East of the River

East of the River

07/26/2015 - 12:00am
On Friday, July 31, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 1, noon-5 p.m., come learn about REAL Hip Hop. There will be workshops, rap battles, mixers, block party and fun. Free. THEARC is at 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-889-5901. thearcdc.org >>more
07/23/2015 - 2:20pm
This free exhibition presents some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities' FY16 Artist Fellowship Program (AFP) grant. Through the AFP, District resident artists may be awarded up to... >>more
07/07/2015 - 11:26am
Honoring Another Billy – Dr. Billy Taylor “Dr. Taylor had great stories about D.C., like checking out Jelly Roll Morton at the Jungle (above where Ben’s Next is), when [John] Malachi was the intermission pianist for Morton.... >>more
07/07/2015 - 10:51am
For over five decades the Boys & Girls Clubs of America has celebrated the extraordinary achievements of club teens through its Youth of the Year program. Last December 17-year-old Ayanna Holmes was selected as Youth of the Year at the Friedman... >>more
07/07/2015 - 10:26am
Anacostia and the remote Bangladeshi village of Katakhali are oceans and 10,000 miles apart, separated by language and culture. But artist Monica Jahan Bose crafted an unusual way to put the two communities in close touch at the Anacostia Arts... >>more
07/07/2015 - 9:42am
Summer is here. Record high temperatures and humidity confirm it. Bring on the cookouts, the delicious sun-ripened tomatoes, and outdoors time with friends and family. In one of the East of the River parks summer also means the return of a magical... >>more
07/07/2015 - 9:10am
On Saturday, June 20, nine actors sat side by side on a stage at the outdoor East Gateway Pavilion in Southeast DC. In the audience were friends, family members, and an array of theater lovers. The gathering was for a reading of the play “... >>more
07/06/2015 - 11:21am
It started off with small, inexplicable acts like leaving raw chicken in the microwave or putting bread in the freezer. But Angela Byrd knew that something wasn't right about her 67-year-old mother Shirley. It escalated to car accidents where... >>more
07/06/2015 - 10:42am
Summertime!  And time to get out and oil up that bicycle for some wonderful rides along the Anacostia River and its feeder streams.  All along the main stem of the River and nearly all its tributaries, we have been blessed by generations... >>more
07/06/2015 - 10:11am
Picture this: you're riding the Metro train and the woman in front of you begins gasping for air and falls to the floor. She complains of chest pains and shortness of breath and asks for someone to call for help. Another passenger alerts the... >>more
07/06/2015 - 9:45am
K2, Spice, Scooby Snax, and Bizarro. Clever names printed on small packages containing a deadly substance. Synthetic marijuana has been making its rounds among residents in the District. In May 2013 the DC Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)... >>more
07/06/2015 - 9:10am
Preventing pregnancy among teenagers has always been a part of my platform. While reports frequently cite a decline in teen pregnancy throughout the city, statistics show that this is not the case east of the river. While having a child can be a joy... >>more
07/04/2015 - 10:42am
Woodland Terrace Peace Garden, launched on May 30, is growing a wide range of seeds: chocolate mint and self-sufficiency … tomatoes, watermelons, and healing … lavender and food awareness … curiosity. “We decided to start... >>more
07/04/2015 - 10:12am
When I was a child I read about the pilgrims but I never thought I would become one. There comes a point in a person’s life when one either continues to lip-sync or composes one’s own melody. A few months ago I departed from an old world... >>more
07/04/2015 - 9:42am
Many of the people who work in the District serving us food, stocking store shelves and sweeping floors suffer from uneven weekly hours and unpredictable schedules that can change on a moment’s notice. The scheduling practices of retail stores... >>more