Events

Events

All events are free for members of the Pratt Contemporaries unless otherwise indicated.
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Food for some events is provided by Harris Teeter Canton Crossing.

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December 6, 2018
Annual Pratt Contemporaries Holiday Party
Ring in the holiday season with your fellow Pratt Contemporaries for our annual holiday party at the Central Library before the Mt. Vernon Monument Lighting. 

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January 19, 2019
The 10th Anniversary Black & White Party
Join the Pratt Contemporaries for the 10th BW Party – the unique literary theme will be unveiled in September. The event will held offsite again this year at the Assembly Room.

 


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2018

November 14, 2018
Sip & Spell, an Adult Spelling Bee
In November, the Contemporaries hosted the second annual Sip & Spell event at Monument City Brewing! Spellers competed for 2 VIP tickets to the 10th Anniversary Black & White Party, an overnight stay at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel, and dinner for two at Rye Street Tavern!

September 25, 2018
The Black & White Reveal Party at South Point
Pratt Contemporaries members and guests gathered at South Point in Locust Point. Guests enjoyed drinks, delicious food by Chef Patrick Morrow and were the first to hear the theme of the 10th Anniversary Black & White Party: STUDIO 54

June 14, 2018
Pratt Contemporaries Annual Meeting
The Pratt Contemporaries membership met at Brown Advisory in Fells Point to award more than $180,000 to support programs and services of the Enoch Pratt Free Library! For more information on what the group funded, visit here.

May 18, 2018
Spin for Summer Reading
Pratt Contemporaries members and guests joined PC Board member, Peter Jackson, and Cindi Monahan for a special Spin Class at the new Brick Bodies gym at the Rotunda. All proceeds from the event supported the Pratt’s Summer Reading programs.

April 26, 2018
Trivia Night
The Annual Pratt Contemporaries Trivia Night was another sold out event. Great prizes and a fun time by all. Thank you to Bert Goodall from Team Trivia for leading the Trivia and to the Baltimore Visitor’s Center for hosting. Proceeds benefit the library’s children and teen literacy programs.

March 25, 2018
High Noon Society Brunch
Pratt Contemporaries members explored the weird and wonderful world of Protean Books and Records in Fed Hill for their first Sunday Brunch!

March 12, 2018
Eat, Drink, WATCH: A Wrinkle in Time
Pratt Contemporaries Members and guests attended a special screening of the 2018 film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time at the Senator Theatre. Pratt Librarians joined C

January 27, 2018
The 9th Annual Black & White Party
The theme of the 9th Annual Black & White Party was Hemingway’s Havana. Due to the renovation of the Central Library, the event was held offsite for the first time at a brand new venue, The Assembly Room. The Party raised over $220,000 for child & teen literacy services at the Pratt Library.

2017

December 12, 2017
Annual PC Holiday Party
Pratt Contemporaries members and guests rung in the Holiday season at 10 Light Street’s gorgeous Skyline Lounge.

November 8, 2017
Sip & Spell, an Adult Spelling Bee
The Pratt Contemporaries gathered for the inaugural Sip & Spell event at Monument City Brewing’s Tap Room. Guests enjoyed food from Smoking Bowls and rye sips from Sagamore Spirit. The winner took home two VIP tickets to the 2018 Black & White Party, an overnight stay at Hotel Indigo, and a $50 gift card to their onsite restaurant!

October 18, 2017
Author Reception with CNN’S Van Jones
Upper level Pratt Contemporaries members joined Pratt President & CEO Heidi Daniel and CNN’s Van Jones at MICA’s Brown Center for an intimate reception before public remarks from Jones about his new book, The Messy Truth.

September 27, 2017
The Black & White Reveal Party at Anthem House
The Pratt Contemporaries experienced an exciting evening at Anthem House in Locust Point. Guests enjoyed food provided by Little Havana as we revealed the theme of the 2018 Black & White Party: Hemingway’s Havana!

August 21, 2017
PC Orioles Night at Camden Yards
Members of the Pratt Contemporaries enjoyed a fun night at Camden Yards and watched the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics and cheer on Heidi Daniel (Pratt President & CEO) as she threw out the first pitch!

