8 Washington D.C. Events for African Americans to check out!

8 Washington D.C. Events for African Americans to check out!

8 Washington D.C. Events for African Americans to check out!

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  1. A NIGHT OF HISTORICAL CELEBRATION

Friday September 23, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The City Club of Washington presents, “A Night of Historical Celebration.” Go celebrate with them as they honor those who have made their mark in African-American History.The City Club of Washington is a diverse, dynamic group built on heritage and principles. There will be an open bar and electric southern cuisine. Learn more here.

  1. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

Saturday September 24, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Come experience the historical opening of The National Museum of African American History and Culture. The dedication ceremony will include a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with President Barack Obama. This is the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution and is located at the foot of the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The museum provides for the collection, study, and establishment of programs and exhibitions related to African American life, history, art and culture. The museum opens to the public at 1:00 p.m. after the opening ceremony. Learn more here.

  1. BARRACKS GROW URBAN GARDEN INAUGURAL FALL FESTIVAL

Saturday September 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Barracks Grow Urban Garden welcomes you and your family to the inaugural Fall Festival and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The Barracks Grow Urban Garden Inaugural Fall Festival & Ribbon Cuttings date will mark the introduction to the Barracks Row community and will officially invite community members to learn all about the community supported agriculture program that will include education, training opportunities and volunteer opportunities to all. Learn more here.

  1. DC VEGFEST 2016

Saturday September 24, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The largest Vegetarian celebration in the Nation’s Capital comes to Washington, D.C . Compassion Over Killing is proud to host the annual DC VegFest in the nation’s capital. Admission to the DC VegFest is free and open to everyone. The food samples will also be free with more than 130 vendors. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a free tot ball full of samples and coupons. There will also be a beer garden, live music and cooking demonstrations along with presentations from renowned authors and celebrities. Learn more here.

5.FREEDOM SOUNDS FESTIVAL

Saturday September 24, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This upcoming Saturday don’t miss the Freedom Sounds Festival with live performances from artists like Public Enemy, Living Colour and The Roots. This festival will mark the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Friday, highlighting music traditions such as jazz, r&b, gospel, folk, classical, New Orleans brass band, Afro-Latin jazz and hip hop. The Freedom Sounds Festival will highlight the social power of African American music as a communicator of cultural values, challenges, aspirations and creative expression. Learn more here.

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