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Events

Have fun and meet neighbors with Eckington Parks & Arts! And check out our partner NOMA BID for more community events.

1st & 3rd Saturdays, monthly

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Neighborhood Cleanup

Hosted by EP&A and Eckington Civic Association. Check social media for corresponding tabling at the park & stop by to chat and grab a trash bag! 


Share your photos @EckingtonParks!

November 9, 2021

7:00 PM

Eckington Parks & Arts Meeting

We invite Friends (and prospective Friends) of EP&A to join our next meeting in November. We'll share park and dog park news, EP&A advocacy efforts, and event plans. We'll also discuss upcoming board elections and opportunities for community members to get involved. Mark your calendars, and keep an eye out for details to follow!

Additional details to follow!


Join on Zoom: CLICK HERE

By Phone: 646-518-9805

Passcode: 488249

Past Events

October 23, 2021

10:00 AM

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

For ages 0-7 years. Open to all community members (suggested donation for non-members). Sign up required due to park event attendance limits - we request that families plan for one accompanying adult per child so that more kids can enjoy the stories!


October 5, 2021

6:00 PM, Thursday

Tanner Park grassy meadow

Sunset Salutations, Yoga in Tanner Park

Join us for yoga in the grassy meadow! Open to all community members (suggested donation for non-members). Taught by volunteer yoga instructor and neighbor Holly Tarpein. Sign up required due to park event attendance limits.

October 2, 2021

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Saturday

Tanner Park and Eckington Dog Park

Eckington Day

Visit EP&A at Eckington Day, hosted by Eckington Civic Association (ECA). We will have a table by Eckington Dog Park in the morning and at the main park in the afternoon. Stop by to say hello and learn more about our organization!


Thanks to ECA, all 2021 EP&A members/friends will be entered in a drawing to win one of several graciously donated prizes: (1) one free pet portrait by Abigail DeRoberts, (2) one free dog hike with Happy Hikers, or (3) one free 2-hour dog behavioral consultation with a local trainer. Become a member here. Volunteer members in good standing (having already completed at least 6 volunteer hours in 2021) will be included in the raffle. The member drawing will take place after Eckington Day and winners contacted by email.

September 25, 2021

9:30 PM

Tanner Park grassy meadow

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

For ages 0-7 years. Open to all community members (suggested donation of $5 for non-members). Sign up required due to park event attendance limits - we request that families plan for one accompanying adult per child so that more kids can enjoy the stories!


September 23, 2021

6:30 PM, Thursday

Tanner Park grassy meadow

Sunset Salutations, Yoga in Tanner Park

Join us for yoga in the grassy meadow! Open to all community members (suggested donation of $10 for non-members). Taught by volunteer yoga instructor Haley Morrison. Sign up required due to park event attendance limits.

Sign-ups coming soon!

September 9 & 25, 2021

2nd Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

4th Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Tanner Park

DCPL Book Bike in Tanner Park

We've teamed up with the DC Library to bring library services to Eckington twice monthly! The first event is on a Thursday evening, and the second coincides with our Saturday Story Thyme. 

No sign-up required!


September 3

6:00 - 7:00 PM


U.S. Navy Chamber Band Concert in Tanner Park

We're pleased to present the Navy Chamber Band at Tanner Park, performing a concert in anticipation of Labor Day weekend! This event is for all ages and will include music and fun. Bring your own picnic, or consider stopping by Yang Market to purchase food and drinks and support a local business!


No sign-up required!

August 11, 2021

7:00 PM

Tanner Park grassy meadow

*Postponed due to story weather - hoping to reschedule soon!

Sunset Salutations, Yoga in Tanner Park

Join us for yoga in the grassy meadow! Open to all community members (suggested donation of $10 for non-members). Taught by volunteer yoga instructor Holly Tarpein. Sign up required due to park event attendance limits.

EP&A member sign-up!


Non-member sign-up 

(opens August 4)!

August 12 & 28, 2021

2nd Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

4th Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Tanner Park

DCPL Book Bike in Tanner Park

We're teaming up with the DC Library to bring library services to Eckington twice monthly! The first event will be held on a Thursday evening, and the second will coincide with our Saturday Story Thyme. 

No sign-up required!


July 15, 2021

7:00 PM

Tanner Park grassy meadow

Sunset Salutations, Yoga in Tanner Park

Join us for yoga in the grassy meadow! Open to all community members (suggested donation of $10 for non-members). Taught by volunteer yoga instructor Haley Morrisson. Sign up required due to park event attendance limits.

EP&A member sign-up!


Non-member sign-up 

(opens July 5th)!

