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Fundraiser for Climate Action at the Midlands on Friday, April 28th

April 21, 2017

In honor of Earth Day, volunteers are invited to help out with HotHotHot Fundraiser for Climate Action and Earthjustice, Friday, April 28, from 6-10 pm, at The Midlands Beer Garden (3333 Georgia Ave NW at Morton).

Contact Rachel at HotHotHotDC(at)gmail(dot)com if you are able to lend a hand with any of the following:

  • Recruiting or donating raffle and silent auction items,
  • Event set-up,
  • Tabling,
  • Clean-up.

Flyer and event details from the organizers are below:

Come hang out with fellow friends of the environment for drinks and activities in honor of Earthjustice the night before the People’s Climate March!

Local brews, live music, rally sign-making, and tons of great raffle items from local businesses and artisans will help you prep for Saturday’s activities!

Earthjustice is a nonprofit environmental law organization that uses the power of the law to fight for the earth and its inhabitants. They represent a diverse array of clients and coalition partners, from grassroots and community groups to large national organizations. Donations to Earthjustice allow them to represent their clients free of charge, so they can choose cases strategically rather than based on the client’s ability to pay. Earthjustice pursues three key goals: protecting our earth’s natural spaces and wildlife; fighting for healthy communities where children can breathe clean air, no matter where they live; and strengthening the rise of clean energy. If you can’t make the event, be sure to stop by their website to make a donation.

The Midlands Beer Garden is Park View’s new beer garden with a large indoor and outdoor space. They serve a wide selection of draft beers, host regular live shows, and have an adorable bar dog, AndyPants. For this event, Midlands is graciously donating the proceeds from select drinks directly to Earthjustice.

Be sure to join us all at the People’s Climate March in Downtown DC on April 29th. For more information about this historic event please visit:

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
–Yes, this will be a 21+ event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
–Midlands is a short walk from the Columbia Heights or Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro stations. There are also Bikeshare stations at Columbia Road & Georgia Ave and New Hampshire Ave & Georgia Ave. There is street parking outside of of the beer garden for those who choose to drive. Midlands is wheelchair accessible.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
—Please shoot us an email at hothothotdc(at)gmail(dot)com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
—No, but you so need to register on the Eventbrite! If a line forms at the bar, your name on the list will allow you to come right on in.

Arrest Made in Casa Ruby Vandalism/Assult, Casa Ruby Seeks Donations for Repairs

March 14, 2017

Vandalism of door at Casa Ruby

On Sunday at around 2 pm Casa Ruby — located at 2822 Georgia Avenue — was vandalized and the perpetrator engaged in a verbal altercation with a staff member working at the center. Casa Ruby is a drop-in center and advocacy organization for transgender women which was founded in 2004 by Ruby Corado. As the subject left the building, he threw a brick at the door causing damage.

On Monday, March 13, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, Andrew Cook of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Felony Destruction of Property. He was additionally charged with Simple Assault and Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.

I can’t thank MPD enough for their support of Casa Ruby and swift response, but Casa Ruby also needs help in repairing the damage. A gofundme campaign has been set up “to help raise enough money to help Casa Ruby get better security doors as to keep everyone inside safe and make them feel safe.  The transgender community and especially our youth really need our help right now.”

Please consider supporting Casa Ruby to help them repair damage and upgrade their safety.

(Ruby Corado (center) of Casa Ruby)2

Tonight! Park View UNC Fundraiser at DC Reynolds.

August 25, 2016

The Park View United Neighborhood Coalition — the civic group that serves the northern section of Park View — is having their annual fundraiser tonight at DC Reynolds. Its a good way to meet neighbors and support the UNC.

Here’s How It Works

1. Come to DC Reynolds
2. Buy a drink from one of their friendly bartenders
3. The bartender will give you a receipt good for a 2nd drink. DON”T USE IT.
4. Drop your receipt in the jars provided on the bar. The UNC receives the value of your drink ticket!

More information on the flyer below:

UNC Fundraiser flier 2016_PDF

E.L. Hanynes Hosts 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar this Saturday, December 1

November 29, 2012

This Saturday, December 1st, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School is holding its 4th annual holiday bazaar (poster below). The bazaar starts at 10 a.m. and is open until 2 p.m. at the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School located at 3600 Georgia Ave. NW (at Otis St., 2 blocks south of Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Sta.). It sounds like a nice way to support the school, enjoy some baked goods, and get some holiday shopping out of the way.


Reminder — Friends of the Soldiers’ Home Fundraiser @ Chez Billy, Tonight!

September 14, 2012


Meet the Friends of the Soldiers’ Home! — Reception at Chez Billy on September 14th

August 31, 2012

Interior of Chez Billy

Here’s something worthy of support, so make sure you put it on your calendar. The Friends of the Soldiers’ Home will be hosting one of their first fundraisers on September 14th. Details are below.

This group has done a tremendous job so far of reestablishing a relationship between the Armed Forces Retirement Home and the Park View & Petworth neighborhoods. But, to continue and build upon their early success, they need support.

The fundraiser is not only a good way to provide financial support, but also a great opportunity to meet the group.

I hope to see you there!

Friday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
upstairs at the fabulous Chez Billy
3815 Georgia Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011

Suggested donation: $10 per person

Our July 4th celebration made clear we can’t hold events and meet our goals to serve the Armed Forces Retirement Home and surrounding community without your support.

RSVP at friendsofsoliders (at)
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Follow us: twitter: @FriendsSoldiers


Update on Mothership’s Kickstarter Campaign

August 22, 2012

The former Brown’s Caribbean Bakery, currently under renovation to become the restaurant Mothership

It’s been almost a month since the founder and chef of El Floridano initiated a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for Mothership, the full-service restaurant and bakery he plans to open at 3301 Georgia Avenue. With mere days (hours) to go before the end of the campaign, it seemed like a good time check up on the initiative and see how it was going.

In checking out the Kickstarter site at the start of Wednesday, Mothership had received pledges of $28,396 of their $30,000 goal. If they don’t reach their goal, they will not have raised any funds for the project.

If successful, Mothership will use the funds raised on Kickstarter to:

  • Create handcrafted, custom bar & dining tables using reclaimed materials
  • Design and build ADA accessible bathrooms using reclaimed fixtures
  • Install a 10 ton Energy Efficient HVAC system

Personally, I hope they reach their goal. I like this model of fundraising for a couple of reasons.

  • The first is that it allows the community to support a local business directly and builds a stronger relationship between the business and community;
  • The second is that many businesses have a hard time raising capital and it isn’t always easy to get a small business loan; and,
  • In the case of Mothership, future costumers are actually paying it forward and not just handing money over to a new business. In exchange for capital to finish the restaurant’s renovations, owner Stephan Boillon will provide meals to donors (and guests) based on the level of the pledge.

Go to the Kickstarter site to get more details, see how much has been pledged so far, or to make a pledge of your own.

UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): Mothershipe has achieved its goal!


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