The Scoop: Music in the Pike District

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Whether you're listening to a live orchestra, vibing to an artsy acoustic group or jamming out to some hard rock, live music is always a great way to spend your Saturday night. But did you know it can also be good for your health? According to Variety magazine, watching live music increases your sense of self-worth by up to 25%, and may even extend your life expectancy by up to nine years! You'll want to keep planking, of course, but consider adding a little live music to your “me time.” Fortunately, you can catch tons of live music right here in the Pike District! We've put together a list of some great options coming up, so here's to your health!

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The Scoop: Ways to Find Your Spring Vibe in the Pike District

Monday, June 3, 2019

Why do we love Spring? Well, who wouldn’t? Check out the meaning of the word: the art of leaping, forwarding, bounding. And with synonyms like energy, bounce and resilience, it’s no wonder we look forward to Spring each and every year! There’s plenty of Spring right here in the Pike District. Check out these great ways to get your bounce going, move forward and delight in a little springtime energy!

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Want to serve on the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee?

Thursday, February 21, 2019

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies on the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee, for two members representing businesses that employ fewer than 25 employees, one representative of commercial property owners in the Sector Plan Area, one resident in the Sector Plan Area, and one resident outside the Sector Plan Area.

 The Sector Plan Area is comprised of the following streets: Citadel Avenue, Executive Boulevard (5900 block), Hoya Street, Maple Avenue, Marinelli Lane, McGrath Boulevard, Nebel Street (11500-12292), Nicholson Court, Nicholson Lane, Old Georgetown Road (11565-11999), Randolph Road (5500 block), Rockville Pike (11120-12000), Security Lane, and Woodglen Drive. For specific questions regarding the Sector Plan Area boundaries, please contact Derrick Harrigan at (240) 777-8210.

 The 14-member committee includes two members nominated by the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce; three members who represent (commercial) property owners in the Sector Plan Area; two members who represent businesses that employ fewer than 25 employees; two members who represent residential communities in the Sector Plan area; one member who represents a residential community in or outside of the Sector Plan area; one member of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board; and three ex officio, non-voting members who represent the County Executive, County Council, and North Bethesda Transportation Management District.

The Committee advises County departments on public services in the White Flint Sector Plan Area; and coordinates community activities that promote and advance business interests, and a sense of place, community, maintenance and walkability within the Area. The Committee will provide an annual report to the County Executive and County Council.

Members serve three year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are generally held monthly at 8:00 AM in North Bethesda, near the White Flint Metro Station.

Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Members must complete training on the Maryland Open Meetings Act and basic parliamentary procedure. Elrich’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of those selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process. The deadline for application is March 6, 2019. To apply please click here.

Enjoy these Strathmore & BSO AARP discounted performances

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Ticket discounts for AARP members and guests to select performances at The Music Center at Strathmore and all Comedy Zone shows at AMP by Strathmore. Currently available Strathmore discounted performances (use promo code SERIES50 during check-out): Farruquito on February 21, 2019 (30 percent discount) AMP Comedy: Robert Mac on February 22, 2019 (20 percent discount) Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour on March 21, 2019 (20 percent discount) Caetano, Moreno, Zeca & Tom Veloso on April 15, 2019 (20 percent discount) The Triplets of Belleville Cine Concert on April 18, 2019 (30 percent discount) All BSO performances - 20% discount use code Ethel19



Pike District's Josiah Henson Featured on MPT Tomorrow Night

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Pike District is home to the wonderful Josiah Henson House.. Josiah Henson's story is an essential part of Montgomery County's history and one we cannot ignore or forget. The historic building on Old Georgetown Road that was part of the plantation is the centerpiece of the under-construction Josiah Henson Park Museum & Education Center. Staff from Montgomery Parks were interviewed as part of tomorrow's presentation, which will put a spotlight on Henson's life.

Tuesday, February 5, 08:00 pm on MPT. REDEEMING UNCLE TOM: THE JOSIAH HENSON STORY tells the story of Josiah Henson (voiced by actor Danny Glover), the real-life inspiration for Uncle Tom in Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic 1852 novel, which has been recognized as one of the sparks that ignited the Civil War. Josiah Henson was born into slavery near Port Tobacco, Maryland around 1789. As a child, he was sold to Isaac Riley, who later appointed him superintendent of the farm at an unusually young age because of Henson's strength and intelligence. Riley entrusted Henson with exceptional responsibilities and permitted him to become a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. However, when Henson attempted to buy his freedom, Riley cheated him and made plans to sell him south. Fearing separation from his family, he fled north with his wife and children in the summer of 1830. After escaping through Ohio and New York, they eventually settled in Ontario, Canada.



