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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, including Wednesday movies and a Thursday farmers market!

November 5, 2022

Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MBT Triangle Park at 4th & S St NE

Social Community Cleanup with WABA

Stop by and say hello to EP&A’s Greenways Committee and WABA’s Trail Rangers on on the Metropolitan Branch Trail. We will be at the little triangle park on the corner of 4th and S Streets NE eager to meet you with big smiles, coffee and doughnuts, EP&A stickers, trash bags, and gloves. We’d love to talk with you about our Committee initiatives and introduce you to the Trail Rangers who patrol the MBT every week on their bicycles performing cleaning and maintenance. Bring your kids along (did we say stickers?)!


Share your photos @EckingtonParks!

October 30, 2022

Sunday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Tanner Park

Halloween Yoga

Join us for some Halloween fun with yoga in the park! Costumes optional but HIGHLY encouraged!! Our guest instructor from Bouldering Project will be leading us for this fall yoga session. We encourage attendees to stay afterward to meet neighbors and enjoy some social time. In case of inclement weather, our backup location will be at Bouldering Project (details will be sent to anyone who has signed up).

Sign up HERE


October 17, 2022

Monday, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual, Zoom

Eckington Parks & Arts Community Meeting

We invite Friends (and prospective Friends) of EP&A to join our next meeting. Meet the board and other neighbors. Learn about our efforts to support the Eckington Dog Park, promote green living and advocacy, host events, and more! This meeting will be just 30 minutes, so please sign in on time! *We invite all our ANC candidates to attend and learn about our organization - we'll save a few minutes at the end for introductions.

Video Recording: CLICK HERE


October 15, 2022

10:00 AM 

Tanner Park

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

Aimed at kids ages 0-7 years. Open to all community members (suggested donation for non-members). Sign up required! This month's event will be held during the DC Family Bike Festival at Tanner Park. 

Sign up HERE


October 15, 2022

10:00 AM

Tanner Park

DCPL Book Bike in Tanner Park

We've teamed up with the DC Library to bring library services to Eckington monthly! You can sign up for a library card and take out books for adults, teens, and kids. 

No sign-up required


October 1, 2022

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Eckington Day

 Eckington Civic Association (ECA) is once again planning a day of community fun this fall! Check out the event website for more information. We hope to see you there! Check out the ECA and EP&A booths and enter our joint raffle to win some awesome prizes. Current 2022 members will have the opportunity to renew their membership for 2023 to be entered in the raffle! 


Share your photos @EckingtonParks!

Past Events

September 28, 2022

Wednesday, 7 - 8:30 PM

Virtual (Zoom)

Planting & Caring for Native Trees Talk

Join EP&A and Capital Nature  for a virtual program on choosing, planting, and caring for a healthy native tree in your own yard! Zoom information will be shared via email with all registrants (as part of the ticket email). This free program is part of a month-long series to highlight the importance of trees in our neighborhood.

Learn more and RSVP HERE


September 18, 2022

***Sunday, 10:00 AM (please note different day)

Tanner Park

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

Aimed at kids ages 0-7 years. Open to all community members (suggested donation for non-members). Sign up required! This month's event will be held during the DC Family Bike Festival at Tanner Park. EP&A will also have a table at the Bike Festival, so please stop by and say hello!

Sign up HERE


September 18, 2022

***Sunday, 10:00 AM (please note different day)

Tanner Park

DCPL Book Bike in Tanner Park

We've teamed up with the DC Library to bring library services to Eckington monthly! You can sign up for a library card and take out books for adults, teens, and kids. The event coincides with our Story Thyme and the DC Family Bike Festival.

No sign-up required


September 17, 2022

Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Tanner Park - starting point, will leisurely walk around the neighborhood

Guided Tree Walk

Join EP&A and Capital Nature for a walk to enjoy and learn about the neighborhood's trees. This free program is part of a month-long series to highlight the importance of trees in our neighborhood. On the evening of Sept. 28th, our groups will host a virtual information session on planting your own trees, including on free DC tree programs. Additional information to follow!

Please RSVP HERE


August 20, 2022

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Tanner Park

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

Aimed at kids ages 0-7 years. Open to all community members (suggested donation for non-members). Sign up required!

Sign up HERE


August 20, 2022

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 monthly! You can sign up for a library card and take out books for adults, teens, and kids. The event coincides with our Saturday Story Thyme. 

No sign-up required


August 19, 2022

Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Tanner Park

U.S. Navy Band Concert

Join us for the 2nd annual summer concert hosted by EP&A and the U.S. Navy Band. Bring a picnic blanket to relax on the grassy lawn while listening to the U.S. Navy Band Brass Quintet and Saxophone Quartet. Open to all with RSVP requested!

