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The grand opening of The Yards Marina Sunday

Photo by PoPville flickr user Caroline Angelo

From The Yards:

“WHAT: The grand opening of The Yards Marina, hosted by Forest City in collaboration with Living Classrooms. The DC metro area is invited to a free afternoon of family-friendly activities along the Anacostia River as part of the Marina’s opening day celebration.

The Yards Marina features 50 boat slips with dockage for boats up to 125 feet in length, a water taxi dock, an education dock and a paddler dock for kayaks and smaller personal boats. Half of the slips are designed for long-term, seasonal use, while the other half are intended for short-term occupation of ten days or less. Transient slips are available for the opening event at no charge. Space is limited; please contact Living Classrooms at 202-488-0627 to reserve.

Opening day activities to include:

Environmental education activations
Tours of the Marina and educational dock
Live Music by Jonny Grave and Party Like Its…
Mini golf, lawn shuffle board, corn hole and a moon bounce
Face painting and balloon artists
Roaming circus performers
Mermaid story time
Nautical themed children’s crafts
Short boat excursions aboard Living Classroom’s Historic Oyster Buyboat and the Anacostia Riverkeeper’s pontoon
Bites from Yards restaurants

WHO: The Yards, DC’s most exciting waterfront neighborhood for living, dining, shopping, relaxing and now boating and water activities. Living Classrooms will serve as a nonprofit partner, managing the marina’s educational programming as part of their youth outreach and as an employment venue for students participating in their job-training program.

WHEN: Sunday, June 26 from 2pm to 5pm

WHERE: Yards Park | 301 Water Street SE | Washington, DC 20003. Directions can be found at The Yards is metro accessible via the Navy Yard Metro on the Green line and Capitol South Metro on the Orange/Blue line. Parking is available on The Yards’ surface parking lots.”

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