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My Greenbelt Events 2014 Photo Folder

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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!

open mic at New Deal Cafe

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.

launch party at NASA Goddard


And Goddard had a cool launch party for their new weather satellite.  Blog story here.
Better Off Dead at New Deal Cafe In March, Better Off Dead played at the New Deal, prompting this blog story about Deadheads in Greenbelt.

Hillbilly Gypsies at New Deal Cafe

Hillbilly Gypsies, the terrific bluegrass group from West Virginia, broke the New Deal’s all-time record for tips.

Nighthawks with Ed Crowley at New Deal Cafe

The Nighthawks are always a hit there, especially with Ed Crowley (of Fast  Eddie and the Slowpokes) joining them (far right).

Greenbelt Maker Faire

New this year, and the first of many events in Roosevelt Center was the Greenbelt Maker Faire, held in April.  Story about its fabulousness here.

Easter egg hunt at Greenbelt Lake

April also brought Easter Egg hunts by land and sea – story and videos here.

Greenbelt Green Man Festival

May means it’s time for the Green Man Festival!


Lore Rosenthal and Susan Barnett showed their love for pollinators at the Green Man.

Greenbelt plant swap

Gardeners got a boost from the Spring Plant Swap.

Heather Mizeur fund-raiser at New Deal Cafe

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.

swimming meet at Greenbelt Aquatic Center


And the swim team competed.
Recipients of Greenbelt Community Foundation grants

In July the Community Foundation  celebrated its grantees.

Master Gardeners at Greenbelt Farmers Market

All season, the Master Gardeners answered questions at the Farmers Market.

Turtle and boy at Greenbelt Farmers Market

Vendor Lynne Ferguson brought a turtle to show the kids.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

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.

Ken Burns documentary the Roosevelts talk in Greenbelt

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.

Beth Baker speaks to Greenbelt seniors

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.

Swing dancing for Greenbelt Museum


The Museum’s swing-dance fund-raiser was a big success.

Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival

Ditto the bigger-than-ever Pumpkin Festival.

Halloween Costume Contest

It looked like every kid and parent in town showed up for the Halloween Costume Contest.

Governor Martin O'Malley at the New Deal Cafe

And on Halloween night, who should turn up at the New Deal but our guv!  Story and video here.

Governor Martin O'Malley at the New Deal Cafe

 Apparently  I kept my camera in storage for all of November and December.  Sorry about that.

Anyway, Happy New Year, Greenbelt!

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.

  1. rachel channon
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    Nice collection of events. You have amazing energy!

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