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Past Event

Block Party

Sunday, September 10, 2023 11am–3 pm

Capital Jewish Food Festival, Oct 2022. Photo: Chris Ferenzi

Location

  • Capital Jewish Museum
    575 3rd Street, NW, Washington, DC

Tickets

  • Free

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Fall in Love with DC’s Newest Museum
Join us as we continue our grand opening celebrations with a neighborhood block party! Kick off the Jewish New Year with live music and workshops from local band Minnush, pop-up programs and social justice activities hosted by community partners, wares by artisans & makers, food trucks, a beer & wine garden, and more!

Minnush combines traditional Sephardic songs with contemporary elements of American folk, funk and jazz, creating serious, joyful, relevant, and fresh music.

Community Partners and Vendors
1882 Foundation, Angry Millennial, Baked by Yael, Beespoke Farms, Capital Stitch Co., Catalyst Hot Dogs, Casey Trees, City-State Brewing Co., ConnectJew, Edlavitch DCJCC’s Center for Social Responsibility, Fox Prints, HIAS, Holy Rosary Church’s Scalabrini Outreach of DC, Interfaith Power & Light DMV, Jews United for Justice, Miranda Cohen Makes, National Building Museum, Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, Sixth & I, Soultarian, Street Sense Media, Theater J, and Tovavi Fresh Falafel.

Action
We will be assembling hygiene kits to donate to Thrive DC for neighbors in need.

Logistics
• The event takes place on F Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets NW, next to the Museum.
• The event takes place rain or shine.
• Admission to the Block Party requires all attendees to reserve a free ticket in advance.
• Admission to the Museum is limited, advance reservations are encouraged, please plan accordingly:
— To view the ongoing exhibitions, please reserve a free, timed-entry ticket.
— To view the ongoing and special exhibitions, including Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, please purchase a timed-entry ticket. [$10-$12, Free for Members]

Support
Generous support for the block party is provided by DowntownDC BID. Additional support is provided by the Morse-Loeb Fund.

This engagement of Minnush is made possible in part through the Special Presenter Initiatives program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Additional support is provided by the Stieber Family: Sol and Esther Scherling Stieber and Martha A. and Jane C. Stieber.

Image: Captial Jewish Food Festival, October 2022. Photo: Chris Ferenzi Photography

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