Special New Year’s Day Resolution 5k parkrun + Free Yoga at Yoga Space for NEW Students (1/2-1/8/18)

Hope you and yours are gearing up for an amazing New Year! One of the great things I love about our local communities is the abundance of fun opportunities we’re offered to get/stay active with our neighbors. From Arrow Bicycle and Proteus Bicycle‘s communal bike rides to Hyattsville’s Movin’ with the Mayor and College Park parkrun, so many opps to get active while meeting new neighbors. Speaking of, sharing two FREE, local opps that are a fun way to kick off your 2018!    Special New Year’s Day Resolution 5k parkrun Monday, Jan. 1, two times, two locations Come celebrate our […]

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2018 Winter Break Fun Guide!

School’s out, family’s still around but your kiddos want/need to get outside of the house. No worries – You got this: From Kwanzaa Celebrations to STEM-Tastic fun to Thank You Card Workshop to Ice Skating to Crafternoon and Open Gym time you’ll have enough local activities at your fingertips to keep your kids active and yourself, sane. As this runs through the weekend, this fabulous guide doubles as the upcoming Kids’ Weekend Guide! Comment with any additional events and I’ll update in a jiffy! Tip: Certain days have broader activity menus than others, so plan accordingly. May the force be with […]

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Wishing all you fabulous folks up, down, around and along our beloved Route One a Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays! Thank you for your support of and enthusiasm for Route One Fun. 👏 I love sharing the latest deets on local places to go, restaurants to explore, personalities to appreciate, new shops to check out, area happenings & more. I’m so grateful that my (admittedly sometimes dorkish levels of) enthusiasm for writing and sharing these nuggets is well received and appreciated by all of y’all. Thank you so much for reading and sharing Route One Fun with your […]

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Sweet-Hearts in Riverdale Park!

Walking through Riverdale Park the other day, this cool, colorful and approachable sculpture near Beale Circle (behind Wells Fargo) caught my attention: “Sweet-Hearts” by Craig Berube-Gray I knew that the Hyattsville CDC had been busy at installing new sculptures in the area so I reached out to Justin Fair, their Economic Development Coordinator (and public art guru!) to learn about the artist behind this new installment.  Justin shared that the piece indeed part of the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative and shared this press release, noting the artists’ names and stories behind the six new sculptures across town. Above and […]

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Ceremony Coffee, Tasty Food & WiFi at Sip at C Street Flats

As we explore our many lovely towns and cities along Route One with the kiddos, we usually try to keep an eye out for places where the kids can play and where mamma can get her coffee fix nearby. This laser-tight focus is what prompted our exploration of Laurel’s Sip at C Street Flats; its delish coffee and food is what’s prompting this vignette. Timely, methinks, in the event you might want to explore/escape to a new coffeeshop when the relatives are in town…😉 Relatedly, it’s free wi-fi makes it a great spot to get some studying or work done over […]

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Adults’ Weekend Guide: Dec. 15th-17th

Catch the Largo High School Choir Saturday at the Mall at Prince George’s!📷 Largo High School Choir This weekend gives you a chance to catch some great local bands like Paint Branch Creek, Black Masala as well as the chance to hear the festive sounds of Largo High School Choir (they’re #7 on Gospel Billboard, people!!!) as well as Riverdale Park’s Holiday Market, an Essential Oils Workshop, a YART Sale at Artist & Craftsman (deep discounts I’ve heard!) and more. Check it out and report back on all the fun you had along Route One! 🙂 FRIDAY Paint Branch CreekCatch College […]

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Kids’ Weekend Guide: Dec. 15th-17th

📷 by Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department!(Check out their event this Sunday!) The Holiday fun continues this weekend with a Gingerbread House Hullabaloo, Holiday Ornament Workshop, Riverdale Park’s Holiday Market w/ Santa, The Nutcracker, Breakfasts with Santa & more! Check it out! **Riverdale Park’s Town Clerk reports that they’re “in need of toys for the Toys for Tots program this year. This program directly benefits families in our Town. If you would like to contribute, please deliver new and unwrapped toys to Town Hall or the Police Department by Friday, December 15.” FRIDAY  Storytime PopUp! @ The WaterholeJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays […]

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Going, Going, Gone: ReCreative Spaces & Robert Harper Books

I try to keep my posts on the more positive side of things; there’s enough gloom out there to occupy your mind and thoughts. But this post is going to be less Q-Tip’s Vivrant Thing and more Elton John’s Yellow Brick Road than you’re used to getting from me.  Here’s why sad Elton’s in my ears: We’re losing two small businesses that – from what I’ve seen – have hustled like crazy to be a spot for our community to gather, connect, hear new music, support local artists and musicians, buy local art, happen upon a great used book, buy […]

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Alan Binstock’s Ribbon of Life at Hyattsville’s University Town Center

Ever wonder and wander around the outside of Safeway along Route 1 in Hyattsville and stop to take in this colorful, winding, glass sculpture right on the corner near Pollo Campero?  Me, too! Well, after enough wondering I decided to do a quick bit of research and learned that this beauty is a called “Ribbon of Life” by local sculptor Alan Binstock. I actually met Alan a while back at a Live Music Thursday event at Mt. Rainier’s Med Cafe. So cool to be living in an area where you’re chit-chatting away with local artists one day, then next you’re […]

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Open Gym (& Amazing Foam Pit!) at PG Sports & Learning Complex

Amazing foam pit that the kids can slide, dive, jump, swing into.This pit alone is reason enough to check this place out!  If you haven’t checked out Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex in Landover yet with your energetic 1-12 year old(s), then let this winter be the season you do so! This place is HUGE and heir “gymnastics workshops,” i.e. open gym, is a time when kiddos can run around and try their acrobatic skills on equipment usually reserved for budding / training gymnasts – for the most part. They can jump, swing and bounce along to their hearts’ content, […]

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