Category Archives: Neighborhood Events

Rhode Island Row Block Party Saturday: Live Music, Family Activities

Rhode Island Row Block PartyRhode 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.

Outdoor Movie Night Returns Saturday, Now At Burroughs

Photo courtesy of the Menkiti Group
Photo courtesy of the Menkiti Group

One of Brookland’s  favorite summer events is back – movie nights under the stars. The first movie night is Saturday, June 20th, at a new venue, John Burroughs Educational Campus.

Show up around sun-down to claim your spot, and the movie, The Incredibles, 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 field at John Burroughs Educational Campus is located at 1820 Monroe Street, NE.

 

15th Annual Brookland House And Garden Tour Is Sunday! Hooray!

House and Garden Tour 2015Just 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.

See you on the tour!

Byte Back’s Annual Community Computer Day Saturday! Food, Games, DJ, Moon Bounce, And More

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!

Byte Back Event

Monastery Spaghetti Dinner Friday- Now Buy Tickets Online!

The spaghetti dinners at the Franciscan Monastery are always a popular neighborhood event. Now the Friars have made the experience even better by selling tickets ahead of time on line!

From the event page:

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.

Greater Brookland Bar Crawl Returns Saturday

Photo courtesy of the Brookland Bar Crawl Facebook page
Photo courtesy of the Brookland Bar Crawl Facebook page

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 tj.tech@yahoo.com or Chris at chriscoopalt@hotmail.com, 202-241-5060.

Visit the GBBC page at https://www.facebook.com/events/470148646487734/

Sounds like fun!

Brookland Civic Association To Hold Open House Saturday At Serendipity Cafe

BNCA coffee chat

Here is a note from Anita Hairston,  the new President of the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA):

The BNCA invites you to the next gathering of the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association, which will be held on Saturday, May 30, from 10:00am to 11:30am at Serendipity Cafe at 3301 12th St NE.

This month’s convening will be in an “open house” format. We hope this will accommodate busy weekend schedules and allow for informal dialogue. Come join us for a cup of coffee, tea and/or danish for a discussion about development activity in the neighborhood and the Brookland-Edgewood Livability Study, a city-led effort focused on transportation in our community.

Drop by for 5-10 minutes or stay for the entire time. We want to hear thoughts from BNCA members about how our civic association can take steps to shape development activity in the neighborhood. We also plan to look together at the online map for the livability study and add feedback to it. You can view what’s on the map here: http://belivabilitystudy.com/interactive-study-area-map/. In addition, if you have neighbors who are not yet members of BNCA, please invite them to drop by next Saturday to meet officers and become a member.

Sounds like a great event!

Get Your Tickets – Brookland Garden Club House and Garden Tour Sunday, June 7th

House and Garden Tour 2015The Greater Brookland Garden Club’s 15th Annual House and Garden Tour will take place 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.

See you on the tour!

Check Out DC Current – Semi-Pro Ultimate Frisbee At CUA Cardinal Stadium

UltiPhotos: Highlights - DC Current at New York Rumble 5/10/15 &emdash; New York Rumble vs DC Current 5-10-2015
Photo courtesy of Jason Honyotski for Ultiphotos

We recently found out about the DC Current, a semi-professional Ultimate Frisbee team under the Major League Ultimate. The team are in the midst of their second season at nearby Catholic University’s Cardinal Stadium, where they play their home games on Saturday nights from April to June. We hear they are pretty good – the team is currently the defending MLU champion and hope to bring home another title this year. The next game is Saturday May 23rd against the Philadelphia Spinners. Tickets start at $14 – check out the remaining season schedule here. Sounds like a unique and fun night out in the neighborhood!