Stay tuned for more about the SECOND ANNUAL Trolley Trail Day event – coming in 2020!
On Saturday, June 8th over 800 people and over 40 businesses participated in the first ever Trolley Trail Day!
There was a full range of things to do for all ages from College Park to Riverdale Park to Hyattsville, including – live local music, kid activities, arts, history, exercise and wellness, specials on food and beverages, and much more! People visited participating businesses all day long – from Fishnet to Franklin’s, from Shortcake Bakery and Streetcar 82 to Smile Herb Shoppe, and from Vigilante to … Vigilante. The hubs of activity along the trail were at: Old Parish House (College Park), Village Green (Riverdale Park Station), Riverdale Park Town Center, and Hyattsville Justice Center. Local musicians who performed at these hubs included Archie Edwards Blues musicians, Jim Groves, Mark Irons, Dominic Elliott, The Gleasons, and Calvert Hills’ own The Next Generation and Paint Branch Creek. There were samples and specials all day at Fishnet, Milkboy ArtHouse, Denizens, Town Center Market, Franklin’s, or Streetcar 82. Children and families went for a stroll, a run, or a bike ride. The Junior Tennis Champions Center was at the Old Parish House with professionals teaching people tennis skills. There were outdoor movement and meditation sessions with Numi Yoga, OpenBarre Studios, The Community Yoga, Yoga in the Park with Park and Planning, and Gold’s Gym. Bike safety tips were provided by College Park Bicycles. History of the Route 1 corridor was provided by Lakeland Community Heritage Project, Riversdale Historical Society, DC Trolley Museum, ATHA, and more. College Park Arts Exchange held a scavenger hunt along the trail and an arts drop-in at Old Parish House. Arts on a Roll was at Riverdale Park Town Center, along with Living Artists and Co. Children were able to get their face painted, chalk the sidewalk, and enjoy a moon bounce at the hubs.
Thousands of people engaged with Trolley Trail Day on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and via our website.
Trolley Trail Day Event Photos
Shout out to our many sponsors and participating businesses!
For more information about the Trolley Trail:
Check out the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail Website here!
For any questions, please contact Abby Perrotta at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-610-2785.
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