The Friends of Noyes Park (FoNP) will be hosting a Noyes Park Fall Clean-up, Cookout and Community Meeting this upcoming Saturday, October 17th. Here’s hoping we get a good amount of residents to attend and help keep Noyes Park clean and safe.
Stitch and Rivet, one of the studios at Monroe Street Market’s Arts Walk will be hosting a “Meet The Maker” series of one-day pop-up-shops featuring craft businesses from all over the DC area. The series will run from this Saturday through Saturday, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (during the Farmer’s Market hours). The pop-ups offer guests a chance to meet the makers of their favorite locally crafted products, many of which are sold at Stitch & Rivet year-round.
October 10: Annie Howe Papercuts, paper cuts and prints
- 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
*Demonstration and teaching workshop by Annie Howe of Annie Howie Papercuts. Space limited to four students. Cost is $65 per ticket, inclusive of all supplies and tools needed. Tickets can be purchased here.
- 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
October 17: Hooked & Loopy, crocheted figures
October 24: Tigerflight, reclaimed sweater pillows and toys
November 7: Yummy & Company, postage stamp sized landscapes and etched jewelry
November 14: Tasha McKelvey, ceramic pots and jewelry
November 21: TBD
The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE. Stitch & Rivet is located at Studio #3.
Here is your weekend arts roundup from East City Art.
Weekend East City Event Round Up: Outsider Art Edition
Thursday, October 8
Serengeti Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Million Man March in Photographs: A Retrospective features several photographers including Jonathan French, Mansa Mussa, Roderick Terry, and Vincent Smith. For details, click here. Serengeti Gallery is located at 7919 Central Ave., Capitol Heights, MD.
Saturday, October 10
Stitch & Rivet – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stitch & Rivet hosts a “Meet the Maker” series through November 21, 2015. Join Annie Howe for a workshop on paper cuts and prints. For more information, click here. Stitch & Rivet is located at Studio #3 716 Monroe St. NE.
Anacostia Community Museum – 10 a.m.
The Anacostia Community Museum hosts artist studio tours in the DC area. Participants will be able to visit local artists Ulysses Marshall, George Tolbert, and Bonita Bing. For more details, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.
Art Enables – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Art Enables hosts the 10th annual Outsider Art Inside the Beltway exhibit. Visitors will be able to see new pieces from Art Enables artists along with work from other groups from around the country. For more information, click here. Off-Rhode Gallery at Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE.
Brentwood Arts Exchange – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Winner of the 2014 Project America’s Next Top Master Artist, Ellen Cornett will discuss her current body of work The Art of the Tale, on view at the BAE. For details, click here. 39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD.
39th Street Gallery – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Artist in Residence Paul Shortt presents an artist talk centered on his ongoing projects. Shortt is a visual artist and educator who seeks to rethink the concept of loitering. For more details, click here. 39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD.
Otis Street Arts Project – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Co-Exist features the work of Glenn Richardson, Eric Celarier, and Albert Schweitzer. The exhibition is curated by Molly Ruppert. For more information, click here. Otis Street Arts Project is located at 3706 Otis St., Mount Rainier, MD.
Gallery NK – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Join Gallery NK as they present of the works of Richard Claraval and Claudia Cappelle. Both artists strive to connect viewers to nature through their work. For more information, click here. Gallery NK is located at 321 K St. NE.
Sunday, October 11
Anacostia Community Museum – 2 p.m.
Author Michael Donoghue will talk about the inspiration for his book Borderland on the Isthmus. Limited copies of his book will be available for purchase. For more details, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.
Last week we reported that The Bike Rack‘s family biking event had to be postponed due to the weather. We recently got word that they are combining forces with WABA and other bike shops & groups to host “The ABC’s of Family Biking” this Sunday. Check out the event page and the flyer below for more info.The Bike Rack is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.
It is no mystery that the price of buying a home in Brookland has escalated steadily over the last six years or so. In the last two years we have seen the asking price of large Brookland homes stretch into the $800,000 – $900,00 + range on a regular basis. And, every now and then, there has been a house that asked near or over the one million threshold. While there has been speculation (and some pre-mature false reports) about when the neighborhood would hit that mark, there hasn’t been a home to sell for a million dollars until now.
This renovated home at 1349 Otis Street NE just sold for $1,000,000 and features 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, stone fireplaces, a huge backyard, and nice decks. All within walking distance of the Metro. Welcome new neighbors!
It will be interesting to see where the market takes us from here, we will keep an eye on things and report back anything significant.
Brookland Area Writers And Artists (BAWA) is a neighborhood-based arts group, founded in 2003. The purpose of the group is to promote creativity and expression in the Brookland area. BAWA hosts a monthly themed poetry reading on the first Wednesday of every month. This Wednesday, October 7th BAWA will explore poetry written by Latino/a poets.
— BAWA-DC (@bawa_dc) October 3, 2015
Check out their ongoing calendar of events here. Poetry readings are held at the Center for Poetic Thought, at the Monroe Street Market Artswalk, Studio #25. (716 Monroe Street, NE). Contact BAWA at email@example.com or at their website.
