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3501 New York Ave NE
Washington, DC, 20002
United States



Programs & Events Schedule

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Summer Evenings in the Meadow - Celerating our 45th with music!
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Evenings in the Meadow - Celerating our 45th with music!

Help Washington Youth Garden celebrate their 45th Anniversary with the Band Rocknoceros and Free Popsicles on July 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join us for a kids concert (and for kids at heart!) and help us celebrate WYG's 45th Anniversary!

Music in the Meadow returns Thursday, July 14, and and we're kicking off with Rocknoceros! Rocknoceros, featuring Coach, Williebob, and Boogie Bennie, entertain tens of thousands of fans throughout the country and have gained national recognition. We will have free popsicles to help celebrate the Washington Youth Garden's 45th Anniversary. Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chair and blanket, and enjoy a summer evening at the Arboretum. Click here for more information on the 2016 Summer Concert Series. 
Admission is free, but please email to RSVP.

Sorry, dogs and alcohol are not permitted. There will not be a rain date. Please enter through the R Street NE Gate (GPS 2400 R Street, NE Washington DC 20002) and head to the Great Meadow.

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2016 Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit
9:00 AM09:00

2016 Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit

For students in grades 4-8 and their teachers.

The Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit is a city-wide showcase that spotlights youth voice, demonstrates environmental literacy, and encourages stewardship for the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.

By exemplifying an ethic of stewardship and responsible action, the Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit emphasizes youth leadership and innovation. Each year, approximately 400 District students are invited to attend this outdoor event, where they interact with environmental educators from numerous public and private organizations and engage in hands-on learning experiences.

In 2016, the following exciting presentations are planned:

  • Citizen science BioBlitz activity
  • Ceremonial tree planting for National Parks Service’s Centennial
  • Student presentations for the Caring for Our Watershed competition
  • Interpretive boat rides on the Anacostia River with the Anacostia Watershed Society, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Anacostia RiverKeeper
  • More than 20 environmental activity stations

Location: Anacostia Park, SE DC, near the skating pavilion on Anacostia Drive.


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Earth Day Celebration at the U.S. Botanic Garden
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Day Celebration at the U.S. Botanic Garden

Washington Youth Garden will be celebrating Earth Day at the U.S. Botanic Garden this Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come enjoy engaging hands-on activities (we're making seed necklaces!) and meet with representatives of environmental organizations from throughout the region.

Drop by and learn all the ways that you can make the planet a healthier place and become a more active steward of the plants that support life on earth!

For more information, click here:


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1:00 PM13:00

Anacostia River Festival

The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the Anacostia River Festival, a premier event and official closing of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s Festival celebrates the river and connecting people to parks in recognition of the National Park Service’s Centennial. Activities include: hands-on art projects, fishing workshops, kayaking and canoeing, bike parades, drumming circles, trail rides, live music and performances, and other activities for people of all ages. Held in Anacostia Park, this free event encourages District residents and tourists alike to explore communities and parks east of the river. Metro: Anacostia Station (green line). Free shuttles will run from Anacostia and Eastern Market metro stations to the Festival site. Free bike valet.

Washington Youth Garden is only one of the organizations partnering this year, hosting an information tent about who we are, what we do, and with a couple fun things to share (games and smoothies, naturally!).

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11:00 AM11:00

WYG's Chipotle Fundraiser


Make eating a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Washington Youth Garden. Just come to any Washington DC Chipotle on Tuesday, March 29 from 11AM to 10PM. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to make sure 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Washington Youth Garden!

Want to help us but don't know where the nearest Chipotle location is to you?
 Don't worry, we've got you covered!

  • Woodley Park: 2600 Connecticut Ave NW
  • M Street: 19th and M St NW
  • Tenleytown: 4301 Wisconsin Ave., NW
  • Dupont Circle: 1629 Connecticut Ave NW
  • Chinatown (next to the Verizon Center)
  • Georgetown: M Street between Wisconsin and Potomac St
  • Union Station: West Hall
  • Union Station Food Court
  • Columbia Heights: 14th and Kenyon
  • Glover Park: 2338 Wisconsin Ave NW
  • CityVista: 5th and L St.
  • Cleveland Park: 3420 Connecticut Ave NW
  • Barracks Row (Eastern Market, 8th Street)
  • Rhode Island Row
  • GW: Mall at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave
  • Logan Circle (14th Street and P)
  • Howard University: Georgia Ave and Bryant St NW
  • Catholic University: Monroe St. and 7th St NE
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