Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bending Bridge Farm CSA pickup at 11th & F St NE

Join Bending Bridge Farm for 2014!

Dreaming about fresh springtime foods like spinach, asparagus, and strawberries? Then we have just what you need!

We (Capitol Hill resident Raleigh Clemens and Bending Bridge Farm) are teaming up once again to make delicious produce available in your neighborhood.

We offer locally grown certified organic produce year-round and hope that you'll join us for 2014. CSA shares are delivered each Wednesday afternoon to a convenient location on 11th St. NE

There are many sources for fresh produce these days, but the quality and convenience of Bending Bridge Farm's unique a la carte CSA is hard to beat.   This CSA works for anyone--individuals who travel frequently or large families. The cost to join is only $400 (a pre-payment for veggies to come).

The best part is that your membership fee acts as a debit account with the farm, giving you the flexibility to choose exactly what you want and how often you order. Members choose from a great selection of produce via our web store. If you are out of town for a week or two, you simply have more to spend when you return and you never have to worry about unwanted food going to waste.

All the vegetables we offer are certified organically grown at Bending Bridge Farm in south central PA or at one of the small family farms in Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative.  We also offer a selection of locally produced fruits, preserves, and cheese.

To learn more, please visit our website
To see what's fresh now,  check out the web store:

You can sign up for your share of the harvest online:

For more information about the CSA, please contact Audrey at

Friday, May 16, 2014

Community Meeting w/ DDOT re: Maryland Ave Pedestrian Safety Project, incl 7th & 10th St intersections Wed. 5/21 at NE Library

Are you concerned about safety at the intersection of 7th/D/Maryland Ave (by the Northeast Library)? About the intersection of 10th/Maryland (by SWS at Goding and Sherwood Rec)? Or the Maryland Ave corridor as a whole? Do you remember a multiyear planning process that produced consensus plans that were supposed to be implemented last fall, but that haven't gone anywhere?  Then this meeting is for you.

Come learn about current plans for Maryland Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements
May 21, 6:30-8:00 pm at the NE Library (7th & Maryland) Lower Level

Agenda to include: 
* George Branyan, Pedestrian Program Coordinator at the DC Department of Transportation, will present modified plans for changes along Maryland Avenue 
* Q&A with neighbors
* Informal discussion with ANC reps and other DC policymakers 

Since 2010, the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) has been considering a project to make Maryland Avenue safer for pedestrians and cars, especially at the intersections of Maryland/7th/D and Maryland/10th. 

DDOT identified the preferred design 2 ½ years ago, but it never implemented that design.  It now is considering a new scaled-back plan.  The community will learn about this scaled-back plan at the May 21 meeting.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Weekend East City Art Event Round Up includes Friday opening at RandallScottProject (1326 H St)

Weekend East City Event Round Up:  2014 Gateway Open Studio Tour Edition

Friday, May 9
RandallScottProjects– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wait there’s an art opening on H Street NE?  YES!  Don’t miss it; it’s open until 8 p.m.!  RSP will show Amy Myers' Natural Curve.  In this science meets art exhibition, Myers, the daughter of physicists who grew up hearing the language of theoretical physics, creates work that explores the contractions between form, chaos and chance.  Details and images here.

RandallScottProjects is located at 1326 H Street NE, 2nd Floor (above Atlas Vet)

Honfleur & Vivid Solutions Galleries  6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Anacostia galleries are showing their feminine side this Friday with two concurrent exhibitions by women artists.  In Parallels: Sculptures and Installations, Nara Park uses water as an artistic medium.  Be prepared to see cascades, aquariums and other water features.  Upstairs at Vivid Solutions, in If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There? artist collective MAMBU BADU explores African identity and “Afro-futurism.”  Exhibition descriptions here.  
Honfleur and Vivid Solutions Galleries are located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE

