Wednesday, December 5, 2012

CHEESESTEAKS (Taylor Charles Steak & Ice) coming to 1320 H St next week (via Taylor Gourmet)

Taylor Charles Steak & Ice -- Authentic Philadelphia Cheesesteaks via the Taylor Gourmet team -- is opening next Wednesday, December 12, at 1320 H Street. 

The space is designed to give the feeling of "bringing the streets inside."  In Philadelphia, most of the legendary Cheesesteak shops are walk-up shops, outside. Steak & Ice brings the walk-up, sidewalk feel inside with its design.  The floors resemble asphalt with manhole covers installed. There are street lights, large picnic tables and original street art throughout.

They'll be open daily for lunch starting at 11 am, closing weeknights at 9 pm, and staying open late til 3:30am Fridays & Saturdays.  Carryout is available with local delivery coming soon. 

In addition to cheesesteaks how you like them, they'll have a vegetarian option, kid's menu, 1/2 lb hot dogs, italian water ice, custard, ice cream sandwiches, and more.  The mouthwatering menu follows after the jump



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Release the Blowdry Bar coming to 1017 H Street this weekend


Release The Blowdry Bar is coming to 1017 H Street, brining a new blow dry bar salon to the former home of Hair Rage. Release the Blow Dry Bar is part of a new wave in hair salon services that offers blow dry services rather than full service hair cuts. Release's official grand opening for the public is Saturday, December 8, 8 am - 4pm.

What exactly is a Blowdry bar? Simply put, it’s a specialized salon that solely focuses on washing and styling hair (no cuts and no color... just styling). This type of salon ensures quick and convenient service at an affordable cost.

Release promises to encompass all the factors a client would want from a hair salon such as: a beautiful ambiance, quality service, complimentary wine, yummy finger food, a talented team, and of course… reasonable prices. Release will go a step further by offering frequent events to engage clients through out the week like our daily Rendezvous Happy Hour from 4 pm - 6 pm and our Ladies Night "Remix Fridays" from 4pm - 8pm!

1017 H Street is one of two buildings on the 1000 block of H Street owned by H Street Main Street Executive Director Anwar Saleem. Saleem had this to say about his exciting new tenant:

In our retail focus group sessions, a salon cutting across demographic and cultural lines was highly suggested. It is a service that I've wanted to offer for years. The surveys provided me with enough additional information to partner with a fe highly skilled young ladies to get it done. I believe it will be an exciting addition to H Street.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pop up shopping at Toki Underground, Sunday, Dec. 9, noon - 5 pm

Toki Underground chef-owner Erik Bruner-Yang is hosting a slew of fellow University of Mary Washington grads and entrepreneurs at a one-day only POP-UP SHOP on Sunday, December 9th.

FORAGE owners Megan Parry and Alicia Austin will sell a mix of vintage and current label clothing as well as handmade jewelry and accessories. The girls are culling their collections to bring DC the coolest, most unique pieces from their brick + mortar shop in Fredericksburg, VA (for example: there's a baby pink flouncy leath
er Phillip Lim mini skirt and a 70s magenta deep v silk jumpsuit that are TDF). Megan and Alicia will also be selling their own handmade friendship bracelets, ponytail holders and magnets (all perfect stocking stuffers that are super easy on the wallet).

Local artist J.Coleman will be selling original prints made specifically for the pop-up. Sara Gossett will have handmade greeting cards on hand and Marie Snyder of Luna Rosa jewelry will have handmade fabric earrings and resin rings.

There will be a bartender on-hand slinging drinks, though unfortunately there won't be any food service; you'll have to get your sustenance from sake, sequins and cashmere.

Prices start at $3. All major credit cards and cash accepted.

Contact Megan + Alicia at forageboutique@gmail.com for any questions!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Capitol Hill Moms on the Hill (MOTH) School Information Night tomorrow,

This year's Moms on the Hill (MOTH) School Information Night is tomorrow afternoon, 2-5 p.m., at the Capitol Hill Day School (210 South Carolina Ave SE).  Essentially all Hill area schools -- public, private and charter and preschool, elementary and up -- will be in attendance. 

The School Information Night is an annual open house that is set up as an “information fair,” with dozens of preschools, and religious, charter, public and private schools that serve the Capitol Hill area participating.

Think Local First DC hosts Pop up at HR-57 today 1-4



 
Be the first to sample and buy Made in DC craft food products!

Saturday, 12/1 | NOON - 4 PM
 
Featuring Chaya StartUp Test Kitchen Pop-Up from 1 to 4 p.m.
MARKET ONLY--- $5 at door/ $3 in advance
TEST KITCHEN + MARKET- $20

StartUp Market  - New Location!
STARTUP MARKET
StartUp Market is a temporary one-day market that provides a venue for food and craft entrepreneurs to sell their products, network with other vendors and build a customer following. Just like the Kitchen model, consumers will be asked to provide feedback on products. Existing retail and food entrepreneurs will provide feedback day-of by judging the StartUpStar competition.


STARTUP TEST KITCHEN POP-UP- CHAYATest out StartUpKitchen finalist, CHAYA's tacos with a sustainable spin. Chaya is rustic cooking with a focus on eating more plants and less meat. The food is infused with Latin flavors and cooked with well-sourced, seasonal ingredients. There is great culinary and creative potential is these ingredients and this style of cooking Includes two craft beers from Chocolate City.


Vendors:
GrohNola
Baked by Yael
Sweet Farm Sauerkraut
Picnic Gourmet Spreads
Gouter
Sweet Nuttings
MOD Cuisine
Relay Foods
Ice Cream Jubilee
BakerManDan
The Cookie Lady
The Twisted Cow
Rutabaga Sweets
Fearless Threads


Click here to buy discounted advanced tickets (Tickets may also be purchased at the door)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Upcoming open houses at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan

To enroll in Capitol Hill Montessori School @ Logan (215 G St NE) for school year 2013/2014, please apply via the DC Public School’s preschool and pre-K online lottery between January 28, 2013 and February 25, 2013. For more details about the DCPS lottery, visit the DCPS website here.
To learn more about Capitol Hill Montessori School @ Logan, you are invited to attend one of their upcoming open houses at 215 G Street, NE:
  • December 3, 9:30-10:30am
  • January 16, 6:30-7:30pm
  • February 22, 9:30-10:30am
The Montessori school is a city-wide program and 100% out of boundary.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Local politics panel discussion at Hill Center tonight, w/ Ward 6 Dems, Mike DeBonis, Mark Segraves & James Wright

Don't forget... this Tuesday night! 6:30 pm at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE.

