Tonight: Join Us at the 202Creates Kickoff

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Muriel Bowser Ward 4



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John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Rashad Young

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Ronald R. Ross

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Lamont Akins

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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August 29, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 35

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Tonight, I hope you will join me at the kickoff of 202Creates—our month-long celebration of DC's talented and diverse creative community. Every year, 202Creates is one of the most exciting celebrations in our city—a unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on the artists, makers, and entrepreneurs who keep DC creative.

We launched 202Creates in Septembmer 2016 to amplify and celebrate DC's creative culture. Tonight, for the fourth year in a row, we'll celebrate with music, art, dancing, and more.

And tonight's celebration is just the beginning. In addition to tonight's event and many others, I hope you will also celebrate our creative community at:

  • Labor Day Weekend Music Festival, a two-night, free concert event featuring local artists in a variety of musical genres, hosted by radio personality Tony Richards. | 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., August 31 and September 1, at the historic Lincoln Theatre 
  • John F. Kennedy Center REACH Center Festival, celebrating the newly expanded campus with free events. | September 7-22, at the Kennedy Center
  • Art All Night, the District’s only free all-night arts festival, featuring local artists and highlighting the area’s best visual and performing arts exhibits, workshops, and performances. | 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., September 14 across eight DC neighborhoods: Congress Heights, Deanwood Heights, Dupont Circle, H Street, Minnesota Ave, North Capitol, Shaw, and Tenleytown
  • 202Creates Sound of Family & Fun Festival, featuring performances, food vendors, and activities for children, hosted by DJ Dirty Rico and Britt Waters. | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., September 28, at 2241 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE

For a complete list of events, visit


Muriel Bowser
202 Creates Kickoff

Learn more about tonight's 202Creates kickoff. 

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Learn more and RSVP at

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