Washington, DC

The U.S. Postal Service just released a new stamp honoring Marvin Gaye — D.C. native son and international music superstar — and we’re having a party!

On Saturday, April 20, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. the National Postal Museum will host a Marvin Gaye Dance Party.

Dance to Marvin’s tunes and more with D.C.’s own DJ RBI. Bring your own tote bag or T-shirt to be screen printed with inspirational text or print the text on paper with artists from Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center.

Break out your moves and join Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Institute, who will take you on a journey across the past and future of D.C. Hand Dancing.

The U.S. Postal Service will salute the “Prince of Soul”, Marvin Gaye, with a dedication of the Forever stamp honoring the legendary singer. The dedication will begin at 3 p.m. at the museum with remarks by representatives of the National Postal Museum and the U. S. Postal Service.

Don’t miss this free event for all ages celebrating a D.C. music icon, as well as the power of dance, poetry and music. The Marvin Gaye stamps will be available for purchase at the museum’s stamp store during the event!

Gaye, a Washington, DC, native, was one of the most influential music performers of his generation. He helped shape the buoyant sound of the Motown record label in the 1960s and broaden the scope of R&B music in the 1970s.

The Marvin Gaye Forever stamp is the ninth in the Postal Service’s Music Icons stamp series. Other honorees in the series are Ray Charles, Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Sarah Vaughan and John Lennon.

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, across from Union Station (Metro Red Line).


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