The Ward 6 Democrats will have a great panel discussion by leading journalists covering the District and local politics. They'll be slicing and dicing the results from the November 6th election -- in particular the at-large elections -- and give us a sneak peek of what we should expect in the upcoming special election to fill the now vacant at-large councilmember seat.

Our panelists will be:

-- Mike Debonis, Washington Post (confirmed)
-- James Wright, Washington Informer (confirmed)
-- Mark Segraves, WTOP (confirmed)

The meeting is free and open to the public. While the Ward 6 Democrats are hosting the meeting, it is an open meeting and the general public is welcome to attend. We think this will be an engaging conversation for everyone!

As always, we'll end the meeting by heading over to Tunnicliff's for a bit more discussion and less formal setting.

Thanks,
Charles Allen

Monday, November 26, 2012

Winter Wine Dinner: Wednesday, December 12, 7 pm at Boundary Road

Boundary Road Winter Wine and Game Dinner
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7pm
Boundary Road / 414 H St NE

A seasonal five-course meal prepared by Chef Brad Walker, featuring rustic game dishes and paired with Old World wines from the Terlato International portfolio.

Course 1:
Oyster and Leek Chowder paired with Berlucchi Brut

Course 2:
Salad of Frisee and Confit Rabbit Legs and Kidneys paired with Chapoutier Petite Ruche Blanc

Course 3:
Grilled Squab with Collards, Cranberry, and Calvados paired with Chanson Puligny Montrachet

Course 4:
Roasted Shoulder of Wild Boar with Mushroom Fricassee paired with Il Poggione Brunello

Course 5:
Hazelnut Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Molasses paired with Kracher Beerenauslese

$100/person, including gratuity

Please call 202-450-3265 or email eat@boundaryrd.com for reservations

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Today is the LAST FreshFarm H Street Market of the season. Stock up & support their 3rd annual food drive!

Today is the LAST Fresh Farm H Street Farmers Market of the season.  Get there early to stock your freezer for winter.  Today is also the Market's third annual food drive.

This food drive is different than most, as it is really a FRESH food drive. People are welcomed to bring shelf stable stuff from home, but most people to either shop at market and donate the food OR to donate cash (check or credit too) at the market info table. As they collect money, they spend it with the farmers to benefit the needy. Last year they collected over $1000 and used it all to purchase food from the Market.  The First Church of Christ uses the donated food to assemble Thanksgiving baskets for needy families.

Last weekend the Market collected over $200 in donations for the upcoming drive. Let's help them get even more this weekend. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Interested in getting more involved in your community? Join an ANC6A Committee

Lookingfor a very rewarding chance to participate in city government? Want to stop complaining about city government and start doing something about it? Do you want a chance to work for and with your neighbors?

Your Advisory Neighborhood Commission - ANC6A - has been one of, if not the, best in the City. Since 2003, the ANC has led the way to new zoning laws (restaurant, school siting, H Street Overlay, etc.), street and alley reconstruction, a moratorium on the single sales of beer and spirits, encouraged the streetcars on H Street, fought for tax relief and TIFs for merchants hurt by H Street construction, helped drive the change in the law to allow dog-parks, worked with the City to slow traffic in residential areas, and worked to upgrade the physical facilities and equipment at Maury, Miner, Eastern, and Eliot-Hine schools.
The ANC does most of its work in citizen volunteer-led committees, a model that has now been adopted in other ANCs. The committees are a pool of expertise and experience that informs the recommendations of the ANC. New committee volunteers should either have or be willing to develop expertise in important policy or technical issues related to governmental functions as they affect our neighborhood.

Our committees are Alcoholic Beverage Licensing, Transportation and Public Space, Economic Development and Zoning, and Community Outreach.
The Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee makes recommendations about licenses for liquor stores, markets, restaurants and taverns. This committee is the voice of our community about violations of appropriate behavior by liquor licensees (excess noise and community complaints), appropriateness of a particular site, hours of operation, roof top decks and sidewalk service, for example. This committee is vital to economic health of our area and to the public safety and livability of homes and public areas near bars, stores and restaurants.

The 6A Transportation and Public Space Committee assesses the condition of our roadways, traffic flow and speed, and the use of public space (valet parking, curb cuts, street trees, etc.). It reviews the activities of the District Department of Transportation within ANC 6A.
Community Outreach determines how the Commission informs the community about the ANC's activities, and administers the grants program through which ANC 6A has been able to support charitable activities within the ANC. This committee does not need additional volunteers.

Economic Development and Zoning reviews projects seeking approval before the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the Zoning Commission, and the Historic Preservation Review Board (for properties within the Capitol Hill Historic District). It reviews the actions of such city departments as DCRA, DDOE, and HPO within ANC 6A. Many exterior projects that involve changing the front of a building (other than painting) or expansion of a building need ANC approval. Help us be appropriately helpful to the home- or business-owner while protecting the neighborhood.

If you would like to serve, attend a meeting or two to learn more about the way they operate and determine if the fit is right for you. Then ask the committee chair or your ANC commissioner to nominate you for a seat on the committee. The ANC web site has the meeting times and places - www.ANC6A.org/committees.html
You will have a positive impact on your community.
David Holmes
Chair, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A

Monday, November 12, 2012

6th Annual Livable, Walkable Awards with Councilmember Tommy Wells Friday, Dec. 7, 6:30 pm at 200 I St SE

You are invited to join Councilmember Tommy Wells and your neighbors for the 6th Annual Livable, Walkable Awards that will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 200 I Street SE from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. The Livable, Walkable Awards will be held in the beautiful space once occupied ny the Washington Star and now home to DC Arts and Humanities and Child & Family Services Agency. This is a wonderful annual event featuring performances this year by the DC Youth Orchestra and Choir, food provided by local restaurants and a cash bar. You can make your nominations for our annual community awards celebration at www.tommywells.org. We look forward to seeing you there! Please contact Pat Joseph at 202-724-8072 or pjoseph@dccouncil.us if you have any questions or concerns.

NC beer & food night Wednesday, November 14, at Boundary Road

Boundary Road (414 H St) picked up a bunch of nice local beers from Raleigh and Durham, NC and is celebrating with North Carolina Beer and Grub this Wednesday, November 14, starting at 5pm.
18 Beers from 11 North Carolina Breweries -- All normally unavailable in the DC market, including beer from:

Natty Greene's
Lonerider
Foothills
Big Boss
Mother Earth
Carolina Brewery
Highland
Triangle
Aviator
Roth
Olde Hickory

plus Carolina-Inspired Eats Prepared by Chef Brad, including:

Bag of Skins, Liver Mush with Chow Chow, Fried Pimento Cheese Tea Sandwiches, Wings with Texas Pete, Collards

Friday, October 26, 2012

Nightmare on H St party Saturday night at Cusbah (1128 H St)


Haunted Harvest at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan, Saturday, 6 pm

Please join us for our Annual HAUNTED HARVEST!!!

