Monday, September 30, 2013

Maury Elementary School Yard Sale: this Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 am - 2 pm & taking donations now at 1250 Constitution Ave NE

Spread the word and donate your stuff please!

Maury Elementary School will be hosting a yard sale on

SATURDAY, October 5
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Donations of items for the yard sale will be accepted at Maury
beginning Monday, September 23 through 10 am on the day of the sale.
Please bring the items to Maury between 8 am and 6 pm, Monday through
Friday, and leave them on the stage of the multi-purpose room. Maury
is located at 1250 Constitution Avenue NE, one block north of Lincoln

Thank you for your support of Maury’s PTA, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Our fundraising efforts pay for aides for our upper grades as well as
books and other resources. Tax forms are available.

Rosedale Libarary Friends "Books & a Bite Sale" this Sunday, Oct. 5, 1 - 4 pm, at Rosedale Library (1701 Gales St NE) & accepting donations now

Rosedale Library Friends "Books and a Bite Sale"-- Sunday October 6, 1 to 4 pm

Please join the Friends of the Rosedale Library (FORL) at our first annual Books-and-a-Bite Sale on Sunday, October 6th from 1 to 4 pm at Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE).

We'll have books for all ages, baked goods, and even some photographs.

We're celebrating the first Sunday open of all DC Libraries, and raising funds for FORL's programs and events at Rosedale library.

If you have books to donate - especially clean, unmarked books for children and teens, novels, sci-fi, history, and cookbooks - please email us at or call 571-213-1630. (Please do NOT bring the books to the library before the sale, they have no storage space. No magazines, case or textbooks, outdated computer books or pamphlets.)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Congrats to everyone on H Street & all the participants in yet another successful H Street Festival

2013 H Street Festival a Huge Success
On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, an estimated crowd of 100,000 people attended the 2013 H Street Festival, making it the most highly attended and successful year in the event’s history.

Organized by H Street Main Street, the festival showcased over 50 artists and 80 performances on 10 stages accompanied by an array of local, regional and international cuisine, shopping, arts exhibits, educational events, seminars and conversations with local entrepreneurs, artists and community organizations spanning 10 blocks of H Street NE.

The annual event is one of the most popular festivals in the Washington, DC area. This year's celebration attracted tens of thousands of foodies, art aficionados, wine and beer connoisseurs and music lovers to one of the city’s fastest-growing and most exciting areas.

“This year, the H Street NE Corridor won a Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA), so we knew we needed to build off of that success to make this year’s festival something really special,” said Anwar Saleem, Executive Director of H Street Main Street. “I can’t thank all of our sponsors, partners, volunteers and everyone else who made this event possible enough. When this neighborhood comes together and we put our hearts and minds towards doing something, we can accomplish anything. The sky really is the limit for H Street.”
Some great photos from Saturday’s festival follow after the jump:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Save the Date for Taste of H to benefit local school J.O. Wilson Elementary: Sunday, October 13, 5 pm at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St)


The second annual Taste of H Auction to support J.O. Wilson Elementary School is on Sunday, October 13th, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a food tasting from some of the best restaurants on H Street, indulge in some wine or beer, listen to live music and bid on amazing items in the silent auction.
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The live auction will kick off at 8:00 p.m.with items including box seats to Wizards games, lunches, TVs and more! Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at
Come out for a great event to support a wonderful local school!

Thank you,
Tony Goodman
ANC Commissioner, 6C06

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

T-Minus 10 days until H Street Festival

The following is the official press release announcing the H Street Festival, which will occur on H Street -- from 4th to 14th Street -- next Saturday, September 21.  If you're in town that day, this is unquestionably the place to be.  Do. Not. Miss. It.
Announcing the 2013 H Street Festival, Bigger and Better Than Ever Before
The 2013 H Street Street Festival—Washington, DC’s premier neighborhood festival— will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
Organized by H Street Main Street, the festival will feature over 50 artists and 80 performances on 10 stages accompanied by an array of local, regional and international cuisine, shopping, arts exhibits, educational events, seminars and conversations with local entrepreneurs, artists and community organizations spanning 10 blocks of H Street NE.
This annual event is one of the most popular festivals in Washington, DC, attracting thousands of foodies, art aficionados, wine and beer connoisseurs and music lovers to one of the city’s fastest-growing and most exciting areas.
More than 150 local restaurants, vendors and food trucks will offer a bounty of food selections, including international cuisine, regional fare and much more. The festival will also have several beer gardens and vodka tasting areas featuring a wide array of libations from breweries and distilleries.
The uniqueness of the art and fine crafts in DC is unrivaled and a big part of the identity and culture of the H Street NE area. That’s why this year’s festival will host a variety of art cars, artist booths and installations. These displays are sure to delight art enthusiasts of all types and will allow festivalgoers to interact with displays and talk one-on-one with their creators.
In addition to food, wine, beer and art, the festival has 10 stages with a variety of entertainment, which will feature some of the best local and regional performers in rock-n-roll, rap, jazz, opera, soul music, gospel, Caribbean and more. There will also be pie eating and tattoo contests, live boxing, martial arts demonstrations and many more non-musical performances.

