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Baltimore/Washington­ DC Caribbean Carnival with Mahogany Philly!

  • Jul 13, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Baltimore/Washington DC Caribbean Carnival with Mahogany Philly!

The Caribbean comes to the Baltimore/Washington DC area once a year with this spectacular annual carnival, attended by around half a million people. The parade, featuring more than 25 masquerade groups, kicks off the festivities on Saturday.  Join Mahogany Philly for a weekend of fun!  Special thanks to our Special Events Director, Dee, for suggesting and co-hosting this great event!

You have qustions.  We have answers!

PLEASE READ OUR FAQ PAGE:

Please visit: http://www.meetup.com/MahoganyPhilly/pages/Important_Carnival_Information!

You have the option to select a roommate.  Otherwise, roommates will be assigned.

Carnival Details

"Caribbean Carnival is [an] annual Caribbean style parade and festival designed to encourage cross-cultural programs within the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area community in the expansion of Caribbean culture, and to educate youth and adults in Caribbean arts, crafts and culture.

For more than 20 years, the parade has been a popular summer event featuring 30 participating groups representing the Caribbean, Latin America and the Diaspora in colorful costumes portraying different themes, dancing to the sound of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, African, Haitian, Latin and Steelband music." - http://dc.about.com/od/specialevents/a/DCCC.htm

Itinerary

Looking for the detailed itinerary?:  Please visit our FAQ.

Saturday

8:45 a.m. - Meet at Cheltenham Mall

9:00 a.m. - Bus to Baltimore (2 hours approx.)

12:00 p.m. - Parade kickoff, food, concerts, arts and crafts

Party the night away!

Sunday

The festivities continue!

5:00 p.m. - Bus to Philadelphia

7:00 p.m. - Arrival

Cost

$170 per person, dual occupancy.  Final balance is due on or before June 1st.

Important Notes

- Rooms are available on a first-come, first served basis.

- Please note that payments are non-refundable.

- You may indicate a roommate during initial payment.  Otherwise, you will be randomly assigned.

What's Included?

A lot!  Price includes:

- round trip transportation via bus

- overnight hotel stay (shared room)

- your Mahogany Philly top

Please note that this trip is available exclusively as a package.  Transportation, hotel, and top may not be purchased separately.

Participants should anticipate costs for event admission ($10 Sat/ $15 Sun), casual meals, and metro tickets.

Where Will We Stay?

We want to be in the heart of the action, and will be staying in the Baltimore Inner Harbor (Downtown) at the Royal Sonesta

Royal Sonesta Features

We are booked at the beautiful Royal Sonesta Hotel.  Located in the Inner Harbor, the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore offers a AAA approved 4-Diamond experience.  Guest amenities include a 24-hour rooftop fitness center, swimming pool with panoramic views, racquetball and tennis court, and complimentary daily shoe shine.

Note that hotel is subject to change, but the star rating will not go down. If we can get the Ritz for the same price... we will!

Can I Bring a Guest?

Guests over the age of 21 are welcome.

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Available in sizes S - 6X.  True to size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need to contact us prior to the day of this event?  Email [masked] or call (267) 225-MAHOGANY.

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Contact Us!

Please note that comments posted on this event page are emailed to all of Mahogany Philly!  As a courtesy to our members, please consider sending your comment directly to [masked] rather than posting in the comment box below.

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  • Nicole C.

    I just did my hotel reviews on yelp & google!

    July 23, 2013

    • Deandra

      I'd forgotten to post on trip advisor! Good idea Brandi!

      July 23, 2013

    • Nicole C.

      Ok I'll do trip advisor next!

      July 23, 2013

  • Deandra

    OK, who has the picture of the four of us in the hotel bathtub/jacuzzi?! lol I was telling Jamaica about it and I want her to see the four fools in the tub

    1 · July 23, 2013

    • Deandra

      Post it!! Lol

      July 23, 2013

    • Deandra

      Jay, I told you to come down to the room! We had vodka and Theresa was leading the wine and twerk lessons lol

      July 23, 2013

  • Mari

    The Carnival was excellent. I enjoyed seeing all of the different bands representing their cultures.

