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BloomBars has been a community institution for Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, and beyond for the last 15 years. Whether it’s giving artists and creatives a platform to grow and share their gifts, providing children and families with early-childhood-development programs, or community members with a safe, alcohol-free space to connect across our many divides, BloomBars has been a constant.
As you may have noticed on our socials, we’ve opened our doors again and have been building steam toward our rebirth these last few months. From BloomBars Day at the National Cherry Blossom Festival to Columbia Heights Day to monthly family entertainment night at the Columbia Heights Rec. Center, to special events, to the gradual return of regular programs like weekly Samba classes for kids and adults, yoga, and monthly Harambee with Baba Ras D, and of course, our reBloom Donation marketplace (please and thank you to those who donated items or plan to). And there’s more in store, but we’re far from being out of the woods. The first step has been to reimagine ourselves in this new paradigm and how that translates into our sustainability. Shout out to District Bridges for helping us develop that plan. But for us to continue to move forward, we need a BIG infusion of your support to cover things like property taxes if we are to keep our doors open. In these challenging times, our mission is more relevant now than ever. Please donate NOW, spread the word, and keep BloomBars blooming!