Adults’ Weekend Guide: October 18th-21st

Route One Fun Adults' Weekend Guide Hyattsville

Temps are certainy cooler but so are the events this weekend! An ‘All the Stars’ Outdoor Dance Party at Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center in North Brentwood, StonyFIELD Day in Hyattsville, HY-Swap, College Park’s birthday Parkrun & more, all inside Route One Fun’s Adults’ Weekend Guide! Share the Guide with someone you care for! πŸ™‚


Bird Watch at Lake Artemesia
Find many species of birds by sight and song, learning from an experienced guide. All skill levels are welcome. Binoculars recommended. No reservations required. Sponsored by the Prince George’s Audubon Society and the Patuxent Bird Club, a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society.
When: 3pm
Where: Meet in parking lot at Berwyn Road and 55th Avenue in Berwyn Heights.
Cost: Free!

Join Greenbelt Museum for a special lecture by budding food historian Elliot Merker that will focus on the study of food history and how it applies to our day to day lives here in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region.

When: 7-9:30pm 
Where: Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt 
Cost: Free!

Mount Rainier Solar Party
The Green Team is gearing up for a Solar Party and you are invited. There were be several solar vendors there to explain what they do and how you can go solar. This event is not just for homeowners with no trees, some of the options are geared towards renters or shaded houses.
When: 7-9pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: Free!

Thursday Night Music Series with Alex Martin Trio
Eat some good Mediterranean food and listen to the tunes of great local musicians – this time around, the Alex Martin Trio (Latin jazz trio featuring Jodi Beder: cello; Kelton Norris: drums; and Alex Martin on guitar). Always a fun time and can attest that their falafels, with some special sauce, will make you return for more!
When: 7-9pm
Where: Med Cafe, 3237 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free (no cover)


Opening Reception: Hard and Soft
Join us for the opening reception of HARD AND SOFT! This exhibition explores work that pushes the tactile quality of materials. Combined, the work of Thea Gregorius, Allen Linder, Michael Enn Sirvet, and Tim Tate questions notions of soft (ornamental, safe, feminine) and hard (resolute, unwavering, masculine) while it explores the relationships between sculpture and paper.When: 6-9pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Daughters of the Dust Film Screening
Join us for an evening of ancestral remembrance and Black excellence in film with an outdoor screening and discussion of Julie Dash’s epic independent film Daughters of the Dust. Pre-screening lecture on the Gullah will begin at 7:30PM, followed by film screening.When: 7-10pm
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, North Brentwood
Cost: Free, reserve tickets here.

First Friday: ‘All the Stars’ Dance Party
Join us for a dance party under the stars! DJ Stylus spins a special set inspired by motion picture blockbuster The Black Panther and hit single “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar + SZA. It will be Afrofuturistic vibes all night across a span of genres for the rest of the night.
When: 10pm
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, North Brentwood
Cost: $5 in advance, $10 at the door

Hy-Swap Hyattsville


Riverdale Park Community Walk
Community walks are a great way to meet new people and discuss opportunities for or concerns about your community. Walk will begin at the intersection of Silk Tree Drive and Signet Lane in the Madison Hill Neighborhood.
When: 9am
Where: See above
Cost: Free!

College Park parkrun
At this week’s birthday parkrun, 5-year old Xander and his mom Tara will be wearing their red sash for their 50th parkrun. Xander runs to manage cystic fibrosis. He parkruns to see his friends. Join us!
When: 9am
Where: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park
Cost: Free!

Hy-Swap is a community exchange of free infant, children’s and maternity clothing, toys and gear organized by Hyattsville residents. The goal is to share and circulate items in good condition within the community, providing savings for local families and reducing waste. (I love everything about this event. Such a awesome community builder and fabulous threads, too.)
When: 12-3pm

Where: Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St, Hyattsville
Cost: No entry fee (monetary donations welcome!) 

This year, leave your costume home, and bring your inner artist activist! Be prepared to be FIRED UP and READY TO GO! While we raise money for Art Works’ programs, we’ll also be raising awareness and raising our voices! Come prepared to eat, drink, dance, bid, and make some activist art!  We’ll be dancing to the AWESOME blues band, The Smokin’ Polecats while enjoying food and beverages from Brookland’s Finest, Right Proper, Moreland’s Tavern, Taqueria del Barrio, Pizzeria Paradiso, DC Brau, Free Run Wine Merchants, and award winning Centrolina!

When: 7-10pm 
Where: Art Works Now, Hyattsville 
Cost: $50+
When: 7pm 
Where: Streetcar 82 Brewing Co, Hyattsville
Cost: No entry fee 

StonyFIELD Day at Magruder Park!
FREE BBQ, music, games and yogurt! (Yes, you read that correctly.) We’re celebrating because Hyattsville has been awarded a grant from Stonyfield Farm to begin doing organic field management. That means Hyattsville will be using soil-based fertilizers without harmful pesticides to care for Magruder Park. StonyFIELD Day’s activities will include crafts, games, face painting, and a special live performance from the Jimi Smooth Band! Read Route One Fun’s post about StonyFIELD Day here!
When: 11am-2pm
Where: Magruder Park, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Fall Crafting – Stained Glass Objects
Bring your own glass bottles or jars and we’ll create beautiful stained glass objects using your own creativity. Take what some might consider trash and create personalized gifts for the holidays! We’ll provide the paint and other accessories. Bring a jar to repurpose if you can, but we’ll have some available if you need.
When: 3-6pm
Where: Community Forklift, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! (Register behind link)

[CANCELED as of 10/19] ]Yoga at the Farm
Back by popular demand! Numi Yoga and New Brooklyn Farms are back with Yoga at the Farm Volume 2! Come get some downward dog served by Numi Yoga, scenery by New Brooklyn Farms, fresh bites by Relish Market and sips by the Cultured Kombucha!
When: 4-5:30pm
Where: New Brooklyn Farms, 3513 Rhode Island Ave, Mount Rainier
Cost: $18

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