Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Adults' Weekend Guide: May 24th-27th

Check out (EN)lighted this weekend!

Paddle Night on the Anacostia, Labor Film Fest and a Laborpalooza Music Fest, House Concert for Pyramid featuring Lauren Calve, barre in Magruder Park only to be followed by free community yoga the next day! SO much to get excited about this weekend! 👊

Special thanks to the sponsor of this Weekend Guide! 


For the second installment of this soon-to-be-beloved-but-not-yet-fully-discovered series, I present you with a picture of this beautifully painted elephant statue which stands in front of the town hall of which lovely town in Prince George's County?

Make your guess in the comments, below! Likewise, if you know any details or more information about this elephant, please share your insight! Or play along over on Facebook or Instagram! 👏

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Mount Rainier-in Goats are here!

And the Chicago Cubs did finally beat every team in the league! ⚾ Our world is full circle now, people. 😉 No clue what I'm talking about? Well, the City of Mount Rainier is having some goats visit this week so that they may do their goat-y thang and feast on overgrown vegetation at Rogers Park in Mt. Rainier (4011 Eastern Ave, between Bunker Hill and Shepherd St). Annnddd The Mountain Goats are an Indie Folk band who presciently sang of a time when the Chicago Cubs would "beat every team in the league!" See? Full circle. So much knowledge packed into one paragraph!  You're welcome. 🤣

📸 by Margaret Boozer-Strother

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Queen at West Hyattsville's Giant & Terps v. Tar Heels Game in College Park!

Are you getting caught up in the royal wedding frenzy?  I thought I wasn't, but as the time approaches I find myself getting excited to watch it all! Thinking about the royals also reminded me of a story local armchair historian and friend, Shonin Anacker, shared about a visit the Queen made to the Queens Chapel Giant Food Store in West Hyattsville and a Terp's game at Maryland Stadium in College Park back in the day.  Say what?

Queen Elizabeth II at University of Maryland football game, October 19, 1957. (Source: Library of Congress)
📷 source: Library of Congress

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Kids' Weekend Guide: May 18th-20th

Waterfront Art Festival is this Saturday!
📷 by M-NCPPC
Get your STEM on while exploring the life cycle of butterflies, bounce around in a moonbounce at Summer Jam, shake your groove thang at a bibliobop dance party, have fun at Mt. Rainier Day, the Waterfront Art Festival and more - all this weekend!

*Given the rainy weather we've been having, please be sure to call or check the event website before  heading out!

Special thanks to this weekend's fabulous sponsor!