July 17, 2021

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Harry Thomas Compost Cooperative

Harry Thomas Compost Cooperative Bin Maintenance

For Compost Cooperative members, your volunteer hours count toward EP&A's volunteer pathway to membership! See Become a Friend for details and fill out the volunteer hour submission form afterward. Volunteer friends of EP&A must complete 12 hours per calendar year.

Email Compost Cooperative for details!


July 24, 2021

9:30 PM*

*Earlier start time to beat the heat!

Tanner Park grassy meadow

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

For ages 0-7 years. Open to all community members (suggested donation of $5 for non-members). Sign up required due to park event attendance limits - we request that families plan for one accompanying adult per child so that more kids can enjoy the stories!


July 8 & 24, 2021

July 8, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

July 24, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Tanner Park

DCPL Book Bike in Tanner Park

We're teaming up with the DC Library to bring library services to Eckington twice monthly! The first event will be held on a Thursday evening, and the second will coincide with our Saturday Story Thyme. 

No sign-up required!


June 26

2021

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

For ages 0-7 years. Open to all community members (suggested donation of $5 for non-members). Sign up required due to park event attendance limits - we request that families plan for one accompanying adult per child so that more kids can enjoy the stories! Sign up here.

10:00 AM

Time: June 26, 2021 10:00 AM ET

Location: Tanner Park grassy meadow

June 17 (rain date) & 26

2021

DCPL Book Bike in Tanner Park

We're teaming up with the DC Library to bring library services to Eckington twice monthly! The first event will be held on a Thursday evening, and the second will coincide with our Saturday Story Thyme. No sign-up is required to enjoy the book bike.

5-7 pm (Thursdays)

10am-12pm (Saturdays)

Time: June 17, 2021 5:00-7:00 PM ET

Time: June 26, 2021 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Location: Tanner Park

June 7

2021

Sidewalk Palooza to meet at Tanner Park

Join a community-wide Sidewalk Palooza event organized by DC leaders and hosted locally by EP&A. Take a walk with us through Eckington to help identify and report sidewalks in need of repair. This is a great way to let DC know about pedestrian infrastructure needs right at your doorstep! Check out more information here. Email [email protected] with questions. Participation counts toward our volunteer pathway to membership.

5:30 pm

Time: June 7, 2021 5:30 PM ET

Location: Tanner Park entrance at harry Thomas Way

June 6

2021

Sunshine Salutations, Yoga in Tanner Park

Join us for yoga in the grassy meadow! Open to all community members (suggested donation of $10 for non-members). Taught by volunteer yoga instructor Haley Morrisson. Sign up required due to park event attendance limits. Sign up here!

10 am

Time: June 6, 2021 10:00 AM ET

Location: Tanner Park grassy meadow

May 25

2021

Eckington Parks & Arts Meeting

For Friends of EP&A and prospective members. Special guest speaker from City Wildlife!

7 pm

Topic: Eckington Parks & Arts May Membership Meeting, Agenda


Video Time Stamps:

0:00 – Board Member Intros

2:28 – Partnerships, Relationships, & Community Role

3:44 – Dog Park Updates

9:53 – Art & Committee Updates

17:04 – News & Events

25:01 – Website & Social Media Updates

26:22 – Get Involved!

28:20 – Guest Speaker: City Wildlife

May 23

2021

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

For ages 0-10 years (no more than one accompanying parent per child so more kids can enjoy the fun!). Open to all community members (suggested donation of $5 for non-members). Sign up required due to park event attendance limits. Sign up here!

10:00 AM

Time: May 23, 2021 10:00 AM ET

Location: Tanner Park grassy meadow

March 15

2021

Eckington Parks & Arts Meeting

For Friends of EP&A and prospective members. Special guest speakers from DC Natives!

7 pm

Topic: Eckington Parks & Arts - March Member Meeting,  Agenda

Meeting Video:

0:00 – Intros, Survey Questions, and EP&A Overview

15:58 – Website & Social Media Updates

18:32 – Dog Park & General Park Updates

26:47 – Other News

38:17 – Art & Events Updates

43:58 – Committee Updates

45:28 – Guest Speaker: DC Natives

January 13

2021

Eckington Parks & Arts Meeting

Quarter 1 Meeting for all Friends and neighbors

7 pm


December 20

2020

Holiday Celebration

By Tanner Park Playground

1-3 pm

October 21

2020

Eckington Parks & Arts Meeting

Quarter 4 Meeting for all Friends and neighbors

7 pm

July 15

2020

Eckington Parks & Arts Meeting

Quarter 3 Meeting for all Friends and neighbors

7 pm

Apr 15

2020

Eckington Parks & Arts Meeting

Quarter 2 Meeting for all Friends and neighbors

Cancelled due to Stay Home order


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