Sunday, November 4, 2012
Vendors provided visitors with a variety of unique arts and crafts while performers gave attendees a spectacular show.
For the first time in two years Hamilton Street shut down in West Hyattsville for a festival. This was the first year of the Handmade on Hamilton street fest, which celebrated handmade goods with an international flair. The festival is essentially the reborn International Street Festival with a heavier focus on arts, crafts and culture. Attendance was less than what organizers had hoped for, according to Abby Sandel, acting director of the Hyattsville Department of Community Services. She estimates that there were about 500 "unique visitors" who came to the event. "We were hoping for double that," said Sandel. "But on the bright side, some of our vendors had great days and we brought a lot of great things to Hyattsville." Those things …
Friday, November 2, 2012
New Hyattsville festival celebrates handmade crafts, music and dance with international flair
It's been a long time since area residents had an opportunity to party along Hamilton Street in West Hyattsville, but that's all about to change this weekend with Handmade on Hamilton. Dubbed an "international celebration of craft, music and food", the festival is the resurrected version of the old International Street Festival which graced Hamilton Street for 15 years until administrative issues put the fete on hiatus after 2010. Since then, the festival has been restructured with an arts and crafts focus. The centerpiece of the reborn festival is now handmade crafts from around the world. The city has registered more than 40 local and regional artisans, jewelers, potters and more to sell their wares and demonstrate their trade to …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Summer Jam provides not just a good way to relax, but a good way to politic as well.
The second concert of this year's Outback Steakhouse Summer Jam series saw Virginia-based Blues Condition crooning to a burger gulping, beer drinking, face painted crowd in downtown Hyattsville this past Friday evening. It also provided a good opportunity for a few of Hyattsville's City Council members to chat with members of the public and municipal employees.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Fans of food, music and fun encouraged to party down, downtown.
Summer Jam returns tonight to Gallatin Street with Blues Condition, a mainstay of the local blues circuit. The concert series is free and takes place in front of the Hyattsville Municipal Building on the second Friday of every month through September starting at 6:30 p.m. and running through 8:30 p.m. Blues Condition covers a variety of old time blues crooners, from Muddy Waters to Stevie Ray Vaughan, according to their website. Their 2009 debut album Swinging Blues and Rockin' Roots Music was a nominee for the Washington Area Music Associations Best Roots Rock CD award. The event also features food from event sponsor Outback Steakhouse and beer for the adults. For the kids, there's face painting, a clown, a moon bounce, and music to …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Local artists are focus of show in downtown Hyattsville.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Hyattsville Elementary School Turns 95, Dogs Take Up Art
Two community events take place this morning which could be of interest to locals. Art Goes to the Dogs There is the Dogs for the Arts Celebration at Magruder Park. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the event tries, as the name suggests, to get your canine involved in high culture (and maybe some hijinks, too). There will be paw painting, a doggy costume contest, a dog and owner look alike contest and a doggy talent contest. Dogs must be leashed and under their owner's control. If you are under 16 and want to bring your pooch down, you must be accompanied by an adult. Hyattsville Elementary Celebrates Historic Milestone Hyattsville Elementary School turned 95 this year. Today they are holding a bash to celebrate. Beginning at 10 a.m. at the …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Hundreds gather in downtown Hyattsville for first Summer Jam of the season.
The sounds of classic rock tunes mixed with grill smoke wafting through downtown Hyattsville yesterday, as area residents gathered for the season's first Outback Steakhouse Summer Jam in front of the Hyattsville Municipal Building on Gallatin Street. Providing entertainment for the evening was the Fairfax, Va. based Magic Band, which entertained the crowd with a mix of classic rock tunes. Concert goers could also munch on burgers and imbibe on wine and beer. Angela Moran, sister of one of the band members, said she was surprised to see how many youngsters were singing along to the music. For Moran, a baby boomer and longtime rock and roll fan, the displays of kids dancing to classic rock demonstrated the enduring nature of the genre. "…
Friday, May 11, 2012
Rain or shine, there will be music, food, drink and dancing in downtown Hyattsville tonight.
Friday, March 23, 2012
A concert celebrating International Women's Month, an all-star youth choir, and a unique dance troupe all happening in Hyattsville this weekend.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Friday, March 23 - 7:30 p.m. - Huggie Hugster and Friends - Urban Eats Arts and Music Cafe - 3311 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier - Donations Strongly Encouraged - Local singer songwriter Huggie Hugster headlines a concert celebrating International Woman's Month. Saturday, March 24 - 6:30 p.m. - Food Matters - Hyattsville Seventh Day Adventist Church - Free - Film explores the relationship between diet, lifestyle and the modern pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. - Tehreema Mitha Dance Company - Joe's Movement Emporium - 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier - $20 General Admission, discounts available for students, seniors and youth - This South Asian …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Listen to some great, local, up and coming artists perform at these two open mic's this weekend at Busboys.
Friday, March 16 10 p.m. - Live! From Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic - Busboys and Poets - $5 cover Hosted by gospel artist Brittney Wright, this month's Live! from Busboy's Talent Showcase Open Mic is sure to bring a varied ensemble out. Musicians, comedians, dancers, actors, magicians and poets (basically performers of all stripes) are invited to show off their talents in this monthly open mic. Sign up list opens up at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18 5 p.m. - Borderlines: A Bilingual Spanish-English Open Mic - Busboys and Poets - $5 cover Hosted by Henry Hills, this open mic looks to cross cultural boundaries through the arts. Performers need not be proficient in either language. Sign up list opens up at 5 p.m.