The first subdivision of the Brooks Estate was recorded with the District of Columbia Surveyor in 1887, which means 2012 marks the 125th Anniversary of the neighborhood of Brookland. The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) , The Greater Brookland Garden Club, The Greater Brookland Business Association and the The Michigan Park Citizens Association are teaming up to celebrate this milestone on Saturday, September 29th from 12:00 noon - 2:00 PM at the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center Playground (1100 Michigan Avenue, N.E.)
Festivities will include walking tours of Brookland places of note, a parade, moonbounce and a community picnic. More information to come. If you would like to volunteer or participate, attend the next meeting BNCA meeting on Tuesday, September 18th, 7:00 PM, at the Howard University School of Divinity, 1400 Shepherd Street, N.E. Here is a flyer for the Brookland Community Picnic.