🏆 July 12 | “Last Bite of Chocolate City?” Opening Reception - Free event!
“Last Bite of Chocolate City?” is a photo exhibition created by Southeast, D.C.’s native “Dee Dwyer.” This exhibit will consist of photography by Dee Dwyer. The photos are a documentation of black humanity in the “Chocolate City” with most of its focus being on “Southeast D.C.” The city used to have a high population of blacks but due to gentrification there has been a huge decline. Southeast, is the “Last Bite of Chocolate City” that hasn’t been affected heavily by gentrification like the other quadrants, however it is slowly happening. The raw images in this exhibit are thought provoking and will delight the eyes and soul with their beauty.
Friday July 12, 2019 6pm-9pm will be an opening reception at the Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center 3200 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Washington, D.C. 20032. The opening reception will be a Q&A with the Photographer, tour of the exhibition, works and merchandise are for sell. Hor d'oeuvres, wine and champagne will be served.
Sunday, July 14, 2019 2:30pm-8:30pm in the neighborhood of theCongress Heights Arts and Culture Center 3200 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Washington, D.C. 20032, there will be a “Chocolate City” experience. The experience will be a re-creation of an average beautiful day in a “Chocolate City” neighborhood during the summer. We will have live entertainment by “Black Alley” Gogo band, tours through the exhibit, vendors, a DJ, food and drinks for sell. We'll have giveaways, Beat Your Feet, Chess, Double Dutch, Braiding competitions and much more. The experience will also provide resources for the community needs.