Greenbelt in 2012

A photo blog about Greenbelt, Maryland in its 75th anniversary year

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Greenspring Annual Multicultural Picnic

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July 22

Greenspring I is a housing development with 120 single-family homes at the southeast corner of Greenbelt. These houses were completed in the early 1990s and the complex is one of the last built in the city. Each year the residents of Greenspring I get together for two summer cookouts—a multicultural picnic in July and National Night Out in August. These photos are from Greenspring I’s annual multicultural picnic on Sunday July 22 at Greenspring Neighborhood Park on Greenbury Drive.

This sign is at Megan Lane and Greenbury Drive. “Greenspring HOA Picnic Sunday 5PM.” Motorists enter the Greenspring I community on Megan Lane which connects to Hanover Parkway.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:00 am

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More Photos from Hometown Heroes

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June 2

In early June I posted some photos from Alight Dance Theater’s Hometown Heroes dance performance at Greenbelt Museum. Those photos were taken at a dress rehearsal on June 2, the day before the show premiered. Tomorrow, on July 22, the dancers will perform their last few shows, so I thought I would post a few more photos, all from June 2.

Kelly McCarty applies lipstick before the performance.

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July 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

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A GHI Block Party

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June 24

The 1,600 townhouses in GHI are arranged in several superblocks connected with inner pathways. Within each superblock are many courts which are several rows of homes facing each other and sharing a common area. Courts are the social units in GHI as these are the neighbors who watch each other come and go and know each other best. There are also occasional social events such as court yard sales and court cookouts. The photos below are from a GHI block party involving two courts on Ridge Road.

The invitation says: “Come and meet our new neighbors! Come and greet your old friends. Please bring a potluck dish to share, and maybe something to drink. An outdoor grill will be available…”

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Written by eric

June 27, 2012 at 8:00 am

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