Experience Prince George's


Become a Member


Rising Power of Sleep Tourism Emphasizes Rest, Wellness

April 4 (UPI) -- Hotel quality no longer means having the best restaurants, views and destinations, although they certainly do help. A rising trend in the travel industry involves one of the most basic but essential things do every day -- sleep. The greater the ability to sleep, the more people enjoy their stay, which is giving rise to sleep tourism.

Many people find it exhausting to travel, especially when flying across several time zones to arrive at a travel destination. A combination of travel exhaustion and jet lag greatly interferes with the ability to get a good night's sleep.

This Airline is Now Charging Peak and Off-Peak Checked Luggage Fees. Will Others Follow?

Bad news for the overpackers among us: It’s now even more expensive to check baggage on one of the most popular airlines in the US. Following a recent spate of US airlines raising their checked bag fees in early March, JetBlue is once again raising its prices for the service. Under the airline’s latest policy, JetBlue plans to charge as much as $50 for the first checked bag and as much as $70 for the second bag during “peak” travel periods, including the majority of this summer.

Airports Build for Electric Vehicles, Even as Car Rental Companies Pump the Brakes

Despite the current downward blip in the U.S. electric vehicle market, airports, assisted by the federal government, are laying the groundwork to be able to accommodate large EV rental fleets. "We're not trying to predict when the EV transition will happen or what percentage of cars will be EVs by the end of the decade," said Dallas-Fort Worth Airport CEO Sean Donohue. "But even if the EV transition turns down, it's our view it is still going to happen, and now is the time for us to be prepared for it."


How the Travel Industry Is Becoming More Supportive of Autism

AI could not only reduce the number of jobs, but it has already begun to change the way existing jobs are done by handling tasks such as guest check-ins, customer inquiries and the like. For that reason, in the hospitality industry of the future, rather than people who interact with customers, the industry will need more data analysts, AI managers and people who can provide tech support. That’s because AI can perform routine and repetitive tasks, such as booking reservations and answering customer inquiries.


Artisan Shop Window Exhibit: Petals in Their Present

The Brentwood Arts Exchange Artisan Shop is thrilled to announce its latest exhibition, Petals in Their Present (2024), featuring textiles by Fatima Janneh. The unique works in the exhibit are 100% naturally died textiles made in celebration of Spring. Fatima Janneh is a Gambian American fiber and textiles artist. Based in DC, she works primarily with natural dye and is an avid knitter. She currently teaches dye workshops and sells at markets in the area as Fatima Knits.

Cherry Blossom Season

Experience all there is to see and do during Cherry Blossom season at National Harbor. Discover the flavors of spring with specialty menu items and creative cocktails. Sign up for seasonal painting classes, enjoy a ride on The Capital Wheel or celebrate Japanese culture at one of our festivals. You can even make it a stay and book a themed hotel package to extend the fun. Just don’t forget to walk the waterfront trails and take in the beauty of our 200 cherry trees..

Cherry Blossom Season Bonsai Workshop with Planthouse

Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season at National Harbor and join us for a bonsai workshop taught by PlantHouse! Guests will pot a 4" juniper bonsai tree and have the opportunity to add decorative rocks to the completed product! Bonsai trees are known as low-maintenance plants, making them a great option to add to your collection.

Experience Mixology: Cherry Blossom Class Edition with the Westin National Harbor

Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season at National Harbor and join us for a bonsai workshop taught by PlantHouse! Guests will pot a 4" juniper bonsai tree and have the opportunity to add decorative rocks to the completed product! Bonsai trees are known as low-maintenance plants, making them a great option to add to your collection.


Family Folklore Stories & Campfire with Storyteller Shemika Renée

Please join us to hear the origin of stories from Africa, including the Anansi stories. The presentation will be followed by a campfire and S’mores.

Dates: April 6, 2024

Location: Marietta House Museum

Time: 1:00 PM

Price: Ticket Price: $5/ person. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Age: Ages 5-10

Community Archaeology Project:

History in your Backyard!

Reach out and touch history! The M-NCPPC Archaeology Office invites you to investigate and preserve our community’s cultural heritage. Participants will work as a team to process and identify real artifacts excavated from our historic sites. Staff will teach you all you need to know; prior experience is not necessary. Save our local history while doing a service for the community!

Annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea, and the Arts

Welcome spring and delight in the sights and sounds of nature, art, and history at this fun festival for the entire family, hosted by Montpelier House Museum and Montpelier Arts Center. Visit with vendors on the grounds, relax to live music in the Music Tent, attend a talk on gardening, tour the house museum, and indulge in a Picnic Tea Box with finger sandwiches, pastries and a scone inside (available to order starting April 1). At the Arts Center, you can see exhibits, visit artists’ studios, watch demos, and attend a live performance.

Afternoon Aviators: Aviation and the Environment

  • Explore a variety of STEM and aviation-themed sciences with a short lesson and hands-on activity. Ideal for learners ages 8-12. THIS MONTH: Explore the effects of aviation on the environment. Learn about technology that makes aviation safer and more sustainable for the world around us. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.


Smokey Robinson Live at The Theater at MGM National Harbor

Smokey Robinson isn't just the former frontman of the Miracles, or the man behind several dozen R&B classics, or one of the key figures in the initial Motown movement. He isn’t just a National Medal of Arts award winner and an inductee in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Robinson is additionally a fantastic live musician and still a great performer, with an energy and enthusiasm that is incredible given his nearly six decades of experience in the music industry. These days, his concerts are celebratory affairs, with multiple generations of fans coming together to enjoy one of the true legends of American R&B.

