This year’s NSO In Your Neighborhood program heads to the vibrant Southeast and Southwest areas of Washington, D.C. — bringing a week’s worth of free chamber music, orchestral concerts, educational events for the entire family, and much more!
Health & Fitness Expo is at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. All events are FREE, including rock climbing, health screenings, virtual games and exercises, demos and more. Check this page frequently for schedule updates!
9:30am AND 10:30am: Harambe with Baba Ras D at Bloombars
Think of it as your little one’s first opportunity to express his or her voice (into a microphone), dance, play a drum or percussion instrument, shout, or sing-along to songs that build character, confidence and community.With more than 10 years of experience in youth development, education and conflict resolution, program instructor Baba Ras D’s “Harambe” is a morning jolt of inspiration for parents, caregivers and children. Recommended for ages 0 to 7 years. $7 per child $3 per adult suggested donation.
9:45am-12:45pm: Imagination Stage Summer Camp Sampler
Try a sample camp on us! Get an up-close-and-personal taste of what camp is like at Imagination Stage. We promise you’ll have a blast! Sample camps are about 20 minutes in length, except for our Musical Production Camp Sampler and Filmmaking Sampler. Our Musical Production Camp Samplers run for 45 minutes, while our Filmmaking Sampler is structured as an “open house” where students and parents can drop-in over the course of an hour.
10:00am-11:00am: First Studio: Story + Workshop at The Kreeger
Children are invited to use their imagination as they explore the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of The Kreeger Museum. Each program includes a gallery tour, a story and a hands-on art-making experience. Adult companion required and art-making attire recommended. $10 register online. To get a glimpse into the program see my review here.
10:30am: Happy New Year with The Great Zucchini at Jammin Java
The Great Zucchini, Washington’s funniest and most magical PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN entertainer, performs a colorful magic show where every child is a star and guaranteed to laugh! Experience the excitement of the children when they get to learn a magic trick at the end of show! For over 12 years, The Great Zucchini has been entertaining young children as a magician and preschool teacher. He performs his hands-on, interactive magic shows to more that 250 groups a year. His experience, coupled with his gentle nature and wacky facial expressions, makes kids immediately feel comfortable and ready to laugh.
4:30pm: Tots & Tykes Yoga at Lemon Tree Playgroup
Tots & Tykes Yoga classes are designed to introduce body awareness and movement concepts to children from crawlers through age 4 using songs, rhymes, and games. Children learn basic poses and simple breathing techniques through creative play. This Saturday class runs from 4:30-5:15pm. Registration for the single class is $16. Caregivers are required to attend and encouraged to participate. No yoga mat or experience is required.
1:30pm: Gustafer Yellowgold at Jammin Java
Enjoy his unique blend of live music and moving image– check out the video below. Parents you may be entertained as well as Gustafer Yellowgold has performed as the support act for WILCO and The Polyphonic Spree.