 
 
When: Saturday October 27th, 6pm-9pm
Where: 215 G Street, NE Capitol Hill Montessori @ Logan School

What: Haunted House (ages 3-12), Ghoulish Games, Dance Party, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Scarecrow Making, Mad Scientist Experiments & More if you dare...

$20 donation per family


New this year: Frightening Food for Sale - Chili, Chips, Hot Dogs, Drinks (age 3 and under eat for free)

Wear your Costume! 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

More accolaides for H Street in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide & WaPo Express Readers Best of Polls

Congratulations to Ethiopic and Toki Underground for their inclusion in Washington Post Dining Editor Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining GuideEthiopic has become a regular on Sietsema's lists of DC's best restaurants, but this is Toki's first inclusion.  We're glad to see he's come around and recognized Erik's terrific good as worthy of the hype and the inevitable wait for seats.


The Washington Post Express Night Out polled city residents about the best spots in town and a host of H Street hotspots came up big.

Toki Underground was the choice for Best New Restaurant.
Dangerously Delicious won for best pies.
Sticky Rice won the most praise for sushi.
Taylor Gourmet was tops for sandwiches.
Ethiopic was runner up for best Ethiopian.
The Atlas Performing Arts Center was voted one of teh top three small theatres.
Biergarten Haus received the top honor for outdoor drinking.
The Pug was top two for best dive bar.
H Street Country Club was the best bar for game playing
Metro Mutts won as best pet store.
The X2 bus line came in third among city buses. That must be a reflection of its heavy ridership and not its quality of service, which we continue to find lacking due to its inefficiency.  In the meantime, we prefer to bikeshare whenever possible.

Congratulations to all these great neighborhood businesses!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Learn about IB Programmes at Ward Six Middle Schools & Eastern High Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6 pm at the Atlas Performing Arts Center

Please join Principals:
  • Rachel Skerritt, Eastern HS
  • Tynika Young, Eliot-Hine MS
  • Natalie Gordon, Jefferson MS
and Bob Smith, DCPS’s IB Manager to learn more about the International Baccalaureate Programme in our neighborhood schools next Tuesday, October 23, 6 p.m., at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St., NE.
 
 
 















For a preview of the progress in implementing this new, rigorous academic program, check out Eliot-Hine Radio: http://www.live365.com/stations/tyoung1

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Illuminated Art Ride 2012 w/ The Daily Rider this Saturday, October 20


Don't just see art. Be art.

In cooperation with Sciathan Productions and Art All Night, The Daily Rider proudly presents The Illuminated Art Ride 2012, a celebration of the art of bicycles. Light yourself and your ride, let your creativity soar, and join The Daily Rider for finishing touches before beginning a spirited parade through DC with musical accompaniment. The ride will wind through night life and monuments on an 8 mile casual ride before reaching the final destination and visiting the venues of DC's Art All Night presented by the Downtown BID.

What's an illuminated ride? We can't wait to see what you make it! Come by The Daily Rider starting at 7 pm to decorate your bike with their selection of blinking, glowing, and reflecting accessories (on them!). Find updates about the ride at this Facebook event page.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Free preview screening of Beauty is Embarrassing at the Atlas Theatre tomorrow night via Gallery O on H

THE ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GALLERY O ON H AND THE WEST END CINEMA PRESENT

A PREVIEW SCREENING OF
BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING
 
 
Directed by Neal Berkeley
 

FREE SCREENING:
Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00pm
The Atlas - 1333 H Street Northeast Washington, DC 20002
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

For over 30 years, Wayne White has made an indelible mark on the creative world. As a designer, painter, puppeteer, sculptor, and musician, Mr. White created images and ideas that are an integral – yet sometimes subconscious – part of the pop culture lexicon. To this day, he still gets up every morning to do the only thing his body and mind were made to do…create. Whether the world acknowledges it or not.

Part biography, part live performance, Beauty Is Embarrassing, tells the irreverent and inspiring story of this one-of-a-kind visual artist and raconteur. The film traces White’s career from an underground cartoonist in New York’s East Village to his big break as a designer, puppeteer and voice-over actor on Pee-wee’s Playhouse for which he won three Emmy’s. It follows Wayne’s success designing and animating for other children’s shows like Beakman’s World and music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins (“Tonight, Tonight”) and Peter Gabriel (“Big Time”) through a dark period of struggle and self-reflection before emerging in his present-day incarnation as a respected painter and performer. The film, like White, embraces the ragged edges and messy contradictions of life, art, and family with rabid humor and honesty.
 
ARTIST AND FILM SUBJECT WAYNE WHITE WILL APPEAR AT THE WEST END FOR A Q&A ON OCTOBER 20.
 
BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING OPENS EXCLUSIVELY AT THE WEST END CINEMA ON OCTOBER 19.
87 minutes •• not rated••www.BeautyIsEmbarrassing.com

Yes, that was President Obama on H Street Friday night enjoying dinner w/friends at Smith Commons

President Obama came to H Street for dinner for the second time this year on Friday night. The President arrived at Smith Commons at 5:40 pm and left around 7:30 pm. He brought three sets of supporters from around the country with him who were the winners of the latest "Dinner With Barack" campaign contest. President Obama's March 2012 dinner at Boundary Road Restaurant was the a part of that same contest.

(Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The First Lady did not join the President on this visit, though she dined with him at Boundary Road and separately visited Sticky Rice last winter. Apparently, the President enjoyed his meal, he signed a copy of the menu for the restaurant and included a note saying "Great food!"


Saturday, October 13, 2012

FRESHFARM Markets popping up at Union Market again today; FRESHFARM H Street Market open every Saturday 9-noon at 13th & H


FreshFarm Markets is doing another pop up at Union Market (1309 5th St NE) today. 10 am - 6 pm.

They’ll have apples, pears, apple cider, eggs, leeks, squash, tomatoes, chard, Tuscan kale, white and sweet patotos, onion, value-added stuff from Toigo Orchards.

FreshFarm Markets would like to do a permanent farm stand at Union Market (proceeds would go to help run the organization, which is nonprofit and farmer fees only cover 50 percent of expenses), so if you want to see that happen be sure to stop by and help show them that it can work.
 
