Friday, April 20, 2018

Coming Soon: Posh Cycling & Fitness to College Park!

Posh Cycling & Fitness is coming to the MOM's/old REI shopping center in College Park later this year (anticipate September/October grand opening)! SOOOOOOOOOEXCITED!!!!

📷 Instagram: @poshcyclingandfitness

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Kids' Weekend Guide: April 20th-22nd

Perfect weekend to explore Wizard of Oz-themed playground at Watkins Regional Park!

Earth Day Fun, Storytime, the Azalea Classic, Bike Rides and a Photo Scavenger Hunt are just some of the great ways to have fun this weekend, Route One Young'ns!

Special thanks to our sponsor of this Weekend Guide!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Adults' Weekend Guide: April 19th-22nd

📷 by 1 Mile Radium Project

Weekend menu includes Letitia Vansant in Brentwood, 1 Mile Radius Project in Mt. Rainier, HW-Swap in Hyattsville, Azalea Classic in University Park, Anxiety Awareness Documentary Screening in Greenbelt, Brazilian Music in Laurel & more! Get at it, Route One!
Special thanks to our sponsor of this Weekend Guide!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring Cleaning? Donate Clothes & Items to Mt. Rainier Elementary School's FUNDrive on/before 4/28!

What will you get when you drop off a bag full of your gently used items to Mt. Rainier Elementary School's (MRE) parking lot on Saturday, April 28th from 9am - 1pm (or earlier on in the week via option noted below)? You'll get the awesome feeling (and likely a round of high-fives) knowing that you just brought the school one bag closer to raising much needed funds for student activities and programs! Heck, make it 6 bags and you'll be floating on air all weekend! :)

This eager MRE student is already sorting through his donation contenders!

Monday, April 16, 2018

What's Coming to Riverdale Park Station?!?

Drive-in movies, dance bands, cooking classes, outdoor fitness classes, beer ping pong and mini-golf are just some of the awesome ideas that were offered up and discussed at this evening's focus group, convened by Riverdale Park Station (RPS) to get the community's input on possible upcoming programming and activities. (Another focus group is meeting tomorrow. Details here.)

📷 by Riverdale Park Station's Instragram feed 

Now - this doesn't mean that these things are necessarily, definitely going to happen. But given that RPS has partnered with Biederman Redevelopment Ventures to guide its programing, my hopes are purdy high. Why?  Because Daniel Biederman and his crew know a thing or two about programming for public spaces; Biederman was the force behind turning NYC's Bryant Park the lively, vibrant, awesome park it is today, full of life and programs that this former Manhattanite used to frequent ( & ❤). While RPS is not Bryant Park, it's exciting to have a team with this successful track record working to bring cool, new programs for our local communities to enjoy.

Coming Soon: More fun programs like RPS's Carnival last weekend! 
Speaking of, here are some of the ideas that were floated as possible events to host at Riverdale Park Station:  Music program (a cappella groups, accordion players, string quartets); Arts and crafts classes/demos; Reading Room; Author Readings; Chess/Checkers tables; Carousel; Lawn Games; Outdoor fitness; Square Dancing; Art & Holiday Markets; Photography Classes; Historic Walking Tours & more!

They noted that these programs would (for the most part) be free and all planned with the goal of making RPS both a community center and a place where you do your shopping. They also noted that they would be mindful of programming events that do not compete with local small businesses.

As a former aging policy advocate, I put in a plug for them to reach out to the various local aging-in-place groups (like Hyattsville's Aging in Place and University Park's Helping Hands UP  to encourage the inclusion of programs that will check off boxes for folks of all ages.

So - what say you?  What programs or events would you like to see at RPS?  Share in comments below!