DAY GLOW Paint Party @ RFK- Lot 8

Start: April 14, 2012 7:00 pm

End: April 15, 2012 12:00 am

Cost: General admission – $42.50; VIP – $75

Venue: RFK Stadium Festival Grounds – Lot 8

Address: 2400 East Capitol Street, SE,Washington,DC,United States, 20003

“The World’s Largest Paint Party” returns to the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. The show fuses high-energy music, art, dance and paint into one exciting combination. Persons 18 and older will be admitted only. Valid photo ID must be presented upon entry.

VIP ticket includes: Express entry, VIP bag, DAYGLOW CD, Towel, 16 oz. paint bottle, DAYGLOW shirt, DAYGLOW shades

Event takes place rain or shine. For more information, please visit www.dayglowtour.com.

Please note: Event is SOLD OUT.

If music volume or parking becomes an issue, please call 311.

Thanks, Lisa White- ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park

DC Roller Girls Event @ DC Armory

Start: April 14, 2012 4:00 pm

End: April 14, 2012 7:30 pm

Cost: $12 for ages 12+; $6 for kids 6-11; FREE for kids under age 6

Venue: DC Armory

Address:2001 East Capitol Street, SE,Washington,DC,United States, 20003

Doors open at 3 p.m. and the action begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, please visit www.dcrollergirls.com.

Bout 1: DC All-Stars vs. Port Authorities (Maine)
Bout 2: DC Demoncats vs. Majority Whips

Events DC: March 2012 Calendar of Events

Event: DC United v. Kansas City (season opener)                                                 Attendance:  10,000 – 15,000           

Location: RFK Stadium       

Event Date and Time: 03/10/2012 – 03/10/2012 @ 7:30PM 

Event Description: Tickets range from $23-$52. For tickets or more information, please visit. www.dcunited.com.

Event: 2012 SunTrust Rock-n-Roll Marathon Health & Fitness Expo Nation’s Capital Marathon

Attendance: 40,000

Location: Entire RFK Campus and DC Armory

Event Date and Time: 03/15/2012 – 03/17/2012 @ 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Event Description: During the race weekend over 70 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more. Runners and the general public can pick up some last-minute race essentials before race day. All runners must visit the expo to pick up their race number, swag bag and t-shirt. The Health & Fitness Expo is open to the public. Admission is free.  For complete information, visit http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/usa

  

Event: Rock ‘n’ RollMarathon Finish Line Festival and Post Race Concert

Attendance: 40,000

Location: RFK Stadium Festival Grounds

Event Date and Time: 03/17/2012 – 03/17/2012 @ 8:00AM – 2:00PM      

Event Description: After crossing the finish line, runners and their family/friends can enjoy a free post-race concert.

 

 Event: DC Rollergirls

Attendance: 1,500 – 2,000

Location: DC Armory

Event Date and Time: 03/18/2012 – 03/18/2012 @ 4:00pm

Event Description: The DC Rollergirls are the National Capital Region’s only women’s flat-track roller derby league. 

FIRST BOUT 4:00 PM:
DC All-Stars vs. TBD

SECOND BOUT 5:45 PM:
Cherry Blossom Bombshells vs. Scare Force One

Doors open at 3 p.m. and the action begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6-11 and free for kids 5 and under.  Tickets are available at the door or for advance purchase online.

 

Event: ShamrockFest ‘12

Attendance: 27,000

Location: Lots 6, 7, 8

Event Date and Time: 03/24/2012 – 03/24/2012 @ 1:00PM – 9:00PM

Event Description: ShamrockFest returns to the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds with 50 bands and DJs on 10 stages. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. The non-stop music begins at 1 p.m. and includes a headline performance by popular Irish rock band Dropkick Murphys.  ’Fest activities also include a carnival-style amusement area, huge tented activity areas and food and craft vendors.  Open to leprechauns of all ages, the nation’s hottest St. Patty’s day festival is a can’t-miss party on the March calendar. Tickets are available at www.shamrockfest.com.

