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Bowser Administration Highlights Thanksgiving Events in the District

Friday, November 19, 2021



(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the Bowser Administration and DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are proud to share a cornucopia of events to bring communities together and to provide Thanksgiving resources to hundreds of District families during the holiday season.

Events include dinners, turkey and holiday basket giveaways, as well as providing coats to those in need at various recreation centers across the District.  Listed below are a few of the many activities offered this month through Mayor Bowser and DPR and its community partners. 


Friday, November 19

Friendsgiving Parkview Dinner

Parkview Recreation Center (693 Otis Pl NW)

Time: 5 p.m.


Ridge Road Turkey Giveaway

Ridge Road Community Center (830 Ridge Rd SE)

Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.



Saturday, November 20


Annual Turkey Basket Giveaway in partnership with Project Giveback

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (1100 Michigan Ave NE)

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Holiday Basket Giveaway with Hands Up Outreach Ministry

Parkview Recreation Center (693 Otis Pl NW)

Time: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Turkey Basket and Coat Giveaway

Bald Eagle Recreation Center (100 Joliet Street SW)

Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.


21st Annual Feed Those in Need Event

Fort Davis Recreation Center (1400 41st St SE)

Time: 9 a.m. – food prepared on site and distributed in the community



Monday, November 22

Roving Leaders (Ricardo Duren) Annual Turkey Giveaway

Brentwood Recreation Center (2311 14th St NE)

Time: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Roving Leaders Langdon Park Turkey Basket Giveaway/ Lethal Shooter Backboard Unveiling

Langdon Park Recreation Center (2901 20th St NE)

Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Emery Turkey Basket Giveaway

Emery Heights Community Center (5701 Georgia Ave NW)

Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.



Many of the events are already reserved for community members, but some may still have availability. For more information on events, visit DPR.events.




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