FreshFarm operates the H Street Farmer's Market today and every Saturday, 9 am - noon at 1300 H Street.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Help beautify 8th & K St NE pocket park on Sunday, Sept. 30

A neighbor has been converting the abandoned public space at the southeast corner of 8th and K into a garden: clearing it, removing weeds and rocks, putting in planters and soil for flowers there and is now ready to begin planting bulbs for next Spring/Fall.
He bought over 800 bulbs (tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, anemones, etc) and would like to  have help planting them this weekend, Sunday, 9/30/12.  Anyone who wants to show up, ready to get dirty and help plant bulbs, is welcome 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (or last bulb planted).
Folks can contact Craig at cmarina2@verizon.net if interested or just show up with a gardening trowel.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Atlas Room offers Monday dinner, Granville Moore's adds weekdaylunch & Toki Underground drops Sunday service, but offers daily takeout

Atlas Room is now open Mondays for dinner.  We had our first meal there in quite some time and the place has not missed a beat.  Crab fritters with a spicy slaw and tomato zucchini gratin were both terrific new additions to the menu.

Granville Moore's is now open for weekday lunch with $1 off all drafts.  Everyone knows how great Granville Moore's is for moule frites, for Belgian brews, for other gastropub fare, so those who wish it was easier to get into without a wait should be sure to take advantage of the new weekday lunch offerings. 

Toki Underground is no longer open on Sundays, but is now offering take out full-time.  I view that as a win for the neighborhood.  I'll celebrate even more when we can grab Chef Erik's terrific specials to go.  Maybe one day at Toki or at least when Maketto opens.  In the meantime, know that Toki's specials are almost always just that and are highly recommended.  We especially enjoy the dan dan mien, the shrimp head add ons,  and the abura tsukemen though Erik has been pulling lots of interesting stuff at the H St Freshfarm market and mixing it up with new dishes a lot lately.  While we always order ramen here, we also try at least one special on each visit. 

Walk to School from Lincoln Park Wed. Oct. 2 via CHPSPO


Monday, September 24, 2012

Okoberfest kicks off at Boundary Road tonight

 Boundary Road is having an Oktoberfest Menu Kick-Off event tonight (9/24) starting at 5pm. Info is below.

"THIS COMING MONDAY starting @ 5pm... Come help us kick off the Boundary Road Oktoberfest menu. German-inspired fall dishes (house-made sausage and pretzels, schnitzel, kraut, pork belly, spaetzle, and lots more...) and Oktoberfest and seasonal beers on tap and in bottles. No tickets are required. The Oktoberfest menu will run for about two weeks after the kick-off."

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Part time dog walking opportunities available via Metro Mutts

Love dogs? Enjoy the outdoors? Looking for a long term part-time job? METRO MUTTS is looking for you!
We are in need of dog walkers who live in or around Capitol Hill/H Street and can work every day M-F 11 am - 3 pm. If you are a physically fit animal lover you might be a good fit for our team.  

 
Dog walkers will earn $8 per 30 minute walk for one dog and $10.50 for two dogs. Extra pet sitting work caring for both dogs & cats is also available for team members who can work AM, PM & weekends in addition to the required M-F midday hours. Staff also receive a 10% discount in the Metro Mutts store.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Can commit to a position for a minimum of 6 months
* Possess reliable transportation (car or bike) and a cell phone with daily access to the internet
* Comfortable walking dogs of different sizes/breeds and an interest in learning about dog behavior
* Currently own a dog or have experience caring for dogs in either a professional or volunteer capacity
* Can communicate effectively with customers and other staff
* Have good references and be able to pass a criminal background check

TO APPLY: Email a response including ALL of the following information to Jackie@metromuttsdc.com

* Your name, address, phone number and email
* Detailed information about your current schedule/availability and how long you can commit to the position
* Why you are interested in becoming a dog walker for Metro Mutts and your specific qualifications

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Help Save School Libraries w/ Toki Underground at thw H St Festival

Toki Underground Pop Up Library

Toki Underground will be hosting a pop up library this Saturday during the H Street Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The restaurant is teaming up with the Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization to raise awareness about the importance of having librarians in D.C. schools.  With funding cut over thesummer, 16,000 students and 57 schools are without a librarian this semester.

Toki Underground will be accepting book donations on Wednesday evening (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.), all day Friday (9 a.m. to 9p.m.), as well as on the day of the event. For every two gently used books donated, donators will receive a $1 coupon to Toki Underground.

Please donate all books at this address:
1244 Wylie Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Toki Underground will not be serving foodduring the pop up library and will reopen for service at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Join Fundrise at the H Street Festival at their new building at 906 H Street

Fundrise is participating in the H Street Festival this Saturday.  Fundrise is the D.C. based, crowd-equity/real estate investment platform that is offering D.C. and Virginia residents the opportunity to purchase equity in Fundrise 1351 H Street, LLC, which will be the future home of Maketto, a hybrid food and fashion market by the teams behind the restaurant Toki Underground and DURKL, a D.C.-based streetwear company.

Fundrise is hosting the Build a Better City Exhibit, which will focus on art and neighborhood development.

Fundrise is hosting our Build a Better City Exhibit at the H Street NE Street Festival!
WHAT: Check out art from local graffiti artist Kelly Towles (he created a large scale mural installation on our building, found here), take part in live art with urban graphic artist Juan Pineda (he will be painting objects and themes on the inside walls of our building based off of what he hears from our exhibit visitors), jump in our photo booth, and join Fundrise for beer, an outdoor beer garden and live music.

WHEN: At the H Street NE Festival, September 15, from noon to seven o’clock.
WHERE: 906 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.
AND: You can view the latest event information at fundrise.com/events

300 L St development Aria delivering December 2012

We've talked before about the development at 300 L Street NE, which comes to us via Valor Development and friends.  There have been a few changes to the plans for the building, which is now 100 percent residential and named Aria.

Aria will be eighty percent one-bedrooms and twenty percent two-bedrooms.  Residents will have access to a parking garage, secure bike storage, fitness center, and penthouse resident lounge.  Each apartment home will have high end finishes including two-tone cabinets, stainless steel appliances, silestone countertops and washers and dryers in every home. WC Smith will be managing the lease-up and ongoing operations of Aria.

In the meantime, you can find more information about the building at www.AriaonL.com

H Street Festival is this Saturday, noon til 7 pm; lots to see and do at DC's best Festival

H STREET FESTIVAL MAIN STAGE LINE UPS: Chuchito Valdés Featured Headliner

The 2012 H Street Festival, produced by H Street Main Street, released today the lineup for the Festival’s two main stages, located at 8th and H and 14th and H, NE. The H Street Festival is September 15, 2012 from 12-7pm on H Street, NE from 8th to 14th.

