The Grand Opening of the Yards Marina
Forest City to host family-friendly nautical themed afternoon with activations from Living Classrooms
WHAT: The grand opening of The Yards Marina, hosted by Forest City in collaboration with Living Classrooms. The DC metro area is invited to a free afternoon of family-friendly activities along the Anacostia River as part of the Marina’s opening day celebration.
The Yards Marina features 50 boat slips with dockage for boats up to 125 feet in length, a water taxi dock, an education dock and a paddler dock for kayaks and smaller personal boats. Half of the slips are designed for long-term, seasonal use, while the other half are intended for short-term occupation of ten days or less. Transient slips are available for the opening event at no charge. Space is limited; please contact Living Classrooms at 202-488-0627 to reserve.
Opening day activities to include:
- Environmental education activations
- Tours of the Marina and educational dock
- Live Music by Jonny Grave and Party Like Its…
- Mini golf, lawn shuffle board, corn hole and a moon bounce
- Face painting and balloon artists
- Roaming circus performers
- Mermaid story time
- Nautical themed children’s crafts
- Short boat excursions aboard Living Classroom’s Historic Oyster Buyboat and the Anacostia Riverkeeper’s pontoon
- Bites from Yards restaurants
WHO: The Yards, DC’s most exciting waterfront neighborhood for living, dining, shopping, relaxing and now boating and water activities. Living Classrooms will serve as a nonprofit partner, managing the marina’s educational programming as part of their youth outreach and as an employment venue for students participating in their job-training program.
WHEN: Sunday, June 26 from 2pm to 5pm
WHERE: Yards Park | 301 Water Street SE | Washington, DC 20003. Directions can be found at www.TheYardsDC.com/explore/map. The Yards is metro accessible via the Navy Yard Metro on the Green line and Capitol South Metro on the Orange/Blue line. Parking is available on The Yards’ surface parking lots.
WHY: Enjoy a summer afternoon on the water with family and friends, and complete your day with a meal at one of the many restaurants located within walking distance at The Yards.
HOW: The event is free and open to the public. Cameras are welcome, media can RSVP by contacting Amy Clark at Amy@BrandLinkDC.com.