July 5: Today’s Events at the Folklife Festival

Today at the Folklife Festival: feeding the world, funk music and NPR’s Talk of the Nation

Researchers at the USDA’s expansive Beltsville Agricultural Research Center test greenhouse gas emissions as part of the center’s work on climate change. (Photo by Peggy Greb, USDA)

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 University of Texas–Pan American Mariachi Aztlán

1:00 PM—2:00 PM West Virginia University Steel Band

2:00 PM—3:00 PM University of Hawai’i's Hula Halau Unukupukupu

3:00 PM—4:00 PM Guernsey Brothers

4:00 PM—5:30 PM West Virginia University Steel Band and UTPA Mariachi Aztlán

Commons Discussion

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Research into Action: Animal Research

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Lifelong Learning: Beyond the Classroom

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Reinventing Agriculture: Sustainable Crops of the Future

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Opening Doors: Diversity & the LGUs Today

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Sustainable Solutions: Feed the World, Power the Planet

2:45 PM—3:30 PM The Next 150 Years: Expanding Community Engagement in the Future

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Building on Tradition: Traditional Material in the Classroom

4:15 PM—5:00 PM The Land-grant Tradition: USDA/LGU Connections

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Transforming Communities: The Pinhook Research Project

Smithsonian U

11:00 AM—11:30 AM Honeybees: In Art, Warfare, Love, and Agriculture

11:30 AM—12:00 PM Erasing Pinhook: How One Black Missouri Town Disappeared

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

12:30 PM—1:00 PM Sustainable Agriculture: Success and Challenges

1:00 PM—1:30 PM Mandible-Smacking Good: Insect Eating Here and Around the World

1:30 PM—2:00 PM History of Gifford Pinchot

2:00 PM—2:30 PM Mourning in America

2:30 PM—3:00 PM Pet Overpopulation and What Can Be Done About It

3:00 PM—3:30 PM Digital Art and Virtual Environments

3:30 PM—4:00 PM History of the USDA’s Arboretum on the Mall, 1867-1942

4:00 PM—4:30 PM Field Adventures in Mite Biology

4:30 PM—5:00 PM Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Community Visioning

Test Kitchen

11:00 AM—11:45 PM Food Safe Families

12:00 PM—12:45 PM Native American Cooking

1:00 PM—1:45 PM Vermont Maple Syrup

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Specialty Crop Cooking

3:00 PM—3:45 PM Food Explorations

4:00 PM—5:30 PM Healthy and Sustainable Eating

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 Quilt Rituals

11:45 PM— 12:30 PM Healing Arts and Care Giving

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Market Street Stories

1:15 PM —2:00 PM Science and Public Health

2:00 PM —3:00 PM NPR Talk of the Nation: Panel Makers, Quilt History, and Body Mapping

3:00 PM —4:00 PM NPR Talk of the Nation: Citified Program

4:15 PM—5:00 PM The Quilt Volunteer Experience

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Reflections on The Quilt Display

Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River

Panorama Room

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Dancing With A Purpose

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Hip-Hop: Head Roc

12:30 PM—1:30 PM Hand Dancing: Smooth & Eazy

1:30 PM—2:30 PM Soul & Funk: Faycez U Know

2:30 PM—3:30 PM Dancing With A Purpose

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

4:30 PM—5:30 PM Hand Dancing: Smooth & Eazy

Good Hope and Naylor Corner

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Soul & Funk Workshop: Faycez U Know and Christylez Bacon

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

12:30 PM—1:30 PM Dance Workshop: The Taratibu Youth Association

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

2:30 PM—3:30 PM Storytelling: Master-Griot Storyteller Baba-C

3:30 PM—4:30 PM Hip-Hop: Head Roc and Melani Douglass

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 BK Adams and Public Art

12:30 PM—1:30 PM Quilting: Daughters of Dorcas & Sons

1:30 PM—2:30 PM Melani Douglass

2:30 PM—3:30 PM BK Adams and Public Art

3:30 PM—4:30 PM Quilting: Daughters of Dorcas & Sons

4:30 PM—5:30 PM Ongoing activities

Evening Concert

Morrill Performing Arts Center

6:00 PM—7:30 PM Azerbaijani Mugham Music featuring Imamyar Hasanov and Pezhham Akhavass

About Leah Binkovitz
Leah Binkovitz

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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