American Roots Music series at Hill Center: featuring bluegrass, old time pure country honky tonk and all the roots and branches of Americana music. All concerts are free and outdoor garden seating is first come first serve. Concessions including a variety of beer, wine, and other specialty drinks will be sold at all performances.
Our Program Partners
Terence McPartland leads the Awareness through Movement classes. He has studied the body and movement since starting Judo in 1971. He is a 3rd degree black belt in Kodokan Judo and teaches, studies, and coaches Judo at DC Judo. He remains an active Judo competitor and recently won gold and silver medals in national level competition. He studied voice, acting, theater, and circus arts as a youngster and studied sacred dance for many years.
For the past decade, Barracks Row Main Street has worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance Capitol Hill’s historic 8th Street, SE, commercial corridor and to revitalize its business community. The group’s focus is the five blocks of 8th Street that stretch south from Pennsylvania Ave S.E. to the terminus of 8th Street at the Washington Navy Yard along M Street, S.E. Barracks Row is located eight blocks east of the U.S. Capitol.
MARGOT GREENLEE, DIRECTOR OF BODYWISE DANCE is a professional dancer, teacher and director. Margot works with both extensive training and a beginner’s spirit. Her projects in schools, healthcare settings, spiritual communities and corporate environments all inform each other. What she learns in one place, she adapts and translates to another.
A Birth Together offers a traditional 12- week Bradley Method® series that helps expectant mothers and their partners embrace pregnancy, labor and birth as the amazing journey they can be. Come relearn the lost art and science of natural birthing and help prepare the way for the safest, happiest and healthiest birth for you and your baby.
Brazil on the Hill is dedicated to promoting and sharing the richness of Brazilian culture with the DC Metro Area community through high quality language classes and thematic workshops. Created by Brazilian Valeria Buffo, a language instructor with over 10 years of teaching experience, Brazil on the Hill brings together a select group of Brazilian and Brazilian professionals to explore with students the full range of Brazilian culture: from language to cuisine, as well as dance, music, cinema and literature.
Byte Back, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides computer literacy and employment readiness skills to underserved communities throughout Washington D.C. Our mission is to improve economic opportunities by providing computer and technology courses to low-income residents in D.C. For additional information on their program offerings please ring their offices at 202-529-3395, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
C3 Cyber Club offers kids in grades K-9 an interactive learning environment filled with state-of-the-art equipment and award-winning computer software. At C3 Cyber Club, we use technology to teach everything from design to computer programming.
Registration is available now for summer. Set up camp now for learning, fun and adventure designed for pre-school and children up to 5th grade.
SUMMER CAMPS at Hill Center
Community Cinema is in its 7th season in Washington, DC and on location in more than 100 cities nationally, bringing together leading organizations, community members and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.
Camp Creativity includes a variety of age-appropriate thematic classes. Inspired by the work of artists from different time periods and around the world, your child will find new avenues of self-expression and gain an understanding of his or her creative potential.
Open to all, with the mission of building and preserving Jewish identity, DC JCC promotes community values through Washington DCJCC programs and services.
Story Time programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities. On the second Saturday of every month, the library offers programs at Hill Center, matched to the typical attention spans and developmental levels of different ages of children. Library Story Times incorporate the early literacy skills that children must master before they can learn to read. These are:
Perfect your urban garden while improving the environment! Founder and President Derek Thomas is a certified professional horticulturalist and Master Gardener, a member of the Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association, and a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers; he is licensed through the Maryland Department of Agriculture. He received his formal training in Landscape Design from the USDA Graduate School. Derek, a native of Trinidad, W.I., has been part of the Washington, D.C. Community for most of his life.
This year the Environmental Film Festival celebrated a major milestone: 20 years of advancing environmental understanding through the power of film. As the first film festival devoted to the full range of environmental topics, the Environmental Film Festival was a novel idea when Flo Stone founded it in 1993. While 1,200 people attended the inaugural Festival, today the Festival has expanded to become the nation’s largest showcase of environmental film, attracting an audience of over 30,000.
Fritz "Frank" Frager immigrated from Russia around 1902 after traveling across Europe, where he became skilled in many languages, which helped him to be successful in business. After he was laid off from the Navy Yard, where he worked as a cabinet maker, he decided to open his own business. With only $5,000 in borrowed money, he was able to open a hardware store 11 blocks from the United States Capitol in 1920, where it still stands today.
The Global Language Network (GLN) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance language learning by offering classes in common and less commonly taught languages, by making language learning affordable and effective, and by facilitating cross-cultural interaction and exchange.
Goethe-Institut Washington: A New World Begins Here.
Language broadens horizons – no matter where. Since 1999, Goethe-Institut Washington has opened new professional and personal vistas to over 5,000 people in its German language courses. Stepping into the Goethe-Institut, you encounter more than just the German language. You meet Germany. Welcome to the Goethe-Institut Washington.
