By Marcel Warfield (View FULL STORY online on Hyattsville Life & Times)
On July 26, less than a month before the bicentennial of the Battle of Bladensburg, the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) will put its own spin on the milestone with Bursting In Air, an outdoor festival combining public art, local food and beer, and live performances, including 1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera. Starting at 3 p.m., community members and visitors will witness a live transformation of the Route 1 overpass and parking lot near Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store. “As one of the newest members of the City of Hyattsville, I am continually amazed at the creative and transformational programs and events that bring music, history, culture and the arts together,” said Hyattsville City Administrator Tracey Nicholson. Bursting in Air will combine all four.