Event: Action to Realize the Dream March and Rally "Jobs, Justice & Freedom"
Where: Lincoln Memorial
When: August 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sponsored by: Martin Luther King III, Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network
Event: Global Freedom Festival
Where: The National Mall, 7th and 14th St. NW
When: August 24, 2 p.m. to August 27, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: The King Center and National Park Service; The Coalition for Jobs, Justice and Freedom
Contact: Peggy Cusack at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 526-8900
Details: The festival will include four days of "education, entertainment and activities" focused on the "freedoms to participate in government, prosper in life and peacefully co-exist."
Event: D.C. Statehood Rally: "Remembering The Legacy. Where Do We Go From Here?"
Where: D.C. War Memorial, Independence Ave. NW
When: August 24, 8:30 a.m.
Details: A short rally for D.C. statehood rights will precede the Lincoln Memorial march.
The suggested means transportation to the events is public public transportation. WMATA plans to open metro stations at its normal Saturday time, 7 a.m. All lines will have eight-car trains. The events will focus on the Lincoln and King memorials, as well as the National Mall. The busiest stations are expected to be Foggy Bottom, Smithsonian and Arlington Cemetery.
There are also additional public transportation options. To see them, click here.
For those who do choose to drive, here are the planned street closures:
The Arlington Memorial Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Circle will remain open unless pedestrian safety becomes an issue. Use Route 110, the George Washington Memorial Parkway and public transportation to get to Arlington National Cemetery.
Message boards will be in place on Memorial Circle and the ramps from the GW Parkway to warn drivers of the bridge closure.Road closures will be in place Saturday along stretches of Independence and Constitution avenues.
Tour buses from are being directed to park at RFK stadium. Most passengers will then hop on the train
Potomac River Parkway (No traffic south of E Street Expressway)
Potomac River Parkway ramp southbound
12 and Maiden Lane SW (No traffic westbound to Maine Avenue)
Ramp from 9th Street Tunnel to Maine Avenue westbound
U.S. Park Police clousures:
Independence Avenue SW from 14th Street to 23rd Street
15th Street from Constitution Avenue NW to Maine Avenue SW
17th Street from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue SW
23rd Street NW from Independence Avenue SW to Constitution Avenue NW
Arlington Memorial Bridge
Henry Bacon Drive from Lincoln circle to Constitution Ave NW
D.C. police will be making traffic closures to assist Park Police to shut down Independence Avenue and Ohio Drive at various times, starting at 2 a.m. The remaining post will be closed at 6:30 a.m.