Things To Do In College Park


Select Local Merchants

The graceful ease with which a good bartender mixes drinks masks the difficulty of the job, one that requires knowledge and dexterity—not to mention charisma. The seasoned barkeeps at Bartender of America, a TIPS-certified school, know what it takes to be a good bartender and lead their students through deliberate exercises inside a fully simulated tavern environment. Amid ambient sounds and music, novice bartenders dole out maraschino cherries and shake martinis while refining their conversational skills and learning how to identify underage kids by their mustaches. Fully committed students can opt for the entire Bar 101 curriculum, attaining a bartending license and valuable tricks for managing their resume and acing job interviews, while abbreviated classes offer insight into the fundamentals of the trade.
9651 Baltimore Avenue
College Park,
MD
US
Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi,
MD
US
Brothers in arms, strings, and reality, Sérgio and Odair Assad hail from Brazil, where they were steeped in the Brazilian musical tradition like two man-sized sachets of tea. Over the years, they studied with some of the best guitarists in South America, honing their skills and musical partnership. More recently, the duo began further exploring the music of their ancestral homeland, Lebanon. Following the success of Sérgio's Lebanese-influenced composition Tahhiya II Oussilina, the Assads arranged a show that explores modern and ancient Lebanese work, the rhythmic motifs that Brazilian and Middle Eastern music never realized they had in common, and new, original compositions. The result was De Volta As Raizes, Portuguese for "back to our roots." Joining them on tour are the thoroughly embodied vocals of Lebanese-American singer Christiane Karam, the intricate dum-tek-kas of percussionist Jamey Haddad, and the double-handed support of pianist and singer Clarice Assad.
Clarice Smith Center
College Park,
MD
US
Satisfy sky-centric curiosity with the College Park Aviation Museum's 27,000 square feet of cloud-plowing attractions, set on the historic grounds of the world's oldest continuously operating airport. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum's pride is a restoration shop, which makes once-grand beauties look as flight-ready as a seagull strapped to a jet pack. Ten vintage and reproduced aircraft are arrayed in the main gallery, including a reproduction of the Wright Model B from 1910 and a 1941 Boeing Stearman. Exhibits chart the nonvehicular history of flight, such as the Fly Now! showcase of international aviation posters dating back to 1860. Petite pilots may explore kid-friendly displays, sitting in the cockpit of the Imagination Plane, a 1939 blue Taylorcraft, or go to the hands-on room to dress in flight-ready uniform.
1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr
College Park,
MD
US
For a mouthwatering collection of American classics, Cornerstone Grill serves traditional, no-frills fare. If you re sick of counting calories, the absence of low-fat food on Cornerstone Grill s menu is sure to appease your taste buds for a day. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Cornerstone Grill has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Cornerstone Grill won't cost you a sitter. Happy hour at Cornerstone Grill is filled with deals and steals. Dine out in the open during Cornerstone Grill's summer season when patio tables are available for use. Cornerstone Grill has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties. Dine with fellow dancing machines — the restaurant is stocked with a lively, open floor. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. No need to dress up for a trip to Cornerstone Grill — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Cornerstone Grill offers catering. Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Cornerstone Grill's Baltimore Ave address. Cornerstone Grill offers safe bike parking outside. You won't break the bank at Cornerstone Grill, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark. At Cornerstone Grill, you have the option of paying by major credit card. Cornerstone Grill offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
7325 Baltimore Ave
College Park,
MD
US
The Terrapin Bar Crawl & Scavenger Hunt sends Maryland fans off to six College Park bars where they enjoy drink specials chased with a healthy dose of friendly competition. Revelers first converge at The Barking Dog, where they prepare for the afternoon’s events with $5 appetizers and $2 rail drinks. Other destinations include Cornerstone Grill and Loft, which offers half-priced burgers and $15 buckets of craft beers, Big Play Sports Bar and Grill, where guests cool off with $3 Coronas after downing $3 shots of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, in addition to Applebee's and R.J. Bentley's. The scavenger hunt begins at 4 p.m., at which time two-person teams race against one another to complete a list of tasks, with the first three teams receiving prizes. Organizers of the event encourage participants to dress up in costumes or Terrapin gear, though, as with an underfunded CSI team, participants must provide their own cameras or phones if they want images of what happened.
7416 Baltimore Avenue
College Park,
MD
US

Groupon Guide

Advertisement