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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate Start of #BacktoSummer Programming

Sunday, June 27, 2021

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Monday, June 28, at 11:30 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will join DC kids and community members at Edgewood Recreation Center to kick off several annual summer programming initiatives, including the first day of Department of Parks and Recreation Summer Camps, the launch of the 2021 Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP), and an exciting new partnership for the DC Public Library’s #Read20 Summer Challenge.

Residents are invited to join the community event and enjoy a moon bounce, games, and free ice cream provided by Whole Foods.


Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.


Mayor Muriel Bowser
DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson
Delano Hunter, Director, Department of Parks and Recreation
Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Executive Director, DC Public Library
Cheyenne Smallwood, MBSYEP Participant
Matthew Mugo Fields, EVP and General Manager, Supplemental and Intervention Solutions
Josh Bell, First Baseman, Washington Nationals
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Amira Learning Representatives
Danita Johnson, President of Business Operations, DC United
Jason Wright, President, Washington Football Team


Edgewood Recreation Center
300 Evarts Street, NE
*Closest Metro Station: Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event to watch from a safe, virtual space. To view event online visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).