July 1: Today’s Events at the Folklife Festival

Today at the Folklife Festival: tea dance, African heritage dancers and drummers, and Hungarian roma music

Against a backdrop of Quilt blocks commemorating artists, The NAMES Performers present work showcasing community responses to HIV/AIDS in theater, music, dance, and design. (Photo by Willa Friedman, Smithsonian Institution)
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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 Ensemble

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

1:00 PM—2:00 PM Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole

2:00 PM—3:00 PM University of Texas–Pan American Mariachi Aztlán

3:00 PM—4:00 PM West Virginia University Steel Band

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

5:00 PM—5:30 PM University of Hawai’i Ensemble

Commons Discussion

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Sustainable Solutions: Sustainability on Campus

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Transforming Communities: Local, Regional and Global

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Building on Tradition: Indiana Quilters “Bed Turning”

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Lifelong Learning: 4-H and Extension

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Reinventing Agriculture: Rural Sociology 101

2:45 PM—3:30 PM The Land-grant Tradition: USDA/LGU Connections”

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Opening Doors: Mississippi Hills Cultural Tourism

4:15 PM—5:00 PM The Next 150 Years: Forestry of the Future

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Research into Action: Science and Art Join Forces

Smithsonian U

11:00 AM—11:30 AM USDA Agricultural Advisors in Afghanistan

11:30 AM—12:00 PM What Really Bugs Us: Pests in the Garden and Integrated Pest Management

12:00 PM—12:30 PM Aquatic Invasive Species

12:30 PM—1:00 PM The Legacy of Grant Wood’s Murals at Iowa State University

1:00 PM—1:30 PM Engaging Immigrant Communities through Leadership

1:30 PM—2:00 PM Art Science Fusion

2:00 PM—2:30 PM Design and Extension

2:30 PM—3:00 PM How Songs Find Their Meanings: Que Sera, Sera

3:00 PM—3:30 PM Shedding Light on Animal Disease and Management

3:30 PM—4:00 PM BeeSI: Forensic Approaches to Honeybee Health

4:00 PM—4:30 PM What Really Bugs Us: Pests in the Garden and Integrated Pest Management

4:30 PM—5:00 PM USDA Agricultural Advisors in Afghanistan

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Sustainable Biofuels

Test Kitchen

11:00 AM—11:45 PM Vermont Maple Syrup

12:00 PM—12:45 PM Cooking with Honey

1:00 PM—1:45 PM Seasonable and Simple

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Food and Medicine: Homemade Pomada

3:00 PM—3:45 PM Cooking with Insects

4:00 PM—5:30 PM Native Foods Across America

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 The NAMES Performers

2:00 PM—2:45 PM The Quilt’s History: A Conversation with Cleve Jones and Mike Smith

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Flagging/Fanning

3:30 PM—5:30 PM Tea Dance

Giving Voice Stage

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Global Voices

11:45 PM— 12:30 PM The Quilt’s History

12:30 PM—1:15 PM HIV/AIDS Through Spoken Word

1:15 PM —2:00 PM Market Street Stories

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Stories from the Quilt

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

3:30 PM —4:15 PM Panel Makers

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Seeing HIV/AIDS Through Photography

5:00 PM—5:30 PM The Role of Faith and the Faith Community

Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River

Panorama Room

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Hand Dancing: Smooth & Eazy

11:45 PM— 12:30 PM Hip-Hop: Head Roc

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

1:30 PM—2:30 PM Hand Dancing: Smooth & Eazy

2:30 PM—3:30 PM East of the River Boys & Girls Steelband

3:30 PM—4:30 PM Hip Hop: Christylez Bacon

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

Good Hope and Naylor Corner

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Hip Hop: Christylez Bacon

11:45 PM—12:30 PM Storytelling: Master-Griot Storyteller Baba-C

12:30 PM—1:30 PM East of the River Boys & Girls Steelband

1:30 PM—2:30 PM Hip-Hop Workshop: Head Roc

2:30 PM—3:30 PM African Heritage Dancers & Drummers

3:30 PM—4:30 PM Storytelling: Master-Griot Storyteller Baba-C

4:30 PM—5:30 PM The Power of Quilting

Douglass Hall

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Art Workshop: Jay Coleman

11:45 PM— 12:30 PM Quilting: Daughters of Dorcas & Sons

12:30 PM—1:30 PM Art Workshop: Jay Coleman

1:30 PM—2:30 PM DC Street Style AJ ‘N Company

2:30 PM—3:30 PM Quilting: Daughters of Dorcas & Sons

3:30 PM—4:30 PM DC Street Style AJ ‘N Company

4:30 PM—5:30 PM Art Workshop: Jay Coleman

Evening Concert

Morrill Performing Arts Center

6:00 PM—7:30 PM Hungarian Roma Music with Kálmán Balogh

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Aviva Shen

Aviva Shen is a reporter/blogger for ThinkProgress. Before joining CAP, Aviva interned and wrote for Smithsonian magazine, Salon, and New York.

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