Barracks Row Fall Festival Run of Show

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The Barracks Row Fall Festival is this Saturday! Below is the Run of Show for the Festival. We hope to see you there!

Barracks Row Fall Festival 2017

Overview - Center Stage, Five Hundred Block, Seven Hundred Block

For more detail and updates check back frequently!

Center Stage:

10:20 Emcees on stage

10:45 Cap Hill Chorale - pop and favorites

11:15 Atlas Fitness demo Mandy

11:40 Emcee announces “Presidents Own United States Marine Brass

11:40 Marine Corps Brass Quintet- patriotic tunes.

Noon: 1st Tour Home of the Commandants

Noon – Base Commander, Col Tyler Zagurski “ Presentation of Colors “

12:05- David Perry: BRMS Board Chair Open festival

12:15- Congressional Chorus

12:30- Mayor Bowser

12:45 – Jacks Are Wild- performing Jack Russell Terriers

1:00 – Mandy the Clown

1:00 – 2nd Tour Home of the Commandants

1:05 - Star Wars Volunteer Characters (Lucas Films) introduced

1:15 – Chesty the Marine Corps mascot interviewed

1:30- The Great Zucchini (Eric) magician for kids under 8

1:50 – Donkey procession

2:00 – 3rd Tour- Home of the Commandants

2:00- Jacks Are Wild – Performing Jack Russell Terriers

2:15- Batala

3:00 – Final Tour Home of the Commandants

3:00- Star Wars Volunteer Characters (Lucas Films) introduced

3:15- Atlas Fitness demo

3:25- Barry the Magician (adults and older kids)

4:05- Accordion Lady

4:35- Singers from CH Chorale- American playbook songs about food

4:30 – Chefs Cook Off Winners Announced


Five Hundred Block:

11AM-4PM- Kid’s Zone- hosted by Miracle Theatre

11AM- 5:00PM –Petting Zoo - baby animals (except for donkeys)

11AM-5PM- Star Wars Characters at booth at Taoti Creative, 530 8th St.

11AM-5PM Taoti Creative@ 530 8th Open House all day

Noon- 5:00PM- Beer Garden (private- tickets at gate)- operated by Belga and matchbox-

food & entertainment at Shakespeare Theater Parking Lot

Noon- 5PM- Capitol Hill Chorale roves midway performing at sidewalk cafes

Noon-5PM- Trapeze School Silks- performed on apparatus on midway

2:00- PM Heidi The Viking stilt walker


Seven Hundred Block:

8AM-4:30 PM Military Hospitality Alliance– Culinary Contest: Six Cook Tents - Military Chefs – Black Box - 3 Rounds- Sequestered Judges- Round Winners announced Center Stage- 4:30PM Final Awards- Center Stage

11AM5PM- Volunteer Star Wars Costume Characters – some characters on midway

Noon- 4PM Home of the Commandants open for tours Announced from Center Stage

Noon – 5PM Beer Garden- (private) The Ugly Mug

Noon- 5PM –Capitol Hill Chorale roves midway performing at sidewalk cafes

Noon- 5PM Arm Wrestling- Roller Girls

Noon- 5PM- Yoga poses throughout festival on midway at Summit to Soul

1:30 Donkey Procession from 500 block


11- 5PM- Pet adoptions at Howl to the Chief

11- 5PM on G St. - DCFD Giant Bouncy Fire Truck  + DCFD CPR training

Fall Festival 2017!

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News from the Row

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News from Barracks Row
From D Street to I St. SE the Row continues to evolve. The Vanity Box is now open for business at 737 8th Street, SE bringing to the 700 block another destination for female shoppers on beautification missions. The Vanity Box sells human hair that is used for extensions allowing women to go from short hair to long flowing tresses in just a few hours. But before you call your salon to have this done, you need to buy those extensions - at the new Vanity Box.   

Opening in just 10 days is United Building Group's Alban Masonry at 729 8th St. SE, Suite 200.  Masons are back-to-the-future famous in the District. City founder, George Washington was a ceremonial Mason plus this area is home to the impressive Navy Yard Masons Lodge nearby on Pennsylvania Ave. But, Alban Masonry is different. They are the real deal- commercial, new construction masons! Reach them or call 202-640-2507.

But Barracks Row is best know for a hip food scene. In just a few short weeks we've all come to love ChiKo, the new Chinese Korean fusion start-up at 423 8th Street whose inspired owners are out to wow us with their inventive flavor profiles.

Then, there's Porron just opened at 525 8th St, SE, a pop-up with Spanish roots for us to savor.   Very soon Sushi Hachi, sister restaurant to Clarendon's acclaimed Sushi Rock, will open at 735 8th Street.

After four years of a hot streak on the Row, Aaron Silverman is expanding Pineapple and Pearls, 715 8th St. SE to a location just one block away at Hill Center - opening Little Pearl for breakfast and lunch by fall. The original Pineapple and Pearls on Barracks Row will continue as ever an acclaimed, by reservation only DC landmark.

We'll all miss Capital Teas at 731 8th St. After rapid growth the owners made a corporate decision as part of bankruptcy proceedings to close many locations effective this week- including our Barracks Row site! At this point we have no information on the next occupants of 731 but the action on the Row never ends. We'll let you know as the next chapter unfolds!

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731 8th St SE #201
Washington, DC 20003

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Thank You!

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Thanks to the sponsors of this year's Garden Party!

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The Grant, Ryall, and Andrew Group at Coldwell Banker



Myles and Carolyn Doherty

Deirdre Fricke Real Estate at Coldwell Banker

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