Posted tagged ‘Christmas’

Admiring Neighborhood Decorations

December 24, 2015

In honor of the Christmas holiday tomorrow, here are some of the many decorations you can see around the neighborhood.









Holiday Decorations Beginning to Appear Around the Neighborhood

December 4, 2015

I’ve started to notice holiday decorations around Park View. It’s one of the annual highlights for me and I’ll post more photos of them soon. In the mean time, enjoy this display from 632 Quebec Place, NW.

Christmas Decorations

Park View’s 1938 Yuletide Lane Parade

December 24, 2013

Jobs Daughters 1938

I’ve posted about Park View’s 1937 and 1938 Yuletide parades before. In keeping with the season, here is another image and article from the 1938 parade. These are from the Evening Star. Above is a photo of Jobs Daughters of Anacostia shown marching on December 13, 1938, during the parade, where they were judged the best marching unit.

Below is the article from the Evening Star describing the event.

Park View Yuletide Parade 1938

Christmas Decorations Beginning to Show Up in the Neighborhood

November 21, 2013

I’ve begun to notice houses with Christmas decorations recently. I saw the house below on New Hampshire Avenue over the weekend and noticed another on the 1300 b/o Kenyon Street last night. Generally, I love holiday decorations and look forward to seeing more. However, I’m still a little surprised to be seeing Christmas decorations prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

New Hampshire

Community Holiday Lights Constest — Who’s In?

November 25, 2011

Decorations at 608 Rock Creek Church Road from last year

Here’s something fun to kick off the Yuletide season.

The Park View, Petworth, and Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) communities are in the early stages of organizing a holiday lights competition. Everyone involved thus far thinks this is a good opportunity to have the communities get to know each other better. It’s also an opportunity to have some good, old-fashioned competition.

As I mentioned, this event is still in the very early stages of organization with full details yet to be worked out. The general idea is to identify households that want to participate. Then, select a night that the AFRH seniors can view the decorations and vote on the decorations they like best.

As details are nailed down, I’ll post an update here. Of course, you can always send me an email as well.

So, who wants to participate?


Area Holiday Decorations Beginning to Appear

December 15, 2010

As I’ve been walking around the neighborhood lately, I’ve started to see holiday decorations popping up here and there. I thought it would be nice to start sharing them, so below are two from northern Park Place.

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Above: 3674 Park Place (day and night), and below: 3648 Park Place (day and night)

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If you know of any great holiday decorations that you’d like to share, send them in to parkviewblog (at) gmail (dot) com.


Merry Christmas Everyone

December 25, 2009

I thought I’d share one more decorated house for Christmas. This home is at 608 Rock Creek Church Road.

Celebrating the Season in 1927

December 24, 2009

On December 21, 1927, the Park View community included a seasonal play as part of the holiday entertainment. You can read more about it in the following article.

(From the Washington Post)

Decorations on the 600 Block of Princeton Place

December 23, 2009

I thought this home on Princeton Place had some attractive decorations.

Highlights from Santa’s Workshop

December 21, 2009

You may remember that the Park View Recreation Center played host for the DC Cares and local schools Santa’s Workshop this year. While a summary of this year’s program is still being compiled, early reports indicate that over 700 kids participated. One of the highlights was a visit by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Monday, December 14th. Mr. Bolden is a four-time shuttle astronaut and the first African-American to head NASA on a permanent basis.
NASA Administrator Bolden Volunteers with the DC Cares Program (200912140005HQ)(Image from the NASA Headquarter flickr pool. Additional photos of Mr. Bolden’s visit can be found here)

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