What's Happening in Anacostia
Anacostia Arts Center is thrilled to bring Good As Green to Historic Anacostia. In what has been a food desert for far too long, this nationally sought after vegan pop-up, will undoubtedly bring an alternative experience, to a community that is lacking in healthy options.

Throughout the month of June, founder and former personal trainer Najla T. Williams, will prepare vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes for customers who have eagerly awaited new food choices in the neighborhood.

Come through and bring a friend!

Hours of operation: Tue-Fri from 8AM - 2PM and 4PM - 7PM
Sat 11AM - 4PM
Sun 11AM - 3PM
The goal for the program is to use hip-hop as a means to create career skills in the music and creative arts industries.
-Gain introductory knowledge of respective discipline-
-Become conversant in hip hop vocabulary
-Gain historical perspectives on the culture of hip-hop
-Experience live performance
-Create original content
-Gain professional skills for music and entertainment
-Interpersonal skills (teamwork, discipline, work ethics)

Classes Offered:

Age range: 12-17 years old
Class size: 4-6 participants per class
Class span: Tuesdays and Thursdays for two hours (between 10am-6pm) June 19-August 16 with a final performance on August 18 at 7pm.

Class fee: $50 refundable fee (to be refunded after the final performance if student is present for 100% of the classes and performance)
Did you see us on TV?
On Friday May 25 Anacostia was the kick off location for the annual Fox 5 Zip Trip.
The day was filled with fun and community love. Check out clips HERE
And now the events...
A Reading & Discussion with Monica Jahan Bose
June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Duende @ MahoganyBooks for a special reading & discussion with Monica Jahan Bose, author of  Rising Up To Climate Change: Storytelling with Saris . Monica Jahan Bose is Bangladeshi-American artist, lawyer, and activist whose practice includes painting, performance, photography, film, and writing.

MahoganyBooks Presents: An Evening with Kwame Alexander and Randy Preston
June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm RSVP HERE
MahoganyBooks Presents Indie/Penned Featuring Pastor Mia K. Wright
June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm RSVP HERE
Single ticket: 35.00
Couples ticket: 65.00
VIP-single: 50
VIP-couples: 95.00
Tickets are $5 more at the Door.
June 9 @ 9:00 pm - June 10
$35 – $100
Sensoria is a night-time visual and performing arts event. Come and enjoy the works of local artists such as painters, drawers, and mixed media along with a full multi-genre dance concert choreographed by DaRyus O’Neil and performed by New Renaissance Performing Arts Company. The night includes the chance to win a painting, done live by Luther from LW Arts. Art lovers and enthusiasts alike, come, indulge your senses with Sensoria.
Social Sundays - Every Sunday
Free community kick back in the Den Reading Room & Artist Exchange. Relax and ready yourself for the week ahead.
Every Sunday from 12-4PM

Guided meditation from 3-4PM

@theDenReadingRoom (inside the Anacostia Arts Center).
MahoganyBooks Presents Indie/Penned Featuring La’Verne Washington
June 10 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 pm RSVP HERE
MahoganyBooks & Duende District Community Book Discussion Featuring Barracoon
June 12 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm RSVP HERE
The People’s Free Film Festival
June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Showcase of documentaries about past and present agents of social change. The feature presentation will be Passin’ It On.
The Cost of Criminalized Blackness: A Community Conversation
June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On the eve of Juneteenth, please join Black Lives Matter DC, Keep DC 4 Me, and Stop Police Terror Project-DC for a community conversation on decriminalizing blackness.
Come and engage in a candid discussion surrounding the legacy of struggle, strength and joy in the black community. Free food, childcare and an interpreter will be available. Come out and get free with us!
The Den Reading Room & Artist Exchange presents:
Young Yogis with certified instructor Autumn Bailey.
Every 1st & 3rd Saturdays @ 10AM for 3-5yrs, 11AM 6-8yrs 11:45AM 9-14yrs
$7 per child No drop off - $2 mat rental.

Every 4th Saturday: Age with Grace
Chair Fitness with Tiera Michelle Fitness
55+ 10:00AM $7
MahoganyBooks Presents: A Book Launch & Author Signing Featuring Victoria Christopher Murray
June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm RSVP HERE
All The Way Live Tuesdays!
All The Way Live Tuesdays presents Dr. Badlove and the Remedies
June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Badlove and the Remedies is a homegrown band from DC. Blending deep funk, hip-hop, dancehall riddims and go-go beats with live vocals, smooth electronic guitar, bass, synthesizer rifts and infectious digital drumming, Dr. Badlove consists of Washington groomed musician’s multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Barrie Williams, drummer/singer Phil Marnell; lead singer/rapper Chris Bulbulia, and singer/dancer Rachel Johnson.
When You Support Anacostia Arts Center…
You Sustain Anacostia Arts.
For over 5 years the Anacostia Arts Center has been the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Historic Anacostia.

Between Anacostia Arts Center and our sister programs— In 2017 we:
  • Welcomed Over 25,000 people through our doors.
  • Provided Over 2,000 hours of Free Creative Programming.
  • Impacted 135 Artists with Compensation, Services, and Opportunities.
  • Supported, Incubated and Housed 258 Small Business.

As the city changes, we consistently serve the bright and vibrant neighborhood of Historic Anacostia. And we need your help to thrive! Your gift, no matter how big or small, ensures that Anacostia Arts Center continues to be a home for arts, culture and small businesses.

Join the Family — Become a Member
AAC members enjoy exclusive benefits such as access to pre-sale tickets, special event invitations and more. As a member you are directly responsible for sustaining arts activation for all residents East of the River. Check out the benefits HERE