Veterans Plaza

August 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Dancing, Costumes, Food Highlight Silver Spring’s Carnival Nation

Veteran’s Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring Sunday was a Carnival Nation. Colorful clothing, aromatic food smells, face painting and lots of dancing occurred Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Constant music from live bands or disc jockeys filled the plaza as people enjoyed feasting on jerk chicken, macaronie pie, curry goat or chicken, fried […]

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July 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Silver Spring Regional Center Director Retires After 12 Years

Reemberto Rodríguez, who for twelve years served as director of the Silver Spring Regional Center, announced that he is retiring from the position, effective Friday. Rodríguez said after 12 years “it was about time” and wants now to enjoy his grandchildren. He also shared with MyMCM what he’s learned and some of the challenges while […]

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June 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Pride Flag Hoisted in Downtown Silver Spring Sunday

For the third time this month, a Pride flag was raised Sunday by Montgomery County officials. County Executive Marc Elrich, Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles, Councilmember Will Jawando, Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and Maryland Delegate Lorig Charkoudian joined other officials to raise a pride flag at Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. Kicking off […]

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June 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Lineup for June Events on Silver Spring’s Veterans Plaza

Live music and events return to Silver Spring’s Veterans Plaza this summer. The lineup of free, public outdoor events at Veterans Plaza includes community events, concerts, farm markets, and Sunday festivals throughout the summer. Silver Spring is one of the most diverse communities in the state. There is always something to do and enjoy. The […]

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June 16, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Inaugural LGBTQ+ Fair Taking Place in Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is hosting the inaugural Pride in the Plaza. Pride in the Plaza is an LGBTQ+ health and wellness awareness fair that will take place from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 27. The event will be at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring and open with a […]

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April 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Sunrise Silver Spring Members Rally for Good Jobs For All

On Sunday, about two dozen young people with Sunrise Silver Spring, called on U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin to sign the Good Jobs for All pledge demanding that the government provide jobs that are green, well-paid and provide paid leave. The pledge calls on federal politicians to “commit to doing everything in my power to pass […]

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September 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 11 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, September 11. Today we remember the victims and fallen heroes who lost their lives in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Kensington Annual 9/11 Remembrance: Join the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony tonight at 7 p.m. Here’s […]

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September 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 10 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, September 10 and this week is National Suicide Prevention Week. If anyone you know is suffering, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for today. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 10 a.m. in the Council Hearing Room on 100 […]

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September 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin to Host Gun Safety Rally Tuesday in Silver Spring

On Tuesday evening at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will host a vigil to remember gun violence victims and a rally to demand gun safety action. The rally starts at 7 p.m. and will feature U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and guests from Moms Demand […]

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August 31, 2019 | Staff Writer

Ethiopian Festival Returns to Silver Spring

The Ethiopian Festival returns on Sunday, September 1 from 1 to 9 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, located at Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive in downtown Silver Spring. The festival is an opportunity to share and celebrate the Ethiopian cultural heritage. There will be a full lineup of musical performances including traditional and modern Ethiopian music, a […]

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