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                                                                                                    

Annual Garden Club Wreath Sale


10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Corner of William and West Streets

(See announcement for details)

Festive Flavors


6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Start at Cross Street Market


Federal Hill International Guitar Series


5:00 pm

Saints Stephen and James Lutheran Church

(Amaral Student Recital – Free Entrance)

Monthly Meeting


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, 300 Gittings St.

(See below for details)

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

  • 16th Annual Garden Club Wreath sale The 16th Annual FHSNA Garden Club wreath sale is going on now.  These are 24" wreaths made of fresh mixed greens and decorated with pine cones, red berries and a ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2015, 7:22 AM by Fina Santa-Maria
  • Community Clean-Up - Saturday, November 14 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 Oct 22, 2015, 2:23 PM by Fina Santa-Maria
  • Federal Hill International Guitar Series - Saturday, November 14th Make sure to see the next concert, featuring guitarist Stephen Aron, on Saturday, November 14th, at 6:30PM. Described by the New York Times as “cultivated and musical” as well ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2015, 2:08 PM by Fina Santa-Maria
  • SoBo Halloween Bash Sunday, October 25th 1-6 pm Riverside Park (rain or shine) Come join your neighbors of all ages!! This Sunday is the 4th annual SoBo Halloween Bash!  Our volunteer committee has been very busy, making plans for this FREE family-friendly ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2015, 12:08 PM by Fina Santa-Maria
  • 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
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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

From the Crime and Safety Committee Chair, Sarah Humphreys  

As discussed in the last FHSNA monthly meeting, the Angel Watch program is getting started in a neighboring community with training to take place soon.  Anybody interested in attending the training session with Sarah to determine if the program is a good fit for the Federal Hill South community, please contact Sarah Humphreys at SarahHumphreys@comcast.net.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Angel Watch

FHSNA Monthly Meetings

FHSNA Meeting Tuesday, January 26


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.