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DPR Announces Pop Up Jazz in the Park Series

Monday, September 26, 2016

9.29 Update:  Due to inclement weather, the Pop Up Jazz in the Park scheduled for today, Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30 have been cancelled.

9.28 Update:  Due to the rain, the Pop Up Jazz in the Park scheduled for Wed., Sept 28 at Mitchell Park has been cancelled.

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contact: Gwendolyn Crump, (202) 288-6027, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) – The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that it will kick off a Pop Up Jazz in the Park Series at various locations to signify the end of summer and the welcoming of autumn.

“While DPR is known for our amazing summer camps, programs, pools, spray parks and playgrounds, our more than 900 acres of park space are equally impressive,” said DPR Director Keith A. Anderson. “We are parks and recreation and it is our hope that folks will continue to take advantage of our fields and green spaces as the seasons change.”

DPR encourages residents and music lovers to bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy jazz performances by The Thad Wilson Quartet and The Jazz Congressionals. Performances will occur between 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on the following dates at the following DPR locations:

The Thad Wilson Quartet

  • Tuesday, September 27  - Guy Mason: 3600 Calvert Street, NW/Ward 3
  • Wednesday, September 28 - Mitchell Park: 1801 23rd Street, NW/Ward 2

The Jazz Congressionals

  • Thursday, September 29 – Kalorama Park: 1875 Columbia Road, NW/Ward 1
  • Friday, September 30 - Ridge Road: 800 Ridge Road, SE/Ward 7

About DPR

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.