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drum circle at malcolm x park

i am ashamed to say i have never been to malcolm x park (as it’s officially known by locals, it’s called meridian hill park by the national park association) to witness the drum circle. it’s something i’ve always said i’d do, but i’ve never made it out there.

being a native of the washington, dc area…fo’ shame!!!

but this very awesome video i found recently by vita foto creation has me really wanting to go and check it out.

Malcolm X Park D.C. from Vita Foto Creation on Vimeo.

if you’re not familiar, the drum circle started back in the 1950s and is held every sunday from 3pm to 9pm during warm weather months. the park is located in columbia heights and is bordered by 15th, 16th, w, and euclid streets in nw.

alexandria king street arts festival

i miss it every daggone year, but this year i am determined to make it out to the 10th annual alexandria king street arts festival in alexandria, virginia. september 8th-9th king street is transformed into a huge outdoor art gallery. although i haven’t had the opportunity to stop through yet, i did ride by it one year and it was brimming with goodies…that i spotted as i drove by.

festival scene by alexandria daily photo.

the festival is six blocks of awesomeness featuring over 200 artists from all around the country and abroad.

saturday, september 8th from 10am to 7pm

sunday, september 9th from 10am to 5pm