Archive for the ‘Community Involvement’ category

Fall Fun Fest at Armed Forces Retirement Home Scheduled for September 30th!

September 14, 2018

The Friends of the Soldiers Home’s 2018 Fall Fun Fest is scheduled for Sunday, September 30th. It is a full day of events for the community, with more information on their website. Also, the flyers below include additional details.

Park View Neighborhood Block Party This Saturday!

September 11, 2018

The 5th annual Park View United Neighborhood Block Party is this Saturday, September 15th, from 1-4 pm. This year it will be on the 600 block of Princeton Place. See the flyer below for more details.

DCRA Director Bolling to Engage Neighbors at Wednesday’s Park View UNC Meeting

September 3, 2018

The September 5th meeting of the Park View UNC has special guest, Director Melinda Bolling of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), better known as the agency that approves building permits and sends out inspectors when construction exceeds permitted work.

In neighborhoods like Park View where a large majority of housing stock is rowhouses, major construction can have — and often has — an impact on property owners next door.

If you live next to a construction project, or just have questions and want to know more about the process, join the Park View United Neighborhood Coalition this Wednesday evening for their special meeting:

“The problem next door: What to do when development, illegal construction or a vacant property affects your home.”

When/where: Wednesday, September 5, 7-8pm, Park View Rec Center (Warder St. and Otis Pl. NW)

The discussion will feature Melinda Bolling, Director, DCRA and neighborhood residents who will share their experiences dealing with neighboring property issues

This is a great opportunity to join the UNC and neighbors for an informative meeting to learn from neighbors who’ve been through these experiences and from the director of DCRA about your rights, responsibilities, and tips for what to do.

Artist Maryanne Pollock Hoping to Create Tent Murals at Wangari Gardens in 2109

August 29, 2018


(Artist Maryanne Pollock is working to create tent murals at Wangari Gardens.)

In July, artist Maryanne Pollock came before Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A seeking a letter of support for an art project she is working on for Wangari Gardens. ANC1A unanimously supported the art project and supplied a support letter (read letter here) to be included in Pollock’s DCCAH Public Art Grant application.

If successful, Pollock’s proposal is to make collaborative hand painted tent murals during a free event for the community that will celebrated at Wangari Gardens and then to organize a picnic in the late spring or early fall of 2019. Pollock has already successfully done similar art projects in Maryland, Delaware, and Scotland.

(Pollock’s tent murals have already be part of successful community art projects in Maryland, Delaware, and Scotland.)

Next Park View Cleanup is Saturday, September 1st!

August 28, 2018

Georgia Avenue Thrive will hold its next Park View cleanup at 10 a.m., Sat. September 1st at the corner of Warder Street and Park Road.

Park View neighbor Jason Cohen, a Compass real estate agent, will be thanking volunteers with donuts and cold drinks.

Georgia Avenue Thrive’s cleanups, a monthly tradition since March 2016, 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.

This is a good opportunity to meet neighbors and keep the neighborhood littler free.

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.


 


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