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24-Hour Teen Event Returns for Spring Break at Deanwood Recreation Center

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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DPR Customer Care: (202) 673-7647

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Nolan Treadway (202) 257-5266 [email protected]
Michael Tucker Jr. (202) 717-4242 [email protected]


24-Hour Teen Event Returns for Spring Break at Deanwood Recreation Center

Bowser Administration’s All-Night Party Provides Safe and Fun Place For Kids

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today the Bowser Administration and DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced it will host its second installment of Late Night Hype 2.0, a teen-focused experience starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, and ending early Friday morning. The event will take place at Deanwood Recreation Center at 1350 49th Street NE. 

“The first the Late Night Hype 2.0 event last month was an overwhelming success with 700 teens and not one incident,” said DPR Director Delano Hunter. “We look forward to continuing to provide a safe and fun environment where kids can be kids.”

This is the second in a series of three, with the prior event at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center in March and continuing at Barry Farm Recreation Center on Friday, May 20. Late Night Hype 2.0 builds on a series of outdoor carnival-style events that took place last summer and will return on a weekly basis in the summer of 2022

The event, focused on kids 13 years old and above, will include:

  • Performance by DC’s CCB (Critical Condition Band)
  • Karaoke
  • Full recording studio
  • Late night pool party with DJ and water sports/games
  • Pizza and grilled food
  • Henna tattoo artist
  • Haircuts, braiding, and nail technician on site
  • 360-degree photo booth
  • Xbox and PlayStation video games

Music and art performances/demonstrations will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. After 11:00 p.m., the recreation center will remain open all night including the pool, open gym, and video games. All DPR Recreation Centers, including Deanwood, are closed on Friday, April 15 in observance of DC Emancipation Day, which is on April 16. 

Additional details are available at http://dpr.events.

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