Gallery Openings and Events

October Events at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum

At Poplar Point looking towards historic Anacostia. Image by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

Film and Discussion: We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo (2016; 80 min)
Friday, October 13 from 2pm to 4pm
Join Anacostia Community Museum for a screening of this acclaimed 2016 documentary. The film tells the story of Latin boogaloo, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of New York City. The sound of Latin Boogaloo was born in East Harlem, the South Bronx and parts of Brooklyn. It fused Afro-Cuban music with R&B, jazz, funk and rock and was led by musicians such as Joe Baatan, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, and the Lebron Brothers. An audience Q&A follows the screening.

Note: This film contains some graphic language and is recommended for mature audiences.

Watch the film trailer.

Register online or call 202.633.4844 to register for this program.

Artist Studio Tour: Hola Artistas!
Saturday, October 14 from 10am to 3pm
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, and in celebration of the exhibition Gateways/Portales, catch the museum shuttle to visit community artists in their homes and studios. Artists visited include Wilfredo Valladares (public art, sculpture, mixed media); Luis Peralta (painter, muralist, graffiti, mixed media); and Samuel Miranda (visual artist, educator, poet).

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Excursión: Portales/Gateways
Sábado 14 de octubre, 10 am-3 pm
En celebración de la exposición Portales/Gateways, súbase al ómnibus del museo a las 10 de la mañana y visite los estudios de los artistas Wilfredo Valladares, Luis Peralta y Samuel Miranda.

Register online or call 202.633.4844 to register for this program.
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