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MAYOR BOWSER AND EVENTS DC BREAK GROUND ON RFK CAMPUS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT WITH THREE MULTI-PURPOSE RECREATIONAL FIELDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        

August 29, 2018

 

MAYOR BOWSER AND EVENTS DC BREAK GROUND

ON RFK CAMPUS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT WITH THREE MULTI-PURPOSE RECREATIONAL FIELDS

Groundbreaking Marks the First of Five Short-Term Program Elements Planned for the Campus

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Community Calendar 8.17

*SAVE THE DATE*

 

2018 RFK Campus Quarterly Meetings

Monday, October 15

4th Floor Media Room at RFK Stadium

6:30pm - 8:30pm

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 6 or 7, subject to change)

7:00am - 3:30pm

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

 

Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week

Monday, August 13 - Sunday, August 19

Various restaurants around the city

 

DC World Reggae Fest

Sunday, August 19

Festival Grounds at RFK (Lots 8 & 8A)

12:00 - 8:00pm

 

Purple Wave Festival

Saturday, September 8

Festival Grounds at RFK (Lots 8A)

10:00am – 3:00pm

 

Navy Air Force Half Marathon and 5 Miler Expo

Friday, September 14 - Saturday, September 15

DC Armory

8:00am – 8:00pm

 

Wine, Spirits and Music Festival

Saturday, September 15

Festival Grounds at RFK (Lots 8A)

2:00 – 11:00pm

 

Events DC Kickoff Classic

Saturday, September 15

RFK Stadium

11:00am – 9:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 


Community Spotlight: MetroBall Youth Outreach

MetroBall, now the largest youth streetball league in the D.C. area, was formed in 2000 as a way to keep children and youth active and engaged all year long. The nonprofit operates an after-school basketball program at several area schools and has a youth travel team that competes in tournaments around the country. And the program goes beyond ball: MetroBall provides youth with trained instructors who help them stay focused to meet their goals. These trainers interact with youth for 10-15 hours a week during a full year. 

In addition to the after-school and travel team programs, MetroBall offers an 8-week summer tournament with divisions for elementary school, middle school, junior varsity, and varsity. The nonprofit also has programs for college preparation and sports journalism. This month, Terrance Judge and Kevin Jones, the group’s co-founders, told us all about how MetroBall works for District area kids. 

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Community Spotlight: CityDance

CityDance has provided a variety of dance-related opportunities since 1996. The nonprofit trains dancers for professional careers, but it also offers recreational dance programs through summer sessions and a dance and fitness studio. Through their IGNITE program, trained instructors help aspiring choreographers create and present their work. 

The CityDance DREAM after-school program uses dance to guide youth to academic and family success. It is a tuition-free program that follows students from 3rd grade through high school, providing support for their educational endeavors, preparing them for college, and providing family services. This award-winning program is nationally recognized. This month, we spoke to CityDance President and CEO Alexe Nowakowski to find out how dance creates success for so many youth in our area.

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Did You Know? This month in RFK Stadium History

The Beatles rocked RFK Stadium on August 15, 1966!  Over 32,000 screaming fans watched the legendary group just after they released the Revolver album – which Rolling Stone magazine has ranked the third best album of all time!

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Let’s Celebrate Amateur Sports – Events DC’s New Amateur Sports Initiative

Why should professionals have all the fun? Events DC is shining the spotlight on amateur sports, giving you the chance to watch athletes who play with as much passion and energy as the pros.

We’re enhancing the Events DC Amateur Sports Initiative to give more opportunity for local youth to have an enhanced platform for showcasing their skill. We are starting with the Events DC Kickoff Classic featuring six Washington, DC high school football teams playing in historic RFK Stadium.

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Asphalt to Action Update: We are #RFKReady

While we were sorry to see D.C. United move from RFK, we are excited about their move to the new Audi Stadium this summer—and even more excited because the move allows us to make some additional progress on Asphalt to Action!

Plans are really taking shape for transforming the 190-acre campus into a more inviting environment with green space that residence and visitors can enjoy.

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Catch the Beat at the First Annual DC World Reggae Fest

Reggae fans, get ready for August 19, 2018 when the first annual DC World Reggae Festival comes to the Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium! Explore the reggae scene like never before with seven different musical acts, a kid’s zone, local art showcase and an entire area dedicated to a variety of Caribbean-style foods.

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A Message From Max & Greg 7.18

Mid-summer greetings!

We are so happy to see so many of you at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, catching blockbuster movies on Thursday nights and supporting our local farmers on Saturdays at the Farmers Market. There are more events planned to help you close out your summer with some RFK Campus fun! We hope to see you at the DC World Reggae Fest and the Events DC Kickoff Classic, as well as taking advantage of Restaurant Week. You will find details on these events in this edition.

In the midst of all the summertime activities around our neighborhoods, we’re also continuing to make progress on our goals surrounding the RFK Campus Redevelopment Project. This issue features an update on the Asphalt to Action campaign, and we will tell you about some new recreational amenities on the RFK Campus.

The next RFK Campus Quarterly Meeting will be held on Monday, August 27 from 6:30pm -8:30pm. Save the date on your calendar and let us know you’re coming by  .  We will save you a seat and have some snacks available to hold you until dinner!

If you can’t make it – or you just can’t stay for the entire meeting – we will provide an update at www.rfkcampus.com, and on Facebook and Twitter. We’re happy to know that you stand with us #RFKReady.

 

 

 


Community Calendar

*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.