Building Bridges Across the River is the 501-c-3 nonprofit organization that built and now runs THEARC.  The mission of Building Bridges Across the River is to improve the quality of life for children and adults who reside east of the Anacostia River by providing leadership, management and financial oversight of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).  Through a collaboration of partner organizations, THEARC provides access to high quality educational, health, cultural, recreation, and social service programs.  By providing these programs, BBAR and its partners aim to contribute to the revitalization of the community in southeastern Washington.

Building Bridges Across the River was incorporated as a (501-c-3) nonprofit organization in 1997 by WC Smith.  In its role as the leader of THEARC, BBAR is responsible for the collaboration of the nonprofit partner organizations at THEARC, as well as the management of THEARC Theater, and the maintenance and upkeep of THEARC facility and grounds.

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THEARC FARM is an urban farm operating as a community project of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and was developed to involve our community in nature, nutrition, and healthy eating.

Double Time Jazz at THEARC Theater is a jazz series presented by THEARC Theater which brings world-class jazz musicians to THEARC Theater for performances throughout the year.  This effort is made possible through THEARC’s collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Jazz Touring Network and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Each year, BBAR selects a group of local high school and college students to participate in a technical theater management paid internship at THEARC Theater.  Students learn the fundamentals of production and stage management, participate in interactive field trips, workshops & seminars, serve as ushers during theater events and even present a production of their own!  Students...

As the old 11th Street river bridges that connect Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill and historic Anacostia neighborhoods are being replaced, the District government and THEARC will transform the aged infrastructure into the city’s first elevated park:  a new venue for healthy recreation, environmental education and the arts.

“MALCOLM, MARTIN, MEDGAR”  The story centers on Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers, three assassinated icons of the civil rights movement, and their reunion in the after-life to discuss and comment on current events in our day, including...

THEARC THEATER presents....A Bi-Centennial Celebration Concert for Frederick Douglass

The afternoon will feature performances from DC Strings and a brunch services for the event. Admission is $10.00 to attend.


By Josh Ford | Directed by KenYatta Rogers

March 13, 2018 at THEARC

(commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther...

Building Bridges Across the River is proud to announce our FREE Summer Meal series at THEARC! These meals do not require identification and are free to men, women, and children residing in Villages of Parklands. This opportunity is made possible by the Walmart Foundation and will include delicious, healthy hot meals and fun activities. 

Building Bridges Across the River is very proud to announce THEARC's very first essay contest in honor of Father's Day! Contest begins Monday, June 12th and ends Tuesday, June 20th at NOON! We will be unable to accept late submissions. Participants must be between the ages of 10-21 and members of THEARC. Priority consideration is given to youth residing in Wards 7 or 8. Be creative and keep it short and sweet (between 200-500 words or roughly 2 paragraphs to two pages). 

Brought to you by Martha's Table and the Capital Area Food Bank, these community markets provide no-cost fresh fruits, veggies & non-perishable items!  These markets are open to all, no pre-registration is required! Join us for an afternoon of music, cooking demonstrations and more! While you are here, take a tour of THEARC Farm and learn about other great food and healthy eating programs taking place at THEARC! See you Friday and don't forget to bring bags!

Joyful Markets at THEARC Schedule:

An annual event, THEARC Theater curates an eclectic mix of the best in local and international talent to commemorate Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's lineup is consists of two hypnotic concerts from some of the hottest jazz fusion acts currently on the scene!

Adult Workshop Series

Intro to Gardening

Cost: $8 General admission, Free for C.R.I.S.P. Members

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -  The Board of Directors of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rahsaan Bernard as the new Executive Director of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). Bernard will transition from his current role as BBAR’s Director of Development effective immediately.

Target and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Building Bridges Across the River a $15,930 grant to use toward the purchase of an Imagination Playground in a Cart™, an innovative playground equipment system.

KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve through play, is working with Target to increase access to play across the country. Grants for Imagination Playgrounds are helping to achieve that goal by bringing active play to more than 430,000 kids across the country.

Washington, D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella’s winner-takes-all Sandwich Madness competition is back with a special Journalist Edition. D.C.’s top food scribes are facing off to earn bragging rights and good karma as each participant competes for a charity of his or her choosing.

Two journalists will compete each month, with the winner determined by the number of sandwiches sold. Victors will progress to the next round, culminating in a final match-up in March 2017.

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 Young Farmer Apprentice Program Sept 19th to Nov 17th 

Mondays and Thursday 4-6 PM 

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).

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

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.

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. 




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

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, 

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.

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). 

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. 

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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! 

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!

