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



MBT/RIA Pedestrian Bridge Rendering Courtesy of DDOT

MBT/RIA Pedestrian Bridge Rendering Courtesy of DDOT

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 the existing $1,000 grant. This will allow us to purchase additional tulip bulbs and multi-seasonal plantings to create a year-round garden near the newly constructed pedestrian bridge at Rhode Island Ave. Donations of $100 or smaller can be made through PayPal. To contribute larger amounts, please contact Heather Deutsch at heathercdeutsch(at)gmail(dot)com.

VOLUNTEER: Sign up to help plant the garden on Saturday, November 8th, from 8am – noon.

While we are on the topic of the MBT, we thought readers would like an update on the pedestrian bridge under construction. As a reminder, the pedestrian and bike bridge will across the train tracks near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station and will make it easier and safer to cross, and will create an easier connection between Rhode Island Avenue and the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Work started in mid August and by now the bridge is really starting to take shape. For lots of pics and additional info, check out this blog post from the good folks over the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). The bridge should be completed by early 2015.


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: Mercury Retrograde Edition

Friday, October 17

Washington Project for the Arts – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The artists of Strange Bedfellows invite viewers to join them as they explore the meaning of intimacy in complex and unexpected ways through their work. Visitors can see how “proximity to others…shapes our individual identities.” For more information about the artists, click here.

Saturday, October 18

Take One, oil on linen, 42” x 56”, Joey Mánlapaz.  Image courtesy and copyright gallery plan b.

Take One, oil on linen, 42” x 56”, Joey Mánlapaz. Image courtesy and copyright gallery plan b.

Gallery plan b - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Man-made explores the urban and industrial surroundings in which we often find ourselves. This exhibition celebrates the various media of the artists showing their work; from printmaking to sculpture. For more details about the exhibit, click here.

Gallery plan b is located 1530 14th Street, NW.

Art Works Now – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Maryland State Delegate, Heather Mizeur, guest hosts the Fall Fundraiser for Art Works Now. Join them for live and silent auctions to benefit Art Works Now programs. Make sure to purchase tickets in advance. For information about purchasing tickets, click here.

The event is located at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville.  

Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19

Mid City Studio Tour - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This free event offers both self-guided and guided tours to the public as local artists invite visitors into their studios. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and learn about the process of creation throughout the weekend. Guided tours are on a first come first serve basis; visitors can reserve tours in advance. For details about the weekend and on reserving a tour, click here.

Mid City Studios run from Dupont Circle, to U Street and Logan Circle.

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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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Catholic U Homecoming Is This Weekend

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As the Brookland nights begin to cool, and the leaves begin to turn, it can only mean one thing – CUA homecoming is around the corner! One of the cool things about Brookland is the Catholic U alumni who discovered our neighborhood while in college and decided to make it their home after graduation. Homecoming is always […]

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Michigan Park Citizen Association Calls For Volunteers To Help With Fall Planting

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The Michigan Park Citizen Association posted this announcement on the Brookland Listserve. Please join neighbors of the Michigan Park Citizens Association (MPCA) for a Fall planting at the triangle park, Michigan Ave/12th Street/Shephard St, Columbus Day, Monday, 13 October from 9am to 12 noon. The Association is a recipient of $500 from the Love Your […]

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