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Holiday Hours: Memorial Day | Mon, May 27 | 11 am-5 pm

Past Event

Sukkah City x DC: Community Day

Sunday, September 19, 2021 11am–2 pm

Image: SmithGroup, Neshama (Soul) [detail], 2021. Copyright SmithGroup


  • National Building Museum West Lawn
    401 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004



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Meet the architects and explore the public display of creative sukkahs on view in Sukkah City x DC at the National Building Museum’s West Lawn while you learn about Sukkot and participate in an arts workshop, holiday activities, family story time, and a letter-writing campaign in support of eradicating homelessness in our city. Refreshments available for purchase from DC Central Kitchen. Free. Masks suggested. Registration encouraged.

11:15am and 12pm 
Participate in the 
waving of the lulav!

11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm
Join PJ Library for a lively, interactive storytime in the sukkahs. We’ll share stories about the holiday, and you’ll get a book for your family to take home, too!

11am and onward
As we activate Sukkah City x DC and reflect on what it means to create a home for ourselves  and others, local artist, Jessica Valoris will engage participants and create a woven painting inspired by the Jewish tradition of the mezuzah.

** Collection Drive **
Support our neighbors in need and donate face masks for SOME. Homemade and store-bought masks are welcome, open packages are accepted.

Presented in collaboration with Avodah, DC Public Library, Edlavitch DCJCC, Museum of the Bible, PJ Library, Project Create, Sixth & I and Yachad. Featuring visual artist, Jessica Valoris.Register and Be Rewarded

Register for programs and be automatically entered into a drawing for museum swag and four complimentary club tickets  for Washington Nationals vs Boston Red Sox on Sunday, October 3 (parking pass included!).


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