Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


4/26/2015. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Riversdale in Bloom

Riversdale in BloomCelebrate the beauty of the garden and the fresh blooms of spring! The Riversdale House Museum and the Brentwood Arts Exchange are partnering to encourage nature lovers, history enthusiasts, and artists of all levels to create artwork in the gardens of the Riversdale House Museum.

Riversdale in Bloom will feature a day of making art in all media, free children's art activities, and free guided tours by Riversdale's master gardener. Bring your own supplies if you have them. Limited supplies will be provided to children on a first come, first served basis.

Bring your family and enjoy the beauty of the spring gardens and make art.

FREE. Open to the Public

Located at the Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Rd.
Riverdale, MD 20737
(301) 864-0420

Saturday, May 9, 12 am
Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour

You don’t want to miss this event! Explore the rich artistic life of the Gateway Arts District. More than 125 artists in the neighborhood will open their studios. Celebrate and peruse the abundance of art and culture in an area unlike any other in our region.

Gateway Community Development Corporation welcomes you to the 11th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour in the Prince George's County Gateway Arts District, home to the DC metro areas’ most innovative and creative artist community.

On May 9th, 2015, from 12-5 pm, Gateway Arts District artists, studios, and galleries will open their doors to the public.

Come spend the day exploring our creative spaces!

Friday, May 22, 8 pm
The Shoestring Bandits

The Shoestring BanditsThe Shoestring Bandits toe the line between Irish, and old time. The band features David McKindley-Ward on mandolin, guitar, and bouzouki, Anders Fahey on banjo and guitar, Marty Frye on guitar, flute, tin whistle, shruti box, and tenor banjo, and cellist Jonathan Een. Joined by special guest Shannon Dunn on concertina and percussive dance.

Tickets $15. Available on the Parks and Recreation

Saturday, May 30, 5 pm
Opening Reception for At War with Ourselves - A Visual Art Response

At War with Ourselves is a year-long series of programs investigating and learning from the legacy of the Civil War on race in America. The series culminates in an original musical composition commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Art Center based on a new poem by Nikky Finney, composed by Terrance Blanchard and to be performed by the Kronos Quartet with a 500-voice choir. The premiere is scheduled for September 2015 at Center Stage in Baltimore. In partnership with the year-long programming leading up to the first performance, this exhibition invites members of Black Artists of DC to respond through visual art to Nikky Finney’s poem – released to artists before its official publication – utilizing art to contribute to a national conversation about the history and experience of being a black male in the United States.

Friday, June 5, 8 pm
Thad Wilson and Friends

Thad Wilson and FriendsThad Wilson's music is best described in one word: Authentic.

Born in Fort Dix, New Jersey, Wilson studied with Jimmy Owens before spending many nights playing at jam sessions at the Village Door, Village Gate, Blue Note, Visiones, Smalls, and other NYC clubs.

In addition to composing and touring, Thad currently teaches Jazz Studies at George Washington University. This is your chance to catch Thad up close right here in Brentwood, MD.

Tickets $15. Available on the Parks and Recreation

Friday, July 10, 8 pm
Justin Hoben – Singer/Songwriters

Justin Hoben – Singer/SongwritersSinger/Songwriter Justin Hoben is best known for his work with the Washington, DC folk-rock collective The Deadmen, who released their debut EP in March 2014 to enthusiastic reviews. This EP was followed months later with their alternately rumbling and sweeping 7-inch record Crystal/Sunday Afternoons.

Join us to hear Justin pare things down to show his own influences.

Tickets $15. Available on the Parks and Recreation

Saturday, July 18, 12 am
Southside Mt. Rainier Music and Skate Series

Southside Mt. Rainier Music and Skate SeriesOur popular summer concert/
skateboarding competition is back!

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Trio Lee, Blackwood, and Graham perform their signature gritty, funk-inspired improvisations to warm up the competitors and the crowd from
12:00 – 1:00 pm.

The skate competition starts at 1:00 pm accompanied by live announcers and local DJs spinning drum n bass, dubstep, and more.

Listen to the music and enjoy watching the art and athleticism of skateboarding.