Archive for the ‘Community Involvement’ category

5th Annual Fall Fun Fest Scheduled for September 30th

August 13, 2018

The Friends of the Soldiers Home have announced that their 5th annual Fall Fun Fest will be held on September 33, 2018. The event is held at and coordinated with the Armed Forces Retirement Home, which opens its ground to the public for the event. In addition to the music, food, and games, one of the highlights for me is the antique car show held in the morning.

Pleasant Plains Movie Night on Friday, July 20th — Will Feature Two Local Documentaries

July 18, 2018

District Bridges is hosting a panel discussion with two local documentary filmmakers whose films examine issues of gentrification in Washington, DC. this Friday. The event is in partnership with Howard University and the featured filmmakers.

The first movie was filmed in the 1970s and is Brick by Brick. Brick by Brick is by Writer, Director, and Producer Shirikiana Aina of Sankofa Video, Books and Cafe. The second film What Happened 2 Chocolate City is focused on current dynamics and is in the final stages of production (donations to get it over the finish line are happily accepted online). Free popcorn will be provided by District Bridge’s partners and volunteers of Encounter Church.

District Bridges is also seeking volunteer help for the event.

Here are the details:
LOCATION: Howard University parking lot beside Sankofa (2616 Georgia Ave NW)
DATE: Friday, July 20
6:30pm Set-up
7:30pm Gates open to the public
8:00pm Panel Discussion
8:45pm Movies start
10:30pm Clean-Up

There are also a number of restaurant options nearby, including right next door at Sankofa Cafe and within a block at Salt & Pepper Grill (Indian/Pakistani Cuisine), Dulcinea (Mexican Food), Sweetpea’s (Classic Soul Food) and Howard China Take-Out.


 

Next Park View Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday, April 7th

April 5, 2018

Georgia Avenue Thrive will hold its next cleanup at 10 a.m., Saturday April 7 at the corner of Georgia and Newton.

This months community partner is Yoga Heights which will be giving a free class for the first 30 volunteers who donate 90 minutes of their time!

Immediately following, volunteers can mingle and enjoy good conversation in the neighborhood. This is Thrive’s latest community get-together, a great opportunity to connect with neighbors.

Thrive’s cleanups have been recognized by Mayor Bowser. “Your good work is key to keeping your community safer and stronger,” she wrote in a recent letter recognizing Georgia Avenue Thrive.

These cleanups are successful in large part due to the commitment of neighbors who come out every month to make Park View a cleaner place. This latest event should be no exception.

See flyer below for details.

Here’s Your Chance to Help the Georgia Avenue Main Street Thrive

April 1, 2018

The Lower Georgia Avenue Main Streets is currently conducting a survey to identify community priorities, creating an opportunity for residents to engage. The survey is open until April 4th and can be found via SurveyMonkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/765JZPB.

The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. The purpose of the survey is to help the program better understand community priorities. Hard copies are available upon request. Everyone is encouraged to participate today and feel free to forward this invitation to others!

The Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street is a new community-based economic development program to support small businesses and neighborhoods along the Georgia Avenue corridor from Kansas Avenue to Barry Place. Georgia Ave Thrive partnered with District Bridges in applying for this grant, awarded Fall 2017 by DC’s Department of Small and Local Businesses.

More info is available on the District Bridges website at districtbridges.org.

Friends of the Soldiers Home Announces Sixth Annual Spring Fling

March 25, 2018

According to the Fiends of the Soldiers Home Website, the 2018 Spring Fling will be on Saturday, May 5th. See flyer below.

First Friday Tomorrow — Screening of Movie “City of Trees”

March 1, 2018

Tomorrow is the next First Friday on Georgia Avenue, from 6 pm – 9 pm. First Friday’s celebrate the small businesses in our neighborhood and allow neighbors to enjoy all they have to offer from food and drink specials to books, yoga, etc., fun and live music and art. For the list of participating businesses check here and look for the First Friday posters in store windows. Also, on Friday look for First Friday chalk marks in front of participating businesses.

This month, there are a few “special events” for Friday worth highlighting and a kid friendly activity all around the “theme” for Green Spaces including green spaces for dogs.

Green Spaces — “City of Trees” movie screening
Green spaces are an important part of our lives and DC neighborhoods and they contribute to our health and well being. DC documentary film makers Meridian Hill Pictures (meridianhillpictures.com) will showcase a story about green spaces,  community and the efforts of DC’s “Washington Parks and People” (washingtonparks.net) in their documentary “City of Trees” (cityoftreesfilm.com). Meridian Hill Pictures is making the film available for a free community screening during First Friday. Come to Colony Club (www.colonyclub.com) at 3118 Georgia Ave NW, the film will start at around 7:30pm. Washington Parks and People will join the community for the event.

An example of the wide range of use of our green spaces will be a an installation by Noa Heyne (https://www.noa-heyne.com/) at the Bruce Monroe Site as part of CulturalDC’s “SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery”.  Take a sneak peak from 5-7 pm on Friday before its official opening on Saturday. Thanks to District Bridges for making that connection.

Kid Friendly Activity
For kids, Walls of Books is going with the dog and outdoor theme and are hosting the author of “The Adventures of Prada Enchilada” (www.adckid.comwww.facebook/theadventuresofpradaenchilada) with interactive storytelling that the kids will enjoy. (And Walls of Books has some “treats” for the parents as well in addition to the opportunity to stock up on some winter/spring reads)

With so much available on Friday night, there’s no need to stay home. Come out and have a great time!

Next Park View Cleanup’s on March 3rd

February 20, 2018

Georgia Avenue Thrive will hold its next cleanup at 10 a.m., Saturday March 3rd at the corner of Georgia and Kenyon.

Immediately following, volunteers will meet at Colony Club for a complimentary drink. This is Georgia Avenue Thrive’s latest neighborhood get-together, a great opportunity to connect with neighbors.

To celebrate the two-year anniversary of Thrive’s cleanups, they’ll debut their new, fancy trash-pickers, and professional-grade gloves.


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