Takoma Park Participating in ‘National Night Out’ Hosted by Police Department

The City of Takoma Park will be participating in National Night Out, an annual event hosted by the police department to bring the community together as a whole to increase awareness of safety and crime prevention; to support locally-based businesses, groups and organizations; and to strengthen relationships among the community members and between the community and location police department. The City’s National Night Out Against Crime observance takes place every year the first Tuesday in August.  National Night Out is held by individual communities to demonstrate their commitment to being partners in the fight against crime.  National Night Out Against Crime is designed to heighten awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and enhance police-community relations.

  • Police Vehicles on Display
  • MD National Park Police Horses
  • McGruff the Crime Dog
  • Child ID Kits and Fingerprinting
  • Music/Dance
  • Dunk Tank/Basketball
  • Face Painting/Moon Bounce
  • Games & Prizes
  • Food & Ice Cream
Street Closures and No Parking Information

The following roads will be closed, and/, or there will be no parking on August 2, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 10:00  pm:

Maple Avenue from Philadelphia Avenue to Lee Avenue – closed to
traffic from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Streets Closures on August 2, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm:

  • Maple Avenue at Grant Avenue – closed
  • Hancock Avenue at Grant Avenue – closed

*Residents from 7513 Maple Avenue and 7515 Maple Avenue will be unable to leave or return to their residences during this time.**

No Parking on the following streets on August 2, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 10:00  pm:

  • On Maple Avenue from Philadelphia Avenue to Lee Avenue
  • No parking on Lee Avenue from Carroll Avenue to Maple Avenue
  • **Reminders** for no parking will be placed 48 hours prior to the event.

Lee Avenue will be a detour route; vehicles trying to access Maple Avenue from Philadelphia Avenue will need to go up to Carroll Avenue and make a left onto Carroll Avenue, and another left onto Lee Avenue to access Maple Avenue. It will be the same for vehicles trying to access Philadelphia Avenue from Maple Avenue.

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.

LIVE PERFORMANCES By: CULTURE Feat. Kenyatta Hill, EXCO LEVI, IMAGE BAND, RAS LIDJ REGG'GO with Special Guest SUGAR BEAR FROM E.U. & MORE! & MORE!

MUSIC By: DJ ABLAZE, DJ SMALLY & NAJ SUPREME

2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE!!!

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