9/11 is this coming Saturday. A day that was once just like any other day became forever unforgettable after the attacks in 2001. Since then, that day has served as a day of remembrance and honor for those lost during those attacks and forever affected. Now that we are at the 9th anniversary of 9/11, the great people behind DYDC, ConArtistsGuild and DCtoBC/The GeePee are bringing you CHILD’S PLAY: A FIELD DAY FOR ADULTS. This may just be one of the best ideas for an event I have come across as of yet and on top of that for such a great cause, as a portion of the proceeds will go towards the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. They plan to raise enough to sponsor a cobblestone to be placed on the paths of the Memorial Plaza, a beautifully landscaped space surrounding the Memorial. For more info on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, please visit: http://www.national911memorial.org/
Here is the detailed breakdown of the event:
Who: DYDC, ConArtistsGuild, DC to BC / The Gee Pee
What: Child’s Play: A Field Day for Adults!
When: Saturday, September 11, 1-8pm
Where: Upshur Park 14th Street NW (btwn Upshur St and Arkansas Ave)
Damage: $5 donation
Why: To unite the tastemakers and creatives of the DC community around an event, for fun/networking/camaraderie.
How: A large field day / festival featuring respective crews from the DC metro area and beyond! Featuring music, food, drinks, games and contests. Kick ball, dodge ball, dunk contest, home run derby, moon bounce, we got it all.
And after reading all this if you still are sitting there saying to yourself that you can’t go for some wild and crazy reason at the very least, please make sure you donate to this great cause here.
Also, special shout out to my fellow Ethiopians as 9/11 is our New Year. Don’t know what I am talking about? Read more about that here.