Free Activities All Summer Long at Discover Chinatown Parks

Friday, June 2, 2017

By Radhika Hira

If you’ve been looking for fun, free outdoor activities as the weather warms up, you can stop now. Go to Discover Chinatown Parks at 5th & Mass!  

For the first time, you can experience a range of free programming Monday through Saturday in Chinatown Parks thanks to a partnership between the DowntownDC Business Improvement District, the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District and the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Enjoy fun activities like group exercise classes, workshops and ping pong. Or stop by and enjoy your lunch in the sunny weather at new, outdoor park seating. There's something for everyone at Discover Chinatown Parks!  

Movement Mondays are a great way to introduce yourself to group exercise. Stop by after work and join a free exercise session with Crunch Fitness and Friends.

Tuesdays feature DC Public Library with Children's Story Hour, outdoor coworking (with free WiFi) bike repair and other activities. Keep an eye out for Book Club in the Park, a great way to get the inside scoop on the best summer reads.

Did you become a fan of Movement Mondays and are looking for more? Get back at it with Workout Wednesdays with Crunch Fitness after lunch and bring your coworkers!

Thursdays are jam-packed. Start your day with Morning Tai Chi. Then, enjoy your lunch in the park and play some ping pong, or end your day with the All Things Green workshop from 5th Street ACE Hardware. 

Ever wanted to be an early riser that runs? Now's your chance! You can join the DowntownDC Morning Run Club with Potomac River Running on Fridays. Or if you missed ping pong Thursdays, you’ve got a second chance to be the champ every Friday afternoon! Starting June 23 to August 4, don't miss your dose of the arts with the Words Beats & Life Arts Academy on Friday evenings! 

Saturdays, spend your day strolling through the new FRESHFARM Mount Vernon Triangle Farmers Market and pick up some great local produce! 

 

Schedule of Events: 

Mondays: 

Movement Mondays with Crunch Fitness & Friends – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Tuesdays: 

Children's Story Hour with DCPL – 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

Librarian in the Park with DCPL (outdoor coworking, free WiFi, bike repair & other activities) - 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Book Club in the Park with DCPL – Every fourth Tuesday with special event June 13 - 1:00 PM – 2:00PM 

Wednesdays: 

Workout Wednesday with Crunch Fitness – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Thursdays: 

Chinatown Park Start Fresh with Morning Tai Chi – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 

Lunchtime Ping Pong – 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

All Things Green – Gardening workshops with 5th Street ACE Hardware every 2nd & 4th  Thursday and Basic Bike Maintenance every 1st & 3rd Thursday – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Fridays: 

DowntownDC Morning Run Club with Potomac River Running – 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM 

Lunchtime Ping Pong – 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

DowntownDC Presents: The Worlds Beats & Life Arts Academy Pick up Chess Games & Instruction, Graffiti Workshops and DJ (June 23 – August 4) - 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Saturdays: 

FRESHFARM Mount Vernon Triangle Farmer's Market - 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM