Summer Events in Silver Spring

Summer, Summertime, time to sit back and unwind– and get into all the events happening in Silver Spring! Mark your calendars and take advantage of these fun events happening around town:

Tuesdays

Have a total workout and have fun doing it when you take advantage of the Free Zumba classes hosted by Washington Sports Club. Zumba classes will be happening every Tuesday at 7 PM at the Fountain Plaza.

Wednesdays

Get some middle of the week zen for FREE at Yoga on the Fountain Plaza. This class is an all-levels flow class so beginners and intermediate yogis are welcome. Be sure to bring a mat and a water bottle. After you’ve worked up a sweat, cool off with a cocktail at these nearby happy hour spots.

Thursdays

Put on your dancing shoes! Silver Spring’s Summer concerts are free and happening every Thursday at Veterans Plaza. There will also be a raffle with prizes for adults and children. Performances run from 7-9 PM. The first concert kicked off June 20th and the last one will be August 8th. Each week there is a featured band with a different music genre. See the lineup on Silver Spring downtown’s website.

Second Fridays

Kick-off the weekend every second Friday at the TGIF Downtown Street Party from 6:30-8: 30 pm at the Fountain Plaza. DJ Damon will be playing songs with a different theme for each concert. Don’t miss a fun-filled night of games, beer, sangria stations, and dancing!

Upcoming Second Friday dates:
August 9, Top 40
September 13, Latin Music Mix

If you are new to town attending community events is a great way to familiarize yourself with the area and meet new people. Residents of Vista at White Oak, Montgomery Paint Branch, and Yorkshire Apartment Homes get to enjoy a location full of fun activities throughout the year.

White Oak Community Recreation Center

The White Oak Community Center offers a wide variety of classes from sports to dance, music and art, and social activities. The outdoor facilities include a multipurpose field, basketball court, two playgrounds and a skating area with ramps. 

On Wednesdays, they host a “Kickstart Your Health” class which consists of short, informal lectures, classes also include cooking demos and free food tastings of delicious and healthy dishes. Also included are FREE health screenings for blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

5 Apartment Balcony Decorating Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Make the most of your outdoor real estate when you transform your balcony into a little oasis. Enjoy having morning coffee, reading a book, or entertaining company as you take in the views and breathe the fresh air. Designing an apartment balcony doesn’t have to be just putting out a table and a few chairs. With a little planning and forethought, the space can become your new favorite place to spend time. We’ve rounded up some of the most innovative ways to make your patio a place you will love:

Be sure to check with your apartment management for rules and regulations regarding balcony decor before adding your own touches.

1. Add Some Green

plant

Spruce up your space with a few pockets of green. The space will look lush and make you feel like your in the backyard. Planters to hang on the rails or walls can add interest to an otherwise bare space. Plus, your plants will get the sunlight they need on your balcony.

2. Pillows

Add some accent pillows or comfy floor pillows. Perfect for lounging or to use when you’re laying out soaking up some sun. Treating your balcony as an extension of your living room will make you want to spend more time there.

3. Lighting

Lighting is a crucial element in making any space feel homey. Standing outdoor lights or string lights are the way to go. With the extra lighting, you’ll have a nice spot for relaxing nights on your balcony.

4. Privacy Screen

Add a drop cloth or privacy screen to your balcony to block noise and have some alone time. It’s also a great way to add a pop of color without painting anything. Also adding tall plants like bamboo is an easy way to add a natural wall.

5. Outdoor Rug

Elevate the look of your balcony with a patterned rug. Make sure to pick one that will able to withstand the elements.

 

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.