    July 19, 2013

  • Chris

    First event, that i attended I was a bit nervous but that was soon put to rest. Thanks for putting the event together and look forward to more outings/ events and getting to know other mahogany mamas. Nice to have positive memories. Even though I was fast asleep by 8 pm.

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Chris

    My thoughts and prayers are with and your family I am very sorry for your loss.

    July 16, 2013

  • Nicole C.

    Ladies I had a great time! I got to meet & hang out with some really phenomenal women. Our patience was tested but we still acted like ladies. This week is bittersweet, because when I came back I fought out that my cousin died in the Lincoln drive accident. So I ask that you keep my family in your prayers. And thank you for giving me some great memories to hold on to!!

    2 · July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Praying comfort for you and your family. My condolences,

      July 16, 2013

    • Nicole C.

      Thank you so much Ladies!

      July 16, 2013

  • Nicole U.

    Had a great time in Baltimore with the Mamas! It was a great experience and looking forward to another overnight trip. Thank you Directors for all the hard work in organizing. Job well done!!

    4 · July 15, 2013

    • Danene

      Thank you to a great 'got ya back' looking out for you type of girlfriend. Thank you millions Nicole. :-D

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • Tyneisha

    Had a great time with everyone!! Thanks Exec team for putting everything today, it was fab :)

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Tyneisha

      *everything together :)

      July 15, 2013

  • Jessica H

    An Absolutely amazing experience!

    5 · July 14, 2013

    • Danene

      And you Jessica are indeed THE BOMB, for braiding my hair so lovely! :-D THANK YOU!

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a ball AS USUALLLLLL! It was so wonderful seeing my wonderful and beautifully vibrant ladies of MP. Great job Jamaica! Great job, Dee! Smooches to all and to all a Good Night!! *smile*

    6 · July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a PHENOMENAL time, as mentioned, there were things that didn't go as expected, but EVERYONE handled it as ladies should. I am so happy that the only vibes were positive. Whomever said that black women can't get along certainly haven't met the Mahogany Mamas. I'm proud to be a part of this group. I had so many beautiful bonding experiences with a lot of you at various times during the trip and I appreciate each one. Thanks to the directors for their hard work and patience putting this together. You guys rock!!

    9 · July 15, 2013

  • Deandra

    Don't forget to post or text some of your pictures from this weekend ladies!

    2 · July 15, 2013

  • Deandra

    As always, it was truly an adventure!!

    2 · July 15, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Thank you Jamaica and Deandra for putting all this together for us and for your patience during a few frustrating moments. Also, thanks to our awesome bus driver Tom for his patience and being professional at all times. Kudos everyone.

    3 · July 15, 2013

  • Mari

    An excellent weekend!!! So glad to be with a bunch of positive and beautiful woman.

    5 · July 15, 2013

  • Twana

    I had such a great time with you ladies! Thanks Mamas, you rock!

    3 · July 14, 2013

  • Nicole C.

    What a great time! Thanks Mamas!

    4 · July 14, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Awesome time as usual with the mamas.

    4 · July 14, 2013

  • Curita

    Had a great time!!!

    3 · July 14, 2013

  • Vanessa

    The trip was fun and The ladies were great....

    6 · July 14, 2013

  • E-Truff

    This was an immaculately executed trip! Thanks so much for all of our Mahogany Philly organizers for ensuring we had a great time!! Many pics to follow!!

    8 · July 14, 2013

  • Danene

    SO MUCH FUN!!!!!

    3 · July 14, 2013

  • Deandra

    Mahogany philly completely took over this lounge!! lol

    5 · July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dee, you ain't neva lied!!!! We had people in there asking for Facebook invites and the MP webpage! Lol I wonder if their still recovering... Lol

      1 · July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oops "they're"­ I swear the devil created auto-correct!

      1 · July 14, 2013

  • Danene

    Where's the bus gonna be To be at 4:30

    July 14, 2013

    • Mari

      Dee said @ the park

      1 · July 14, 2013

    • Mari

      Is anybody on the bus because Danene is trying to found it where it is

      1 · July 14, 2013

  • Twana

    On our way back to hotel from eating ... Vanessa Z Dawn Ty Niema ...

    July 14, 2013

  • Mari

    Just left the wax museum and we had a blast. Dee, Brandy and I are now waiting in the sun for the bus!!! Lol, what fun

    July 14, 2013

    • J. N.

