2nd Annual La Fiesta is this Weekend! Sun, Sept 8
Join the Mount Pleasant neighborhood for the second annual La Fiesta del Barrio this Sunday, Sept 8th, 2019!From our friends at La Clínica del Pueblo:"La Clínica del Pueblo is excited to announce its second annual community festival: La Fiesta del Barrio! La Fiesta is an exhilarating celebration of traditional music, arts, and dance that offers a snapshot of our community's identity. We hope you'll join us for another year of free health screenings, dancing, art, music, food, vendors and fun! We couldn't think of a better way to express who we are than to spend it with all of those who make out mission come to life each and every day. Together, we will celebrate the passion, achievements and culture that run deeply through the roots of our diverse Mt. Pleasant pueblo. What are you waiting for? Join us in creating lasting connections- 1 is company, 2 is a crowd, 3 is a party, but 4 is a Fiesta so grab your friends and lets make memories that last a lifetime!"The festival program includes live performances by La Marvela, 123 Andres, and Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers as well as exciting events like dance lessons from Salsa with Silvia and a community raffle! La Fiesta del Barrio 2019Sunday, September 8th11:00 am - 4:00 pm3166 Mount Pleasant St NWWashington, DC 20010Bring your friends, family, and dancing shoesGet the full schedule of events and more details on the Facebook event page!
Hi everyone — We’ll host our next neighborhood cleanup this Saturday, Sept. 7!Georgia Avenue Thrive volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. at the corner ofGeorgia and Kenyon.Volunteers will spruce up the streets until about 11:15 a.m. We'll useour new, third-generation trash pickers, made possible by the generoussupport of District Bridges and the Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street.Then we’ll gather at Hook Hall, which was nice enough to reserve us atable for conversation.Thanks for helping us get the word out!
To Do in the Neighborhood this Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day Weekend is almost here! For everyone sticking around town for the long weekend, here's a couple of events happening around in the neighborhood.Friday, August 30Amaro Tasting & "The Great Beauty" Screening at Suns CinemaMount PleasantSuns Cinema is teaming up with the DC amaro distillery, Don Ciccio & Figli, to host a happy hour tasting followed by a showing of the Oscar-winning film, The Great Beauty, directed by the acclaimed Italian director, Paolo Sorrentino. The selection of Italian digestifs will provide the perfect complement to the foreign-language film that follows the journey of an aging journalist who has spent his life living in the lavish nightlife of Rome, but after turning 65 is suddenly forced to examine his life and rediscover the beauty and eccentricities of Rome.Tasting begins at 6:30 pm, and the film begins at 8:00 pm. Tickets range from $10 - $25. Purchase tickets here. Annual Park View Outdoor Movie NightPark View, Georgia AveDistrict Bridges’ Lower Georgia Ave Main Street will be hosting its fourth annual Park View Outdoor Community Movie Night this Friday, August 30th, at Hook Hall Beer Garden. This year they will be screening Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, family and friends for this great community event. Adult beverages will be available for those 21+ with valid Photo ID.Seating begins at 7:00 pm and the show will start at 8:00 pm. Free to attend. Find out more information here.Saturday, August 31stNeighborhood Volunteer Event to Help Low-Income SeniorsShawWeAreFamily is looking for volunteers to help deliver groceries to low-income seniors in the North Capitol and Shaw neighborhoods. This is a truly rewarding opportunity to meet your neighbors and give back to our community. Bring yourself, your family, and your friends! Volunteers will meet up at the Metropolitan Community Church located at 474 Ridge St NW.9:30 am - 1:00 pm. Sign up to volunteer here. Milk Relics Exhibit at the Lost Origins GalleryMount PleasantThe Lost Origins gallery is opening a new exhibit by local artist Tom Kim. This solo exhibition reflects Kim's career as an illustrator and animator, as well as his upbringing as a Korean American. Milk Relics is a profound and playful narrative series that tells the post-apocalyptic story of a society on the brink of environmental crisis. As the artist says, "The apocalypse is best served with cookies." More than 20 local artists including musicians, poets, and writers, will perform alongside the art through the run of the show.Show runs from Aug 31 - Sept 29. Free to attend. Sunday, September 1stJam Sesh for All Ages and LevelsMeridian Hill Park Join your neighbors for a unique Jam Out in the Park series. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Bring your instrument to jam out or bring a blanket to watch the show. Musicians interested in playing should register and download the song book on the Meridian Hill Park Jam page.2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Free, but donations are encouraged. CAMP at The Line Adams MorganJames Beard Award-winning Chef Spike Gjerde and Corey Polyoka of A Rake's Progress present CAMP at the LINE, a rooftop event series designed as an escape from the city. The series features a lineup of community and cultural organizations hosted on the Line rooftop with stunning panoramic views of the DC skyline. The bar will be cold, the snacks will be endless, and CAMP is now in session!Series runs from Aug 25 - Oct 20. $5 donation plus individual costs of food and drinks.Monday, September 2ndBBQ Cookout at The Midlands Beer GardenPark View, PetworthStop by the Midlands for their Labor Day BBQ Party to officially celebrate the end of summer. The beer garden is partnering up with Smoke and Ember for a menu of ribs, pork, brisket, chicken salad and more! They will also be featuring draft cocktails from Cotton & Reed Distillery and $4 pints of Mermaid Pilsner to cool you off. All ages welcome so bring your kids, friends, and pups for a relaxing Labor Day cookout.Noon - Midnight. Free to attend. And for those feeling extra ambitious, swing by the Midlands early for a 10 am yoga class that includes a post-workout beer and social hour. Every Saturday at 10:00 am. $15 for a Class & Pint. Get your tickets here. Have an event you'd like to share? Send it to us at NewColumbiaHeights@gmail.com For more events happening around the city check out this guide - Washington Post, "17 things to do in the D.C. area over Labor Day weekend"
Volunteers Needed This Saturday (Aug 31) - We Are Family Grocery Delivery for Low-Income Seniors
From our friends at We Are Family, "We Are Family REALLY needs help Saturday (TOMORROW) 9:30am-1pm delivering groceries to low income seniors in the Shaw neighborhood--PLEASE join us if you can, spread the word!"We Are Family delivers groceries to low-income seniors in the North Capitol / Shaw neighborhood once a week on Saturdays. This is a great event for individuals, groups, and families to have a chance to give back to their community and get to know their neighbors! Sign up to volunteer here and visit WeAreFamily for more information about the great work their team is doing for our senior neighbors.
4th Annual Park View Outdoor Movie Night is This Friday, Aug 30th
District Bridges’ Lower Georgia Ave Main Street will be hosting its annual Park View Outdoor Community Movie Night this Friday, August 30th, at Hook Hall. The event is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome! Adult beverages will be available for those 21+ with valid Photo ID. This annual event is organized entirely by Park View community organizations. This year the LGA Main St partnered with Georgia Ave Thrive, Park View UNC, and Encounter Church to put on the event. Find out details here... Fourth Annual Park View Outdoor Community Movie NightSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse(click here for the official trailer)Friday, August 30th, 2019 *Rain or Shine* Seating Starts @ 7pm & Movie Starts @8pm Hook Hall Beer Garden 3400 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington DC 20010 Bring a Chair or Blanket Adult Beverages Available for 21+ with Valid Photo ID *In the event of rain, the screening will be moved indoors; please still bring your chair and blanket Visit the LGA Main St Facebook page for more information or to sign up to volunteer for set-up and take-down! You can also help keep these community events free by donating to their GoFundMe.Check out pictures from last year’s Move Night @ 3400 Georgia Ave, the site of the new Hook Hall Beer Garden…
New Georgian restaurant from Supra folks coming to Park View