Stacy’s Blues at Montpelier Arts Center

Stacy Brooks took a deep dive into the blues, and she was quickly dubbed “D.C. Queen of the Blues” by her peers and fans in the area. However, she doesn’t just perform in D.C., she is known internationally. Brooks started singing at the age of five in Zweibrucken, Germany at an Army show where she received a standing ovation and was on her way! With a diverse background, she brings toe tapping, head bobbing, “feel good” music that crosses all barriers. She collaborates with other musicians bridging the age gap on the blues circuit and engaging fans of other genres.

The International Dance Experience

Dancers representing countries from across the globe get together to showcase their talent in this interactive and immersive dance experience. Enjoy a live DJ spinning the latest international dance tracks and learn a few new moves to celebrate diversity in our community. For All Ages.


Prince George's County Chef in Quarterfinals of Food Network Show

A Prince George’s County chef and former NFL player is in the quarterfinals of the Food Network show “Tournament of Champions.”

After playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers, Chef Tobias Dorzon went to culinary school and worked as a private chef.

He now owns Huncho House, a fusion restaurant in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Spice Kitchen West African Grill Opens Restaurant Next to New Lidl Near Hyattsville

Spice Kitchen West African Grill has gone from a ghost kitchen to a kiosk in a food hall to now its own restaurant.

After a successful run as a tenant at the miXt Food Hall in Brentwood, the popular West African eatery has moved into its own space at 3124 Queens Chapel Rd., in the same shopping center as the new Lidl, which opened its doors on Valentine’s Day.


Report: Messi, Argentina Set for Guatemala Friendly at FedEx Field

In the days before the 2024 Copa América, soccer fans could do much worse than visiting the Washington, D.C. region.

Washington Post report says that Lionel Messi and Argentina will play a June 14 Copa América warm-up friendly against Guatemala at FedEx Field, located a few miles outside the capital in Landover, Md.

USA vs Colombia Tickets on Sale for Friendly at FedEx Field

Fans can now purchase tickets for the friendly between the USA and Colombia when the two play at FedEx Field in Landover, MD. This is one of two friendlies the USMNT is playing in June as the final preparations for hosting the Copa America this summer. Prices will fluctuate up and down as the game on June 8 nears. However, you can lock in your USA vs Colombia tickets by purchasing them now. All of the tickets linked above have a 100% buyer guarantee. Ticket reseller VividSeats promises valid tickets delivered in time for the event or your money back.

2024 East Coast International Showcase!

Come and compete against some of the top athletes from the US and the Caribbean! You don't want to miss this one! The East Coast International Showcase promises to be one of the premier High school competitions of the 2024 outdoor season! Attracting some of the top high school talents from Jamaica and the Caribbean to compete against some of the best and brightest stars from the US high school circuit. The most important attraction of this event will be the participation of four of the top high schools from the island of Jamaica. 

Mount Rainier Garden Crawl

Joe's Movement Emporium with the Mount Rainier Nature Center will celebrate this Earth Day with a Garden Crawl! This is an effort to bring people together and show how strong the environmental community is here in Mount Rainier. Our various partners and host sites will have nature-based workshops, hands-on green activities, giveaways, gardening tips, and so much more! Our map will lead you along the route to see Joe's GreenWorks, the Trash trap, local food forests, Mount Rainier native plants, Joe's Arte Para Todos, TreeDC, PG Audubon Society, and the City of Mount Rainier Tree commission.

Solar Eclipse Viewing

Do you want to create change in your community? Our Social Justice Camp will teach you how to engage your advocacy, make connections in your community, and develop your passions into a product to ignite change.

This year, there will be two Social Justice Camp locations. Students may only attend one, so please choose the location most convenient for you.

DC Boat Show at National Harbor

DC Boats Shows are excited to welcome boating enthusiasts to the 2nd Annual DC Boat Show at National Harbor, May 2024. Join us for a weekend getaway on the Potomac River and kick off the boating season! There will be a wide variety of vessels from Sail to Power, and New to Quality Pre-Owned for immediate sale and to order. Tour the boats, grab food and drinks, listen to live music throughout the show, peruse the vendor tents for the latest in boating gear, meet the experts, and commune with boaters from local and far away harbors! National Harbor is one of many destinations on the Potomac River, stay for the weekend and take the water taxi to Old Town Alexandria, The Wharf, or Georgetown!

Social Justice Camp

Do you want to create change in your community? Our Social Justice Camp will teach you how to engage your advocacy, make connections in your community, and develop your passions into a product to ignite change.

This year, there will be two Social Justice Camp locations. Students may only attend one, so please choose the location most convenient for you.

Feel Free to Clown Around; May’s Circus Camp is Back

For the first time since the pandemic, Circus Camp is returning in person to Greenbelt, and will be helmed by Greg May. The debut return of Circus Camp takes place over spring break this month, followed by two sessions during the summer. At press time a few spaces remained for the spring break and session three camps but are likely to fill up quickly.

“I’m very excited about coming back,” May said of returning to Greenbelt’s camp lineup.

Rockets' Jeff Green Reflects on the 'Pride' of being Part of Prince George's County Basketball History

Jeff Green chose his words carefully and slowly, seemingly opting to leave out some of his thoughts on an issue in which he was not well-versed. His feelings, however, seeped through. The Wizards, he had been reminded, could be leaving Washington to play in northern Virginia as soon as 2028. Ted Leonsis, the CEO of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Wizards and NHL’s Capitals, in February reached a tentative deal to move the teams.


Mount Rainier Artist Releases New Hand-Drawn Riverdale Park Map

A Mount Rainier artist who specializes in hand-drawn maps of D.C. neighborhoods has released a new map of Riverdale Park. Torie Partridge, owner of Terratorie, has already released maps of Brentwood and North BrentwoodCollege ParkHyattsville and Mount Rainier and Woodridge as well as Prince George’s County. She began the Neighborhood Maps Project in 2012.

Subscribe to Newsletter