Saturday, March 23, 2013

Annual Capitol Hill Montessori @ Logan Yard Sale today 9 am - 2 pm @ 215 G St NE

When: Saturday, March 23, 9AM-2PM (rain or shine)
What: baby gear, kids’ & baby clothes, strollers, bikes, games, toys, books, household items, furniture, electronics, appliances, and more!
Where: CHM@L - 215 G Street, NE

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekend East City Art Event Roundup -- New shows at RandallScott Projects & G Fine Art

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Scarred Edition

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Saturday March 16

RandallScottProjects (6pm to 8pm)
New H Street Gallery RandallScottProjects shows New York artist Michael Bevilacqua Deciphering Scars. His work transcribes music onto canvas in newly adapted painting techniques. For more information, click here.
RandallScottProjects is located at 1326 H Street NE, 2nd Floor.
Photo Courtesy RandallScottProjects 
Sunday March 17

G Fine Art (noon to 3pm)
The gallery invites the public to indulge in an artistic offering of the following artists: Amy Feldman, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael and W.C. Richardson. Brunch is a group show featuring many gallery mainstays. For more information, click here.
G Fine Art is located at 1350 Florida Avenue NE

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Elroy - NY Ave Beach Bar reincarnated coming to 1423 H St?

The liquor license associated with the New York Ave Beach Bar -- a venue run by well-regarded local bartender Tom Brown (who previously worked at Cork and is partnered with his brother Derek at the Passenger) and his business partner Karl Brown -- is now pending transfer to 1423 H Street NE.  The application notes The Elroy will be a beach themed bar frequently aided by food trucks, which sounds a lot like the NY Ave Beach bar that had a popular run last summer at 623 New York Ave NW.  The full application follows.  We'll update as we have more.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

About the new Rosedale Library & how you can enjoy & support it

A New Friends Group for Rosedale Library

There's a brand new and easy way to show your support for the new library at 17th and Gales Street, NE… join the "Friends of the Rosedale Library" (FORL).

Like other Friends groups in DC and across the country, FORL is a 501(c)(3) membership organization that encourages the use of the resources and services of our local library. We’ll raise funds for materials and special programs, recruit volunteers for both FORL and the Library, and advocate for the Rosedale Library and the DC Library System. Rosedale Friends is a member of the Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library. 

To join, please print out the membership application (below) and follow the instructions on the form. Dues are $10 annually for individuals, $5 for senior citizens, $5 for students under 18, and $25 for businesses and organizations. All dues and additional contributions are fully tax deductible. 

Membership forms are also available at the Library. If you have questions, please email us at

And now for some news about the Library….

What’s New at the New Rosedale Library

If you haven't visited the Rosedale Library yet, now is a good time to "check out" the bright, relaxing space. Opened in October, 2012, it's the first full-service library in the area in years. Built next to the Rosedale Recreation Center at 1701 Gales Street, NE, (two blocks south of Benning Road), it’s easy to get to from neighborhoods in Wards 6, 5 and 7.

With a growing collection of books, e-books, dvds and cds; 26 computers (8 for children and teens); comfortable seating; Wi-Fi, and a knowledgeable staff, it's a great place to read, work, and research. Trace your family history with premium databases, download an e-book, peruse the New York Times or a magazine; drop in at the monthly book club, or access the free music site, Freegal, to download (and keep) up to three music selections a week.

Bring the little ones over for “Baby-Toddler Story Time” (Tuesdays @ 10:30 and 11 a.m.); while preschoolers will get a kick out of the rhymes, music, drama and crafts at “Story Time” (Thursdays @ 10 a.m.). Children and teens can drop in to a changing slate of programs, including a ‘hands-on’ nutrition workshop for children (3/27 @ 4 p.m.). Arts and crafts, seasonal events and special programs round out the offerings for adults and children. Students of all ages will appreciate the staff's research tips, and for those pesky homework problems, "" is just one of the many databases available.

Don't have a library card? They'll gladly sign you up. Have one from another branch? The staff will re-assign the card to your new neighborhood branch...Rosedale Library.

Hours: Monday and Wednesday - 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.