Grand Opening Highlights

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On Saturday, June 17th, 2023 the Festival Center celebrated its Grand (re)Opening after three years of planning and renovation. 

The renovation, undertaken to address community impact, creation of innovative programs, and building spaces for justice, includes an 800 square foot co-working space, a 1,540 square foot Community Room, and 27 rentable office spaces. Each year, the Festival Center partners with more than 25 advocacy organizations to build movements for justice and educates more than 300 individuals on nonprofit leadership. The center also welcomes more than 5,000 people each month. 

Remarks were brought by Council Member Brianne Nadeau, Chairman Phil Mendelson, DC Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs Director Jackie Reyes Yanes, DC’s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development‘s Sybongile Cook, and DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs Director Eduardo Perdomo. 

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