June 1, 2017
Annual Membership Meeting / 10 Year Celebration at Brown Advisory
The Board of Directors and PC members allocated $180,000 raised this past year to Pratt Library programs, services and initiatives for children and teens.

April 29, 2017
Mayor’s Spring Cleanup at Patterson Park Library
Members joined the Mayor and other community leaders to clean up the green areas around the Patterson Park Branch Library.

April 27, 2017
Trivia Night at the Baltimore Visitor’s Center
The 6th Annual Pratt Contemporaries Trivia Night was another sold out event. Great prizes and a fun time by all. Thank you to Bert Goodall from Team Trivia for leading the Trivia and to the Baltimore Visitor’s Center for hosting. Proceeds benefit the library’s children and teen literacy programs.

April 2, 2017
PC Leaders and Pratt Insiders Eat, Drink, Read at Clavel
Leaders of the Pratt Contemporaries joined the debut event of the Pratt Insiders for a special Eat, Drink, Read event at Clavel. Guests tasted mezcal and learned the story of this hotspot from Owners, Lane Harlan and Carlos Raba.

February 22, 2017
Member Happy Hour at R HOUSE
Many new (and old) members gathered at R House, a new addition to Remington.

January 28, 2017
Black & White Party at Central Library
The theme of the 2016 Black and White Party was Alice in Wonderland. The Queen of Hearts kept watch over the fantastical Main hall of the Central Library. The event raised $190,000 for child and teen literacy services at the Pratt Library.

2016

December 8, 2016
Member Holiday Party at the Elephant
Members gathered to celebrate the holidays at the newly opened Elephant Restaurant in Mt. Vernon.

November 10, 2016
BINGO at Central Library
The second annual Bingo night hosted by Adam May was another success.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
YOGA HAPPY HOUR
YogaWorks led members and yogi guests in an all-levels vinyasa class, followed by a happy hours with boozy juice cocktails made with Gundalow Juice.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
HAPPY HOUR at AVAM and Black & White Reveal Party
The Pratt Contemporaries experienced an exciting evening at Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum. We toured the exhibit Shock and Awe with its artist, Matt Sesow, enjoyed happy hour and food at Encantada, AVAM’s restaurant, and revealed the theme of the 2017 Black and White Party.

Monday, August 22, 2016
PRATT CONTEMPORARIES ORIOLES NIGHT OUT
Members of the Pratt Contemporaries enjoyed a fun night at Camden Yards and watched the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
CANTON BAR CRAWL
Pratt Contemporaries members and guests enjoyed a fun afternoon during a bar crawl in Baltimore’s historic Canton Square. The crawl started in the Pratt Library’s oldest branch, Canton Branch, followed by El Bufalo, Looney’s, Plug Ugly’s, and Claddagh Pub’s.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
The Board of Directors and PC members allocated $125,000 raised this past year to Pratt Library programs, services and initiatives for children and teens.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Trivia Night
The 5th Annual Pratt Contemporaries Trivia Night was another sold out event. Great prizes and a fun time by all. Thank you to Mix 106.5’s Reagan Warfield and WJZ’s Denise Koch for hosting. Proceeds benefit the library’s children and teen literacy programs.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Eat Drink Read Mt. Vernon Marketplace
Members of the Pratt Contemporaries and guests enjoyed great food a fun night at one of Mt. Vernon’s newest and hottest food destinations, Mt. Vernon Marketplace. Vendors provided a free tasting for everyone and shared their favorite book.

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Happy Hour Tour of the Central Library’s Special Collections
Members and guests of the Pratt Contemporaries enjoyed a rare tour of the Central Library’s special collections. Items included a lock of Edgar Allan Poe’s hair, 18th century maps and walk down to the lower stacks of the library. Food provided by Kona Grill.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
2016 Black & White Party
The theme of the 2016 Black and White Party was William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was a garden party in the middle of the winter in the beautiful Main hall of the Central Library. Guests danced the night away under a blanket of lights and lush greenery by Flowers and Fancies, Revolution Event Design, and Union3 Events. Food and drinks from Copper Kitchen, Blackwater Distilling, The Brewer’s Art and Baltimore Whiskey Company. The event raised $150,000 for child and teen literacy services at the Pratt Library.

For information on events prior to 2016 email contemps@prattlibrary.org7