Category Archives: Neighborhood Events

Holy Land Festival – Middle Eastern Food, Arts, Crafts, Music At The Monastery

The third annual Holy Land Festival at the Franciscan Monastery will be on Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. From the event page:

The festival will feature authentic Middle Eastern food, arts, crafts and music throughout the day. Gifts available for sale will benefit Palestinian Christians. These will include olive-wood carvings from the Holy Land. In our new conference center, special presentations and panel discussions held throughout the day will offer an opportunity to learn about the people, issues and current situation in the Holy Land and elsewhere in the Middle East…Free tours of the Monastery church and gardens will be available, as well.

Check out the video about the event below:

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE.

Outdoor Movie Night – Star Wars With Complimentary Popcorn, Glow Sticks & Light Sabers

The outdoor movies series in  Brookland sponsored by the Menkiti Group continues this Thursday, July 21st with a showing of Star Wars. The movie will be shown at the DCTV campus at Brooks Mansion (901 Newton St NE). The movie will begin at 8:30 pm and don’t forget your blankets or lawn chairs, any snacks or picnic items, some bug spray and flashlights. Check out the tweet below for more info.

Pint Sized Breakfast Event For The Kiddies – Crafts, Face Painting & Story Readings

The CUA Barnes and Noble, Brookland Pint and Only Make Believe are teaming up for a special kids event on Saturday July 2nd, called Pint Sized Breakfast. Reserve your spot for this event here and check out the Tweet below for more details.

Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.

Outdoor Movie Night Saurday, Sponsored By The Menkiti Group

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.

menkiti movie night 2016

Third Thursday At The Arts Walk – Beer Garden, Live Music And Art

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

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.

Brookland Community Picnic Saturday At The Monastery – Food, Music, Fun

Brookland Community Picnic 2016The 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.

Congrats To The Greater Brookland Garden Club For Another Successful House And Garden Tour

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

Free Stand Up Comedy At Right Proper Brewing Friday

Right ProperWe 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.

Greater Brookland Garden Club House And Garden Tour This Sunday!

Petals Ribbons and BeyondJust 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.

See you on the tour!

2016 house and garden tour

Brookland House And Garden Tour – Tickets Available Now Online

2016 house and garden tourThe 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.