Juneteenth Celebration

The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 19 at the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (1100 Michigan Ave, Washington, DC, 20017). We will engage in mindfulness activities, yoga, arts and crafts, and more from 10am – 12pm. The event is open to all families and students.

Juneteenth is the oldest national celebration commemorating the end of slavery and June is national Pride Month, which promotes the affirmation and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. This event seeks to highlight the importance of intersectionality, centering the unique experiences of our LGBTQ+ Black youth and to affirm them.

Below are details for the event:

WHEN: Saturday, June 19 (10am – 12pm)

WHERE: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (1100 Michigan Ave, Washington, DC, 20017)

REGISTRATION LINK: http://bit.ly/2TbHqdK

Note: We will gather in the grass area adjacent to the Rec Center.

CLOSEST METRO STOP: Brookland Metro CUA (Red line)


  • 10th St NE + Randolph St NE
  • 12th St + Michigan Ave
  • Michigan Ave NE + 12th St NE
  • Quincy St NE + 12th St NE
  • Brookland-CUA; Fort Totten

PARKING: Recreation Center and Street Parking

Some reminders on what to wear and bring:

  • Wear comfortable clothing suitable for yoga or other physical activities
  • If you are not vaccinated, please bring a mask
  • A yoga mat (if you have one), though we will provide temporary mats to guests

Register NOW for our #Juneteenth Celebration! @DCSBOE @Ward5EEc @dcpspublicschools @FriendshipPCS @DCOmbuds @DC_Advocate invite you for a day of fun in the sun to meet and celebrate our LGBTQ+ Black Youth. Don’t forget your mat & a friend as we come together to focus on the intersectionality of race and sexuality.

DCIAA Free Physical Day – Sat, June 12 – Eastern HS

The DCIAA is proud to announce the return of our free physical day for student-athletes. This is a great opportunity for students to complete their paperwork and become eligible for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. Students will need a valid physical on file to participate in any athletic activities over the summer or during the school year.


When: Saturday, June 12 from 8:30am-1:30pm. No registration is needed.

Where: Eastern High School (1700 E Capitol St NE). Parking is available behind the school on A St.

Who: All returning and incoming student-athletes (grades 4-12 in school year 2021-22).

How to Prepare: Parents must complete and sign Part 1 of the Universal Health Certificate (UHC). Students must bring this document with them to the free physical day.