FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2022
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Bowser Administration to Host Monthly Event Offering 24-Hour Access for Teens at Recreation Centers for the First Time Ever
All-Night Party to Provide Safe and Fun Space for Youth
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced it will host Late Night Hype 2.0, a teen-focused experience starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, and ending Saturday morning, when the center will be open for standard Saturday hours. The event takes place at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE.
“DPR is excited to be able to offer DC youth a fun overnight experience for the first time in our history with Late Night Hype 2.0, said,” DPR Director Delano Hunter. “Under Mayor Bowser’s leadership, DPR continues to create unique events that provide young residents a safe place to be active and social amongst their peers.”
The event, focused on kids 13 years old and above, will include:
- Performance by DC’s Perf3ction Band
- Interactive art demonstration/session by Demont ‘Peekaso’ Pinder
- Full recording studio
- Late night pool party with DJ and water sports/games
- Pizza and wings
- Henna Tatoo artist
- Haircuts, braiding, and nail technician on site
- 360-degree photo booth
- Xbox and PlayStation video games
Music and art performances/demonstrations will take place between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm. After 11:00 pm, the recreation center will remain open all night including the pool, open gym, and video games.
Late Night Hype 2.0 builds on a series of outdoor carnival-style events that took place last summer, and will continue two more times this spring: on Thursday, April 14 at Deanwood Recreation Center and Friday, May 20 at Barry Farm Recreation Center. Additional details are available at dpr.events.
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