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THEARC Organic Garden Shares Survey for 2016 Programming

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

The garden consists of 22 raised beds, a culinary herb garden, an eighteen-tree orchard, a water cistern, a hoop house, honeybee hives and a pollinator garden. During the summer and fall months, THEARC’s garden provides affordable, organic fruits and vegetables to the communities in ward 8. 


ArtReach Gallery at THEARC Highlights EOR Community

THEARC is proud to share that the following exhibitions will be on view at the ArtReach Gallery during the winter season. 

Witness to Hunger

ArtReach at THEARC

THEARC Theater presents 2016 Season Calendar




Black History Month@THEARC

February 25-26

Black Angels Over Tuskegee 

The Wacky & Whimsical Tea@THEARC

March 6

Our annual Spring benefit tea! Tickets go on-sale February 1, 2016!

Double Time Jazz@THEARC

April 1

Black Alley

April 8

The 11th Street Bridge Park & MANNA Collaboration Offers Club for Ward 8 Homebuyers

Are you a Ward 8 renter? Homeownership could be possible for you. Education, resources and opportunities in Ward 8 are at your fingertips. Buildg a finanacital future for yourself and share a stake in your community through owning your own home. 

MANNA and the 11th Street Bridge Park are teaming up to offer a monthly Homebuyers Club for Ward 8 residents. This free club is designed to prepare you to purchase a home a build a future for yourself and your family! Registration begins January 6, 2016, 

THEARC Receives Community Cornerstone Award

Each month, Councilmember Anita Bonds highlights cornerstones of our community who make an extraordinary impact to the quality of life and general well being of the residents of the District of Columbia.

R.E.E.L & Happy Ours Partners with THEARC for Holiday Extravaganza!

Break out your ugly sweaters and your holiday cheer for THEARC annual holiday party! Whether you are young in age or young at heart, naughty or nice (or something inbetween) you are invited to the most epic of holiday parties on Friday, December 4th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). 

THEARC Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Phase III Building and Partners

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Building Bridges Across the River welcomed over 100 guests to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony in anticipation of the new building set to open in 2017. Notable speakers included Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 8 Councilmember LaRuby May, Deputy Mayor or Greater Economic Development Courtney Snowden and ANC 8B Commissioner Jacque Patterson. 

THEARC Annouces Expansion of Campus and New Partnerships

The third and final phase of the $34 million expansion of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) will begin later this month with a groundbreaking on October 22. $10.1 million has been raised so far for the $12.5 million fundraising effort for this phase. With designs by Alexandria-based Sanchez Palmer Architects, THEARC's new building will provide space for a larger Children's Health clinic, a black box theater, a gallery-educational center from the Phillips Collection, as well as a space for the the Bishop John T.

GW’s Rodham Institute Hosts Third Annual Summit at THEARC

Despite having access to world-class health care, Washington, D.C. suffers enormous health disparities. At today’s Third Annual Rodham Institute Summit at THEARC in southeast D.C., leaders from across the city came together to discuss how they can promote health equity and partner to bring compassionate and high-quality health care to all.

Speakers included Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton and Senator Chris Dodd.