Frederick Douglass NHS (M-Sun, 9-5pm)
Apr
1
to Jan 1

Frederick Douglass NHS (M-Sun, 9-5pm)

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The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves and interprets Cedar Hill, where Frederick Douglass lived from 1877 until his death in 1895.

The centerpiece of the site is the historic house, which sits on top of a 50-foot hill and eight acres of the original estate. Restored to its 1895 appearance, the house is furnished with original objects that belonged to Frederick Douglass and other household members.

A typical visit lasts about 1.5 hours. Things to do include touring the historic house, looking at exhibits, watching the film, and exploring the grounds.

You must be on a guided tour to get inside the historic house. Because space is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged, even if you are visiting on your own. If you are visiting with a group of more than ten, reservations are required.

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Hours apply to the grounds and visitor center. Visitors may only enter the historic house on guided tours at scheduled times. Space is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged if you are visiting on your own or with fewer than ten people. Reservations are required for groups of more than ten people.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Right To The City (M-Sun, 10-5pm) Free!
Apr
21
to Apr 20

A Right To The City (M-Sun, 10-5pm) Free!

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After a half-century of population decline and disinvestment, Washington, D.C., and similar urban centers around the country have been witnessing a “return to the city,” with rapidly growing populations, rising rents and home prices, but also deepening inequality. A Right to the City explores the history of neighborhood change in the nation’s capital, and its rich history of neighborhood organizing and civic engagement that transformed the city in the face of tremendous odds. With a focus on a diverse range of neighborhoods across the city, the exhibition tells the story of how ordinary Washingtonians have helped shape and reshape their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways: through the fight for quality public education, for healthy and green communities, for equitable transit and equitable development, and for a genuinely democratic approach to city planning.

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Love, Hope and Street Art (W-Sat)
Nov
14
to Nov 17

Love, Hope and Street Art (W-Sat)

Love, Hope and Street Art is a physical manifestation of Luis Del Valle’s philosophy that artistic development is a critical element in community development. It improves quality of life by providing tools to modify behaviors through channeling self-expression into productive work and inspiring and motivating individuals, creating friendly competition grounded in positive behaviors. Love, Hope and Street Art is a multisensory experience that educates visitors about the visual language of street artists. Viewers are engaged to better understand street language through explanations of the symbolism of street art. 

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Young and Natural Hair Pageant for Girls
Nov
24
1:00 PM13:00

Young and Natural Hair Pageant for Girls

FREE-$15

Come witness one of the most adorable community events of the year as we choose and crown Miss Young & Natural and Little Miss Young and Natural 2019! This wonderful community event has welcomed over 100 young girls to the stage since 2013. Audience members, YOU are part of the show! We need your help to cheer on these bubbly butterflies as they are celebrated on their specail day! Since 2013 many self-assured young girls between the ages of 4-12 years have graced the stage with their beautiful natural hair. They will do it once again as they show their style, personality and poise.

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7/8…9 Artist Talk
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

7/8…9 Artist Talk

11/8/18
7/8…9 Artist Talk

7-9 PM 

FREE

Join us on November 8 from 7-9PM for an artist talk moderated by Camille Kashaka. This event will bring together the artists featured in the 7/8...9 exhibit.

This show is in partnership with the Prince George's African American Museum in Brentwood MD. The event is free and open to the public.

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Love, Hope and Street Art (W-Sat)
Nov
7
to Nov 10

Love, Hope and Street Art (W-Sat)

Love, Hope and Street Art is a physical manifestation of Luis Del Valle’s philosophy that artistic development is a critical element in community development. It improves quality of life by providing tools to modify behaviors through channeling self-expression into productive work and inspiring and motivating individuals, creating friendly competition grounded in positive behaviors. Love, Hope and Street Art is a multisensory experience that educates visitors about the visual language of street artists. Viewers are engaged to better understand street language through explanations of the symbolism of street art. 

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Shakespeare for the Young puppet show
Nov
3
10:30 AM10:30

Shakespeare for the Young puppet show

The Shakespeare for the Young puppet show, led by Annie Houston, will be performing at the
Anacostia Playhouse this Saturday, September 22. This theatrical company of puppeteers is dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to young children, ages 2 and up, through a fun and interactive experience. Free show, no tickets needed!

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Poetic Vibes Open Mic
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Poetic Vibes Open Mic

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11/2/18 – Poetic Vibes Open Mic

8-10 PM 

$10

Poetic Vibes is an artistic environment for creatives and lovers of poetry and spoken word. Inspiration, cultivation, and representation of our individual life experiences and challenges draw us together to wade in a watering hole of kinetic synergy. #PoeticVibesDC Poetic Vibes is created and hosted by Harvey Fitz in conjunction with The Anacostia Arts Center. It takes place every first Friday of each month at the Honfleur Gallery 1241 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020 from 8pm-10pm. There is a $10 cover. 

