Archive for July 2019

Park View Community Movie Night is this Friday at 7:30 pm!

July 31, 2019

This Friday, August 2nd, at 7:30 pm there is a free outdoor movie night at the Park View Recreation Center. Come one, come all to this family friendly event with popcorn and sno-cones. The move is Aquaman!

Movie night is sponsored by the Park View UNC, DPR, and ANC1A.

Mr. Braxton is Open on Georgia Avenue: I Highly Recommend!

July 26, 2019

One of Park View’s newest restaurants, Mr. Braxton, has been open for nearly a week at 3632 Georgia Avenue. Last night I finally had time to check it out and I’m happy to report all my expectations were exceeded. Its a beautiful space, had a good crowd from both the immediate neighborhood and some farther away (I saw a few folks arrive by Uber), and the staff were extremely attentive.

It is a comfortable space and the credit goes to owner Booker Parchment who has focused on many of the small details (hint: if you are looking for a an under counter hook for a purse or bag, you can find them under the tables as well as at the bar).

The Divers Scallops.

But I have to say, the real star of the night was the food. I had the black Angus slider with fries to start, followed by the beet salad and the Diver Scallops. My partner had the buffalo wings and the New Zealand Rack of Lamb. Everything was attractively plated and delicious … I’ll certainly be back.

The only area where some may be concerned is that the space has a lot of hard surfaces which results in a level of chatter that increases as the restaurant gets busier. That aside, it is a fairly intimate and welcoming space and my sense is that most visitors are going to love this new addition to the neighborhood.

Here is a photo of the menu I took so people can get a sense of the choices and pricing.

Battle of Fort Stevens 155th Anniversary Program is Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm

July 12, 2019

The annual program commemorating the Battle of Fort Stevens is this Saturday (7/13) from 10 am to 4 pm. Its a fun event and worth stopping by even if its only for a few hours (Check out their Facebook event page for details). Of particular interest, this year includes Cannon Firing events (Fort Stevens Field) scheduled for 12 pm and 2 pm.

This year’s theme focuses on the summer 1864 campaigns: Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington, the Federal pursuit of Early culminating in the Battle of Cool Springs, and the 1864 Valley Campaign.

Below is the draft program, which give a good idea of the types of events and scheduled times.

Block Party on the 600 Block of Morton Street, NW, Tomorrow – 1-6 pm!

July 12, 2019

If you’re looking for something to do in the neighborhood on Saturday, the Park Morton neighbors are hosting a block party on the 600 block of Morton Street from 1 pm to 6 pm. Full details in the flyer below.

Summer Youth Basketball Tournament to Begin at Park View Recreation Center Today

July 8, 2019

Staff at the Park View Recreation Center have provided an outline of the 2019 Brian T. Davis Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament that will be at the center this summer. The tournament is set to begin today (weather permitting) and run through August 23rd.

Here are the details:

  • The tournament is for boys ages 16-18
  • 8 Teams will participate
  • It will run from July 8th to August 23rd (8 weeks)
  • Games will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (3 days a week)
  • There will be two games a day
  • The last game is planned to be over by 9:45-10:00 pm for clean-up/clear out before the rec center closes.

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