iCAN Technical Theater Shines the Spotlight on Ward 8 Youth
Building Bridges Across the River’s (BBAR) iCAN Technical Theater internship program, an Events DC Fiscal Year 2021 Community Grant awardee, provides Ward 8 youth with knowledge and hands-on experience in sound engineering, lighting & design, front-of-house management, video/stage management and scenic design. Like many programs across the city, the COVID-19 health emergency has forced iCAN to deviate from its in-person programming to ensure that youth learn in a safe and healthy environment.
Throughout the pandemic, iCAN interns continued to meet virtually providing support to one another from the comfort of their homes. While working remotely, iCAN interns created “digital diaries” or short videos about their experiences at home during the pandemic and staff-led virtual team meetings to celebrate graduating seniors. Click the links below to view more highlights from Ward 8 youth enrolled in the iCAN Technical Theater Internship program over the past several months:
- The iCAN Instagram page features digital diary videos.
- 2020 Virtual Production Challenge: After 5 weeks of virtual summer training, this year’s production challenge went virtual.
- iCAN partnership with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s Tech-Teach program transitioned to a virtual program, with interns continuing to learn scenic design and carpentry skills. Hear directly from interns about their experience with iCAN and Tech Teach. We salute iCAN intern Bre’Launna Patterson on joining Smithsonian Exhibits as a fellow in October.
Upcoming Events & Community Updates
What's Your Idea?
Girls who move, move the world! Together with the Washington Mystics and Washington Wizards, we are looking for girls aged 13+ to share their bold ideas to help grow sports for girls in their community!
Have an idea?
DC Holiday Market Is Back!
It’s almost that time of year again! The nationally acclaimed Downtown Holiday Market returns with a reimagined layout, festive virtual activations, a seasonal food and drink lineup and more!
Where: Filling two entire blocks of F Street NW, from 7th to 9th Streets NW.
When: The market is free and open to the public with hours from 12 to 8 PM. The market will remain open from 11/20 to 12/23.
Learn more HERE.
Capital Long Drive Classic
See the National Mall like never before! We are excited to announce the dates for the inaugural Capital Long Drive Classic airing nationally on Golf Channel.
Broadcast Date: Thursday, December 17 at 11 AM EST
Rebroadcast Date: Sunday, December 20 at 5 PM EST
Virtual Creative Workshops
Exercise your creative talents with Congress Heights Family Success Center in this exciting workshop series covering literature, photography, art & design, and music.
COVID-19 Friendly Guide to Thanksgiving
It’s time to give thanks! Thanksgiving is when many families and loved ones travel long distances to celebrate together. Traveling, however, increases the chance of spreading the COVID-19 virus. This Thanksgiving, staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. Continue reading for a few COVID-19 safe, alternative ways to celebrate this year
Thanksgiving Day Assist
Washington Wizards’ point guard John Wall (#2) is donating 1,000 hot meals courtesy of Henry’s Soul Cafe on Tuesday, November 24 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The first 150 families will receive a $25 grocery gift card!
Annual Turkey Giveaway
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Where: Please call 202-375-0028 or 202-724-8045 for more information about designated turkey and produce pickup sites.
Community Harvest Dinner
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Our Lady of Perpetual Help | 1600 Morris Road SE
Date: Monday, November 23, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM
Where: The Commons | 2375 Elvans Road SE
Date: Monday, November 23, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 2124 MLK Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020
On October 31, 2020, Events DC hosted its annual Halloween Harvest. This year’s event offered safe and socially-distanced Halloween-themed activities for Ward 8 residents residing at the Residences at St. Elizabeths East. Each resident that attended Halloween Harvest received an Events DC-branded gift bag filled with candy, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, and a Giant Food gift card.
Stay tuned for updates on this year’s Events DC Cozy Christmas Express event!
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