News

Tuesday
6
12

DC’s own SXSW? Welcome to the inaugural ‘By the People’ festival

Rachel Nania, WTOP

WASHINGTON — Those who live in the D.C. area know that the region is brimming with creativity. The nation’s capital is home to a number of artists, musicians, writers and chefs.

But what is the city’s reputation like beyond the Beltway? Kate Goodall, chief executive officer of Halcyon, worries.

Tuesday
6
12

By The People festival seeks to bring people together

David Karas, The Christian Science Monitor

Halcyon, a nonprofit that supports socially engaged artists and social entrepreneurs seeking to address some of the world’s greatest challenges, is looking to blanket Washington with art during its inaugural By The People festival this month.

Monday
6
11

Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building Serves as Headquarters for By the People Festival

The Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building (A&I) will serve as the headquarters and central hub for the inaugural By the People Festival, an international arts and dialogue festival taking place across Washington, D.C., Thursday, June 21, through Saturday, June 24. Presented by Halcyon, the four-day arts takeover was created to promote empathy and spark civil discourse.

Wednesday
6
6

Celebrate Summer With Smithsonian “Solstice Saturday”

"The Smithsonian will celebrate the first Saturday of summer— 'Solstice Saturday'—with free parties, programs and performances June 23. In addition to programs for adults and children, most Smithsonian museums will be open until midnight..."

Tuesday
6
5

Locked up for years as teens, they’ve returned home to D.C. hoping to make a difference

Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post

"For Will Avila, walking around the District’s Brightwood neighborhood brings back memories of crime and neglect. His mother abandoned him at a McDonald’s when he was small; his father struggled with alcohol; the only sense of family he found was in a gang..."

Sunday
6
3

June Entertainment Guide 2018

Jason Fraley, WTOP

"Which fun events should you go to around the D.C. area in June?"

Sunday
6
3

The Scene: Halcyon Awards honor a filmmaker, a former mayor and a founder

Helena Andrews-Dyer, The Washington Post

"Washington society came out to raise more than $650,000 for Halcyon on Friday at the local arts and business incubator’s annual awards night, held this year at Washington National Cathedral. The evening honored filmmaker Lee Daniels; Mitchell J. Landrieu, the former mayor of New Orleans; and Shinola founder Tom Kartsotis..."

Saturday
6
2

Music Picks: June 2018

M.K. Koszycki and Michael Loria, On Tap Magazine

Both legends in their own right, Case and LaMontagne are teaming up for a night of flourishing folk at The Anthem as the official kickoff to the inaugural run of Halcyon’s By The People Festival, an arts and dialogue festival “bringing people together around the themes of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” It’s a win-win for all involved. 

Friday
6
1

Summer is rich with historic American music

Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

Missed out on tickets to “Hamilton”? Looking for something to evoke the spirit of the show, but at a more reasonable price? Washington’s classical calendar is full of events that relate in one way or another to the main themes of this blockbuster musical.

Friday
6
1

Your Best June

Svetlana Legetic, Brightest Young Things

D.C. has been talking about BY THE PEOPLE, [the festival will]...include a little something for every art and civic minded Washingtonian.