Schedule

The 2019 schedule is a work in progress. This tentative schedule is subject to change:

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Friday, August 30, 2019
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

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.

GREGORY MAY
6-8pm

Circus arts performer Gregory May will roam the festival grounds, stilt walking, juggling, unicycling, balloon sculpting, clowning, and much more.

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.

2019 OUTSTANDING CITIZEN RECEPTION
7:15pm

Municipal Building, Council Meeting Room. Public is invited.

THE WILD PARTY
8-10pm
Greenbelt Arts Center. Musical play by Andrew Lippa, directed by Jeffery Lesniak. A steamy prohibition tale with a background of decadence and jealousy. Not appropriate for children. Tickets $14 to $27: greenbeltartscenter.org

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 Beltway Plaza Mall


Saturday, August 31, 2019
SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
8:30am-8pm

Braden Field. 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 and Independent Sports 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 #27 of Greenbelt

NASA SHORTS
10am-12:15pm

Old Greenbelt Theatre. A free 15-minute series of short films celebrating 60 years of operation at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Screening times: 10am, 10:30am, 11:30 am, noon.
Sponsored by the Roosevelt Center Merchants Association

INFORMATION DAY & COMMUNITY EXHIBITS
10am-4pm

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

KATY GAUGHAN DRUMMING FOR WELLNESS
10:30-11:30am
Stage. Family-friendly community drum circle. All ages. No experience necessary. Drums will be provided for participants, although you are welcome to bring your own!

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.

FACE PAINTING FUNDRAISER
11am-4pm

Various locations throughout the festival.

BACK TO THE BEACH
Noon-1:30pm

Stage. This Beach Boys tribute band performs their rendition of the rock group’s classic hits from the 1960s.
Sponsored by Colin A. Byrd

ART EXHIBITION
1-6pm

Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, Room 112. Field Day: Interactive Sculpture by Kathy Guo and Experimental Fashion by Regan Dunleavy. A playful spirit infuses works in diverse media. Bring a friend; it takes two to ride the sculpture!
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation ARTS with support from the Maryland State Arts Council

ART SHOW AND PHOTO SHOW
1-6pm

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

ROLLER SKATING
1-3pm

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 and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

GREGORY MAY
1-4pm

Circus arts performer Gregory May will roam the festival grounds, stilt walking, juggling, unicycling, balloon sculpting, clowning, and much more.

GRANNY AND THE BOYS
2-4:30pm

Stage. The name says it all! Come hear Alice Donahue and her four “boys” perform their own special brand of live funk fusion on keyboard, bass, guitar, and drums.
Sponsored by Windsor Green Homeowners Association

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.

MARY SHAVER AND BAD INFLUENCE
5-7:30pm

Stage. Mary Shaver is a blues artist influenced by the likes of Slim Harpo, Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton and Etta James. She labels her own style as “Texas, Louisiana and Chicago Blues meets Memphis Soul.”
Sponsored by Mohamed Kamil Agency – Farmers Insurance

THE WILD PARTY
8-10pm
Greenbelt Arts Center. Musical play by Andrew Lippa, directed by Jeffery Lesniak. A steamy prohibition tale with a background of decadence and jealousy. Not appropriate for children. Tickets $14 to $27: greenbeltartscenter.org

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 NCB, FSB


Sunday, September 1, 2019
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 and Laurie Lemieux 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!

NASA SHORTS
10am-12:15pm

Old Greenbelt Theatre. A free 15-minute series of short films celebrating 60 years of operation at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Screening times: 10am, 10:30am, 11:30 am, noon.
Sponsored by the Roosevelt Center Merchants Association

FACE PAINTING FUNDRAISER
11am-11pm

Various locations throughout the festival.

CRAFT FAIR
Noon-8pm

Community 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.

FAST EDDIE AND THE SLOWPOKES
Noon-1:30pm
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 Prince George’s County Maryland

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

BOARD GAMES
1-4pm

Youth Center. Come out to play, meet your neighbors, and have some unplugged fun! Or just come to get out of the heat, away from the noise, and that teenage kid of yours that keeps asking for money. Games will be available, but please feel free to bring your own favorites.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Unplugged

RETRO TOWN FAIR
1-4pm

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 10-11:30am. Winners on display 1-4pm. All items must be picked up between 4-5pm.

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 EXHIBITION
1-6pm

Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, Room 112. Field Day: Interactive Sculpture by Kathy Guo and Experimental Fashion by Regan Dunleavy. A playful spirit infuses works in diverse media. Bring a friend; it takes two to ride the sculpture!
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation ARTS with support from the Maryland State Arts Council

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

THE 2 4 U BAND
2-4pm

Stage. The 2 4 U Band (Janet and Ralph) have been performing a variety of musical styles for over 27 years featuring one of the most versatile female vocalists in the DC area.
Sponsored by Crowne Plaza Greenbelt

THE WILD PARTY
2-4pm
Greenbelt Arts Center. Musical play by Andrew Lippa, directed by Jeffery Lesniak. A steamy prohibition tale with a background of decadence and jealousy. Not appropriate for children. Tickets $14 to $27: greenbeltartscenter.org

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

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 WoodSpring Suites Washington DC East – Greenbelt


Monday, September 2, 2019
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

64th 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. The Greenbelt Police Department Color Guard will lead off the parade, which will include a pipe and drum corps, marching band, numerous local community groups and businesses, fire trucks and local politicians. The Grand Marshal is Greenbelt’s Outstanding Citizen. Master of Ceremonies will be Dave Zahren, host of “It’s Academic.” 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. Proceeds will go to the Greenbelt Emergency Relief Fund.

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-2pm

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-5pm

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

FACE PAINTING FUNDRAISER
Noon-6pm

Various locations throughout the festival.

ALIGHT DANCE THEATER
12:30-1:15pm

Stage. Interweaving storytelling with dance, Alight Dance Theater will present an excerpt from Faerie, which puts a lens to centuries of storytelling to feature the multidimensionality of these mythical creatures and celebrate the notion of individuality.

ART EXHIBITION
1-4pm

Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, Room 112. Field Day: Interactive Sculpture by Kathy Guo and Experimental Fashion by Regan Dunleavy. A playful spirit infuses works in diverse media. Bring a friend; it takes two to ride the sculpture!
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation ARTS with support from the Maryland State Arts Council

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

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 between 4-5pm.)

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 Choice Clinical Services

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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