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Catch the Fun of the June Festivals

Beat the heat with three amazing events coming to the neighborhoods around RFK this June. Music lovers can check out jazz and bluegrass, and foodies can spice things up with great Caribbean food.

Check out the following calendar for dates, times, and more info.

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A message from Greg and Max 6.6

It’s starting to look a lot like summer! That means high temperatures, high humidity, and a lineup of the hottest festivals and activities of the year. Don’t let the heat keep you from enjoying the many upcoming events taking place in the RFK community – from music to sports to food and more. 

Music fans won’t want to miss the DC JazzFest presented by Events DC at locations around the city or the Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival right near the stadium. If sports are your game, be sure to check out the Alianza F.C. (El Salvador) vs. Olimpia (Honduras) international soccer match-up at RFK Stadium. And for you foodies out there, you’ll find the largest Caribbean food festival in the U.S. right here, on the Festival Lawn at RFK Stadium.

Here’s one more event to mark on your busy summer calendar: the summer RFK Campus Quarterly Meeting on Monday, July 9. We continue to work on various campus revitalization efforts, and we’re excited to share our updates with you about the opening of the Summit Pointe Kart (SPK) go-karts and the return of pole vault lessons at the pole vault site adjacent to the Skate Park at RFK. 

We hope to see everyone out and about this summer. As always, if you have questions, comments, or news about community events, let us know. You can contact us at www.rfkcampus.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. Keep letting your friends and neighbors know that you stand #RFKReady.


Community Calendar May 2018

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2018 RFK Campus Quarterly Meetings
Monday, July 9
Monday, October 15

National Police Week 5K
Saturday, May 12
Run starts at 9:00am at 4th and F Streets, NW

Team with thousands of others who come together to honor the law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. That afternoon, make your way to the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial to welcome the riders of the Police Unity Tour. The Arrival Ceremony begins at 2:00p.m.

DC Bike Ride
Saturday, May 19
Starts at West Potomac Park (100 West Basin Drive SW)

Spend the day with fellow cyclists, enjoying 20 miles of car-free roads and a music-filled finish line party between the Capitol and the Mall. 

2018 NCB Capitol Hill Classic 10k, 3k, and Fun Run
Sunday, May 20

This will be the 39th annual running of the Classic. The event includes a 10K race, a 3K race, and a kids’ fun run – and it’s the only race run exclusively on the roads of Capitol Hill.

2018 Fastrack Racing – U15 Junior Training Race
Saturday, May 26
Race registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Fastrack Racing is bicycle racing designed for younger riders - whether new to the sport or an experienced racer and is TEAM format racing. Fun is the only (and best!) prize. There will be no individual results or awards. Each race day includes a variety of short events that help teach basic racing skills and good sportsmanship.

Midnite BBQ *Tentative*
Saturday, May 26
4:00 p.m. – midnight

Midnite BBQ is a celebration of options in food, music, and style and is a twist on the traditional BBQ, created by influencers with a love of great vibes and variety. Starting well after sunset, with the tagline “No Burgers. No Hotdogs.”, Midnite BBQ welcomes food lovers of all diets and discerning tastes. This event features the best from local food trucks, chefs, and DJs.

 

 

 


Community Spotlight: The Fishing School

The Fishing School has been teaching children to “fish in the rivers of their minds” since the late 1980s, when a retired District police officer transformed an abandoned crack house into an afterschool center for neighborhood children. Since then, The Fishing School has worked to close the achievement gap for over 5,000 underprivileged children by providing them with an afterschool curriculum from grades 1 through 8. This curriculum integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEM) with language, life skills, and homework help. The Fishing School also exposes children to college preparation and offers interest clubs for topics like dance, theater, sports, and more.

We chose The Fishing School as our Community Spotlight this month because of their success in helping the District’s children. In the last city-wide evaluation, they were ranked first in math and second in reading outcomes for youth programs funded by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. We spoke to Dr. Porsha Childs, Director of Programs, to tell us more about what this program has to offer.

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Our Local Heroes: Anacostia Watershed Society

The Anacostia watershed just got a whole lot cleaner thanks to about 2,000 volunteers! This month, we’re going to take a bit of time to appreciate the work that they’ve done to help make our surrounding area a little bit more beautiful.https://www.anacostiaws.org

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Take an International Adventure in Cuisine

Whether you are a brave foodie who hunts down a new restaurant to try every weekend or you stick to ham on rye for every meal, the 10th Anniversary Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge is a delicious adventure you should experience! This year, chefs from more than 25 embassies will showcase mouth-watering morsels from their home countries.

 

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1 Day. 20 Miles. 0 Cars.

If you’ve ever wanted to bike around DC without having to worry about cars, now’s your chance! The DC Bike Ride, an annual scenic cycling event around the city, is coming up fast and provides riders a car-free experience around town.

 

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Memorializing the Lives of our Fallen Police Officers

Show your support of our brave service individuals! Join your neighbors, friends, and family in two very special events: by lacing up your real or virtual running shoes for the National Police Week 5K race and by attending the very touching Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony.

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A Message From Max & Greg May 2018

It’s springtime in DC, and around the nation's capital that means it's festival season!
 
From the National Cherry Blossom Festival to Passport DC month to the DC Jazz Fest presented by Events DC, every April through June, the District embraces cultural diversity and celebrates the variety of entertainment options this great city has to offer.
 
As we heard at the RFK Quarterly Meeting on Monday, April 30, DC residents want to have activity that speaks to every demographic and be as inclusive as possible. The amenities that Events DC is focusing on bringing to the RFK Campus in the short-term, include multi-purpose recreational fields, a market hall, three pedestrian bridges, a sports and entertainment complex and a Robert F. Kennedy Memorial.  These short-term element ideas were spurred from  community feedback that we have received since beginning to re-imagine what the 190-acre campus could look like.  On Monday evening, we also announced our latest partnership with Summit Point Kart to bring a family-friendly go-kart track to the RFK Campus this summer! Look out for more details on this. 
 
At Events DC, we always have you in mind when we program events on the RFK Campus. This newsletter is a great way to stay informed about upcoming events and updates to the RFK Campus Redevelopment Project. It’s also our goal to hear from everyone who has an opinion about our efforts. And we mean everyone! Whether you have an extensive comment or a small question, your input is valuable in this process. Reach out to us anytime through www.rfkcampus.com, Facebook, or Twitter to let us know how we are doing and what more we can do for you, so we can continue to work to fulfill our commitment to you.
 
In the meantime, keep letting everyone know that you join us in standing #RFKReady.


Community Calendar

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2018 RFK Campus Quarterly Meetings

Monday, April 30

Monday, July 9

Monday, October 15

Please join us for our next RFK Campus Redevelopment Meeting on
Monday, April 30 at St. Coletta’s: 1901 Independence Ave. SE.  The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, click here.  
In addition to  our quarterly meetings, click below to learn more about what's coming to our campus!

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