Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sticky Fingers Bakery & Bistro coming to 406 H St NE early next year

Two-Time Cupcake Wars Winner Doron Petersan is Aiming for Bigger & Bolder With Second Location
Two-time champion of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Doron Petersan, announces plans to open Sticky Fingers Bakery and Bistro on Washington D.C.’s thriving H Street Corridor in early 2015. The second iteration of Petersan's award-winning cafe will be located at 406 H Street NE in a 2,600 square foot space featuring an expanded bakery program, bistro dining menu and full bar.

"The second location of Sticky Fingers has been in the making for a long time now, and H Street is the perfect spot for us to expand into," said owner Doron Petersan. "The neighborhood is really coming into its own, and with the addition of the street cars it's only going to get better. The area has the same kind of young, active and compassionate residents that our Colombia Heights location has been serving for years.

The original Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats opened in north Dupont Circle in 2002 with the mission of bringing delicious baked goods made without the use animal products to the District of Columbia – a mission that eventually expanded to include a full menu of savory plant-based comfort food with a move to Columbia Heights. The new Sticky Fingers location stays true to Petersan's original vision and will offer an expanded menu and more dining space than the original location. The bakery and bistro will have the look and feel of a classic mid-century American diner, featuring a lunch counter as well as "grab-and-go" service and table service for approximately 50 seats. It will be open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and have bar hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

The expanded bakery program will include Sticky Fingers classics, like sticky buns, cookies, cakes, and cupcakes, and new items, like Italian-style breads, scones, danishes, croissants, and pies. The bistro menu will focus on vegan and gluten-free comfort food and the bar will serve beer, wine and cocktails.

About Sticky Fingers

Doron Petersan founded Sticky Fingers in 1999 with the Cowvin cookie, little devil and sticky bun. In 2006, she expanded the bakery to include a café space with 1950’s style décor and added savory vegan items to the menu. Sticky Fingers Bakery became Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats in 2010 and once again expanded to include wholesale distribution at grocers in DC, Virginia and Maryland, and Whole Foods locations in five states. Petersan also opened an online Sticky Fingers store that ships sweets and merchandise nationwide.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Weekend East City Art Event Round Up

East City Art Round Up: Brookland Third Thursday Edition

Thursday June 19

Brookland Arts Walk - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Third Thursdays in Brookland, one may visit over 29 open studios in the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. Two of the spaces, the Washington Drawing Center and The Wild Hand Workspace will host opening receptions (see details below). Enjoy food and live music courtesy of Danceplace featuring performances by Polvo & Scree starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Arts Walk at the Monroe Street Market is located at 716 Monroe St, NE

Washington Drawing Center - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Washington Drawing Center presents Chris Dolan’s 07092012-09212013: Recent Landscapes of the District and Southern Maryland. Dolan “set himself the challenge of producing one landscape every day for the period between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.” For a full description of this must go to event, click here.

Washington Drawing Center is located in Studio #7 on the Arts Walk

The Wild Hand Workspace- 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Also in Brookland, The Wild Hand Workspace will host an opening reception for the illustrations of Hannah Dean in her first exhibition It’s a Wonderful Life. Her work examines relationships and organizational themes spanning a variety of media. To read more about the exhibit, click here.

The Wild Hand Studio is located in Studio #8 on the Arts Walk

Washington Project for the Arts – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WPA Professional Practices presents Working with Galleries. The panel discussion, led by experts in the field, will help artists navigate through the challenges of working with a gallery. This event is free for WPA members and $10 for non-members. For more information about panelists and the event, click here.

The panel will be held at Capitol Skyline Hotel located at Lounge, 10 I (eye) Street SW.

doris-mae - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Get a last look at the site-specific installation of Hsin-Hsi Chen (she’s covered an entire room, floor to ceiling, with her work!) and Amanda Kates’ intensely colored multi-media work. Meet the artists at this reception before the exhibit closes on Saturday.  Details found here.

doris-mae is located on the second floor at 1716 14th Street NW.

Friday, June 20

Washington Sculptors Group - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Washington Sculptors Group has partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to present Gedankenexperiment. Curated by Sarah Tanguy, this exhibit draws inspiration from scientific and mathematical theories. To read more about this event, click here.

