Where to play along the Route 1 Corridor this weekend: Many kids activities at Trolley Trail Day, happening in Riverdale Park, Hyattsville & College Park; Incredibles 2 is playing at Riverdale Park Station; Community Art Day & International Day in Hyattsville; Kids can make their own prints at the Freer Gallery; Fiesta Asia in Silver Spring & more! Whew! Check it all out below and share with a friend!
Playday at the Library: Teddy Bear Parade (Ages 0-5)
Bring your teddy bear or other stuffed friend for playtime and socialization at the library’s amphitheater. Rain or shine, a good time for everyone! Also an adjacent playground to explore afterwards! More info on the fun to be had at the Laurel Library here.
Where: Laurel Library Branch, Laurel
Gymnastics Workshop (Ages walking-12)
Bring your kids in for some open play time exploring gymnastics in a fun and safe environment, with family and friends. More about this open gym here.
Where: Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex, Landover
Cost: $7/participant w/ accompanying adult
FYI: Feed Your Imagination, Animal Adventures (Ages 5-12)
Drop your kids off for some creative art and a pizza dinner. They’ll enjoy a short animated film too as they explore earth and space, through the eyes of animals while you get some time to yourself!
Where: ArtWorks Now, Hyattsville
Xtreme Teens: Outdoor Game Relay (Ages 10-17)
Participate in various outdoor activities in teams that the center has been scheming for you. Play against other teens for some healthy competition.
Where: Rollingcrest/Chillum Community Center, Chillum
Cost: Free! w/ M-NCPPC youth ID
Trolley Trail Day (All Ages)
Fun run, bike rides, kids activities, food and drink, and more! This first-of-its-kind event is off the hook. You are sure to stumble across fun for the whole family along the trolley trail connecting College Park, Riverdale Park, and Hyattsville.
Where: See schedule here
Cost: Mostly free, some events and concessions for purchase, see details here
Community Art Day
Let the kids try their hands at weaving as a method for art-making, story-telling, and community building. Participants will create strips from non-traditional materials that will include images, words, and patterns. The culminating work of art will utilize the Art Works Now fence as a loom allowing for participants to weave their stories into the structure, together.
Where: Art Works Now, Hyattsville
JCPenny Kids Zone (All Ages)
Let your kids create a superhero-themed frame for Father’s Day. Parents get a special one-day shopping coupon too!
Where: The Mall at Prince Georges, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, while supplies last
DinoRock’s Junkyard Pirates
DinoRock, an award-winning kids’ musical ensemble, will perform their show “Junkyard Pirates” at the City Building!
Where: Hyattsville City Building, Hyattsville
Open Studio: Fun with Books (All Ages)
Join artists from Pyramid Atlantic and make your own prints and books! Get inspired by the museum’s Japanese collection. Museum tours @ 12:30pm and 2:30pm to get ideas. For kids of all ages, and their adult companions!
Where: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Japanese Windsock Class
Coinciding with Pizzeria Paradiso’s 2019 Spring Fest, Art Works Now will be holding a windsock making class, inspired by Japanese traditional windsocks: Koinoboris. So register the kid(s) for this class then head over to SpringFest to enjoy a bevvy of craft breweries, pizza and more! (Tickets req’d.)
Where: Art Works Now, Hyattsville
Cost: $20 ($15 if attending SpringFest)
International Festival (All Ages)
Come and celebrate the many cultures from around the world that make our community great. There’ll be crafts, food, live performances, and much more at this community park and play area!
Where: Heurich Park, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, vendors charge for food and beverage
Movie in the Square (Rescheduled) (All Ages)
Catch The Incredibles 2 on a 21-foot outdoor movie screen. Bring your favorite snacks, lawn chairs and blankets. Enjoy the movie under the stars!
Where: Bear Square – Riverdale Park Station, Riverdale
Fiesta Asia (All Ages)
Come experience the richness of Asian cultures at this annual festival, held since 2010. There’ll be music, dance, martial arts, crafts, and plenty of shopping and Asian food to sample!
Where: Silver Spring
Cost: Free!, fee for some activities and food
Arts Drop-in (All Ages)
Enjoy some brunch and art at this drop-in session. Create your own abstract expression with oil pastel (provided), using inspiration from Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky, a pioneer in abstract art.
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park
Cost: Free!, food for purchase
Wonderful World of Watkins Trains, Carousel & Miniature Golf (All Ages)
Take a ride on the carousel at this regional park. Hop on their new mini train and wind through the woods. Play a game of mini-golf on their 18-hole course then check out this amazing Wizard of Oz playground!
Where: Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro
Cost: Train or Carousel $2; Mini Golf $5/round
Diven’s Den (Best for Ages 2+)
Enjoy an afternoon of hands-on STEM-inspired learning in the museum’s ‘den’. Play area includes historic kitchen, a simple machine exploration area, craft projects, and more, representing Laurel’s history. Read about our time at Diven’s Den here!
Where: The Laurel Historical Society, Laurel