One of Brookland’s favorite summer events, movie nights under the stars, returns Thursday with a showing of Finding Nemo. Show up around sun-down to claim your spot, and the movie will begin around 8 PM. Bringing blankets or lawn chairs, snacks, bug spray and flashlights is always a good idea.
Many thanks to the Menkiti Group for bringing this event to the community for a third summer. The film will be shown at the field at John Burroughs Educational Campus is located at 1820 Monroe Street, NE.
The next meeting of the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) will be thisTuesday, July 21st at 7pm at the Brooks Mansion (901 Newton Street NE). From an email:
The meeting agenda includes:
2. Financial report
3. Update on Dance Place Art Park
4. Updates from the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
5. 2016 Brookland Day
6. Membership Update
7. General Updates, News, and Announcements
Please mark your calendar. Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting!
Looking for something local and fun to do for the Independence Day holiday? Check out the celebration at the nearby Old Soldier’s/Armed Forces Retirement Home this Saturday, July 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The festival is hosted by Friends of the Soldier’s Homeand will feature lots of activities including: music, softball, food trucks, beer, and children’s activities and of course, fireworks. Check out the event flyer below for more information.
For those who prefer to spend their holiday indoors, check out this event at Brookland Pint -they will be smoking a whole pig! The event will be from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and will be a fundraiser for Miriam’s Kitchen, an organization dedicated to ending chronic homelessness in D.C.
Rhode Island Row will be hosting a Summer Block Party on Saturday, June 20, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be live music by The Kelly Bell Band, beer & BBQ from the Carolina Kitchen, and free family activities like face painting and balloon twisting. The Rhode Island Row Summer Block Party is free and open to the public. For more More information check out the Facebook event page.
Just a reminder that the Greater Brookland Garden Club’s 15th Annual House and Garden Tour will take place this Sunday, June 7th, from noon-5 pm, rain or shine. It is so much fun to see the insides of neighbors homes, check out their gardens, meet new people, and party down at the end of it all.
Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 the day of the tour. Tickets can be
purchased online here or at Petals, Ribbons & Beyond, at 3906 12th St. between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM Monday through Friday and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday. Tickets will also be
on sale at the store on Sunday, June 7th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.
Byte Back is Brookland’s local non-profit that addresses the growing digital divide between low-income, disadvantaged people and those with the benefit of higher education. (Check out the interview we did with them back in 2013.) This great organization is hosting its 8th Annual Community Computer Day this Saturday. They will have a raffle, food, games, computer workshops, DJ, moon bounce, laptop giveaway, cotton candy, kids’ games, face painting, popcorn and more. Check out the flyer below and please be sure to RSVP at their event page so they can plan to have plenty of food, prizes, and fun for everyone!
Pasta dinner will be held on Friday, June 5 at St. Francis Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Cost of dinner is $8 per person in advance and $10 at the door. Attendees have the opportunity to win a door prize and can enter in a raffle to win $100. Tickets can be purchased online, at the door, at any weekend Masses and in the Gift Shop.
St. Francis Hall is located at 1340 Quincy Street Northeast.
Here is a fun way to support our businesses and meet neighbors. From the event page:
The Greater Brookland Bar Crawl is back! Celebrating The Old & The New. Come on out and join in on the fun. As a group we will visit 9 Brookland Restaurants/Bars. We want to show the businesses owners how much we appreciate them and we are here to support them.
Starting at MENOMALE PIZZA @ 4pm. Just as we did on the first crawl (2014) we’ll make our way up 12th Street, bounce over to Monroe Street and back over to 12th Street to continue on the crawl. The last stop is San Antonio Bar & Grill.
Feel free to sport your favorite hat, costume or even ride your bike.
For additional information contact Theresa at email@example.com or Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-241-5060.
Visit the GBBC page at https://www.facebook.com/events/470148646487734/
Sounds like fun!
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