Saturday, May 10
Volunteer Capitol Hill 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why not volunteer for an arts organization?  This a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, to make new friends and to have a say in what goes on in your community.  Event takes place at Hill Center located 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Details here.
Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
17 venues, 70 studios and over 100 artists— it’s an East City Art reader’s dream!  Officially this is the 10th anniversary of the event.  Eric Hope has interviewed stakeholders here.  You can’t possibly see it all in one tour which is why we’re thankful it’s an annual event!  All the times, details and listings here.
The OST takes place along the Route One Corridor.  Download detailed map here.
Additional Artist Open Studios 12 p.m.
There are three other open houses you should know about.  First, the 52 O Street studios will be open to the public all weekend. Next, on Saturday, DC Glassworks will be open for the Gateway Open Studio Tour (above). Lastly, a new artist studio space called “Off the Beaten Track Warehouse” officially opens to the public. It is the home of District Clay which we have profiled on East City Art. Addresses, times and listings here.
Off Rhode Gallery– 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In a wonderfully refreshing trend, Off Rhode Gallery surprises again with yet another unexpected exhibition this year.  In Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays and Other Endangered Sea Creatures, the gallery will exhibit artwork by artist Matt Dembicki who created these works for a graphic novel about the world’s oceans.  Details and images here.  
Off Rhode Gallery is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE
39th Street Gallery – 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The best part of the Gateway Open Studio Tour is that the art never stops.  Join the 39th Street Gallery for Mind + Body + Metaphor curated by Martha Jackson Jarvis.  The exhibition by artists Shaunte’ Gates and Nijena Surae Jarvis explores the human body as a metaphor.  Details and images here.     
The 39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD (second floor)
Brentwood Arts Exchange – 5 p.m.
After you’ve seen art all day, you may have formed an opinion or two about what you’ve seen!  In America’s Next Top Master Artist, you’ll have the opportunity to exercise your opinion and select which artists get to move ahead to the next round for awards and cash prizes.  Artist list and details here.
The Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD

Spring Studio Tours (One more left! Save the date!)
May 17-18—  Mid-City Artists Open Studios
What about Mid-City and 52 O Street NW?  Please read our open letter about East City Art’s expansion here

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook , by following them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

News from Rosedale DC Public Library - two Saturday bike tours; Monday baby/toddler story times

Thanks to Dana Wyckoff with the Friends of the Rosedale Library for passing this announcement along: 

May is National Bike Month and DC Public Libraries are gearing up with bike tours, events, bike-themed storytimes, and reading suggestions.  

A brief roundup of events is below - for more information, links to bike organizations in DC, and good book ideas for bikers and book lovers, check out the DC Public Library website at or check at your local branch.   All events and tours are FREE.

TWO Bike Tours to DC Libraries

**Saturday, May 17th - 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - DC Public Library's 5th annual Tour de DCPL
This year DCPL is proud to announce its official partnership with Black Women Bike, as well as DDOT's Anacostia Waterfront Initiative for the 5th Annual Tour de DCPL.  The ride is a bit more challenging then in past years...about 14 miiles...children 9 and under are encouraged to attend the "Library Lovers Like to Bike" family ride on May 31st (See below).

Check in starts at 9 a.m. at Southeast Library (403 7th Street SE) and the ride starts at 9:30 a.m.  The first leg is a quick ride up 7th Street to Northeast Library (330 7th Street NE).  Then a nice ride to Roosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE), then on to Deanwood (1350 49th Street NE), followed by Dorothy Height/Benning Library (3935 Benning Road SE), Anacostia Library (1800 Good Hope Road SE) and over the 11th Street bridge and  back to Southeast Library.   

REGISTER for the Tour de DCPL at:  https://tourdedcplv.

**Saturday, May 31st from 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - "Library Lovers Like to Bike Kids Tour"
Families with children ages 9 and younger can celebrate National Bike Month with your neighbors and librarians from all Ward 6 DCPL branches -Northeast, Rosedale, Southeast, Southwest and Northwest One.  The event will be held rain or shine, so bring your raingear!

