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Entertainment and Sports Arena Development and Planning
On October 26, 2015 Events DC hosted its first meeting with the Ward 8 community regarding the proposed Entertainment and Sports Arena. The purpose of the meeting was to serve as an introduction to the Ward 8 community, explain the roles of the organizations involved, provide a brief summary of the project, and initiate our community engagement for the Entertainment and Sports Arena project.
The links below provide an informative overview of the material discussed during the meetings:
10.26 Community Meeting Presentation
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus Redevelopment and Planning
As a visible, active member of the community, Events DC has made it a priority to support, engage, and inspire the local community.
Feast of Sharing
For over a decade Events DC has teamed up with Safeway, Inc. to celebrate the spirit of giving with the Annual Safeway Feast of Sharing at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Together, with organizations such as the Department of Employment Services, Centerplate/NBSE, WPGC-FM, Salvation Army, SunTrust Bank, Metropolitan Baptist Church and the Mid-Atlantic Gleaning Network, more than 40,000 people have been served meals during the holiday season as well as provided access to city services and employment opportunities.
Events DC is committed to creating memorable experiences for the residents of the District of Colombia. In partnership with the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, each year nearly 100 children from the Shaw community surrounding the Walter E. Washington Convention Center participate in the Annual Winter Wonderland, a fun-filled, holiday event. Much more than a toy distribution, this event brings families, the local community and city officials together to celebrate this joyous time of the year.
Windows Into DC
Events DC also believes in supporting local businesses. Presented in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, “Windows into DC” the first of its kind exhibit that energized select storefronts and windows at the exterior of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The first installment which launched in 2010, featured fourteen local artists including the New Community for Children and brought diverse artists and even students from the Shaw neighborhood to paint windows and artworks with creative expressions that represent the nation’s capital. In 2011, the second installment “Arts on N”, promoted a free weekend outdoor market and gallery art installation displaying indie talents of handmade expression and local art by district residents.
The third installation entitled, "Windows Into DC: Cultural Couture," a local art installation and fashion design initiative, featured a rotating series of artistic installations that provided an alternative platform and added exposure to the metropolitan art experience by activating the perimeter windows of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with original fine artwork from individuals, design team, and art organizations such as the Washington Project for the Arts. Cultural Couture window installations featured contemporary fine art inspired by original haute couture designed curated by local designers.
NCAA Youth Football Clinic
Since 2010, Events DC annually hosts the NCAA Football Youth Clinic in conjunction with the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman and the NCAA. This collaboration features a free football clinic open to boys and girls ages 7-14, and discussions on the benefits of sportsmanship, teamwork and positive character development by college coaches and current professional players. The day concludes with 7-on-7 flag football games.
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