M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 1, 2024


Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311

Riverdale, MD – The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is celebrating Women’s History Month with female-featured concerts, poetry readings, theatre and dance performances, and more. A few programs scheduled throughout the month include:

Brandee Younger

March 2, Publick Playhouse
A leading voice of the harp, Brandee Younger recently made history at the 2022 Grammy Awards as the first Black female solo artist nominated in the Best Instrumental Composition category for her song “Beautiful Is Black” that also received a 2022 NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Jazz Album: Instrumental. Her most recent album honors trailblazer Dorothy Ashby. Over her career, Younger has performed and recorded across countless genres with artists including John Legend, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, Common, Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Ron Carter, and Charlie Haden.

For All Ages. Tickets: $25/person, $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more.

Education on Stage: Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad

March 12, Publick Playhouse
This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. Share her adventurous life with your students in this accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson.

Best for Ages 8-13. Tickets: $6/person.

Carmen Craven: A Tribute to Stephanie Mills

March 16, Harmony Hall Arts Center
This performance will showcase the talents of Carmen Craven, an accomplished vocalist who has been singing, dancing, and acting since the tender age of two. Carmen’s musical homage to the incomparable Ms. Stephanie Mills is by far the fan’s favorite and she’s been affectionately called the DMV’s Lil’ Stephanie Mills! Carmen has drawn local and national attention for her Tribute to The Music of Mills. Her rendition of ‘Home’ has drawn rave reviews from audiences both locally and nationally.

Syncopated Ladies

March 23-24, Publick Playhouse
Syncopated Ladies: Live is a ground-breaking all-female tap production that propels beautiful, classy, and diverse women onto a re-invigorated stage, weaving their inspiring stories with intricate footwork, feminine prowess, and life-renewing energy. It is a celebration of sisterhood, empowerment, and Black girl magic wrapped up in the package of a music video. Dancing to today’s cutting-edge music, from pop to hip-hop to salsa, and even a couple tear-jerking ballads, this show is electrifying, stirring, and energizing!

For All Ages. Tickets: $45/person, $40/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more.

About the Department

With over 28,000 acres of parkland, trails, athletic fields, playgrounds and more – M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County provides an award-winning park system through progressive, quality, innovative leadership and a commitment to its community and environment. The Department delivers first-class recreational activities and programs for people of all ages and ability levels. It strives to improve the quality of life for residents in Prince George’s County and the communities in which they live, work, and raise families. The Department’s facilities and programming continue to evolve and expand to keep pace with the needs of its vibrant community. For more information, visit