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From The Polish American Arts Association:

“It has been two years since we were last able to get together and celebrate the Polish midsummer solstice tradition but we are now more than ready to see everyone back to the National Mall at the Wianki – Festival of Wreaths

Saturday, June 26, 2021
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Dances from various regions of Poland performed by folk ensembles in beautiful costumes Read More

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From a press release:

“WARD 7 AND 8 WOMEN AND FAMILIES TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH
with a free Sisterhood Supper – Serving Self Care
On June 19, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Oxon Run Park in Ward 8

In celebration of Juneteenth a group of Ward 7 and 8 organizations and residents are gathering for a Sisterhood Supper. In addition to the Main Dish of Self Care, and healthy side portions of fun, food, and fellowship, women will kick-off a collective challenge to celebrate sisterhood through sharing recipes to collective action and policy change to improve nutrition security and food justice.

COVID-19 has exposed the need to center self-care for the Black community, especially among women juggling motherhood, work, and personal health. “One of the most important parts of our community’s liberation is achieving health equity; particularly in communities that lack the social determinants of health that enable a community to heal itself,” says Mary Blackford, owner of Market 7, an upcoming food hall in Ward 7.

“Women are the nurturers, and this event celebrates our freedom to be and to heal ourselves,” declared Angela Chester-Johnson, owner of Plum Good Spice and Tea and Ward 8 resident. Read More

Ed. Note: All the info on the Pride Walk & Rally here.

From MPD:

“On Saturday, June 12, 2021, the First Amendment march, Pride Walk & Rally, will take place in the District of the Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Read More

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photo courtesy Dupont Underground

From Dupont Underground and Washington Blade:

DC Royals: A Celebration of Drag June 4-27

Opening:
Friday, June 4 at Dupont Underground
19 Dupont Circle NW

5pm – General admission
8pm – Live drag performance

The exhibition showcases a mix of photographs and video footage that authentically honor the roots of drag in America, while celebrating the power, pride, and leadership that define the community. Read More

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From the Mayor’s office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) launched the application for the $29.5 million Entertainment Bridge Fund, which will provide grants ranging between $10,000-$250,000 for entertainment venues grappling with the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Entertainment Bridge Fund is part of The Bridge Fund, a $100 million initiative aimed at providing financial relief to the hotel, restaurant, retail, and entertainment sectors. Read More

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Thanks to Denis for sending:

“Beaujolais Nouveau is usually a huge worldwide event, with millions celebrating all over the world. Last year, we had close to 800 people at the French Embassy. French restaurants celebrate it too, but we have by far the largest and most entertaining Beaujolais Nouveau event.

Obviously, we cannot do it this way this year, so we’re doing it online (November 21st). There will be French music, a virtual wine tasting, a food tasting and cooking demo by a French Chef, a wine trivia game and the event will finish with a DJ. Read More

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