|University Park’s Porchfest is this weekend!|
Going to be a hot one this weekend, in erry way! Hot Power Vin at College Park’s Numi Yoga, Book Reading at Riverdale Park’s Robert Harper Books, University Park’s Porchfest, Live Music Thursdays at Mt. Rainier’s Med Cafe, Dogs for the Arts in Hyattsville, a tribute to Prince in Cheverly, History of Brewing in Laurel & more, all here!
One of my fave farmers markets! Get your fresh and local produce right here! Live music, too! We love strolling around the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, buying some fresh, local produce, grabbing a bite from one of the vendors, absorbing some tunes while the kids frolic around and then we all head to Town Center Market to enjoy a tasty beer or 5 outside.
Where: 4650 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale Park
Cost: No entry fee.
Where: Numi Yoga, 4513 College Ave, College Park
Cost: $18 (drop in)
Live Music Thursdays: Conquistadors of Naught
Eat some good Mediterranean food, support a local Mt. Rainier restaurant and enjoy some funky blues-infused global jams by Conquistadors of Naught at Live Music Thursdays! Always a fun time and can attest that their falafels (ask for the “special sauce”) & dolmadas will make you return for more!
Where: Mediterranean Cafe, 3237 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
Cost: No cover charge!
Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys
Join in and support this free reading by Hyattsville’s own Ruthanna Emrys. Cosponsored by HARP (Hyattsville Residents for Progress), “Winter Tide is a weird, lyrical mystery — truly strange and compellingly grim. It’s an innovative gem that turns Lovecraft on his head with cleverness and heart” —Cherie Priest. After the reading, Emry’s will talk about what it’s like writing “timely” fiction in 2017, speculative fiction as resistance, and resistance as speculative fiction.
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Yoga in the Parks
Join us for FREE yoga classes in the beautiful outdoors! Learn basic moves to strengthen your body, increase flexibility and free your mind. Classes run Memorial Day through Labor Day and are for ages 13+. No registration is required. Namaste!
Where: Ellen E. Linson Splash Park, 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park
Innovations and History of Brewing in Maryland
An after-hours event featuring presentations on the Sour Beer Process, Pre-Prohibition Brewing in Baltimore and samples from local breweries.
Where: Laurel Library, 507 7th Street, Laurel
Wind down your long work week and prepare for an enjoyable weekend with this TGIF yoga class!
Where: Love Yoga, 5111 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
College Park ParkRun
Head out on for a weekly, free, 5K, timed run. Afterwards, enjoy a post parkrun coffee in The Board & Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park. All ages welcome!
When: Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Where: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park
Admission: Free but please register before your first run.
Dogs for the Arts
You and your furry friends are invited to compete in our paw painting, costume, talent, and dog/owner look-alike competitions. To register your pooch, please call: 301-699-5440. Please note that all dogs must be on a leash and under the control of their owner. (Dog owners under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Where: Magruder Park, 40th & Hamilton Streets, Hyattsville
Cost: Free – donations to “Lively Arts in Hyattsville” welcome!
Bottle Opener Game
Learn to build a bottle-opener game board. Join our Associate-led demonstration and you’ll be shown how to use carpenter’s tools to measure and cut the wood to create a bottle opener that also functions as a game. In addition, our Associate will also demonstrate the safe use of common project tools including a circular saw, brad nailer and drill. At the end of the workshop, Store Associates can help you shop for everything you need to create your own project at home. Sponsored by Coca-Cola.
Where: Home Depot, Hyattsville & College Park
Cost: Free, Registration required here
Fly ‘n Drive
How is aviation reflected in a car? Find out as College Park Aviation Museum hosts a variety of unique cars and planes. Check out the Airgility HorseShu and imagine the future of transportation. Come out and vote for your favorite vehicle!
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park
Cost: $5 includes museum admission
PorchFest is a family-friendly community music event, appropriate for all ages. The focal points will be a variety of musical acts ranging from acoustic to electric, and solo to ensemble. Maps will be distributed at the various porches on Saturday. You can also pick up a map from 4122 Woodberry Street after 10am on Saturday.
Where: Townwide, University Park
Bay Side Big Band
10 piece jazz orchestra playing your favorite dances and songs!
Where: American Legion Post #217, 9218 Baltimore Ave, College Park
YahZarah: “Purple Reign” A Tribute to the Life & Music of Prince
Grammy-nominated vocalist YahZarah stars in this performance that recalls the iconic, provocative, and revolutionary music of one of the music industry’s most popular and successful stars. This performance consistently sells out – so buy tickets now!
Where: Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly
Check out this cool & big farmers market offering produce, pasture-raised meats, sustainable seafood, soaps, crepes, ice cream, breads and baked goods, goat cheese & more! While there, let your ears soak up some Transatlantic Crossing and their fiddle-n tunes (think “toe-tapping Irish and Scottish jigs and reels!”) When done shopping, head to the New Deal Cafe for some nosh and/or a coffee by Vigilante!
Where: 25 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: No entry fee
Our weekly ride to Vigilante Coffee in Hyattsville for caffeinated goodness. Bring cash/cc, lock. Approximately 12 miles round trip, mostly trails, some on-road riding. Helmets required.
Where: Proteus Bicycles, 9217 Baltimore Ave, College Park