The Southwest Sunday Suppers series returns in August with casual get-togethers for Southwest neighbors to share a meal and enjoy art and conversation. Supported by the Southwest Business Improvement District, the weekly neighborly gatherings are a great opportunity for longtime residents and newer members of the community to meet and break bread on a warm summer evening and to share their experiences of living in Southwest and hopes for the future.

DC artists kicked off each supper last year with hand dancing demonstrations by the Greenleaf dance club, theatrical storytelling by Playback Theater, and spoken word stories told by poets from Words, Beats & Life. We’ll be joined again this summer by artists whose work focuses on helping us tell our stories and on connecting people who might not normally meet.

Last summer, the suppers took place at the SW Duck Pond and we will be there again to continue the tradition of activating a favorite SW spot. Food will be provided by a different local restaurant each week. We will gather on Sundays (August 12, 19, and 26) from 4 to 6 p.m. There are a limited number of seats at the dinner table, though, so reserve a spot on the preceding Monday by signing up on the website ( or calling 202-618-3522.

By: Philippa Hughes

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