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WBL Presents: Alternative Spring Break 2018 (March)

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1525 Newton St NW

1525 Newton Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20010

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Words Beats & Life’s Alternative Spring Break aims to inspire DC Metro area young creatives (14-23) with a curated tour of five major creative hubs along the East Coast. Participants will have the opportunity to visit colleges/universities, cultural institutions, and other aspects of the creative economies in Arlington, District of Columbia, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City.

The participation fee ($50) will also covers the cost of travel and admission to paid admission sites on all five days. You are not required to attend all five days, but the fee is the same. Once you have registered, you will be contacted by staff at WBL to determin which days you plan to attend.

There will be opportunities for participants to purchase lunch on their own or bring it themselves. Each day will begin with a workshop focused on preparing participants to participate in the Districts Creative Economy, the second largest employment sector after the federal government in Washington D.C.

We will be hosting an orientation for parents and young people on Saturday MARCH 10th at noon. Details will be sent to all registrants.

The schedule is as follows (tour locations subject to change):

March 26th – March 30th

All Day Trips Will Meet At St. Stephen’s Church (1525 Newton ST. NW DC 20010) at 9 AM.

MONDAY (3/26) Washington, DC:

  • College Tour – American University

  • Visit to DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities

  • Tour of DuPont Underground

  • Visit Sankofa Books

  • Visit Busboys & Poets

  • Visit and tour the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  • Visit and tour House Studios

TUESDAY (3/27) Baltimore City, MD:

  • College Tour – Maryland Institute College of Art

  • Visit to Graffiti Alley

  • Visit to Visionary Museum

  • Visit to Protean Records

  • Visit Everyone's Place Bookstore

WEDNESDAY (3/28) Arlington, VA:

  • College Tour - Arts Institute of Washington

  • Visit to Torpedo Factory

  • Visit to NoVA Labs in Reston

  • Visit Tech Shop DC- Arlington location

THURSDAY (3/29) Philadelphia, PA:

  • College Tour – Temple University/University of Pennsylvania

  • Lunch @ Reading Terminal Market

  • Visit to Fabric Workshop and Museum

  • Visit Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

  • Visit with Philly Youth Poetry Movement

FRIDAY (3/30) New York City, NY:

  • College Tour – Parson’s School of Design

  • Visit to the Andrew Freedman Home with SpaceCraft

  • Visit to Hi-Arts NYC

  • Museum of the City of New York

  • Guided tour of the Apollo Theater

  • Prospector Theater (CT)

  • Music and Media Panel

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1525 Newton Street Northwest

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