      Did you guys take pictures?

      July 14, 2013

    • Mari

      Yes

      July 14, 2013

  • Mari

    We're going to Bubba Gump now, if anyone wants to go

    July 14, 2013

  • Blackblondie

    Does anyone know the name of the club that we are going to dance at because am not gonna make it by 10:15?

    July 13, 2013

  • Twana

    Hey D... Are we taking the bus?

    July 13, 2013

  • Deandra

    If you're going dancing, be in the lobby by 10:15pm

    2 · July 13, 2013

  • Sydney

    I'm by room 630 ; phones dying ... Can't find Dee to get in.. HELP!! Lol

    July 13, 2013

    • Sydney

      Thanks girl!

      July 13, 2013

    • Mari

      No problem

      July 13, 2013

  • Leslie

    OK Dawn ,Twana and I are in the Y. Are we missing something?

    July 13, 2013

  • Leslie

    Where is everyone?

    July 13, 2013

    • Danene

      32ND & Ednor in the grass

      July 13, 2013

  • Alicia

    Where are u guys in the park or at the start

    July 13, 2013

  • E-Truff

    10 Mamas are here and ready to parrrr-TAY!!!!!!!

    July 13, 2013

    • Mari

      Yea, my brothers car engine started missing up so I had to call my mom.

      July 13, 2013

    • Mari

      I'm coming up to Cheltenham Mall now

      July 13, 2013

  • Nicole C.

    Can't wait to see everyone in the AM!

    2 · July 12, 2013

  • Danene

    So, what do the t shirts look like, colors...? Trying to match some things up, lol.

    July 12, 2013

  • CHARLEY

    Hello Ladies,

    If anyone is interested in taking my spot, please let me know ASAP. Thank you

    July 12, 2013

    • E-Truff

      Hey charley can you text me?[masked]?

      July 12, 2013

  • Brandi

    Hey ladies is the trip first day on Friday or Saturday morning

    July 10, 2013

    • Deandra

      We leave Saturday morning and return Sunday evening.

      1 · July 10, 2013

  • Danene

    Who is leaving their car at the mall?

    July 8, 2013

    • Deandra

      I plan to park across the street near the houses vs leaving my car inside the mall parking lot. It may be fine to leave your car in the lot overnight (be sure to look for signs!!), but I'm not going to take a chance of being towed.

      3 · July 9, 2013

    • Linda W.

      That's my plan too.

      2 · July 9, 2013

  • Alicia

    Hope I see u guys there can't wait

    July 9, 2013

  • Tee

    Sorry all but on July 4 I lost my closest Uncle to cancer. Saturday's his funeral and I won't be able to attend.

    July 9, 2013

  • Danene

    So flipping EXCITED!

    2 · July 8, 2013

  • Deandra

    There's an indoor pool at the hotel, so BRING YOUR SWIMSUIT!!

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Chinyere

    I live in the DMV (but frequently come to Philly)so I can meet up with you all. Please don't really count me in the RSVP.

    2 · March 11, 2013

    • Chinyere

      Hi Jamaica--Is there a number I can get for one of the group leaders attending (so I can call and see where I can meet up with you all)? I look forward to meeting up with MP.

      1 · July 8, 2013

  • Na N.

    If there is anyone who can't go I would luv to take your place. I can pay what u already payed directly to you via cash, check etc.....let me know I really want to go. Thanks

    June 23, 2013

    • E-Truff

      Condolences to you & your family. Has anybody heard from Nana about taking the extra seat? If not, I have someone to take it.

      1 · July 7, 2013

    • Tee

      Thanks...

      July 7, 2013

  • J. N.

    Is anyone coming from W Philly that morning and wouldn't mind giving me a ride to Cheltenham?

    July 5, 2013

    • Brandi

      I can get there on Septa also any takers on a riding buddy

      July 6, 2013

    • Brandi

      Thanks for the seat offers Deandra

      July 6, 2013

  • Alicia

    Hi I need a t shirt how much is it, need to represent mahogany in Baltimore or what do I have to do to get one.

    July 5, 2013

  • Chris

    Hi. Please let me know if you received info. Thanks

    April 10, 2013

  • Peppermint P.

    I just joined the group why did you change my status

    April 10, 2013

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