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February 06, 2012

Mayor Vincent C. Gray to Deliver 2012 State of the District Address 

Mayor Vincent C. Gray to Deliver 2012 State of the District Address

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WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray will deliver the 2012 State of the District Address, where he will report on the status of the city and his administration and outline his agenda and priorities for the coming year.

WHEN: 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
*Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for camera set-up

WHERE: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
600 I Street NW

RSVP: Media should RSVP to

MEDIA LOGISTICS: Set-up for Live Shots

• Mult box available for video and audio program feed (limited to 12), on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Program feed will be available from the Office of Cable Television (OCT) truck, which will be parked in front of the Synagogue on I Street.
• Feed will be available starting at 6:00 p.m.

Print, Radio, Other TV
• Copies of Mayor Gray’s 2012 State of the District speech will be available for media at the press table in the entry foyer and will be e-mailed upon delivery.
• A limited number of pews will be reserved for reporters on far left of stage.
• There is no designated press parking. The Sixth and I Historic Synagogue is located near multiple Metrorail stations: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Yellow and Green Lines), Judiciary Square (Red Line) and Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center/7th Street (Green and Yellow Lines) as well as multiple Metrobus and D.C. Circulator stops.

BACKGROUND: The Sixth and I Historic Synagogue is a cultural institution and community center that connects the District’s past, present and future and symbolizes the city’s multicultural nature. Originally built in 1908 as the home of Adas Israel, one of D.C.’s oldest Jewish congregations, the building was purchased by Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1951. It served as Turner Memorial’s home for half a century before that congregation moved to a new facility. A group of civic leaders acquired and renovated the Sixth & I building, reopening it in 2004 as a non-denominational, non-membership-based synagogue that serves as a cultural and educational center for the entire D.C. community. Emblematic of the rebirth of the District’s downtown, The Sixth & I Historic Synagogue has become a center for the arts, entertainment and community engagement.