Adults’ Weekend Guide: July 5th – 8th

Catch the fireworks at Bladensburg Waterfront Park! (I mean, not literally catch; more like view.) 

Cool Community Forklift First Friday with a fabric pop-up shop, Fireworks at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Documentary Fundraiser at Old Greenbelt Theatre for RAICES, Riverdale Park Station’s Summer Concert Series, 6 Degrees of Prince at MilkBoy ArtHouse and more, all in Route One Fun’s Adults’ Weekend Guide!

Thank you to this weekend’s sponsor!


Free outdoor jazz concert Susan Jones (jazz violin), Jerry Lynn (guitar), Steve Zerlin (bass), Tom Jones (drums). Feel free to bring a picnic and something to sit on!

When: 6-8pm
Where: Lake Artemesia, 8200 55th Ave, Berwyn Heights (rain location 5700 Berwyn Rd. Berwyn Heights)
Cost: Free!

Summer Concert Series
Do a bit of shopping, grab some food court nosh (Five Guys and Chipotle recently join the menu of dining options, with &Pizza and Mezeh Mediterranean Grill opening soon!) as you take in the cool sounds of Neo Jazz Movement!
When: 6-7pm
Where: Mall at Prince George’s, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Voice Beyond the Wall – Fundraiser for RAICES
This documentary captures the interactions of an American poet and his class of teenage girls at a Honduran orphanage.
When: 8pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: Free (donations and portion of concessions will go to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) in their effort to provide legal support to immigrants and reunite families separate at the border.

UMD Observatory Open House
Dr. Elizabeth Ferrara talks about “Pulsar Timing Arrays: Using the Galaxy to Detect Gravitational Waves.” In addition to this great talk, you can usually get a tour of the observatory and observing if the weather permits. (They make the observing decision on the spot.) Bring bug spray for the observing portion of the program.
When: 9pm
Where: 3127 Metzerott Rd, College Park
Cost: Free! 


MOM’s Organic Market Re-Opening
Much awaited grand re-opening of MOM’s in the former REI space! Check out their new Witches’ Brew Coffee Bar, Pinball machines, beekeeping section and of course, quality organic goods! Local tastings, kids’ activities, giveaways and much more!
When: 9am-7pm
Where: 9801 Rhode Island Ave, College Park

6th of July Fireworks
Fireworks spectacular event held to celebrate Independence Day. Festivities will include food trucks and DJ Flava from 93.9 WKYS, who will be spinning the hottest beats, while enjoying a beautiful evening on the Waterfront!
When: 6-9pm
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Bladensburg
Cost: Free!

Forklift First Friday (and a Pop-Up Fabric Shop!)

Join us as we stay open late to throw a party with lively entertainment (live music from Bellwether Bayou & Slim Rosa), fun for all ages, local art, food (Urban Bumpkin BBQ), and craft beer & wine – and this month, the chance to get designer fabrics at a Forklift price! Read my review of Community Forklift’s First Friday here!

When: 6-8pm
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Dr., Edmonston
Cost: Free!

Summer Concert Series – Ted Garber
Come out and see local and talented musician Ted Garber perform in Bear Square!
When: 6-8pm
Where: Riverdale Park Station, 6621 Baltimore Ave, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!

First Friday: Artist Talk
Join PGAAMCC for an engaging artist talk with Curator Yaya Bey, featuring artists: Imar Hutchins, Josef Isaiah K., and Taylor Daugherty.
When: 6-9pm
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, North Brentwood
Cost: Free!

House Show! The OSYX, Kid Claws, Ashes & Numbers Station
RVA and DC Mix it up with 4 bands in 1 night! BYOB.
When: Doors 7pm; Show at 8pm
Where: Hilltop House, 4111 Jefferson Street, Hyattsville
Cost: $7 suggested donation (sliding scale)

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First Saturdays at the COLLECTIVE
Join this inaugural event featuring art, fashion and fun on the first Saturday of each month! See the new creative space and take a look at goods made by local artisans. Complimentary refreshments, mingling, and one-on-ones with amazing artists!
When: 2-5pm
Where: 4303 Rhode Island Ave, #311, Brentwood
Cost: No entry fee

6 Degrees of Prince: Video Music Party 
When: 8pm
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park
Cost: $5-$12

Astronomy Star Party!
See the Universe! Visit our observatory, look through club members’ telescopes, or bring your own. Event will be canceled if it’s too cloudy to see any stars. Sponsored by the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt.
When: 9:30pm
Where: Northway Fields Park, Greenbelt (Observatory is at the end of a dirt road)
Cost: Free!


Written by Hyattsville resident Jennifer Mendenhall and based on a local Prince George’s County story, #poolparty sheds light on the racial history of America’s swimming pools. Read my review of #poolparty here!
When: 4-6pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $25 general; $15 students and veterans
50th Anniversary: Yellow Submarine
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, The Beatles “Yellow Submarine” will be returning to the big screen for a very special cinema event! The music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland are under siege by the Blue Meanies, a nasty group of music-hating creatures. The sympathetic Beatles ride a yellow submarine to the occupied Pepperland, where the Blue Meanies have no chance against the Fab Four’s groovy tunes.
When: 5pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: $9

Community Yoga
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors. Bring a mat – all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email:
When: 5-6pm
Where: Hyattsville Municipal Building

Cost: Free!

Check out these specials at Hyattsville’s Pizzeria Paradiso! 

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