Archive for the ‘Community Involvement’ category

Block Party on Saturday at Park & Morton

September 21, 2017

The Park & Morton block party this Saturday will be along the 700 block of Morton Street between Georgia Ave. and Sherman Ave. from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, check out the flyer below or the event Facebook page.

Halloween Costume Drive for Park Morton Children

September 13, 2017

Georgia Avenue Thrive has organized a costume drive for children living at Park Morton. Park Morton has 50+ kids and have a Halloween party scheduled at the Salvation Army at the end of October. Many of the kids do not have Halloween costumes so Georgia Avenue Thrive has undertaken a drive for new/gently used Halloween costumes for kids aged 1 to 12. See flyer below.

Park View Movie Night Scheduled for September 16th!

September 12, 2017

UPDATED: The time and choice of movies have been updated as of 9/12 @ 3 pm.

To close out the summer, DPR has scheduled a Movie Night at the Park View Recreation Center on Saturday, September 16, beginning at 7 pm.

It will be a viewers choice with the following selections;

  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Next Community Clean Up Scheduled for Saturday, September 2nd

August 29, 2017

The next Georgia Avenue Thrive community cleanup will be this Saturday. Neighbors can gather at the corner of Georgia and Morton. Immediately following the cleanup, volunteers will gather at the Murray’s parking lot for free chips and dips from Cosi, plus free lemonade from our great neighbor Peter Fortner, who is also a Sotheby’s realtor. See the flyer below for details.

Park View Public Safety Working Group Meeting This Saturday — All Neighbors Welcome

August 25, 2017

Whether you have been actively engaged with MPD over the past several months, or recently, public safety in the Park View neighborhood is top of mind. Community concerns about various hot spots in the community were top of mind over the past several months, and the shooting at the Park View Rec Center at Princeton and Warder on Wednesday night has only underscored the need to develop a strategy — not just to focus on current issues but also to proactively address future issues.

I’ve been collaborating with and supporting the United Neighborhood Coalition’s efforts to develop a community based task force to focused on public safety. This Saturday, this working group will kick off. Below is the announcement from the UNC.

As promised earlier this week, below are details and the draft agenda for Saturday’s meeting to kick off a Park View UNC public safety working group. All Park View UNC members and non-member neighbors are invited to attend.

Given last night’s events, public safety is top of mind for many in our community. This meeting will be a chance for neighbors to discuss the structure we’d like a public safety working group to take and determine its leadership. We’ll also lay out issues of top importance to the neighborhood that the working group can take on. Although many of us are urgently seeking answers about last night’s shooting, by taking space at this meeting for longer-term planning, we’ll be better equipped to address specific incidents in close coordination with MPD, our Councilmember’s and Mayor’s offices, and other city departments in the future.

I hope to see you there!

Where: Park View Rec Center , on the corner of Warder St. and Otis Pl. NW. We will meet in the small multipurpose room at the back of the rec.
When: Saturday, August 26, 10:00-11:30am

DRAFT agenda – Park View UNC Public Safety Working Group Kickoff

Saturday, August 26, 10-11:30am

1. Welcome and introductions: each attendee provides their name, where they live and their top public safety topic of interest

2. Issues: Brainstorm top issues that the Working Group will focus on (driven by what was covered during the intros and added to/tweaked as we go)

3. Process: How do we track these issues? Which DC city agencies or offices (Mayor, Council, MPD, etc.) can help? How can we best coordinate with them? If it is something the community can be proactive on independently, what action can we take?

4. Structure: What will the Working Group structure look like? This will include leadership of the Working Group overall, point people on specific issues, frequency of report-outs, etc.

5. Next steps/discuss meeting frequency

6. Adjourn

August First Friday Happening This Week!

August 2, 2017

Georgia Avenue Thrive’s First Friday event is growing, and picks up two new businesses this month. First Friday’s is a celebration of our local small businesses, with many participating businesses offering something special for visitors. Below is the write up from this month’s event:

It’s hot out there! Enjoy another great First Friday on Georgia Avenue, #Beachinthecity edition! We will again have almost 20 businesses on (see list below) Georgia Avenue NW in Park View & Petworth. Drink, food and retail specials, live music, art and more. Mark those calendars, get into a relaxed beach mindset and stay tuned for the specials and special events for the August one. And, as always, we are partnering with our friends in Petworth Petworth Arts Collaborative. Happy Friday!

Add your favorite “summer strut” songs to our First Friday summer playlist on Spotify by “following” the playlist and then adding them: http://bit.ly/2shTX0M

Participating Businesses
♣ Bravo Bar
♣ Colony Club
♣ Heat Da Spot Coffee Lounge
♣ District Dogs
♣ Union Drinkery & SmallFry DC
♣ Ana’s Restaurante
♣ Walls of Books – Washington, DC
♣ The Midlands
♣ Esencias Panameñas Restaurant & Catering
♣ Yoga Heights
♣ Mom ‘N Pop Antiques [NEW]
♣ The Looking Glass Lounge
♣ DC Reynolds
♣ Walters Sports Bar
♣ Reliable Tavern
♣ Ten Tigers Parlour [NEW]
♣ The Hilltop Bar & Restaurant (Sherman Ave)

#FirstFridayDC #GeorgiaAveDC

National Night Out is Tonight — Meet Neighbors and Police in the Community

August 1, 2017

Tonight is National Night Out (NNO), an annual event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. It takes place on the first Tuesday in August annually. Each year, the Metropolitan Police Department actively participates in National Night Out by rallying community members throughout the District of Columbia to join with neighbors and police officers in their PSAs to be a part of this annual event. Each police district organizes a location to assemble. Park View is split between the Fourth District and Third District, though the Third District event is closest to attend.

The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from 9,500 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. The details and flyer below are for the Third District event.

When:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Where: Bruce Monroe Park (3000 Georgia Ave NW)
Time:    5 pm to 7 pm


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