The Mid-Week Market Stand @ THEARC

Buy fresh fruits & vegetables EVERY Tuesday in THEARC's lobby from 4PM-7PM!


Steps of Success for Parents and Caregivers

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Session 3 of 6: Children & Adolescence and Mental Health

FBR EXtreme Teen Skate Party

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Support the Extreme Keystone Club of BGCGW's FBR Branch at THEARC as they fundraise for the National Keystone Conference!


Guild Of Adventist Musicians: "Listen World"

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 4:00pm

A concert Featuring, young, musically gifted, and up & coming musicians.

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"Carving Out Freedom..." at University of Maryland

Experience this community art exhibition of THEARC members work at The Art Gallery of University of Maryland.


Lula Evans is a standout dancer in Ms. Slyvia Soumah's African dance class. She's lived three blocks from THEARC for over 50 years and first took a dance class through the Washington Ballet at THEARC. When not dancing, she volunteers...

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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...