The Hill is Home…and so is Ward 6! Celebrate with us, neighbors and Councilmember Charles Allen for a week’s worth of fun events showcasing so much of what makes Ward 6 an incredible place to call home!
Starting Monday, July 24 through Sunday, July 30, you, your family, your friends, and your neighbors are invited to check out these great events and see all that Ward 6 has to offer. Unless otherwise marked, each event is free admission. (FREE!!)
Monday, July 24
10:30 am – Southeast Library for Mini-Makers Story and Craft Time
A perfect event for kids ages 12 and under – join Councilmember Allen for a story time and then a fun arts and crafts activity.
5 pm – Happy Hour in Shaw!
Let’s get together for drinks and conversation with Councilmember Allen at Dacha Beer Garden in Shaw and enjoy a beautiful evening outside. Ages 21 and up.
Tuesday, July 25
9-11 am – Ward 6 Day for National Building Museum’s Summer Exhibit – Hive!
Ward 6 residents gain free admission to check out the National Building Museum’s stunning summer exhibit – a little more reading on Hive. You will need to present ID that shows you are a resident of Ward 6 at the door to gain free entry.
5 pm – Sunset Tour by Kayak or Boat of the Anacostia River
Join the Anacostia Riverkeeper and Councilmember Allen for an after-work treat to take in the beauty of our river! The Anacostia Riverkeeper will offer free 30 minute boat rides and Capital SUP will rent kayaks or paddle boards for a special rate of $15 per hour (all proceeds are donated to the Live Water Foundation). Kayaks will depart from the Education Dock at the Yards Marina and motorized boat tours with the Anacostia Riverkeeper will depart from the Center Dock at Yards Marina.
Wednesday, July 26
10:30-11:30 am – Splash around at Canal Park and Stock the Shelves of the DC Diaper Bank!
Join us the next morning at the wonderful Canal Park Splash Park and pack donations to stock the shelves of the DC Diaper Bank, who provides diapers and other critical items to low-income moms for caring for a new baby.
8 pm – NoMa Summer Screen – Wag the Dog!
On Wednesday evening, head over to NoMa for a quintessential DC summer experience with Councilmember Allen – the neighborhood outdoor movie. Bring a chair, some friends, and plan to have dinner from some of the great food trucks or pack a picnic! More info here. Did you know the NoMa Summer Screen Series has been named one of the Top 10 Best Outdoor Movie Theaters in America? Please note: the movie being shown, Wag the Dog, is rated R.
Thursday, July 27
12:05 pm – Ward 6 Day at Nationals Park!
Councilmember Allen and his team will be heading to the Nationals game and bringing along more than 150 Ward 6 senior citizens. Take the day off work and join us for some daytime baseball. Thanks to the Washington Nationals, we have a limited number of extra tickets.
Please RSVP here if you are interested (tickets are limited and first come, first serve).
Friday, July 28
8:00 am – Southwest’s Past and Future Bike Tour with WABA
Take a morning bike ride and check out the history and the bright future of Southwest DC! We’ll start at the Duck Pond before heading over to check out final preparations before The Wharf opens in less than four months. After, we’ll ride along the water to visit historic sites on our way past the Buzzard Point soccer stadium and ending up back by the Waterfront Metro. Tour begins at 8 am at the Southwest Duck Pond.
6:30 pm – Yards Park Friday Night Concert Series: Covered with Jam
Now in its 7th season, there’s no better way to start the weekend than sitting outside listening to live music with the river as a backdrop. More info on the Yard Park Concert Series here.
Saturday, July 29
10am – noon – Mt. Vernon Triangle FRESHFARM and Petting Zoo
Check out one of Ward 6’s fastest growing neighborhoods and visit the thriving FRESHFARM market. Bring the kids along and stop by the petting zoo at Milian Park to get up close with chicks, chickens, ducks, sheep, goats, and a llama!
3 pm – Ward 6 Residents Walking Tour of Congressional Cemetery
This is the tour for the locals’ local. Join Ward 6’s own excellent tour guide Robert Pohl and Councilmember Allen for a walking tour of Hill East’s Congressional Cemetery, including the famous lawn-mowing goats who keep the cemetery trim and clean! The tour will focus in on Ward 6 residents now buried at Congressional.
Sunday, July 30
7 pm – Ward 6 Night at Studio Theater for Wig Out!
Close out Ward 6 Week with a night at the theater! Studio Theater has been kind enough to donate a limited number of free tickets to Ward 6 residents for its evening show of Wig Out!
RSVP here for your free tickets now (tickets are limited and first come, first serve).
WIG OUT! | Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney | Directed by Kent Gash
When Eric falls for the handsome Wilson on the subway, he doesn’t know what he’s in for. Because Wilson is also Nina, a rising drag star in The House of Light, and when a competing house calls a ball for midnight, Eric is drawn into battle. Part turf war, part pageant, all conquest, Wig Out! is a mesmerizing trip into the heart of African-American drag ball culture by way of Ovid, Jay-Z, and Destiny’s Child. From the acclaimed Academy-Award winner (Moonlight) and author of Choir Boy comes a dazzling spectacle about the timeless desires to be desired, find your home, and dominate anyone who throws you shade.