Route 1 Kids Weekend Guide’s got “Uncle Devin” performing an interactive concert incorporating African American History in Landover, a Leap Day Disco and Kids Jazz in College Park, Dr. Seuss celebration in Bowie, Tarantula feeding in DC (uck!) & more! Check it out!
Friday Near Route 1
Ready to Read Storytime: Pop-Up! (Ages 3-5)
It’s storytime! Spice it up w/ some juice. Freshly made, that is. Librarian drops in w/ entertainment @ the juice bar. It’s really fun for all!
Where: The Waterhole, Mount Rainier
Cost: Free!, drinks for sale
Smaland Play Facility @ Ikea
Pop in for shopping. Drop the kids in their play area. Up to 60 min sans you! Brilliant, family-friendly idea! Retail therapy, plus built-in sitters! (note: height restrictions, must be potty trained, & must wear socks!)
Where: Ikea, College Park
Entertainment zones @ the Mall
Make the mall your destination! Food, entertainment & plenty of space to burn off some energy. Little rides at both of the mall ends for small fees. Crane machines. Gumball machines. Just the kind of out-of-the house distraction you’re looking for!!
Where: Mall @ PG Plaza, Hyattsville
Cost: Nominal, bring dollar bills and quarters!
Xtreme Teens: Giant Scrabble (Ages 10-17)
Calling all word wizards! Come play Scrabble of epic size. You’ll be w/ like-minded peers. Test your game skills out @ the community center today!
Where: College Park Youth Services Center, College Park
Cost:Free! w/ MNCPPC youth ID
Saturday Near Route 1
Virginia Ballet Company & School – Saturday Morning Live!
This light-hearted family friendly program is designed to be the perfect way to experience and learn about different forms of dance. Plus Cinderella and her Silly step-sisters will make a guest appearance! Check out our time at this free National Theatre series here!
When: 9:30am & 11am shows
Where: The National Theatre, DC
Cost: Free! (Register for tickets)
Family Day (All Ages)
Round out Black History month @ this annual family-friendly event. Activities for all! Films, stories, arts, & guided exhibit tours! And more!
Where: Harmony Hall Arts Center, Fort Washington
Story Explorers: Dr. Seuss (Ages 0-12)
It’s time to celebrate Dr. Seuss. It’s his bday after all. 😉 Won’t you come see & hear favorite Seuss stories read on the big screen? Finish off w/ short films & a craft!
Where: Bowie Library Branch, Bowie
Kids Jazz Musical Theater Dance Class (Ages 6+)
Back by popular demand. It’s showtime! Your kid’s all that jazz @ this musical theater dance class. Learn style, technique, & rhythmic combos! Wear comfy shoes & clothes. All levels welcome!
Where: Posh Cycling & Fitness Studio, College Park
History Moves to the Beat of the Drum
Delve into African American history by providing education and entertainment through music. The origin of African American music started to the beat of the drum. Join us for Uncle Devin’s interactive concert incorporation African American History/Music/Instrumentation.
Where: Palmer Park Community Center, Landover
Taratibu Youth Association Presents “Black Genius”
Be inspired by youth changing the world through the arts. Come witness their creative excellence in dance. A performance that highlights the BLACK GENIUS on the African continent & in the diaspora.
When: 3pm, 7pm
Where: Dance Theatre, The Clarice, College Park
Leap Day Disco!
Party down @ the neighborhood disco! Drop in activity, led by we think Beech Tree Puppets Company. If so, it’s gonna be good. Perfect for the preK-K-ish crowd!
Where: Old Parish House, College Park
Sunday Near Route 1
Greenbelt National Park
Take a walk on the wild side w/ the fam 😉 We did (on New Year’s!). It was fab! Easy 1-mile-ish hike. Or, take the longer trails. We seem to recall picnic benches, playgrounds (maybe?), & lots of open space. Some construction’s happening until spring, but that’s around the corner so enjoy!
When: Dusk ‘til Dawn (we think)
Where: Greenbelt National Park, Greenbelt
Insect Zoo Feedings @ National Museum of Natural History
Don’t let the feedings fool you! A tarantula’s gotta eat too! Kids love learning about the world around them. Might as well let them have at it w/ the experts. Get their questions about the 8-legged creatures answered. Better them than you! LOL
When: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
Where: Natural History Museum, Washington, DC
Yao Yao (Ages 3-7)
Let yourself be wowed w/ interactive screen technology & live music. A whimsical adventure created by South Korea’s Brush Theatre. Come see a magical world where reality & imagination combine!
When: 11am, 1:30pm, 5pm
Where: Family Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Thumbelina (Ages 4+)
Remake of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, inspired by Kamishibai – Japanese street theatre. Think puppetry, dioramas, & more theatre magic! Thumbelina is said to dazzle audiences w/ a colorful celebration of individuality & friendship!
Where: Imagination Stage, Bethesda
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