone told you, “Take a hike!” lately? Now you can reply, “Gladly!” and head over to Greenbury Point. Starting Friday, Naval Support Activity (NSA) is opening the East and West Access Roads to the nature conservation area Greenbury Point so it’s available to the public more frequently. Access roads will be open Sundays, Mondays, Fridays, and alternating Saturdays. This makes it easier for hikers, walkers, runners, and nature lovers to enjoy the walking trails at Greenbury Point all summer and beyond.

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Together we're getting healthier, having heaps of fun, and creating a caring community.

We have classes daily, even on holidays. We even have a staffed playroom for kids while you're in class.

We're proud to offer 100+ classes every week, 2 convenient locations (Annapolis & Crofton), and 1 incredible community. Call or visit us to learn about our sweet new student deals.


Memorial Day Weekend

  • This weekend is about more than barbecues and pool parties. Take some time this weekend to honor the sacrifices of the armed forces. One idea – attend the Annapolis Memorial Day Parade on Monday at 10 AM.

  • We’ve got the Bay Bridge in our backyard, which means beach traffic. MDOT reminds us to plan accordingly 🚘️ 

  • It’s getting hot out and pools are opening up, like the Dunn Municipal Pool, which opens on Saturday (5/25)! Take a dip to beat the heat 🏊️ 

  • Feeling tough? Do the Murph workout on Monday. It’s a mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 air squats, then another mile run. All while wearing a 20-pound weight vest. The Scoop team always Murphs at Maxed Out Fitness. National anthem at 9 AM. Then we run.

Annapolis Pride Documentary Premiere 🎥 🏳️‍🌈 🍿

If you’re like the Scoop team, we’re in our documentary era. The latest one on our must-see list premieres Wednesday (5/29) – Annapolis: In My Lifetime. It highlights the struggles and achievements of the Annapolis LGBTQ community leading up to our capital's first Pride parade in 2019. Catch one of two screenings (7 PM or 9 PM) at the Landmark Theater at Annapolis Harbour Center. Join the Q&A afterwards! Get tickets.

Looking ahead: Let’s Go Music Festival is next week 🎸

The countdown is on for the can’t-miss music event of the summer: the Let’s Go Music Festival. It’s only one week away now: May 31–June 2 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, and the fest’s local organizers have brought together a pretty sweet lineup of big names: Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, The Revivalists, The Band Camino, Bush, Daughtry, and lots more. The vision is to bring a curated list of renowned musicians, emerging artists, and local bands so Annapolitans can have an epic weekend of rocking out in our own backyard. Don’t forget to use the code SCOOP for 10% off GA and GA+ tickets.

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.


Win Tickets to Rock the Dock! 🤘

Join us for Rock the Dock, benefiting Pretty Girl Academy, on June 6th! Enjoy an all-inclusive night with beer, wine, a crush bar, BBQ, live music by Loose Ties, raffles, and a silent auction. We're giving away tickets to two lucky Naptown Scoop readers, each bringing a plus one! Support girls in Anne Arundel County while having a blast at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. All you have to do is click this link and you'll be automatically entered into the raffle. Don't miss out on an unforgettable evening!*

Your only chance to see these gardens

Unless you know every downtown Annapolis homeowner, it's impossible to know what's behind every gate and down every alley. Spoiler alert: Spectacular gardens! The Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour gives you access to a variety of beautiful gardens. Want the unique chance to peek behind these walls, get tickets today. The self-guided tour runs from 12–5 PM June 8–9.*

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82 🌡️ 68 | ⛅ | 24% | 💨 ENE 7 mph (6 knots)


79 🌡️ 68 | ⛈️ | 54% | 💨 SSE 8 mph (8 knots)


81 🌡️ 70 | 🌥️ | 24% | 💨 SSE 7 mph (6 knots)


77 🌡️ 66 | ⛈️ | 58% | 💨 SSE 12 mph (10 knots)


76 🌡️ 63 | 🌧️ | 34% | 💨 SW 10 mph (9 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 71ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication


