Washington, DC: Food Trucks Join Arts and Humanities Festival Saturday at St. Elizabeths East

By Che Ruddell-Tabisola  |  Food Truck Association


Donations at Entrance to Benefit Children of Mine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Some of the DMV’s favorite food trucks will join the kick-off for the Arts and Humanities Festival on Saturday, July 27th at St. Elizabeths East, with donations at the entrance benefiting Children of Mine, the District-Maryland-Virginia Food Truck Association announced today.

The Festival, held from 11:00 am- 4:00 pm will showcase the history, culture and community of Ward 8.  Festival events feature an exciting scope of activities, live performances, art exhibits, readings, and workshops. The kick–off event will also include an opening ceremony slated for 1:00 pm that will be attended by Mayor Vincent Gray along with other dignitaries representing Ward 8 and the District.

The heart of the festival is located in the center of one of the District’s most prized historic campuses, St. Elizabeths East, in the 1100 block of Alabama Avenue, SE. The East campus will soon be the home of a new Gateway Pavilion currently under construction and slated to open in September 2013. The Pavilion will serve as a gateway to the St. Elizabeths East Innovation Hub and will usher in a new chapter of visitors to the campus.

Additional festival dates have been scheduled for Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th along with a culminating event that will take place on Saturday, August 24. To learn more visit www.ahfest.com.

“In addition to serving delicious eats, food trucks help to incentivize economic investment by demonstrating the viability of restaurants and retail in important communities,” said Doug Povich, chairman of the Food Truck Association. “We’re excited to be part of the growth at St. Elizabeths East!”

Admission is free, but a suggested $1 donation will be collected at the entrance for Children of Mine. Less than two miles from  the festival, Children of Mine is an after-school program that provides a safe, clean, and loving environment for children from the Metropolitan area. Between 75-80 children come every day to do their homework, eat a hot meal, and participate in organized activities. For more information visit www.childrenofminedc.org.