If there’s one thing we love doing, it’s giving back to the community. We especially love it if it helps local youth. In fact, we love doing it so much that we put our money where our mouths are by granting funds to organizations with the mission to impact youth development in sports and the arts. There’s still time to apply. The deadline is August 1.Read more
Working together is what our community is all about, so we are hosting the Events DC Summer Movie Series presented by RCN, every Thursday evening for the next month on the RFK Festival Grounds – Lot 6 (grass area along Oklahoma Ave). This free, family-friendly event will feature blockbuster movies and all community members are encouraged to bring their picnic blankets.Read more
Watching the World Cup in Russia these past weeks has really ramped up our excitement for soccer! And it’s about to get a lot more exciting because the FIFA World Cup is coming to North America in 2026 and Washington, DC is in contention to host some games, possibly even the semi-finals, if we are named a host city.Read more
The RFK Stadium campus is now home to SPK (Summit Point Kart) Capital Raceway, an entirely unique kind of go-kart racing. With all new tracks and updated karts, SPK is far different from the amusement park go-karts you may have driven in the past.Read more
Have you heard the news? Our neighborhood is now home to world-class go-kart racing, right on the Festival Grounds at RFK, and if you go on a Thursday or Saturday, stop by the Farmers Market next door. Stay just a bit longer on Thursday nights to catch an outdoor movie on the Oklahoma Avenue lawn.
Where else can you find some of summer’s most popular activities in one place?
With all the fun of DC in the summertime, fall seems like a long time away, but we know it’ll sneak up on us. It always does. So be sure to plan now to join us for the next RFK Campus Quarterly Meeting on Monday, August 27. We will have updates to share with you about our continuing work on the campus revitalization and groundbreaking.
But you don’t need to wait until the meeting to find out what’s happening in the neighborhood. Check out www.rfkcampus.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. Spread the word and let your friends and neighbors know that you stand #RFKReady.
*SAVE THE DATES*
2018 RFK Campus Quarterly Meetings
Monday, October 15
Thursdays and Saturdays (year-round)
Festival Grounds at RFK (Lot 7)
7:00am - 3:30pm
Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 17
Locations around the city
DC JazzFest brings America’s singular original art form to various venues around the city. Find details on artists, locations, and tickets at www.dcjazzfest.org.
Saturday, June 9
Along the Anacostia River near RFK Stadium
This year, nearly 30 well-known artists will showcase their unique crafts alongside a variety of food trucks offering some of the city’s favorite dining options.
Sunday, June 10
Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium
Join us for the largest Caribbean food festival in the U.S., right here on the RFK Stadium Festival Lawn.
Sunday, June 10
Get ready for some soccer excitement as neighbors and rivals El Salvador and Honduras battle it out for bragging rights.
Saturday, June 16
Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium
The world’s first running music festival is music-festival-meets-fun-run. Dance along the way at party zones, then cross the finish line to the main stage after party.
Friday, June 22
Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium (Lot 8)
The HookieLife team is turning up the heat again for the 9th installment of their marquee event for Hookie Weekend: Hookie DC. Hookie DC will be a gathering of the DMV’s finest for a day of music, fun, and a celebration of Caribbean culture, featuring vendors, food and an all-star cast of local and international DJ’s and artists to provide you with unparalleled entertainment and vibes.
Saturday, June 30
Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium (Lot 8A)
Trill Grill is an annual music and experience festival that blends summer’s most anticipated events into one unforgettable outdoor experience, featuring some of DC's best grill masters, food trucks, game zone and trap yoga. The 2018 lineup includes Big K.R.I.T., Bun B, DJ Mr. Rogers, and more.
Link to http://dcjerkfestival.com/
Step Afrika! is many things. The company is the first in the world dedicated to the art of stepping. It’s a Smithsonian feature at the National Museum of African-American History & Culture. The members performed at the White House for former President Obama and the First Lady, Michelle Obama. And it’s even a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to using stepping as a tool for education.
Stepping is an artistic expression based on song and dance rituals practiced by historically African-American fraternities and sororities. These rituals date back to the early 1900s. When Step Afrika! was founded in 1994, they began integrating stepping with tap, modern, and hip-hop dance styles. Today, the company is one of the top ten African-American dance companies in the United States and performs in over 50 cities each year.
In addition to their artistic achievements, Step Afrika! uses their dance form as an educational tool for grades K-12 and beyond. This month, we spoke with founder C. Brian Williams to ask some questions about how they’re educating the community.Read more
Since 1993, East of the River Steelband has provided music education and mentorship for youth ages 9 to 18. The program teaches steel pan music, an acoustic genre invented in Trinidad. The instructor is a professional steel pan master, Roger Greenridge, who uses the traditional Caribbean method of rote repetition and memorization without reading music. The program has created a renowned musical group that has performed many times around the DC area and regionally including at the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Soccer Games in Atlanta.
While music is at the heart of the Steelband, it isn’t the group’s only focus. Its life skills training educates youth on substance abuse prevention, anger management, self-esteem, and self-improvement. This combination of musical and life training has garnered excellent results for East of the River Steelband alumni: 95 percent of youth graduate high school and 80 percent go on to college. This month, we asked Executive Director Linda Y. Fisher to tell us more.Read more
For the first time on American soil, the Welsh Rugby Union and South Africa Springboks battled it out – and we hosted this big match at RFK Stadium on June 2. This was the ultimate rugby clash of titans. Things got heated as these two international rugby clubs and old rivals faced off for the first time since December, when Wales beat South Africa 24-22. This time around, Wales took control of the field and beat South Africa in a 22-20 match that was fast and furious.Read more
It’s been said that the world revolves around soccer… or fútbol, as the sport is called outside the U.S. If you are one of the billions of fans who love to play or watch the game, you will get a kick out of RFK Stadium hosting an international match between friendly rivals Alianza Fútbol Club (El Salvador) and Olimpia (Honduras).
This match will be the first time the two powerhouse teams have faced off since RFK Stadium started hosting soccer games in the 1960s. Olimpia is widely known as the most successful soccer team in Honduras, and has captured 30 domestic league titles since it was founded in 1912. The Alianza F.C. currently leads El Salvador’s professional soccer league, Primera Fútbol ES, and just earned its 13th Salvadoran title by clinching the 2018 Clausura final in El Salvador.
You will be on your feet and may even lose your voice during this nail-biting battle of Central American soccer stars. Score your seats today on Ticketmaster to experience the magic!
International Soccer: Champions Classic Alianza of El Salvador vs. Olimpia of Honduras (Fútbol International: Clasico De Campeones Alianza del El Salvador VS. Olimpia del Honduras)
Sunday, June 10; 4:00 pm