THEARC Father's Day Essay Contest

Monday, June 12th - Tuesday, June 20th

Enter with your essay and win the first place prize of $200! Must be between the ages of 10-21 and a member of THEARC!

CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program

Every Thursday

FREE 8-week Certified parenting course at Children's Health Center at THEARC!

THEARC Summer Community Update Meeting

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Come learn about THEARC's partners about upcoming programs, services, and events. This is your chance to ask questions and make suggestions!

Joyful Food Markets: FREE FOOD Markets at THEARC

Select Dates from Friday, June 9th - Friday, August 18th from 3PM-5PM

Free fresh produce and pantry items courtesy of Joyful Markets!


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!

The 2017 Lotus and Water Lily Festival

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Hands-on activities including face painting, lotus tea tasting, & performances on Double Nickels Theatre's Mobile Porch! FREE!





Ayanna Holmes, a senior at the FBR Boys & Girls Club successfully advanced to the regional level of the National Youth of the Year Program, sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  She earned the titles at the local and state (DC...

Upcoming Events

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 10:15am - 11:30am
Fri, 06/30/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 8:30am - 9:30am
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:00am
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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...