The Washington Post

Adams Morgan Day


Adams Morgan has been in the headlines for its pilot program that closes 18th Street to automobile traffic one Sunday each month. Sadly, that schedule doesn’t include Adams Morgan Day, the 44-year-old celebratio­n of the neighborho­od’s arts and culture. There is still plenty to see, hear and do: The Crush Funk Brass Band is among the musical acts performing from noon to 7 p.m. in Kalorama Park. Kids are invited to soccer and flag football clinics on the fields at Marie Reed Elementary. Dance groups of all stripes — including Jamaican, Irish, Bollywood, Cuban and D.C. hand dancers — turn Marie Reed’s basketball courts into a party. A walking tour reveals “400 Years of History” throughout the area. Local vendors sell clothing, accessorie­s, pottery and prints at a pop-up marketplac­e. The restaurant­s and bars lining the main drag are in party mode, with live music and food and drink specials.

When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Various locations around the Adams Morgan neighborho­od. A full schedule of events is posted on

Admission: Free.

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