Friday, May 24, 2013
Some city council members push for return of International Street Festival.
With the city of Hyattsville facing a $1.6 million budget shortfall next year, the Handmade on Hamilton street festival is set to be cut from the city's budget. According to Abby Sandel, director of the Hyattsville Department of Community Services, the festival, which aimed to celebrate handmade arts and crafts from around the world, Handmade on Hamilton was the most expensive event on the city's calendar last year. Expenses associated with closing the street, overtime for police and public works personnel, and event entertainment pushed the cost of the festival to roughly $46,000 "It's a little bit heartbreaking," said Sandel to the Hyattsville City Council on Wednesday evening. "What could we do?" West Hyattsville residents would still …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Riverdale Park Town Center parking lot.
Submitted by the Riverdale Park Arts Council The Riverdale Park Arts Council’s sixth annual arts and music festival will feature the Rodney Kelley Jazz Experience with saxophonist Russell Lyles live in Town Center at the Marc Station, Sunday, May 5, 2013. The daylong program will also feature more than four dozen local and regional artists and artisans, a variety of live musical performances, the second-annual Youth Poetry Slam!, a burgeoning Literary Corner, and World of Wheels, our parked parade of vintage vehicles. In addition, members of the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation will perform and more musical artists are being added to the line-up. The winner of the Second Gerald King Scholarship for Realism Painting will also be …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival set for September.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Greenbelt movie theater was chosen to compete for grant money from Partners in Preservation.
The city of Greenbelt would like to rennovate the old Greenbelt Theatre, but in order to do so the city needs your support. The theater is competing for grant money from Partners in Preservation which along with American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation is set to give $1 million in grant money to DC-area historic places. The theater is one of 24 places selected and the city is hoping to use the money to supplement funding for the theater's rennovation. According to a city spokeswoman, the rennovation would return the theater to look like it did in its early years and would entail "upgrading to a digital projection system, overhauling the mechanical equipment, overall renovation of the auditorium and the …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Residents and their families played carnival games while listening to music at the Hyattsville Carnival which included a moon bounce and other family-friendly games, activities and food.
Photos from the 2013 Hyattsville Anniversary Parade and Carnival celebrating 127 years as a municipality.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out what's going on around the area.
Below, find a list of fun activities and events going on around Prince George's County this weekend. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Herbs, Spirits, and Ales Doctors Community Hospital's Women's Wellness Retreat An Elite Boutique 2nd Year Anniversary Kick-Off Anacostia Tree Planting Event Bowie Baysox Game Special Olympics of Maryland Inspiration Walk Old Bowie ArtsFest Journey to Discovering your Roots: Genealogy Classes
Tag photos #Patchblossoms on Instagram to be added to this collage.
It's been beautiful out this week and with the peak bloom set to hit the mall this week in DC, many locals will be heading out to get pictures of the cherry blossoms. Tag your Instagram pictures with the hashtag #Patchblossoms and the pictures will appear in the collage. Also tag your town name so we know where you live and we might just feature your photo on our page. Have fun out there!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Video, taken by Franklin's employees, shows installation of new sign and kinetic mural elements.
Things are looking up at Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery and General Store, where workers have begun installing elements of a new kinetic mural and sign designed to attract the eye of your northern-bound Rhode Island Avenue traveller. This video, uploaded to Hyattsville Patch's community photo and video gallery by Franklin's manager Anne Flaherty shows the recognizable Franklin's letterhead logo being hoisted into place at the top of the sculpture. According to the Hyattsville Wire, the finished peice will measure 40 feet wide by 14 feet tall. I can't wait to see how it comes together.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The town could see new artwork go up in public spaces later this year, with Beale Circle as a possible first location.
Riverdale Park residents may see more murals, sculptures, and paintings around the neighborhood soon following the town's approval of a public art initiative. The project—a joint venture between Riverdale Park Town Council, the Riverdale Park Arts Council, and the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation—aims to place art installations at three to five locations around town, with further expansion possible in the future. Councilman Jonathan Ebbeler (Ward 1) praised the measure, which passed the town council on March 4. “As the town of Riverdale Park continues to grow and evolve we need to define who we are and how we fit in with out surrounding municipalities,” Ebbeler said in an email. “Through this and other efforts we are trying …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Home-brewers to compete across multiple categories for prestige, prizes.
This one's for the beer lovers out there. The Gateway Community Development Corporation will be hosting a home-brewing beer festival later this year. Dubbed the Gateway CDC Craft Beer Showcase, the event is designed to highlight the home-brewing scene in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The showcase will see 25 home brewers competing in a juried competition across five categories–lagers, brown and pale ales, stouts and porters, saisons, hefeweizens and witbiers, smoked or sour, and specialty beers–to see who brews the best beer. The craft beer showcase will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Optimum Restaurant, Lounge and Sports Bar on Baltimore Avenue in Brentwood. The competition is open to non-professional home brewers …