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July 4: Today’s Events at the Folklife Festival

Each morning of the Festival, Around the Mall will publish a list of events to help you navigate the National Mall and get the most out of your visit. This year’s event features three programs: Campus and Community: Public and Land-grant Universities and the USDA at 150, Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt, [...]

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Local artist Jay Coleman works on one of his vibrant, evocative portraits in his studio in Northwest Washington, DC. Photo by Susana Raab, Smithsonian Institution.

Each morning of the Festival, Around the Mall will publish a list of events to help you navigate the National Mall and get the most out of your visit. This year’s event features three programs: Campus and Community: Public and Land-grant Universities and the USDA at 150, Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt, and Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River. Come celebrate summer with ten days of food, music, dancing, storytelling, culture and more.

Campus and Community: Public and Land-grant Universities and the USDA at 150

 

Morrill Performing Arts Center

11:00 AM—12:00 PM       University of Hawai’i's Hula Halau Unukupukupu

12:00 PM—1:00 PM          West Virginia University Steel Band

1:00 PM—2:00 PM            University of Hawai’i Ensemble

2:00 PM—3:00 PM            Guernsey Brothers

3:00 PM—4:00 PM            University of Texas–Pan American Mariachi Aztlán

4:00 PM—5:30 PM            University of Hawai’i's Hula Halau Unukupukupu and Ensemble

 

Commons Discussion

11:00 AM—11:45 AM       The Land-grant Tradition: Research, Learning and Engagement

11:45 AM—12:30 PM       The Next 150 Years: Campus of the Future

12:30 PM—1:15 PM          Building on Tradition: First-Time Students in Family

1:15 PM—2:00 PM            Opening Doors: Veterans’ Oral Histories, University, and Community

2:00 PM—2:45 PM           Research into Action: Design Research into Action

2:45 PM—3:30 PM           Reinventing Agriculture: Gardens and Healthy Communities

3:30 PM—4:15 PM            Transforming Communities: Rural and Urban

4:15 PM—5:00 PM            Lifelong Learning: Young Learners

5:00 PM—5:30 PM            Sustainable Solutions: Sustainability by Design

 

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11:00 AM—11:30 AM        What We Can Learn from Interviewing Veterans

11:30 AM—12:00 PM         The Beauty, Bounty, and Benefits of Beer

12:00 PM—12:30 PM         Renewable Energy Through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program

12:30 PM—1:00 PM           From the Wild to the Domesticated: Surviving Climate Change by Plant Breeding

1:00 PM—1:30 PM              Design and Extension

1:30 PM—2:00 PM             Field Adventures in Mite Biology

2:00 PM—2:30 PM             The Beauty, Bounty, and Benefits of Beer

2:30 PM—3:00 PM             The Future of Water

3:00 PM—3:30 PM             Community Visioning

3:30 PM—4:00 PM             Aquatic Invasive Species

4:00 PM—4:30 PM             Renewable Energy Through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program

4:30 PM—5:00 PM            Universities as Living Labs for Sustainability

5:00 PM—5:30 PM            Aquatic Invasive Species

Test Kitchen

11:00 AM—11:45 PM           Olive Oil

12:00 PM—12:45 PM           Traditional Hawaiian Cooking

1:00 PM—1:45 PM                Cooking from the Garden

2:00 PM—2:45 PM                Missouri Regional Cooking

3:00 PM—3:45 PM                Vermont Maple Syrup

4:00 PM—5:30 PM                Food as Medicine

 

Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt

 

Red Hot Stage

11:00 AM—11:45 AM            The NAMES Performers

11:45 PM—12:30 PM             The NAMES Performers

12:30 PM—1:15 PM               The NAMES Performers

1:15 PM—2:00 PM                 Spoken Word

2:00 PM—2:45 PM                 The NAMES Performers

2:45 PM—3:30 PM                 The NAMES Performers

3:30 PM—4:15 PM                  Spoken Word

4:15 PM—5:00 PM                  The NAMES Performers

5:00 PM—5:30 PM                  A Conversation about Arts and Advocacy

 

Giving Voice Stage

11:00 AM—11:45 AM            History of The Quilt and The NAMES Project Foundation

11:45 PM—12:30 PM            Positive Living

12:30 PM—1:15 PM              Global Voices

1:15 PM—2:00 PM                Stories from The Quilt (Quilt magic stories)

2:00 PM—2:45 PM                Material Culture in a Digital Age

2:45 PM—3:30 PM                Healing Arts and Care Giving

3:30 PM—4:15 PM                Quilting Workshops and Panel Makers

4:15 PM—5:00 PM                The Last One

5:00 PM—5:30 PM                HIV/AIDS Through Spoken Word

 

Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River

 

Panorama Room

11:00 AM—11:45 AM              Step Dance: The Taratibu Youth Association

11:45 AM—12:30 PM               Hip-Hop: Head Roc

12:30 PM—1:30 PM                 Go-Go: Cold Hearted Band

1:30 PM—2:30 PM                   Hip Hop: Christylez Bacon

2:30 PM—3:30 PM                   Hip-Hop: Head Roc

3:30 PM—4:30 PM                   Go-Go: Cold Hearted Band

4:30 PM—5:30 PM                   African Heritage Dancers & Drummers

Good Hope and Naylor Corner

11:00 AM—11:45 AM                Storytelling: Master-Griot Storyteller Baba-C

11:45 PM—12:30 PM                Melanie Douglass

12:30 PM—1:30 PM                  African Heritage Dancers & Drummers

1:30 PM—2:30 PM                    Storytelling: Master-Griot Storyteller Baba-C

2:30 PM—3:30 PM                    Tattoo Art: Charles “Coco” Bayron

3:30 PM—4:30 PM                    Dance Workshop: The Taratibu Youth Association

4:30 PM—5:30 PM                     Hip Hop: Christylez Bacon

 

Douglass Hall

11:00 AM—11:45 AM                Ongoing activities

11:45 PM—12:30 PM                 Jay Coleman

12:30 PM—1:30 PM                   Tattoo Art: Charles “Coco” Bayron

1:30 PM—2:30 PM                     Melani Douglass

2:30 PM—3:30 PM                     Jay Coleman

3:30 PM—5:30 PM                     Ongoing activities

 

No Evening Concert on July 4

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Leah Binkovitz is a Stone & Holt Weeks Fellow at Washington Post and NPR. Previously, she was a contributing writer and editorial intern for the At the Smithsonian section of Smithsonian magazine.

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