8TH STREET STAGE LINE UP
11:45-12:00pm IZZY – National Anthem/Festival Opening
12:00-12:45pm Sharp Music
1:00-1:30pm Michelle Raymond Band
1:45-2:00pm Bikram Yoga Demo
2:00-2:45pm Samba Trovao
3:00-3:45pm 50 Man Machine
4:00-4:45pm Band Caribe
5:00-5:45pm Garrison Hawk
6:00-7:00pm Chuchito Valdés
14TH STREET STAGE LINE UP | Sponsored by Gallery OonH
12:00-12:30pm Opening Ceremony with Cultural Tourism DC Ribbon Cutting of H Street NE Cultural Heritage Trail
12:35-1:20pm DDP’s own Rodney Henry & the Glenmont Popes

1:35 – 2:20pm Little Red & The Renegades
2:40-3:40pm Alma Tropicalia
4:00-5:15pm The Dance Party
5:45-7pm Suttle Thoughts
In addition to the Festival Main Stages, the H Street Festival will feature the following additional performance stages: Kids & Family Stage, Gospel Stage, Joy of Motion Dance Floor, Baltimore Rock Opera Society, Gallaudet University Stage, Homegrown Bluegrass Stage, Fashion Stage and the Joy of Motion Outdoor Dance Floor.

H STREET FESTIVAL FAMILY STAGE LINE UP ANNOUNCED



The H Street Festival’s Family Stage will be located in the Family & Kids’ Activity Zone in the H Street Connection parking lot located on H Street between 8th and 10th Streets, NE. In addition to full stage line up, The Family & Kids’ Zone will feature activities such as blow-up jump zones, face painting, carnival games and more.

FAMILY STAGE LINE UP – H STREET CONNECTION PARKING LOT H STREET NE FROM 8th to 10th

12:00 – 12:45pm Mr. Gabe – The Pied Piper of Takoma Park
12:50 – 1:15pm Full of Drama Theater Company
1:15 – 1:30pm Stage Activities – Pyramid Game
1:30 – 1:55pm Izzy
1:55 – 2:0pm Stage Activities – Name That Tune
2:05 – 2:35pm KidsBop with CapKids
2:35 – 2:55pm Workout 4 Kids
2:55 – 3:40pm H Street’s Got Talent – Kids Edition
3:40 – 4:15pm Northeast Performing Arts Group – Performance/Demonstration
4:15 – 5:15pm Caribbean music/dance + workshop
5:15 – 5:45pm Dance Along
5:45 – 6:00pm Closer with CapKids

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FreshFarm H St NE Market will be open for H Street Festival; moving just around the corner from usual 13th & H location

Attention friends of the H Street FRESHFARM Market

Due to the H Street Festival, the market is moving next weekend to the grassy parking lot behind the R.L. Christian Library (1300 H St NE). All the usual farmers will be in attendance and the hours will be the same (9 am to noon).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

DC Bocce League H Street division coming this fall to the Sherwood Recreation Center

The DC Bocce League is opening an H Street division this fall with games to be held on the newly refurbished grounds at the Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St NE).  Games will be held on Saturday afternoons.  Registration is available via the DC Bocce League website.  You can start your own team, join an existing one, or sign up and let them place you with a group. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Mythology - modern Chophouse coming to 1005 H Street next year

Mythology is the latest new restaurant to make plans to open on H Street next year at 1005 H Street NE.  It comes via Atlas Room General Manager Mark Medley (formerly co-owner & GM at Mark & Orlando's) and owner Todd Luongo will offer a modern Chophouse menu with quality steaks, fish, and other fresh, simply prepared proteins.  Medley explains his concept as "not your father's steakhouse."  Mythology will offer a quality wine program with over 100 bottles and a dozen rotating craft beers on draught. 

Medley has been an integral part of the opening team a couple doors down at the Atlas Room (1015 H St) and is excited to open another spot on H Street after over 30 years in the DC restaurant business including past stints at Mark & Orlando's, Vidalia, Pesce, Masa 14, and the Atlas Room.  Mytholody will use both floors of the attractive building at 1005 H Street, which is owned by H Street Main Street Executive Director Anwar Saleem.  The building has been vacant since the Will Power gym closed there a few years ago, but is in good condition. 

The Mythology name stems from a desire to create an atmosphere where one can indulge in finer food and drink without the regimented requirements of many finer restaurants.  Mythology recognizes the growing number of young families w/ children in the neighborhood & is firmly committed to being "family friendly."  It will also offer Jazz brunch on Saturday and Sunday and has arranged for valet parking. 

Medley will remain present at the Atlas Room through this fall before transitioning full time to his new gig.  Look for Mythology to open in spring 2013.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Le Grenier opening this weekend at 502 H St. Casual French bistrofrench bistro via Le Chat Noir folks.

Le Grenier will open its doors this weekend, brining a french bistro from the folks behind Le Chat Noir in Friendship Heights to 502 H Street.  The building has been nicely renovated and the restaurant should fill a nice gap in H Street's ever broadening culinary offerings. 






















Le Grenier
502 H Street NE
544-4999
LeGrenierDC.com
Twitter @LeGrenierDC
www.facebook.com/legrenierdc




Monday, August 13, 2012

Beer Week at Boundary Road 3 Star w/ charcuterie & Rocky Mtn brews & oysters

3 Stars Beer and Charcuterie Tasting  Monday, August 13. 5:30pm-Close.
Grab a taste of DC's much-anticipated newest brewery just four days after their official release. Meet the brewers and sample 3 Stars beers paired with cured meats and cheese. Available both at the bar and at tables.

Rocky Mountain Brews and Oysters  Wednesday, August 15. 5:30pm-Close.
Come have a ball! Sample rare Colorado brews -- generally unavailable in the DC area -- and chow down on a few Rocky Mountain oysters. Potential breweries include: Odell, Ska, Funkwerks, Upslope, Renegade, and more. Go nuts!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

906-08 H Street purchased by Westmill Capital / Popularise / Fundrise (Ben & Dan Miller team) for $1.375 Million

The Westmill Capital Team, which purchased the Autozone lot and more recently purchased 1351 H Street with plans to bring Maketto (a Toki Underground / Durkyl / Vigilate Coffee colaboration) has purchased the double wide building at 906-908 H Street for $1.375 million. 

The team isn't saying much about the plans for the new building, but it seems likely that the building will soon be offered for community conceptual input (via Popularise) and for community investment (via Fundrise).  In the meantime, company principal Ben Miller had this to say about the group's latest high profile H Street acquisition:

"We love H Street because of its history and creative energy. Because of this, we look at investing in buildings like 908 H Street to be key to our strategy of focusing on neighborhood developments."
This is one of our favorite unused buildings on H Street and its aquisition by a well-funded group who has demonstrated commitment to working with the community and existing H Street business owners to bring new and exciting offerings to H Street is an excellent development. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Save the Date for the H Street Festival, Saturday, September 15

DC's best festival returns in less than six weeks.  Save the Date: Saturday, September 15, noon until 7 pm.



