upcoming EVENTS

Wellness
An outdoor yoga class in the grass.

Yoga Heights Thursday Class

Outdoor, in-person fitness continues this year with community yoga classes every Saturday and Thursday from May to September on the Great Lawn!

Wellness
People do yoga outside in a grassy area.

Yoga Heights Saturdays Class

Outdoor, in-person fitness with community yoga classes every Saturday and Thursday from May to September on the Great Lawn!

Learning
The Great Lawn with a crowd of people.

Community Advisory Meetings

Community meetings related to construction concerns, traffic, connecting residents with employment and business opportunities and a host of other updates.

 

Music Eat & Drink

Happy Hours: Music & Dancing

Come mingle and dance on the Marketplace Plaza during our low-key Happy Hours.

Music Eat & Drink Arts
crowd enjoying jazz on the Great Lawn

Jazz in The Parks

The region’s most acclaimed jazz musicians are returning to the ever-popular Jazz in The Parks on the Great Lawn this summer. Come enjoy these laid-back summer evenings.

Market

District Dogs Open House

District Dogs Open House 2-8:45pm with tours and activities

Music

Nü Androids Presents International DJ Group Anjunadeep

Nü Androids will host a special lineup of some of the best names in Progressive and Deep House.

Learning History

Fort Stevens Day 160 Anniversary

The 60th Battle of Fort Stevens Commemoration will be Music and The Defense of the Capital, Saturday, July 13, 2023 (10am – 3pm) at Fort Stevens.

Music Market

Turning the Page Back to School Book Festival

Learning Arts
Black and white image of a building with columns.

History Walking Tour at The Parks: September

A new history tour about The Parks at Walter Reed!

Events this week

Tap to learn more.

Arts
A theater company poster.

Faction of Fools Presents Missed Connections

Faction of Fools is a family friendly troup that practices Commedia dell’Arte, a style of theater characterized by its use of masks, improvisation, physical comedy, and recognizable character types archetypes.

Arts
sunset in the city

Red Bike Theatre Production by Pan Underground

Caridad Svich’s Red Bike is a play about being a child growing up in small town America and figuring out where you stand in a divided country.

Learning Eat & Drink
A busy street corner.

Groundbreakings at Aspen Square and The Reynard

Join Us to Celebrate The Parks: Groundbreakings at Aspen Square & The Reynard!

Arts
rorshach theatre dracula

Rorshach Theatre Presents Dracula

“Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really”

Learning Eat & Drink
crowd on a sunny day on the Great Lawn

Spring Celebration & Egg Roll

Wellness
fitness class on the Great Lawn

BARRE3 Fitness Class

This 60-minute efficient and effective workout combines strength conditioning, cardio and mindfulness.

A group of people outside hold a sign that says 'housing up'.

Day of Service with Housing Up

Housing Up is launching its annual Back to School Drive and this year is focused on ensuring each of the 2,000 children they serve has a backpack full of school supplies that will set them up for success.

Confetti is floating through the air.

The Parks Marketplace: Ribbon Cutting

Join the development team at The Parks at Walter Reed for a community festival and ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the centerpiece of the north side of campus: with new retail, a community plaza, and three new residential buildings!

Eat & Drink
A crowd gathers for a ribbon cutting for a playground.

Playground Popsicle Party

A new playground at The Parks will be opening this month, so join us to celebrate with a cheerful popsicle party on Sunday, August 1, at 4:30 pm.

Music
Washington Bach Consort.

Washington Bach Consort

Sisters in Harmony: Women of the Baroque, a program of music including several pieces written by women composers of the 17th century

Music
DC Strings concert, instrument

SOME’s Summer Concert with DC Strings

SOME (So Others Might Eat) invites you to attend a special evening of music and fun at the historic Parks at Walter Reed.

Learning Wellness
A person smiles at the camera holding his heart and stomach.

Mindfulness on the Great Lawn

Join your friends and neighbors for a 5-week program focused on mindfulness for enhancing creative self expression and compassion.

Music
A flyer for an event.

Flash Grass DJ Event

Featuring music, specialty bar, food, vendors, performances, and more! Rain or shine, 18+ (pets included)!

 

 

 

Music Arts
A close up of grass.

FLASH: GRASS DJ EVENT

2nd installment of their 𝔾ℝ𝔸𝕊𝕊 series, featuring music, specialty bar, food, vendors, performances, and more!

Learning Arts
Black and white image of a building on a hill with people on the grass.

History Walking Tour at The Parks

Music
A band plays music outside for a crowd.