The owners of the popular Supra in Logan Circle are planning to open a sister location, Tabla, in Park View later this year. Tabla will be a pared-down version of Supra’s menu, featuring Georgian specialties like soup dumplings (khinkali) and boat-shaped cheese breads (khachapuri) and will continue to highlight an all-Georgian wine list and Georgian inspired cocktail program. From the press release: “The 75-seat space will be airy, relaxed, and friendly, with garage-style doors opening up to 25 patio seats. The interior will feature a 14-seat bar, a 16-person communal table, and a khinkali bar with an open view of the chef hand-rolling each Georgian soup dumpling. 2Scale Interiors, who designed Supra, are designing the 2,000 sq. foot space. Artwork will include the work of LAMB, one of Tbilisi’s top street artists, known for depictions of his eponymous lamb character, often shown eating khinkali.”Tabla will be located in the new The Lamont building, at the corner of Lamont and Georgia Ave, across the street from Call Your Mother. It will be open seven days a week, serving late breakfast, lunch/brunch, and dinner. The new spot plans to open in late 2019 and is sure to be a neighborhood hit. Tabla, 3227 Georgia Ave. NW
Taste of the World food festival coming to Adams Morgan on Aug 24
On Saturday, August 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Bowser Administration, led by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), celebrates the 4th Annual Taste of the World Festival to highlight the diversity of international communities living and thriving in the District. The festival is free and open to the public. The festival will showcase Colombia, Zambia, Peru, Greece, Korea and several Caribbean countries. Featured activities include an alpaca petting zoo, Korean calligraphy display, traditional dance between Peruvian Paso horse and rider, a children’s zone, a Caribbean game station, Caribbean bingo, and more. Residents can also shop for handmade and customary items.WHENSaturday, August 24, 201911 a.m. – 4 p.m.WHEREGuy Mason Recreation Center3600 Calvert St., NW, Washington DC 20011WHOLa Colombopercutiva – Immigrant Collective (Music)Zed Trio – Zambia (Dance)Marinera a Caballo - Peru (Dance with horse)Karouzi Trio– Greece (Music)La Marvela – Colombia (Music/Dance)Grupo Miel – Tropical MusicDPR encourages guests to come wearing traditional dress or tropical attire. For more information or to RSVP, click HERE. Follow the hashtag #TastetheWorldDC
Fourth Annual Park View Outdoor Move Night
District Bridges' Lower Georgia Ave Main Street will be hosting its annual Park View Outdoor Community Movie Night on Friday, August 30th at Hook Hall. All ages are welcome and drinks will be available for purchase for those 21+. Check out the details below:Fourth Annual Park View Outdoor Community Movie Night Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Hook Hall, 3400 Georgia Ave NW Friday, August 30, 2019 Seating starts at 7pm Movie starts at 8pm Bring your own chair and blanket Bring Photo ID if you would like to enjoy adult beverages at the bar *If it rains, the movie will be moved indoors but you'll still need your chair/blanketThis annual event is organized entirely by Park View community organizations. This year the LGA Main St has partnered with Georgia Ave Thrive, Park View UNC, and Encounter Church to put on the event. Check out the LGA Main St Facebook page for more info or to sign up to volunteer for set-up and take-down! You can also help keep these community events free by donating to their GoFundMe. Take a look at the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse trailer:
Happening This Weekend - Sixth Annual Back to School Block Party
Monday, August 26th marks the official start of the new school year for DC. Join the Ward 1 community for one last summer hooray at the Sixth Annual Parkwood Place Back 2 School Block Party this Saturday from Noon to 8 PM. Check out the fb event or the flyer below for details ...
Barack and Michelle Obama visit The Coupe again to talk about their new movie
You may remember that President Obama visited the Coupe on 11th Street NW a few years ago, as part of an event about small businesses — and the restaurant has a photo of the visit when you come in. And a few days ago they came back, talking with the directors of their new Netflix movie American Factory about a Chinese businessman buying a factory in Ohio.I’m not sure when it was filmed, but it’s neat to see the Obamas sitting in our neighborhood again. They’ve actually visited multiple times, including local schools and restaurants. Michelle, for example, ate at Maydan on Florida Avenue not long ago.Welcome back, Obamas! Here's the full interview.