Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


June 21st July 12th August 2nd
Southside Mt. Rainier Music and Skateboarding Series

Southside Mt. Rainier Music and Skateboarding SeriesThe Brentwood Arts Exchange, along with Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation’s Youth Services Division are teaming up to sponsor the “Southside Mt. Rainier Music and Skateboarding Series.” Presented by local musician Marc Blackwood, the three-part series will be hosted at the Mount Rainier Skate Park. Marc and his band, Inner Loop, will perform live music at each event. The June 21st event will feature a skills clinic with a professional skateboarder. The July 12th event will feature a skateboard painting workshop with free decks and paint, and will be followed an all-day skate competition that is part of a county-wide series presented by Parks and Recreation. Finally, August 2nd will feature a skate competition that is traditional to the series. Charcoal grills will be available to use across the street at Red Dirt – BYO grillables. All of the events run from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

January 11 - March 6, 2016
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here is a book arts and cultural festival planned for January through March, 2016, throughout the Washington, DC area, organized Under the auspices of George Mason University, a charter committee of non-profit organizations including Mclean Project for the Arts, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Cultural DC, Split This Rock, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Martin Luther King Public Library, Arab America, and Busboys and Poets. This exhibition at the Brentwood Arts Exchange features artists’ books, broadsides, and letterpress work created for related Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here festivals in San Francisco and Boston. The art, related exhibits, programs, and events were inspired to commemorate the 2007 suicide bombing of Baghdad’s historic bookselling street by celebrating the free exchange of ideas and knowledge and standing in solidarity with people everywhere that free expression is threatened.