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National Children’s Museum Brings Interactive Exhibit to THEARC

The National Children’s Museum (NCM) is excited to announce the opening of a new interactive STEM exhibit for children and families. The museum is partnering with Building Bridges Across the River to host the exhibit for an extended engagement at The Town Hall Arts and Recreation Campus (THEARC).

11th Street Bridge Park Lands 1st Seven Figure Donation

As reported by Washington Business Jornal:


The 11th Street Bridge Park, which aims to connect neighborhoods east and west of the Anacostia River with an elevated park on an unused bridge, received a $1.2 million grant Tuesday.

Nickelodeon Hosts Worldwide Day of Play at THEARC

The National Children’s Museum will partner with the Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Campus (THEARC) to host a day of play and activities for children and families on Saturday, September 26. The event is part of Nickelodeon’s 12th Annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP). Nickelodeon celebrates kids and all the ways they play on Sept. 26, when its TV channels, websites and app will go off-air and offline from 12 p.m.

THEARC Hosts 10th Anniversary Gala | Special Thank You

On the evening of Saturday, September 12th THEARC welcomed nearly 600 guests to our 10th anniversary fundraising gala, AfterDark@THEARC. This exciting night featuredl performances by a duo from The Washington Ballet, a dueling pianos showdown, poetry from Boys & Girls Club member, Ayanna Holmes and an amazing closing by Ballou High School's marching band.  Guests sipped cocktails while dining on a deliciously prepared, three-course dinner. The musical stylings of the Chuck Bown Tribute Band and Mamouina Usef ended the night on a high note! 

Ward 8 Arts & Cultural Council Brings Free Screening of "Kill the Messenger" to THEARC Theater

On September 18th, 2015 at 6:30 PM, 100Reporters, the investigative news group, in partnership with Ward 8 Arts & Cultural Council will present “Kill the Messenger” at THEARC Theater.  The film is a thriller in the vein of “All the President’s Men.” Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Avengers) portrays Gary Webb, the real-life journalist who alleged the CIA supported Nicaraguan contra efforts through the importation of crack cocaine into American cities.

Local Teens Create Bridge Park Mural at THEARC

Local teens from both sides of the Anacostia River have created a 55' mural with the goal of envisioning a healthy city, community and neighborhood to be installed in the 11th Street Bridge Park when it opens in 2019!

Partnership for Public Spaces Leads Open Brainstorming Project at THEARC

Early during the summer, BBAR engaged Partnership for Public Spaces to help evaluate new ideas for how THEARC's campus is used through a series of meetings between staff, partners residing at THEARC and community members.

I CAN Technical Interns Partner with HBC Playback Theatre to Power Multimedia Experience

On August 14, 2015 HBC Playback Theatre Ensemble will present a multimedia infused theatre experience entitled "Harmony" at THEARC Theater. Audiences can enjoy FREE showings at 2PM & 6PM. 

This presentation is powered by the I CAN Technical Theater Internship Program..

11th Street Bridge Mural Project Hopes to Create a Healthy City Through Art

The 11th Street Bridge Park is proud to partner with the Risa Fund, Artolution, and ArtReach at THEARC in the summer of 2015 to create a unique mural that connects students from Wards 6, 7, and 8 to create a work of art that is representative of communities living on both sides of the Anacostia River.

ArtReach at THEARC

The March on Washington's Film Festival to Host a Family Day at THEARC

The March on Washington Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) now in its third year, strives to increase awareness of the events and heroes of the Civil Rights Era and inspire renewed passion for activism. The festival uses the power of film, music, and the arts to share these important stories. The 2015 festival will return to Washington, DC in July, where several film screenings will be hosted. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion. These intimate and meaningful conversations, along with musical performances and art exhibits, are what has made the festival a runaway success.