Route 1 Weekend Guide: April 12th – 14th

Searching for things to do along Prince George’s County’s Route One Corridor this weekend? Well, it’s all here! Plenty of music options (Ukrainian & Folk in College Park, Honky-Tonk in Greenbelt & more!), Book Readings, Rummage Sale, Afro-Beat Zumba Class in Mount Rainier, Mixed Media Arts Workshop, the Itinerant Printer in Hyattsville & more!

Friday Things to Do Along Route 1 Corridor

Outdoor Performance Series – Lydia Consilvio (subject to weather conditions)
Hear some folk/pop songs performed by soloist Lydia Consilvio at a funky, outdoor space with food trucks. Kick off the College Park’s spring Outdoor Performance Series.
When: 6-7pm
Where: Little Tavern Park, 7413 Baltimore Avenue, College Park
Cost: Free!

The Wharf Rats, Live! Acoustic
Live acoustic music & mead. Grab your friends & dinner (BYOD). Wear tye dye & get $1 off brew! Take a selfie & tag us. Music, mead & tye dye. I want to see!
When: 7-10pm
Where: Maryland Meadworks, 4700 Rhode Island Avenue Suite B, Hyattsville
Cost: Free, $1 off brew if you wear Tye Dye

Explosive harmonies & thrilling vocal effects from a quartet w/ roots in Ukrainian culture. Influenced by Arabic, African, Russian & Australian traditions.
When: 8-10pm
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, 7416 Baltimore Avenue, College Park
Cost: $30 reserved, $25 general admin, $10 student/youth

Cold Hard Cash @ New Deal Cafe
An evening of Johnny Cash favorites & other honky-tonk classics. A spot-on tribute to Johnny Cash himself. Good food, too!
When: 8:30-11:30pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Free, call for table reservations….301-474-5642

Saturday Things to Do Along Route 1 Corridor

University United Methodist Church Rummage Sale
We have lots of housewares and linens this year, along with the usual variety, and lots of treasures.
When: 9am-2pm
Where: 3621 Campus Drive, College Park
Cost: Free (no entry fee)

Savor Bowie 2019 Food, Wine, and Music Festival
Complimentary wine tasting (enough said!), but there’s more. Vendors, artisans & classic car show. Two stages w/ live music & entertainment. Proceeds will buy musical instruments for students in underserved communities. A feel good, crowd pleaser, for sure!
When: 11am-6pm
Where: Bowie Town Center, 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie
Cost: Free!

Chocolate Making Workshop: Seed to Bar
New Brooklyn Farms x Secret Cacao Garden x Harper Macaw chocolate workshop transforms the participant into a cacao alchemist (ages 7+). The 2-hour experience encompasses the home chocolate maker secrets, made with single origin direct trade cacao seeds from Brazil, graciously provided Washington DC’s fine chocolate maker Harper Macaw.
When: 2-4pm
Where: New Brooklyn Farms, 3513 Rhode Island Ave, Mount Rainier
Cost: $55

Mixed Media Arts Time Out @ Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center
Bring your mixed media materials & work on your latest project with other creatives in a light-filled space.
When: 2-5pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, 4318 Gallatin Road, Hyattsville
Cost: $8, includes space and meetup website fee

5 @ 55: 5 Documents Everyone Needs to Have by Age 55
This 2nd Saturday Lecture will feature attorney Anthony Pasciuto (Tony) from Byrd & Byrd, LLC, who will explain why it is important to plan now for unavoidable life events. Tony will discuss the 5 legal documents you should have in place, so you and your loved ones can avoid nasty and costly surprises. Invite your friends and join us!  Ample parking is available. COME JOIN US!
When: 5-6:30pm
Where: University Park Church of the Brethren, University Park
Cost: Free

Caroline Bock and Jona Colson Book Signing
Local authors Caroline Bock & Jona Colson read from their new books, Carry Her Home & Said Through Glass. Grab a signed copy @ this early evening reception nestled in a cool local bookstore.
When: 7-9pm
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, 5132 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Black Masala @ New Deal Cafe  
Brass band pushing the boundaries between genres. Check out the music here! Good food, too!
When: 9pm-11:30pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Free, call for table reservations….301-474-5642

Saturday Fitness Along the Route 1 Corridor

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.

