6AM’s markets are a lot like siblings, each with different personalities, unique qualities, andlittle hidden gemsabout them. Today we are sharing what all of our editors love about their cities to give you some inspiration for your next trip.
A view of all of our market cities | Image via Canva
Chattanooga, TN 🍽 |Dish Head to Market South for a food hall experience. 🪂 | TryThis Take a stroll on the Riverwalk or hang glide over the city. 📸 | Don’t miss When you’re in the Scenic City, take in as much of the scenery as possible.
Announced ○ New Realm Brewing Company has announced the opening of an 11,000-sqft facility on Daniel Island (880 Island Park Dr.). The new location will include an on-site brewery, a restaurant + outdoor patio, a music venue, and private event spaces.An opening date has not yet been announced.
Civic ○ Charleston’s planned $22 million pedestrian bridge over the Ashley River is expected to have several benefits —aside from making the city more connected. The project is expected to increase economic connection, revitalize West Ashley, enhance bike + pedestrian safety, and more. City officials are preparing environmental permits now + a contractor will be chosen later this year. 🌉 (The Post and Courier)
Development ○ The Lowcountry Rapid TransitProject is nearing the end of their Transit Oriented Development study – aimed at creating a more mobile and connected region – and is hosting 2 virtual workshops focused on key station areas along the Summerville + North Charleston corridors on April 19 + 20. Get involved here.
Cause ○Going Places, a nonprofit organization, is hosting a gala on May 15 at Patriots Point Pavilion to raise funds to buy bikes for 385 disadvantaged kids at Lambs Elementary. The gala will feature a magician, an Aerial bartender + more. Purchase tickets here. 🚲
CofC ○College of Charleston will hold spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 on May 6, 7, and 8. The ceremonies will all be held outdoors in the Patriots Point Soccer Stadium + the Cistern Yard — due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Graduates will receive 4 general admission tickets. Learn more here. 🎓
Asked ○ This week, reader Caroline C. asked which local organizations are taking volunteers at this time. Do you know of any local organizations in need of volunteers in the Lowcountry? Let us know.
RoadTrip ○ Last call for tickets for euphoria Spring Festin partnership with Beam Suntory, taking place April 22-25 in Greenville, SC. Tickets are still on saleforseveral of the events, from a Michelin-starred dinner and classrooms to Roast & Toast and Chicks & Brews. (Read: There’s something for everyone to eat, sip + listen to.) 🍴Ⓟ
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Do you live on or own property around the Royall Avenue Basin in the Old Village?
The new Royall Avenue Basin Drainage Improvement Project team is hosting a Drop-In Neighborhood Project Meeting at Alhambra Hall on Apr. 14 from 5-7p.m. where they will be taking questions from the community.
TryThis ○ Animals in Bas-Relief with Rod Zullo| Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | Students will learn to model an animal bas-relief in clay, then will make a mold and will cast it in a resin material. 🎨
Show ○ Chamber Music in the Garden| Fri., Apr. 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. | $30+| The Charleston Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Lenhardt Garden with its brass quintet. 🎻 ○ Ward Davis| Fri., Apr. 9 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $40+ | Seating will be sold in tickets of 2s + 4s to ensure social distancing. 🎟
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.