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Did You Know: How Did RFK Get its Name?

RFK Stadium stands as testament to history. It’s seen countless world-famous athletes, musicians, and politicians stand under its lights. So it’s fitting that the stadium bears the name of Robert F. Kennedy, one of the most celebrated political leaders of the 1960s.

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In Other News: Washington Auto Show

Calling all car buffs and automotive enthusiasts! Check out the latest and greatest new cars, as well as the classics of yesteryear, at the 2018 Washington Auto Show. Join the fun January 23 – February 4 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The 10-day show, now in its 76th year, is one of the top auto shows in the country. We’re lucky to have this event in our own “backyard!” Visitors come from all over to see what the future of the automotive industry looks like, from industry trends to technology to designs.

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Featured Event: Take a "DINO-MITE" Time Travel Journey

Any dinosaur fans in your house? Take a trip back in time to Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek! This family-fun event will be in our neighborhood at the DC Armory all weekend long, Friday through Sunday, January 26-28.

Buy your tickets online at www.discoverthedinosaurs.com/tickets/results (recommended) or at the door. Children under 2 years old are free with a paid adult, and adults over the age of 65 get a $5 discount. There are also discounted rates available online for groups, and for active and retired members of the U.S. Military.

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Los Tigres Del Norte Back by Popular Demand!

Los Tigres Del Norte are coming back to DC Armory! DC fans are so enthusiastic for the group’s unique sound that Los Tigres Del Norte has held a concert at DC Armory for the past three years of their North American Tour. This year they will rock the Armory on February 25.

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Keep Spreading the News: Here's Your Sign

Everyone knows it’s not really nice to keep something good all to yourself.

That’s why we hope you’ll share your excitement about all of the changes on tap for the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus. We’ve made it simple for you to get the word out to your friends and family – and to tell Congress you support the exciting redevelopment plans.

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2018 Community Grant Application Open Now!

Events DC is proud to support non-profit organizations that uplift youth through sports, performing arts, and cultural arts in our District. One of the ways we do this is through our semi-annual Community Grant Program.

Applications for the second round of the Fiscal Year 2018 Community Grants are being accepted now! But don’t wait: The submission deadline is February 1!

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Recapping Local Events: Captains Draft Has Nail-Biting Finale

Thank you for helping to make Captains Draft 4.0 – the first-ever esports tournament staged at the historic DC Amory – a tremendous success! We learned a lot from our fantastic partners at Moonduck Studios and we hope that you got to enjoy the experience whether you’re new to online gaming competitions or ready to participate in one yourself!

So far in 2018, Captains Draft 4.0 is the only public Dota 2 Minor tournament in the United States. We were excited to host eight of the best gaming teams in the world:

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Team Secret
  • OG
  • compLexity
  • Mineski
  • Vici Gaming
  • Team Empire
  • paiN Gaming (Formerly known as Midas Club Elite)
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1.29 A Message from Max & Greg

Happy 2018 from all of us at Events DC!

Thank you to everyone who made the resolution to actively promote the cause of RFK Stadium-Armory Campus revitalization efforts by attending our January 24 RFK Campus Redevelopment Citywide Community Update Meeting at St. Luke Catholic Church.

In case you missed it, we recently announced the refined designs for the multi-purpose recreational fields, phase one of the short-term elements for the redevelopment project.  The recreational fields will include 2-3 multi-sport fields that include better pedestrian and waterfront access as well as supporting infrastructure that include a celebration pavilion and playground. We are projecting a groundbreaking for early fall 2018 with substantial completion in spring 2019.  

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Community Calendar 12.14

Looking for some local fun for the whole family? Check out these upcoming events! 

*SAVE THE DATES*

2018 RFK Campus Quarterly Meetings

Monday, January 8

Monday, April 9

Monday, July 9

Monday, October 15

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Community Spotlight: Unity Health Care

Unity Health Care combines compassion with comprehensive health and human services to promote healthier families and stronger communities. With more than 20 traditional and nontraditional health centers, as well as a medical outreach mobile unit, they provide a wide variety of health care needs to District residents, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

Unity managed the health expo at the Safeway Feast of Sharing in November, and we are delighted to feature them in this month’s Community Spotlight. We spoke with Audrey White, Director of Corporate and Community Relations, about Unity’s work to keep DC residents healthy.

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