H Street Project

“Many stood and spoke that this must be saved. And so, we did. It seemed an improbable wish born on a fire-charred street where empty buildings and cracked sidewalks had loomed for half a lifetime. Yet in our persistence, we grew to love H Street NE as far more than a symbol of broken-window urban decay which was frozen in time and left behind. This place became a frontier for our collective imaginations to flourish and for the doubtful city itself to stand up and take notice.

Here, we would re-inhabit nearly 300,000 square feet in partly or fully empty buildings for new purposes. Savvy business owners who had operated on the street for generations would be joined by others. Fifteen acres of underused parcels would be where our more bold dream of localized self-sufficiency and vibrancy would rise to replace the ashes that once filled the night air some four decades before. And just when we were well on our way, we would welcome the world in to see and share just how beautiful and special this place can be.”  - Derrick Lanardo Woody (hstreet.org)


Location

 

700-704 H Street, NE, Washington DC, 20002

H Street: Facts-At-Glance

  • 20,000-square foot neighborhood center
  • Dense daytime population of 207,034 employees within a 2-mile radius
  • Highly walkable neighborhood (91 Point Walk Score)
  • Conveniently located next to Metrobus stops and the Capital Bikeshare
  • High traffic count (25,600 VPD 8th Street, NE)

Two-Tier Activation

Below provides visuals from previous years.

H Street Festival

Art All Night

G40 Art Summit

Howard Homecoming

2014

2013

2012


Tier I

Mural Project

September 1st - September 9th, 2017

Multiple Wall & Full Building Murals painted throughout the H Street Corridor. Engaging the community to participate in public art helps build culture.


Tier II

Pacifico Playhouse

September 1st - November 4th, 2017

18,000 square foot raw space repurpose with multiple art and commerce components.

  • September 9th: Opening Reception (20,000 people)
  • September 16th: Congressional Black Caucus (50,000 people), Nations Classic (Howard vs Hampton) (30,000 people), H Street Festival (100,000 people)
  • September 23rd: Art All Night (30,000 people)
  • October 21st: Howard Homecoming Weekend (50,000 people)
  • October 31st - November 2nd: Day of the Dead Pop Up Experiential

 


About Us

The Sneaker Suite was originally launched in 2005 as a conceptual creative footwear showcase blending live music, forward fashion, festive foods, eclectic art, and unique, exclusive sneakers. For over 9 years, the Sneaker Suite platform remains solid with “one off”, custom branded events highlighting multiple corporate partners through high level productions such as Sneaker Pimps and Kicks for Kids Charity Shoe Drive. In 2008, the Sneaker Suite birthed a more focused category subsidiary entitled Suite Nation, a DC-based national event design firm serving clients outside the sneaker realm in genres such as automotive, beer, wine and spirits, clothing apparel, brick and mortar retail & many more. We offer seamless one-of-a-kind opportunities for increased brand awareness and brand loyalty; providing a consistent, dedicated, influential audience for brand advertisers accordingly.