Friends of Rhode Island Avenue Presents….
WHAT: A day to celebrate The Avenue!
WHERE: Rhode Island Avenue NE, between South Dakota Ave NE and 20th Street NE
WHEN: Saturday, Sept 22, 2012, Noon – 4pm
WHO: Community members and extended community members are welcome, family, kids and friends!
Fun for the whole family:
- Fun and music at Rita’s Flavored Ice
- Art demonstrations at Art Enables
- DC Brau launch event at Lace on The Avenue
- Informational tables from the DC Neighbors United for Statehood and Brookland Civic Assn DC Statehood Committee
- Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative will be tabling with activities for all ages
- Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF) Open House for their new offices on Rhode Island Ave
- We’re excited to feature a special piece of art that incorporates local history: Tap In (an interactive map) - Learn about the history of the neighborhoods of Rhode Island Ave. Literally, unplug some of the hidden treasures with an interactive map showcasing some of the main roads of this area. Made from paper mache, it holds inside of its walls brief historical facts of the area as well as other additional fun surprises.
Schedule for the Day:
|12:15 PM||In front of Damien Ministries, 22nd & Rhode Island Ave||Fall Fest/Food Drive Kickoff – Please bring canned goods or non-perishable items to support this great cause! Damien Ministries will also be hosting a flea market and conducting free HIV/AIDS testing.|
|1:00 PM||Dr. Griffiths’ Dentist Office,
20th & Rhode Island Ave
|Opening of a new second floor art gallery AND sharing information about the history of the Avenue.|
|2:00 PM||Art Enables,
2204 Rhode Island Ave
|Art demonstrations at Art Enables. Come out, learn about art, and support a good cause.|
|3:00 PM||Lace on The Avenue,
2214 Rhode Island Ave
|Neighbors United for DC Statehood event at Lace. Come hear Josh Burch of Neighbors United for DC Statehood speak at one of our great local restaurants. There will be food and beer from Ward 5′s own DC Brau.|
FORIA Fall Fest would not be possible without the assistance of:
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation
DC Dept of Housing and Community Development