Capital BikeShare Joins the RFK Community!
We are excited to officially announce a new addition to the RFK Campus community! On October 31, a 19-dock bikeshare station was installed at The Fields at RFK Campus. The bikeshare station will service both The Fields and Kingman Island. Explore The Fields on two wheels this fall and don’t forget to download their app here. For more information, visit capitalbikeshare.com.
FREE Workout at The Fields This Friday
This Friday, November 15, November Project is hitting the turf over at The Fields at RFK Campus where they will lead a FREE workout for ALL ages and ALL fitness levels. November Project is a local workout that happens three times a week beginning at 6:30 AM throughout the city. #JustShowUp and join Events DC and November Project to get moving!
WHERE: The Fields at RFK Campus; Field 2 (Center Field)
WHEN: Friday, November 15 at 6:30 AM
The District Bids Wayne Rooney Farewell
The real DC is an iconic soccer destination with unbelievably passionate fans. Check out Wayne Rooney’s final interview where he reflects on his journey with D.C. United, the fan base, and some of his most memorable moments on the field here.
Monthly Community Photo Contest: #MyRFKFields
Shoutout to community friend, DC SCORES, for helping 3,000+ kids pursue their soccer dreams. For more information about DC Scores, visit here.
Tag your favorite photo from The Fields with #MyRFKFields to be entered into our community photo contest. Each month, one winner will be selected to be featured in our monthly newsletter.
Photo by DC Scores; @dc_scores
A Memorable Day at RFK Stadium
Safeway’s Feast of Sharing
On Wednesday, November 27, Events DC will co-sponsor the 20th anniversary of the Safeway Feast of Sharing at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Feast of Sharing began at the former Washington Convention Center, the site of now CityCenterDC.
The event offers a plated holiday meal, community services, health expo, winter clothing, fresh apples, live entertainment, and raffle prizes – all at no charge to 5,000 District residents, senior citizens and veterans. Events DC has opened the doors of the Convention Center and its service partners have generously donated services to support this citywide pre-Thanksgiving event since November 24, 1999. Transformation of the 111,000 square foot exhibit hall into a “Dining Hall” complete with delicious aromas of turkey, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, and greens is a welcome treat to the guests who enjoy the opportunity to fellowship nearly as much as the tasty meal.
Such a monumental feat isn’t accomplished in isolation. There are several organizations that partner each year with Safeway and Events DC donating their time and resources to ensure the success of the Safeway Feast of Sharing including SunTrust, The Salvation Army, Unity Health Care, Aramark, Projection, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Goodwill of Greater Washington, Entercom, Digital Conventions, Hi-Tech, and Runway for a Cause Foundation.
An event of this magnitude requires the assistance of hundreds and hundreds of volunteers over the course of several days. In 1999, there was a call for 500 volunteers to serve meals, assist with the expo and distribute clothing. Now, the Feast of Sharing has an online volunteer sign-up for up to 1,000 volunteers to begin kitchen prep, provide wayfinding, serve meals, sort clothing, assist guests with selecting free clothing, serve as translators, distribute apples, facilitate senior citizen Sit & Be Fit activities, and support many other elements of the ever-growing program.
Events DC is proud to co-sponsor the Safeway Feast of Sharing and enjoys being a part of the District of Columbia’s kickoff of the “giving season.”
Events DC Brought World Series Fever to Yards Park
When the Washington Nationals brought the first World Series games to DC in 86 years this October, Events DC made sure that fans across the region had a place to come together and share the excitement of watching their team #FINISHTHEFIGHT during the entire weekend homestand of games 3-5 at Nationals Park.
In partnership with Mayor Muriel Bowser, Capital Riverfront BID, and Yards Park, Southeast DC was transformed into World Series central by hosting three bustling game watch parties for fans as the Nationals took on the Houston Astros in DC.
“Watch Party Weekend” kicked off on Friday with a celebratory pep rally featuring the Eastern Senior High School marching band, live music on the boardwalk stage, lawn games, face painting, food, drink, and giveaways – followed by a viewing of Game three on a giant 18’ LED screen.
Fans had a blast dancing with “Baby Shark” – the phenomenon that became the National’s unofficial playoff rally cry – as well as signing a life-sized birthday card to Nationals star Juan Soto who celebrated his 21st birthday during the Series.
Saturday’s events featured a surprise pop-up concert by DC’s own Legendary DJ Kool, who riled up the crowd with classic jams including “Let Me Clear My Throat” ahead of Game 4.
While the Nationals weren’t able to win in front of their home crowd over the weekend, they returned to Houston to #FinishTheFight, winning games 6 and 7 in thrilling fashion and bringing the first World Series title in franchise history to DC. On Saturday November 2, downtown DC was the scene of a raucous parade for tens of thousands of Nationals fans as they congregated around the National Mall to celebrate the historic win.
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