Gallery Openings and Events

Anacostia Community Museum’s 48th Celebrating Family Community Festival

Photo by Joe Collins, courtesy of Pan Lara.

Photo by Joe Collins, courtesy of Pan Lara.

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Event: Saturday, September 12 from noon to 4pm

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It’s Fall and time again for Anacostia Community Museum’s community family festival. This year’s theme is Celebrating Cultural Diversity. Enjoy live music, food vendors, and art activities. Entertainment includes GoGo musicians Junkyard Band, Broesler School Irish Step Dancers, Pan Lara Steel Drummers, Panamanian dance troupe Panama Danzas y Ritmos, and performers (from their partner school, Savoy Elementary), the Savoy Players. Art activities include making Japanese kites, Mexican paper flowers, Venetian ball masks, Indian Henna painting, Art and Adornment, African storytelling and more.  There will also be civil war re-enactors from the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment B setting up camp on the grassy picnic area. The 54th was the all-Black union regiment on which the 1989 movie Glory was based.

Anacostia Community Museum will also have information tables from numerous community partners including Martha’s Table, The Textile Museum, Anacostia Watershed Society,  Zenful Bites, Creative Junkfood, U.S. Coast Guard, Project Create, 100 Fathers, Washington Performing Arts, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Howard Theater, Children’s National Health System, Smithsonian African Art Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Cultural Tourism DC, and others.

It’s a fun day for the entire family with activities taking place both outside on the grassy picnic area and inside the museum.

The museum will run free shuttle service on a continuous loop starting at 11:45am and ending at 4:15pm.  The bus will meet in the Shannon Place circle (located directly across the street from the Anacostia Metro Station.

The shuttle will also pick up passengers at the following places:

  • in front of the Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE
  • in front of The Big Chair, 2120 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE

Passengers will be dropped off in front of the Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE.

Pick-up times at the Anacostia Metro Station (Shannon Place circle):

  • 11:45am, 12:15pm, 12:45pm, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm

Drop-off times at Anacostia Community Museum:

  • 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm

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