July 7: Today’s Events at the Folklife Festival

Today at the Folklife Festival: Grant Wood’s murals, historical cabins and cooking with honey

Working for The NAMES Project Foundation
Working for The NAMES Project Foundation, Roddy Williams sorts through portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt stored in an Atlanta warehouse. Photo by Erik S. Lesser, New York Times

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 Guernsey Brothers

12:00 PM—1:00 PM University of Hawai’i Ensemble

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 University of Texas–Pan American Mariachi Aztlán

4:00 PM—5:00 PM University of Hawai’i Ensemble

Commons Discussion

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Lifelong Learning: Art from Oral Histories

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Opening Doors: Women Take Charge

12:30 PM—1:15 PM The Next 150 Years: 4-H and Extension in the Future

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Sustainable Solutions: Responding to Change in Climate

2:00 PM—2:45 PM The Land-grant Tradition: Sports and Tradition

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Building on Tradition: Folklore Programs at Universities

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Research Into Action: Designing New Energy Systems

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Reinventing Agriculture: Old Roots, New Shoots

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Transforming Communities: Technology and Accessibility

Smithsonian U

11:00 AM—11:30 AM U.S. Milk Safety Regulations

11:30 AM—12:00 PM Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Audit Programs

12:00 PM—12:30 PM Food is More Than Something to Eat

12:30 PM—1:00 PM Can Design Change the World?

1:00 PM—1:30 PM The Mississippi State University Shelter Medicine Program

1:30 PM—2:00 PM The Legacy of Grant Wood’s Murals at Iowa State University

2:00 PM—2:30 PM Design Thinking as an Agent of Change in your Community

2:30 PM—3:00 PM Pioneer Historical Cabin

3:00 PM—3:30 PM What We Can Learn from Interviewing Veterans

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

4:00 PM—4:30 PM Can Design Change the World?

4:30 PM—5:00 PM JAZZAlive at the University of the District of Columbia

5:00 PM—5:30 PM The Beauty, Bounty, and Benefits of Beer

Test Kitchen

11:00 AM—11:45 PM Missouri Seasonable and Simple Cooking

12:00 PM—12:45 PM Vermont Maple Syrup

1:00 PM—1:45 PM Cooking with Honey

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Cooking with Lamb

3:00 PM—3:45 PM Rosehips as Food and Medicine

4:00 PM—5:30 PM Dairy Doings

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 Art as Medicine

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Quilting Workshops and Panel Makers

1:15 PM —2:00 PM Global Voices

2:00 PM —2:45 PM Quilt Rituals

2:45 PM —3:30 PM HIV/AIDS Through Spoken Word

3:30 PM —4:15 PM The Quilt Volunteer Experience

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Self-Expression Through Body Maps

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 Rap: AB the Pro

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Liturgical Dance: Dancing With A Purpose Ministries

12:30 PM—1:30 PM No Question Band

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

2:30 PM—3:30 PM Go-Go: Cold Hearted Band Hip-Hop: Head Roc

3:30 PM—4:30 PM African Heritage Dancers & Drummers

4:30 PM—5:30 PM Junkyard Band

Good Hope and Naylor Corner

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

11:45 PM— 12:30 PM The Musical Life of Chuck and Being in the Chuck Brown Band

12:30 PM—1:30 PM African Influence in Go-Go: Christylez Bacon & Melvin Deal

1:30 PM—2:30 PM Go-Go Then / Go-Go Now

2:30 PM—3:30 PM Beat Ya Feet Dance: Da Originalz

3:30 PM—4:30 PM Go-Go Fitness

4:30 PM—5:30 PM Rap: AB the Pro and Hip Hop: Christylez Bacon

Douglass Hall

11:00 AM—11:45 AM BK Adams and Public Art

11:45 PM— 12:30 PM Melani Douglass

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

1:30 PM—2:30 PM Go-Go Dress Styles

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 DC Go-Go Style

Evening Concerts

Morrill Performing Arts Center

6:00 PM—7:30 PM University of the District of Columbia’s Jazz Ensemble

Red Hot Stage

6:00 PM—8:00 PM Evening Cabaret