And check out these scenes from last year's Fesival:







Want to be a vendor at the 2012 H Street Festival? Vendor apps are now available here 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Step Ahead at the Atlas this Friday evening via Joy of Motion Dance Center

Step Ahead Program Presents "I Wanna Be..."
Friday, August 3rd, 2012, 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve.

Join Joy of Motion Dance Center this Friday for the culminating performance of our Step Ahead outreach program. In addition to learning and rehearsing dances for the concert, our 50 teen participants also helped produce the show. The concert features choreography from Step Ahead faculty members Cynetra Bristol, Taurus Broadhurst, Tammy Hurt, Crishon Landers, Bryan McCullom, Tyrone Murray and Vincent Williams. Step Ahead teens will also present five of their own choreographed works.
Step Ahead is Joy of Motion Dance Center's free summer dance training and job skills program for DC teens. Step Ahead offers an engaging and productive arts experience, and teaches life and career skills, in addition to dance, to better prepare DC teens to step ahead into a productive and creative future. Teens build self-confidence, engage in physical activity, and learn how to work as a team. For more information about the program, please contact outreach@joyofmotion.org.

Capital Bikeshare coming to Galludet at 8th & Florida Ave NE

Who:
Gallaudet University President T. Alan Hurwitz
Representatives from the District of Columbia (TBA)

What:
Gallaudet University is the host of one of the newest Capital Bikeshare stations. Located inside the 8th Street and Florida Avenue, NE, entrance to campus, Gallaudet's Bikeshare station is the only one located on a college campus in the D.C. metro area. The Bikeshare station is available to the public.

Where:  
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, D.C., 20002

The event will be held at the Bikeshare station, located to the right of the security kiosk, at the 8th Street and Florida Ave, NE, entrance.

When: 
Thursday, August 2, 2012
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Music in the Courtyard is on at Gallery O on H this Saturday

OK, third time is charm -

We have been baked out & rained out
the weather gods should be done with us....
but just to make sure we arranged for a tent!

Join us Saturday 8/4 for

JOHN STONE REGGAE Band

Gallery OonH 1356 H Street, NE

















$10 Gate
Open at 7pm / Music 8:00-10:30
• Tropical drinks / beer & wine available
• Re-entry with ticket
• T-shirt give aways
• 10% off  @ Pho, DDP & Shawafel



Schedule change:
BAN CARIBE is back for 8/18

Americana August music festival with H Street show next week


In a DC culture marked by its collective, unflagging loyaltyto its relentless nine-to-fives, the simple pleasures of folklore, lackadaisical front porch sitting, mason jars, and grandma's pies cooling onthe stove are too often relegated to the realms of bittersweet nostalgia.“Americana August” is a three day musical event about taking time to reclaimthese timeless pleasures from the roots we share: time to appreciate Americantraditions, songwriting and stories; time to enjoy a piece of homegrown togethernessthrough classic Americana cuisine; and most preciously, time to simply betogether.Americana August will be jointly hosted by three DC house showorganizations including the Cellar Door, North by Northwest Presents, and theScooby Doo Mansion and will be held in our neighbor's homes throughout the community on August 3rd, 4th, and 9th. We seek to bring together several bands,singer-songwriters, events, and food options for a three day event where oneand all are welcome to partake and participate in making the event their own.In the spirit of American hospitality, the first twenty people to buy their bundle package tickets via PayPal ($35 for all three days) will receive Americana August memorabilia, VIP seating, and a beer at each show (Link)

Americana August First Evening: On August 3 at 8pm at the Scooby Doo Mansion at (3423 Oakwood Terrace NW), we will be featuring Lulu Mae from Nashville, TN with local artist Wendell Kimbrough. With musical inspiration from Johnny Cash, Iron& Wine, and Ryan Adams, this Lulu Mae's talent lies not only in thecrafting of fine folk/rock/Americana music, but also in offering sincere,universally relevant expressions of everything that comes with the humanexperience, with relationships, with love. Americana Extras: Homemade pie baking contest! Bring your favoritehomemade pie to share and enter to win a surprise Americana treasure (and thetitle and fame to go with it!). Cover charge is $10.

Americana August Lunch and Bluegrass: On August 4 at 11:30amat the Scooby Doo Mansion (3423 Oakwood Terrace NW), we will be featuring The Honey Dewdrops from Charlottesville, VA and avisit from a surprise DC Food Truck! “The Honey Dewdrops combine a highlonesome duet vocal style with contagious energy, soulful new songs and a freshangle. The result, with guitars, a banjo and a mandolin, is a sound thatwelcomes you in like a dear old friend.” It is “the musical equivalent to acouple finishing each other’s sentences.”  Americana Extras: DC Food Truck food will be available for purchase andiced tea and lemonade will be provided. Bring a picnic blanket, your friends,and your Americana spirit. Cover charge is $10.

Americana August Culminating Evening: On August 9 at 8pm at Cellar Door (826 7th St. NE) we will be featuring Jill Andrews from Knoxville, TN. "A rock-solid frontwomanin sundresses and Frye boots, Andrews leads a full band on record and on stage,drawing in tender piano, shuffling drums and searing electric guitar to supporther careful acoustic picking. Wherever she plays, she offers up a vision ofherself as a singular, quickly-maturing artist with the power to cross lines ofgenre and geography, taste and time. She is a force—and a voice—to be reckoned with."  Americana Extras: Free ice cream treats foreach attendee. Cover charge is $25.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Anniversary, H Street Runners!

Congratulations to the H Street Runners on celebrating their 1 year anniversary!  The running group is now well over 150 members strong. Join them on Tuesday nights at 7 pm at the corner of 11th & H Streets NE (in front of the Capital Bikeshare station) and on  Saturday mornings at 9 am.  They run about 4 miles on Tuesdays and up to 10 miles on Saturdays.  All paces are welcome!  Interested runners can find out more information on meetup.comhttp://www.meetup.com/H-Street-Runners/ and Facebook.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Welcome to H Street, H & Pizza!

H & Pizza opens today, 11 am at 1118 H Street NE.  We've tasted a handful of their signature pies and these guys have done a great job bringing a high quality product at a very reasonable price to H Street.  Stop by soon to welcome them to the neighborhood.  H & Pizza is open Sunday-Thursday 11 am - 10 pm and Friday-Saturday 11am - 3 am.  For more info, check out our previous post with the plans for this new pizza spot and check out their menu below.  District Cuisine also has several nice photos.



