Dec 15 | AEDC’s Holiday Market

AEDC’s Holiday Market
Friday, December 15th

11am – 3pm
DHCD Resource Center, 1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave  SE

AEDC, Greater Washington Hispanic Chapter of Commerce, Artisans Affinity Alliance & Life Asset invite you to shop local at the AEDC Holiday Market!

Food & Desserts!
Clothes & Accessories!
Candles and Household Items!
Novelty Items!
Personal Services!
Massage and Foot Baths!
And much more!

Dec 9 – 23 | The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place SE

Directed by Krista Vingelis

Beth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year: the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph. But when authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up to Beth’s inexperienced mother Grace to step in. The timing couldn’t be worse, as the rambunctious Herdman children, a rough and tough group of siblings from the “wrong side of the tracks,” descend upon the pageant, lured by the promise of free dessert at Sunday school. They are determined to win all the lead roles for themselves. The church “ladies” are beside themselves, all the shepherds quit because Gladys Herdman “hits too hard”, the show is briefly re-titled “Revenge at Bethlehem,” and the church catches on fire. But Beth and her community watch in surprise as the same old Christmas story is rejuvenated by the creativity, energy, and unexpected sincerity of a misunderstood young family.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever opens Saturday December 9 and runs through to December 23rd.

Thursday through Saturday 7:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday Matinee 2:30 pm


Get Tickets Here!

Adults $20, Youth 14 and under $10

PWYC will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to curtain


Set Design by Audrey Bodek

Lighting Design by John Alexander

Costume Design by Amy MacDonald
Music Adviser: Daniel Flores

Stage Manager: Brianne Taylor

Dec 18 | Selfies with Santa – Free event!

Saturday, December 16, 2017
11am – 2pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1235 Good Hope Rd SE
Free event! RSVP HERE! 

Celebrate this holiday season at Anacostia Arts Center!

> FREE Photo with Santa
> Holiday Shopping with Mahogany Books, Nubian Hueman, Vintage & Charmed, and The Den
> Hot drinks and treats from Artdrenaline Cafe
> Music by DJ The Cosmic Edge
> Art Activities by Project Create\
> Holiday Starkillers Strike Back Art Exhibitions in the Lounge

Sponsored by ARCH and Anacostia BID.


Business Planning Process – WORKSHOP

Business Planning Process
Hosted by the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)
Thursday, August 03, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library, Washington, DC

Business Plan This two (2) hour seminar assist the participant in understanding the processes involved in the development of a viable and comprehensive business plan, as well as helping to establish the framework for undertaking the necessary steps to test a business concept and determine feasibility. The seminar facilitates discussion on the important elements of the business plan, and assist the participant in understanding their relative importance. During the seminar, reference materials are made available to participant. ​