CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program

Every Thursday

FREE 8-week Certified parenting course at Children's Health Center at THEARC!

Public Meeting for the 11th Street Bridge Park

Monday, September 18th - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

A public meeting to showcase design concepts and gather community comments.

AfterDark@THEARC Annual Fundraising Gala

Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 at 6:30PM

Come celebrate and support the nine great non-profits at THEARC!


7th Annual Excellence in Christian Music Concert Gala

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

Strategic Music Partnerships presents the Excellence in Christian Music Concert & Awards Program!




Child Car Seat Inspection

Every Friday from 10:30am - 3:30pm

DC Safe Kids in partnership with Children's Health Project of DC is holding FREE child safety seat inspections at THEARC every Friday!


Ayanna Holmes, a senior at the FBR Boys & Girls Club successfully advanced to the regional level of the National Youth of the Year Program, sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  She earned the titles at the local and state (DC...

Upcoming Events

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:15am - 11:30am
Thu, 09/21/2017 - 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 8:30am - 9:30am

Welcome to THEARC!

Officially opened in 2005, the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) was built and is run by Building Bridges Across the River, a nonprofit 501-c-3 organization.  THEARC is a $27 million, 110,000 square foot , state-of-the-art campus located in Washington, DC's Ward 8.  With a mission of working to improve the quality of life for residents of Ward 8, THEARC is home to eleven of Washington, DC's best nonprofit agencies, all of which share the goal of helping children and adults reach their full potential.

In addition to Building Bridges Across the River and its nonprofit partner agencies, THEARC is home to THEARC Theater, a 365-seat community theater that is the only theater of any kind located east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC-where children and adults alike can come together to expand their horizons through music, dance and stage events as well as community gatherings.  Read More...