Route 1 Adults’ Weekend Guide: August 30th-September 2nd

📸: Greenbelt Labor Day Festival And Route One Fun’s Weekend Guides are back! This weekend’s a winner with fun events like Greenbelt’s Labor Day Festival (weekend-long event!), Hyattsville’s Hilltop House Rocks concert, Brentwood’s First Saturday at The Collective, outdoor yoga and more! Happy Labor Day, Route One! Thanks to this weekend’s sponsor!  THURSDAY Riverdale Park Farmers MarketOne of my fave farmers markets! We love strolling around the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, buying some fresh, local produce, grabbing a bite from one of the vendors and then heading to Town Center Market for a tasty beverage.When: 3-7pmWhere: 6204 Rhode Island Avenue, Riverdale […]

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Where Am I Wednesday – Disco Turtle Style!

Annnddd we’re back!  Just in time for some Where Am I Wednesday local trivia! 👊 This Disco Turtle was sculpted by Amanda Hanson and was part of the University of Maryland’s  2006 “Fear the Turtle” Sculpture Project, where 50 statutes were auctioned off to help raise scholarship funds for eligible students. So, do you know where the Disco Turtle now calls home?  Play in the comments below or over on Route One Fun’s Facebook and Instagram pages (both of which you should follow for even more of the latest happs along Maryland’s Route One)!

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Summer Summer Summertime….

Greetings from Ireland – and a quick note to let you know that there will be no weekend guides this weekend and next! Instead, will be traveling routes of different numbers from Dublin ==> Sligo as we take a minute to get reacquainted with old friends, neighbors and family in my motherland!  Cheers! In the meantime, keep Up with Route One Fun (and some of our Irish hijinks!) on Facebook & Instagram!

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Where Am I Wednesday – Historic House Edition!

Have you seen this historic house during any of your travels along Route One in Prince George’s County?  Can you correctly identify where the Holbrook House calls home? Photo by Brian Jackson According to the description, “[T]he Holbrook House was built in 1927…is an excellent example of a mail-order house and one of two examples of the Alhambra model from Sears Roebuck and Company known to exist in Prince George’s County today.” 📷 Thanks to Brian Jackson for submitting this photo for Route One Fun’s #whereamIwednesday series! Would you like your photo of a cool-though-off-the-beaten-path place along Route One featured […]

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Marco & Polo Central Asian Cuisine Opening Soon in Hyattsville

Marco & Polo Central Asian Cuisine, a new restaurant featuring the “exotic flavors of the Silk Road” is opening this September next to Old Dominion Brewhouse in Hyattsville! 😋 You can expect the menu for this new restaurant to include foods blending the best of Asian, Russian, Uzbek and Turkish cuisines. Quadruple yum!  Ever taste some legendary Uyghur noodles? How about Turkish lentil soup? Urumchi salad?  Well, you’ll soon have you chance to indulge as these appear to be some of Marco & Polo’s specialties. 📷 source: Marco & Polo’s Facebook Page  A quick look at their Facebook page shows a […]

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Kids’ Weekend Guide: August 10th-12th

Fun with Feathered Friends, Hands-on Arts & Crafts, Storytime-a-plenty and more along Maryland’s Route One in Route One Fun’s Kids’ Weekend Guide! Many thanks to Riverdale Park Station for sponsoring this guide!  👋 No weekend guides for the next two weekends. In the meantime, keep up with Route One Fun on Facebook and Instagram! 👍  FRIDAY  Family Fun: Feathered Friends! Everybody loves birds! Come learn more about our feathered friends and what makes them special through hands-on activities, games and crafts for all ages!When: 10am-1pm (Meet a live owl at 10:30am/11:30am/12:15pm)Where: Patuxent Research Refuge National Wildlife Visitors Center, LaurelCost: Free! Storytime PopUp! @ The WaterholeJoin us […]

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Adults’ Weekend Guide: August 9th-12th

Tour de Brew is this weekend! 📷: Proteus Bicycles A Groove Dance Party in Beltsville, Tour 🚲 de 🍺 Brew kicking off in College Park, Battle of Bladensburg Encampment in Riverdale Park, Airmail Centennial Celebration in College Park & more, all inside Route One Fun’s Adults’ Weekend Guide! Many thanks to Riverdale Park Station for sponsoring this guide!  👋 No weekend guides for the next two weekends. In the meantime, keep up with Route One Fun on Facebook and Instagram! 👍 THURSDAY  Free Herbal Check-Ins with ColleenMeet Clinical Herbalist Colleen Zuntag to chat about herbs and receive a free, 5 minute […]

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Where Am I Wednesday

Where does this colorful, glass “Totem” sculpture call home?  (Hint: This public art was commissioned by the Hyattsville CDC but is not located in Hyattsville.) Perhaps you’ve seen this tall piece of local art while walking along one the bike paths / Rhode Island Trolley Trail (big hint, there!)? Perhaps you can’t put your finger on the precise location but the artist’s work you’ve seen many times before? Highly plausible, as sculptor Alan Binstock is kind of a big deal here, there and everywhere! 😊 (In fact, his Ribbon of Life sculpture was the subject of this Route One Fun post […]

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Kids’ Weekend Guide: August 3rd-5th

Summer fun continues with Baby Water Play in Laurel, Bookworm Bookends in Hyattsville, Crafternoon – Dance Painting in Bowie, Dinosaur Park in Laurel, STEM:tastic & Astronomy Star Party in Greenbelt & more, all inside Route One Fun’s Kids’ Weekend Guide! Special thanks to this weekend’s sponsor!  FRIDAY  Storytime PopUp! @ The WaterholeJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovation collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier’s fabulous organic juice & smoothie joint, The Waterhole. Best for 0-5 years old. Curious? Click here for my review of The Waterhole!When: 10amWhere: The Waterhole, 4004 34th St., Mt. RainierCost: Free (Heads-up: […]

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Adults’ Weekend Guide: August 2nd-5th

📷 Art by Kathryn Polk via Pyramid Atlantic From an art opening in Hyattsville, boot camp in Bladensburg, yoga in College Park, to a film screening and an ‘All the Stars’ Outdoor Dance Party in Brentwood, this weekend is gonna be one for the books! Many thanks to this weekend’s sponsor!  Please make sure to call or check event website before heading out, especially in times of inclement weather. When possible, I will share updates via Route One Fun’s Facebook page. THURSDAY  Bird Walk at Lake Artemesia  Find many species of birds by sight and song, learning from an experienced […]

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