50th Anniversary Community Block Party

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Free Event
Included Items: 

Join the museum in celebrating 50 years of being the premier cultural institution east-of-the-river! Live performances on an outdoor stage include Experience Unlimited (EU) with Sugar Bear, 17th Street Dance of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, Pepe Gonzalez, Wong People, Garfield Elementary School Band, Crazee Praize Nation, The JoGo Project, and Tradiciones Bolivianas. There will also be food trucks, art activities for the kids, storytelling, a vendor’s marketplace, special appearance by WPGC-FM morning host Joe Clair, and more. Activities will take place inside and outside of the museum.


Opening Remarks – Lori Yarrish
Master of Ceremonies – Sean Sarvis
Pepe Gonzalez
17th Street Dance of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
Sugar Bear & EU
Tradiciones Bolivianas
Garfield Elementary School Band
The JoGo Project
The Wong People performing Traditional Lion Dance
Crazee Praize Nation


Make Key Chains, Church Fans, and other arts and crafts (11am to 3pm)
Face Painting (11am to 3pm)
Balloon Art (12pm to 2pm)
Storytelling with Debra Mimms (11:45am & 1:00pm)
Caricature Artists (11:30am to 3:30pm)
Henna Artist (12pm to 2pm)
Double Dutch (11am to 4pm)
Sidewalk Chalk Art (11am to 4pm)

FOOD TRUCKS (11am to 4pm)

Tommy Rolls Asian Fusion Food Truck, OoH DaT ChiCkeN, FMK The Food Truck and Dogs On The Curb!


Featuring makers specializing in jewelry, clothing, candles, bags, gifts and more!


Free parking at Our Lady Perpetual Help Church (with free shuttle 1600 Morris Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020), free parking at Fort Stantion Recreation Center (across the street, no shuttle, 1812 Erie St SE, Washington, DC 20020), and free shuttle from the Anacostia Metrorail Station (green line, pick ups at 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm).

*Tickets are NOT required to attend the event. The event free and open to the public. No tickets will be checked.

Flyer Link: http://anacostia.si.edu/Content/img/Home/ACM_Block_Party_Flyer_with_Shuttle_Schedule.pdf