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June 2021 Events in Greenbelt* – In-Person and Online

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Greenbelt Online’s weekly round-ups of events in Greenbelt have been on hiatus since the Great Pandemic Shutdown of March 2020, but they’re coming back – starting with monthly round-ups like this first one.  We’ll return to weekly round-ups of Greenbelt events when Greenbelt opens fully with live music, theater, and more.
IN-PERSON events – the ones we’ve missed for SO long now – are given prominence here. They’re in red! Plus, this list includes in-person events in *nearby towns of Prince George’s County.

Know of more events? Leave a comment or email the info to editor@greenbeltonline.org. This page is page will be updated, so check back!

Friday, June 4

The City of Greenbelt celebrates the 84th anniversary of its founding June 4-6 with these “Greenbelt Day Weekend” events.

Old Greenbelt Theatre’s Outdoor Movies

(In-Person) Screening of “13 Going on 30” One-time only. At 9 pm on Braden Field behind the Youth Center. Sign up in advance for ticket sold through the Old Greenbelt Theater. Buy a circle for up to 5 people at $25 per circle.

Here’s the trailer for “13 Going on 30”.

A girl who’s sick of the social strictures of junior high is transformed into a grownup overnight. In this feel-good fairy tale, teenager Jenna (Christa B. Allen) wants a boyfriend, and when she’s unable to find one, she fantasizes about being a well-adjusted adult. Suddenly, her secret desire becomes a reality, and she is transformed into a 30-year-old (Jennifer Garner). But adulthood isn’t as easy as it looks.

Saturday June 5

(In-Person) Buddy Attick Lake Heritage Walking Tour. Greenbelt Recreation’s Heritage Tour invites residents and visitors to learn about he storied history of Greenbelt’s recreation development and current ecological efforts at Greenbelt Lake. Participants will be guided around Greenbelt Lake on the 1.25-mile trail with seven lecture stops.  10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the stage. Details.

Declutter and Downsize – Not For Seniors Only at 1 pm on Zoom. From Greenbelt’s Senior Citizen Advisory Committee, an annual workshop open to all Join coach Declutrer Llama Barbara Davis on ways to clear out your clutter. More info and sign up here.

Greenbelt Community Foundation’s fund-raising event showcases grant recipients, viewable online, featuring past grant recipients sharing their passion and talented.  Click here to buy a ticket to the showcase.

(In Person) Outdoor Pan Master Steel Orchestra Concert at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

7 p.m. Tickets here.

Sunday, June 6

(In Person) Artful Afternoon Paint-Out Picnic  at Buddy Attick Park, 11:00am – 12:30pm.

A plein air art event hosted by painter Racquel Keller, Greenbelt Recreation instructor and Greenbelt Community Center Artist in Residence. All ages and experience levels welcome. Bring your drawing and painting supplies or pick up some basics at the park. Create Greenbelt-inspired landscape art. Camp chairs and sunscreen recommended. At your option, bring a snack! Masks required and social distancing will be maintained. Signup here in advance for more information.

Artful Afternoon – Virtual Open Studio Tour and Exhibition
. 1 – 4 p.m., live on Instagram

Enjoy a friendly visit with the Greenbelt Community Center’s Artists in Residence and other Greenbelt-affiliated artists. Fifteen-minute studio visits will be scheduled throughout the afternoon. Several participating artists have work available for purchase and accept commissions. See a preview of the artists’ work in an online exhibition opening on Friday evening, June 4.The link will be posted here when available. More info here.

How the New Deal Transformed Greater Washington.
Online Panel Presentation 4-5:30 pm

Join the Greenbelt Museum for a virtual panel talk that explores how the New Deal transformed the greater Washington area through parks, buildings, bridges, art, housing, and more! Features architectural historian Isabelle Gournay, historian Brett McCabe and Richard A. Walker, current executive director of the Living New Deal Project. Co-sponsored by the Art Deco Society of Washington. Offered in conjunction with the Living New Deal Project and cosponsored by the Art Deco Society of Washington. Free! Pre-registration required. To register visit: https://bit.ly/2R7Bj9D.

Friday June 11

Old Greenbelt Theatre’s Outdoor Movies

(In Person) Screening of “Jaws!” When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature. Buy ticket here. Or watch the trailer.

Saturday, June 12

(In Person)  Drumming for Wellness Community Drum Circle 10:30 to noon. $10 – $25. Jump Time to Practice Facilitation Skills.

This summer, reconnect with community and support your wellness with in-person drum circles led by Katy Gaughan and sponsored by Heavenly Well. Drumming regularly with a group of people boosts your immune system, reduces stress, increases endorphins and helps you bond with others. Best of all, it’s FUN! No experience necessary! Each circle will include basic instruction, games, rhythms, jamming and jump time for those who want to practice drum circle facilitation techniques. Drummers are encouraged to bring their own drum but drums will also be provided.

The drum circles will be held at a beautiful indoor-outdoor space that has shelter and plenty of open air for safe air circulation. All circles will be socially distanced. Free parking and access to rest rooms. Each drum circle is limited to 20 participants. Sign up for one or come to all! Each session will be different. Located in Greenbelt, MD. Address will be provided upon registration. Registration required with a donation of $10-25.

Be Steadwell

Click here to register. Bathrooms & parking available! For more information, contact katy@katygaughan.com

(In Person) Be Steadwell and the Boo Cats Outdoors at JOE’S Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

7 pm. Tickets here.

Sunday, June 13

Race Amity Day Celebration in Greenbelt to view and discuss PBS special “An American Story: Race Amity and the Other Tradition.” 7-9 pm via zoom.

Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt were two of the most powerful women in the 20th century. Bethune was in the forefront as a civil rights leader, an educator and a member of FDR’s “Black Cabinet.” She and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt shared mutual goals that led, not only to a unique relationship between women of markedly different backgrounds, but to a partnership as advocates for social change in our country.

