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Posted on: September 6, 2018

September Events with the Department of Parks and Recreation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 6, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS 301-446-3327 - or - 

                                    IYANA MOORE 301-446-3313 - or – 


September Events with the Department of Parks and Recreation


Riverdale, MD – As summer comes to an end, find yourself at one of the many events offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation this September.

WHAT: 37th Annual Hispanic Festival

WHEN: Sunday, September 16, 12 noon - 6 PM

WHERE: Lane Manor Park 7601 West Park Dr. & University Blvd. Adelphi, MD, 20783

COST: FREE; Food, rides and games have a nominal fee. 

The Hispanic Festival serves as the kick-off event for Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 – 10/15) and offers a variety of activities, entertainment, and cultural experiences for the entire family:

  • Carnival rides and games
  • Craft booths
  • Dance performers
  • Ethnic foods
  • Exhibitors/displays
  • Face painting
  • Interactive teen's and children's area
  • Music
  • Pony rides
  • Live entertainment

Bring the family and celebrate the rich heritage of our Hispanic communities. There will be FREE shuttle rides from Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School in Langley Park and Rosa Parks Elementary School in Hyattsville. Shuttle rides begin at 11:30 am and leave every 30 minutes.


WHAT: Fall Food Truck Frenzy and Family Fun Fest

WHEN: Sunday, September 23, 2018, from 12 PM – 4 PM

WHERE: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Audience: All ages
FREE; Food, rides and games have a nominal fee.   

Food Trucks and Family Fun will be the focus of the day! Listen to music provided by DJ Gully, enjoy a magic show or visit the Wonderful World of Watkins for special prices on the train/carousel and miniature golf. With over 10 food trucks on site, there will be lots of food to choose from!


WHAT: Power of She Empowerment Summit
Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9 AM – 4 PM
Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Audience: Girls, Ages 12-15 
Resident: $10; Non-resident: $15. Parent workshops included: Mother/Daughter combo fee: $15

This summit will empower, engage and encourage teen girls while giving parents tools to embrace and understand their daughters as they embark on their adolescent journey. Among the summit events will be Parent and Teen discussions, as well as a working lunch with innovative STEAM activities.

Parents' discussion topics include:

  • How to keep my daughter safe
  • Understanding my daughter's mood swings

Teens' discussions topics include:

  • Self-esteem
  • Self-love
  • Social Media
  • Dating: Relationships/Healthy female relationships


WHAT: Celebrate Baden Day
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, from 12 PM – 5 PM 
Baden Community Center, 13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD 20613
Audience: All ages


Community vendors, Kids Activity Zone w/ games, face painting, mechanical rides and more! Music and great food round out this wonderful community event!

WHAT: Girl Scout Daisy Day
Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 11 AM – 1 PM
Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park, MD 20737

Audience: Daisy Girl Scouts, GSCNC, GSCM
Resident: $10; Non-resident: $10; Capacity is limited and registration is required by September 21.

Riversdale House Museum invites Daisy Girl Scouts to blast into the past and earn their Clover Petal on Saturday, September 29 at 11 am. Scouts will learn how the Calvert family used their resources wisely in the nineteenth century when there were no grocery stores, malls, or online shopping. They will learn about seasonal produce and cooking in the garden, create art from recycled materials, tour the museum, and brainstorm reuse tips & tricks from Mrs. Calvert that still benefit us in our modern homes.

Capacity is limited and registration is required by September 21. To allow as many Daisies as possible, no tagalongs, please. Fee: $10 per Scout.

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