Rochelle Rice

Rice’s sound leans heavily on solid lyrics, jazz-influenced harmony, and soaring vocals!

Music
People listen to a performance.

Down in the Reeds Music Festival

This year’s special celebration will continue to celebrate the power of music to heal across communities and cultures.

Arts
A dog looks at the camera.

Shepherd Park Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest

The Shepherd Park Citizens Association is hosting its third annual Spet-tacular Halloween Parade and Costume Contest at the dog park at The Parks at Walter Reed.

Eat & Drink Arts
children laugh at an outdoor event.

Holiday Market and Celebration in The Parks

Celebrate the holidays with friends and neighbors on the Marketplace Plaza with a new weekend-long holiday market!

Market
A stall at a farmers market.

Year-Round Farmers Markets Nearby

The Takoma Park Farmers Market is open year-round.

Music Eat & Drink Arts Market
vendor selling at The Parks holiday market

"Mezzanine" Spring Vintage & Vinyl Fair

The region’s best vintage vendors and vinyl record sellers converge at The Parks for a spring kick-off to get you dancing and dreaming of summer!

Music Wellness
woman zumba dancing in the park

Zumba on the Plaza: April-May

Wellness
An outdoor yoga class in the grass.

Yoga Heights Thursday Class

Outdoor, in-person fitness continues this year with community yoga classes every Saturday and Thursday from May to September on the Great Lawn!

Wellness
People do yoga outside in a grassy area.

Yoga Heights Saturdays Class

Outdoor, in-person fitness with community yoga classes every Saturday and Thursday from May to September on the Great Lawn!

Learning Arts Wellness
The Great Lawn during an event

Shepherd Park Garden Tour

Learning
The Great Lawn with a crowd of people.

Community Advisory Meetings

Community meetings related to construction concerns, traffic, connecting residents with employment and business opportunities and a host of other updates.

 

Learning
Battle of Fort Stevens showing tree

Civil War Walking Tour Starting at The Parks 

Learning Arts
A black and white photo of a large lawn.

History Walking Tours at The Parks: May

A new history tour about The Parks at Walter Reed!

Music Eat & Drink
An overhead view of a marketplace.

Bike From Home Day

Come to the Marketplace Plaza for Bike To Work Day!

Wellness

Strength & Cardio with Jess: May/June

Music Eat & Drink

Happy Hours: Music & Dancing

Come mingle and dance on the Marketplace Plaza during our low-key Happy Hours.

Music Eat & Drink Arts
crowd enjoying jazz on the Great Lawn

Jazz in The Parks

The region’s most acclaimed jazz musicians are returning to the ever-popular Jazz in The Parks on the Great Lawn this summer. Come enjoy these laid-back summer evenings.

Music Arts Wellness

East Rock Creek Village: Jazz with James Zimmerman

Eat & Drink
An outdoor area with chairs and tables in front of a building.

Summer Wine Tasting at Kite House

Summer Wine Tasting at Kite House from Pere Wine Bar.

Music Learning Eat & Drink Arts

Home Rule Music Festival

The Home Rule Music Festival is a family-friendly event focused on the music and culture of Washington, DC on June 22.

Music Market

Turning the Page Bookstore Pop-up

Shop for used books, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl at a Carpe Librum pop-up sale.

Wellness

Studio & Cardio With Jess - June Through August

Strength and Cardio on Sundays at the Marketplace Plaza from Yoga Heights Studio.

Market

District Dogs Open House

District Dogs Open House 2-8:45pm with tours and activities

Music

Nü Androids Presents International DJ Group Anjunadeep

Nü Androids will host a special lineup of some of the best names in Progressive and Deep House.

Wellness
woman zumba dancing in the park

Zumba on the Plaza: July

Learning History

Fort Stevens Day 160 Anniversary

The 60th Battle of Fort Stevens Commemoration will be Music and The Defense of the Capital, Saturday, July 13, 2023 (10am – 3pm) at Fort Stevens.

Music Market

Turning the Page Back to School Book Festival

Learning Arts
Black and white image of a building with columns.

History Walking Tour at The Parks: September

A new history tour about The Parks at Walter Reed!

There are no scheduled events for today - but check out our newsletter for information on upcoming events, and feel free to drop by for some impromptu, natural moments.

view events this week

30 Apr

Faction of Fools Presents Missed Connections

Faction of Fools is a family friendly troup that practices Commedia dell’Arte, a style of theater characterized by its use of masks, improvisation, physical comedy, and recognizable character types archetypes.

