Great Brookland Yard Sale This Saturday

great brookland yard sale gbys 2016It’s that time of the year again. Time to rifle through our neighbors used items and see if you can find a treasure, or just something that you know you can give a new purpose, That’s right, the day everyone has been waiting for, the Great Brookland Yard Sale is this coming Saturday, May 7th, from 10am to 2pm. See more details on the GBYS website put together and maintained by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association BNCA. This event has always been a great opportunity to walk our beautiful neighborhood, meet up with friends and make new ones. Enjoy!

DPR Offers Free Summer Urban Garden Workshop Series

While these events don’t take place in Brookland, we know Brooklanders love to garden, and would be interested in the Department of Parks and Recreation Summer Urban Garden Workshop Series.  There will be over 40 workshops, with topics like Intro to Urban Beekeeping, Rooftop Gardening 101, and  Vertical Gardens and are being offered now through September 28th. All workshops are free, however registration is required. Resister for workshops here.

Huacatay Peruvian Restaurant Coming To 4th Street NE

Huacatay Peruvian RestaurantIf you are like us, you already miss Silvestre’s yummy roasted chicken. That’s why we were excited to hear that a new Peruvian restaurant featuring roasted chicken will be opening soon in nearby Edgewood. The restaurant, Huacatay, is named after a Peruvian type of black mint that is often used in sauces. We don’t know much more about the restaurant, but we will let you know when we learn anything new. Huacatay will be located at 2314 4th Street NE (across from the entrance to the Forman Mill’s parking lot).

Outdoor Movie Night To Support Stokes School Sunday May 8th

Stokes SchoolNow that the weather is getting warmer, we are going to start seeing outdoor movie nights pop up – Hooray! This one, coming up on Sunday May 8th has a small cover charge ($5) but is for a good cause. From a community message:

Come on out to the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market on May 8th at 8pm to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding! Thanks to co-sponsors Menkiti and Monroe Street Market, this outdoor movie night is a great opportunity to gather the community and support a neighborhood school, Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School.

The tickets are $5 each and include popcorn. All proceeds will benefit Stokes’ The Good Life event on May 21st at DC Brau. Get your tickets here or on site on the day of the event. For more information check out Stokes’ Facebook page here.

The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe St NE.

 

The Public Option Offers Up Weekly Pop-Ups In May

We are excited to learn that local micro brewpub the Public Option will be teaming up  with other local start ups for three weekend events in May. From the Public Options’s Facebook page:


Here is the line up, from the Public Option:

  • Sunday May 1st at 2:00 pm – Belgian style fries with special sauces. Micah & Evan know frites! You won’t want to miss The Fry Brothers.

  • Saturday May 7th at 2:00 pm – Picture an egg roll with soul – that’s a Dooney Roll. Hand rolled with collard greens and smoked turkey and served with a special mumbo sauce, these babies pair with any number of our beers. Vernon hinted at the possibility of some experimental rolls – jerk chicken

  • Saturday May 14th at 10:am – We are very happy that Stuff’t DC has agreed to bring their delicious strombolis back over on the 14th. Bryan and Lauren are serving up some hard choices between new creations and old favorites.

For more information, check out the event pages hereThe Public Option is located at 1601 Rhode Island Ave, NE.

Franciscan Monastery Open House Saturday – Greenhouse, Urban Beekeeping, And More

Franciscan Monastery Brookland NE Washington DC
Brookland’s Franciscan Monastery. Photo courtesy of RANdom Walkway Tumblr.

Our neighbors at the The Franciscan Monastery will be having an open house event this Saturday April 30th from 10:00 -12:00. The open house is hosted by the Monastery’s Garden Guild, whose mission it is to preserve and promote the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery. From the Garden Guild website:

Experienced and new gardeners are welcome. Tour the greenhouse, the vegetable, herb and cut-flower gardens, plus our honey bee apiaries. Ask questions about gardening and beekeeping and learn how you can volunteer…The FMGG volunteers also cultivate vegetables and herbs – last year, over 6,000 pounds were donated to families in need in the District of Columbia – maintain beehives, offer workshops, lead garden tours and organize special events. Questions? Contact us via email atgardenguild@gmail.com.

Meet up with the group  at the greenhouse behind the Monastery. The Monastery is located at 1400 Quincy Street NE. For more information check out the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guildwebsite, Facebook page or give them a call at (703) 967-0958.

Bluebird Sky Yoga Studio Signs Lease In Brookland

Ever since SCRAP DC left the commercial property at 3101 12th Street NE in November, a lot of neighbors have been anticipating what would take its place. We learned from the tweet below that Bluebird Sky Yoga will be setting up shop in that space, which is at the corner of 12th and Irving NE.

While information like class schedules and instructor bios are still forthcoming, the Bluebird Sky website says the following:

Bluebird Sky Yoga was founded in order to bring yoga, music, art, and more to Brookland. We are located in one of DC’s most creative neighborhoods in a former craft store, and honor the creativity of the city through our murals and art-focused events.

Founder Jennie Light discovered her love of yoga nearly a decade ago while living in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Just like the great outdoors, she found that the yoga mat offers a space for self-exploration and discovery. We can push our edge, or simply sit and observe. While the mountains are far from the city, B. K. Iyengar reminds us that, “you do not need to find freedom in a different land, for it exists within your own body, heart, mind, and soul.”

Our schedule is intentionally diverse. Whether you are looking to study a long-rooted tradition such as Ashtanga, a flowing practice like Prana Flow, a martial-arts influenced practice such as Primal Yoga® Flow, a fascia-focused practice like Yin, an upbeat practice like Rocket, a restorative practice such as meditation, or something else entirely, we hope you will find classes and a community you love.

We hope to see you soon.

Love and Light,

The Bluebird Sky Yoga team

We will let you know when we learn anything more. Welcome to the neighborhood Bluebird Sky Yoga!

Brookland Spring Celebration This Sunday – Music, Games and Dancing

brookland spring celebration 2016Last year’s Brookland Spring Celebration was a family friendly good time. The event is back this year on Sunday May 1st from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. From the event page:

It’s a party for the whole neighborhood!

Join your friends and neighbors in Brookland for a fun-filled afternoon of music, games and dancing featuring three stellar, local bands:

Plus! Clean out your closet and support a good cause. We’re collecting gently worn clothes for Central Union Mission. All donations are welcome!

The event will be held at Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market (716 Monroe St NE).

Heads Up – Fireworks Friday Night For CUA’s Luaupalooza

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Look up on Friday night!

Every year around this time local residents are taken by surprise by a fireworks display over Catholic U. We get Tweets and emails with people asking if they are hearing gunshots or lamenting that they didn’t know about it ahead of time, and would have liked to have enjoyed the show. So, we figured we would give readers a heads up. The fireworks are a part of Luaupalooza, a celebration of the end of CUA’s school year. This year the event will be Friday April 29th, and we are guessing the fireworks will begin when it gets good and dark outside. So, grab a blanket, find a clear view of the sky and enjoy!

Save The Date – June 5th – Brookland House And Garden Tour 2016

The Greater Brookland Garden Club House and Garden Tour is one of the major annual events that really brings our community together. Not only that, but it is a terrific showcase for those outside of Brookland to get to know what a fantastic neighborhood we live in. This year the tour will be on June 5th 2016 from 12: 00 – 5:00 pm and the after party/reception will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. For updates, “like” the Brookland House and Garden Tour on Facebook and we will post more information as the date approaches as well.

2016 house and garden tour