By Tashi McQueen,
AFRO Political Writer,

NoMa Farmers Market 

Come out and meet your neighbors at the NoMa Farmers Market at Alethia Tanner Park this year. The market runs every Thursday from May to October,

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. shoppers can purchase fresh produce and artisan goods, listen to live music and enjoy a picnic in the park. 

Fit and Strong!

On May 11, come out to the South Bowie Community Center for an early morning workout session from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. If you can’t attend on May 11, classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at the same time each week.

The free course will help fitness seekers improve their exercise capacity, increase strength, and help with goal setting for their overall health. 

Sign up at

Participants must be 18 years or older.

Mother’s Day Celebration with Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams

Gift your mom with a ticket to a Mother’s Day Celebration with Gospel superstars Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, JJ Hairston and John P. Kee at the DAR Constitution Hall,  May 12. 

From 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., McClurkin will sing his hit songs such as “Stand,” “We Fall Down,” and “I Need You.” Adams will sing songs from her hit albums “Believe,” “Day by Day” and “Just as I Am.”

Tickets start at $54/per person. Go to

Fiesta Asia

Come and celebrate Asian culture at this year’s Fiesta Asia in D.C. on May 20th from 3 to 11 p.m. 

The event will take place at 400 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Attendees will experience traditional dancing, music, and delicious cuisine throughout the day. Guests can also learn about traditional customs, visit the marketplace and join the lantern procession and fireworks display.