July 4: The Urban Oyster COVID Cook-In
The Urban Oyster. 1704 Whetstone Way. 12-5 p.m. $12-32
To celebrate the long weekend, chef/owner Jasmine Norton and her team are switching up the seafood menu at this Locust Point hotspot. In honor of Independence Day, the restaurant will serve up all-American classics like barbecue chicken, baby back ribs, and grilled lobster tails. Match your main course with a choice of two sides, including pasta salad, green beans, grilled corn, potato salad, and baked beans. Place your order online for curbside pickup to celebrate the holiday with traditional favorites.
Chez Hugo Bistro. 206 E. Redwood St. 5-10 p.m. Prices vary.
This downtown dining destination is continuing its tradition of pairing fried chicken with Champagne—thought to be one of the world’s greatest food combos—for the holiday weekend. The French bistro, which recently resumed indoor dining with ample safety precautions, is celebrating the Fourth of July family style with half and whole fried chickens accompanied by buttery biscuits, mac and cheese, baked black-eyed peas, and slow-cooked broccoli greens. The special menu, also available for curbside carryout, includes a wide array of sparkling wines by the bottle for adults to sip while enjoying the feast.
YouTube. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free.
Our furry friends have been providing us some extra comfort during these challenging times, so it’s time to celebrate them with one of Charm City’s favorite Fourth of July pastimes. Though neighbors won’t be gathering to watch the parade in person this year, the American Visionary Art Museum has been collecting photos of local pets in their most patriotic attire to present virtually. Tune in to the museum’s YouTube and social media channels to watch the city’s most cuddly models strut their stuff.
Cherryhillfest.com. 12:30 p.m. Free.
COVID-19 can’t silence the sounds of the Cherry Hill Arts and Waterfront Music Festival. In partnership with the Youth Resiliency Institute, the Cherry Hill Community Coalition will celebrate the Black history, culture, and self-determination of its community online with this streaming benefit concert. Tune into the festival’s website to listen to a lineup of dynamic artists and consider making a donation to the relief fund, which provides Baltimore youth with culturally-relevant arts and crafts supplies and enrichment.
Robert Long House. 812 S Anne St. 2-6 p.m.
The Robert Long House is the oldest urban residence in Charm City, which makes it the perfect place for the family take in a bit of history on Independence Day weekend. Head to the Fells Point museum to take a trip back in time to the 1760s. Tour the grounds of the historical site and watch the trains travel along the model railroad. The whole family can also enjoy games, stroll through the beautiful blooming garden, and grab a free flag quiz to take with you on your journey home.