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.

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..

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.

Yolanda Vazquez of Comcast Newsmakers sat down recently with Edmund Fleet, Executive Director of Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) to discuss the partnership that makes the campus possible, as well as its mission to the community. THEARC is proud to celebrate ten years of building bridges east of the Anacostia River and families.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is pleased to announce a new four-part communications series. The Center has partnered with The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region to offer this multi-day training for nonprofit leaders based in or serving residents East of the River. 

THEARC has engaged the Project for Public Spaces to help us evaluate new ideas for how we use our campus. Some of these ideas or short-term, others more long-term but we want to hear from you! THEARC is hosting a community workshop on Wednesday, June 17th in order to get ideas and suggestions on ways THEARC and our partners can make our campus more engaging.

On Monday May 11,  2015 at THEARC Theater, nearly 200 guests witnessed The Transfer, a scial impact speaker series tv pilot set to anchor the Kennedy Center's "Harlem Nights, U Street Lights" Black Broadway Celebration with the Apollo Theater. The celebration recognizes the era of Black Broadway, its impact on culture, theater and music through the music of jazz luminaries that include the legendary Jimmy Cobb, Roy Hargrove, Jason Moran, Marc Cary and more. The Transfer is a celebrity moderated, speaker series created to expose youth to an inter-generationa

The DC Innovation Opportunity Program is a pathway for high-potential, low-income individuals in the District of Columbia to access in demand jobs in the digital economy. Enter your email to apply for a seat in three preliminary workshops focused on Web Development and User Experience Design, and get your foot in the door. 

Five workshop participants will also be selected for a TDF Foundation full-tuition scholarship toward a General Assembly Immersive program, pre-course mentorship through Year Up, a paid apprenticeship at Microsoft, Capital One, or MedStar, and more.


During the months of May-November the garden staff will assist in operating a weekly farm stand and CSA. Staff is responsible for set-up and take-down of the market stand, operation of market stand during market hours, and CSA distribution. Staff will harvest and organize produce for sale, set pricing, develop market materials, engage market patrons, complete sales of produce, track and record market sales, and assist in market promotion.

On April 29, 2015, First Lady of Japan, Mrs. Akie Abe visited THEARC during a tour of Washington, D.C. The wife of the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, was greeted by co-founder of THEARC, Skip McMahon and Executive Director, Edmund Fleet before learning about the partners and programs at THEARC. Mrs. Abe enjoyed a brief performance by two students of The Washington Ballet - Ranisha Jackson and Elyse Miller. She later addressed the students of the Washington School for Girls, encouraging them to pursue their dreams.

Most of our local schools are closed the week of April 13th and the young people of Ward 7 and Ward 8 will need a safe place to go in the evenings, and need a safe way to get there. The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) is that place. We are adding extra hours during spring break (April 13th-April 16th) so community youth have something to do at night.

Kendall Isadore is a violinist, vocalist, pianist, instructor and songwriter based in Washington, DC. On Friday, April 17th she will open for renowned acapella group, Take 6, as a part of THEARC's Double Time Jazz concert series. 

Born in Houston, Texas, Kendall Nicole Isadore is a vocalist, Violinist, Pianist, songwriter and instructor. Even as a graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, music has always been Kendall’s passion. She started pursuing music at the tender age of 8 years old.

On March 12, 2015 The Bank of America Charitable Foundation welcomed staff and supporters of Building Bridges Across the River, the nine nonprofits residing at THEARC and the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) for a special ceremony and reception honoring both nonprofits as 2014 Neighborhood Builders. The nonprofits were recognized for their work helping low and moderate income individuals gain access to education, healthcare, and other basic human services.

Double Time Jazz @ THEARC Theater provides performance based programming supporting the growth of jazz music east of the Anacostia River through concert productions featuring local, national and international artists and groups. Tickets for our Spring shows are currently on sale!

On Sunday, March 1, 2015 the Wacky & Whimsical Tea for THEARC took place at the Ritz-Carlton of Washington.  The event was fun-filled Sunday afternoon which included high tea, a raffle and creative games for kids of all ages and their families, including a treasure trove, special entertainment and other surprises.  All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we now have FREE tickets for the Friday, February 27th performance of TRUTH the Musical at 7:30 PM at THEARC! Broadway and television actress April Nixon will be playing the part of Sojourner Truth!  

THEARC Theater presents…Black History Month at THEARC: TRUTH the Musical

Sparks fly as Sojourner Truth takes a troubled youth on a journey back through time into her amazing life story, her world and its people. As Peter opens his eyes to scenes and songs  from Sojourners life, part of his own history, he discovers who he really is and how good it feels and sounds to finally speak the TRUTH!

