Winter Solstice Celebration

Sunday, December 21, 5:00 pm

Northway Road Extended


We are ready to bring in Winter and give our thanks to the woods for all she brings us and bring her well wishes for the coming year with a Winter Solstice Celebration led by Xtian Stone. Bring a poem or short reading on nature, forests, or something related if you would like to share this as we walk along the path in the woods. Dress for cold, possible mud and walking in the woods. Bring a flashlight. For more information feel free to call Susan at 443 388 2961 or email
Hope to see you there!

Sunrise Anniversary Walk

Monday, October 27, 7:30 am


Fans of the Greenbelt Forest Preserve enjoyed a special morning walk to commemorate the date Greenbelt City Council voted to pass an ordinance establishing the Greenbelt Forest Preserve, October 27, 2003.

NEW! Community Carve Off, Friday October 24, 5-9 pm, Roosevelt Center

Free pumpkins available for the community to carve for the Pumpkin Walk while listening to the sounds of local bands (Transatlantic Crossing, Local Honey, The Bachelor and the Bad Actress). Contact Melissa Ann Ehrenreich to sign up your group at


NEW! Nature Hike, 10-11:30 am, North Woods Tract

Join us for a educational hike in our community forest led by forest and wildlife biologists to learn about the amazing biodiversity in our forest.

Annual Pumpkin Walk, Saturday, October 25, 5:30 - 9:00 pm, North Woods Tract of the Forest Preserve

Take a walk in the woods lined by hundreds of jack o’lanterns carved by our community and be part of a 26-year old tradition! See our beautiful woods as you've never seen them before!


For more information on these events, download the flyer below.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up and get more details here!



In addition to the above events, this year's Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival is also promoting Halloween and pumpkin-themed events throughout our community of Greenbelt including poetry readings and live music at the New Deal Cafe, Halloween fun at Beltway Plaza and Springhill Lake, a new event at the Aquatic Center--the Greasy Pumpkin-- and more! Click on the Calendar of Events below to view the full schedule of events.


Special thanks to the Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival Sponsors: Maryland Milestones, Greenbelt Co-Op, Beltway Plaza Mall, Schagel Farms, Mid-Atlantic Hiking Society, and CHEARS!


Our thanks also to following groups who have signed up for our Community Carve Off!


alight dance theater∙Ancestral Knowledge∙Astronomical Society of Greenbelt∙Beaverdam Creek Watershed∙Bee Yoga Fusion∙Beltway Plaza∙Campfire USA∙Butterfly Brigade∙Celebrate the Greenbelt Forest Preserve∙CSA Community Supported Agriculture of Calvert Farm, BCWWG and NDC∙Cub Scout Pack 202∙Friends of the Greenbelt Library∙Friends of the Greenbelt Theatre∙Greenbelt Community Foundation∙Greenbelt Compost Co-op∙Greenbelt Coop∙Greenbelt Early Learning∙Greenbelt Girl Scout, Troop 5859 ∙Greenbelt Mamas and Papas∙Greenbelt Nursery School∙GreenBeLT Pride∙ Greenbelt Museum ∙Greenbelt Service Center∙Greenbelt Soccer Alliance∙Greenbelt Sunoco∙Maryland Milestones∙Three Sisters Gardens


Be sure to "like" the Pumpkin Festival Facebook page and check it out for the latest news and updates!


Check out photos from last year's pumpkin walk here.

Greenbelt Pumpkin Walk Flyer
GPW flyer--Sponsors.pdf
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Calendar of Events- Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival
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Join Our Community Carve Off
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Greenbelt Labor Day Pollinator Parade Photos

Join the Pollinator Platoon in the Greenbelt Labor Day Parade!


The Butterfly Brigade and the Bee Batallion are looking to boost our ranks for our parade marching unit. Get your wings on on join us! We'll be promoting the imporance of pollinators and protecting their habitat. The parade takes place on Monday, September 1 from 10 am to noon and all participants must be in position by 9:45 am.


We will also be hosting a parade sign and wing making gathering on Sunday, August 31 at 5:30 pm at 12 H Plateau Place.


For more information, download the flyer below or contact us!

Pollinator Labor Day Parade and Sign Making Gathering
Pollinator Parade.pdf
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2014 Summer Pollinator Series: June 14, June 28, and July 12


Our thanks to Greenbelt scientist and pollinator conservation enthusiast Jason Martin, who presented a talk, walk, and native bee home making workshop!

Pollinator Walk and Talk

Build a Native Bee Home Workshop at Club 125

Build a Native Bee Home Workshop

Saturday, July 12

10 am - Noon

Club 125 in Roosevelt Center


In this fun workshop, participants learned how to build a simple native bee home using natural wood and bamboo materials, which they decorated. Materials and tools were provided.


Pollinator Walk and Talk Around Buddy Attick Lake

Saturday, June 28

10:00 am


Walkers of all ages enjoyed learning about identifying native bees and bee nesting holes at otwo areas at the lake that were specifically designed to attract pollinators.


Backyard Pollinators
Saturday, June 14
10:00 am

Greenbelt Community Center, Room 114


An introductory slide presentation on pollinators, the workhorses of the garden.

Three Sisters Greenbelt Garden Demonstration

Presented by CHEARS With Free Dance Performances by Alight Dance Theater

Sunday, June 1

2-4 pm


The Butterfly Brigade was on hand to share information about pollinator friendly gardens at the Three Sisters Greenbelt Garden Demonstration featuring free dance performances by Alight Dance Theater and a sustainable gardening demonstration by CHEARS (Chespeake Education and Arts Reseach Sociey).

Greenbelt Greenman Festival

Mother's Day Weekend, May 10-11, 2014

Roosevelt Center in Old Greenbelt


Artist Reception: Sunday, June 8, 7-9 pm.


The Butterfly Brigade was on hand to educate visitors about the beauty and importance of pollinators, and especially butterflies!


Did you miss it? Contact us for more information on plannting butterfy and bee-friendly gardens and the Butterfly Brigade.


Be sure to check out the Greenman Festival Art Show at the New Deal Cafe through June 30th: Through the Eyes of Butterflies: Pollinators in the Garden


First Event in 2014

Love Your Woods Trash Clean Up

Saturday, February 22

10:30 am


Thanks for coming out to help clean up the woods over by Gardenway!


Support the Greenbelt Forest Preserve

Show your support for the woods with a handmade Keep it Wild and Wooded Bracelet or an original art celebration t-shirt. Visit our Support Us page for more details.

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