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The Real DC

The Real DC takes viewers on an unexpected journey with local storytellers from all walks of life.

When you mention Washington, DC, the first thing people think is “politics.” But DC is more than the federal government – it’s cultural, creative, vibrant and fun. The Real DC takes you on a journey into the beauty of Rock Creek Park and the Anacostia River, the musical roots of U Street, a neighborhood full of spirited distillers and a thriving Ethiopian community. Watch the videos and discover The Real DC on your next visit. 

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River City with Trey Sherard

Anacostia Riverkeeper biologist Trey Sherard leads a boat tour as he...

Musical Roots with Christylez Bacon

Washington, DC’s musical roots inspire its present-day performers, a...

City of Trees with Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Naturalist Melanie-Choukas Bradley shares the beauty of Rock Creek P...

Craft Culture with One Eight Distilling

One Eight Distilling’s Alex Laufer and Sandy Wood take you through I...

International Community with Abai Schulze

Local storeowner Abai Schulze introduces you to DC’s thriving Ethiop...

Explore DC’s Arts & Culture Scene

Musical Haunts with Rhome Anderson

Browse the record aisle with Rhome Anderson (aka DJ Stylus) as he wa...

Museums with Nora Atkinson

Curator Nora Atkinson finds inspiration in museums throughout DC. Sh...

Theater with Psalmayene 24

Go behind the scenes of DC’s performing arts world with director, ac...

Dance with Julie Kent

The longest-serving dancer in the American Ballet Theatre, Julie Ken...

Mural Arts with Aniekan Udofia

Tag along with mural artist Aniekan Udofia – famed for his alleyway ...

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