We’re so thankful for all the publicity we received. In time for the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Washington Post online mentioned the Anacostia Arts Center in their list of places to “…get your Star Wars fix in DC!”
The December edition of East of the River magazine also highlighted the Holiday Starkillers Strike Back on the first calendar page. This George Lucas inspired show will be on display in Anacostia Arts Center through January 20. Turn the page and you’ll see Cliff Cartel (in boat pose) leading his free monthly yoga class. Transp0se Lite is a gentle yoga class that infuses yoga and meditation for beginners.
Plastered across the ‘Neighborhood News’ section you’ll find Derrick and Ramunda Young. Proud owners of MahoganyBooks, the first bookstore east of the river in 20 years. Flip one more page and you’ll see the crazy crew from Anacostia Arts Center who hosted Selfies with Santa yesterday. This event provides an opportunity for residents to take free holiday photos with Santa and lots of holiday cheer.
East of the River magazine wasn’t the only publication that gave us a shout out this week. The Washington Informer posted an online editorial titled “Building a new Black Wall Street” highlighting the young black entrepreneurs who are building their businesses east of the river. ArtDrenaline, Nubian Hueman, The Den, Vintage & Charmed, Better Backs Physical Therapy and MahoganyBooks were all mentioned.
We are flushed with pride! It is for this very reason that we do all that we can to create, in partnership with residents and stakeholders of the neighborhood, a home for arts, culture and small businesses, fulfilling our commitment to the revitalization of Historic Anacostia.