Learn About The Organic Garden@THEARC

The Organic Garden@THEARC operates as a community project of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) developed to involve our community in nature, nutrition, and healthy eating!

AfterDark@THEARC Fundraising Gala

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Join us for our annual gala to support THEARC and our ten non-profit agencies!



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!


Desne works behind the scenes as a part of the I CAN at THEARC Theater internship program.  She studies the disciplines of sound, lighting and projection in addition to stage and house management. Working in THEARC Theater has...

Upcoming Events

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:30am - 3:30pm
Sat, 08/29/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Sat, 08/29/2015 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm

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...