Getting Lit & Living Well with Daryl Perkins of Broccoli City

Darryl Perkins
Darryl Perkins

With winter coming to an end and spring around the corner, the city of Washington, D.C., will be alive and active once again. There will be numerous opportunities to get lit and live your best life socially as well as get and stay healthy.

Broccoli City, a group at the forefront of music and wellness scene will merge its two pillars during the 6th annual Broccoli City Festival, featuring the Migos, Cardi B, Miguel and more on Saturday, April 28 at RFK Stadium in Southwest.

While many are aware of the concert and events attached to the festival known as Broccoli City Week, the organization insists they are about much more.

“Broccoli City’s purpose is to get the millennial generation to shift the way we approach food, diet, activities and community service,” co-founder Darryl Perkins asserted.

“We just wanted to change the culture around being healthy and make it cool,” Perkins said. “As the popularity of the festival grows more people are becoming aware of the great work the organization is about and how to personally benefit from the resources it provides.”

Perkins and company believes by focusing on health and wellness they are helping a younger audience be more connected to their health, the environment and the communities they live in — by way of creating and maintaining community gardens, feeding those in need and cleaning up the environment.

“We don’t think about how our food comes from the earth…we want to really bring that connection back.”

Broccoli City also pushes physical activity in different ways throughout the city. In partnership with District Running Collective (DRC) they’re sponsoring the BC 5K run, workouts and many other fitness themed, yet fun events. For those looking to get involved Perkins suggests using the ChipN app in order to find great volunteer opportunities all year long.

“There’s always a good time to be had at the parties, but the volunteer events are just as cool if not more,” Perkins said. “Instead of at the club, you might meet your future husband or wife at one of these events.”

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