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2017 Schedule

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Friday, September 1, 2017
GREENBELT MUSEUM EXHIBITION
9am-9:30pm

Community Center, Rm. 110. The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus. FREE.
Sponsored by Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Prince George’s County Councilmember for 4th District – Todd M. Turner, The Estate of Sue Hoya Sellars, City of Greenbelt, and the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum

ART SHOW ENTRIES ACCEPTED
5-7pm

Community Center. Entries also accepted Thursday 5-7pm and Friday 10am-noon.

PHOTO SHOW ENTRIES ACCEPTED
5-7pm

Community Center. Entries also accepted Thursday 5-7pm.

TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
5-7pm

Youth Center. “Open Division” – No age limit. Trophies to winners and runners-up. Singles & Doubles. Registration from 4:30-5pm. See Youth Table Tennis Tournament on Sunday.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation Department

CARNIVAL MIDWAY OPENS
6-10pm

Midway. Rides by Sherwood Amusements. Games, food sale and information booths organized by Greenbelt organizations. Booths constructed and wired by Greenbelt Public Works Department. Ride tickets sold by volunteers from the Eleanor Roosevelt High School National Honor Society. No charge for entertainment, shows or events unless noted.

FACE PAINTING FUNDRAISER
6-11pm

Various locations throughout the festival.

OPENING CEREMONIES
6:30-7:15pm

Stage. Police and color guard. Introduction of dignitaries. Presentation of Outstanding Citizen Award, the major civic event in Greenbelt each year, honoring all the outstanding citizens who make Greenbelt great. Sign language interpreter on stage.

2017 OUTSTANDING CITIZEN RECEPTION
7:15pm

Municipal Building, Council Meeting Room. Public is invited.

SPLIT 2ND
8-11pm

Stage. While primarily a classic rock band, these veteran musicians cover all your favorite tunes from the ’60s to today’s music, from Motown to country and stretching across a variety of popular musical genres.
Sponsored by Choice Clinical Services


Saturday, September 2, 2017
MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
8:30am-8:00pm

Braden Field, Northway Field and Schrom Hills Park. Come out and see DMV’s best softball teams play in a one day tournament for the coveted Labor Day Trophy. Tournament schedule will be posted soon.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation Department and National Softball Association

GREENBELT MUSEUM EXHIBITION
9am-9:30pm

Community Center, Rm. 110. The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus. FREE.
Sponsored by Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Prince George’s County Councilmember for 4th District – Todd M. Turner, The Estate of Sue Hoya Sellars, City of Greenbelt, and the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum

GREENBELT MUSEUM WALKING TOUR
9am

10-B Crescent Rd. Join the Greenbelt Museum for a history-filled walking tour. The tour will leave from the museum’s historic house at 10-B Crescent Road. Learn about Greenbelt’s unique design and why the community is a National Historic Landmark. The tour is free but space is limited.

CHILDREN’S PET SHOW
9:30-10:30am
Community Center Lawn. All kinds, types, sizes of pets. Bring your pet to register at 9:30am. Judging at 10am. Awards at 10:30am. Greenbelt’s greatest pets get some well-deserved attention. Rain or Shine!
Sponsored by Girl Scout Troop #3251 of Greenbelt

INFORMATION DAY & COMMUNITY EXHIBITS
10am-4pm

Roosevelt Center. Visit the information and display tables set up by local groups and learn about your community!

BOOTHS
10:30am-10pm

Games, food, sale and information booths organized by Greenbelt organizations. Booths constructed and wired by Greenbelt Public Works Department.

CARNIVAL
11am-10pm

Midway. Rides by Sherwood Amusements. Ride tickets sold by volunteers from the Eleanor Roosevelt High School National Honor Society.

COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE
11am-noon

Stage. Community Drum Circle with Katy Gaughan. Katy has led the drum circle at Greenbelt’s 4th of July Fanfare at Buddy Attick Park for the past 9 years and is one of the organizers of the Greenbelt Rhythm & Drum Festival.

