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RFK Campus Multi-Purpose Fields To Take Shape

We all enjoy playing outside, with our kids at their tournaments, with our teammates in our weekly leagues, with our neighbors in pickup games. But we’ve all noticed a big problem that has started getting in the way of our play:

We have a real shortage of fields, both in the RFK Campus neighborhood and across the city.

At Events DC, we’re planning ways to help relieve some of this. We have developed an economical and efficient approach in the form of multi-purpose use community fields. As we’ve moved from master planning to concept design into schematics, we’ve had the opportunity to hone in on the program understanding from a technical perspective.

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Quarterly Meeting Recap

On January 24, we hosted a quarterly meeting moderated by Greg O’Dell, Events DC President and CEO, and followed by Q&A session with area residents. It was great to see many of you in attendance. If you missed the meeting, or just want a reminder of the discussion, please visit http://www.rfkcampus.com/downloads to access the presentation.

Having completed the long-term planning, Events DC is now focused on five short-term elements. These are things we can do on the campus now that you and your neighbors will enjoy, plus we’re confident that they will make our area a regional asset to bring visitors:

  1. Multi-purpose community fields
  2. Market Hall
  3. Sports & Recreation Complex
  4. Pedestrian bridges with better connectivity to the site
  5. RFK Memorial
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Message From Max and Greg

At Events DC, it is critical to us that you are always “in the loop.” We’re all on the same team when it comes to the RFK Campus redevelopment efforts. What’s important to you really is important to us, and the best way for us all to share important points is through continual communication.

But we understand how busy you are, and we don’t want to overload your inbox or fill up your calendar. We are always looking for ways to streamline communication and provide timely updates to you.

With this in mind, we have combined the RFK Quarterly Meeting and RFK Campus Redevelopment Project Update Meeting into one single event. We started this with the January 24 meeting and plan to continue this format for sharing all Campus updates and upcoming event announcements. Don’t forget to pencil us into your calendar for the upcoming RFK Campus/Redevelopment Project Meetings: April 9, July 9, and October 15.

Please remember you don’t have to wait until a meeting to share your thoughts with us. Reach out any time you’d like to voice an opinion. Contact us through this site, Facebook, or Twitter. And continue to let your friends and neighbors know that we’re #RFKReady.

 

 

 


Community Calendar

*SAVE THE DATES*

2018 RFK Campus Update Quarterly Meetings

Monday, April 9

Monday, July 9

Monday, October 15

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Community Spotlight: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) has engaged the DC community through art for over 45 years. The nonprofit organization provides artistic educational programs for about 20,000 people a year of all ages – from babies to adults. Instructional classes include photography, music, visual arts, dance, writing, and ceramics.

The organization is especially proud to provide a tuition assistance program: Not a single student has been turned away for an inability to pay for a class. That’s why we chose CHAW as our spotlight this month. We spoke with Elizabeth Rubando, marketing and development manager and ceramics department chair at CHAW about how CHAW makes art accessible for everyone in the DC area.

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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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