  

Event: DC United v. FC Dallas

Attendance: 10,000 – 15,000

Location: RFK Stadium

Event Date and Time: 03/30/2012 – 03/30/2012 @ 7:30pm

Event Description: Major League Soccer Game

Ticket prices range from $23-$52.  For tickets or more information, please visit www.dcunited.com

 

 

Suntrust Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Information

Rock 'n' Roll USA

Rock ‘n’Roll USA RoadClosures

Please save the date for the SunTrust Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon on Saturday, March 17

The race will start near RFK Stadium at C and 19th Streets NE and complete a tour of many of our Capital’s most majestic sights before returning to finish on East Capitol Street at Armory Mall. Visit our website to view the course map, download road closure times, and explore the course with our interactive road closure map.  More information on access lanes, alternate routes and no parking zones will be available in the coming weeks.

If you are affiliated with a community group or business near the course, please share this information with your neighbors and/or employees.

You’re invited to get involved with this exciting event!  Spectators are encouraged to line the route to cheer thousands of runners and walkers towards the finish line. Volunteer opportunities are available at the pre-race Expo, Thursday-Friday, March 15-16 at the DC Armory, and on race day, Saturday, March 17, along the course and in the start and finish line areas.  Please sign up online.

Thank you,

Community Relations Department
SunTrust Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon
Saturday, March 17, 2012
http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/usa/road-closures

RFK Skateboard Park

Below is an article about RFK Skateboard Park posted on TBD All Over Washington. As most of you may know….we have been waiting for the Skateboard to open to the community. At the last stakeholder meeting in January, the Event DC staff stated that the Skate Park will open this Spring. Lets keep our fingers crossed!

Take care,

Lisa White

The Maloof Money Cup, which hosts pro-am skateboarding contests in the U.S. and abroad, offers a pretty sweet deal to its host cities: Give us a place to hold our event, and we’ll build a world-class skate park for your community to enjoy in perpetuity. D.C. took them up on their offer, and last year a 15,000-square-foot park, inspired by a certain skater hangout–cum–Occupy camp, was constructed in the parking lot of RFK Stadium. It was completed in time for the competition, which took place over a steaming Labor Day weekend and was, apparently, a success.

Then the park closed, and it’s been that way ever since.

There were whispers, mere weeks after the Maloof Money Cup, that the park was going to be torn down. Dave McKenna addressed those rumors in City Paper; Teri Washington, a spokeswoman for Events DC, which controls RFK and its grounds, told him that “the skate park is being landscaped and then opening up to the public next month.”

That was in October. So I emailedWashingtonseveral questions, and received this response:

The skate park is absolutely not being torn down. The park is scheduled to open this spring. Following the Maloof Money Cup, modifications to the grounds needed to be made before being opened for public use. As the date approaches, we will have announce when the park will be open.

In a follow-up conversation, she said that although the park itself was finished in time, the surrounding grounds weren’t. And the landscaping to which she refers is not, say, planting bushes and trees, but rather leveling and paving the lot’s surface. (D.C. is spending around $200,000 on site work, according to Washington, and also pays for maintenance. Maloof only funded the park itself, which, if the one they built in New York is any indication, cost around $1 million.)

Still, that site work probably shouldn’t take five months — unless you consider that the work requires permits from D.C., which is rarely a speedy process. Now Events DC is hoping to open the park this spring, butWashingtonis cautious enough not to name a specific month.

Meanwhile, the skateboarding community waits. “We get skate kids all day, and they’re always asking, ‘When is it going to open?,'” says Tom Lim, co-manager of Palace 5ive, a skate shop on 14th Street NW. “They don’t understand.” Many of them are content to grind at the Shaw Skate Park, which was renovated last year, but others are doing what skaters have done since the ’70s, when the Z-Boys sneaked into backyards and dropped into empty swimming pools.

“I know a lot of kids just break into it anyway,” Lim says about the park at RFK. “They just hop the fence.”

UPDATE: Asked about the cost of building the skate park, Tim McFerran, president of the Maloof Money Cup, emailed me that “it was expensive and think when it’s all said and done with the grass and excavation it will cost about a million dollars.” As for if or when Maloof is returning to D.C. — they signed a multi-year agreement last year — he said “future Maloof events will be announced next month.”