Kids’ Weekend Guide: June 29th – July 1st

Beech Tree Puppets are at it again! 🙂 Astronomy Star Party, Splash Parks galore, Puppet Show, STEM for families and more, all inside Route One Fun’s Kids’ Weekend Guide! 👊 Many thanks to this weekend’s sponsor!  FRIDAY Riverdale Park Station Bear Square Fountain! Kids love to splash around this fountain right across from Whole Foods. Seating surrounds the area so it’s possible you can catch a quick break/sit down while your kiddo plays in the water. Pack or lunch or buy from any one of the many nearby spots. When: 8ish-8ishWhere: Bear Square, Riverdale Park Station, Riverdale ParkCost: Free! Storytime PopUp! […]

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Adults’ Weekend Guide: June 28th – July 1st

“This is America” Sip & Paint, Shane Hines at the Summer Concert Series, As IF 90s Band, HY block pARTy + Scavenger Hunt + Skate Jam + Art Show, Five on Friday at Final Friday Jam Series & more, all this weekend!  Special thanks to this weekend’s sponsor!  THURSDAY Riverdale Park Farmers MarketOne of my fave farmers markets! Get your fresh and local produce right here! Live music, too! We love strolling around the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, buying some fresh, local produce, grabbing a bite from one of the vendors, absorbing some tunes while the kids frolic around and then […]

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#whereamiwednesday

You all played along so well to the last #whereamiwednesday (with Berwyn Heights being the correct answer) that I’ve decided to switch the game up a little this week! This time around, I’ll tell you where the picture was taken and you tell me the name of the artist(s)!  Play along in the comments below or over on Route One Fun’s Facebook Page and/or Instagram page! Here goes: This cool mural can be found on the side of one of the buildings of Hyattsville Middle School. While none of the individuals featured in the mural appear to be named, I believe […]

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Shipping Container Full of Wine Gets Ready in Hyattsville

If you’ve recently traveled along Route One in downtown Hyattsville, you may have noticed a big ol’ shipping container resting in the parking lot of the vacant-though-beautifully-colorful garage at 5334 Baltimore Ave (across from YES Organic Market). More recently, you may have noticed the container now has the letter “H” artfully emblazoned on its side. So, what’s the container’s story and why have I seduced you here with the draw of wine in a big ol’ box? Well, because makin’ wine is exactly what the magical container is fixin’ to do!  Some time ago, Nathan Zeender (head brewer and co-owner […]

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Kids’ Weekend Guide: June 22nd-24th

Open House at Adelphi Pool this Sunday! Details below.  Get a head start on your weekend plans now! Plenty of indoor/outdoor, nature, STEM and everything in between options to choose from! 😎 FRIDAY Mt. Rainier Nature Center Check out some hands-on exhibits, live animals, educational displays, a play area and more at this fun, free, petite, local site. For a sneak peek, read about our time here! When: 9am-5pmWhere: Mt. Rainier Nature & Recreation Center, 4701 31st Place, Mt. Rainier Cost: Free! STEM-Fun at Diven’s Den Check out this new-to-you STEM-inspired playroom, teaching the kiddos about life in 1800s Laurel. Curious? Read my […]

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Adults’ Weekend Guide: June 21st-24th

Intro to Melt & Pour Soap Making in Brentwood this weekend! Soap making workshop in Brentwood, Ally Theatres’s #poolparty opens in Mt. Rainier, live music in Riverdale Park, Book Preview Party in Hyattsville for local author, Nick Pyenson’s “Spying on Whales,” Adelphi Pool Open House, Pollinator Fest in Brentwood, Dupont Brass returns to College Park & more, all inside Route One Fun’s Adults’ Weekend Guide! Special Thanks to this Weekend Guide’s Sponsor!  THURSDAY Anacostia River Discovery Series Paddle Night Come discover your Anacostia River by joining AWS for paddle night at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park. From this site, there is a covered […]

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#whereamiwednesday

Mosey around this historic Route One neighborhood and you’ll see some beautiful Victorian houses as well as this house here, which functioned as a 2-room schoolhouse from the 1920s to 1958:  According to Preservation Maryland, this house is “one of the best surviving examples of a 1920s schoolhouse in Prince George’s County.” ❓ So, which Route One town does this house call home? Play along in the comments below or over on Route One Fun’s Facebook Page and/or Instagram page! *The house is now a lovely – private – residence so don’t go by expecting a tour! 😄

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Habit Burger Opens July 11th at Riverdale Park Station

I was all ready and excited to break the news about Habit Burger opening at Riverdale Park Station on July 11th when I learned that the Riverdale Park Station Blog had already made the announcement this evening…! Well done, neighbor, well done. 😁 Last week, I accosted / caught up with Tony from Habit, who shared the opening date information and the news that they’ll be training early July to prep for the grand opening. Greetings, Tony! I’ve never had a Habit Burger but have heard them compared to the quality and caliber of In-N-Out Burger. It is not my […]

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Bella Lifestyle Nail Salon & Spa Coming to Riverdale Park Station

There’s a fancy new nail salon coming to Riverdale Park Station! Soon enough, you can get your nails did pre or post-workout / grocery shopping / fountain frolicking at Bella Lifestyle Nail Salon & Spa. 💅 I’m not exactly sure what a “lifestyle” nail salon place & spa may deliver, and my imagination is running a little wild, but a look at the Bella Nail Salon in Annapolis shows a list of competitively priced services you typically find at a nice nail salon, including manicures, pedicures, waxing, massages, skin care, eyelash extensions, etc. Excited for all the new places opening […]

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Riverdale Park Station Bridge Opening June 22nd!

Rejoice, people!  The CSX Bridge connecting Riverdale Park Station (& Whole Foods, Gold’s Gym, District Taco, MOD Pizza, Burtons Grill, Starbucks) with the Discovery District in Riverdale Park will open on June 22nd!  These grumpy “road closed” signs will soon be no more! According to Alan Thompson, Mayor of Riverdale Park: “It is with immense pleasure that I announce the opening date for the new bridge and associated roadway to connect Riverdale Park Station across the CSX tracks to Lafayette Avenue, Rivertech Court, and the Discovery District (formerly known as M Square). The bridge and roadway will have a ribbon […]

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