Parks’ Picks

Poetry, comedy, story time, and more! Here are six programs happening around the parks this weekend May 19 to 22.

Parks Playhouse An Evening of Spoken Word event graphic. Text reads: Focusing on elevating Black voices. Thursday, May 19, 7 pm. Featuring Donney Rose, Wordsmith, Unique Robinson. Food and beverage for purchase. Park at Wall Local Park.


An Evening of Spoken Word elevates Black voices at Josiah Henson Museum and Park in North Bethesda on Thursday, May 19, at 7 pm. Featuring Donney Rose, Wordsmith, and Unique Robinson. Free. Parking is one block away at Wall Local Park.

Comedy in the Park graphic. Text reads: The Mother of All Comedy Shows. Friday, May 20. PRIDE Comedy Show, Thursday, June 9. Comedy As a Second Language. Friday, July 15. Sober Comedy Show, Friday, August 19.


Montgomery Parks teams up with Improbable Comedy for The Mother of All Comedy Shows, the first of four comedy nights this spring and summer. The free event is Friday, May 20, 7 pm, at Waters House Special Park in Germantown. Hilarious line-up of women comics. Bring chairs and blankets.

A drag queen in a blue dress with butterflies and blue head wrap bends over to show an open book to an adult and two children. They are outdoors and others are sitting on the lawn around them.


Brookside Gardens invites families to Drag Queen Story Hour for an hour of songs and stories with Citrine on Saturday, May 21, at 10 am. The free program–cosponsored by WAM and FAM and Drag Queen Story Hour, Montgomery County, Maryland—is outdoors next to the Visitor Center.

Yellow flowers in the foreground. There are red metal chairs and tables in the middle ground. And, there is a playground in the distance.


Join us as we cut the ribbon on the reopening of Edith Throckmorton Neighborhood Park in Kensington on Saturday, May 21, at 11 am. Free.

A child wearing shorts, short-sleeved shirt, and hat works on his swing at South Germantown Driving Range.


South Germantown Driving Range’s Junior Golf Clinic helps young golfers focus on one golf skill or swing at a time. Improve your young golfers game and register for this clinic on Saturday, May 21, at 1 pm.

Ice skaters during a public skating session at one of Montgomery Parks' indoor ice rinks.


It will be hot and humid this weekend. So, cool down indoors at our ice centers during a public skating session. Sessions are held daily at both Cabin John Ice Rink and Wheaton Ice Arena. Check our website for schedules.

For these and other programs, visit the calendar of events and “Things to Do” on our website.

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Last Updated: May 19, 2022