Cherry Blossoms…

As another cherry blossom season transpires, a brief reflection seems timely. We celebrate the phenomenon in spectacular fashion with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Taking place in our front yard, the Festival has been recognized as one of the top three in the world. Each year it attracts over 1.5 million people and generates well […]

D.C. Considers New Boundaries for Public Schools

(photo credit: Felicia Couts) For the first time in over 40 years, Washington, D.C. is planning a major policy overhaul of the system that currently dictates where families have the right to send their children to public school. On Wednesday, April 2, the Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) convened a meeting with Deputy Mayor for […]

Voices of Now Festival

The Voices of Now Festival is a four-day event showcasing original plays writtenand performed by more than 100 young artists from the DC area. All performances take place in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle in the Mead Center, 1101 6th St. SW. The 2014 Voices of Now Festival Schedule is as follows:Wednesday, May 14–7:30 […]

21st Annual Holocaust Remembrance Program at Lincoln Theater

Those touched by the Holocaust – survivors, rescuers, liberators, resisters, or witnesses – remind us of what can happen if prejudice, hate, and intolerance against any individual or group of people are not challenged by each one of us. The Federal Inter-Agency Committee on the Holocaust Remembrance will hold its 21st Annual Holocaust Remembrance Program at the […]

Randall Recreation Center March Report

During this month, Sasha Bruce Youthwork worked to improve signage, provide new programs and events, and improve Randall’s presence in the surrounding community. We added additional program signage on the I & South Capitol Street sides of Randall as well as lawn signs spaced down I Street. The newest program at Randall is Zumba, which […]

Visions from the Forests at National Museum of African Art

Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone is the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s gift to the public in celebrating its 50th year anniversary. Perhaps no art form brings together the creative efforts of so many diverse skills as the traditional African mask. Sculptors, performers, musicians, participants, and attendants are all […]