Register for the Pike Peek 10K

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Take part in the 23rd Annual Pike's Peek 10K on Sunday, April 28th! Join thousands of runners from all across Maryland at the start line at Shady Grove Metro to the finish line at Pike & Rose. Register here.

Bring the whole family! Children's events include the Kid's Fun Run, and enjoy the Post-Race Festival complete with food, family activities, music, and exhibits in the heart of Pike & Rose.

Final post on how the Pike District filled this year's Best of Bethesda list

Thursday, January 24, 2019

There are so many Pike District restaurants, stores, and other establishments in Bethesda Magazine's 2019 Best of Bethesda that we've created a series of posts highlighting all the winners. (Scroll through the articles to see previous posts.)

Today in part four of the Pike District's Best of Bethesda 2019,highlight non-restaurant entities. Congratulations to all the winners!




Yoga Studio

1) extendYoga (12106 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, MD 20852)

Day Spa

1) The Woodhouse Day Spa (North Bethesda Market

2) The Red Door Salon & Spa (Pike & Rose)

3) Blu Water Day Spa (White Flint Plaza)

Hair Salon

3) Progressions Salon Spa Store (12211 Nebel St, North Bethesda, MD 20852)

Nail Salon

2) The Woodhouse Day Spa (North Bethesda Market)

5) Cindy’s Nails & Waxing (11634 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD)

Luxury Apartments

3) Pallas at Pike & Rose

5) North Bethesda Market

Luxury Condominiums

3) 930 Rose (Pike & Rose)

Furniture Reupholster

1) YI's Interiors (12200 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852)

2) Rockville Interiors (5414 Randolph Rd, Rockville, MD 20852)

Public High School for Academics

4) Walter Johnson High School

Public High School for Boys Sports

4) Walter Johnson High School

Public High School for Girls Sports

4) Walter Johnson High School

Public High School of Music and Arts

4) Walter Johnson High School

Dog Boarding

4) Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort (11503 Rockville Pike Suite B)

5) Best Friends Pet Care (5530 Randolph Rd)

Shopping Center

3) Pike & Rose

Accounting Firm

3) Dembo Jones (6010 Executive Blvd # 900)

4) Snyder Cohn (11200 Rockville Pike #415)

Bowling Alley

1) Pinstripes (Pike & Rose)

Hotel for Out-of-Town Relatives

3) Canopy by Hilton (Pike & Rose)

6) Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Julii now open for coffee, pastries, and lunch

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Starting at 10 am every day, Julii at Pike & Rose is now open for coffee, pastries, and lunch, in addition to dinner. Coffee and pastries are available all day. Lunch is from 11 am to 2 pm, and dinner begins at 5 pm. YUM!!


Best of Bethesda 2019 -- The Best of Pike & Rose

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


There are so many Pike District restaurants, stores, and other establishments in Bethesda Magazine's 2019 Best of Bethesda that we're going to do a series of posts highlighting all the winners.

Today in part three of the Pike District's Best of Bethesda 2019, we feature a special category: 2019 Best of Bethesda Best of Pike & Rose. (A two-page spread in the January-February issue, pages 112-113.) Congratulations to all the winners!

Longest LineThe Baked Bear for custom ice cream sandwiches made with cookies, brownies, and doughnuts.

Most Anticipated New Restaurant: Julii is the latest venture of the three CAVA founders and includes popular dishes from France and Mediterranean region.

Smash Hit:  The 37,000-square-foot Pinstripes boasts a full-service restaurant, ten indoor and outdoor bocce courts, a ballroom, and fourteen bowling lanes.

Best Marketing Ploy: The Beach created a whole lot of buzz with 252 tons of sand, picnic tables, and umbrellas. About 10,000 people visited The Beach last summer.

Hippest Space: Canopy by Hilton is equal parts industrial and eclectic. Exposed ductwork and accordion lights are balanced by pops of electric blue and floral patterned furniture. The hotel bar and cafe serve local food and drinks.