For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 1, 2018) – The After Dark @THEARC Gala celebrated Building Bridges Across the River’s 13 years of improving the quality of life for children and adults who reside east of the Anacostia River. The gala on Saturday, held at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreational Campus (THEARC), provided attendees with a first-hand look at the new innovative building, and raised over $800,000 for the facility. THEARC features a 365-seat community theater, black box theater, urban farm, regulation-size gymnasium, libraries, computer labs, classrooms, dance studious, music and visual arts studios, an art gallery and a public playground. The facility also has 14 permanent nonprofit resident partners: Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR), the AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation, Artreach, the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, the Boys and Girls Club FBR Branch, the Children’s National Health System, Covenant House Washington, the David Lynch Foundation, DC Central Kitchen, Levine Music, The Phillips Collection, The Washington Ballet, The Washington School for Girls, and Trinity Washington University.