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  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.

North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Yard Sale today 10 am - 1:30 pm on 1300 blk North Carolina Ave

The North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association (NLPNA) will hold its annual yard sale today in the triangle park on the 1300 block of North Carolina Ave and A St NE. Set up begins at 8 am (donations can be dropped off at that time). The sale opens to the public at 10 am. We'll start clearing at 1:30 p.m. This is the NLPNA's major fundraising event of the year. There will be tons of stuff and great deals to be had. Clothing, furniture, kitchen essential, books, children's toys.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cash Mob @ Adobe Design (654 H St) & then @ Argonaut this Saturday, May 19

Cash Mob
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 11:00am-Noon
Adobe Design Center
654 H Street (Corner of 7th and H)

What are Cash Mobs?
The general idea of a Cash Mob is to encourage people to go into small, localbusinesses and spend their money, en masse, to givethe business owner a little bit of economic stimulus! The first ever H Street Cash Mob is happening soon.  Please plan to spend approximately $20 so we can make a real economic impact! 
We’ve chosen Adobe Design Center as our first local Cash Mob for a couple of reasons.  It is a small locally owned retail business,whose owners live in the neighborhood! Also, they have lots of beautiful things that a variety of people maylike for their home or to be used as gifts. The organizers of this event, like with all Cash Mobs, have zeroeconomic relationship with the business. We just want to help our neighborhood!

To join us on facebook, search for Cash Mob DC, or just showup on May 19th.  Join us at The Argonaut after the Cash Mob for a 10% discount on food and drink with a receipt from Adobe!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hoops on the Hill @ Sherwood Recreation Center Thursdays, 6 pm ages 5-12

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting "Hoops on the Hill", a free instructional Youth Basketball Program at Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St. NE) every Thursday from 6 pm - 7:30 May 10, 2012 through October 11, 2012. The program is available for kids ages 5- 12 years. Please contact Sheridan Price at 202-698-3075 or for more information.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Reminder: Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers Event at Sherwood Rec Center tomorrow, 9 am - 1 pm

First Ever National Bike to School Day is Wed. May 9, 7:30 Lincoln Park

First Ever National Bike to School Day - Pit Stop at Lincoln Park Wednesday, May 9 - 7:30 a.m.

The first National Bike to School day is on Wednesday.  Ride to Lincoln Park, sign in, get a medallion from the National Safe Routes to School team, stickers from DDOT and join a bicycle train to your school. Trains leave at 7:45 a.m., 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Get to school on time!  School in DC with the most participation, will get to proudly display the 'Golden Bicycle' from DDOT at their school!  Can't make it to Lincoln Park? Bike to school anyway - make sure your school is registered and recruit a volunteer to count riders.  Don't forget to wear your school T-shirts!
Register your school at

The NATIONAL Safe Routes to Schools folks have selected this event as their 'highlighted' event and will be at Lincoln Park to document it (photos, film, etc) for their press releases.
Shortly after students arrive at school, members of Congress and leaders of bicycle advocacy organizations will hold a press conference to announce new survey data about Americans’ attitudes towards federal funding for biking and walking. The press conference will take place at 9:30 a.m. at 2nd and C St NE.

For more information, contact Mary Lauran Hall at or (202) 642-6617.
Contact to volunteer (counting riders at Lincoln Park or at your school).

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2nd Annual Northeast Pie Contest (Sunday, May 6, 2-4:30) at the Atlas (sponsored by HandsOn Greater DC Cares)

Join HandsOn Greater DC Cares and your Northeast DC neighbors for our 2nd Annual Pie Contest on Sunday, May 6 from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

The event will begin with a lively and informative discussion about access to healthy affordable food, urban farming and more. Representatives from DC Central Kitchen's Healthy Corners, DC Hunger Solutions and City Blossoms will be there to answer your questions and
inform us all.
The pie contest will begin as our panel of pie expert judges tastes the entries and chooses a winner in the following categories: sweet, savory, novelty and presentation. After the judges finish, all participants will be able to taste and vote for the People's Choice Award. Pies must be entered by 3 pm to be judged.
Register today at: Questions? Contact Linda from HandsOn Greater DC Cares at or 202-777-4469.