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Next Park View Cleanup is This Saturday, November 4th!

November 2, 2017

Georgia Avenue Thrive’s next neighborhood cleanup & community get-together will be this Saturday Nov. 4 at 10 am.

People will gather outside Walls of Books, 3325 Georgia Avenue.

Immediately following the cleanup, volunteers will gather at Walls of Books to mingle and enjoy free hot chocolate thanks to Compass real estate agent Jason Cohen, a Park View resident since 2003.

This is a great initiative of Georgia Avenue Thrive, and well worth the participation.

Wangari Gardens Fall Festival is Saturday, October 28th

October 25, 2017

The Wangari Fall Festival is this Saturday from 2-5 pm! There will be face painting, a pumpkin carving demo, LIVE music, a bake sale, and information about how to get a garden plot. You can support urban gardening, food access, and local music ALL at the SAME TIME!

See the flyer below.

Fish in the Hood Seeks Donations to Assist in Repairs & Reopening

October 23, 2017

A fire on April 14, 2017, shuttered Fish in the Hood. Bill White is working to reopen the business.

Back on April 14, 2017, a fire at Fish in the Hood lead to its closure. Since that time, owner Bill White has been working to reopen the business located at 3601 Georgia (corner of Georgia and Otis Place). Here’s an opportunity where you can help! While insurance will cover some of the costs needed to reopen, it won’t cover everything. Fish in the Hood is currently seeking community support to assist in getting this well loved business repaired and reopened.

Neighbors can make donations through a GoFundMe fundraiser. Below is the text from teh GoFundMe page.

Bill White began Fish in the Neighborhood as a family business in 1996, taking orders out of a home kitchen.  In no time, orders were coming in at two or three hundred each weekend.  Our family eventually raised enough money to rent the building on 3601 Georgia Avenue.

For 20 years, we’ve been proud to serve great food with support from the loving people in this community.  Fish in the Hood is a special place because we offer something for everyone, our customers include doctors, lawyers, politicians and actors,  in addition to everyday people who just need a good meal.  We love our customers, and we love to give back to the community we share.

On April 14, 2017, the day before Good Friday, we were getting the kitchen ready and heard someone screaming. One of the deep friers was flaming like a blowtorch, it quickly jumped to the duct work and up to the ceiling. Luckily, we all escaped safely, including Bill’s stepmother Gina, who was upstairs above the fire.

We hope to renovate and bring Fish in the Hood back in operation  (including thicker, more durable deep friers!). While insurance covers part of the costs, we need help from the community to make up the difference.

Since the fire we have had such an outpouring of support from customers, friends and family, asking how they can help. We created this page as a resource to take donations. Thank you all for your amazing support.

Yoga Heights Hosting Fundraiser Class on Saturday to Benefit Member’s Family

October 18, 2017

Yoga Heights Hosting Special Fundraiser Class this Saturday, October 21st, to benefit a member’s family with medical bills. Attendees should be sure to stick around for the Colony Club reception afterwards!

Full details below:

Join the incredible Michelle Mae for a special Cosmic Flow Fundraiser class! Help us support a dear Yoga Heights member who is dealing with overwhelming medical bills in her family’s fight with cancer.
Give your senses the ultimate trip into spacious consciousness. Cosmic Flow is a Vinyasa yoga practice set to psychedelic music and starscape lighting. Postures are infused with energy through the vibrant surroundings. This class will bring you outside of your usual yoga experience and into a new window of awareness. Yoga Heights instructor, Michelle Mae (E-RYT), will lead this dynamic class one Saturday evening each month. Please refer to the class schedule for further details and prepare to be enveloped in amazement!

Mayor Bowser Visits Park View, Announces Main Street, & Walks Community

October 17, 2017

Yesterday, Mayor Bowser visited the Park View neighborhood with two goals. The first was to announce that Georgia Avenue Thrive and their partner District Bridges have been selected to lead the Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street program. DC Main Streets is a comprehensive program that promotes the revitalization of traditional business districts in the District of Columbia. The announcement was held at Walls of Books.

(Pablo Sierra, Brianne Dornbush, and Jennifer Kuiper with Mayor Bowser.)

Following the Main Street announcement, Mayor Bowser toured the neighborhood with community leaders and agency representatives. The route went north of Walls of Books along Georgia Avenue to Princeton Place, where it headed east to the Park View Recreation Center, wound past the school and then east on Newton Place ending at the Ward 1 Senior Wellness Center. The Mayor was especially interested in talking to small businesses owners along Georgia Avenue, checking out vacant properties, getting details on the damaged playground at the Bruce Monroe at Park View school, and everything in between. Following the neighborhood walk, Mayor Bowser held office hours at the Senior Wellness Center.

Below are a few photos from the community walk.

October First Friday Offers Much to Do — Check It Out!

October 5, 2017

It is once again First Friday time! Join your neighbors on Georgia Avenue from 6-9 on Friday evening and celebrate the small businesses of our neighborhood, enjoy their specials and special events. For a list of all participating businesses and a map check: http://bit.ly/2xH7JLN

A few of the high-lights are:

  • Live music galore: Listen to live piano music at Mom N’Pop Antiques (3534 Georgia Ave NW) as you peruse their eclectic furniture, art and home decor; dance and listen to live rock by Judge Smith at the Old Murray’s Parking Lot (corner of Morton & Georgia Ave NW); and head down to the Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave NW) for some jazz and funk by Three Man Soul Machine.
  • Love the Story District’s “gold standard” (Washington Post) shows in storytelling and have been wondering if you should give it a try? Friday is your day! Story District is offering a free flash course to let you get a taste. Register for free ahead of time as space is limited: http://bit.ly/2fNZTqe
  • Scavenger Hunt for young and old developed by Teaching for Change (http://www.teachingforchange.org/). Pick up the questions at our table on the Old Murray’s Parking Lot (corner of Morton & Georgia Ave NW) and look for the clues at 7 participating businesses on Georgia Ave NW. We have prizes for the first three entries.
  • Local author reading at Walls of Books. Check it out: http://bit.ly/2whHBDE
  • Halloween is just around the corner so we all gotta get some pumpkins and start carving. We will have pumpkins at the Old Murray’s Parking Lot for $5 a piece (proceeds benefiting Georgia Avenue Thrive).

… and last but not least, First Friday has an additional drop off spot for Halloween costumes for our Halloween Costume Drive for the kids of Park Morton. Just come on down the the Old Murray’s Parking Lot and drop off new or gently used costumes there. More details: http://bit.ly/2h0WqEx

Park View Cleanup This Saturday

October 4, 2017

Georgia Avenue Thrive is holding its next cleanup on Saturday Oct. 7 at 10 am. at the corner of Georgia & Newton.

Reliable Tavern is sponsoring the cleanup and will be making a special punch, available exclusively to cleanup
volunteers the evening of the 7th for a discounted price of $4.

Also, the Park View UNC is co-sponsoring this month’s cleanup with Georgia Avenue Thrive.


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