The gates to the historic St Elizabeths East are open. Celebrate with a festival of food, music, art, and a weekly farmer’s market. The Summer Celebration is part of a Season of Discovery, which offers unprecedented access to the landmark campus in advance of its redevelopment as a new center for community, innovation, education, enterprise, and security and sustainability.
Scheduled events include: Live Performances by African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, Southeast Trinity, spoken word artist Lamont Carey, and others. Interactive Art/Outdoor Galleries by Pink Line Project, interactive art by community-based artists. Children’s and Family Activities including face painting and balloon artists. Remarks by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Deputy Mayor Victor L. Hoskins, and Councilmember Marion Barry, Ward 8 Farmers Market (second location)/ At this farmers market, the City is providing funding to lower the price of fresh food for low-income residents by doubling the value of food assistance such as SNAP, WIC and Food Stamps throughout the City. Customers at St Elizabeths East are the first in the City, and among the first in the nation, to benefit from a federal initiative to place food stamp terminals in farmers markets.
Metro: adjacent to Congress Heights Metro station (Green Line) in SE