The Capital Market Team and our Community Partners have a lot of great events and activities planned this Fall! Be on the lookout for more details about the Following Activities:
Creative Suitland presents 2022 Juneteenth Festival
The 2022 Juneteenth Festival will commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. We are also celebrating the HB 227 bill which establishes Juneteenth National Independence Day as a State legal holiday and State employee holiday. We are excited to gather the community drum circle, farmers’ market, poetry performances, genealogy resources, and family-friendly activities.
Are you interested in participating in the drum circle? This activity is open for all to join and starts at 3pm! Feel free to bring drums, bells, shakers, tambourines or your dancing shoes. Drum Circle will be led by Docta Yew of Ni Dembaya African Dance & Drum Ensemble. Instruments will not be provided.
Juneteenth is a 157-year-old commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. We observe it on June 19th to memorialize the day in 1865 when, in Galveston, Texas, many enslaved Black folks were informed of the end of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. This official enforcement actually came late, as it had been well over two years since the signing of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. While Juneteenth marks a significant day in Black history and a day of remembrance, it is also an opportunity to honour and celebrate Black history, heritage and culture.
Presented by Creative Suitland Arts Center.
Register Here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-suitland-presents-juneteenth-festival-tickets-349060097147
CALLING ALL BIKERS, SKATERS, & ROLLERS! Are you looking for safe streets to walk and bike on in Suitland? If so, then join The Capital Market and Creative Suitland team for our 2nd Annual Bike and Roll Safety Day on Sunday, July 10th from 12-4pm. The event will be held at Creative Suitland (4719 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD).
Register Here: https://bikeandroll.eventbrite.com/
The purpose of the day is to provide residents with more information about the County’s vision zero campaign and provide resources to help county residents champion safe streets for all, while also feeling safe navigating the community.
During the Bike and Roll Safety Day, you can learn bike safety tips, the rules of the road get a bike tune-up, test-out our pop-up bike trail, participate in Community Bike Ride and get a FREE BIKE HELMET!
The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation will provide information about Vision Zero, Pedestrian Safety and will give away FREE BIKE HELMETS for children and adults.
District Youth Cycling will showcase bike maintenance practices and explore the legacy of African American cyclists in the United States and abroad.
Streets Calling Bike Club DC will lead a community bike ride throughout Suitland (escorted by Prince George’s Police). * age restrictions in place.
BRING YOUR BIKE, SKATES, and SCOOTERS for this event.
Thank you to our community partners Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, District Youth Cycling Club,Streets Calling Bike Club DC, Coalition for Smarter Growth, RISE Prince George’s, Suitland Civic Association, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, 4KidsDMV, Creative Suitland and Prince George’s County Police Department.
Foraging, a new trending topic thanks to social media creators like the Black Forager, Alexis Nikole Nelson, and Scott Stinson is a method of gathering food from the land that you probably won’t find at your local grocery store. “Throughout history, black and indigenous communities have been forcefully separated from foraging practice in the name of colonialism, racism and profit.” https://bangersandballs.co/foraging/freedom-to-forage-foraging-and-race/)
Come learn more about foraging, and take a walk led by The Capital Market team member, ruth to learn how to identify plants that may be growing in your yard that could be useful in the kitchen.
Go Back to School Right! The Capital Market is partnering with Gethsemane United Methodist Church, and Creative Suitland, to host a Back to School Celebration on Sunday, September 11th from 12-4pm. Free school supplies will be given away.
register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-2-school-celebration-the-capital-market-tickets-403642394267
Join The Cottage City Community Garden & The Capital Market in a free interactive workshop for your little ones to help them understand the basics of working in the garden led by Ashley Drakeford.
We’ll do a garden walk-through where we learn about different types of plants, learn about the different stages plants go through, as well as have a chance to plant seeds and take home your own plant to nurture.
Supplies and water provided. Space is limited.
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dirt-dont-hurt-2022-tickets-403450871417
Interested in preserving your own or locally grown foods? Join The Capital Market and Natashia Whitt of Whitt’s Produce and Crafts to learn the associated risks, science behind preventing the risk, and recipe terms for canning.
This hands-on workshop focuses on using a boiling water bath canner to process jars of jams and other acidic foods for shelf-stability.
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-bath-canning-with-the-capital-market-tickets-412277602407
Celebrate the end of a great Market Season! Join The Capital Market and Creative Suitland team for our Fall Harvest Fest on Sunday, October 30th from 12-4pm. Come enjoy a safe space for the community to gather and children to trick or treat. Dress up in your favorite costume and join us for a fun-filled time! Activities include Trunk or Treat, painting, games, and more.
register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-fall-harvest-fest-tickets-407496692577