Thursday, August 25, 2011

Columbia Heights Day is on rain or shine

UPDATE: It is canceled. See above.

Hurricane, shmuirricane. Here's a press release from the Columbia Heights Day folks:

Columbia Heights Day is happening on Saturday rain or shine. Should there be any schedule changes, we'll be posting them on our Facebook page ( on our Twitter feed ( and via our e-mail list (sign up at


Community celebration and street fair features live music and arts performances, DC State Fair, family activities, food trucks and more

WHAT: 5th Annual Columbia Heights Day
WHEN: Saturday, August 27
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
WHERE: Harriet Tubman Elementary Field and 11th Street NW

* main entrance on Kenyon St. NW between 11th and 13th streets
* 11th Street is car-free between Irving and Lamont streets
* Just 3 blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro (Green and Yellow lines)

FESTIVAL MAP: [Google Map]

WHO: Highlights include:

* Three stages of live music and dance performances
* Kids Zone, featuring a petting zoo, fun games and family entertainment
* The National Symphony Orchestra’s musical instrument petting zoo
* Performances all day at BloomBars
* Morning yoga workshop and Zumba class
* Neighborhood dog show
* King & Queen of Columbia Heights pageant
* Food truck row on Kenyon Street
* Cupcake eating contest
* 2nd Annual “DC State Fair”
* More than 70 local businesses and community groups
* After Hours Party post-festival at Lou's City Bar and Acre 121

Performances, classes and demonstrations:

10:00 am -- free yoga class with Quiet Mind Yoga (field)
11:00 am -- free Zumba class with Lola (main stage)
11:30 am -- dog show (main stage)
12:00 pm -- performance by the cast of Arena Stage’s Oklahoma (main stage)
12:15 pm -- King & Queen of Columbia Heights (main stage)
12:45 pm -- Challa (Kids Zone)
1:00 pm -- In Da Streets (Kids Zone)
1:15 pm -- BloomBars Presents: Christylez Bacon & Washington Sound Museum (main stage)
1:45 pm -- BloomBars Presents: Ella (Kids Zone)
2:00 pm -- Sweetbread Jim's (acoustic stage)
2:00 pm -- Belladonna's Bohemian Belly Dance (field)
2:15 pm – Wytold (main stage)
2:30 pm -- Young Women's Drumming Empowerment (Kids Zone)
3:00 pm -- National Symphony Orchestra announcement (main stage)
3:00 pm -- Potomac Bombs (field)
3:15 pm -- Luck Dub (main stage)
4:00 pm -- Sticky Fingers' 4th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest (main stage)
4:00 pm -- Rene Moffatt (acoustic stage)
4:15 pm -- Flex Matthews (main stage)
5:00 pm -- BloomBars Presents: Zezeh Zax (field)
5:00 pm -- OTasty
5:15 pm -- The Chariots (main stage)

Columbia Heights Day is presented by the Columbia Heights Day Initiative, a local, independent, grassroots 501(c)(3) organization. Columbia Heights Day is dedicated to celebrating community, diversity and service. For more information, visit

1 comment:

beatledud said...

I'll try again this year but last year it was eh. Nothing really to eat (2 lame food trucks) and free pie. Oh and all the tents were just politicians. Wahoo, exciting. Hopefully this year is better.