FACE PAINTING FUNDRAISER
11am-4pm

Various locations throughout the festival.

THE RELICS
Noon-1:30pm

Stage. The Relics bring new life to classic songs from the 1960s and 1970s. The group was formed by members of the Greenbelt Community Church, among them Greenbelt’s 2016 Outstanding Citizen, Rick Ransom.
Sponsored by Linda Ivy – Realty 1

ART EXHIBITION
1-3pm

Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, Room 112. Superblocks: A Drawing Installation by Amanda Burnham. An original, immersive exhibition inspired by the Greenbelt community and built environment.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation Department with support from the Maryland State Arts Council

FAMILY-FRIENDLY CARTOONS
1-5pm

Old Greenbelt Theatre. Beat the heat by taking a break from the festival fun in the cool, air-conditioned comfort of the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Dip in and out, and stay as little or as long as you like! FREE.
Sponsored by the Roosevelt Center Merchants Association

ART SHOW AND PHOTO SHOW
1-6pm

Community Center. See displays of art and photographs by local artists of all ages.

ROLLER SKATING
2-4pm

Youth Center Gym. Grab your skates and save the date! Join family and friends to participate in a storied Greenbelt tradition. Roller skates are provided FREE of charge or bring your own.
Cosponsored by Greenbelt Recreation Department and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

FAST EDDIE AND THE SLOWPOKES
2-4:30pm

Stage. Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes’ playlist is inspired by classic blues material from Chicago to West Coast Swing, Motown to Muscle Shoals, and all the rock ‘n’ roll in between. Their goal is to get you up on your feet, and they never miss their target!
Sponsored by Town Center Realty

MEMORIAL GATHERING
4&6pm

Grassy area behind Mother and Child statue. Come to honor those friends and relatives who have passed. There will be a motorcycle ride at 4pm, followed by a memorial gathering at 6pm. Please feel free to bring flowers to lay on the hill during the memorial service.

PATTY REESE
5-7:30pm

Stage. Patty Reese’s soulful expression and powerhouse pipes have prompted comparisons with the likes of Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, and Bob Dylan.
Sponsored by NCB, FSB – Ryan Greer

THE NOWHERE MEN
8-11pm

Stage. Like to dance? Love that Motown sound, the great horn bands of the ’60s and ’70s and hits from artists like Earth, Wind & Fire; The Four Tops; Chicago; Stevie Wonder; The Temptations; Blood Sweat and Tears; Tower of Power and much more: Then you will love The Nowhere Men.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Sunoco


Sunday, September 3, 2017
GREENBELT MUSEUM EXHIBITION
9am-8:30pm

Community Center, Rm. 110. The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus. FREE.
Sponsored by Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Prince George’s County Councilmember for 4th District – Todd M. Turner, The Estate of Sue Hoya Sellars, City of Greenbelt, and the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum

“TOUR DE GREENBELT” BIKE RIDE
9-10:45am

New Deal Cafe. Join Mayor Emmett Jordan and Jeff from Proteus Bicycles on a bike ride around Greenbelt. The ride will take place in two stages, both starting at the New Deal Cafe. The first stage will leave at 9am and go down Crescent Road, across Kenilworth Avenue, and over the Beltway to the new Greenbelt Station neighborhood in Greenbelt West, and then back to the New Deal Cafe. The second stage will leave at approximately 10am and cross the Spellman overpass, go through Eleanor Roosevelt HS, across Greenbelt Road at the pedestrian signal and down to Schrom Hills park, returning to the New Deal Cafe via Hanover Parkway. Note, this is not a supported ride, although we will take an easy pace. Most of the ride will be in bike lanes but there will be some riding in traffic, such as on Crescent Road, so it might not be suitable for families with very young children riding solo. It’s a great way to explore commuting around Greenbelt by bike!

