CUA invites the Brookland & CUA community families to join us for a fun spring afternoon! Kids can enjoy a wide variety of treats, crafts, and activities including an Easter egg hunt. The event is run by CUA student volunteers, who make the day a safe and enjoyable time for our welcomed community guests.
The activities will include the Egg Hunt, a Moonbounce, Face painting, a Duck Pond Game, and Obstacle Course – how fun! You can fill out a registration form here, call 202-319-5575 or email cua-service(at)cua(dot)edu. The event will be this Sunday, March 29th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm and will take place on the University Lawn (behind The Columbus School of Law)and in the case of rain will be in the Pryzbyla Center – Great Room.
We thought our tech-savvy readers would be interested in this networking event that promises to bring together DC policymakers and technology leaders .The DC Tech Mixer will be held this Thursday March 16, at 6:00 pm at Smith Public Trust (3514 12th St, NE.)
Here at the Bridge we love the down-home community events and long standing institutions that make Brookland special. Check out this Pasta Dinner at the Franciscan Monastery this Friday night. The event is co-sponsored by Corcoran Caterers and the Knights of Mt. St. Sepulcher, a group that was founded in 1916 and whose mission is to assist the Brothers of the Monastery. The dinner begins at 6:30 pm and only costs $7 a person in advance and $10 at the door– what a deal! The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land is located at 1400 Quincy Street Northeast. Purchase tickets at the door, the gift shop and at any weekend Masses.
Come out, enjoy the company of your neighbors, leave politics on the doorstep, and be reminded how amazing this neighborhood is. Diton from Steel Plate has given us the upstairs for those hours, so we’re excited to see everyone this coming Wednesday evening.
Steel Plate is located at 3523 12th Street NE. See you there!
Many thanks to Black Broadway on U for reaching out to let us know about their one year anniversary and fundraiser event at the nearby Busboys and Poets. From an email:
“…the One Year Anniversary and Fundraiser for the “Black Broadway on U: Transmedia Project” at the grand opening of the Brookland location’s Pearl Bailey Room. The evening reception includes light fare and a special “Pearl Bailey Pop-Up” performance featuring Helen Hayes Award-winning actress Roz White (Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Howard University Alumni) at Busboys and Poets Pearl Bailey Room (Brookland/Metro Red Line), 625 Monroe St., N.E, Washington, DC, on Monday, February 23, 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:30pm.”
Read the press release here. This multimedia (transmedia) project sheds light on the under-told, rich cultural history of the Shaw/U St., DC corridor in the early 1910s through the late 50s. For more information on the Black Broadway on U: Transmedia Project, check out this cool, historic video:
The Busboys and Poets restaurant at the Monroe Street Market just opened a few weeks ago, but already a great event has been announced: Representative John Lewis is going to introduce the second book of his Civil Rights Trilogy on February 4 at 7pm.
Mr. Lewis was one of the participants at the March on Selma, which celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this March.
In March: Book Two, the eagerly-awaited second volume of his civil rights trilogy, Congressman John Lewis again collaborates with writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to put historic events into the immediate context of a graphic memoir. Recounting his personal and political coming-of-age in the segregated South, Lewis picks up the story after the heady days of the Nashville sit-ins, recounting the more dangerous challenges he faced with the Freedom Riders as the group’s nonviolent actions were met with beatings and imprisonment. Courage triumphed over brutality, and the book ends as the twenty-three-year-old Lewis is elected to lead the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and prepares for the 1963 March on Washington.
For a seat at this event, please register to attend at Politics-Prose.com. If we have reached capacity, others will be seated in the restaurant and will be able to watch via a video stream. All attendees will be able to be part of the book signing.
Reserve your seat soon. I have the feeling that this event will fill up very quickly.
Last week we wrote about a Brookland tradition, the annual Blessing of the Luminaria, at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. If you missed the ceremony on Christmas Eve, you still have time to see the over 1,000 candles lit in dedication to individuals for whom prayers are offered -the candles will stay lit through New Year’s Eve. Even if you are not religious, strolling the monastery grounds and reflecting on the candle lights provides a peaceful respite from the daily grind. Here are some pictures we took of the luminaria recently. The monastery is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC. Information: 202-526-6800 or fmgg.org.
We thought readers would like to see photos from this year’s Brookland “Celebration of Lights”, which took place on Sunday, December 14th. The highlight of the annual event is the trolley tours, driving past Brookland’s best and most elaborate light and decoration displays. This year the trolley tours departed from the Mekiti Group Plaza, where neighbors mixed and mingled and enjoyed holiday treats.
We thought readers would be interested in this Brookland tradition, starting Wednesday, December 24th (Christmas Eve). The friars at the Monastery will light 1,000 candles dedicated to individuals for whom prayers are offered, and the candles will stay lit through the 7 nights from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve. A Rosary will also will be held daily at 11:45 as well. Reader Susan tells us “all are welcome. This is a great way to kick off Christmas. Its fun because everyone who comes gets to help with the lighting.” From the Monastery website:
Blessing of the Luminaria
The annual Blessing of the Luminaria will be Christmas Eve, 1:30 p.m., at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. Join the friars in lighting more than 1,000 candles that will illuminate the outdoor Rosary Portico during the “Seven Nights of Lights,” from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve. The candles symbolize a welcoming path into our homes and hearts for the Holy Family. The monastery is at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC. Information: 202-526-6800 or fmgg.org.
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