Congress Heights

Art All Night – the Chocolate City Edition

Destination Congress Heights in Collaboration with DSBLD invites you and your family to Art All Night Made In D.C – The Chocolate City Edition. Drive, walk, ride, hop or skip to the Congress Heights neighborhood which is east of the Anacostia River to experience all forms of visual and performing arts; aiming to take you on a journey across the African-American Diaspora in the District Of Columbia.

There will be Nine (9) main venues with five (5) other artfully activated outdoor venues, featuring some of our local small businesses and vendors along our Congress Heights Main Street corridor. Destination Congress Heights, The Chocolate City Edition of Art All Night highlights the history and future of Gospel, Blues, Jazz, R&B (Old and New Skool), Rap, Hip-Hop, Go-Go, Reggae, Soca, Latin, Cuban, and Afro-Beats through several musically driven venues. On September 23rd 2017 the Congress Heights Chocolate neighborhood will come alive, so you better be here.


Check In Stations

Chocolate City No. 1 Main Check-in Point

  • Intersection of Alabama Avenue SE and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE


Chocolate City
Check-in No. 2

  • Intersection of Martin Luther king Jr. Ave., SE and Lebaum St SE


1) The Mixing Pot

  • Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center
  • 3200 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

2) Side Walk Plaza I 

  • Pretty Polish Nail Bar
  • JB Barber Shop
  • My 3 Sons

3) Gospel Explosion 

  • Brighter Day Ministries
  • 421 Alabama Ave SE

4) Blue Note Speakeasy

  • 3115 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE,

5) Hip-Hop Block Party

  • Congress Heights Plaza
  • 3109 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

6) Midnight Brunch Jam Session

  • Congress Heights Plaza
  • 3109 Martin Luther King Jr Ave,

7) Chocolate Factory: Old Skool Experience

  • Democracy Prep
  • 3100 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

8) Play in Art All Night/ Kids Zone

  • Democracy Prep
  • 3100 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

9) Side Walk Plaza III

  • Devine Styles
  • Expert Barber Shop
  • Capitol City Creamery

10) Side Walk Plaza IV

  • City Beats

11) Side Walk Plaza V

  • Pro Cut Barbershop
  • Auiztouna

12) Arts Inclusion Panel: Diasporic Dialogue

  • UPO Petey Greene Community Center
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

13) Go-Go House

  • Pepco — Building
  • 2804 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE,