*Greenbelt Events – September 17-26

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Bowie, Laurel and Riverdale. All Prince George’s Proud! Friday, September 17 At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – NOTE their new Covid precaution! “My name is Pauli Murray” opens ...
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We showed the Horticultural Society of Maryland around Greenbelt, and we’re all invited to its virtual talks.

Mary Jo, Diana and Nancy in my front garden The Horticultural Society of Maryland is a well-oiled horticultural and social machine, hosting talks by expert speakers and tours of amazing gardens in the tonier parts of Baltimore and its suburbs  (Here are some of them, and here’s more – Diana’s garden is the last one.) I’ve attended several tours with fellow ...
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*Greenbelt Events September 10-19

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Bowie, Laurel and Riverdale. All Prince George’s Proud! Friday, September 10 At the Old Greenbelt Theatre “Ailey” opens. 5 p.m. Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation ...
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Scenes from My Greenbelt Labor Day Festival 2021

Like so many Greenbelters and visitors, I was beyond thrilled to have even a somewhat limited Labor Day Festival BACK! And with mostly GREAT WEATHER, too!. With everyone experiencing the Festival in their own way, here are MY top memories of Labor Day Festival 2021. With thanks to Linda Ivy and the other hard-working festival organizers for their creative adaptations ...
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Great Weather and these Popular Labor Day Festival Events for 2021!

Good news! This year Greenbelt’s famous and historic Labor Day Festival is mostly back, after its so-sad cancellation last year due to covid. A big thanks to the hard-working Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Committee! Check the Schedule (subject to change) and you’ll find these popular events back this year: the PTA Book Sale, the Opening Ceremony with announcement of Citizen of ...
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*Greenbelt Events: August 27 – September 6

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Bowie, Laurel and Riverdale. All Prince George’s Proud! Coming up – Enter your Art NOW! Friday, August 27 At the Old Greenbelt Theatre   Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony ...
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Dogs and Pets in Greenbelt – A Brief History

by Sheila Maffay-Tuthill, Education and Volunteer Coordinator, Greenbelt Museum The utopian planned community of Greenbelt has had a complicated history with “man’s best friend.” When families were first moving into the town, it was decided that pets of any kind were not allowed. Some of the thinking that went into the decision is worth considering. In this time period, the ...
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*Greenbelt Events August 20 – 29

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Bowie, Laurel and Riverdale. All Prince George’s Proud! Friday, August 20 At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – Purchase Tickets Here “In the Heights” Opens! 8:15 pm. The creator of “Hamilton” ...
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Day Trip to the Maryland State Fair

UPDATE for 2021: The Maryland State Fair,  just an hour up the road in Timonium is coming soon – August 26 through Labor Day, September 6. Here’s a report from the 2019 Fair. Honestly, I’ve always attended the Montgomery County Fair and have only recently driven a bit farther to experience the Maryland State Fair. For its diversity of actual ...
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*Greenbelt Events August 13 – 22

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Bowie, Laurel and Riverdale. All Prince George’s Proud! Friday, August 13 At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – Purchase Tickets Here  Summer of Soul opens! Shown at 5:30 and ...
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*Greenbelt Events August 6-15

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Bowie, Laurel and Riverdale. All Prince George’s Proud! Friday, August 6 At the Old Greenbelt Theatre Opens August 6, 5 pm – Minari (1 hr 56 min PG-13) ...
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The Lake is my Greenbelt Cathedral

Robin and Cocoa by Rev. Dr. Robin Hawley Gorsline  I have been blessed to be in some glorious worship spaces, including not only National Cathedral in D.C. but also grand spaces in New York, Boston, Detroit, and Rome. But none has had the impact on me like the one right here in Greenbelt. Of course, many of us know that our ...
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Excited about the Beltway Plaza Redevelopment

Entrance to informational event in Beltway Plaza. (R) Speaker Alex Villegas of Rodgers Consulting is introduced by Kap Kapistan, general counsel of Plaza owner Quantum. Data demonstrate the potential for a renewed Beltway Plaza. I recently attended a public information event in Beltway Plaza about their planned redevelopment, and came away excited about the project, and impressed that the investment ...
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*Greenbelt Events July 30 – August 8

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Bowie, Laurel and Riverdale. All Prince George’s Proud! Friday, July 30 At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – the last of its Outdoor “Moonlit Movies” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, ...
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Discover Richmond for your Next Day Trip – or Longer

I’ve heard so many raves from Greenbelters and other friends in the DC area about their visits to Richmond, just a two-hour drive away from us, that I decided to go for an overnight visit. I grew up just outside Richmond but hadn’t been there in almost 20 years, and never as a tourist. Here are my recommendations for your ...
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Summer in Greenbelt’s Early Days

by Sheila Maffay-Tuthill, Greenbelt Museum’s Education and Volunteer Coordinator. Greenbelt residents garden in their allotment plot. Library of Congress. In a small community surrounded by trees and bejeweled with a lake, a swimming pool, picnic areas, playgrounds, tennis courts, ball fields, and a movie theater, summers in Greenbelt could feel like a vacation without leaving home. The early residents were ...
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Fireworks over Greenbelt Lake, July 4, 2021

Fabulous photos and videos of Greenbelt’s 2021 fireworks were posted to local Facebook groups. These photographers and videographers are generously sharing their works with Greenbelt Online. Videos by Amina Saad Khalifa and Diane Siegel Photos by Linda Ivy: Photos by Nate Jackson: Photos by Vlad Tchompalov: Photo by Bill Cornett from Kayak: Bonus Photo by Nate Jackson: Nate’s photo of ...
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Monday Matinees Return to the Old Greenbelt Theatre!

Today I’m thrilled to report that the Old Greenbelt Theatre held its very first Monday Matinee event in a loooong time. Here you see Greenbelters Ed and Abby Crowley arriving this morning, greeted by executive director Caitlin McGrath and office manager Amy Knesel. Monday Matinees, one of the OGT’s signature events, are free this month while the theater transitions back ...
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Greenbelt Art and Music Featured in Hyattsville

Chrissy Wilkins and Dorian Winterfeld, treasurer of the New Deal Cafe, at Maryland Milestones in Hyattsville. Maryland Milestones Heritage Center in Hyattsville hosted its first in-person art reception since the start of the pandemic, and lots of Greenbelters showed up to support art, enjoy music and just get social! On display were “Mandala Paintings” art works by Chrissy Wilkins, a ...
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July Events in Greenbelt* – In Person and Online

Here are the events, in person and online, announced so far in Greenbelt and *nearby towns in Prince George’s County. The list will be updated as more events are announced, so check back!  Greenbelt Online’s events listings will be published weekly starting in August, as the New Deal Cafe and Old Greenbelt Theatre resume normal operations (YAY!!!!). Friday, July 2 Old ...
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