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In Baltimore's forgotten Chinatown, a new festival will celebrate Asian-American history and culture

In Baltimore's forgotten Chinatown, a new festival will celebrate Asian-American history and culture

A once-bustling section of downtown will come alive again Saturday with the Charm City Night Market, a block party celebrating Asian-American and Pacific Islander culture in Baltimore.

That’s the hope, at least, of the Chinatown Collective, a volunteer-run organization of young Baltimoreans that created the first-ever event. Located in the city’s historic Chinatown along Park Avenue downtown, the festival aims to remind attendees of Baltimore’s Asian history and culture while showcasing the work of restaurateurs, artists and vendors, said organizer Marisa Dobson.

“The goal is to bring people around a space and a neighborhood that I feel has been somewhat neglected and...

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