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Grammy Campers Film Inspirational Music Video

During FBR’s EXtreme Teens’ Grammy Camp, thirty-five adolescent participants wrote and scored a hip-hop music track and filmed a music video. The project happened over a seven hour period at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s FBR Branch@THEARC. This was the second year of the Club offering the music production camp. FBR also partnered with BBAR’s I CAN@THEARC Theater Technical Theater internship program during the course of the project.

Levine Music Introduces New Fall Program: THEARC Children's Chorus

THEARC Children’s Chorus will begin Wednesdays at THEARC on September 21, 2016!

Levine Music

A Special Thank You to Our THEARC Afterdark Funders

On the evening of Saturday, September 10th THEARC welcomed nearly 600 guests to our annual  fundraising gala, AfterDark@THEARC. Guests sipped cocktails while dining on a deliciously prepared, three-course dinner. Local soul artist, Yazarah, closed out the night on an electrifiying note with a rousing Prince tribute.

On behalf of the ten non-profit organizations at THEARC, Building Bridges Across the River would like to extend a special thank you to the following sponsors:




THEARC Farm Launches Young Farmer Apprentice Program

THEARC Farm Young Farmer Apprentice Program Sept 19th to Nov 17th 

Mondays and Thursday 4-6 PM 


Walmart's Support Fills Tummies and Hearts at THEARC

For over three years our friends at Walmart have funded Healthy Summer Meals for children in summer camps at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).

MetroForward's Weekly Series "MetroFocus" Visits THEARC

This episode of Metro Focus includes visits to the Newseum, Ben's Chili Bowl and THEARC. Executive Directore of Building Bridges Across the River, Edmund Fleet, speaks on the importance of public transportation to THEARC's members and the mission of BBAR. Also, a look behind the scene's at Metro's Lost & Found and MTPD's Security Operations Control Center.

THEARC "Goes Blue" in Observation of Autism Awareness Month

The National Capital Area Chapter of Autism Speaks is proud to partner with Ward 8 Councilmember LaRuby May to light THEARC's tower blue starting April 2, 2016 on World Autism Awareness Day.  While lighting ceremonies are happening worldwide—from Sydney, Australia to Rio DeJaneiro, Brazil—Autism Speaks has chosen THEARC in Ward 8 to help bring about greater understanding of this growing global health issue. National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousand

BBAR Volunteer Races to Raise Funds for THEARC

Meet our ALL STAR volunteer Leslie Hamburger (pictured: center)!

Every Monday, Leslie makes the 75 minute drive to THEARC's campus to help fundraising efforts at Building Bridges Across the River.

With an interests in arts & culture and education, Leslie has elected to use her expertise as a runner to benefit THEARC. She has participated in countless 10Ks and four marathons so far. Currently, Leslie is training for the Madrid Half Marathon with the goal of raising $5,000!

Help her reach her goal by supporting THEARC today!

"Dancing Grandma" Virginia McLurin Celebrates 107th Birthday at THEARC

On Friday, March 11th, United Planning Organization and WHUR held a special birthday celebration for America's favorite dancing grandma - Virginia McLurin! The world fell in love with her after she danced with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House ealier in the year. A special program in THEARC Theater and luncheon in the Boys & Girls Club gymnasium welcomed 300 guests and was hosted by WHUR-FM’s Tony Richards, Mo Ivory, and George Willborn.

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts Brings Creative Entrepreneurship Series to THEARC

Every Wednesday from 7pm – 9pm, beginning  March 30th and running through May 4th, WALA’s annual Spring Creative Entrepreneurship series will be hosted at the THEARC.