Columbia Heights Day

October 5, 2013 @ 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Harriett Tubman Elementary Field
Entrance on Kenyon St. NW between 11th and 13th streets

The 7th Annual Columbia Heights Day will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 10 am to 6 pm at Harriet Tubman Elementary Field. More than 10,000 people are expected for this community festival featuring live music, food trucks and dozens of local businesses and nonprofits. There is also a KidsZone activity area for families with a petting zoo, games, arts and crafts and special performances.

This year, Columbia Heights Day also welcomes the 11th Street Business Alliance as a partner. This newly formed group is designed to help promote and grow local businesses along 11th Street in Columbia Heights, an area the New York Times dubbed Washington’s “hip strip.”

“Columbia Heights Day is the perfect opportunity to introduce the neighborhood to the new the 11th Street Business Alliance. The festival is always an exciting day for local establishments, and one that we are now looking to sustain year round,” said Chris Seek, President/CEO of Solimar International.

WHAT: 7th Annual Columbia Heights Day

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2013

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

WHERE: Harriet Tubman Elementary Field
By Metro: Just 3 blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro (Green and Yellow lines)
By bus: MetroBus 52, 54, 64, H2, H4, H8, DC Circulator
By bike: Capital Bike Shares at 11th & Kenyon, 14th & Park, 14th & Harvard, plus racks.


WHO: Activities include:

Live music and dance performances
Petting Zoo & Kids Zone, with fun games and family entertainment
Morning yoga workshop with Kali Yoga Studio
Food Trucks: BBQ Bus, The Big Cheese, Borinquen Lunch Box, Pleasant Pops
First-ever momo-eating contest, presented by Mad Momos
Trivia contest with the Quizmaster of Georgia Avenue
Dozens of local businesses and community groups

Performance Schedule for the day:

Main Stage
10:00 am — Kali Yoga Studio workshop
12:15 pm — Metropolitan Lady All-Stars
12:45 pm — D.C. trivia contest with the Quizmaster of Georgia Avenue
1:15 pm — Dumpling eating contest, presented by Mad Momos
2:00 pm — B Side Shuffle
3:00 pm — Megaphone Barons
4:00 pm — School of Rock

KidsZone Stage
1:00 pm — Genesis Dance Unlimited
1:30 pm — Ella
2:00 pm — International Capoeira Angola Foundation
3:00 pm – Afrika Abney (West African dance instructor)
3:30 pm — GALA Hispanic Theatre


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