DATE: Thursday, February 26 - Saturday, February 28

THEARC's Organic Garden and Market Stand is currently seeking (1) garden/market staff person for seasonal, part-time employment!

Started in 2010, the Organic Garden @ THEARC holds 25 raised beds for vegetables, a 17-tree orchard, 8 in-ground rows, a hoop house, a pollinator garden, an herb garden and two honeybee hives. During the summer and early fall, produce yielded from the garden is sold at THEARC's Weekly Market Stand. It is also a site for educational and nutritional community programming.

During the month of February, audiences have enjoyed fantastic dance, music and dramatic performances highlighting important moments, movements and experiences relating to African American history and culture at THEARC. The final 2015 Black History Month program presented by THEARC Theater is TRUTH the Musical. This original production is a collaboration with THEARC’s I CAN at THEARC Theater Internship program, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and Keni Fine Productions.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) and Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) as Neighborhood Builders. The nonprofits are being recognized for their work helping low and moderate income individuals gain access to education, healthcare, and other basic human services.

On behalf of all of the partnering organizations at THEARC, Building Bridges Across the River would like to congratulate Brenda Jones, Executive Director of Parkland Community Center (PCC), on her retirement!  For nearly ten years, Ms. Jones maintained her mission to enhance the quality of life of low-income residents and ex-offenders living east of the Anacostia River at PCC at THEARC. 

THEARC Theater is home to over 300 events each year including graduation ceremonies, round-table discussions forums, plays and productions directed by THEARC's partner organizations. As a part of THEARC's mission to serve the community with affordable, high quality arts entertainment, THEARC Theater provides annual programming under the leadership of Building Bridges Across the River, the managing organization of THEARC!

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement has joined with CommunityBuild Ventures and Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative to further expand its support for members and other nonprofits located and serving communities east of the Anacostia river in the District. In response to requests from community nonprofits, the initiative provides capacity building support including nonprofit management classes, technical assistance, and convenings and networking events at THEARC.

The Washington Winter Show, a charity antiques show in Washington DC, will feature fine antiques, distinguished events, and a Loan Exhibition. The theme for the 2015 show is “Ports of Call".  Premier dealers will offer a wide range of period furnishings and decorative arts, vintage jewelry, porcelains, ceramics, silver, and architectural garden accents.

Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC), The Bishop T. Walker School for Boys & St. John's Community Services will benefit from this event.

Did you know there are are several easy ways you can support THEARC this holiday season while completing your holiday shopping?

Altruette charms

THEARC is a proud cause partner of Altruette, a jewelry company supporting non-profit organizations.The Altruette concept couldn't be simpler: 50% of the net profit from the sale of their charms goes to their cause partners.


To learn more about the school bus charm, click here.

The Skyland Workforce Center is a joint project of the development and construction team for the Skyland Town Center and Workplace DC, a group of local non-profit organizations that provide employment-related services. The goal of the Center is to co-locate services and programs on-site that connect job seekers with positions and services that can help them to successfully obtain and retain employment with training and referral services.

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Neiman Marcus of Mazza Gallerie hosted a fantastic party celebrating the opening of their annual Love to Give holiday gift shop. Guests enjoyed music from a DJ, champagne, tasty bites and make-overs from Le Metier De Beaute while learning about THEARC and shopping to benefit our mission. 

Kids Euro Festival is a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting more than 80 free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families. There are performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, and more... and it’s all brought to you by the 28 European Union Member States!

From October 27-29, 2014 three FREE shows will happen in THEARC Theater! These shows will feature storytelling and music from around the world!

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:30AM

After a seven month nationwide design competition,the 11th Street Bridge Park staff are pleased to announce OMA + OLIN as the selected design team for the 11th Street Bridge Park, DC's first elevated park over the Anacostia River! To see additional images of their innovative design click here.


Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases  to Building Bridges Across the River @ THEARC when you shop at AmazonSmile (

On September 13, 2014, the eleven non-profit organizations at THEARC along with nearly 500 supporters celebrated nine years of providing services to youth and adults residing east of the Anacostia River.

This summer’s Humanities, Arts and Technology Festival (HATFest) at St. Elizabeth’s East was hosted by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, in partnership with THEARC! Made possible through a grant awarded by the Deputy Mayor’s Office of Planning and Economic Development, the FREE festival series on August 2nd & August 3rd, 2014 took place in the center of, St. Elizabeths East, in the 1100 block of Alabama Avenue SE.