GO TO EVENT

21 May

Red Bike Theatre Production by Pan Underground

Caridad Svich’s Red Bike is a play about being a child growing up in small town America and figuring out where you stand in a divided country.

GO TO EVENT

15 Sep

Groundbreakings at Aspen Square and The Reynard

Join Us to Celebrate The Parks: Groundbreakings at Aspen Square & The Reynard!

GO TO EVENT

14 Oct

Rorshach Theatre Presents Dracula

“Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really”

GO TO EVENT

15 Apr

Spring Celebration & Egg Roll

GO TO EVENT

3 Jun

BARRE3 Fitness Class

This 60-minute efficient and effective workout combines strength conditioning, cardio and mindfulness.

GO TO EVENT

1 Jul

Day of Service with Housing Up

Housing Up is launching its annual Back to School Drive and this year is focused on ensuring each of the 2,000 children they serve has a backpack full of school supplies that will set them up for success.

GO TO EVENT

20 Jul

The Parks Marketplace: Ribbon Cutting

Join the development team at The Parks at Walter Reed for a community festival and ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the centerpiece of the north side of campus: with new retail, a community plaza, and three new residential buildings!

GO TO EVENT

1 Aug

Playground Popsicle Party

A new playground at The Parks will be opening this month, so join us to celebrate with a cheerful popsicle party on Sunday, August 1, at 4:30 pm.

GO TO EVENT

12 Aug

Washington Bach Consort

Sisters in Harmony: Women of the Baroque, a program of music including several pieces written by women composers of the 17th century

GO TO EVENT

25 Aug

SOME’s Summer Concert with DC Strings

SOME (So Others Might Eat) invites you to attend a special evening of music and fun at the historic Parks at Walter Reed.

GO TO EVENT

9 Sep

Mindfulness on the Great Lawn

Join your friends and neighbors for a 5-week program focused on mindfulness for enhancing creative self expression and compassion.

GO TO EVENT

7 Oct

Flash Grass DJ Event

Featuring music, specialty bar, food, vendors, performances, and more! Rain or shine, 18+ (pets included)!

 

 

 

GO TO EVENT

7 Oct

FLASH: GRASS DJ EVENT

2nd installment of their 𝔾ℝ𝔸𝕊𝕊 series, featuring music, specialty bar, food, vendors, performances, and more!

GO TO EVENT

7 Oct

History Walking Tour at The Parks

GO TO EVENT

9 Oct

Rochelle Rice

Rice’s sound leans heavily on solid lyrics, jazz-influenced harmony, and soaring vocals!

GO TO EVENT

14 Oct

Down in the Reeds Music Festival

This year’s special celebration will continue to celebrate the power of music to heal across communities and cultures.

GO TO EVENT

29 Oct

Shepherd Park Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest

The Shepherd Park Citizens Association is hosting its third annual Spet-tacular Halloween Parade and Costume Contest at the dog park at The Parks at Walter Reed.

GO TO EVENT

2 Dec

Holiday Market and Celebration in The Parks

Celebrate the holidays with friends and neighbors on the Marketplace Plaza with a new weekend-long holiday market!

GO TO EVENT

1 Jan

Year-Round Farmers Markets Nearby

The Takoma Park Farmers Market is open year-round.

GO TO EVENT

28 Apr

"Mezzanine" Spring Vintage & Vinyl Fair

The region’s best vintage vendors and vinyl record sellers converge at The Parks for a spring kick-off to get you dancing and dreaming of summer!

GO TO EVENT

28 Apr

Zumba on the Plaza: April-May

GO TO EVENT

27 Jun

Yoga Heights Thursday Class

Outdoor, in-person fitness continues this year with community yoga classes every Saturday and Thursday from May to September on the Great Lawn!

GO TO EVENT

29 Jun

Yoga Heights Saturdays Class

Outdoor, in-person fitness with community yoga classes every Saturday and Thursday from May to September on the Great Lawn!

GO TO EVENT

5 May

Shepherd Park Garden Tour

GO TO EVENT

8 Jul

Community Advisory Meetings

Community meetings related to construction concerns, traffic, connecting residents with employment and business opportunities and a host of other updates.

 

GO TO EVENT

11 May

Civil War Walking Tour Starting at The Parks 

GO TO EVENT

11 May

History Walking Tours at The Parks: May

A new history tour about The Parks at Walter Reed!

GO TO EVENT

17 May

Bike From Home Day

Come to the Marketplace Plaza for Bike To Work Day!

