Before celebrating the new year, I decided to share images of some of the Greenbelt events I attended and photographed in 2014. Easy enough, since they’re all filed away under “GB Events 2014.” So to everyone who made these events happen, thanks for the memories!
In January I caught the regular Open Mic event (for adults) at the New Deal, above.
In February, Alli Hartley spoke to us about the role of women in Greenbelt’s history, thanks to the Greenbelt Museum.
Hillbilly Gypsies, the terrific bluegrass group from West Virginia, broke the New Deal’s all-time record for tips.
The Nighthawks are always a hit there, especially with Ed Crowley (of Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes) joining them (far right).
April also brought Easter Egg hunts by land and sea – story and videos here.
May means it’s time for the Green Man Festival!
Lore Rosenthal and Susan Barnett showed their love for pollinators at the Green Man.
Gardeners got a boost from the Spring Plant Swap.
In June most of the band IlyAMY performed at a fundraiser for Heather Mizeur’s gubernatorial quest. We can take heart in the knowledge that Heather is young enough to try again and win someday.
In June I stopped by the Roosevelt Democratic Club picnic to see local democracy in action. Blog story here.
The Greenbelt Concert Band performed.
In July the Community Foundation celebrated its grantees.
All season, the Master Gardeners answered questions at the Farmers Market.
Vendor Lynne Ferguson brought a turtle to show the kids.
I have tons of Labor Day photos but here’s a sampling: gorgeous dogs competing at the Kids Pet Show, the Museum in the parade, the book sale, and funnel cakes.
In September, Greenbelt hosted an event about the fabulous Ken Burns documentary The Roosevelts. Blog story here.
And several courts, including my own, partied together.
In October author Beth Baker talked to us seniors about places to retire. (Naturally she recommends Greenbelt.) Story about her book on the subject here.
The Museum’s swing-dance fund-raiser was a big success.
Ditto the bigger-than-ever Pumpkin Festival.
It looked like every kid and parent in town showed up for the Halloween Costume Contest.
And on Halloween night, who should turn up at the New Deal but our guv! Story and video here.
Apparently I kept my camera in storage for all of November and December. Sorry about that.
Anyway, Happy New Year, Greenbelt!