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February 11 – Jubilee Voices at Frederick Douglass Birthday Celebration

February 11 – Jubilee Voices at Frederick Douglass Birthday Celebration

Join Washington Revels Jubilee Voices at the Opening Ceremonies for this annual program celebrating the “Lion of Anacostia,” Frederick Douglass. The celebration includes music by the Jubilee Voices and D.C. Strings, performances by the student winners of the Frederick Douglass Oratorical Contest and a light-hearted debate-style program. The Opening Ceremony begins at 2 p.m. (doors open early at 12:30 p.m.).

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February 25 – Jubilee Voices at Little Falls Library

February 25 – Jubilee Voices at Little Falls Library

Gather as Jubilee Voices presents an interactive event that spans the breadth of African American history from the 19th century through the present. The 45-minute concert will feature songs, poetry and stories inspired by writers such as Langston Hughes, Eloise Greenfield, Maya Angelou, and Paul Lawrence Dunbar. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc, Little Falls Library Designated Gift Fund.

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October 15 – Jubilee Voices at Pleasant Grove

Washington Revels Jubilee Voices performs its third concert for the Black History Program at Historic Pleasant Grove Church, built by the descendants of enslaved people in the 1890s. Experience the traditional music that bound together many African American congregations in the late-19th and early-20th Centuries, with songs of faith & freedom, struggle & perseverance. The program concludes with refreshments and social time for performers and audience to meet and mingle.

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September 5 – Labor Day Parade

September 5 – Labor Day Parade

All are invited to come and march with us as we celebrate Labor Day. As always, our joyous and robust band of paraders — adults, teens, and children — will dress in colorful clothing and Washington Revels will supply festive ribbon sticks, parade props, and banners! Kids are welcome (including kids in strollers), but children under 13 must be accompanied in the parade by a responsible adult. The parade starts at St. Paul Park and ends at the grandstand next to Noyes Children’s Library. As the parade moves through town, Armory Avenue comes alive with food trucks, vendors and activities.

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September 25 – Gallery Voices at Glen Echo Park

The Washington Revels Gallery Voices joins the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture for a celebration of visual and performing arts! This FREE event will include a multitude of hands-on activities and unique opportunities to delve into the arts. From screen printing, to photography, to pottery, and beyond, everybody is sure to find something fun to explore!

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