May 22, 2023 /
Christina Hester

Early Summer Events

And just like that, our planting season has come to an end! Although our Community Tree Plantings won’t be back until Fall, there are still plenty of ways to get involved and get outside next month. From invasive removals to tree care events to DC’s Pride programs – come out and find us having a good time this June.

Saturday 6/3 – Invasive Removal at Mount Olivet

Join us at Mount Olivet Cemetery as we partner with Save Our Trees , a local English Ivy removal organization, to clean up our green space and remove invasive English Ivy from the beautiful legacy trees on the property.

Sunday 6/4 – Brookland Open Streets

Open Streets in Your Neighborhood is coming to Ward 5’s 12th Street NE at the beginning of June! The event will close half a mile of 12th Street NE to cars and open them up to people to ride, bike, walk, socialize, and participate in fun programming, just in time for school! We will feature educational programming specifically geared towards children of all ages and abilities. You won’t want to miss this Open Streets event!

Friday 6/9 – DC Front Runners Pride Run 5k at Congressional Cemetery

Join over 1,000 runners/walkers/celebrators at the 11th annual DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K. This event was voted the Best 2022 LGBTQ Event (Washington Blade). DC Front Runners is a running, walking, and social club for LGBTQ people and friends in DC area. The annual 5k is hosted at the Historic Congressional Cemetery, a beloved community spot and home to almost 500 Casey Trees trees!

Saturday 6/10 – DC Pride Parade

We welcome you to celebrate with the LGBTQ+ community and its allies at the historic Capital Pride Parade! This beloved tradition honors our history and acknowledges the evolution of the LGBTQ+ neighborhoods in Washington, DC, while respecting the origins and importance of taking to the streets in our fight for equality. Be prepared to experience one of the largest Pride Parades to ever take place in the Nation’s Capital.

Sunday 6/11 – DC Pride Festival

Join the LGBTQ+ community on America’s Mainstreet, historic Pennsylvania Avenue, for the Capital Pride Festival. Enjoy a full day of entertainment on three stages, food, drink, and advocacy with over 300 exhibitors. The Festival is the largest annual event in the national capital region and continues to be free to the public.

Wednesday 6/14 – Marvin Gaye Park Invasive Removal and Clean Up

Join us at Marvin Gaye Park to clean up our green space and take down some invasive species! We will be collecting trash, helping with beaver management, and removing invasive species.

Sponsored by Anacostia Parks and Community Collaborative (APACC), DOEE Volunteer Network, Clean City DC, Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE), Washington Parks and People, Washington Area Bike Association (WABA), and Casey Trees. Free lunch provided to all volunteers curtesy of APACC!

Sunday 6/25 – Land Conservation Day at Hellbender Brewing

Casey Trees’ land conservation program aims to restore fragmented patches of urban forest, enhance urban ecosystems and public health, and protect green space for trees to grow and neighbors to connect with nature. We work with local landowners to steward natural areas and improve the conditions of those sites. Celebrate the end of Land Conservation month with us at Hellbender Brewing with: Tree Tours, Tree-via (Tree based trivia!), Live Music, Raffles, Food Trucks, and try the exclusive Casey Trees seasonal beer!

Tuesday 6/27 – Tree Care at Anacostia Skate Park Pavillion

Join us as Casey Trees teams up with Friends of Anacostia Park for a fun day of service around the Skate Park Pavilion! We will be mulching some of our newly planted trees (planted by our volunteers last year!) around the park along with other organizations who will be conducting various clean up and service activities around the area.