In celebration of NoMa’s beautiful, new Alethia Tanner Park, and in honor of the remarkable legacy of the park’s namesake, the NoMa BID is hosting a new event: Alethia Tanner Day! In 2020, the NoMa BID’s sister organization, the NoMa Parks Foundation, delivered to local and District residents NoMa’s largest park property to date. The community at large voted to name our newest NoMa park after Alethia Tanner because of her resilience, ingenuity, and commitment to community.  Tanner was a formerly enslaved woman who purchased her freedom and the freedom of dozens of others and became a champion of education for Black men and women in the District. This year, we are thrilled to gather as a community and celebrate her legacy at the first annual Alethia Tanner Day on Saturday, July 23 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Alethia Tanner Park


Events & Actvities

Join us at Alethia Tanner Park!

  • Special signage dedication with stakeholders and city officials from across the District, as well as descendants of Alethia Tanner  
  • Pop-up market curated by Neighbors DC, which features a lineup of Black female makers
  • Music from DJ Mathias Broohm and Too Much Talent Band
  • Demonstration and Double Dutch lessons from DC Retro Jumpers
  • Kid-friendly seed planting activity
  • Food available for purchase from local food truck, 7 Starr Wings
  • Bike repairs and safety checks from REI