On October 30th from 10am – 5pm a group of nonprofit organizations and small businesses will hostAYA: An East of the River Health and Wellness Market. The event will take place at the Center for Green Urbanism, located just blocks from both the Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road Metro stations at 3938 Benning Road NE. AYA will feature:
- live musical performances and art show
- fresh produce and baked goods
- handmade arts and crafts
- massage therapy, acupuncture and more
Groundwork Anacostia River DC and DOL – two Ward 7 focused nonprofits – will partner with The Collective, a group of small business owners dedicated to promoting “Market Days” that provide quality products and services to enhance the mental, physical and financial development in our communities. Through AYA the partners will accomplish the following goals: (1) to expose the community to goods and services to assist in building mental, physical and economic health and (2) provide a platform for vendors and (3) support these local nonprofit organizations.
AYA is one of the symbols used in our Adinkra Symbol Ethics Mirror, DOL’s unique approach to character and leadership development. Aya, which comes from Ghana, literally means “the fern,” a symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. Groundwork Anacostia River DC is the visionary group which helped to found the Center for Green Urbanism – the first green-inspired business and art center east of the Anacostia River. The Center is an art-infused business incubator providing office space to small and mid-size companies, an environmentally-themed art gallery and demonstration model for homes and businesses in the heart of downtown Ward 7.
Contact Tarik Lott to become a vendor — email: tlott@tea4Youdc.com or 240-289-3716
Text “DCGREEN” to 69302 to recieve updates and more information.