Scout Properties is a full service residential brokerage offering sales, leasing, and property management services in the District of Columbia (we do not service VA or MD). We generally focus on the areas of DC that are East of Rock Creek Park and West of the Anacostia River.
We opened our doors in the Spring of 2013. Brookland’s charm and slower pace attracted us to the neighborhood initially, when my fiancé, Kelly, and I moved here in the Fall of 2011 from Columbia Heights. A close friend had purchased the commercial property where our offices are located (3620 12th Street NE) shortly before we decided to start our own real estate firm. The timing was perfect and we couldn’t be happier with the location and to call Brookland home!
We have a small office consisting of 7 employees, including myself and Kelly (company bios here).After working for a larger company for almost 8 years, I yearned for a structure that was less corporate. I wanted to develop a small boutique-style business that provides exceptional service to clients and supports a positive working environment for its employees.
I am personally proud of the fact that all of our employees live locally and our business is local. Folks in the neighborhood have been so supportive since the beginning and we feel lucky to be able give back to the community when opportunities arise!
Please follow us on Facebook and check out our website for more information about our services and available properties! Also, folks should feel welcome to drop-in for a friendly chat and a cup of coffee and some candy! We stay fairly busy during our 9am-4pm business hours, but we always enjoy meeting our neighbors!
Weekend East City Event Round Up: Dolls, Bikes and Dynamic Duos Edition
Thursday, October 1
Pepco Edison Place Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Courage on Canvas features the works of Life Pieces to Masterpieces’ young artists. For more details, click here. Pepco Edison Place Gallery is located at 702 8th St. NW.
Friday, October 2
Touchstone Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening reception of the month member group show, The Quality of Light by Pete McCutchen, and HUSK by Anthony Dortch. For more details, click here. Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW.
Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Black Doll Show features handmade works by renowned doll artists Betty Baines, Gwendolyn Aqui Brooks, Francine Haskins, Jeri Hubbard and Paula Whaley. The artists will be in attendance. For more information, click here. CHACC is located at 3200 MLK Jr. Ave. SE.
Saturday, October 3
Brookland Artspace Gallery – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Duly Noted Painters presents the opening of NOW & THEN, an exhibition featuring the collaborative paintings of Kurtis Ceppetelli and Matthew Malone. For more information, click here. Brookland Artspace Gallery is located at 3305 8th St. NE.
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m
The Capitol Hill Art League Kicks off their 2015-2016 season with the opening of their October Juried Show at CHAW. Twenty-five artists will present in a wide range of media. For more details, click here. CHAW is located at 545 Seventh St. SE.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 2 p.m.
Guests are invited to discuss the growing role the arts can play in the future of neighborhood revitalization. For more information, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.
Studio SoHy – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The SoHy CyClo Show features the works of over twenty local DC metro artists whose works focus on their interpretations of cycling. Artwork will be on sale during the opening reception. For more details, click here. SoHy is located at 4327 Gallatin St., Hyattsville, MD.
Sunday, October 4
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 11 a.m.
Sign up for docent-led tours of the exhibition How the Civil War Changed Washington. This tour has components for guests of all ages. For more details, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.
Monday, October 5
Hill Center Galleries – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join Hill Center Galleries for the opening of three new exhibitions: Shades of Pastel, Faces & Places, and Faces of Spirits. For more information, click here. Hill Center Galleries is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
Earlier this week, we posted about the Bike Rack’s upcoming Family Bike Day, originally planned on Saturday October 3rd. We heard from the Bike Rack team that unfortunately, the event has been postponed:
…with the impending rain storm we have opted to postpone this event. We’ll be partnering with WABA to bring an even better kids & family event on October 11th.
we will follow up when we have more details.
The good folks of the Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street will be holding their third annual Fall Fest Saturday. Fall Fest grows every year, and includes live entertainment, local businesses & vendors. Check out event details here. From the website:
For the last 4 years, the Rhode Island Avenue Fall Fest has showcased our beautiful tree-lined commercial district in one of the hottest real estate markets in DC, and has attracted hundreds of visitors for a day full of shopping, food, and entertainment for the whole family. Fall Fest 2015 promises to be bigger and better – more music, more art, more food, and more fun!
We also heard from the Langdon Dog Park Association, which is sponsoring a pooch parade from the dog park in Langdon Park up to the Fall Fest stage at the Mayflower Cab parking lot on RIA. The parade marshal will be Dr. Dan Teich of Brookland’s District Vet and afterward you can enter your dog into contests with fun categories like most glam dog, cutest ugly dog, and dogs who most resemble their owners. Dr. Teich will emcee the contest and the judges include pet exerts from the Big Bad Woof and even a DC dignitary–the Secretary of DC Lauren C. Vaughn. Prizes including up to $100 in pet care services, grooming, treats and more!
The Fall Fest will run along Rhode Island Ave. NE, between 20th and 24th Streets NE on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.