Gottaswing is America's largest exclusively swing dance instruction and dance event promotion company. Lessons are very reasonably priced and require no long term contract. You don't need to bring a partner (we rotate partners in class), experience is not required, and we welcome dancers of all ages at all our events and classes. What makes us special is our attention to creating a community of swing dancers through lessons and weekly swing dances. Please email Debra@gottaswing.com or call our dance hotline, 703.359.9882 with any questions.
At Hello Cupcake, we make our gourmet cupcakes fresh and from scratch, all-day, everyday in our shops at Dupont Circle and on Capitol Hill. Using highest quality, fresh, seasonal and local ingredients - we create distinctive treats, each a delightful little gem. With over 50 flavors ranging from the simple to the sublime, along with seasonal and holiday selections, you are sure to find a favorite!
From cook books and memoirs to local histories and novels, Hill Center hosts book signings and author conversations on any number of topics throughout the year.
Ensembles in residence at Hill Center provide top tier music performance. The aim of the series is to bring the city's rich musical environment to the Hill community.
"Washingtonians look to Burnett Thompson Music for superior entertainment and concert performance.
Associations with the National Symphony, reigning jazz artists, big bands, dance bands, intimate chamber ensembles and jazz groups have resulted in a premier entertainment resource."
-The Washington Post, "Music for the head and the heart"
Hill Flicks/Documentary Fridays brings viewers a unique series of films and documentaries based on a wide variety of topics. As often as possible, after the screening a discussion with the director, filmmaker or other involved party will take place to further build our understanding of and insight on the topic at hand. Past Hill Flicks/Documentary Friday films have included Elvis: Return to Tupelo, SPLIT: A Deeper Divide and Kings of Pastry.
Hill Center offers a variety of languages for adult learners. Current program offerings include Spanish, French, and Portuguese, including both beginners and advanced courses. For information on Portuguese, please see our program partner site, Brasil on the Hill http://hillcenterdc.org/home/programs/partners/312
Bring out the artist in you. Hill Center artists in residence guide you with an approach that nurtures your ability to create, to select the right brush to put paint to canvas at the stroke of your hand. Beginners and intermediate students can find their Muse within several mediums - including new software creation for aspiring artists moving from traditional palette to electronic tablet.
As natural as breathing….
Yoga accessible for any member of the family with instructors who make Hill Center their teaching home.
Your choices of welcoming introduction sessions offer time for focus.
Relax your mind…strengthen your body…and restore your calm.
Meet the instructors and find the class that's right for you.
Students learn to center themselves in deceptively simple activities such as ‘Tree Standing’ and
‘Eagle Flying’. With chi at the center, even a small child can deﬂect aggression with simple, elegant movements.
Master Dong currently teaches children of all ages. For Enrollment contact:
Francesca Calisti at 202 509 5771 or Laura Takacs at 202 546 4395 or email Laura@bluenoonpress.com.
Kid's Euro Festival. Free performances, workshops and screenings for children: storytelling, puppetry, dance, magic, cinema...
Presented by the 27 European Union Member States and organized by the French-American Cultural Foundation in collaboration with 30 cultural institutions of the Washington D.C. area.
Welcome to Francois Dionot who will kick off the L’Academie de Cuisine cooking series at Hill Center. Francois Dionot is the founder and director of L'Academie de Cuisine and has over 40 years of experience in the food-service industry. Prior to opening the acclaimed L’Academie de Cuisine culinary school, Chef Dionot worked at various highly acclaimed kitchens in Switzerland, France, Washington, D.C., and New York. Throughout the years, the school expanded to include a professional culinary and [pastry arts school that is considered one of the best in the United States.
Levine combines the best of early childhood music education theory and creative classroom management to deliver a learning experience of unmatched quality and lifelong value.
The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. Today's Library of Congress is an unparalleled world resource. The collection of more than 151 million items includes more than 34.5 million cataloged books and other print materials in 470 languages; more than 66.6 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America; and the world's largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music and sound recordings.
Our Mission: Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.”
We make it our mission to spark imaginative learning! Mad science is the leading science enrichment provider for children in kindergarten through to grade 6. We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences to children.
For additional information or help with enrollment email or call: email@example.com 301-593-4777
Mark Furstenberg is a baker, chef, long-time Washington resident and the former owner of Marvelous Market and The BreadLine. He became renown in Washington in 1990 when he introduced high-quality, artisan bread to the area. Success then followed him to The BreadLine, another Washington icon. Most recently Mark consulted to G Street Food, developing the concept, menu, and recipes based on street foods from around the world.
We love math, we love kids, and we love teaching kids math. From our adult perspective, we are aware of the continuum of math skills. When we teach a young child what a fraction means, we know that one day our explanation may help that child understand trigonometry. MathTree's first offering at Hill Center will be a 2013 Spring Break Masterpieces and Masterminds Camp.
Are you interested in enhancing your talents on the violin (Classical, Jazz, and all other genres)? Are you looking to begin or improve your ability to play the piano? Can you hold a tune, but you are looking to perfect your vocal skills? The uniquely talented violinist, vocalist, and pianist Kendall Isadore is now teaching private music lessons for all ages in the following areas: violin (intermediate), piano (beginner to intermeidate), and vocal (beginner to intermediate).
