Put Your Family’s Story on the Arts Park!

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Announcing Public Art Commission for the 8th St Arts Park Let’s Sit Together Awhile Let’s Sit Together Awhile is a public art project by Tim Kime and commissioned by Dance Place for the new 8th St Arts Park. Comprised of eight locally-sourced wooden dining room chairs, the project mimics and celebrates Brookland/Edgewood’s unique diversity and eclectic community. Its whimsical feel

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DanceAfrica, DC 2016 Festival Schedule

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May 31 – June 5 The 29th annual festival celebrating the dance and music of the African Diaspora! Featuring outstanding African dance companies from the DC metropolitan area, a master class series and African Marketplace, this festival is guaranteed to inspire, invigorate, educate and entertain. INDOOR PERFORMANCES AT DANCE PLACE Sponsored by The Menkiti Group SATURDAY, JUNE 4 2pm –

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Welcome to Art on 8th – Free Events in Brookland


Enjoy free music, dance, arts and crafts in Brookland and Edgewood Events take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May – September 2016 Thursdays: Live Music at 6:30pm on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market (716 Monroe St NE) Hear great music including Brazilian / Bluegrass Fusion from Matuto, latin beats from the Rumba Club, jazz vocalists Natalie Jean

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NEWS: WMATA SafeTrack Plan


WMATA has released their SafeTrack Plan to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system. Please review the information and plan your travel to-and-from classes and performances accordingly! Surge Schedules that will directly affect Brookland-CUA: – August 1 – 7: Reduced Service on the Red Line (Single Tracking Between Takoma & Silver Spring) – Oct 10 – Nov 1: Fort

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Rental Space Available!


Need Space? We’ve got it, in all shapes and sizes! Dance Place has a variety of spaces available for rent for dance rehearsals, informal performances, parties, weddings and special events. While Dance Place’s performance season and regularly scheduled classes and rehearsals take first priority, Dance Place will accommodate rentals on a first come, first serve basis. For more information on

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WORKSHOP: Dance with Nejla Yasemin Yatkin!

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April 25 at 6pm April 26 at 6:30pm April 27 at 7pm April 28 at 6:30pm Join Nejla Yatkin to explore both intimately and broadly the interaction of people, movement and the environment through dance and movement. Join us to learn to move and play through space and time. This series of workshops explores what moves people and how people

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Rethink the Way you look at dance!


Join us 15 minutes before performances of Jody Oberfelder Projects’ The Brain Piece for a pre-show discussion with neuroscientist Jessica Phillips-Silver! The Brain Piece uses dance, music, sound, set and film, objective art and subjective science to explore how the mind perceives the world. The piece is the result of Oberfelder’s research and brainstorming sessions with noted neuroscientists Dr. Wendy

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SUCCESS! We Raised $20k for the 8th St Arts Park!


We’re thrilled to let you know that after a month of our Founding pARTner fundraising campaign, we raised $20,423 from individuals from online and mailed in donations. A huge thank you to our pARTners for making a leading donation to the 8th St Arts Park! In addition, we’ve had major pledges from The Menkiti Group, Zusin Development & Sivan Properties

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THANK YOU! 8th St Arts Park Groundbreaking


Our Arts Park Groundbreaking was a huge success yesterday! Thank you again to all of those who joined us as we launched the newest arts development in Brookland / Edgewood. Thanks again to Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar and Annie’s Ace Hardware for putting their special touch on the event. Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page now! Thank you to our speakers Councilmember

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