The Anacostia Community Museum’s Annual Soiree at the Castle on the Mall

The theme for this year’s annual soiree was : “70s and 80s” which some people took more literally than others. It was held downtown in the original Smithsonian: the castle. The Great Hall was booming with the horn section of local band Phase II, cocktails garnished with Pop Rocks were served (anyone remember the urban legend of Mikey?), actor Danny Glover was in attendance to receive the John R. Kinard Leadership in Community Service Award, and it’s safe to say a fun time was had by all.

June 12, 2015 - Development Director Tykia Rodgers dances with Education Director Paul Perry at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 – Development Director Tykia Rodgers dances with Education Director Paul Perry at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution



June 12, 2015 - Honoree Actor Danny Glover with Director Camille Akeju at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 – Honoree Actor Danny Glover with Director Camille Akeju at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

 

June 12, 2015 - Anacostia Community Museum Advisory Board members Bennie Johnson and Tulli Moss share a laugh at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 – Anacostia Community Museum Advisory Board members Bennie Johnson and Mossi K. Tull share a laugh at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution



June 12, 2015 - Advisory board member Donna Gambril (far left) poses with friends at the  Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 – Advisory board member Donna Gambril (far left) poses with friends at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

 

June 12, 2015 - Mixed tape cookies were served at the 70s themed Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 – Mixed tape cookies were served at the 70s themed Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

 

June 12, 2015 -Director Camille Akeju with the members of the ACM Advisory Board:  HyeSook Chung,  Barbara Gambrell, Mossi K. Tull, Arrington Dixon, Director Camille Akeju, Larry Frazier, Alma Candelaria, Bennie Johnson and Tonya Kinlow at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 -Director Camille Akeju with the members of the ACM Advisory Board: HyeSook Chung, Donna Gambrell, Mossi K. Tull, Arrington Dixon, Director Camille Akeju, Larry Frazier, Alma Candelaria, Bennie Johnson and Tonya Kinlow at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

 

June 12, 2015 -ACM Board Chair Larry Frazier shows off his 70s themed outfit on his phone to Allyn Kurin with Undersecretary Richard Kurin at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 -ACM Board Chair Larry Frazier shows off his 70s themed outfit on his phone to Allyn Kurin with Undersecretary Richard Kurin at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

 

June 12, 2015 -ACM board member Tonya Kinlow, DC  Council member Vincent Orange and Dr. Marceé White at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 -ACM board member Tonya Kinlow, DC Council member Vincent Orange and Dr. Marceé White at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

 

June 12, 2015 - MIstress of Ceremonies Maureen Bunyan chats with guests in teh silent auction area of the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 – MIstress of Ceremonies Maureen Bunyan chats with guests in teh silent auction area of the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 -The Commons area of the Smithsonian Castle houses cases of artifacts from many of the Smithsonian's museums and research center, and served as a dessert area at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 -The Commons area of the Smithsonian Castle houses cases of artifacts from many of the Smithsonian’s museums and research center, and served as a dessert area at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 - Former Anacostia Community Museum employee Zora Felton with friends and family at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 – Former Anacostia Community Museum employee Zora Felton with friends and family at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 - The band Phase II boogies down at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 – The band Phase II boogies down at the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

 

Spouses of Smithsonian African Art Museum Director Johnetta Cole and Acting Secretary Al Horvath were clearly the MVP’s of the event, bringing a lot of enthusiasm to the dance floor.

June 12, 2015 - James D. Staton takes the dance floor with Charmaine Horvath during the  Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 – James D. Staton takes the dance floor with Charmaine Horvath during the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 -Director Camille Akeju poses with members of Phase II the band during the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution

June 12, 2015 -Director Camille Akeju poses with members of Phase II the band during the Anacostia Community Museum annual soiree held at the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. Photo by Susana Raab/Anacostia Community Museum/Smithsonian Institution