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Ward 8 Celebrates America’s Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, the Ward 8 community celebrated the 36th annual America’s Night Out Against Crime at the Mary Virginia Merrick Center located at 4275 4th Street, SE.

District residents joined their neighbors, police officers, and other community leaders to celebrate National Night Out. This event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s festivities didn’t resemble years past that featured numerous moon bounces, face painting, haircuts, and a community cookout. The 2020 event provided residents the opportunity to obtain a COVID-19 test, prepackaged meals, school supplies, and community resource materials. The parameters put in place due to the pandemic didn’t stop great conversations, smiling faces, fellowship, and laughter that could be felt beyond the mask.

Park Up DC: Hocus Pocus Fan Trivia

Have you heard the news? Hocus Pocus is coming to Park Up DC!

Are you a super fan of this bewitching Halloween classic? Us too!

Add some additional magical fun to your Park Up experience with Hocus Pocus fan trivia! Visit HERE to begin!

Haven’t purchased your ticket to the Hocus Pocus screening at Park Up DC? Visit HERE!

Outdoor Fitness Fun With WEFITDC

The mission of WEFITDC is to close the health and wellness gap among District residents and shine a light on native DMV wellness professionals. With most local gyms and fitness centers temporally closed or restricted due to COVID-19, WEFITDC has taken the lead role in bringing workout sessions to the residents in Wards 7 and 8.

These popup workout sessions were conducted in grocery and convenience store parking lots, permitted DPR spaces, parks, and other open spaces in the District.

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, WEFITDC and Woodland Terrace’s own Indy.B. hosted a female-led workout session in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The event, hosted in the Woodland Terrace community offered a “socially distanced” full-body workout, health and wellness vendors, community resources, along with fresh fruits and healthy juices.

Wearing the traditional pink symbolizing breast cancer awareness, ladies in high spirits gathered to show their support and honored fellow survivors.

NEXT EVENT: Join WEFITDC & ANC 7E at Nalle Elementary School for an explosive social distancing workout.
EVENT DATE: Saturday, October 24, 2020
ADDRESS: 219 50th Street SE, Washington, DC 20019 (Basketball Court)
CHECK-IN: 12:00 PM
WORKOUT: 12:30 to 1:30 PM

Events DC Community Grant Awardees Announced for First Cycle of Fiscal Year 2021

Congratulations to the first cycle of Fiscal Year 2021 Events DC Community Grant awardees! We are proud to provide financial support to these exemplary District of Columbia-based nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting DC youth through programming in the areas of sports, performing and cultural arts.

Applications for the second FY2021 semi-annual grant cycle will be due no later than March 1, 2021. Learn more about the Events DC Community Grant Program, past awardees, and eligibility requirements HERE or email

FY2021-Cycle 1 Events DC Community Grant Awardees

  • Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR)
  • DC Youth Orchestra Program
  • FH Faunteroy Community Enrichment Center
  • The Fishing School
  • The Nicholson Project
  • Open Goal Project
  • Teatro de la Luna
  • SITAR Arts Center
  • Smart Activities for Fitness & Education (S.A.F.E.)
  • Washington Performing Arts
  • Washington Tennis & Education Foundation
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
  • Young Playwrights Theater