Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the order of events?2021-09-17T13:46:01-04:00

4:00 pm 

We’ll gather under the open-sided tent in the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park waterfront courtyard for the program portion of the event, which begins PROMPTLY at 4:00 and will include:

  • a brief overview by Maryland LCV Executive Director Kim Coble
  • a sure-to-be fascinating address by distinguished guest Kelly Speakes-Backman
  • an exhilarating discussion on climate change and environmental equity with panelists
    • David Hardy, CEO of Ørsted Offshore North America
    • Jeff Eckel, CEO of Hannon Armstrong
    • Sacoby Wilson, Ph.D., this year’s Kabler Environmental Leadership Awardee and associate professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Health
    • Maryland Senator Cory McCray, this year’s Legislator of the Year
    • Kim Coble, Maryland LCV’s Executive Director
  • a tribute to Marylanders who have demonstrated vision, leadership, and courage in protecting clean water, healthy air, and resilient communities in 2021 and over the past 20 years

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Waterfront Reception

We’ll enjoy scrumptious small-plate fare—all organic and sustainably sourced, and served on eco-friendly biodegradable and/or recyclable ware. Check out our mouth-watering menu! Thirst-quenching local brews, a signature cocktail, memorable wines and, of course, a selection of zero-proof beverages.

How much are tickets?2021-09-17T13:41:28-04:00

Individual tickets are $200 and can be purchased by clicking here.

If the event must be canceled for any reason, every effort will be made to reschedule.

The tickets to Changemakers: Celebrating Environmental Leaders are non-refundable.



Where can I park?2021-09-17T13:51:24-04:00

There are 3 parking lots/garages located within one block of the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park.


How accessible is the venue?2021-09-17T13:52:50-04:00

This page offers accessibility information about the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and navigating the surrounding area.  If you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed on this page, or any other accessibility needs we may assist you with, please feel free to contact Kristyn Kuhn Eckel @ keckel@mdlcv.org.

General Site Information

Changemakers: Celebrating Environmental Leaders takes place at Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231. This national heritage site is both one of Baltimore’s oldest remaining waterfront buildings and commemoration of African American maritime history in the city. 

The museum element of the site particularly celebrates the contributions of two African American leaders with close ties to Baltimore: Frederick Douglass, a renowned abolitionist, author, and activist, and Issac Myers, a revolutionary labor unionist. See the site website for further information about the cultural and historical significance of the site. 

Short Distance/Local Transportation

The public transit options which will bring you closest to Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park are the CityLink GREEN route and the Metro SubwayLink: Owings Mills and Johns Hopkins, though neither have stops directly at the site. Refer to the links below for accessibility information for each option. 

Maryland Transit Administration: CityLink and Metro SubwayLink

At the Event

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park is a wheelchair-accessible waterfront location with multiple floors, multiple restrooms, and an outdoor event space. 

The Changemakers event is entirely outside in the Maritime Park. Floors in the event space are polished hardwood. There are multiple level surfaces in the outdoor space, including concrete, boardwalk, and ??

  • Service animals are welcome within the Living Classrooms building and at the reception.
  • The site is smoke-free.
  • There will be an event manager and support staff member on-site to field questions, as well as Maryland LCV staff. 
  • In general, Baltimore in September is warm and humid, with average high temperatures in the high seventies and low eighties. Expect windy conditions, as the reception is on the waterfront. 

Parking: there are 3 close-by lots – click here for more info!

Menu:  be certain to check out the amazing menu, including vegetarian and vegan options.

Restrooms:  Located within the Living Classrooms building on the first and third floors (there is an elevator).

Are there public transportation options to the event?2021-09-17T13:50:37-04:00

Yes, there are public transportation options, including the Water Taxi!


Harbor Connector Route 1 (HC1)

Landing #8: Maritime Park

Free Service – runs every 7 minutes!

6:00 am – 8:00 pm

Green Route stops at Maritime Park
Free Service – runs every few minutes

7:00 am – 8:00 pm

What are the hours of the event?2021-09-17T13:47:53-04:00

4:00 until sunset at 7:00pm.

While we’d love to stay all night and have fun, we are required to vacate the property and allow the caterers to break down the event.

Will masks be required?2021-09-17T13:40:57-04:00

We follow and abide by Maryland State and Baltimore City mandated COVID-19 protocols, and are closely monitoring these agencies for any changes and updates.

Baltimore City has reinstated the indoor mask mandate beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, August 9. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people will be required to wear masks.

The Maryland Department of Health strongly recommends that all non-vaccinated individuals over the age of 2 years continue to wear face coverings in all indoor settings and in outdoor settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Maryland LCV strongly urges everyone to receive a full COVID-19 vaccine.

