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June 2021

June 26 Volunteer Event

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States
June 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Looking for a weekend workout? Join us for a morning of stewardship volunteering on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Participate in a variety of park stewardship activities including invasive plant removal, litter collection, flower bed weeding, trail maintenance and more. Some activities involve working in shallow ponds. Free registration, open to groups and individuals. All volunteers must register through Eventbrite in order to participate. For more information and to register, click here!

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July 2021

WELLderness with ArtReach (July – Aug)

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States
July 9 @ 6:00 pm - August 11 @ 7:30 pm
Free

WELLderness: An Outdoor Wellness Series at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (brought to you by the Friends organization)   Join us in collaboration with ArtReach and George Washington University for FREE workshops providing art therapy to families East of the Anacostia River (residents in Wards 7 & 8). Registration is required for participation. There will be no walk-up registration.   Family Workshops Paint a Lotus! | Friday, July 9 | 6:00pm (In-person) iPhoneography: Family Scavenger Hunt* | Friday, July 23 | 6:00pm…

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Down to Earth – Painting Workshops with Rik Freeman

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States
July 10 @ 10:00 am - July 17 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Join our Winter 2021 Artist in Residency, Rik Freeman, for a FREE two-session painting workshop (4 hours in total). This is for moderate to advanced painters. Participants must attend both sessions. Session 1 - Saturday, July 10 from 10:00am t0 12:00pm Session 2 - Saturday, July 17 from 10:00am to 12:00pm Rik Freeman is a DC-based, narrative figurative painter. He will guide you on how to paint natural landscapes at the Gardens. Portable easels will be provided upon request, but…

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July 24 Volunteer Event

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States
July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a morning of stewardship volunteering on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Participate in a variety of park stewardship activities including invasive plant removal, litter collection, flower bed weeding, trail maintenance and more. Some activities involve working in shallow ponds. You must register online to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or adult chaperone. For more information and to register, check here!

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August 2021

Pack Walks at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (through Nov)

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States
August 4 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Grab your leash! Bring your dog(s) to the park for a walk among the blooming lotus and water lilies. Meet and connect with other dog owners and their furry friends. This event is FREE and open to all with a dog. Register online to join us for a morning or evening pack walk through the park.   Pack Walks: Friday, July 23  |  9:00am & 6:00pm Friday, July 30  | 9:00am Wednesday, August 4  | 9:00am   Follow us on…

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Drum Circle at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States
August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Participate in a free, interactive drum circle with the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective - "Sisterhood of the Drum" using drums and other musical instruments. No experience necessary to join in the music-making. We encourage you to bring a drum or other instrument to play. (optional) Register Here!  

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August 28 Volunteer Event

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States
August 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Look no further for your next Saturday morning workout! Participate in a variety of park stewardship activities including invasive plant removal, litter collection, flower bed weeding, trail maintenance and more. Some activities involve working in shallow ponds. All volunteers must register online through Eventbrite in order to participate. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE!

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September 2021

East of the River Steel Band

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States
September 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

The Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens invites all park visitors and guests to listen to the East of the River Boys & Girls Steel Band as they perform popular or well-known songs on steel drums. The band is comprised of youth 12 to 18 years of age living east of DC's Anacostia River. Grab a seat and enjoy! REGISTER HERE!

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Art Installation Volunteer Event

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States
September 10 @ 9:00 am - September 11 @ 1:00 pm
Free

Volunteer to help us with the first ever art installation series at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Set-up will occur across two consecutive mornings. Register for one or both sessions: Friday, September 10th from 9:00am - 12:00pm Saturday, September 11th 10:00am - 1:00pm We recommend that all volunteers are able to lift up to 20 pounds as certain items will be heavy. For more information and to register, click here!

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