Adams Morgan Day 2016
Adams Morgan Day is an all-volunteer, community-driven celebration of our neighborhood’s eclectic history, culture, businesses and residents. Get involved and help us make this year’s event a huge success!
Adams Morgan Day 2016 needs your participation and donations to celebrate our neighborhood’s eclectic culture, businesses and artistic impulses on Sunday, September 11, from noon to 6 p.m.!
From its humble beginnings in the 1970s, Adams Morgan Day grew into one of the nation’s largest street festivals. It also grew increasingly out of touch with the community’s needs and desires. In 2015, a gritty group of Adams Morgan residents and small-business owners stepped forward to take back our neighborhood festival, quickly mounting a new kind of Adams Morgan Day: all-volunteer, community driven, grassroots and locally grown.
Adams Morgan Day 2016 will give neighborhood residents and visitors a chance to explore our unique, ethnically diverse community, with street artists, live music, games, exhibition basketball, small businesses, and, of course, restaurant offerings from around the world.
Financially, we’re starting from scratch on Adams Morgan Day 2016. We need to raise funds to make sure we can pay for emergency services, permits and the like, to keep everyone safe and happy. We also want to make the event FUN! We need funds to pay for sound equipment, bands, and kids’ art supplies to bring it all together. Donations and volunteer time are both very much needed!
Our goal is to make Adams Morgan Day 2016 a day to celebrate the great things our neighborhood offers. The public is invited to every organizational meeting we hold, so join us! We’ve forged new community ties as we prepare to stage our “neighborhood showcase.” With everyone’s help, we hope to lay the groundwork to build Adams Morgan Day into a bigger festival again, but with a truly local focus and total transparency.
For the most current program updates, please visit our Facebook page or our website. To volunteer or with further inquiries, email [email protected]. Please note that we are not accepting any vendor applications from outside the neighborhood for this year’s festival.
We’ll use the money for:
- Registration of a new nonprofit
- Design and printing of flyers, banners and t-shirts
- Domain registration and web-hosting
- Permits, insurance, and licensing
- Sound equipment
- DC emergency and law-enforcement presence
why we’re doing it
The Adams Morgan neighborhood is proud of its ethnic diversity, multi-cultural small businesses, and artistic offerings. Like other desirable inner-city neighborhoods, Adams Morgan faces economic-development pressures that threaten to displace its diverse population, as well as its small-scale businesses. These economic pressures often sow controversy and division within the neighborhood.
Adams Morgan Day is a 38-year-old tradition that we don’t want to lose. We want to rebuild it as an event that brings the whole neighborhood together and builds relationships and trust between our new and long-term residents, and between the residential and business communities.