FACE PAINTING FUNDRAISER
11am-11pm

Various locations throughout the festival.

CRAFT FAIR
Noon-8pm

Roosevelt Center. Visit with local artists as they display their handmade crafts.

CARNIVAL AND BOOTHS
Noon-10pm
Midway. Rides by Sherwood Amusements. Games, food, sale and information booths organized by Greenbelt organizations. Booths constructed and wired by Greenbelt Public Works Department. Ride tickets sold by volunteers from the Eleanor Roosevelt High School National Honor Society. No charge for entertainment, shows or events unless noted.

TRIO ANAYA
Noon-1:30pm

Stage. Lively Alamo Mexican Restaurant mariachi band.

YOUTH TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT (SINGLES ONLY)
Noon-2pm
Youth Center Gym. Open to anyone 15 years & younger. Registration from 11:30am-noon. Trophies to winner and runner-up.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation Department

ART EXHIBITION
1-3pm

Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, Room 112. Superblocks: A Drawing Installation by Amanda Burnham. An original, immersive exhibition inspired by the Greenbelt community and built environment.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation Department with support from the Maryland State Arts Council

GREENBELT MUSEUM HOUSE
1-5pm
10-B Crescent Rd. The Greenbelt Museum’s historic home has been restored and furnished with objects from the period 1937-1952. See how Greenbelt’s families lived back then. FREE.

ART SHOW AND PHOTO SHOW
1-6pm

Community Center. See displays of art and photographs by local artists of all ages.

HOT SHOT HOOPS
2-4pm

Youth Center Gym. Ages 12 & under. Registration at 2pm; tournament begins at 2:30pm. Participants have two minutes to make as many shots as they can within a half-court area. Trophies awarded to winner and runner-up.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation Department

MARY SHAVER AND ZACHARY SWEENEY
2-4pm

Stage. Mary Shaver and Zachary Sweeney play blues, country, rock and Mary’s original music. Mary has been a fixture on the area music scene for 26 years. Zach has been playing guitar for Wayne Hancock, the world’s finest purveyor of Juke Joint Swing, for the past 5 years.  Come hear the two perform together—the result is pure chemistry and joy.

RETRO TOWN FAIR
2-4pm

New location! Fair will take place on the grounds of the Museum house at 10B Crescent. The Greenbelt Museum’s Retro Town Fair is much like those the earliest Greenbelters enjoyed starting back in 1939. Ribbons will be awarded for the best entries in a number of categories, including flowers, vegetables, baked goods, canned goods and needlework/sewing. Entries accepted 11am-noon. Winners on display 2-4pm. All items must be picked up between 4-5pm.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY CARTOONS
3-5pm

Old Greenbelt Theatre. Beat the heat by taking a break from the festival fun in the cool, air-conditioned comfort of the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Dip in and out, and stay as little or as long as you like! FREE.
Sponsored by the Roosevelt Center Merchants Association

TWO BALL TOURNAMENT (TEAMS OF TWO)
4:15-5:15pm

Youth Center Gym. Ages 13 & over. Registration at 3:45pm; tournament begins at 4:15pm. Trophies awarded to winners and runners-up.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation Department

RISING STARS PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE
4:30-7:30pm

Stage. Performers age 17 years or younger will have the chance to display their talent, whether it be singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument or other.

LARRY NOEL 15K RACE AND 3K FUN RUN
5pm and 5:10pm
The DC Road Runners Club is conducting its annual Larry Noel Greenbelt 15K Race and 3K Fun Run. As in past years, the race will start on Northway at 5pm, and the Fun Run will start near the Youth Center at 5:10pm. Complete information and online registration are available at http://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/greenbelt.
Sponsored by DC Road Runners

THE ORIGINAL MOONLIGHTERS
8-11pm

Stage. Known as DC’s #1 Motown and variety dance band, the “Original” Moonlighters perform a mix of jazz, rhythm and blues, 1940s big-band swing standards, 1950s rock ‘n’ roll, and a whole lot more.
Sponsored by PNC Bank N.A.


