Hyattsville Happenings: March 17-19

March 16, 2017

Need plans for the weekend? We’ve got you covered. Hyattsville is a happenin’ place. Friday, March 17: Storytime Pop-Up: Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovative collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier’s organic juice & smoothie joint. Ages 0-5 years old. [read more]

Hyattsville Happenings: Feb. 17-19

February 16, 2017

Need plans for the weekend? We’ve got you covered. Hyattsville is a happenin’ place. Friday, Feb. 17: Ageless Grace: A seated exercise class, set to great music. Free. 10 – 11 a.m., each Wednesday and Friday through February, Hyattsville Municipal Building Toddler Time at Artworks: Open [read more]

Local author to give reading at Busboys and Poets

November 11, 2016

HYATTSVILLE – On Thursday November 17, the Hyattsville Busboys and Poets will host local author Kimberly D. Schmidt for an evening of discussion about her new novel, Magpie’s Blanket. Weaving together three generations of voices, the novel recounts the atrocities committed against [read more]

Local graffiti crew comes home for 22nd anniversary show

October 15, 2016

By KRISSI HUMBARD — In 1994, two high school kids got into graffiti writing in Hyattsville and started the Double Down Kings. Twenty-two years later, the crew, which has grown to be the largest hip-hop crew in the tri-state area, brought it back to where it all started with the Double Down: 22 [read more]

Secondhand News: Home is where the art is at Forty Third Place

February 13, 2016

BY LAUREN FLYNN KELLY — During a 10-year stint in Chicago, Hyattsville native Blake Sloane made a name for himself by creating beautiful things out of salvaged and reclaimed wood. Since 2014, the self-taught carpenter and woodworker has carved out a spot in the Hyattsville home he lovingly [read more]

Sparks fly in one local backyard

April 7, 2015

BY SCARLETT SALEM — The question came across a local listerv a few weeks ago: What do you do with your “garage” that’s too small for a car?  Resident and contractor-by-day Paul Steinkoenig uses his Hyattsville garage to create sculptures, which have been highlighted in The Washington [read more]

Joe’s Movement Emporium celebrates 20 years

March 14, 2015

BY RYAN CARBO — For 20 years, the Mount. Rainier-based Joe’s Movement Emporium, an arts-focused nonprofit, has operated with the mantra that there should be no barrier to participate in the multicultural art of dance. And during this anniversary, there is much to celebrate. Maryland Citizens [read more]

Theater Tech Program helps prepare teens to enter workforce

January 21, 2015

BY SCARLETT SALEM — The programs offered through Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier usually promote education, production, and artist services with an emphasis on dance and movement. The Theater Tech Program (TTP), which began in 2008, has a slightly different goal. “TTP is a workforce [read more]
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