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Hill Center Launches Dragathon Extrava-GAY-za
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital today announced the launch of its outdoor “Dragathon Extrava-GAY-za,” featuring drag performances and local queer businesses, organizations, & artists.
Hennessey – event co-curator, Drag performer, and event MC – notes, “as a former employee of Hill Center and a Drag Artist, I always noticed a space missing in centering queer people. I think this venue is unique and incredible and I am so glad that the queer community gets to experience Hill Center and what it has to offer. Drag is a beautiful art form and I am so thankful to my friends at Hill Center for providing this space.”
“I’m ecstatic to be curating this event alongside Hennessey” says Hill Center Programming Manager and event co-curator Haviland Atha-Simonton. Atha-Simonton emphasizes, “now more than ever, community hubs like Hill Center must provide space for Drag performers and the queer community. We do not shy away, we only get bigger and stronger.”
Hill Center has partnered with a variety of vendors & organizations for the event, including:
- Drag Story Hour
- The Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs
- Handmade Void
- Karos Creations
- The Becoming Fund
- Crvft Daddy Designs by Vic
- River the Craftivist
- Elevated Tea Company
- Cole’s Creations
- We L.I.T.
- Queer Quartz Designs
- Nic Art And Design
Food Truck provided by: Trini Vybez
The festival will be held outdoors at Hill Center at 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20003 on Sunday, June 18th, 4:00pm-7:00pm.
For tickets and additional information please visit HillCenterDC.org/event/extravagayza.
About Hill Center: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital offers quality programming in a restored Civil War-era hospital commissioned by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864. It is a vibrant home for culture, education and city life, and serves as a hub for community enrichment.