Welcome to Federal Hill South Neighborhood Association!

The Federal Hill South Neighborhood Association (FHSNA) was created to promote and protect the common interests of the residents and property owners in the Federal Hill South community. FHSNA serves the neighborhood bounded by Light Street, Cross Street, Covington Street and Fort Avenue.

Upcoming Events                                                                                                    

Community Clean-up 


9:00 am – Noon

Dumpster – Battery and Gittings

(See Announcement for details)

Catholic Community of South Baltimore Oktoberfest Street Party


Noon  - 4:00 pm

300 Block of E. Gittings

(See Announcement for details)

Federal Hill International Guitar Series – Young Talent Concert


6:30 pm

Saints Stephen and James Lutheran Church, 938 S. Hanover Street

(See Announcement for details)

Monthly Meeting


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, 300 Gittings St.

(See below for details)

Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School Fall Festival


Noon – 4:00 pm

Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School, 100 E. Heath Street

(See Announcement for details)

14th Annual Pigtown Festival


Noon – 7:00 pm

700 – 900 blocks of Washington Blvd.

Volunteer Opportunities


Contact Person

E-mail Address


Dave Hirst


Newsletter Delivery

Melissa Evans


Clean-Up Committee

Melissa Evans


Crime/Safety Committee

Sarah Humphreys


Garden Club

Jim Peterson


Tree Steward Committee

Joanna Pi-Sunyer



Tree Steward Update

The  Tree  Steward  works  to  increase   the  number  of  healthy  trees  in  our   neighborhood. Here’s  how  you  can  help!


Did  you  know  that  the  100+  trees planted  in  our  neighborhood  in  the  past  10   years  have.....   

• added shade  and  beauty  to  our  streets? 

• helped to  cool  down  our  streets  and  homes  during  our  hot  summers? 

What  do  I  do  if  I  have  a  dead  tree,  a  stump,  or  an  empty  tree  pit,  or  if  I  want  a   new  tree  pit?   

• The  FHSNA  Tree  Steward compiles  an  annual  list  of  requests  for  the  neighborhood   and  submits  it to  TreeBaltimore  in  the  City’s  Department  of  Recreation  and  Parks.     The  property  owner  closest  to  the  pit  must sign  a  form  giving  permission  for  the   tree.   

• Between  1  and  3  years  can  pass  between  request  and  action  from  the  City,  so  please   be  patient!   

• If  you  want  a  new  pit and  want  to  speed  up  the  process,  you  can  break  open  the   concrete  yourself,  but  talk  to  the  Tree  Steward  first.   • You  are  not  permitted  to  plant  your  own  tree.   

How  can  I  help  keep  our  trees  healthy?   

• Water  your  young  tree from  April  to  November  with  about   20  gallons/week.   

• Remove  weeds  and  trash  from  around  your  tree.   

• Spread  a  layer of  mulch  around  your  tree to  help  protect  it.   

• Keep  your  dog  away  from  all  street  trees. 

• Keep bicycles  and  other  objects  away  from  trees.   

• Planter  boxes,  fences  and  raised  borders  are  not  permitted,   since  they prevent  rain  water  from  reaching  the  tree,  and   they  can  damage  car  doors.   

Here’s  how  you  can  help! 

Contact  Joanna  Pi-­‐Sunyer FHSNA  Tree  Steward 443-­‐286-­‐9672  or  jpisunyer@gmail.com.

Submit  a  request,  ask  questions,  or get  involved  in  the  effort.

Recent Announcements

  • Federal Hill International Guitar Series - Saturday, September 26 The 2nd Federal Hill International Guitar Series will begin the 2015-2016 season with its Young Talent Concert on Saturday, September 26th, at 6:30PM. Come see amazing performances by ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2015, 1:08 PM by Fina Santa-Maria
  • Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School Fall Festival - Saturday, October 3rd Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School invites all neighbors and friends to the 7th Annual Fall Festival and Silent Auction. The Festival will be held at 100 E. Heath Street ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2015, 1:03 PM by Fina Santa-Maria
  • Oktoberfest Street Party - Saturday, September 26 OKTOBERFEST STREET PARTY - Sponsored by the Catholic Community of South Baltimore   Saturday, September 26 Noon to 4 pm German Food and Beer, Live Music, Wheels, Games, Raffle, Kid's Corner ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2015, 7:06 AM by Fina Santa-Maria
  • Community Clean-up Day - Saturday, September 26 A dumpster will be available starting at approximately 10 am.  Brooms, rakes, shovels and trash bags will be available for use - borrow one for the morning to help clean the ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2015, 12:34 PM by Fina Santa-Maria
  • Nominations and Board Elections Next month at our June 30th meeting we will hold the annual election of officers and Board members for the Federal Hill South Neighborhood Association. Nominations for the Board will ...
    Posted May 26, 2015, 6:20 AM by Fina Santa-Maria
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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!


Please be aware that Area 9 residents have lost the privilege of evening and weekend parking at Federal Hill Prep. New signage will be posted to reflect this change.  Violators will be towed.

It is sad that the actions of those who consistently disregarded the parking signs cost the neighborhood this much needed parking.

Please keep this in mind if you take advantage of the evening and weekend parking in the Digital Harbor High School lot.  Use of the lot is a courtesy extended to the neighborhood by the school administration.  We have already had reminders and gentle warnings from DHHS because there are those that abuse the privilege and do not follow the posted restrictions.

If we lose the opportunity to park in the DHHS lot we have no one to blame but ourselves.  Please be considerate.

FHSNA Monthly Meetings

FHSNA Meeting Tuesday, September 29

Police Update
Community Impact Funds
Treasurer's Report

Location: St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, 300 Gittings St.
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm 
Come early (6:30 pm) for food and drink with your neighbors!

BYO refreshments for social.