GO TO EVENT

26 May

Strength & Cardio with Jess: May/June

GO TO EVENT

28 Jun

Happy Hours: Music & Dancing

Come mingle and dance on the Marketplace Plaza during our low-key Happy Hours.

GO TO EVENT

13 Jul

Jazz in The Parks

The region’s most acclaimed jazz musicians are returning to the ever-popular Jazz in The Parks on the Great Lawn this summer. Come enjoy these laid-back summer evenings.

GO TO EVENT

9 Jun

East Rock Creek Village: Jazz with James Zimmerman

GO TO EVENT

18 Jun

Summer Wine Tasting at Kite House

Summer Wine Tasting at Kite House from Pere Wine Bar.

GO TO EVENT

22 Jun

Home Rule Music Festival

The Home Rule Music Festival is a family-friendly event focused on the music and culture of Washington, DC on June 22.

GO TO EVENT

23 Jun

Turning the Page Bookstore Pop-up

Shop for used books, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl at a Carpe Librum pop-up sale.

GO TO EVENT

23 Jun

Studio & Cardio With Jess - June Through August

Strength and Cardio on Sundays at the Marketplace Plaza from Yoga Heights Studio.

GO TO EVENT

28 Jun

District Dogs Open House

District Dogs Open House 2-8:45pm with tours and activities

GO TO EVENT

29 Jun

Nü Androids Presents International DJ Group Anjunadeep

Nü Androids will host a special lineup of some of the best names in Progressive and Deep House.

GO TO EVENT

7 Jul

Zumba on the Plaza: July

GO TO EVENT

13 Jul

Fort Stevens Day 160 Anniversary

The 60th Battle of Fort Stevens Commemoration will be Music and The Defense of the Capital, Saturday, July 13, 2023 (10am – 3pm) at Fort Stevens.

GO TO EVENT

24 Aug

Turning the Page Back to School Book Festival

GO TO EVENT

15 Sep

History Walking Tour at The Parks: September

A new history tour about The Parks at Walter Reed!

GO TO EVENT

Tap to learn more

There are no scheduled events for today - but check out our newsletter for information on upcoming events, and feel free to drop by for some impromptu, natural moments.

view events this week
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Arts
A theater company poster.

Faction of Fools Presents Missed Connections

Faction of Fools is a family friendly troup that practices Commedia dell’Arte, a style of theater characterized by its use of masks, improvisation, physical comedy, and recognizable character types archetypes.

Arts
sunset in the city

Red Bike Theatre Production by Pan Underground

Caridad Svich’s Red Bike is a play about being a child growing up in small town America and figuring out where you stand in a divided country.

Learning Eat & Drink
A busy street corner.

Groundbreakings at Aspen Square and The Reynard

Join Us to Celebrate The Parks: Groundbreakings at Aspen Square & The Reynard!

Arts
rorshach theatre dracula

Rorshach Theatre Presents Dracula

“Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really”

Learning Eat & Drink
crowd on a sunny day on the Great Lawn

Spring Celebration & Egg Roll

Wellness
fitness class on the Great Lawn

BARRE3 Fitness Class

This 60-minute efficient and effective workout combines strength conditioning, cardio and mindfulness.

A group of people outside hold a sign that says 'housing up'.

Day of Service with Housing Up

Housing Up is launching its annual Back to School Drive and this year is focused on ensuring each of the 2,000 children they serve has a backpack full of school supplies that will set them up for success.

Confetti is floating through the air.

The Parks Marketplace: Ribbon Cutting

Join the development team at The Parks at Walter Reed for a community festival and ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the centerpiece of the north side of campus: with new retail, a community plaza, and three new residential buildings!

Eat & Drink
A crowd gathers for a ribbon cutting for a playground.

Playground Popsicle Party

A new playground at The Parks will be opening this month, so join us to celebrate with a cheerful popsicle party on Sunday, August 1, at 4:30 pm.

Music
Washington Bach Consort.

Washington Bach Consort

Sisters in Harmony: Women of the Baroque, a program of music including several pieces written by women composers of the 17th century

Music
DC Strings concert, instrument

SOME’s Summer Concert with DC Strings

SOME (So Others Might Eat) invites you to attend a special evening of music and fun at the historic Parks at Walter Reed.

Learning Wellness
A person smiles at the camera holding his heart and stomach.

Mindfulness on the Great Lawn

Join your friends and neighbors for a 5-week program focused on mindfulness for enhancing creative self expression and compassion.

Music
A flyer for an event.

Flash Grass DJ Event

Featuring music, specialty bar, food, vendors, performances, and more! Rain or shine, 18+ (pets included)!

