Month: August 2018

Learn About the Great Depression at the Greenbelt Museum

Discover the New Deal legacy of Greenbelt, Maryland at the Greenbelt Museum, which focuses on how this planned community was designed and built during the Great Depression. The museum's historic house offers visitors of all ages an opportunity to see how a family of moderate income lived in the 1930s and 1940s. The house includes objects and furniture associated with everyday life during these years, such as Fiesta ware, depression glass, kitchen utensils, children’s toys, clothes, and linens. The Museum also offers walking tours, changing exhibitions, a quarterly lecture series, and other programs and events throughout the year.

The Greenbelt Museum’s historic house is open for guided tours on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. No reservations are required, but they do recommend that you arrive no later than 4:30 p.m. General admission is $5 and students/seniors are $3. Free parking is available across the street from the museum's historic house behind the public library and adjacent to Greenbelt Community Center.

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Vegans, Vegetarians and Carnivores Will All Love NuVegan Cafe

You don't need to be vegan (or even vegetarian) in order to enjoy a meal at NuVegan Cafe. In fact, this popular College Park eatery has a reputation for showing non-vegan folks just how delicious vegan eating can be.

The menu is full of tempting dishes like dairy-free mac and cheese, vegan lasagna, and quinoa burgers served with crispy golden fries on the side. And don't forget that vegan brunch can be delicious, too (in fact, it's one of the busiest meals of the week at NuVegan Cafe). Pancakes topped with fresh fruit and drizzled with maple syrup are a customer favorite, as is the spicy breakfast burrito served with your choice of cheezy grits or home fries. Whatever you choose, reviewers say you should expect it to be both tasty and satisfying — even if you're usually a carnivore.

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Catch Some Live Music at MilkBoy ArtHouse

When you want to grab a bite, experience live music, or enjoy local art, you can do all three at MilkBoy ArtHouse. The multi-purpose venue is a collaboration between UMD’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the original MilkBoy of Philadelphia. The public space was designed with the community in mind—its founders even hosted open-forum “Think-a-thons” to glean ideas from the public in the early stages.

Come to MilkBoy ArtHouse for live music almost every night of the week with tickets starting as low as $10 each. If you want to grab a bite, the kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day. Stop by during happy hour to dig into barbecue fried brussels sprouts with pineapple sriracha, fries loaded with cheese and bacon, or nachos for just $4 each. Pair your chosen snacks with a cocktail, a can of craft beer, or a glass of wine. You can also order larger dishes like a sandwich or a salad.