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Date: Feb 18, 2014

conceptual rendering of Towson Square Fronda Cohen
 Baltimore County Office of Communications

Towson is one of the most exciting suburbs in America.  Easy for us to say, but don’t just take our word for it.  A new survey by Business Insider ranks Towson #11 in the U.S.  The survey ranked nearly 140 suburbs across the country by what they call “excitement factors,” looking at:

  • Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
  • Live music venues per capita
  • Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
  • Fast Food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)
  • Percentage of restaurants that are fast food (the lower the better)

Towson has more than 60 restaurants, including new downtown destinations Cunningham’s and Oyster Bay. Towson’s 55,000 residents can go for a run around the Towson University or Goucher campus, through welcoming neighborhoods, around the Towson Y, in one of four County parks, and soon at the new L.A. Fitness in Towson Commons.  New bike lanes will make cycling easier throughout Towson. Turn up the music at a WTMD live lunch at Olympic Place, in Towson University Center for the Arts and Stephens Hall, or Goucher’s KraushaarAuditorium. This summer, Towson Square adds 15 Cinemark movie theatres and eight new restaurants to downtown Towson. 

Not hard to see the excitement here!

Read more at Business Insider


Baltimore County Dance Celebration logoFronda Cohen
Director, Baltimore County Arts & Sciences Commission

Are you ready to leap in the air, do a few twirls, and yell “enough with the snow, it’s time to dance!”

The Baltimore County Dance Celebration is in full swing and ready to help you get up, get out of the house, and get moving.  Here’s what’s coming up:

Company E a dynamic contemporary repertory dance company, adds Baltimore County to its roster of performance locales February 22 and 23. Recent performances and collaborations have taken place in Kazakhstan, Algeria, Italy and New York. The company brings a world premiere to the Gordon Center stage in Owings Mills Saturday, February 22. photo of dancersSunday, Company E performs a family-friendly “Jungle Book” matinee with Towson University Community Dance. Check out this preview video of Saturday night's performance" here's the link to the video http://youtu.be/axrhg2GU34A

A free Family Dance NightCelebrating African American choreographersis fun for the whole family, February 25 at Campfield Early Learning Center in Lochearn.

Discover traditional dances from Africa, Mexico, the Middle East, and fiery flamenco.  Dance Baltimore’s Global Expressionsincludes dancers from Sankofa Dance Theatre, Barakaat Middle Eastern Dance Company, Bailes De Mi Tierra, and Arte Flamenco March 2.

Drop in on the Friday Night Swing Dance Club. Start the evening with a swing dance lesson that is perfect for beginners and stay for dancing to live music until midnight. An affordable $12 per person at the Towson American Legion Hall.

Common Ground Dance performs at CCBC Dundalk March 15 and 16 with a benefit for the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Dynamic Dance program.

Towson Arts Collective presents MOVE! An Art Exhibit Celebrating the Human Figure in Motion, through February at their downtown Towson gallery on Chesapeake Avenue.

Check out the full calendar for ticket information even more events featuring dance improv, Angelina Ballerina, Irish dance, and master classes for advanced dancers.

The Baltimore County Dance Celebration is presented by the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences in partnership with the Gordon Center for Performing Arts.


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