The festival’s emphasis on the distinctiveness and vibrancy of the H Street area extends beyond the food, art and music. Visit the DC Fashion Week stage and help area designers kick off their annual celebration of fashion. Or for a more family-oriented atmosphere, the kids and family zone will be serving up kid-friendly entertainment and interactive events from start until close. The festival will also feature a fitness area, featuring a climbing wall sponsored by REI, as well as other health-promoting events and vendors.
Sponsors of the event include, Giant, 360 H, Stuart Investment, SVEDKA Vodka, REI, DC Food Truck Association, Gallaudet, CW50, Wal-Mart and the Washington City Paper.

Festival hours are from noon – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The festival will take place from the 400 block to the 1400 block of H Street NE.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Maketto residency at Hanoi House extended; reservations to preview Toki Underground Chef Erik's new dishes now available through October 31

HANOI HOUSE, 2005 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Over a hundred different types of regional Asian dishes have been tested at
Maketto so far. 
Thank you for your support and open mindedness for the
residency at Hanoi House. 
Reservations for 9/17-10/31 are now open
Our new menu features dishes including:

Fresh Udon with Brined Egg
Samlah Machou Kroueng
Prahok Kh'Tih
Mapo Tofu
Taiwanese Fried Chicken
Vigilante Coffee Pate Te Choux
Assorted Dim Sum $2

The Maketto residency at Hanoi House is open six days a week,
Monday-Saturday at 5 P.M. (closed on Sundays.) 

Space is limited and reservations are required.
Reservations may be made directly online via
Hanoi House’s OpenTable at


Friday, September 6, 2013

Meeting on state of NPS managed Capitol Hill Parks, Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 pm at Lincoln Park United Methodist (1301 North Carolina Ave NE)

A Capitol Hill Parks community meeting with the National Parks Service has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 10, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The meeting will occur at the Lincoln Park United Methodist Church at 1301 North Carolina Ave., N.E, (Fellowship Hall).  Neighbors can attend and learn about the National Park Service's goals related to Capitol Hill parks and discuss how to enhance community involvement. 

Topics to be discussed include the following:
· Updates on Rodent Management
· Playground Equipment (Replacement/ Safety Inspections)
· Short-term and Long-term Park Plans (Renovations for community preparedness)
· Planned Facility/ Grounds Maintenance Projects (Community Volunteer Opportunities)
· Friends Group (Invite stakeholder/ community dialogue with upper management)
· Space for Dogs / Dog Leash Laws
· Community Bulletin Boards
· NPS Online Map of property management

If you have questions or concerns about NPS managed parks in the neighborhood, this should be a good opportunity to see them addressed.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Atlas Performing Arts Center thanks Mayor Gray for help covering recent historic renovation costs


The Atlas Performing Arts Center announced today that it has received an interest-free loan of $6.5 million from DC’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) that will enable the Atlas to pay off the loan that financed its historic renovation in 2005. The Atlas will repay the loan over the span of 25 years in the form of community benefits valued at $260,000 annually, in accordance with the approved Community Benefits Plan. Together with funds raised through its Capital Campaign, and other sources, this loan will fully retire the renovation debt.

“The Atlas is profoundly grateful to Mayor Vincent C. Gray and his exceptional team including, Deputy Mayor Victor L. Hoskins in the Office of Planning and Economic Development and Director Michael P. Kelly in the Department of Housing and Community Development for this commitment,” said Atlas Founder and Board Chair Jane Lang. “The loan reflects the Mayor’s confidence in the Atlas, its contributions to the community and its future.”

In discussing the loan and Atlas’ role in the community, Mayor Gray stated, “The Atlas historically has been a symbol of the neighborhood’s resilience and potential. The vitality of H Street NE today demonstrates that public-private partnerships do work and can lay the foundation for growth that benefits us all.”

The Atlas is credited with having launched the revival of H Street NE corridor. Originally built as a movie theatre in 1938, the historic building was first acquired from the H Street Community Development Corporation in 2002. Today, the Atlas presents contemporary programming in music, theatre, dance and performance arts connecting diverse artists and audiences together through shared artistic experiences. Throughout the year, audiences have opportunities to attend high quality performances and participate in arts education programming and workforce development programs for free or at low cost.

“The Atlas is fortunate to have had the support of many talented and generous people over the years,” said Atlas Executive Director Sam Sweet. “This new loan from the District reinforces our commitment to serve the community and increase growth through excellence in the arts.”

Department of Housing and Community Development Director Michael Kelly echoed Sweet’s sentiments.

“The Atlas demonstrates the connection between  economic development and the arts,” noted  Kelly. “We are pleased to leverage the Community Development Block Grant Program to invest 6.5 million dollars in an organization that is a model for community development – one that is widely recognized and appreciated throughout the region, especially for the opportunities it creates for low and moderate income families.”

In addition to presenting over 80 performances in the arts, the Atlas is also home to Joy of Motion Dance Center, Congressional Chorus, American Youth Chorus, Northeast Senior Singers, Capital City Symphony, Step Afrika, Rorschach Theatre and African Continuum Theatre Company.

The Atlas has received numerous accolades and awards including the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts, and the 2013 Top Performing Arts Venue award in the Washington City Paper’s Best Of reader’s poll. Additionally, the Atlas was added to the National List of Historic Properties in 2011.