 

 

 

Music Arts
A close up of grass.

FLASH: GRASS DJ EVENT

2nd installment of their 𝔾ℝ𝔸𝕊𝕊 series, featuring music, specialty bar, food, vendors, performances, and more!

Learning Arts
Black and white image of a building on a hill with people on the grass.

History Walking Tour at The Parks

Music
A band plays music outside for a crowd.

Rochelle Rice

Rice’s sound leans heavily on solid lyrics, jazz-influenced harmony, and soaring vocals!

Music
People listen to a performance.

Down in the Reeds Music Festival

This year’s special celebration will continue to celebrate the power of music to heal across communities and cultures.

Arts
A dog looks at the camera.

Shepherd Park Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest

The Shepherd Park Citizens Association is hosting its third annual Spet-tacular Halloween Parade and Costume Contest at the dog park at The Parks at Walter Reed.

Eat & Drink Arts
children laugh at an outdoor event.

Holiday Market and Celebration in The Parks

Celebrate the holidays with friends and neighbors on the Marketplace Plaza with a new weekend-long holiday market!

Market
A stall at a farmers market.

Year-Round Farmers Markets Nearby

The Takoma Park Farmers Market is open year-round.

Music Eat & Drink Arts Market
vendor selling at The Parks holiday market

"Mezzanine" Spring Vintage & Vinyl Fair

The region’s best vintage vendors and vinyl record sellers converge at The Parks for a spring kick-off to get you dancing and dreaming of summer!

Music Wellness
woman zumba dancing in the park

Zumba on the Plaza: April-May

Wellness
An outdoor yoga class in the grass.

Yoga Heights Thursday Class

Outdoor, in-person fitness continues this year with community yoga classes every Saturday and Thursday from May to September on the Great Lawn!

Wellness
People do yoga outside in a grassy area.

Yoga Heights Saturdays Class

Outdoor, in-person fitness with community yoga classes every Saturday and Thursday from May to September on the Great Lawn!

Learning Arts Wellness
The Great Lawn during an event

Shepherd Park Garden Tour

Learning
The Great Lawn with a crowd of people.

Community Advisory Meetings

Community meetings related to construction concerns, traffic, connecting residents with employment and business opportunities and a host of other updates.

 

Learning
Battle of Fort Stevens showing tree

Civil War Walking Tour Starting at The Parks 

Learning Arts
A black and white photo of a large lawn.

History Walking Tours at The Parks: May

A new history tour about The Parks at Walter Reed!

Music Eat & Drink
An overhead view of a marketplace.

Bike From Home Day

Come to the Marketplace Plaza for Bike To Work Day!

Wellness

Strength & Cardio with Jess: May/June

Music Eat & Drink

Happy Hours: Music & Dancing

Come mingle and dance on the Marketplace Plaza during our low-key Happy Hours.

Music Eat & Drink Arts
crowd enjoying jazz on the Great Lawn

Jazz in The Parks

The region’s most acclaimed jazz musicians are returning to the ever-popular Jazz in The Parks on the Great Lawn this summer. Come enjoy these laid-back summer evenings.

Music Arts Wellness

East Rock Creek Village: Jazz with James Zimmerman

Eat & Drink
An outdoor area with chairs and tables in front of a building.

Summer Wine Tasting at Kite House

Summer Wine Tasting at Kite House from Pere Wine Bar.

Music Learning Eat & Drink Arts

Home Rule Music Festival

The Home Rule Music Festival is a family-friendly event focused on the music and culture of Washington, DC on June 22.

Music Market

Turning the Page Bookstore Pop-up

Shop for used books, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl at a Carpe Librum pop-up sale.

Wellness

Studio & Cardio With Jess - June Through August

Strength and Cardio on Sundays at the Marketplace Plaza from Yoga Heights Studio.

Market

District Dogs Open House

District Dogs Open House 2-8:45pm with tours and activities

Music

Nü Androids Presents International DJ Group Anjunadeep

Nü Androids will host a special lineup of some of the best names in Progressive and Deep House.

Wellness
woman zumba dancing in the park

Zumba on the Plaza: July

Learning History

Fort Stevens Day 160 Anniversary

The 60th Battle of Fort Stevens Commemoration will be Music and The Defense of the Capital, Saturday, July 13, 2023 (10am – 3pm) at Fort Stevens.

Music Market

Turning the Page Back to School Book Festival

Learning Arts
Black and white image of a building with columns.

History Walking Tour at The Parks: September

A new history tour about The Parks at Walter Reed!

past events