|Catch Harpist Kristin Rebecca as she plays delightful Celtic Christmas tunes!|
The whirlwind that is this time of year is in full-effect, my people. In between your holiday shopping and gift wrapping, make some downtime for yourself by checking out some of the local events. From Hyattsville to Mount Rainier to College Park to Riverdale Park to Greenbelt & beyond, lots of local events for your to enjoy and support.
Speaking of support, many thanks to fantabulous Route 1 Realtor Emily Jackson for being such a strong supporter of Route One Fun from the get-go. As with many weekend guides this year, she the sponsor of this last weekend guide for 2018. Enjoy!
💖 I’m so grateful to all of you for reading Route One Fun and for so effusively sharing your love for this local blog with your friends and neighbors. I have so much fun sharing the good word about all we’ve got going on here and am so looking forward to doing even more in the New Year! Cheers to you and me! 🍻
Route One Weekend Guide: December 21st – 23rd
Yuletide Sing-along with Christopher Fominaya
Caroling and mead? Fa la la la la!!! Please join accomplished musician Chris Fominaya as he leads a Yuletide sing-along at the Meadworks. All of your favorites plus Chris will perform a few gems of his own.
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: No entry fee
Yoga Reset Winter Solstice
Experience a transformative reset under warm candlelight and the tranquil aroma of lavender with the guidance of yoga instructor Hermione Rhones.
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Guest Speaker for “Mary Queen of Scots”
Q&A after “Mary Queen of Scots” following 7:45 pm screening, featuring Karen Nelson, Associate Director at the Center for Literary & Comparative Studies and UMD. When: 7:45-10:30pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: See website
Eric B. & Rakim
It’s not happening along Route 1, but it’s Eric B. & Rakim and it’s not yet sold out so you. must. know!
Where: The Howard Theatre, DC
Cost: Does it matter?
Tour the Church & Catacombs of the Franciscan Monastery
Have you been here yet? It’s so close by – in Brookland, DC, open to all and has some amazing art and architecture to explore. Recently checked it out and wrote about our visit to the Franciscan Monastery in Brookland, here.
When: Guided Tours at 10, 11am & 1, 2 and 3pm (you can do self-guided if wish)
Where: Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, Brookland, DC
Cost: Free! (Donations welcomed.)
Holiday Music for Last Minute Shoppers
Local Jazz Artist Ann Palmer and Local Legend Victoria Hille will alternate on the keyboards with Jazz and Carols throughout the afternoon to encourage your shopping appetite at Tanglewood Works. (My review of Tanglewood Works here.)
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, Hyattsville
Christmas Carolers at Riverdale Park Station
Join us as Capitol Carolers bring holiday music and joy to Riverdale Park Station! The quartet will be strolling throughout the property and storefronts from 4-6pm. Make sure to grab a warm drink and give them a listen.
Where: Riverdale Park Station, Riverdale Park
Farm to Fire: A Winter Campfire & Locavore BBQ Event
DMV’s 1st ever winter campfire/locavore event! Featuring hyper-locally sourced meats, seafood, veggies, beverages and giveaways! The carnivore pit will have sustainably raised oysters, burgers and hot dogs from DC & MD; the omnivore pit will have hyper-seasonal produce from Brentwood, Bladensburg and Mount Rainier!
Where: New Brooklyn Farms, Mount Rainier
A Celtic Christmas Celebration with Kristin Rebecca
Kristin Rebecca will be performing on the Harp and with her father leading a wonderful Hyattsville group Celtic Christmas sing-along.
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, 5132 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Holiday Shopping Ride
Millie is leading a ride to the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market Sunday. This is a great market with a mix of vendors and plenty of food options. Approx 35 miles RT from new Proteus location.When: 10am-2pm
Where: Proteus Bicycles, 9827 Rhode Island Ave, College Park
Amy K. Bormet & Mike Nickens Jazz Duo
The last concert in the Into the air series brings down the house for the Holiday season. Hyattsville is becoming the hotbed of the jazz scene.
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, Hyattsville
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