DC Books to Prisons is a volunteer organization that sends 15,000 books a year to prisoners in over 600 US prisons. This coming Saturday, June 24 they will have a fund raising bake sale from 10 AM – 1 PM at the Farmer’s Market at Monroe Street Market’s Arts Walk. From the event page:
Stop by for a wide variety of treats, including homemade cookies, brownies, and sweet and savory quick breads. Dogs are welcome at the market and there will be homemade dog biscuits available for purchase as well.
All proceeds go to DC Books to Prisons so they can continue their work to provide free books to individual prisoners in over 600 institutions across the United States.
The Third Annual Brookland Community Picnic will take place at The Franciscan Monastery this Saturday June 17th 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 flyer below. Rumor has it that a certain Brookland blogger will take her turn in the dunk tank! Thanks to local real estate team Abbott Klar for hosting. The rain date is Sunday June 18th. The Monastery is located at 1400 Quincy Street NE.
Another Third Thursday event is coming up this week at the Arts Walk, looks like fun. From the event page:
Our Third Thursdays in Brookland event series continues on June 15th. Join us on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market every third Thursday through September from 5-8 PM for family-friendly activities.
June 15th is our Carnival Theme featuring:
– Carnival games (donations benefiting Only Make Believe)
– Live music from Rumba Club (Latin Jazz), courtesy of Dance Place
– Cardinal Kids Storytime from Barnes & Noble (5:40-6:00)
– Performance from Only Make Believe (6:45-7:15)
– Open artist studios and pop up in-studio events
– Grab a bite from Brookland Pint and enjoy dining outdoors on our Arts Walk picnic tables
– Moon bounce
– Pop up vendor, Reba’s Funnel Cake
– & more!
What’s better than a down home community spaghetti dinner? We learned from our friend Mike Thomasian, Principal of St. Anthony Catholic School, that the school will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fund raiser on Saturday, June 10. The dinner will be held in Margot Hall, 3400 12th St., NE. The event is open to all Brookland neighbors. From principal Mike:
St. Anthony Catholic School welcomes all neighbors and friends to enjoy a delicious Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, June 10 (5:30-8:30 PM). The fundraiser/ dinner will be held in the parish’s Margot Hall, 3400 12th Street, NE.
Adults- $15 Children- $10
Includes dinner, wine, and dessert!
Contact the school with any questions. Thank you,
Mike Thomasian firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 526-4657
Menkiti Group and DCTV are proud to present Moana for our first Brookland Movie Night Under the Stars of the season! Bring your friends, family and a blanket to this fun neighborhood event!
The event will begin at 7:30 pm and don’t forget your blankets or lawn chairs, any snacks or picnic items, some bug spray and flashlights. Also, save the date for the upcoming movie night dates: Thursday, July 20th and Thursday, August 17th. The movies will be shown at the DCTV campus at Brooks Mansion (901 Newton St NE).
Just a reminder that the Greater Brookland Garden Club’s 17th Annual House and Garden Tour will take place this Sunday, June 4th, from noon-5 pm (after party from 5 -7 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 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
We recently learned about Shout Mouse Press, a nonprofit writing program and publishing house for those from marginalized backgrounds to tell their own stories in their own voices. They will be having an event at nearby Busboys and Poets, to mark the publication of a book, The Day Tajon Got Shot, written by ten teen girls. From the event page:
Join us to learn more about this ambitious project, and be the first ones to get your hands on the powerful new book!
Meet the teen authors and hear about how and why they wrote.
Hear dramatic readings of scenes from the book by professional actors.
Discuss the role of teen voices in the new civil rights movement with all book contributors, including a poet from Split This Rock and teen photographer from Critical Exposure.
Now that spring is under way, one of our activities is back – guided toursof the Franciscan Monastery gardens and grounds. If you haven’t been to this neighborhood treasure, it is definitely worth a visit. The Franciscan Monastery has existed for over 100 years and the beautiful gardens and grottos have been in place for over 80 years.
While walk-ins are welcome at the Monastery gardens daily from 9:00 am – 4:45 pm, the guided tour provides a wealth of information. For example, the Garden Guild docents explain the history and significance of the statues and shrines, the architecture of Monastery buildings, and of course, all the amazing plants, trees and flowers in the gardens. Guided tours are Saturdays at 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. Check out the Monastery’s Garden Guild event page for more information, or you can schedule a tour by calling 202-526-6800.
The Monastery is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE and tours are given from April through September. Here is a video describing the tour, it’s a few years old, so not all the information is up to date, but its a very good overview:
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. The series of Third Thursdays kicks off this month and will take place through September. The kickoff event will take place on Thursday May 18th. From the Facebook event page:
We’re kicking off our Third Thursdays in Brookland event series on May 18th. Join us on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market every third Thursday, May through September, from 5-8 PM.
May 18th is our Backyard BBQ Theme:
– Live music from Rob Curto’s Forró For All (Brazilian Dance Music)
– Performance from Only Make Believe
– Open artist studios
– Grab a bite from participating restaurants and enjoy dining outdoors on our Arts Walk picnic tables
– Face painting for the kids
– Pop up vendor, Kona Ice (ice cream and snowcones)
– Plus, free hot dogs for the kids, courtesy of Brookland Pint
– & more!
The Greater Brookland Garden Club House and Garden Tour is one of the major annual events that really brings our community together. Not only that, but it is a terrific showcase for those outside of Brookland to get to know what a fantastic neighborhood we live in. This year the tour will be on Sunday June 4th 2016 from 12: 00 – 5:00 pm and the after party/reception will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. You can now your tickets ahead of time here. For updates, “like” the Brookland House and Garden Tour on Facebook and we will post more information as the date approaches as well.
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