Co-Sponsored by Connecting Across Greenbelt-CC, P.G. Peace and Justice Coalition and Greenbelt Bahá’í Community.
Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82092289695?pwd=d2toS1lCRklLd0hUaHBaOXdTVUdKZz09
Meeting ID: 820 9228 9695, Passcode: 141759

Tuesday, June 15 – Testing of Indoor Movies Begins at Old Greenbelt Theatre

Here’s the link to register.

Thursday, June 17 at 7:30

Greenbelt’s North End

Greenbelt Museum hosts talk on The North End: Greenbelt’s World War II Community. When the federal government built defense housing at the planned community of Greenbelt, Maryland, it ended up with a town divided into two neighborhoods, with two different populations that lived in two kinds of housing, old and new, defense and nondefense. The two neighborhoods bonded through the home front experiences of World War II and the cooperative nature of Greenbelt’s municipal, social, and economic institutions. However, one section of defense housing physically and sociologically separate from the planned community, managed to create their own identity and spaces within the built environment provided to them. This area became known as the North End. Come take a virtual stroll through the North End with volunteer docent Stephen Oetken and discover what made – and continues to make – this area a unique part of Greenbelt’s history. Register here on Eventbrite.

Friday, June 18

Old Greenbelt Theatre’s Outdoor Movies

(In Person) Screening of “Black Panther,” one night only. Presented in conjunction with Greenbelt’s Black History and Culture Committee as part of this month’s Juneteenth celebration. After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. Buy ticket here.

See June 15 listing for FREE INDOOR screening of “Nomadland.” Here’s the link to register.

Starting June 19

(In Person) Greenbelt’s Juneteenth Events



See June 15 listing for FREE INDOOR screening of “Nomadland.” Here’s the link to register.

(In Person) The Greenbelt Lake Heritage Tour at 10:00 is a second opportunity to hear Greenbelt’s very own Park Rangers show-and-tell Greenbelt history and nature around the lake. Their first tour last weekend was a big hit.

New Old-Time Radio Series Streams Live from the Greenbelt Arts Center:  The Green Hornet “The Ghost Who Talked Too Much” (The link will be embedded here when it’s available.)

(In Person) Juneteenth Celebration in nearby Brentwood

Carolina Hernandez

(In Person) Carolina Hernandez GET Dance Performance
at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier Get tickets.

Monday, June 21


The Third Harmony TRAILER (2 minutes) from metta center on Vimeo.

“Reel and Meal” this month presents “The Third Harmony” via Zoom. It’s FREE, film starts at 7 pm. The Third Harmony tells the story of nonviolence, humanity’s greatest (and most overlooked) resource.
The Meal: Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery offers a vegan meal in support of Reel and Meal’s mission. Cost is $7.99 for participants. Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301-474-0522 by 1:00pm on the day of the film for pick-up between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at the deli. Depending on demand, there may be dinners on a walk-in basis, if not pre-ordered. Questions? Email reelandmeal@newdealcafe.com

The screening begins at 7pm via Zoom; entry starts at 6:45pm. The program is free but advance registration is required – please register at https://tinyurl.com/ReelnMealJune.

Wednesday, June 23 – FREE INDOOR screening of “Minari” begins


Here’s the link to register.

Friday, June 25

Old Greenbelt Theatre’s Outdoor Movies

(In Person) Screening of “Zoolander,” one night only.

Propelled to the top of the fashion world by a photogenic gaze he calls “Blue Steel,” dimwitted male model Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) thinks he’s got a fourth consecutive win as Male Model of the Year in the bag. But, when his rival, Hansel (Owen Wilson), unexpectedly takes the crown, Derek is crushed. He becomes easy prey for fashion designer Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell), who signs Derek to star in his “Derelicte” fashion show, then brainwashes him to kill Malaysia’s prime minister. Watch the trailer.. Buy ticket here.


Saturday, June 26

See June 23 listing for FREE INDOOR screening of “Minari.” Here’s the link to register.

Food Truck and Fresh Air at American Legion in Cheverly

Musicians like Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes (above) and Linwood Taylor are performing (for tips) at the Cheverly Legion’s wonderful outdoor Food Truck and Fresh Air event.  Check the calendar – it’s a regular monthly event.  I found out about it by following the Slowpokes on Facebook.

The Legion tells me there’s no guarantee that musicians will be there, so spread the word and hopefully other local musicians will take advantage of the food, drink and great turn-out there and sign up to perform. In the case of rain, the event is moved indoors to the Legion’s large historic hall.

Sunday, June 27

See June 23 listing for FREE INDOOR screening of “Minari.”  Here’s the link to register.

Tuesday, June 29 – FREE INDOOR screening of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” begins

Here’s the link to register.

Now Playing on YouTube From the Greenbelt Arts Center – Indefinitely


Free Plays by Idris Goodwin.



GAC’S Old Time Radio

See all Old Time Radio Series episodes here.


More Live Outdoor Music Nearby

Old Bowie Town Grille – Outdoor and Indoor Music (Defending on Weather)

Kudos to the Bowie Old Town Grille for hosting music outdoors during summer and fall of 2020 and to the many great musicians who played there for tips only to support the business.  Now that the band can play indoors when it’s raining, the Grille is back to a full calendar!

Follow Susan Harris:
Susan started blogging about Greenbelt soon after moving here in 2012, and that first blog has grown into this nonprofit community website. Retired from garden writing and teaching, she continues to blog at GardenRant.com. In 2021 Susan joined the Board of Directors of Greenbelt Access TV. Susan launched the video blog "Susan's Hoop Dancing Journey" after trying hula hooping during the 2022 Crazy Quilt Music Festival.

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