Riverdale Park Station kicks off its summer concert series, Forklift First Friday in Edmonston includes a clothing Swap-O-Rama, Treasures in the Attic appraised in Laurel, festival fun at Brentwood Day, Decorate a t-shirt for Pride in Hyattsville, Pops Extravaganza in College Park, Mutt Strutt in University Park & more, all in this delectably local Guide!
Monumental Truths, Monumental Lies: Remembering and Forgetting African American History Through World War I Monuments
Dr. Dennis Doster of the M-NCPPC Black History Program will examine monuments to the “Great War” both at home and abroad to show how they both uncover and obscure elements of the African American experience.
Where: Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville
Greenbelt Astronomy Meeting – Speaker Dr. Dean Pesnell
Join this meeting of the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt as Dr. Dean Pesnell, Project Scientist for the Solar Dynamics Observatory, discusses how studying the Sun informs our knowledge of the stars.
Where: Owens Science Center, 9601 Greenbelt Rd, Lanham
Audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and more!
Where: Busboys & Poets, Hyattsville
Come join us as we kick off our Summer Concert Series with local and talented musician Brad Doggett. When: 6-8pm (weather permitting)
Where: Bear Square inside Riverdale Park Station, Riverdale Park
Forklift First Fridays (& Clothing Swap-O-Rama!)
Live music, tasty craft beer (& wine), good food truck eats, local art, kids activities and your chance to explore the potential of CF’s goods for sale! Kid + dog-friendly! Read my review of Community Forklift’s First Fridays here!
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston
Cost: Free! ($5 to participate in clothing swap – details here)
College Park Outdoor Performance Series – Transatlantic Crossing
Enjoy fiddle tunes from both side of the Atlantic!
Where: Little Tavern Park, 7413 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Washington Rowing School is having their annual free learn to row clinic in honor of National Learn to Row Day.
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg
Adult & kids’ clothing, costumes, jewelry, household items, small appliances, computer equipment & furniture, Toys and sports equipment for sale, Silent auction , Cafe and Grill (featuring strawberry shortcake!), KIDS’ Games and Train Rides for Tots, Quarts and flats of just-picked local strawberries for sale. Plant Sale
Join this introductory talk providing a broad overview of permaculture, its history, relevance and approaches. This class will offer some fresh perspectives and touch on some of the details as to how we may apply this design science in a suburban/rural context.
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Dr, Edmonston
National Trails Day
Participate in a nation-wide workday to connect more people to their community by maintaining and improving existing trails. Bring a reusable water bottle, wear weather appropriate clothes.
Where: Schrom Hills Park, 6915 Hanover Parkway, Greenbelt
Join us as we celebrate 96 years of community! Featuring vendors, food, volleyball and ping pong games, hula hoops, roller skating, DJ music and live performances featuring Sudden M Pac and more!
Where: Bartlett Park, 4300 39th Place, Brentwood
Commit to be Fit
Join WPGC and Rhode Island Row in this health, fitness and wellness expo. Focus on healthy foods, free fitness classes, health screenings, kids corner, giveaways and more!
Where: Rhode Island Row, 2300 Washington Place NE
Treasures in the Attic – Appraisal Day!
Is there a fortune in your attic? Maybe you have a thrift shop or garage sale find that you hope could be worth a lot of money? Then bring it/them to this event by the Laurel Historical Society, where nationally known antiques and art appraiser Todd Peenstra will be on hand to share his expertise!
When: Item check-in at 12pm, Appraisals begin at 1pm
Where: Cabana Room, 14403 Greenview Drive, Laurel (next to Patuxent Greens)
Cost: $5/item for LHS members; $10 for non-members
Barre in Magruder Park!
Join this barre class led by certified barre instructor Amanda Rooney, a mom of two under two, who fell in love with barre as a way to strengthen herself after back to back pregnancies! Bring a yoga mat and RSVP if you can to email@example.com so that she can get a sense of numbers!
Where: Magruder Park, Hyattsville (by the tennis courts)
Cost: Donation (Pay what you can!)
Decorate a Shirt for Pride!
Afraid your clothes aren’t gay enough? Do you ever worry that you might look too straight? Ever wanted to put ‘YASSS’ and rainbows all over your clothes? Then this event is for you! Come to our t-shirt decorating event to prepare for DC Pride! Bring your own t-shirt, shorts …cape? Whatever! Make sure it’s at least 80% natural fiber such as cotton, silk or linen, preferably light-colored. We’ll have some stencils and Marabu Fashion Spray Paint to play with. If you don’t have a t-shirt of your own, we have a few white t’s for sale in the store, as well as some plain canvas totes.
Where: Artist & Craftsman Supply Hyattsville, 4902 43rd Ave
2018 Hyattsville International Festival When: 5-9pm Where: Heurich Park, 2800 Nicholson Street, Hyattsville Cost: Free!
Pops Extravaganza, Bernstein at 100
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic pays homage to the great American composer and conductor as part of Leonard Bernstein at 100!
Where: UMD’s The Clarice, Dekelboum Concert Hall, College Park
Terry and the Zydeco Badboys
The 108 Music Series presents Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys from Duson, LA!
When: 8-11pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Where: Cheverly American Legion Post 108, 3608 Legion Dr., Cheverly
Cost: $20 here or $25 at door
Mutt Strutt 2018
What could be more fun than a bunch of dogs and their people taking a leisurely walk through town? Your $5/person registration gets you a beautiful 2018 Mutt Strutt t-shirt with a matching bandana for your mutt! Music, prizes and more! Register now!
Where: University Park
College Park Chorale – College Park Chamber Singers
Come to the UMD chapel to hear your neighbors sing beautiful, uplifting songs about light!
Where: Memorial Chapel, UMD
Cost: $10 suggested donation
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors. Bring a mat – all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Magruder Park, Hyattsville
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