Liz Lescault Decollette, ceramic sculpture, white stoneware, 9"x11". Photo courtesy of the artist.

Liz Lescault Decollette, ceramic sculpture, white stoneware, 9″x11″. Photo courtesy of the artist.

We are pleased to bring you East City Art‘s Weekend Event Round Up. East City Art is a blog founded by editor Phil Hutinet in January, 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in the Northeast and Southeast quadrants of the city. Congrats to East City Art for winning City Paper’s Best Arts Blog of 2014!

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Artist Collectives and Fever Edition

Friday, October 24

Pleasant Plains Workshop – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Pleasant Plains Workshop for a group exhibition featuring the members of DDAY Collective. Members David Ibata, Danielle Scruggs, Alice Wonder, and Yodith Dammlash, explore the idea of art as a reflective process offering insight into the individuals who create the works. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW

Saturday, October 25

Fontana Forge – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of Fontana Forge in Brookland-Woodridge. The new studio space is designed for artisans focusing on blacksmithing of furniture, furnishings, and giftware. The morning events are for metalworkers, sculptors, and jewelers and the afternoon events are for friends, neighbors, and colleagues; visitors are encouraged to choose which timeframe is most convenient. For more information, click here.

The opening is located at Off the Beaten Track Warehouse, 2414 Douglas Street NE.

Harmony Hall – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Five Make Art celebrates the works of five women at the height of their careers. Pam Rogers, Liz Lescault, Ellen Cornett, Gloria Chapa, and Claudia Vess express their individual visions and passions in ways unique to themselves in this group exhibition. The variety of works span from watercolor to pastel to installations. For details about the artists and the exhibition, click here.

Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD

Project 4 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann presents recent work in her solo exhibit titled Feverland. Her paintings explore the patterns that emerge from the chaos and organic environment established through her process. As her works develop, these patterns dissolve creating diverse pieces, which strain on the verge of disunity. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

Project 4 Gallery is located at 1353 U Street NW, Suite 302.

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Image courtesy of AFRH website.

The Washington Business Journal reported on Monday, that the Armed Forces Retirement Home just north of Irving and west of North Capital Street initiated another attempt to solicit developers for about a third of their 272 acre campus. AFRH set up a website to provide more detailed information as well as a promotion video for interested developers. Here an excerpt:

The AFRH has identified approximately an 80 acre Development Area on the southeast portion of the campus for private-sector development.   An approved Master Plan was completed in 2008 that was endorsed by the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was completed in 2007.  The AFRH now wants to move forward aggressively with private-sector development of this area.

Located on 272 acres in Northwest Washington DC, the AFRH is close to Catholic University, Trinity Washington University, Howard University, Children’s National Medical Center, the VA Medical Center, the National Rehabilitation Hospital, the Washington Hospital Center and the National Zoo. The Home is within a few miles of four Metro stations, providing access to the Red, Yellow and Green lines with active development and investment opportunities occurring in adjacent communities due to strong demand fundamentals along Georgia Avenue, North Capitol Street and New York Avenue.

AFRH hosted an Industry Day for the private sector yesterday on location to provide more information and the opportunity for questions. A previous plan to develop part of the campus fell apart in 2009 after the contracted developer filed for bankruptcy.

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Halloween Events In Brookland For The Kiddies

by Shani on October 22, 2014

Halloween Brookland NE Washington DCThose of you with little ghosts and goblins might be interested in the following Brookland area events for kids:

  • Brookland Kids Halloween Parade: From the Brookland Kids Facebook page:

When: Saturday, October 25th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (rain date Saturday, November 1)
Where: Meet at the Arts Walk at 2:00 pm for the parade, which will run from the Arts Walk to Turkey Thicket (sidewalks only) and then around the Turkey Thicket track. If you have little ones, feel free to meet us at Turkey Thicket and just do the track walk-around portion of the parade.
What: Post-parade party with snacks and activities to follow at Turkey Thicket field.  As in previous years, this is a potluck party, so please help us out and bring some snacks. This is getting to be a bigger event every year, so help us make it successful.

  • Catholic University’s Annual “Halloween on Campus” on Thursday, October 30th 5 – 8 pm at Curley Court, on Catholic University’s Campus. CUA invites Brookland community families to join them for a fun Halloween night! Kids can enjoy a wide variety of treats, crafts, and activities including trick or treating. The event is run by CUA student volunteers, who make the night a safe and enjoyable evening for community guests. The event is FREE! To register for the event and get more information check out the CUA service website.


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It has been a looooong time since we posted cool street art from around the neighborhood. If you are near the Brookland/CUA Metro anytime soon, check out these gems at the corner of Monroe and 9th, NE, where the Col. Brooks’ Mansion property meets the bus loop. I am not exactly sure what they are supposed to mean. One has an inset photo of the Monroe Street Market “Brookland” sign over a map of the Brookland area with some kind of strange creature. The other is a take on Vincent Van Gogh’s painting Bedroom in Arles with other images, like a Metro train, imposed over it. The artist really meant business with these, as they are heavily coated in plastic and screwed to their poles.


The next Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) meeting will be Tuesday, October 21st from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The meeting will feature special guest  DC Congresswomen Eleanor Holmes Norton. Please see the flyer below.  The meeting will be held at the Howard Divinity School, 1400 Shepherd Street NE in the Faculty Dining Room (Basement level, room 78).

BNCA October 2014 Meeting Agenda


The next ANC 5B meeting will be on Wednesday October 22. See details below. We can’t wait to hear details on the new 7-11 planned for the corner of 12th and Otis.


5B October 2014 community  meeting flyer



Met Branch Trail To Add Tulip Garden, Progress Made On Pedestrian Bridge

October 18, 2014

A local group, known as the Paul Meijer Garden Planting Team, received a $1,000 grant to plant a tulip garden on the Met Branch Trail near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro. For the backstory, check out this blog page. Here is info on how you can help: DONATE: We hope to raise $1,000 to supplement […]

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Mercury Retrograde Edition

October 17, 2014

We are pleased to bring you East City Art‘s Weekend Event Round Up. East City Art is a blog founded by editor Phil Hutinet in January, 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in the Northeast and Southeast quadrants of the city. Congrats to East City Art for winning City Paper’s Best Arts Blog of 2014! […]

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Arts Walk Third Thursday Returns Tonight

October 16, 2014

CulturalDC, a nonprofit that promotes the arts, organizes “Third Thursday Open Studios,” at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk. This month’s event will take place on Thursday October 16h from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. On Third Thursdays there is often live music and most of the studios are open and hosting workshops, exhibits, […]

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Providence Hospital Debuts New Emergency Room Tomorrow

October 15, 2014

Providence Hospital is having a grand opening celebration of its new Emergency Department on Thursday October 16 from 5 pm to 7pm. The ceremony will be held on the Emergency Department parking lot on 12th Street. All are invited to attend. Providence Hospital is the hospital nearest to Brookland, located at 12th and Varnum Streets, NE. […]

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