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*SAVE THE DATE*

2018 RFK Campus Quarterly Meetings

Monday, August 27

Monday, October 15

Join Events DC for an evening presentation of updates on our latest steps toward revitalizing the RFK Campus. And remind all your friends and neighbors to attend!

*REMINDER*

Farmers Market

Thursdays and Saturdays (year-round)

Festival Grounds at RFK (Lot 1)

7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Have you sampled the fresh fruits and veggies of local farmers? There’s no better way to live the summer to the fullest.

Events DC Summer Movie Series Presented by RCN

RFK Festival Grounds - Lot 6 (grass area along Oklahoma Ave.)

Thursday, July 19: COCO (PG)

Thursday, July 26: Justice League (PG-13)

Event starts at 7 pm; Movies start at dusk.

Parking is available for event attendees.

RSVP: http://ward7movies.eventbrite.com

DC Field Day

Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium

Saturday, July 28

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Play like a kid again! Bring your friends for a full day of playing classic games, enjoying food trucks, and shopping.

 


Get Involved in the RFK Campus Redevelopment!

2018 is an exciting year for the RFK Campus. We are expanding, growing, and offering more chances to play, shop, and explore. And you are an important part of it all. We invite you to take an active role in choosing how we move forward!

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Community Spotlight: The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

The Theatre Lab has been enhancing the District’s arts community for more than 25 years. Each year, over 2,200 drama students receive instruction from the school’s top-notch faculty, all of whom are actors, directors, or playwrights working in professional theatre. Students range from kids in beginner summer camp to adults preparing for a professional theatre career, and the school reflects this diverse set of needs by offering a wide range of classes meant to work into an already busy schedule.

The Theatre Lab is DC’s largest nonprofit school for the dramatic arts. It brings theatre to underserved kids, teens, and adults through tuition assistance and work-study programs. The free Life Stories program teaches self-expression and drama to vulnerable populations, such as incarcerated and at-risk youth, homeless women, recovering addicts, wounded veterans, and seniors.

This month, we talked to Deb Gottesman to find out more about why The Theatre Lab has been recognized as one of the top 50 arts and humanities programs in the country serving youth beyond school hours.

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Community Spotlight: Amy Jacques Garvey Institute

The Amy Jacques Garvey Institute – named after a Jamaican-born writer, civil rights activist, and feminist – serves at-risk youth ages 14 to 24 who live in Washington, DC, wards 5, 7, and 8. Since 1985, the nonprofit has focused on helping underserved youth graduate from high school and continue their education by offering them tutoring and training, and support from caring, consistent adults.

The Institute provides 45 high schoolers with year-round, daily tutoring, life skills, leadership development, and career development, as well as school and family support services. And the nonprofit doesn’t stop serving after the youth in the program graduate: The Institute partners with local businesses and organizations to provide their youth with work experience. They also offer technical training in areas such as telecommunications, office operations, computer technology, and software programming.

This month, we spoke to Executive Director Kendall Bryan to get more details on how this organization serves DC youth.

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Game On! DC Field Day Lets You Play Like a Kid Again

Ready for a recess from adulting?

Here’s your chance to dodge responsibilities and keep away from corporate concerns at DC Field Day presented by Events DC on Saturday, July 28, on the RFK Festival Grounds– Lot 6 (grass along Oklahoma Ave.). All day long, you’ll play classic games from tug-of-war to sack races. When you work up an appetite, visit the many food trucks You can relax and shop with vendors, or just sit and chill at the grown-up twist of a fully stocked bar.

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Are you a Local Group Helping Our Kids, Apply for an Events DC grant before August 1

If there’s one thing we love doing, it’s giving back to the community. We especially love it if it helps local youth. In fact, we love doing it so much that we put our money where our mouths are by granting funds to organizations with the mission to impact youth development in sports and the arts. There’s still time to apply.  The deadline is August 1.

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FREE Summer Movie Series Under the Stars in Ward 7

Working together is what our community is all about, so we are hosting the Events DC Summer Movie Series presented by RCN, every Thursday evening for the next month on the RFK Festival Grounds – Lot 6 (grass area along Oklahoma Ave). This free, family-friendly event will feature blockbuster movies and all community members are encouraged to bring their picnic blankets.

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Could the 2026 FIFA World Cup be coming to Washington DC?

Watching the World Cup in Russia these past weeks has really ramped up our excitement for soccer! And it’s about to get a lot more exciting because the FIFA World Cup is coming to North America in 2026 and Washington, DC is in contention to host some games, possibly even the semi-finals, if we are named a host city.

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SPK Capital Raceway: Not Your Typical Go-Karts

The RFK Stadium campus is now home to SPK (Summit Point Kart) Capital Raceway, an entirely unique kind of go-kart racing. With all new tracks and updated karts, SPK is far different from the amusement park go-karts you may have driven in the past.

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A message from Max & Greg 7.16

Have you heard the news? Our neighborhood is now home to world-class go-kart racing, right on the Festival Grounds at RFK, and if you go on a Thursday or Saturday, stop by the Farmers Market next door. Stay just a bit longer on Thursday nights to catch an outdoor movie on the Oklahoma Avenue lawn.

Where else can you find some of summer’s most popular activities in one place?

With all the fun of DC in the summertime, fall seems like a long time away, but we know it’ll sneak up on us. It always does. So be sure to plan now to join us for the next RFK Campus Quarterly Meeting on Monday, August 27. We will have updates to share with you about our continuing work on the campus revitalization and groundbreaking.

But you don’t need to wait until the meeting to find out what’s happening in the neighborhood. Check out www.rfkcampus.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. Spread the word and let your friends and neighbors know that you stand #RFKReady.