Saturday, July 27, 2013

8 FREE events in Ward 8 today! Here's the lineup!

Update: Oops! There are so many things happening today that I forgot one of my most favorite things -- the Ward 8 Farmers Market! I have corrected my oversight and included them below. I guess that is what you call "high-class" problems -- we have so much to do it is hard to keep track of!

My have things changed! I remember a time when it was a struggle to find fun (and free) things to do in Ward 8 on a Saturday. Now the problem is picking which things to do!

Including a break down of free events happening today in Ward 8 by timeline and location. Be sure to check as many of them out as you can and bring some family and friends!

I recommend all of these events as "must dos"!

9AM - 2PM
Congress Heights
THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave SE

HALF PRICE FOR DC AND MARYLAND RESIDENTS! Thanks to funding from Wholesome Wave Foundation, Ward 8 Farmers Market now will double the value of your SNAP, EBT, WIC or senior food vouchers for produce from our farmers.

Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Bread and Meat.

Yes we accept EBT or SNAP, from DC, Maryland or any other state.

If your family has kids from "on the way" to five years old, we also accept WIC coupons (Farmers Market Nutrition Program AND Food and Vegetable Coupons (FVC)

Are you over 60? We accept Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers distributed by the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

10AM - 4PM 
Big Chair Flea Market, Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE & Pleasant St SE

Go HERE to learn how to become a vendor! 

11AM - 5PM
Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Rd SE

BK ADAMS•I AM ART recreates the playfulness and energy of being free in Mynd Up. His goal is “2 become 2 change 2 grow 2 be imbedded 2 be one with 2 be a part of every canvas 2 be in every sculpture 2 be a walking exhibit.” Adams has exhibited with Honfleur Gallery in several group East of the River exhibits and this is his first solo showing at the space. 

11AM - 5PM
The Gallery at Vivid Solutions, 1241 Good Hope Rd SE

In Chocolate City Rest in Peace, photographer Steven M. Cummings documents the many changes that Washington, DC has experienced since 1991. After living here for 22 years, he has come to realize the city is chocolate no more. The final curtain is beginning to draw on the black majority. This exhibit puts forth a small selection of the scenes he has captured. The included images attest to the special relationship he has formed with the city.

11AM - 4PM
Congress Heights
Saint Elizabeths East Campus, 1100 Alabama Avenue SE

Go HERE to learn more! 

12PM - 6PM
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd SE


Pop-Up Boutiques
Noon to 6pm

Anacostia Gallery & Boutique
Monica Hall
Cynthia Sands
Vintage & Charmed Classic Clothing
Violet King

Fashion Workshop
1pm to 2pm
What to wear, how to accessorize
By Vintage & Charmed Classic Clothing

Fashion Show
3pm to 4pm
By Vintage and Charmed Classic Clothing

Fashion Film Screening
5pm to 6pm
Kinks, Locs and Love
A film by Lawrence Green
A Rough Cut Film (work in progress) about the “Natural hair care” community in the DC area

12PM - 2PM
Congress Heights
Brighter Day Ministries, 421 Alabama Ave SE

This event is open to the public. This month, we will host members of the DC City Council to talk about the work they are doing on behalf of District residents and to answer questions from concerned Democrats east of the river.

Councilmembers Bonds, Barry, Bowser, Mendelson, Orange, Catania and Grosso have all been invited.

1PM - 3:30PM
Big Chair Flea Market, MLK Jr Ave SE & Pleasant St SE


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