October 5, 2018

Pop-Up: Kojo’s Coming to Gallery Place!

By Margaret Barthel

Do you live, work, shop, or go out around Gallery Place-Chinatown?

We’ll be getting out of the studio to the steps of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery for the first of our Pop-Ups, and we’d love to see you there.

Kojo will chat with passersby, getting the street view on issues that matter to the neighborhood.

It’s an area known as an entertainment hub, including a lively cohort of street musicians playing everything from buckets to brass. And it’s now at the center of debate over the noise ordinance currently being considered by the D.C. Council. The law would place restrictions on the volume of street performances, which would keep area residents happy — but the musicians say it could harm their livelihoods and limit their artistic expression.

Join us to discuss that or anything else on your mind. Are you a resident, a street performer, someone who enjoys the neighborhood’s restaurants, shows and sporting events? Do you have a perspective on the noise debate? Come tell Kojo what you think! We’ll be filming your answers live.  

When: Friday, October 12, 4-6 p.m.

Where: Steps of the National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum,  7th St NW between F and G Streets

Metro Stop: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Green, Yellow lines)

Questions? @kojoshow or email: mbarthel@wamu.org

*If it rains, check back here for an alternate date and time.