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The Future of the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus

After extensive planning, outreach, public input and involvement, Events DC is proud to present two concepts for the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus. Our vision for the Campus’ future is to create a revitalized site that celebrates its iconic beauty and history – while also acting as a first-class example of urban living that can attract residents and visitors and at the same time maintain a strong local identity.

Acting as a catalyst for the city, the RFK Campus future project will also make a substantial economic impact on the District, by reinvesting into the city through job opportunities, youth programs, local business development and ample community benefits and neighborhood serving amenities for residents to enjoy.

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News and Updates

Project GiveBack

On Saturday, November 17, the DC Armory will play host to Project GiveBack’s 24th Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution. More than 500 volunteers will come together to assemble and distribute meals to over 2,000 families throughout the District, Maryland, and Virginia.

A nonprofit community service organization, Project GiveBack works to provide programs and assistance to less fortunate individuals, families, and children in the greater Washington metropolitan area. Founded in 1995 by Ransom Miller III and a handful of friends, Project GiveBack began small, distributing meals to six families. Now its signature program and touching thousands of lives, the Thanksgiving Food Distribution aims to provide enough food to last for over a week – with meals including turkeys, vegetables, canned goods, and many other holiday favorites.

2018 marks the first time this heartwarming holiday effort will be staged at the DC Armory, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Project GiveBack to the RFK Campus. “Over the past 24 years, Project GiveBack has grown from a small group of friends attempting to brighten the holiday season, to an army of passionate volunteers that provide thousands of grocery baskets to families the Saturday before Thanksgiving,” said Miller. “The Planning Committee members are excited for the opportunity to plan logistics in such a massive space. I am confident that the amenities of the DC Armory will allow us to be more efficient and creative in our service delivery.”

This level of impact on our community can be achieved only through the generosity of volunteers and supporters like you. Volunteer shifts include assembling food baskets (7:30am) and delivering food baskets (10:00am); to register, please visit www.ProjectGiveBack.org. All assembly line volunteers must be at least 8 years old; children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Those interested in registering for a group should email hardisha@projectgiveback.org.

My School DC

Save the date for EdFest 2018! The annual My School DC Education Festival public school fair will return to the RFK Campus, where it has grown over the last 3 years. The fair will be held at the DC Armory on Saturday, December 8 from 11am to 3pm.

EdFest showcases all DC Public Schools (DCPS) and public charter schools programs, making it easier for families to take advantage of DC’s many school options. Come explore the city’s public-school options (PK3-1) for your child. Representatives from DC Public Schools (DCPS) and public charter schools will showcase their programs, with the launch of the My School DC lottery application on December 10, 2018. For more information please visit www.myschooldc.org.

RFK Redevelopment/RFK Untapped

The revitalization of the RFK Campus continues! To celebrate turning asphalt into action, we’ve partnered with Atlas Brew Works to develop a limited-edition IPA beer called RFK Untapped. Designed by locally-renowned artist Maggie O’Neill, the can is inspired by the idea of visually reimagining a coveted area of the District – while the beer’s name is a nod to the Campus’s untapped potential.

The release of this limited-edition beer coincides with the recent groundbreaking of three multi-purpose recreational fields, the first phase of the RFK Campus redevelopment project short-term plan. The fields will transform nearly 27 acres of asphalt into three new state-of-the-art artificial turf fields with community amenities.

Construction on the multi-purpose recreational fields is underway and the fields are estimated to open for play in March 2019. We look forward to announcing the next phases of the redevelopment in the coming months, as well as communicating updates on the current construction progress.

RFK Untapped beer will be available at select events throughout the District this fall and winter, including X and X. Experience this exciting new brew and prove you’re #RFKReady by letting Congress know the time is now to redevelop the RFK Campus and bring further community-oriented resources and amenities to our neighborhood. To sign the petition and learn more about the “untapped” potential of the RFK campus, please visit www.RFKCampus.com.

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