Please RSVP HERE


July 16, 2022

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Tanner Park

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

Aimed at kids ages 0-7 years. Open to all community members (suggested donation for non-members). Sign up required!

Sign up HERE


July 16, 2022

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 monthly! You can sign up for a library card and take out books for adults, teens, and kids. The event coincides with our Saturday Story Thyme. 

No sign-up required


June 25, 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Triangle Park off the MBT

@S St NE & 3rd St NE

Social Community Cleanup!

Meet the Eckington Parks & Arts Greenways Committee, Eckington Civic Association (ECA), and your fellow neighbors for a fun in-person cleanup event! Committee members will be stationed at the little triangle park just off the Metropolitan Branch Trail from 10 AM to 12 PM. We'll have coffee, donuts, big smiles, and bags and gloves for you to use for the cleanup. Stop by our table to grab some grub, make some new friends, and team up with your neighbors to help keep Eckington beautiful. *Please note that this event was rescheduled for June 25 from its original date of June 18.

Share your photos @EckingtonParks!

June 18, 2022

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Tanner Park

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

Aimed at kids ages 0-7 years. Open to all community members (suggested donation for non-members). Sign up required!

Sign up HERE


June 18, 2022

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 monthly! You can sign up for a library card and take out books for adults, teens, and kids. The event coincides with our Saturday Story Thyme. 

No sign-up required


April-June 2022

Saturdays, 2-3 PM 

April 9 & 30

May 21

June 18

Tanner Park

VXN Dance Workout in Tanner Park

We're collaborating VXN volunteers to bring a fun, new event to Tanner Park this spring! VXN is a revolutionary dance fitness format that merges dance, music, and atmosphere. This series of classes at Tanner Park is open to all community members (beginners welcome!) and intended to create an environment for emotional release, mind-body connection, and community connectedness - all while getting in shape and burning calories! Classes will be free, with sign-up required.

Sign up HERE

Fill out the waiver HERE


May 21, 2022

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Tanner Park

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

Aimed at kids ages 0-7 years. Open to all community members (suggested donation for non-members). Sign up required!

Sign up HERE


May 21, 2022

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 monthly! You can sign up for a library card and take out books for adults, teens, and kids. The event coincides with our Saturday Story Thyme. 

No sign-up required


May 16th, 2022

Monday, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Eckington Parks & Arts Community Meeting

We invite Friends (and prospective Friends) of EP&A to join our next meeting. Meet the board and other neighbors. Learn about our efforts to support the Eckington Dog Park, promote green living and advocacy, host events, and more! This meeting will be just 30 minutes, so please sign in on time!

Video Recording: Click HERE


April 24, 2022

Saturday, 10:00 - 10:30 AM

Tanner Park

Spring Egg Hunt

Join us for a secular spring egg hunt in Tanner Park! Please bring your own baskets or bags to collect eggs (filled with chocolate!). Sign up on Eventbrite, and bring the kids for some fun! This event is aimed at kids ages 0-7 years old, though all are welcome.

Sign up HERE


April 23, 2022

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Tanner Park

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

Aimed at kids ages 0-7 years. Open to all community members (suggested donation for non-members). Sign up required!

Sign up HERE


April 23, 2022

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 monthly! You can sign up for a library card and take out books for adults, teens, and kids. The event coincides with our Saturday Story Thyme. 

No sign-up required


April 16, 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Triangle Park off the MBT

@S St NE & 3rd St NE

Social Community Cleanup with WABA!

Come say hello to EP&A’s Greenways Committee and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association's (WABA) Trail Rangers on the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT)! We will be at the little triangle park on the corner of S & 3rd Streets NE (behind Stable), eager to meet you with big smiles, fresh coffee, EP&A stickers, and cleanup supplies. If you’d like to be partnered with a fellow neighbor to clean up as a team, please fill out this form and we will pair you up on Saturday, April 16th at 10am. This will be a great way to meet neighbors and get to know the community.

Share your photos @EckingtonParks!

March 19, 2022

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Tanner Park

Story Thyme in Tanner Park

Aimed at kids ages 0-7 years. Open to all community members (suggested donation for non-members). Sign up required!


March 19, 2022

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 monthly! You can sign up for a library card and take out books for adults, teens, and kids. The event coincides with our Saturday Story Thyme. 

No sign-up required!


January 20, 2022

7:00 PM

Eckington Parks & Arts Meeting

We invite Friends (and prospective Friends) of EP&A to join our next meeting in January. We'll share park and dog park news, EP&A advocacy efforts, and event plans. We'll also be holding our board elections and discussing opportunities for community members to get involved. Mark your calendars, and be sure to join us!! If you're interested in running for a board position, please email us at [email protected]



Agenda/Meeting Notes: Click HERE

Video Recording: Click HERE


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!



Recording not available

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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