Thursday, July 27, 2017

Kids' Weekend Guide! July 28th-30th

When it brightens up, check out the Wizard of Oz Playground at Watkins Regional Park!
Rain or shine, tons of options for kid-friendly fun along Route 1 this weekend! Due to weather alerts, just be sure to call ahead to confirm plans.

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Adults' Weekend Guide! July 28th-30th

Catch Tool Shed Acoustic at Riverdale Park's Robert Harper Books! 
From a morning coffee club bike ride to the Jonny Graves blues band to a movie featuring the music of the 1967 Monterey Pop festival to an energy workshop to learn about your chakras, Route 1's got it all this weekend! (And with the rainy weather, don't forget to call ahead to confirm plans!)

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Bowie Baysox Baseball - with a Dog!

Route One Hubs here. (Yes, you can guess who came up with this catchy moniker....) From time to time, as part of my campaign for husband of the year, I take the kids out for a few hours so the Route One Fun maestro can get some work done on this here blog. I call these outings our "adventures" and this is the story of one of those adventures. I hope to chronicle a few more as time goes by.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Kids Eat Free!

Free!  No word sounds sweeter to my big ears than "free!" Except maybe when you say "free meal!" Then I'm off the charts!  Because you see, free dinner makes me a dangerous lady with some money in my pocket; keep up!  Thank you, Bruno.

2017 Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Route One!

Summer is here – and this year, it’s longer than ever!  Time to start thinking about summer camps in and around our awesome DC Metro area.  Below is a list of day camps, camps for preschoolers, camps for high-schoolers and all your in-between-ers! 

Thanks to all of our camp sponsors for making this handy dandy guide possible!  When you sign-up, let them know you Route One Fun! sent you!

Are you a camp director eager to get your local camp listed in this fabulous guide?  Contact Sarah at to find out more!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kids' Weekend Guide: July 21st-23rd

Check out all the fun, kid-friendly happs this weekend along and around our beloved Route 1! Some colonial dress-up, Summer Jam, Lego Batman Movie, Skateboarding, boat tour, solar eclipse & more! Don't forget to stop back later & share a comment about what you liked best!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Adults' Weekend Guide: July 20th-23rd

Film Festival at Old Greenbelt Theatre this Weekend!
This weekend's going to be hot.  But not as hawt as all the fun things happening in & around Route 1 this hot weekend.  Read on and catch up! 👊

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Kids' Weekend Guide! July 14th-16th

So much family-friendly fun to be had this weekend, Route 1!  From learning to fish to a songwriting workshop to a hands-on history playground to the Lotus & Lily Festival to Stemtastic's Buzz About Bees - you're all set with your weekend plans!  👏

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Adults' Weekend Guide: July 13th-16th

Opening this weekend at Joe's Movement Emporium!
24 Gloriously Different Ways to Have Fun this Weekend, Route 1!!!  Will it be Think Before You Holla at Joe's Movement Emporium? Dance Dance Party Party at Community Forklift? DA Band at New Deal Cafe?  LUNAFEST Film Festival at the Old Greenbelt Theatre?  The Lotus and Water Lily Festival at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens? Hyattsville's Pizzeria Paradiso's Grand Opening? Latin sounds of Grupo Quimbao at Bladensburg Waterfront Park?  Why not do them all, overachiever?! ;)

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Kids' Weekend Guide: July 7th - 9th

Take the kids, enjoy some live music & explore Community Forklift's First Friday!
Lots of great, local ways for the kids to have fun this weekend! Montpelier kicks off its Blast-in-the-Past playground, Community Forklift's got its First Friday partay, Canoe Lessons in Bladensburg & more - all here.  Enjoy and don't forget to "like" Route One Fun on Facebook, follow on Twitter and head over to Route One Fun! to subscribe for all the latest posts!

Community Forklift's First Fridays

On the first Friday of each month over the summer from 6-8pm, Community Forklift stays open late to throw a party for those adventurous enough to answer its invitation (read: you and me and everybody)!  If you're not familiar with Community Forklift yet, know that it's an awesomely huge warehouse of salvaged building materials.  By accepting donations of unwanted building materials, they keep tons of materials out of landfill and their Home Essentials Program provides free building materials, appliances, furniture and more to local families in need.  Likewise, many of their goods have fantastic vintage flair, so also a treat to explore the aisles and get inspiration on fun, new ways to renovate and style your nest.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Adults' Weekend Guide: July 6th - 9th

Check out opening reception Friday at Mt. Rainier's ReCreative Spaces!
Happy Weekend, Route One Buds! Another great menu of artsy, musical, active, reflective performances and events to check out this weekend - like Community Forklift's First Friday, or the opening for an exhibit exploring friendship & identity through hip hop photography (includes a freestyle cipher - wha what?!), a Women & Bicycles Bike Clinic, Arts on the Bladensburg Waterfront and more - All Here.  All Local.  All for you.  Mwa!