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First Friday Tomorrow — Screening of Movie “City of Trees”

March 1, 2018

Tomorrow is the next First Friday on Georgia Avenue, from 6 pm – 9 pm. First Friday’s celebrate the small businesses in our neighborhood and allow neighbors to enjoy all they have to offer from food and drink specials to books, yoga, etc., fun and live music and art. For the list of participating businesses check here and look for the First Friday posters in store windows. Also, on Friday look for First Friday chalk marks in front of participating businesses.

This month, there are a few “special events” for Friday worth highlighting and a kid friendly activity all around the “theme” for Green Spaces including green spaces for dogs.

Green Spaces — “City of Trees” movie screening
Green spaces are an important part of our lives and DC neighborhoods and they contribute to our health and well being. DC documentary film makers Meridian Hill Pictures ( will showcase a story about green spaces,  community and the efforts of DC’s “Washington Parks and People” ( in their documentary “City of Trees” ( Meridian Hill Pictures is making the film available for a free community screening during First Friday. Come to Colony Club ( at 3118 Georgia Ave NW, the film will start at around 7:30pm. Washington Parks and People will join the community for the event.

An example of the wide range of use of our green spaces will be a an installation by Noa Heyne ( at the Bruce Monroe Site as part of CulturalDC’s “SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery”.  Take a sneak peak from 5-7 pm on Friday before its official opening on Saturday. Thanks to District Bridges for making that connection.

Kid Friendly Activity
For kids, Walls of Books is going with the dog and outdoor theme and are hosting the author of “The Adventures of Prada Enchilada” (www.adckid.comwww.facebook/theadventuresofpradaenchilada) with interactive storytelling that the kids will enjoy. (And Walls of Books has some “treats” for the parents as well in addition to the opportunity to stock up on some winter/spring reads)

With so much available on Friday night, there’s no need to stay home. Come out and have a great time!

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:

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:
  • Scavenger Hunt for young and old developed by Teaching for Change ( 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:
  • 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:

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:

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

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