The AAAS is located at 1200 New York Avenue NW.

Montpelier Arts Center - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Montpelier Arts Center for a reception honoring this summer’s exhibitions. The reception will feature three exhibitions in the Main Gallery, the Library Gallery, and the Residents Artist Gallery.  See work from the Washington Sculptors Group, Elizabeth Burger and Melissa Burley. For details on this event, click here.

Montpelier Arts Center is located at 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD.

Saturday, June 21

Brookland - 1:30 p.m.

Curious about street art? Artist Rajan Sedalia will be teaching classes on Saturdays through July 12. Learn about graffiti art, painting, airbrushing, cartoons, comics, color and abstract forms. All skill levels are welcome. Be sure to email for class availability. To read more about classes, click here.

Locations to be announced.

Gallery O on H - 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

After taking Rajan Sedalia’s street art class stop by Gallery O on H for their relaxing courtyard Jazz series, Jazz in the Hood. In addition to viewing the gallery’s permanent collection, visitors can peruse “The Shops” starting at 4 p.m. while the music begins at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street NE.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager 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.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Meeting with NPS re: NPS controlled Capitol HIll Parks

The National Parks Service is responsible for many of the parks across the Hill, including Stanton Park, Lincoln Park, and the pocket park and playground at 11th & Maryland Ave NE.  If you are interested in these parks or have maintenance concerns about them, you may want to attend this meeting on Monday evening at the NE Library. 
Dear Residents of the Capitol Hill Parks Community,
The National Park Service – Capitol Hill Parks Community Meeting has been scheduled.  This meeting is a follow-up to our previous meetings held in September and December of 2013 and March 2014 which will allow us to discuss any new topics that may have arisen since we last met.  As requested, a location within walking distance for community residents has been secured.
The meeting specifics are as follows:
Date:                     June 16, 2014 (Monday)
Time:                    6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
Location:            Northeast Neighborhood Library 
                                330 7th St., N.E. 
                                Washington, D.C. 20002
Please assist us in spreading the word to your community networks so that neighbors can attend and learn about the National Park Service's goals and plans related to the enhancement of the Capitol Hill Parks.
We plan to discuss the following: 

  • Turf Renovation Plan 
  • Marion Park Walks Project 
  • Partnership with the Capitol Hill Garden Club
  • Park Summer Programs
  • Special Use Permits Discussion
  • Integrated Pest Management
We appreciate your assistance and involvement and look forward to meeting with you all on June 16th.
Gopaul Noojibail
Acting Superintendent
National Capital Parks-East 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Weekend @EastCityArt Event Roundup with events at RandallScottProjects and Gallery O on H

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Super Saturday June Edition

Friday, June 13

Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear are back for another Paint and Sip at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Create your own masterpiece on Friday while enjoying snacks and wine. $30 includes all materials and refreshments. For more information, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th Street, SE.

Saturday, June 14

Route 1 Farmers Market and Bazaar will be operating through Saturday, September 27, 2014. Regional farmers, vendors and artists are participating in this weekly event. Visitors will be able to buy produce and participate in a variety of activities. To read more about this must attend event, click here.

The Market is located at 4100 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD.

Brookland – 1:30 p.m.

Curious about street art? Artist Rajan Sedalia will be teaching classes on Saturdays through July 12. Learn about graffiti art, painting, airbrushing, cartoons, comics, color and abstract forms. All skill levels are welcome. Be sure to email for class availability. To read more about classes, click here.

Locations to be announced.

RandallScottProjects – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

After visiting the farmers market or taking class be sure to go to RandallScottProjects’ opening of Ruby Osorio’s Reverie. Osorio’s work evokes a sense of fragmented memories, experienced through the mind and senses of a female protagonist. She explores the notions of the poetic in the representation of femininity and myth. For details on the artist and the exhibit, click here.

RandallScottProjects is located at 1326 H Street, NE.

Gallery O on H – 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Gallery O hosts another must see event, Circus at the O. After seeing the opening at RandallScottProjects, check out the gallery opening from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wait around and guests 21 and over will be treated to a variety show from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets for the show are $17 in advance and $20 the day of the show. To read more about this must see event, click here.

Gallery O is located at 1354 H Street, NE.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.