Join the Josiah Henson Community Celebration on Sunday, September 12!

FREE day of family fun, including activities, musical performances, and reenactors. Click here to learn more.

12 – 4 pm

No tickets are required. Please park at Wall Local Park.

• Musical performances to remember our heroes
• Re-enactments to reflect on our past and look towards a hopeful future
• Participate in our Peace Pinwheels demonstration on the grounds and portray how you plan to bring peace to the world


Josiah Henson Museum & Park tells the story about the life and challenges of Reverend Josiah Henson, enslavement in Maryland, and the ongoing struggles of racial equality and justice.

Visit JHM&P and experience interactive audio and visual presentations. Explore the park engage in personal or group reflection. Engage with the archaeology sites throughout the grounds

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Reserve your spot today!


Bethesda North Marriott Lawn on Market Street, behind the parking garage..


Friday, October 1st – 4:00 – 8:00 PM

  • Reservation Slots: 4 – 6 PM | 6 – 8 PM

Saturday, October 2nd – 12:00 – 8:00 PM

  • Reservation Slots: 12 – 2 PM | 2 – 4 PM | 4 – 6 PM | 6 – 8 PM


  • $25 Per Person, includes: (2) two $5 drink credit, (1) one $10 food credit, & (1) one $5 credit donated to charity
  • $15 Designated Driver / Under 21 Person, includes a $15 food voucher

You can make a reservation for up to 8 people. Seating will be based upon first come first serve with available table and adirondack seating options.

Everyone must have a ticket, to track county capacity limits.








Public Parking Garage is offering the first two hours for free, additional hours will be at posted rate.

COVID Compliance:

  • Limited capacity.
  • Must have a ticket to attend.
  • Reservations will be provided in 2 hour increments.
  • Hand Sanitizing Stations Onsite

Pike District Connector Launch Week – Volunteers Needed

Wednesday September 15, 2021 to Saturday September 18, 2021

Join the Planning Department, MCDOT, and Better Block as they sling paint, swing hammers, and get some dirt under their fingernails installing signage along the Pike District Connector, create ground murals under the guidance of local artists, and build a pollinator garden with plants, art, and seating in Wall Park. All tools will be provided. Please bring sunscreen and a water bottle and wear clothing that you don’t mind getting painted or dirty. All ages and skill levels welcome!

Visit to learn more.

Road Closure: Randolph Road Westbound Lanes Close Starting Today

The westbound lanes of Randolph Road between Nebel Street and Parklawn Drive will close starting today, August 30, to make way for Pepco construction.

The westbound lanes of Randolph Road between Nebel Street and Parklawn Drive will be closed starting Monday, as Pepco begins construction for a new substation. The eastbound lanes will remain open, and businesses on the westbound side will be open — as will the sidewalks.

The substation will supply power to the Bethesda and White Flint area, according to a Montgomery County news release. The construction is expected to last 6 months, it said.

“Substation work started in 2020 and associated line work will be performed with overhead and underground construction along Nebel Street, Marinelli Road, Old Georgetown Road, Citadel Avenue, Randolph Road, and Parklawn Drive,” the county’s news release says. “The substation project is expected to be completed by December 2023.”

Reopening date for Old Georgetown Rd. and Executive Blvd.


Due to weather impacts and a break down at the asphalt plant, the re-opening of the intersection at Old Georgetown Road and Executive Boulevard is re-scheduled for Tuesday August 31.   The final lift of hot mix asphalt on Old Georgetown Road northbound was being placed when the asphalt plant broke down. The contractor will resume asphalt work on Friday Aug. 27th pending the repair at the plant and possibly Saturday asphalt work will be needed. The pavement marking work has been rescheduled for 8/30/21. The sign work (uncovering) and removal of the detour signs is rescheduled for Tuesday, 8/31/21.  The traffic signals at Old Georgetown Road and Executive Boulevard will be set for operation on Tuesday, 8/31/21. All the variable message signs will be changed to the new date “On or about 8/31/21 MD 187, New Traffic Pattern”.   Please reach out to me or our project team if you have any questions.  Your continued patience during construction is appreciated.  

Based on the current weather predictions and a re-opening of the asphalt plant, the anticipated re-opening date for the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Executive Boulevard is on or about Tuesday August 31st

Randolph Road detours/closures begin next week

Construction is projected to begin on August 30 on Randolph Rd. from Parklawn Dr. to Nebel St. to begin excavation of the 27’x40’ entry pit for the micro- tunnel operation for the new Pepco substation.

Closures on Randolph Road will extend from Parklawn Drive to Nebel Street. Drivers going through the area should plan ahead and consider an alternative route.

Eastbound traffic will be open on that stretch of Randolph Road and westbound traffic will be diverted to Parklawn Drive and to Rockville Pike (Maryland state Route 355). Sidewalks on Randolph road will stay open.

A slight delay re-opening the intersection at Executive Blvd. and Old Georgetown


 During the past week we have seen considerable rain.  MCDOT is currently monitoring weather conditions which will impact the reopening date of August 23, 2021. The final paving activities that must take place prior to reopening the Executive Boulevard/Old Georgetown Road intersection are weather dependent.  The weather forecast this week continues to call for rain which creates a potential for delay.  We are doing our best to have the intersection reopened in a timely manner.   The project newsletter that will be posted this week will also contain this information.  Please reach out to me or our project team if you have any questions.  We appreciate your patience during construction.  

Based on the current weather predictions, the anticipated re-opening date for the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Executive Boulevard is on or about Friday August 27th