Are there EV Charging stations nearby?2021-06-29T11:45:05-04:00


ChargePoint Charging Station – 0.2 miles from event venue
1401 Dock St · (888) 758-4389
Open 24 hours

Electric Vehicle Charging Station – 0.1 miles from event venue
805 S Caroline St
Open 24 hours

SemaConnect Charging Station – 0.4 miles from event venue
Located in Legg Mason Tower
100 International Drive · (800) 663-5633
Open 24 hours


Where is Changemakers being held?2021-09-17T13:45:26-04:00

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park

1417 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park is part of The Living Classrooms Foundation campus (and headquarters) and national heritage site that celebrates the contributions of African Americans in the development of Baltimore’s maritime industry. The site honors and interprets the city’s African-American maritime history, while preserving one of the city’s oldest existing waterfront industrial buildings.

The campus’s Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum is open to the public and chronicles the saga of Frederick Douglass’ life in Baltimore as an enslaved child and young man. Also chronicled is the life of Isaac Myers, a free born African American who became a national leader.

How are you addressing COVID-19 concerns?2021-09-17T13:39:40-04:00

In addition to requiring that all attendees provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination, we encourage mask-wearing. We follow and abide by Maryland State and Baltimore City mandated COVID-19 protocols, and are closely monitoring these agencies for any changes and updates.

We have moved this entire event OUTDOORS, and have taken every precaution to protect our guests, including:

  • face masks and hand sanitization products will be available at the event
  • the reception is outdoors, as we are less likely to get or spread COVID-19 during outdoor activities with proper ventilation
  • our caterer is using safe and protected serving practices, even though there is currently no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 is transmitted by food
  • all Maryland LCV staff and all catering staff are fully vaccinated

Maryland LCV strongly urges everyone to receive a full COVID-19 vaccine.

If the event must be canceled, every effort will be made to reschedule.

The tickets to Changemakers: Celebrating Environmental Leaders are non-refundable.

What’s on the menu? And are there vegan/vegetarian options?2021-09-17T13:49:08-04:00

Here’s the menu and, yes! there are vegan and vegetarian choices. FYI: all of our yummy fare will be offered by wait staff on special trays with plexiglass covers. We’re doing our best to keep everyone safe and healthy!

Changemakers 2021 Menu

Chesapeake Oyster Bars

locally sourced and sustainably grown and harvested Maryland and Virginia Oysters
– shells repurposed through Oyster Recovery Partnership –

Hand-Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Grilled BBQ Shrimp

Medjool dates stuffed with chevre and topped with a light honey glaze

Maryland crab and mustard horseradish in mini potato rolls

Spinach and gruyere croquettes with a bechamel sauce

Waffle-battered chicken and warm honey lollipops

Vegetarian samosa purses with coriander and mango chutney

Vegan potato latkes with applesauce

Old Bay, chive, and taco seasoned deviled eggs

Scallops in herb butter

Butlered Sweets
Mini caramel upside-down cakes
Limoncello cheesecake bites (gluten free)
Dark chocolate silk mousse tarts

We care about the environment!
All disposable materials are compostable and/or recyclable, and food waste will be composted.

I know you’re requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, but what if I can’t find my card?2021-09-17T13:40:30-04:00

To help ensure your health and safety, proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 along with a matching photo ID is now required to attend the event.

  • Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card or a photo of your card.
  • The name on the card must match the name on your photo ID.
  • Full vaccination means that it’s been at least 14 days since your second Pfizer or Moderna shot, or since your single J&J shot.

To speed your entry into the event, you can send us a copy/photo of your card and photo ID prior to the event for quicker check-in—simply email them to keckel@mdlcv.org. This information will not be saved in our records and will be destroyed once we verify your certification.

Lost your card? Maryland MyIR is a free website service that allows consumers to view and print copies of their official vaccination records directly from ImmuNet, Maryland’s immunization information system.

If you need accommodation for medical reasons or due to sincerely held religious beliefs, please contact Laura Wood at lwood@mdlcv.org before the event.

Thank you for your understanding, and for helping us return to in-person events like this. We look forward to seeing you!

I bought a ticket but can no longer attend, can someone else use it?2021-09-17T13:42:52-04:00

Yes, please email keckel@mdlcv.org or call 410.280.9845 ext 209.

You can transfer your ticket to someone else if you provide their name and email address, or you can donate your ticket(s) to the US Wind All Access Event Fund to enable frontline and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community members, social justice leaders, local environmentalists, and partner organizations to attend the Changemakers event.


How do I RSVP?2021-09-17T13:42:14-04:00

So that we may have your nametag all ready to go on 9/23, kindly let us know if you expect to attend by clicking here and completing the form. Thanks!




What’s the suggested dress code, please?2021-09-17T13:48:30-04:00

This is going to be a FUN event! That said, business is the suggested attire for the event.

Will Changemakers happen, rain or shine?2021-09-21T15:48:13-04:00

Yes! While we certainly have our fingers crossed that Thursday 9/23, is a gorgeous September evening, we have a gigantic tent and the event will go ahead, rain or shine!

Have a question which we haven’t addressed? Please contact Kristyn Kuhn Eckel at keckel@mdlcv.org.
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