For those meeting at Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE) or Southeast (403 7th Street SE) we'll have bike safety tips from biking police officers and library staff starting at 9:45 a.m. Then we'll ride on over to Northeast Branch (330 7th Street NE) for story-time, bike decorating, repair demos, snacks and more.  

Adult chaperones and helmets are required for all child bikers. All adults will be required to sign liability waivers at for themselves and their children before starting the ride.  

For more information visit: 41195 or or email Ms. Tammeric at Rosedale LIbrary at  

"Reading 'n Riding" Events at Your Neighborhood Library

Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE):  Morning Glory Stories (Especially for Babies and Toddlers) held every Monday at 10 a.m. will feature bike-themed stories this month.

Delivery now available from Pizza Parts & Service -- new NY style pizza spot from Taylor Gourmet guys at 1320 H

Delivery starts today at Pizza Parts & Service -- the new NY style pizza spot from the Taylor Gourmet team that replaces Steak & Ice at 1320 H St.  

The delivery zone (shown below) cover most of the 20002 zip code -- sorry folks who lives in 20003, you're on the wrong side of East Capitol Street this time.  Nonnas, round pies, wings & #thatslice are now available for delivery.  There's an $18 minimum for delivery (covers all large pies) and a $2 surcharge per order.  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Boundary Road offers 20% off Mother's Day brunch for new moms

Mother's Day for first time mothers is especially important.  Boundary Road (414 H St) is celebrating "the first one" with a special 20% discount on brunch for new mothers during brunch. Reservations are encouraged - book online ( or by calling the restaurant at 202.450.3265.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bike to School Day is this Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 am at Lincoln Park

"Bike to School Day is May 7 - join the rolling party at Lincoln Park!

What: You and all your neighborhood friends, snacks, activities, and music! A few special guests from US DOT, National Center for Safe Routes to School, and DDoT, will also join us! (Scooters, skates, skateboards, etc. welcome!) 
When: Wednesday, May 7, 7:30-8:30 AM
Where: Lincoln Park (East Capitol St and 13th St)

CrossFit DC opening Saturday, May 10, at 1365 H Street

PSA104 Meeting w/ local MPD leadership Wednesday, May 7, 7 pm at Sherwood Rec Center (640 10th St NE)

PSA104 is the Police Service Area for H Street and the immediate neighborhood.  It covers the area south of Florida Ave and north of Maryland Ave.  PSA104 Lt. Cullen is present for a community meeting each month at the Sherwood Rec Center.  This month's meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 7 per below.

The PSA 104 community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7pm at the Sherwood Recreation Center located at 640 10th Street NE.  All are encouraged to attend.
Thank you
LT Joseph Cullen
PSA 104

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

MPD seeks info on dark gray Honda Accord in hit & run w/cyclist on H Street hopscotch bridge last night

Vehicle of Interest Sought in Hit and Run: 200 Block of H Street, Northeast
The Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a vehicle of interest in connection with a hit and run involving a bicyclist which occurred in the 200 block of H Street, Northeast.

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, at approximately 9:48 pm, an adult male operating a bicycle was travelling eastbound within the 200 block of H Street, Northeast, near Union Station, when he was struck by a dark grey, four-door, Honda Accord with unknown tags. The vehicle continued eastbound on H Street, NE, failing to stop.
Anyone with information about this vehicle or its driver is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bike-to-School Day is Wednesday, May 7

Capitol Hill Schools To Celebrate Bike-to-School Day

Roll With Us to Lincoln Park and Celebrate How
Biking to School Can Make a Difference in Student Health and Safety

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., students from Capitol Hill schools will gather at Lincoln Park (13th & East Capitol Streets, SE) to celebrate Bike-to-School Day.

Many Capitol Hill schools will participate and show our school spirit! 

Snacks will be available for riders. Bike trains to schools depart 8:00 and 8:15 AM so we all get to school on time.

Guest speakers and sponsors will round out the Lincoln Park Bike-to-School event.

About Bike-to-School Day
Bike-to-School Day builds on the popular Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years.