The Wacky & Whimsical Tea for THEARC is a fun-filled Sunday afternoon that will include high tea & tasty bites, a performance by the students of The Washington Ballet and circus-inspired games and activities for children of all ages and their families. The event will happen on March 1, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 pm at The Ritz Carlton Hotel of Washington, D.C. Co-chairs for the Tea include Annie Lou Berman, Jessica Heywood & Elena Tompkins. Parents can enjoy a silent auction of the area’s most coveted experiences, a prize treasure trove and other fun surprises. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).
Individual tickets are $90 for children and $160 for adults.
THEARC is a home away from home for the many underserved children and adults of East of the River, enabling them to participate in dance classes, music instruction, fine arts, academics, continuing education, mentoring, tutoring, recreation, medical and dental care, and other services at a substantially reduced cost or no cost at all. Aside from the eleven partner organizations operating at THEARC including: Building Bridges Across the River, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s FBR Branch, Children’s Health Center at THEARC, ArtReach at THEARC, Covenant House Washington, Levine Music, Lift-DC, Trinity University at THEARC, The Washington Ballet and Washington School for Girls; THEARC also holds the first full-service theater in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 8. It was created to provide DC residents living east of the Anacostia River entertaining and enlightening experiences that can impact their lives and brighten their futures.
THEARC Theater also offers year-round programing including free Black History Month programs, an affordable Jazz concert series entitled Double Time Jazz at THEARC Theater, Show Time Tuesdays at THEARC – free summer movies & snacks for youth during the summer, Intermix Theater Festival – offering affordable theater seminars and workshops for artists and technicians, a paid internship in technical theater management and free holiday programing during the Fall and Winter months.