Monday, September 4, 2017
GREENBELT MUSEUM EXHIBITION
9am-5:30pm

Community Center, Rm. 110. The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus. FREE.
Sponsored by Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Prince George’s County Councilmember for 4th District – Todd M. Turner, The Estate of Sue Hoya Sellars, City of Greenbelt, and the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum

62nd ANNUAL GREENBELT LABOR DAY PARADE
10am-Noon
The parade will entertain you with a variety of groups, demonstrating our community spirit and accentuating our city’s diverse cultural background. There will be bands, fire trucks, color guard, numerous community organizations and more. The Grand Marshal is Greenbelt’s Outstanding Citizen. Parade Route: Down Crescent Rd. from Greenhill to Southway. Parade is marshaled by the Prince George’s County Emergency Radio Association (PGCERA) with assistance from the Prince George’s County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (PG-ARES) and the Eleanor Roosevelt High School National Honor Society.

CARNIVAL AND BOOTHS
11am-6pm
Midway. Rides by Sherwood Amusements. Games, food, sale and information booths organized by Greenbelt organizations. Booths constructed and wired by Greenbelt Public Works Department. Ride tickets sold by volunteers from the Eleanor Roosevelt High School National Honor Society. No charge for entertainment, shows, or events unless noted.

TOURS OF THE GREENBELT MUSEUM HOUSE
11am-3pm

10-B Crescent Rd. Immediately following the parade, stop by the Museum house for a quick tour. The Greenbelt Museum’s historic home has been restored and furnished with objects from the period 1937-1952. FREE.

LUNCHEON ON THE LAWN
Noon-2pm

Greenbelt Community Church, Corner of Hillside and Crescent Rd. After parade. Barbeque sandwich or hot dog, baked beans, slaw, chips, drink and dessert for one reasonable price.

CRAFT FAIR
Noon-6pm

Roosevelt Center. Visit with local artists as they display their handmade crafts.

FACE PAINTING FUNDRAISER
Noon-6pm

Various locations throughout the festival.

CHEER DC
1-1:30pm

Stage. A 501(c) nonprofit organization, Cheer DC is a unique mix of athletes creating a fun and dynamic environment to support the LGBTQ community.

ART EXHIBITION
1-3pm

Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, Room 112. Superblocks: A Drawing Installation by Amanda Burnham. An original, immersive exhibition inspired by the Greenbelt community and built environment.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation Department with support from the Maryland State Arts Council

MOVIE: A PLACE IN THE SUN
1-3pm

Old Greenbelt Theatre. Set in part over Labor Day weekend, this classic 1951 film centers on a working-class young man who is entangled with two women: one who works in his wealthy uncle’s factory and the other a beautiful socialite. It stars Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters. FREE.
Sponsored by the Roosevelt Center Merchants Association

YOUTH SCAVENGER HUNT (TEAMS OF 2)
1-3pm

Youth Center. Can you find them all? Team up with a friend and see if you can find all Greenbelt has to offer. Ages 15 & under. Registration begins at 12:45pm in front of the Youth Center entrance. Trophies awarded to winners and runners-up.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation Department

ART SHOW AND PHOTO SHOW
1-4pm

Community Center. See displays of art and photographs by local artists of all ages.
(Exhibitors pick up their items at 4pm.)

AWARD PRESENTATIONS
1:30-2:30pm

Stage. Presentation of awards for the Art Show, Photo Show, Best Entry in each parade category and Best in Parade.

JOHNNY SEATON
3-6pm
Stage. Johnny Seaton wows audiences with his performance of the music of Elvis Presley.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Auto and Truck Repair

GREENBELT AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY PICNIC
3-7pm

After enjoying Labor Day Festival activities in Roosevelt Center, have fun at the Greenbelt American Legion Labor Day Family Picnic. Fun events for children and adults.

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