The Mayor’s State of the District Address should be of interest to many. I know that the location may be difficult for some and, as the announcement states, seating will be on a first come basis, so I’m hopeful that anyone who can make it will report back to the community. The announcement from the dc.gov Website is below:
Mayor Vincent C. Gray to Deliver 2013 State of the District Address on February 5
The Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Will Be the 2013 Venue for Annual Speech
Mayor Vincent C. Gray will deliver the 2013 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.
7 pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Sanctuary, 600 I Street NW
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 DC’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 DC 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.