Thursday, July 12, 2012

H Street Retail survey -- please participate & help prepare the next wave of new businesses

H STREET MAIN STREET RELEASES RETAIL SURVEY; CALLS FOR RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN RETAIL FOCUS GROUPS
Washington, DC - July 12, 2012 —  H Street Main Street (HSMS) recently released a survey aimed at gathering information on area residents' and patrons' spending habits. This information will be used to help attract retail development to the corridor by providing meaningful data showing what consumers desire and what they will support, in addition to highlighting any areas of spending leakage. The survey link is: http://svy.mk/SbVMQX

"We are thrilled to launch this survey, which is the first initiative in a broad array of programs we're producing aimed at targeting and recruiting retail to H Street, NE," says Anwar Saleem, HSMS Executive Director. "This comunity-based approach to economic development can serve as a model for how the District and how it approaches neighborhood redevelopment and retail recruitment and retention."

The survey will close Monday, July 16 at midnight and all are strongly encouraged to participate. Following the close of the survey, HSMS will conduct three focus groups, followed by producing a retail summit aimed at recruiting retail businesses identified through the survey and focus groups.

HSMS is recruiting 60 people to participate in three focus groups scheduled for these dates: July 31 at 7 pm, August 1 at 2 pm and August 2 at 7 pm. Focus group participants need to reflect the community so the organization is specifically looking for residents with children, residents who live in a household with a total income of less than $85,000 and both African-American and Caucasian residents. Interested residents who fit any of those descriptions should contact Julia Robey Christian at at julia.christian@hstreet.org.

This initiative is being produced with the support of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Retail Priority Area Grant program with the support of DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.

For more information, contact Julia Robey Christian at julia.christian@hstreet.org or 202.567.9705.

Summer wine dinner at Boundary Road, July 25, 7 pm

Friday, July 6, 2012

East City Art Weekend Events Roundup

Conner Contemporary Art (6pm to 8pm)
Conner Contemporary Art presents its annual Academy exhibition which showcases the most promising BFA/MFA students from the Baltimore-Washington area. This event is not to be missed. For more information, click here.

Conner Contemporary Art is located at 1358 Florida Avenue NE


G Fine Art (6:30pm to 8:30pm)

G Fine Art will present a retrospective of is represented artists which includes Jennie Jones, Linn Meyer, Maggie Michael and Barbara Probst. For more information and to preview the work, click here.

G Fine Art is located at 1350 Florida Avenue NE.

Gallery O on H (7pm to 10:30pm)

Gallery O on H continues its “Music on the patio series”. This Saturday features the Afro-Beat/Latin beats of Ban Caribe. The cost of admission is $10 which includes a drink. For more information including a schedule of performances and link for advance purchase, click here.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street NE Washington, DC.


artdc gallery (7pm to 9:30pm)

artdc gallery presents against the grain, an unconventional sculpture exhibition featuring wood objects crafted in unconventional ways. For more information, click here.

artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD.


The Fridge (7pm to 11pm)

The Fridge presents new work by husband and wife team Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow. The couples paintings provoke the viewer into abandoning his/her notions of the sacred and the profane. For more information and to preview the work, click here.

The Fridge is located in the Rear Alley behind 516 8th Street SE.


Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook or follow them on Twitter

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Film Series at the Atlas (1333 H St) resumes tonight




The Atlas will present three film series this July. Gay 101, Kung Fu Fridays and
a Family Series featuring films based on Roald Dahl books.

Gay 101 - Thursdays at 8pm  Tickets $5
Can't Stop the Music - July 5
Hairspray (Divine and Ricki Lake) - July 12
Some Like it Hot - July 19
The Birdcage - July 26

Kung Fu Fridays -Double Feature 7pm & 9:30pm  Tickets $5/ $8 for both films                            Enter the Dragon and The 36th Chamber of the Shaolin -July 6
Kung Fu Hustle and The Last Dragon - July 13
Five Deadly Venoms and Kid With the Golden Arms - July 20
Fearless and The Rebel July 27 Sushi and treats from Sticky Rice available.
FREE mini bucket of tater tots to the first 15 patrons in the door.

Shaolin warrier games and prizes each week.

Roald Dahl Family Series Tickets FREE                        Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - July 6
Matilda - July 14
The Witches - July 21
TBD -July 28
The Family Film Series is supported by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.


The films are screened in the COOL Sprenger Theatre. Patrons can purchase treats and drinks at the Atlas Cafe and enjoy them while watching the films.

Get Tickets

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Join the Argonaut for the 2nd Annual PhoenixFest orating 2 years post fire to support DC Burn Foundation

Join your friends and neighbors at the Argonaut this Saturday from noon til close as they commemorate the second anniversary of their large building fire to support the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation.  For a $50 contribution to this worthy cause, the Argonaut offers unlimited seafood boil and Red Hook IPA.  They'll also have kids art classes, henna tatoos, and a great silent auction. 

Family displaced by recent fire needs children's clothing donations

Neighbors,

As you may have heard, there was a seriousfire in a rowhouse on the 400 block of 15th Street NE over the weekend.  The fire department respondedand everyone escaped safely, but the fire has displaced the family and their five children. The Red Cross is currently providing emergency housing, but the children lost their clothes and toys in the fire.

I've been in touch with the mother and she has asked for help with finding clothing for her children. If you have any clean clothes you might be interested in donating to help out, I'll leave a box out on my front porch (1530 D Street NE). I can make arrangements to drop off the clothes for her later this week.

As for age/size:
12 year old girl
10 year old girl
8 year old girl
7 year old boy
5 year old boy

 I'll put a box out on the porchlater this evening.

Charles

Sunday, June 17, 2012

H Street Bakes returns this Saturday, June 24, noon-3 pm at the Big Board

H Street Bakes is back next Sunday, June 24, from noon until 3 p.m. upstairs at the Big Board (421 H St).

Thursday, June 14, 2012

African Journeys: Photos & Stories of African refugees at Ethiopic, Monday, June 18, 6-9 p.m.


African Journeys: photos and stories highlight the journey and success of African refugees in the Washington DC area in recognition of World Refugee Day. 

This photo exhibit is organized by the Ethiopian Community Development Council. 

Light refreshment will be served.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Save the Date for Ward 6 Family Day w/ CM Tommy Wells Saturday, June 23 at the Rosedale Recreation Center (1701 Gales St NE)

Hosted by Councilmember Tommy Wells
6th Annual Ward 6 Family Day
Rosedale Recreation Center (1701 Gales St, NE)
Saturday, June 23, 12 pm - 4 pm

Please join Councilman Tommy Wells and your neighbors as we celebrate the re-opening of the Rosedale Recreation Center at the 6th Annual Ward 6 Family Day!

Free Food & Fun for All Ages, including Swimming, Live Music, Games & Activities.

