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From the USDA, Located outside USDA Headquarters on the corner of Independence Avenue and 12th St, SW:

“If you haven’t made it out to the USDA Farmers Market yet, mark your calendar and join us! Friday will be a day that you don’t want to miss!

In celebration of National Farmers Market Week, join the USDA Farmers Market for this special one-day event on Friday, August 12th from 9 AM – 2 PM. The USDA Farmers Market will be expanding our weekly market offerings to include special guests, additional exhibitors, a recipe demonstration, family-friendly activities, a petting zoo, a face painter, kids activities and prizes at our Produce Pals tent, and much more! Read More

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photos courtesy National Gallery of Art

From the National Gallery of Art:

“National Gallery Nights returns this fall, bringing lively, multisensory, themed programs to the East Building after hours on the second Thursday of September, October, and November.

The program runs from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and offers the myriad experiences that define National Gallery Nights, including live performances, artmaking, music, and pop-up talks. As with all National Gallery programs, the event is free; light fare and drinks are available for purchase. Read More

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From a press release:

“The DC Funk Parade is BACK in Festival format on Saturday, August 6th, 2022 from 11 AM to 5 PM! Originally slated for Saturday, May 7th, 2022, this historic 8th Annual DC music celebration was previously postponed due to poor weather conditions. The event’s producer, The MusicianShip, is eager for all District residents & visitors to usher in the much anticipated in-person return to the U Street corridor amplified by the local music scene and bustling businesses to the rich music history that many refer to as Black Broadway. Read More


1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

From a press release:

KAMA and the Heurich House Museum present an “Immigrant-Owned Mini Markt” on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 3-8 pm in the Museum’s biergarten, 1921.

Shop from 10 immigrant-owned small local businesses at a special Mini Markt curated by KAMA DC, a volunteer-led organization working to provide a platform for immigrants to share their skills and stories. Read More

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From an email:

“The Petworth Jazz Project is back!

Please join us this Saturday, July 30th, from 5-8pm on the lawn at the Petworth Recreation Center, at 8th and Taylor Street NW. Saturday’s concert is the first of a monthly three part series. This show will feature the incredible Brian Settles Quartet with an opening set by legendary kids performer Baba Ras D.

Series Schedule: Read More


3600 F Street, SE via NPS

From the National Park Service:

“Grab your chairs and blankets and join the National Park Service for an evening filled with family-fun and FREE, live music at the Fort Dupont Park Summer Event Series. The 50th Anniversary season will kick-off on Saturday, July 30 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the concert starting at 7 p.m.

You won’t want to miss this year’s lineup of local and national R&B, jazz and go-go musicians. The series starts on Saturday, July 30 with Sirius Company, Be’La Dona, The Soul Searchers and DJ Rico.

“The National Park Service is thrilled to celebrate 50 years of music and gathering with friends and family for summer concerts in Fort Dupont Park,” Tara Morrison, Superintendent for National Capital Parks-East, said.

Save the date for the rest of this summer’s concerts. We’ll announce artists soon for the following dates: Read More

From a press release:

“As members of the inaugural “Culture Caucus”, Don’t Mute D.C., will host the “Healing Power of Go-Go” Festival from Friday, July 22nd through Saturday, July 23rd at the Kennedy Center. This event will allow patrons and the community to explore the role that Black music plays in healing from individual and societal traumas. The festival will include free activities such as live music, impactful conversations, art vendors and dance and drumming workshops. Read More

And from the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by members of her Administration to highlight public safety preparations ahead of July Fourth weekend, including the deployment of Go Teams and the launch of a new multiagency Nightlife Task Force. The Mayor also encouraged families to go to summer.dc.gov to find safe activities for young people and families to participate in throughout the summer. Read More

From an email:

“After a two-year hiatus, our famous neighborhood July 4th Crab Crack is back!

Join us on Monday July 4th from 1pm until the fireworks starts for fresh Maryland blue crabs steamed on site all day long.

Guests can order crabs by the dozen or half dozen. We’ll have plenty of steamed corn on the cob, hush puppies, and our regular menu will be available as well. All crabs are market price. Read More

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