Times for lessons are available upon request during the following time frames:
The National Symphony Orchestra's 82nd season is its third under the leadership of Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, who is also the Music Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The NSO recently completed its first international tour under Maestro Eschenbach's direction, garnering great acclaim, and has undertaken its second extremely successful international tour in the course of the 2012-2013 season, visiting Spain, Germany, France, and Oman.
P.A.C.E. provides educational and emotional support groups for first time mothers and their babies (two weeks and five months).
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., has dedicated itself to becoming the nation's premier classic theatre. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters and heightened language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced, the Shakespeare Theatre Company's artistic mission is unique among regional theatres: to bring to vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style.
Spanish on the Hill will offer weekly Spanish classes for children 3 - 10 years old. The classes will be separated by age and level. Our goal for Spanish on the Hill students is for participants to become comfortable with conversational Spanish in addition to effectively communicating in Spanish with others. Each class introduces Spanish using the immersion method - a fun and exciting way to learn Spanish using games, songs, books, and interactive lessons.
As president of Spoken with Authority, Christine Clapp develops the voice of experts who want to broaden their impact. Her presentation-skills workshops and coaching sessions truly transform experts into leaders.
Christine also is a lecturer in the Department of Communication at The George Washington University and a regular contributor to Toastmasters Magazine, the official publication of Toastmasters International.
Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Founded in December 1994, the company is critically-acclaimed for its efforts to promote an understanding of and appreciation for stepping and the dance tradition's use as an educational tool for young people worldwide. Step Afrika! reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages in North & South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
STRONG START DEVELOPMENTAL PLAYGROUPS
Is your child between the ages of 6 months and 3 years of age? Would you like him or her to participate in a weekly developmental playgroup offering activities to promote social interactions as well as emphasize growth in all developmental domains?
Award-winning journalist, political insider and Capitol Hill resident Bill Press sits down each month at Hill Center for a series of one-on-one, thought provoking conversations that began with C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb and have continued with Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report Editor, Congressman John Lewis of Georgia and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Press and guests will bring insight into hot topics and complex issues of the day.
Liz DeRoche is an award winning musician! From her earliest memories of improvising at the piano in a small town just south of Portland, Oregon to seeking musical adventures abroad, the self-taught, techno geekess with a flair for being atypical, has always preferred the not-so-clear path. She has performed in festivals, state fairs, punk clubs, churches and mainstream rock venues across North America. Liz comfortably inhabits her own sound somewhere between eclectic electronica and soulful pop.
We at The Sweet Lobby understand the tug of war between your need for the occasional treat and your inner voice of caution! So, our philosophy is simple: when you indulge, do so wisely - we are the ultimate advocate for your sweet tooth! Give it nothing but the best!
For more than 35 years, The Writer's Center has been a home for writers from all over the Washington metropolitan area. Our tradition of success is rooted in our vision, values, and mission.
Since 1999, Tippi Toes Dance Company® has been bringing a unique program of dance and creative movement to community centers, childcare centers schools, play groups and various after school programs. Tippi Toes classes have a remarkable impact on social and developmental growth. Our classes, which include the use of original kids music and choreography, fuel creativity, build imagination and sharpen both motor and cognitive skills.
Tom Sherwood is a reporter for Washington News4 specializing in politics and DC government. Tom joined News 4 in 1989 after spending 15 years covering local and national politics at The Washington Post. He is the resident guest analyst each Friday on WAMU-FM's Kojo Nnamdi's Politics Hour. He also writes a weekly column for The Current newspapers.
The Washington School of Photography has joined forces with Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital to offer Foundations of D-SLR Photography.
WorldPlay offers a unique collection of artists performing a wide variety of music and discussion about the culture and heritage of music that rarely appears on Capitol Hill. Each concert will feature a half hour, moderated discussion about the history of the culture, heritage, music and performers. WorldPlay is curated by Theadocia Austen and Parker Jayne and funded in part by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.
Writopia Lab (www.writopialab.org) is an award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that holds creative writing workshops for kids and teens, ages 8-18. We provide mentorship, community, publication, and recognition opportunities for the next generation of writers.
Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Academy in DC now at Hill Center!
Traditional instruction for Better Health, Serenity and Self-Defense
Stop by the Hill Center for a free lesson during class hours to meet our diverse group of students. See and hear for yourself how Tai Chi can improve your life in every way. The center is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington DC, just minutes from the Eastern Market Metro stop.
Warrior Fusion - Martial Arts, Personal Fitness, & Self-Defense: Warrior Fusion is a health and fitness collaborative that helps people of all ages and abilities train for life through martial arts, personal training, and self-defense instruction. The Young Warriors Karate program provides students high quality instruction in Shorin-ryu karate, taught by Sensei Patrick Burton. In a safe, structured, fun environment, children hone essential life skills including discipline, focus, strength, coordination, confidence, and respect.