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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
*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!
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 26: Justice League (PG-13)
Event starts at 7 pm; Movies start at dusk.
Parking is available for event attendees.
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.
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!Read more
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.Read more