Our Nov. 2nd features are Crochet Kingpin and DeWayne Foote

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Love, Hope, and Street Art Artist Talk
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Love, Hope, and Street Art Artist Talk

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11/1/18 – Love, Hope, and Street Art Artist Talk

7-9 PM 

FREE
Join us as Philipa Hughes moderates an intimate artist's talk with Luis Del Valle, DECOY, Cory Stowers, Asad ULTRA Walker, and HSK 181. Love, Hope and Street Art is a physical manifestation of Luis Del Valle’s philosophy that artistic development is a critical element in community development.

 Art improves quality of life by providing tools to modify behaviors through channeling self-expression into productive work and inspiring and motivating individuals, creating friendly competition grounded in positive behaviors. Love, Hope and Street Art is a multisensory experience that educates visitors about the visual language of street artists. Viewers are engaged to better understand street language through explanations of the symbolism of street art.

 In the exhibition, the evolution of graffiti from tagging, throw-ups, and burners to the corporate boardroom is displayed and interpreted. Beyond Luis Del Valle’s personal contributions to the installation, the artwork is provided by artists DECOY, Cory Stowers, Asad Walker, and HKS 181, each of whom have created 10-15 years of street art (typically deemed illegal by authorities) and are now exhibiting in galleries.

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Hip Hop Anansi
Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

Hip Hop Anansi

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Anacostia High School proudly invites you and your students to attend the first theater production from our new Urban Arts Institute!

If you’re considering a field trip for your students this October, come on down to the Anacostia Arts Center to see one of two shows on October 23rd, 30th, or 31st. Anacostia High School students have prepared a brilliant adaptation of the Ashanti folktale “Anansi” which your students may already know as the trickster figure in West African folklore. Our version, Hip Hop Anansi is the same African folklore story but with a modern hip-hop twist. “Anansi” is a A spider that gets tricked, just as much as he tricks others!

Reserve a spot for your students today! Please RSVP by filling out this form, and indicate which date and time works best for your school. This is open to all DC elementary and middle schools, so RSVP quickly as tickets are limited to 50 per school.

All inquiries can be directed to Ms. Nicholas, nia.nicholas@dc.gov, or Mrs. Washington, justice4anacostia@gmail.com.

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Love, Hope and Street Art (W-Sat)
Oct
31
to Nov 3

Love, Hope and Street Art (W-Sat)

Love, Hope and Street Art is a physical manifestation of Luis Del Valle’s philosophy that artistic development is a critical element in community development. It improves quality of life by providing tools to modify behaviors through channeling self-expression into productive work and inspiring and motivating individuals, creating friendly competition grounded in positive behaviors. Love, Hope and Street Art is a multisensory experience that educates visitors about the visual language of street artists. Viewers are engaged to better understand street language through explanations of the symbolism of street art. 

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Hip Hop Anansi
Oct
31
10:30 AM10:30

Hip Hop Anansi

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Anacostia High School proudly invites you and your students to attend the first theater production from our new Urban Arts Institute!

If you’re considering a field trip for your students this October, come on down to the Anacostia Arts Center to see one of two shows on October 23rd, 30th, or 31st. Anacostia High School students have prepared a brilliant adaptation of the Ashanti folktale “Anansi” which your students may already know as the trickster figure in West African folklore. Our version, Hip Hop Anansi is the same African folklore story but with a modern hip-hop twist. “Anansi” is a A spider that gets tricked, just as much as he tricks others!

Reserve a spot for your students today! Please RSVP by filling out this form, and indicate which date and time works best for your school. This is open to all DC elementary and middle schools, so RSVP quickly as tickets are limited to 50 per school.

All inquiries can be directed to Ms. Nicholas, nia.nicholas@dc.gov, or Mrs. Washington, justice4anacostia@gmail.com.

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Hip Hop Anansi
Oct
30
2:00 PM14:00

Hip Hop Anansi

HIPHOPANASI.jpg

Anacostia High School proudly invites you and your students to attend the first theater production from our new Urban Arts Institute!

If you’re considering a field trip for your students this October, come on down to the Anacostia Arts Center to see one of two shows on October 23rd, 30th, or 31st. Anacostia High School students have prepared a brilliant adaptation of the Ashanti folktale “Anansi” which your students may already know as the trickster figure in West African folklore. Our version, Hip Hop Anansi is the same African folklore story but with a modern hip-hop twist. “Anansi” is a A spider that gets tricked, just as much as he tricks others!

Reserve a spot for your students today! Please RSVP by filling out this form, and indicate which date and time works best for your school. This is open to all DC elementary and middle schools, so RSVP quickly as tickets are limited to 50 per school.

All inquiries can be directed to Ms. Nicholas, nia.nicholas@dc.gov, or Mrs. Washington, justice4anacostia@gmail.com.

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Hip Hop Anansi
Oct
30
10:30 AM10:30

Hip Hop Anansi

HIPHOPANASI.jpg

Anacostia High School proudly invites you and your students to attend the first theater production from our new Urban Arts Institute!