49 West | Big 3 Trio| 7:30–10 PM
Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern | Big Money Band | 8:30–11:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | DeadEye Stare | 9 PM
Brian Boru | The National Bohemians | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Timothy Bracken | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Jason Alexander | 5–8 PM
Coconut Joe's | SpinOff | 9 PM
Great Frogs | Katie Fisher | 6–9 PM
Killarney House | Ferro & Friends | 8–11 PM
Market House | Annapolis Songwriters Showcase | 7–10 PM
Market Space | Russel Jacobsen | 6–9 PM
Metropolitan Rooftop | b.en trio| 8–11 PM
Middleton Tavern | Velvet Horizon | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Rhythm Method | 8–11 PM
Old Stein Inn | Dan Heely Band  | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Kurt Gibbons | 7–10 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Maggie Rose | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Aaron Hawkins| 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Jesse Lee | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Justin Berdeguez | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Kick Back | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | The Bards | 6 PM
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Justin Berdeuez | 4-8 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Desert Shade | 9:45 PM


49 West | John Jensen | 4–6 PM
49 West | Mary Battiata & Little Pink | 7:30–10:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | John Frase Project | 8–11 PM
Bread & Butter Kitchen | Michael K | 10 AM–1 PM
Brian Boru | Michael K | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Kevin Koa | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Dave Hawkins  | 2–5 PM
Coconut Joe's | Pop Stereo  | 9 PM
Great Frogs | Madisun Bailey | 1–4 PM
Killarney House | Nicky Stacy | 8–11 PM
Market Space | John Bailey | 2–6 PM
Middleton Tavern | All You Need | 9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Tommy McGee Band | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Kurt Gibbons | 7–10 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Lindsey Webster | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Fess Up | 9 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Brett Buehler | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Stillbound | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Tim Atkinson | TBA
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Loop of Boom | 9:45 PM


49 West | Joe Holt & Sharon Sable | 7–9 PM
Bread & Butter Kitchen | Josette & Bill | 10 AM–1 PM
Brian Boru | Big Brothers Porch | 4–7 PM
Coconut Joe's | Mark Desrochers  | 2–5 PM
Galway Bay | Brandon the Wandering Bard | 4–8 PM
Great Frogs | Jordan Sokel | 1–4 PM
Market House | Clair Hoover | 6–8 PM
Market Space | Brandt Dunn | 2–6 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Jack Rimel | 12–3 PM
Old Stein Inn | Don Bitterlich | 2–6 PM
Pirates Cove | Pete Best | 2–5 PM
Pirates Cove | Eric Irvin Duo | 6–9 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Kim Waters | 8 PM | Tickets
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Vince B | TBA
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Joel Brandon Band | 8 PM


49 West | Dan Haas | 7:30–10 PM
Bread & Butter Kitchen | Josette & Bill | 10 AM–1 PM
Market Space | Storm | 2–6 PM
Pirates Cove | Troll Tribe Duo | 2–5 PM
Woodwind Music Cruise | Gareth Asher | 10:30 AM–1 PM | Tickets


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Pirates Cove | Alison Thoms | 6–9 PM
The Point | Skribe | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Mark & Maggie O'Connor | 7:30 PM | Tickets


🎙LISTEN: Anchors Aweigh Live on Location at The Graduate Annapolis Hotel

On this week’s episode of the Anchors Aweigh podcast, Pete Medhurst and Bill Wagner record live on location at The Graduate Hotel on West Street! They talked with Navy Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk about the past year of Navy athletics. And Scoop publisher Ryan joined the podcast this week, along with Todd Bartley of WNAV Radio. Listen wherever you get your podcasts, on WNAV 1430 AM every Saturday at 9 AM, or just click right here!

Intercollegiate Sailing
5/20–27 @ ICSA Women's Fleet Race Championship

Women’s Track & Field
5/25 @ NCAA East Preliminary

Men's Track & Field
5/24 @ NCAA East Preliminary

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