Route 1 Kids have all the fun! Storytime in Mount Rainier, Family Yoga in College Park, Black History Live with Culture Queen in New Carrollton, Mardi Gras party in North Brentwood for the teens, Arts on a Roll in Suitland and more! Have fun!
Ready to Read Storytime: Pop up! (Ages 3-5, siblings welcome!)
It’s a storytime pop-up! Let the library come to you @ a fab fresh juice bar. Enjoy stories, singing & more! Plenty of curbside parking for strollers 😉
Where: The Waterhole, Mount Rainier
Cost: Free!, drinks for sale
Family Fun Night
Now that’s a bargain! Visit Port Discovery’s 2 new exhibits & explore 3 floors of hands-on, interactive entertainment under 1 roof. Purchase tix on site the day of!
Where: Port Discovery Museum, Baltimore
Gymnastics Workshop (Ages Walking to 12)
Tumble your Friday afternoon away @ this beautiful gymnastics arena. Open to all for free play! Balance beams, obstacle courses, foam pit, & more! Two sections to accommodate wee ones & older kiddos. Adults, play too! Max 3 kids per adult.
Where: PG Sports Complex & Learning Center, Landover
X-treme TEEN: Mardi Gras Party (Ages 10-17)
Can’t wait to party w/ you! It’s a Mardi Gras celebration. Wouldn’t be complete w/o mask painting, colorful beads, music, & um, roller skating w/ a DJ. We thought you’d like that! 🙂
Where: North Brentwood Community Center, North Brentwood
Cost: Free! w/ MNCPPC youth ID
Arts on a Roll @ Creative Suitland: Tin Art
Let’s make art together! Fun for the whole family. Drop-in, hands-on, visual arts workshop. Create art w/ sheet metal. Make a necklace or key-chain to take home! Open to all levels!
Where: Creative Suitland, Suitland
Open Gym @ Joe’s! (Ages 2-6)
Let them shake, rattle & roll @ a high energy drop-in class. Joe’s teachers will lead kids in physical activities, sports-like games & open play time! Stick around & watch them have fun!
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Owl & Kestrel
Two small birds of prey. One awesome event. Meet the American Kestrel & Eastern Screen Owl. Learn about their acrobatic prowess & hunting skills!
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel
Black History Live w/ Culture Queen (Ages 5-18)
Let the Culture Queen show your kids how it’s done! Inspired by Josephine Baker, kids’ll learn how to celebrate their history & love themselves. It’s a live, original interactive, music, movement, & storytelling performance @ the local library!
Where: New Carrollton Library Branch, New Carrollton
The Plummer’s Kitchen (All Ages)
Nellie Plummer can cook! Well, she did back in the 1920s. 🙂 A schoolteacher & church elder, discover more about Ms. Plummer’s life as a slave in Riverdale while learning about popular recipes during Nellie’s time in the Guild’s open hearth kitchen!
Where: Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!, regular fee for house tours
Artful Afternoons (Ages K-3rd grade, younger siblings welcome)
Drop by their studio & choose from 4 “maker stations”. Each presents a challenge or question. This month’s theme’s Van Gogh! Fun way to bring art to life w/ the kiddos!
Where: National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
Cost: $32 per family (2 caretakers + 2 kids)
This class explores developmentally appropriate yoga songs, dance, relaxation and play in order to promote social-emotional development.
Where: Numi Yoga, College Park
Cost: $20+ (price including siblings and 2 caregivers)
Soul in Motion: Transformation (All Ages)
Enjoy a dance performance infused w/ West African culture. Colorful costumes, spirited movements & energetic drumming await you & your fam. Guaranteed to keep the kids engaged. Get your tix today!
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: $10 early-bird special; $20 advance; $25 door; $17 seniors/students; $12 children under 12
PRAISE Liturgical Dance Festival (All Ages)
A different kind of experience to check out w/ the fam. It’s showcasing @ a great venue. If you’ve never been, check it out! It’s an annual dance festival w/ local talent!
Where: Publick Playhouse, Cheverly
Cost: $25 general admission, $20 seniors, students, & youth under 18
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