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Ahead of ļž–”÷Ī≤•appSpring Break, Mayor Bowser Encourages Families to Explore Programming for Kids and Teens

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

(Washington, DC) – With the DC ļž–”÷Ī≤•app Schools’ (DCPS) Spring Break just around the corner, from April 15 through April 19, Mayor Muriel Bowser is encouraging families to take advantage of programming through the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and DC ļž–”÷Ī≤•app Libraries (DCPL) that keep children and teens safe and engaged while they are out of school. DPR is specifically inviting teens to take advantage of Teen Break Time programming, which caters to teenagers and provides safe spaces to gather, socialize, and play. Get the full list of DPR’s Teen Break Time activities on the . For a full list of DCPL’s events, visit .   
 
As a reminder, on Tuesday, April 16, District Government will observe DC Emancipation Day and indoor recreation facilities will be closed. However, DPR?outdoor parks, playgrounds, athletic courts, and fields will be open. All previously permitted events on these outdoor spaces will take place as scheduled. Nine indoor pools will be open across the District: Marie Reed, Takoma, Roosevelt, Turkey Thicket, William H. Rumsey, Deanwood, Ballou, Barry Farm, and Ferebee-Hope. Three DCPS-based pools, Marie Reed, Roosevelt, and Ballou, which are usually closed during the day to serve the school, will be open to the public all day. For hours of individual pools, please visit . 
 
DPR Community ļž–”÷Ī≤•apps and Activities 
 
Teen Open Gym 
The following recreation center gymnasiums will be open for teens to shoot hoops and engage in open play: Bald Eagle, Barry Farm, Benning Stoddert, Columbia Heights, Deanwood, Edgewood, Emery Heights, Ferebee Hope, Fort Davis, Fort Stanton, Glover Park, Hillcrest, Joseph Cole, Kenilworth, King-Greenleaf, Lamond, North Michigan Park, Raymond, Ridge Road, Riggs-LaSalle, Shepherd Park, Sherwood, Trinidad, Turkey Thicket, and Woody Ward. For dates and times, visit?. 
 
Kennedy Recreation Center Grand Re-Opening (All ages)  

  • When: Monday, April 15, 11:30 am
  • Where: Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW)  

  
Matinee Movies (Ages 13+ or accompanied by adult) 
Outdoor movies will be shown at 1 pm on the big screen.  

  • When: Monday, April 15 (Creed III); Wednesday, April 17 (Space Jam New Legacy); Thursday, April 18 (Super Mario Bros); Friday, April 19 (Across the Spider-Verse)  
  • Where: Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW)  

  
Kickball Tournament (All ages) 

  • When: Monday, April 15, 12 pm
  • Where: King Greenleaf Recreation Center (201 N Street, SW)  

  
River Cleanup at Diamond Teague Park (All ages) 

  • When: Tuesday, April 16, 10 am
  • Where: Diamond Teague Park (100 Potomac Avenue, SE)  

  
Spring Break Bash (All ages) 

  • When: Wednesday, April 17, 11 am
  • Where: New York Avenue Recreation Center (100 N Street, NW)  

  
Capture the Flag: Gel Blaster Battle (Ages 6-12) 

  • When: Wednesday, April 17, 12 pm
  • Where: King Greenleaf Recreation Center (201 N Street, SW)  

  
Kennedy Community Bike Ride (All ages) 

  • When: Wednesday, April 17, 4 pm
  • Where: Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW)  

  
Go-Go Skate Party (All ages) 

  • When: Wednesday, April 17, 5 pm
  • Where: Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW)  

  
Earth Week Garden Party (All ages) 

  • When: Thursday, April 18, 1 pm
  • Where: King Greenleaf Recreation Center (201 N Street, SW)  

  
DPR Program Showcase (All ages) 

  • When: Thursday, April 18, 2 pm
  • Where: Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW)  

  
Nerf Wars / Z-Tag (All ages) 

  • When: Thursday, April 18, 6 pm
  • Where: Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW)  

  
Pump It Up Palace (All ages) 

  • When: Friday, April 19, 1 pm
  • Where: Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW)  

  
Go-Go Karaoke (All ages) 

  • When: Friday, April 19, 6 pm
  • Where: Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW)  

  
Roving Leaders Spring Break Hoops Classic (All ages) 

  • When: Saturday, April 20, 11 am
  • Where: Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW)  

  
Emery Heights Celebrity Basketball Game (All ages) 

  • When: Saturday, April 20, 12 pm
  • Where: Emery Heights Community Center (5701 Georgia Avenue, NW)  

  
Southwest Garden Fest (All ages) 

  • When: Saturday, April 20, 12 pm
  • Where: King Greenleaf Recreation Center (201 N Street, SW)  

  
eGaming (Ages 13+) 
  
Deanwood Aquatic Center (1350 49th Street, NE)  

  • Monday, April 15; Wednesday, April 17; & Friday, April 19, 6 - 8:30 pm 

  
Raymond Recreation Center (3725 10th Street, NW)  

  • Thursday, April 18, 3 - 8 pm

  
DPR Aquatics ļž–”÷Ī≤•apps (Ages 13+) 
 
Deanwood Aquatic Center (1350 49th Street, NE)  

  • Aqua Kickboxing - Monday, April 15, 2 pm. & Friday, April 19, 2 pm

  
Takoma Aquatic Center (300 Van Buren Street, NW)  

  • HydroBoard - Monday, April 15, 1:30  pm & Friday, April 19, 1:30 pm .  
  • Tabata Aqua Dance - Thursday, April 18, 1:30 pm  

Ferebee Hope Aquatic Center (700 Yuma Street, SE)  

  • Tabata Aqua Dance - Wednesday, April 17, 1:30 pm

  
Turkey Thicket Aquatic Center (1100 Michigan Avenue, NE)  

  • Indoor Kayaking - Wednesday, April 17, 1:30 pm

  
Barry Farm Recreation Center (1230 Sumner Road, SE)  

  • Water Volleyball - Thursday, April 18, 2 pm

  
DCPL Community ļž–”÷Ī≤•apps  
 
Alma W. Thomas: Imagine That! (Ages 13+) 

  • When: Sunday, April 14, 2 pm
  • Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St, NW) 

 
Know Your Power Residency with Imagination Stage (Ages 13-19) 
An arts and writing workshop series for teens 

  • When: Thursday, April 18, 4 pm
  • Where: Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Neighborhood Library (5401 South Dakota Ave, NE) 

Third Annual Day of Play at RFK! – Presented by ļž–”÷Ī≤•apps DC and Giant
Residents are invited to Day of Play at RFK presented by Giant Food with friends, family, or neighbors during Spring Break 2024. ļž–”÷Ī≤•apps DC will host this free, field-based event to gather adults and youth in DC for a day of fun, family-friendly competition, featuring music, food trucks, and activities for all ages. Assemble your squad of friends, teammates, or family and create your team of adults, youth, or both and come play! Teams can be co-ed. Registration is required, but the event is free. All youth must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.

  • When: Tuesday, April 16, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Fields at RFK Campus, 401 Oklahoma Avenue NE
  • Register and learn more at .
     

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