This PARK(ing) Day, witness the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) transform Chinatown’s ordinary parking into an interactive garden oasis.
On Friday, Sept. 20 head to 713 7th Street NW in Chinatown from 10am-3pm to see farm-to-table come to life in two parklets centered around urban agriculture. Plant an herb seedling with a local Up Top Acres farmer and enjoy the same herbs in a free hummus bowl from Little Sesame (736 6th Street NW). Up Top Acres Radish will also be served.
“Parklet-goers” are encouraged to bring their own flowerpots and their urban agricultural enthusiasm. DC Public Library will also be on-site with their famous book bike loaded with resources on food, gardens and sustainable living.
Coffee from Starbucks and DowntownDC swag will also be provided, while supplies last.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event held to encourage the re-envisioning of public space. Since its inception in San Francisco 14 years ago, both residents and business around the world have creatively transformed metered-parking spaces into temporary themed parks.
PARK(ing) Day activities in the District are facilitated by the District Department of Transportation.
The DowntownDC BID’s 2019 PARK(ing) Day Event Partners: