2023 Greenbelt Pride Festival Videos!

Greenbelt’s Second Annual Pride Festival earlier this month was a joyful and inspiring event, a feel-good happening I didn’t know I needed until suddenly I did. A sentiment no doubt shared by the large crowd. Seeing some very competent photographers and videographers at the event, I stopped taking them myself, except for snapping this cute dog all dolled-up for Pride ...

Welcome to Greenbelt’s Revolution Dance Studio!

There’s a new business in town, a most welcome dance studio located conveniently in Beltway Plaza Mall – the Evolution Dance Studio. It’s located near the AMC movie theaters, next to Shaymar Higgs’ Free Art for All and across the hall from his Third Space Lounge. It’s a creative hub! So far, classes are offered in: Ballet/Lyrical, Hip Hop, Jazz, ...

2023 Green Man Festival Video and Photos

This year’s Greenbelt Green Man Festival was a huge hit, thanks in large part to these intrepid organizers, from left: Tim Sauerwein, Raven Eyes Cagle, Dorian Winterfeld and Amethyst Dwyer. We thank them!! Entertainment Highlights Video Like the festival itself, this highlights video was a collaboration. (A two-day festival edited down to 4 minutes? It took a village!) The names ...

Wild Reels Film Festival Highlights Outdoor Recreation

The Festival Recently I felt lucky that I heard through the grapevine about a new film festival happening on a Saturday afternoon in the beloved and gorgeous Old Greenbelt Theatre. Because it was a “private screening” with invites going to friends and family, word of mouth somehow brought it to my attention. All I knew was the name – Wild ...

So you want to get a shed in GHI…

by Kate Murray It’s finally time to clean out your understairs closet and get an outdoor shed for your GHI townhouse. It’s a bit of a process and takes some planning but it’s doable. Here’s what I’ve learned if it’s helpful for you. This was definitely a learning curve for me and I spent a good deal of time stalking ...
ERHS robot 53A at 2023 US Open

Greenbelt Robots Compete at National Championship

In March 2023, four robots built by students at Eleanor Roosevelt High School competed at the US Open robotics championship that was held in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Pictured below is one of these robots at the US Open and three of the students who built it: Ashwin Selvarajasingham, Ben Ruby, and Veena Raj (left to right). The national competition was ...

Greenbelt – Where Musicians Are Video’d for YouTube

Greenbelt is special – I’m betting you all agree. Not only do we have music festivals and a thriving live music and music festival scene but Greenbelt is increasingly where bands know they can perform and afterwards receive a nice video for promotional use and their own enjoyment. New Deal Cafe Playlist Let’s start with the largest collection of Greenbelt ...

A Honda Dealer Comes to Greenbelt

That’s my blue CRV on far right side in this photo. I’ve driven various Honda models for going on 30 years now, buying from dealers but never living close enough to use them for service. That changed last October with the opening of “Honda of Greenbelt,” the large dealership now just off Greenbelt Road (6500 Capitol Drive) and minutes from ...

Don’t Miss the Greenbelt Lake Photo Exhibit at National Wildlife Center

Photo by Raven Eyes Cagle Now you have even more reasons to visit the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge this winter – for the fabulous exhibit of photos taken around our beloved Greenbelt Lake, on display through February 28. Yesterday’s reception for the show and a chance to meet the photographers drew quite a crowd – kudos to organizer Graeme Simpson for ...

GATe offers Promotional Videos for Greenbelt Nonprofits

Hey, Greenbelt-based nonprofits, charities and volunteer organizations! Greenbelt Access Television (GATe) works with groups like yours to create short promotional videos (also called PSAs or public service announcements). These videos can: Introduce viewers to your organization Call for volunteers for your organization Promote a cause important to your organization The resulting videos would be “evergreen” or of long-lasting usefulness. For ...

The Maglev’s Diminishing Prospects

A status update on the Baltimore-Washington maglev proposal, 17 months after the federal government halted its environmental review On November 14, 2022, a maglev representative spoke at NASA Goddard in Greenbelt, and he seemed inexplicably confident that the proposed maglev would be built between Baltimore and Washington. This blog post examines his statements for clues about why he was so ...

Susan’s Hula Hooping Journey is a True Greenbelt Story

I started blogging back in 2005 (about the gardening world) but what prompted me to start my first VIDEO blog – a “vlog” – was living in Greenbelt. Yes, it was seeing the fun that people of all ages were having at the Crazy Quilt Music Festival last October that led to my trying a hula hoop (thanks to Terri ...

Badminton Comes to Greenbelt

Badminton in the Youth Center’s gym, Sunday from 11 to 1. When Peter Teuben moved to Greenbelt in 2021 he saw no signs here of the sport he’d been playing all his life – badminton. Then during the Labor Day Festival he noticed a badminton event, so took the opportunity to meet other players and talk up the need for ...

The Campaign for Safer Walking and Cycling on Greenbelt Road

The latest in the campaign by cyclists and walkers for safer passage along Greenbelt Road? A web page.Greenbelt NASA Trail.org about the need for a bike lane between Eleanor  Roosevelt High School and NASA Goddard, and a wonderful video covering a public event to publicize the need. The “Greenbelt Trail Walk” event attracted such key luminaries as Nicole Williams (a ...

Relive *More* Great Greenbelt Festivals with these Videos

Readers told us they enjoyed this highlights video of the October 8 Crazy Quilt Music Festival, so catch up with *more* Greenbelt festivals and events in the fall of 2022 with these videos. Greenbelt Blues Festival in Roosevelt Center, September 17, 2022 The Blues Festival, sponsored by Friends of New Deal Cafe ARTS and the New Deal Café with support ...

Let’s Grow More PG Beautification Awards in Greenbelt

Ever heard of the  Prince George’s Beautification Awards? They were started in 1960 by the county’s Chamber of Commerce, and the program is now run by the county’s Beautification Committee (members include County Landscape Architect, garden clubs, non-profits and interested members of the community). The current chairman was first appointed in 1978. (!!) More from the program’s website: “The Department ...

Visiting Greenhills, Ohio, Part 2: Homes

[This is Part 2 of my Greenhills report. Part 1 covered public spaces, including a commercial strip.] Housing in Historic Greenhills From an architectural source: Each [residential] section has a mix of dwellings, one or more collector streets, a series of cul-de-sacs or short lanes, pedestrian paths, parks, playgrounds, and public green spaces such as commons or planted median strips… ...

Drumming and Story-Telling in Greenbelt National Park

We’re so lucky to have the wooded oasis that is the Greenbelt National Park right in our midst! And it’s open again for campers (after a great deal of storm damage last month, not to mention the pandemic before that). The park’s Campfire Program, located deep within the campgrounds, is proving to be quite popular. (Scroll down for directions.) The ...

I Visited the New Deal Town of Greenhills Ohio. Part 1: Landmarks and Commercial Center

Welcome to Greenhills, Ohio Most Greenbelters know that there were two other New Deal “greenbelt towns,” named for the belt of forest surrounding each one. After Greenbelt opened in 1937, Greenhills, Ohio, near Cincinnati, opened a year later and then Greendale, Wisconsin, near Madison, in 1939. Greenhills Mayor David Moore holds Greenbelt News Review. In August I was in Cincinnati ...

Relive the 2022 Crazy Quilt Music Festival in 4:14 Minutes

Photos by Katy Gaughan If you were in Roosevelt Center two weekends ago for the fabulous Crazy Quilt Music Festival, now you can relive it with this short, handy summary video of the 12-hour event. And if you missed it, here’s what you missed. You’ll see snippets of the seven bands AND fun events like the Greenbelt Honk! Situation marching ...