The Fields at RFK Campus: Now Open
Thank you to everyone who came out to the grand opening and community celebration of The Fields at RFK Campus
Transforming asphalt into action, community residents celebrated the opening of the newest space to play in the District – The Fields at RFK Campus. Equipped with three multi-purpose turf fields to accommodate kickball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball and more, the new fields represent the first completed phase of the RFK redevelopment project and what can be done through collaboration and a vision.
In Mayor Muriel Bowser’s opening ceremony remarks she quoted the late Robert Kennedy saying, “Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.” Events DC wants to thank everyone who helped support the dream of transforming gray to green.
Following the monumental ribbon cutting, kids raced to be the first to set foot on the turf fields, excited to experience the new space. Wayne Rooney and Bill Hamid, our featured guests, welcomed the selfies and autograph requests, making the community celebration one to be cherished.
However, the community celebration was bigger than soccer and turf fields. Equipped with glitter tattoo artists, face painters, live music (C.A.I.S.O. Steeldrum Band and DJ Farrah Flosscett), food trucks (Peruvian Brothers and Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats) and youth soccer and baseball clinics led by D.C. United and the Nationals – the event was for all community residents to enjoy.
Summing up the day perfectly, morning show host Tommy McFly said, “This weekend we took part in #dc history as @TheEventsDC delivered tons of green space back to our neighbors. What was a parking lot with no use to the community near RFK Stadium is now a vibrant place where we can all play, enjoy and connect.” We look forward to what is to come in the next chapter of the RFK Campus redevelopment and can’t wait for you to be along for the ride.
Events DC’s Summer Movies Series
Join us at RFK Campus to enjoy our outdoor movie series!
There’s no better time to relax under the stars while enjoying complimentary blockbuster cinemas on the big screen than at the Events DC’s Summer Movie Series presented by RCN. Perfect for a family outing or date night, you’ll find light refreshments (while they last) and family-friendly activities all available at no charge courtesy of our sponsors Chase and Pepsi. You can claim your spot at 6:00pm and movies begin at dusk. Guests are encouraged to bring, blankets, lawn chairs, snack and friends. It doesn’t get much hotter than July, so come chill with us!
LOCATION: RFK Campus (2400 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC)
– Thursday, July 11 – Avengers: Infinity War
– Thursday, July 25 – Spiderman: Homecoming
For more information or weather-related updates throughout the Summer Movies series, follow Events DC social media channels, Facebook (Events DC), Twitter (@TheEventsDC) and Instagram (@EventsDC) or visit the Events DC website (eventsdc.com).
How Does Jazz Make You Feel?
Don’t miss Jazz in the ‘Hoods, where the District’s vibrant and diverse culture is celebrated at this year’s DC JazzFest
Jazz in the ‘Hoods is a signature feature of DC JazzFest presented by Events DC. Highlighting the District’s vibrant and diverse culture, Jazz in the ‘Hoods brings a stunning array of music, from the traditional to the avant-garde, to all quadrants of the nation’s capital. The concert series also partners with local clubs, restaurants, hotels, galleries, and performing arts spaces in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital.
Here’s a schedule of events remaining for the final week of Jazz in The ‘Hoods presented by Events DC happening nearby the RFK neighborhood:
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, (202) 707-8432, www.loc.gov
– 6/12, 7:00pm, Finding Strayhorn: Exploring the Billy Strayhorn Collection at the Library of Congress
Mr. Henry’s, 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE • (202) 546-8412, mrhenrysdc.com
– 6/12, 8-11pm, Jam Session
– 6/14, 8-11pm, Kevin Cordt Quartet
– 6/15, 8-11pm, Julia Nixon
For more information about DC JazzFest, visit here: https://dcjazzfest.org/.
US Women’s Team Watch Party at Apple Carnegie Library Grounds
Get ready to cheer on the U.S. Women’s National Team at a LIVE outdoor watch party at Apple Carnegie Library. Watch the U.S. ladies take on the ladies of Sweden at 3pm, as they continue their quest to become back-to-back Women’s World Cup Champions!
For more info: uswntdc.eventbrite.com.
Is DC a hub for Gold Cup preparations and international soccer?
ICYMI: On June 2 the men’s national soccer teams from El Salvador and Haiti squared off in a friendly match at the historic RFK Stadium. As both teams made their final tune-ups for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup, 10,000 enthusiastic fans filled the bowl at RFK to watch El Salvador earn a hard-fought 1-0 victory.
Across town on June 5, the U.S. Men’s National Team faced Jamaica at Audi Field in front of 17,500 fans, with both matches showcasing Washington, DC as a hub for Gold Cup preparations and international soccer. Later in July, Audi Field will host the inaugural EA Ligue 1 Cup featuring four French professional clubs and a friendly match vs. D.C. United.
Did you know that RFK Stadium has a rich history in hosting both national and international soccer?
The iconic stadium has hosted more U.S. Men’s National Team matches than any other venue in the world, and is the only facility in the world to have hosted games for the FIFA World Cup (1994), the FIFA Women’s World Cup (2003), Olympic group stages for men and women (1996), the MLS Cup (1997, 2000, and 2007), the North American Soccer League’s Soccer Bowl (in 1980) and CONCACAF Champions’ Cup matches (1988 and 1998).