Afro-Beat/Zumba Fitness Class @ Mount Rainier Nature Center (Ages 16+)
Have fun & stay fit with this high energy, calorie burning workout @ a community center near you.
When: 10-11am
Where: Mount Rainier Nature Center, 4701 31st Place, Mount Rainier
Cost: $5 drop in

Saturday Social Ride
Joy ride w/ folks from Proteus Bicycles. An 8-12 mile loop, w/ pit stop for coffee & snacks. Mostly trails, some road biking. Children welcome, if they ride at least 10 miles w/o training wheels, or sit in a trailer or child seat w/ an adult’s bike. Helmets required, all. See you @ the start line!
When: 11am-1pm
Where: Proteus Bicycle, 9827 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park
Cost: Free!, bring lock, cash/cc

Proteus Bicycles College Park

Sunday Things to Do Along Route 1 Corridor

Traditional Hatha Yoga @ White Lotus Wellness Center
Hatha yoga class brought to you by Smile Herb Shop, the natural way to heal. Work out those kinks and reduce your stress. Improve digestion. Some yoga experience helpful.
When: 9-10:30am
Where: White Lotus Wellness Center, 4912 Berwyn Road, College Park
Cost: $15

Revive Community Acupuncture
Kick off your shoes, recline and enjoy the best nap ever w/ some community acupuncture. Walk-ins welcome or reserve your lounge chair in advance here. Consider it a little me time. You’re oh so worth it.
When: 1-5pm
Where: Revive Community Acupuncture, 7100 Baltimore Ave Suite 206, College Park
Cost: $25, $5 off or seniors

The Itinerant Printer at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Chris Chris Fritton, aka The Itinerant Printer, shares stories of 2.5 years in letterpress shops across America & Canada. Concurrent event w/ pop-up exhibition/shop. Light refreshments served. Say hi, grab a print or book for home!
When: 4-5:30 pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Pyramid Atlantic
Check out Chris Fritton, AKA The Itinerant Printer, at Pyramid Atlantic on Sunday!

Faerie @ Joe’s Movement Emporium
A fantastical & mythical dance that explores what happens when fairies & humans meet face to face. A magical performance even little ones will enjoy.
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier
Cost: $23 adult; $17 student, senior, & veteran; $12 16 & under

Sunday Live Music Along the Route 1 Corridor

Opera Resonates: Street Scene @ The Clarice
Lively discussion about identity politics & immigration w/ local maestros, stage directors & scholars, working w/ undocumented students @ the University of Maryland. A deep discussion on a timely topic.
When: 1:30-2:30pm
Where: The Clarice, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park
Cost: Free!

Regina Belle: Back to her Roots
An afternoon celebration of gospel music w/ Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Regina Belle. Hits include “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme),” among others A must see performance at your local playhouse.
When: 4-6pm
Where: Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly
Cost: $30 or $25 senior, student, & groups of 20 or more

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DYK that as of this month, the Hyattsville Residential Parking Ordinance requires residents and guests in Hyattsville to have a permit to park in a residential parking zone. More from Hyattsville Life & Times here.

Demolition’s started at the Hyattsville library site. Hyattsville Wire‘s got the story here.

The Route 1 Reporter is busy at work interviewing the candidates seeking elected office in Hyattsville. Check out Route One Reporter‘s work here.

Did you see this lovely 3BR penthouse-style condo for sale at Editors Park in Hyattsville? Swoon!

Riverdale Park Station blog reported here that Denizen’s has set May as their target opening month for their Riverdale Park Station location. Can’t wait!

Looking for the perfect springtime afternoon escape? Lake Artemesia’s where it’s at – and the College Park City-University Partnership‘s got some recommendations on where to go for ideal sunset views!

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  1. Great ideas here! I love all the live music suggestions, Black Masala is such a fun local band!!! Thank you 😊 for the info

    1. Got it! Was just going to include in Kids Weekend Guide but sounds like would be a good addition for this one, too!

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