This summer the Ward 8 Farmers Market and THEARC is piloted a regular calendar of activities which provide free, healthful activities for youth & adults Saturdays during the Ward 8 Farmers Market. Free Beginner's Yoga will take place outdoors in THEARC's Organic Garden on the second, third and fourth Saturday of each Month at 10 AM from July 12 - August 23, 2014. September dates are TBA.

As a community service, the Washington, DC International Film Festival (Filmfest DC) will present "Filmfest DC at THEARC Theater," a weekend series of film festival favorites. The series will take place July 11, 12 and 14 and feature films for both adults and young people. Admission for all events is free-of-charge. This project is supported by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.


On June 19th thousands of area residents will come together to create solutions to our community’s most pressing challenges by participating in Do More 24.

Building Bridges Across the River is proud to announce a special presentation of the Inside Out Tour at THEARC in collaboration with Imagination Stage. FREE performances of Inside Out will take place at THEARC Theater April 16-18 at 10:30 AM and 11:45 AM each day. These productions will serve as a pilot for THEARC Theater’s 2015 programing schedule.

THEARC is a home away from home for the many underserved children and adults of East of the River, enabling them to participate in dance classes, music instruction, fine arts, academics, continuing education, mentoring, tutoring, recreation, medical and dental care, and other services at a substantially reduced cost or no cost at all. THEARC includes a regulation size gymnasium, libraries, computer labs, classrooms, dance, music and visual arts studios, an art gallery, public playgrounds and gardens and other first-rate facilities.

Work at THEARC's Organic Teaching Garden!

We currently are seeking a Garden Associate to work in THEARC's Organic Teaching Garden! Please forward this opportunity to anyone who may be interested in applying. The deadline for all applications is Friday, February, 7th.

Chris Smith, WC Smith: Smith is one of the few developers who focuses on affordable housing and projects in developing neighborhoods.

In a video created by the Washington Business Journal, THEARC Executive Director, Edmund Fleet, Mayor Vincent Gray and other notable community leaders give remarks honoring Chris Smith, co-founder of THEARC and chairman and CEO of WC Smith.

THEARC is proud of annouce that we are the newest cause partner of Altruette, a jewelry company supporting non-profit organizations.The Altruette concept couldn't be simpler: 50% of the net profit from the sale of their charms goes to their cause partners.

To learn more about the school bus charm, click here.

To learn more about the girls rainbow charm, click here.


Remarks by the President on Economic Mobility

( transcript except)

"I also want to thank all of the members of Congress and my administration who are here today for the wonderful work that they do. I want to thank Mayor Gray and everyone here at THEARC for having me.

On the evening of Saturday, September 28th we welcomed guests to our 8th annual After Dark @ THEARC fundraising gala. The night was beautiful; attendees enjoyed music and performances by Levine School of Music and The Washington Ballet in THEARC Theater, sipped cocktails and munched on treats provided by Astro Doughnuts and Ben's Chili Bowl and witnessed the musical stylings of Roberta Flack during dinner. To view pictures of the event, please click here.

DC Jazz Bops uses storytelling to teach very young children about the magic of the arts, even if they aren't old enough to play an instrument. Using a collection of award-winning literature, instructors will share stories about the joy of jazz music, the lives of jazz legends, and the origins of jazz as an art form, in an accessible and child-friendly environment that also promotes early interest in reading. These books will have accompanying CDS or online playlists that allow young readers to sing, dance and explore long after the clas is over.

Southeast Residents Celebrate the Arts

Sam P. Collins, The Washington Informer

Byron Granderson couldn’t believe his eyes when he entered the gates of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Southeast. Vendors showcased an array of tasty treats, people danced to the sounds of D.C.’s own Experience Unlimited, and canopies dotted the landscape – each offering a different activity of which to enjoy.

The Humanities Council of Washington, DC, in partnership with THEARC, is looking for artists and performers for The Arts and Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeth's! The Arts and Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeth's is gearing up to be a celebration of the culture, creativity and community of the Ward 8 neighborhoods and the expansion of the East Campus of St. Elizabeth's.

Building Bridges at THEARC would like to announce the following vacant, seasonal positions at our Organic Garden:

The 4th Annual "Wacky & Whimsical Tea to Benefit THEARC" was a fun-filled Sunday afternoon that  included high tea and tasty treats, a silent auction, creative games and activities, a treasure trove, special entertainment and other surprises. The event took place on March 2, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton of Washington, DC. All of the proceeds from the event benefited the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).

THEARC Partners

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Washington, DC 20020
Phone: 202-889-5901
Fax: 202-880-5905

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