Sponsorships, Questions or Comments Contact Patricia Joseph at pjoseph@DCCOUNCIL.US or (202) 724-8628

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ride to Pirates of the Caribbean at Capitol Riverfront tomorrow w/ The Daily Rider

Dear Fellow Rider,
Just wanted to remind you that our inaugural movie night ride is happening tomorrow. Join us at the shop for our first ride Thursday June 7, at 7:30 p.m. We'll depart from the shop at 7:45 to go see "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" at the Capitol Riverfront. Bring a picnic or popcorn and prepare to have a casual ride to the movie.
Please call the shop or email us to confirm.

Happy Riding,

Loren and Beth
The Daily Rider

Friday, June 1, 2012


Weekend East City Event Round Up: Capitol Hill Centric Edition

All Events: Saturday June 2

The Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Art Center (10am to 4pm)

Attention all artists- students, emerging and established – this is your opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed by some pretty heavy hitters in the DC art world.  For more information about the workshop click here



This workshop is free but Advance Registration Required to http://smartlink.pgparks.com/smartlink to register and use code SMARTlink # 883816

Brentwood Arts Exchange @ Gateway Arts Center is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood, MD 20722 

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (5pm to 7pm)

CHAW presents its annual Student-Faculty exhibition featuring.  The exhibit showcases work in the fields of watercolor, painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, and sculpture.  For more information click here.

CHAW is located at 545 Seventh Street  SE

The Corner Store (5pm to 8pm)

The Corner Store presents the work of Rosetta DeBernardinis, a local artist well known in DC  art circles.  Her expressive abstract paintings exude color and energy that will dazzle gallery goers. For more information click here.



The Corner Store is located at 900 South Carolina Avenue, SE

Gallery O on H (6pm to 9pm)

Gallery O on H will be hosting a series of Jazz concerts in their gallery patio beginning June 2nd through September.  The cost of admission is $15 which includes a drink.   For more information including a schedule of performances and link for advance purchase, click here.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street NE Washington, DC. 
 

The Fridge (7pm to 11pm)

The Fridge presents Tom Block Jiwar.  Block explores the life of a painter-traveler both through a series of mixed media work and through theater.  While Saturday’s visual art opening is free, the theater performances are $15.  For performance schedules and to purchase advanced tickets, click here.

The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street rear alley, SE



Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  or follow them on Twitter

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

H Street FreshFarm Market expands to 13th St (btw H & Wylie) & has rep from Smith Commons as Chef at Market this weekend

Great news from our Friends at the H Street FreshFarm Farmers Market -- this Saturday, June 2, the H Street NE FRESHFARM Market will expand onto 13th Street, NE between H Street NE and Wylie, thanks to the support of the loyal market customers!

Also this week at the market: Chef at Market: Smith Commons, at 10 am. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Music in the Courtyard resumes at Gallery O on H on Sat. June 2


Join GalleryOonH (1354 H St) for JAZZ in the HOOD this Saturday, June 2 for the start of the Music in the Courtyard Series



 ** in the event of rain, tickets can be used for any other courtyard performance.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Biergarten Haus partners w/ Wounded Warriors Project w/ discounts for active & former military & extended hours this weekend

In support of the Memorial Weekend events in DC, Biergarten Haus (1355 H St) is going above and beyond to to welcome guests from all over the country.  

Biergarten Haus is a proud sponsor of the WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT and is running a promotion with them this weekend to show support to Rolling Thunder INC. and their run to the wall this year.

There will be great discounts for all military personnel and motorcycle riders this weekend through Monday night with a 20 % discount for all active & former military personnel (I.D required) and a 10 % discount for individuals wearing Harley Davidson apparel.

There will also be extended hours on Sunday (11am - 2 am) and Monday (12pm - 12 am) and free daytime parking for all Motorcycles on Sunday and Monday as well.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mayor & DPR open new Rosedale Recreation Center & pool (1701 Gales St NE) Friday, 11:30

On Friday, May 25, at 11:30 am, Mayor Vincent Gray will cut the ribbon on the Rosedale Recreation Center and the Rosedale Pool. Each year a DPR location is chosen to signify the beginning of the outdoor pool season and this year it's the brand new Rosedale Pool.  Please come out to the ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday and spread the word to neighbors and friends.

Mayor Vincent Gray Invites you to the
Opening of DPR’s 2012 Outdoor Pools Season and the
Rosedale Community Center Ribbon Cutting

Mayor Vincent C. Gray
DPR Director Jesús Aguirre
DGS Interim Director Brian Hanlon
Rosedale Community Leaders
Special Invited Guests

Friday – May 25, 2012, 11:30 am

Rosedale Community Center
1701 Gales St., NE
Washington, DC 20002

Mayor Gray will officially Kick off the 2012 Summer Pools Opening Kick-Off and open the new Rosedale Community Center.

Mayor Gray will officially Kick Off the 2012 Summer Pools Opening at Rosedale Community Center. DPR has 19 outdoor pools, 11 spray parks and 5 Children’s Pools that will be open starting Memorial Day Weekend. The Mayor will also unveil the new Rosedale Community Center with new pools, a new gym, new activity rooms, a new artificial turf field and more.  

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Want our H Street FreshFarm Market to stay open past noon? Stop by this morning to let the producers know

The H Street FreshFarm Market is off to a great start in its new location at 13th & H.  They recently received ANC backing for their request to expand further onto the public space along 13th Street and have added Gordy's Pickles to the rotation of specialty purveyors and will be at the first and third market of every month (Red Apron butchery comes the 2nd & 4th markets of month and Docezza Gelato comes to the 1st market of each month).

The market runs each Saturday, from 9 until noon.  Many of us have been saying for how it would be great if it stayed open a bit later.  The market folks tell us that they are open to the possibility of sticking around until 1, but that they'll need our help to convince their purveyors.  If you want the market to stay open later, drop by today and let the vendors know that you wish they'd stick around later. 

If you arrive by 10 today, you can enjoy food educator Melissa Jones will be doing a kid and family-friendly cooking demo in honor of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day.

NE Branch Library book sale today 10:30-2, meeting on renovation plans Monday, 7:30

Used Book Sale Saturday, May 19, 10:30 am - 2 pm
The Friends of the Northeast Library’s (FONEL) spring used book sale will take place Saturday, May 19.  The sale will be open to the general public from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Northeast Library at 330 7th Street, NE. 

There will be a special preview sale from 9:30 am to 10:30 am for FONEL sustaining members ($25 contribution within the past year).  Other can become memebers at the book sale.


FONEL Meeting on Northeast Library Renovations, Monday, May 21, 7:30 pm
On Monday, May 21, FONEL will host another discussion about the DC Public Library’s plans for the interior renovation of the Northeast Library.  You can find more information about the renovation at at http://fonel.weebly.com/index.html.  Please come to the meeting, or send your comments by email.  The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Northeast Library.