If you’re considering a field trip for your students this October, come on down to the Anacostia Arts Center to see one of two shows on October 23rd, 30th, or 31st. Anacostia High School students have prepared a brilliant adaptation of the Ashanti folktale “Anansi” which your students may already know as the trickster figure in West African folklore. Our version, Hip Hop Anansi is the same African folklore story but with a modern hip-hop twist. “Anansi” is a A spider that gets tricked, just as much as he tricks others!

Reserve a spot for your students today! Please RSVP by filling out this form, and indicate which date and time works best for your school. This is open to all DC elementary and middle schools, so RSVP quickly as tickets are limited to 50 per school.

All inquiries can be directed to Ms. Nicholas, nia.nicholas@dc.gov, or Mrs. Washington, justice4anacostia@gmail.com.

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[SOLD OUT] Author Talk & Booksigning Featuring Omar Epps with Etan Thomas
Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

[SOLD OUT] Author Talk & Booksigning Featuring Omar Epps with Etan Thomas

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MahoganyBooks is thrilled to present a powerful conversation on fatherhood featuring world renowned actor  & author Omar Epps.  Join us for this intimate exchange as Epps discusses his new book, From Fatherless to Fatherhood with our conversation host who is none other than author, activist, NBA Veteran and radio show host, Etan Thomas. Discussion will be followed by booksigning.

NOTE:  this is a ticketed event and seats are limited.  Each ticket includes an autographed hardcover copy of Omar Epps’ book, From Fatherless to Fatherhood.  Every guest in attendance must have a ticket & will have an opportunity to take photos.

 

About World Renowned Actor/Author Omar Epps:

Author and world-renowned actor Omar Epps chronicles his journey from humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, to the bright lights of Hollywood. Having grown up without his biological father, then becoming a father himself, Epps shares his story of pain and triumph in a uniquely visceral way. It’s an intimate, unapologetic, and emotional conversation about childhood, manhood, and parenting. From Fatherless to Fatherhood touches on many themes surrounding the importance of family and community. It also shows how men can break the cycle of fatherlessness within their families, and come to terms with their own issues surrounding their fathers. Fatherhood is about much more than providing food and shelter for a child. It’s about much more than cutting a check to check a box. Fatherhood is about being active in a child’s life, and cultivating those sacred bonds of family. It’s about guiding and teaching a child how to be a loving, honest, respectful individual who will permeate goodness to all they encounter.

 About Activist Athlete Etan Thomas:

His latest work, We Matter “Athletes And Activism” was released March 6th 2018, Thomas has amassed an amazing collection of interviews intertwined with the heartfelt commentary of his own to create a masterpiece. You’ll read the voices of athletes, activists, media personalities, scholars, and the family of victims of police brutality.

In 2012, Thomas released his 2nd book, Fatherhood: Rising To The Ultimate Challenge (Penguin), as a national conversation about fatherhood ensued and The Fatherhood Movement was borne. Thomas continues this conversation holding Town Hall panels through-out the country at prisons, churches, Universities, schools, and various conventions where he continues to inspire, motivate and support generations.

Mr. Thomas’ book, We Matter “Athletes And Activism” will also be available.

Autograped books will make the perfect holiday gift.

Parking details to be announced

Event guidelines subject to change


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Arcadia Mobile Market
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Arcadia Mobile Market

The mission of Arcadia’s Mobile Markets is to improve access to healthy, affordable food regardless of where you live or how much you earn. The Markets does this by operating regularly scheduled stops in low-income, food-insecure communities; offering high quality, locally grown, sustainably produced farm products at affordable prices; accepting all forms of payment, including food assistance benefits; doubling the purchasing power of food assistance benefits through a “Bonus Bucks” program; and providing educational resources for how to prepare the market’s offerings in nutritious, cost-effective, delicious, and easy ways.


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A Meet & Greet w/ Africa Miranda
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

A Meet & Greet w/ Africa Miranda

Every moment is a new chance to become your best self. Everyday is a new opportunity to set, work towards, or achieve your goals. What, though, is the key to face life’s challenges, overcome obstacles, and find transformative success. Join MahoganyBooks on October 26, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM as we host Africa Miranda for a meet & greet where she’ll discuss with guests her debut book, Step Up, Step Out, and Shine, that outlines her secret to “discover your best life yet.”

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Love, Hope and Street Art (W-Sat)
Oct
24
to Oct 27

Love, Hope and Street Art (W-Sat)

Love, Hope and Street Art is a physical manifestation of Luis Del Valle’s philosophy that artistic development is a critical element in community development. It improves quality of life by providing tools to modify behaviors through channeling self-expression into productive work and inspiring and motivating individuals, creating friendly competition grounded in positive behaviors. Love, Hope and Street Art is a multisensory experience that educates visitors about the visual language of street artists. Viewers are engaged to better understand street language through explanations of the symbolism of street art. 

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