Take a free fitness class, watch an outdoor movie and dine in the sunshine in Chinatown this summer as part of “Discover Chinatown Parks at 5th and Mass,” a programming series created by a unique partnership between the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID), the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) and the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA).
For the first time, the three organizations are teaming up with a host of programming partners to provide FREE community programming in Chinatown Park and Milian Park (5th Street and Massachusetts Ave NW) from May through September.
Programming highlights include:
- Outdoor film screenings
- Ping Pong
- FRESHFARM Markets
- Fitness Classes
- Run Club
- Tai Chi and more!
Program partners include Crunch Fitness, 5th Street Ace Hardware, Potomac River Running Store, Words Beats & Life, Inc., the National Park Service, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, the Chinese Community Church and DC Public Library.
On Saturday, May 6, Discover Chinatown Parks will kick off in Milian Park celebrating the opening of the newly expanded FRESHFARM Mount Vernon Triangle Market with the annual Spring Fest in the Triangle event. There will be live music, free lemonade and popcorn, tastings from local restaurants, reusable market bag giveaways and free children’s games, crafts and face painting from 10am-Noon. The FRESHFARM Mount Vernon Triangle Market will be open from 10a.m.- 2p.m. every Saturday through October 28.
Daily visitors will also have access to new outdoor tables and chairs from the DowntownDC BID, creating the perfect setting for coffee and a book, a meal in the sunshine, an outdoor workspace, or relaxation.
Chinatown Park and Milian Park, which are each National Park Service reservations, are located at the intersection of the MVT CID and DowntownDC BID at 5th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW.