Archive for the ‘Sports leisure and entertainment’ category

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween Everyone!

October 31, 2017

There’s certainly  not a shortage of things to do or places to go tonight to celebrate Halloween — whether its good old fashioned Trick-or-Treating or going to the 11th and Monroe Trolley park. Wishing everyone a fun and safe time of it tonight!

(House at 15th and S decorated for Halloween.)

Halloween Decorations Beginning to Abound

October 27, 2017

Halloween is only a few days away, and decorations are beginning to pop up throughout the community, like the decorations at 1342 Kenyon Street below.

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.

A Beautiful Weekend for the DC Cyclocross Races

October 23, 2017

The southern grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home were a buzz this weekend with the annual DC Cyclocross races. Below are a few photos and videos to give an idea of what the event is like for those who may not have been able to attend.

Annual Cyclocross Race at Soldiers’ Home is This Weekend

October 19, 2017

The annual DCCX races are back and located on the lower grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The races are scheduled to be on October 21st and 22nd with the course winding around the ponds on the grounds.

The races are always a lot of fun, and a rare opportunity to enjoy the grounds of the Soldiers’ Home. More information is available here. The event was even one of the staff picks in the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC this year.

(Day 1 Race Course)

DMPED Signs Bruce Monroe Redevelopment Land Disposition Agreement

October 11, 2017

Here is some news from the October New Communities Initiative E-Newsletter that I thought people should be aware of. Last month, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) signed the Bruce Monroe Land Disposition Agreement (LDA).

Additionally, the newsletter stated that the community design process for the new park on the Bruce Monroe site will be co-lead by the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the Department of General Services (DGS), which will kick off later this year.

(Rendering of approved building and park at the Bruce Monroe property.)

Vintage Autos at the Soldiers’ Home

October 2, 2017

The weather on Sunday was fantastic, and I hope everyone had an opportunity to visit the Soldiers’ Home for the Fall Fun Fest. One of the events I particularly enjoyed was viewing the antique autos that were up near the Lincoln Cottage area. Below are a few of the cars that caught my eye.


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