On August 29th, Mayor Muriel Bowser helped us break ground on three multi-purpose recreational fields and kick-off a milestone in our short-term plan to reimagine the RFK Campus. It is one of five short-term plans for the campus.Read more
Fall has arrived, and change is in the air all around the RFK Campus!
We are reimagining the RFK Campus Newsletter.
A brand-new design will be unveiled in October—featuring a new look, more engaging features, more content you can share, and more news you can use to keep up with what’s happening in the RFK community. With the new design, you will be able to provide us real-time feedback on the issues and activities that are important to you.
And, speaking of change, we have been making some amazing progress with the RFK Campus Redevelopment Project. As we create a new monthly newsletter for you, we are excited to issue this Special Edition to update you on the transformation that is underway on campus.
Don’t forget to join us for the 2018 RFK Campus Quarterly Meeting:
- Monday, October 15, 2018
- 6:30pm - 8:30pm
- 4th Floor Media Room
We will provide updates on the field construction progress and tell you about the next phases of the redevelopment planned for the coming months.
Save the date on your calendar, remind all your friends and neighbors, and let us know you’re coming. RSVP. 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.
That’s it for now. We’re happy to know you stand with us #RFKReady.
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 CampusRead more
*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!
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
Sunday, August 19
Festival Grounds at RFK (Lots 8 & 8A)
12:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 8
Festival Grounds at RFK (Lots 8A)
10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday, September 14 - Saturday, September 15
8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday, September 15
Festival Grounds at RFK (Lots 8A)
2:00 – 11:00pm
Saturday, September 15
11:00am – 9:00pm
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