The outdoor movies series in Brookland sponsored by the Menkiti Group starts up again this Saturday, June 18th with a showing of Zootopia. The movie will be shown at the DCTV campus at Brooks Mansion (901 Newton St NE). The movie will begin at 8:00 pm and don’t forget your blankets or lawn chairs, any snacks or picnic items, some bug spray and flashlights. Check out the flyer below for more info.
Third Thursday at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk is a great time to get out into the neighborhood and enjoy the summer nights. This month’s event will take place on Thursday June 16th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and will feature live music, open studios and a beer garden. In addition to the open art studios, don’t forget to check out the following specials:
15% off coffee or tea beverages at Filter Coffeehouse
10% off any part, accessory or apparel item at the Bike Rack
10% off any purchase at Wardman Wine
15% off purchases of general reading or $1.00 tall coffee at Barnes and Noble
10% off your tab at Brookland Pint
$1.00 off a beer at Brookland Pint’s beer Garden
Check out the Facebook event page for more information. The Arts Walk is located at 701 Monroe Street, NE.
The Second Annual Brookland Community Picnic will take place at The Franciscan Monastery this Saturday June 18th from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. There will be a dunk tank, face painting, lawn games, magic shows, food, music and of course, a moon bounce. Checkout the event page here. Thanks to local real estate team Abbott Klar for hosting. The rain date is Sunday June 19th. The Monastery is located at 1400 Quincy Street NE.
The 16th Annual Brookland House and Garden Tour took place last weekend, and once again, it was a terrific showcase of what a fantastic neighborhood we live in. The tour, which is organized by the Greater Brookland Garden Club is one of the major annual neighborhood events that really brings our community together, as you can see from the pictures we took of the after party below. We were proud to be a sponsor of the event this year and look forward to participating again. (You need flash to see the slide show. If you can’t see it, click here to open the slide show in Flikr.)
Here is a message from Mary Pat Rowan, President of the Greater Brookland Garden Club:
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 16th annual Brookland House & Garden Tour a wonderful event. Thanks especially to the eight generous groups and families who opened their homes and gardens to guests and to the Capital Area Food Bank for guiding guests through their demonstration gardens.
Special thanks go to our major sponsor, Abbott Klar Real Estate Group (Jake Abbott & Shemaya Klar and crew). The reception, as always, was a celebration of our wonderful Brookland neighborhood with fantastic food and drink provided by our local merchants: Askale, San Antonio Bar & Grill, Brookland Grill, and Brookland’s Finest. The Brookland Bridge Blog publicized the Tour and provided a generous donation of wine. Jeff Wilson and Alvin Truesdale, our Founding Fathers, donated champagne from their recent Brookland wedding. Sara Lucas of Petals, Ribbons & Beyond delivered lovely
flower arrangements for the houses and sold tickets. St. Anthony Catholic School guaranteed we had enough chairs and tables to accommodate all our guests. And, not to be forgotten, everything moved smoothly because of the competent, helpful and cheerful young Brooklanders who were there to set up, greet guests and finally clean up.
Thank you all, especially garden club members and friends, for helping to make the event special for everyone.
We recycle our yard signs so if you have one or see one anywhere (in a yard or on public space) please take it and return it to the front porch at 1233 Newton Street NE or the front porch at 1518 Kearney Street NE.
Mary Pat Rowan
President, Greater Brookland Garden Club
We thought neighbors would be interested in a free stand up comedy show from the Power of Positive Drinking, an interactive open-mic comedy concept which combines stand-up and drinking games. From the event page:
Comic book characters are everywhere now. Movies, television, comedy shows, weird vigilantes who dress up wander around in real life “fighting crime.” At some point it we’re going to hit peak superhero and people will finally stop paying to just see Robert Downey Jr. be troubled but witty for two and a half hours. But until that moment happens, you’re stuck with Power of Positive Drinking and the finest comedians in DC making fun of these melodramatic fictional universes and the brightly-colored spandex-clad characters that exist in them. Might as well dust off that old collection of Action Comics, pull up a chair and have a drink!
The show is called the Anti-Superhero Comedy Show, and will take place on Friday June 10th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Right Proper Brewing Company Production House and Tasting Room is located at 920 Girard Street NE.
Just a reminder that the Greater Brookland Garden Club’s 16th Annual House and Garden Tour will take place this Sunday, June 5th, 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 can be bought online here for $15 pre-sale. (Price goes up to $20 on the day of the tour.) Pick up your tickets and tour maps at Petals, Ribbons & Beyond, located 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 5th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.
The Brookland Bridge is proud to be a sponsor of the 16th Annual Brookland House and Garden Tour. The tour, which is organized by the Greater Brookland Garden Club is one of the major annual neighborhood events that really brings our community together. It is also a terrific showcase for those outside of Brookland to see what a fantastic neighborhood we live in. You can now buy your tickets on line for this year’s tour, which 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. Tickets are $15 per person and can also be purchased at Petals, Ribbons and Beyond at at 3906 12th St. For updates, “like” the Brookland House and Garden Tour on Facebook and we will also post more information as the date approaches as well.
Although not in Brookland, one of our local gems worth checking out is nearby President Lincoln’s Cottage. The Cottage is the only public place where one can get a glimpse into Abraham Lincoln’s public and private life. Lincoln lived and worked for over a quarter of his presidency at the Cottage, where he visited wounded soldiers, spent time with self-emancipated former slaves, and wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. Recently we attended the Cottage’s Bourbon And Bluegrass annual event and enjoyed live bluegrass music, Woodford Reserve bourbon cocktails, lawn games, and stepped back in time to the historical roots of this great location. Check out the pics below. (The side show requires flash, if you can not see the photos, open the folder on Flikr here.)
Shout out to local bluegrass musicians By & By and Ezra Deutsch-Feldman and Rocklands Barbeque food truck for making it a great day. (All proceeds from ticket purchases went toward the preservation efforts at President Lincoln’s Cottage.)
Check out Cottage tours here, upcoming events and programs here, and follow them on Facebook and on Twitter. President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home at 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW.
This Saturday, May 7th there will be a donation event for Seabury Resources for Aging at our local Annie’s Ace Hardware. Seabury is a DC-based non-profit that serves senior citizens in the DC metro area. Their “Age-In-Place” program helps adults 60 and over stay in their homes safely and affordably by providing free, volunteer based yard work and house cleaning. You can help our elders stay independent for longer by dropping off needed tools and supplies for yard work and house cleaning at Annie’s Ace Hardware, located at 3405 8th Street, NE.
It’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!
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