Category Archives: Neighborhood Events

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 or Chris at, 202-241-5060.

Visit the GBBC page at

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: 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!

Third Thursday At The Arts Walk: Beer Garden To Benefit Veterans

This Thursday  is Third Thursday at Monroe Street Market’s Arts Walk, which means open arts studios, live performances, and beer!  This time around, a portion of proceeds will go to a great cause. Check out more from the Tweet below.

Photos: Great Brookland Yard Sale And Garden Club Plant Sale Yesterday

Yesterday the 8th annual Great Brookland Yard Sale  was held. The event, organized by by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) saw over 80 household participate and lots of neighbors out and about bargain hunting. The Greater Brookland Garden Club also hosted its 8th annual plant sale with a wide variety of plants, trees, and flowers. Check out the photos of the day below.

Great Brookland Yard Sale And Garden Club Plant Sale This Saturday

GBYS 2013This Saturday will see the neighborhood buzzing with activity.  The Great Brookland Yard Sale will take place from 10:00 am-2:00 pm [individual sales hours may differ].  The GBYS is a set date for Brookland residents to host concurrent yard sales and is popular event that brings neighbors together. The GBYS is organized by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) and a sales location map will be available HERE .

The Greater Brookland Garden Club will host its 8th annual plant sale on Saturday from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm. The sale is located at 3500 12th Street NE (12th and Newton) and they sell a wide variety of plants (Annuals, Perennials, Natives, Vegetables, Herbs, and Tropicals).

Franciscan Monastery Open House Saturday – Greenhouse, Beekeeping And More!

Monastery Open HouseOur neighbors at the The Franciscan Monastery will be having an open house event this Saturday May 2nd from 9:30 -11:00 am. The open house is hosted by the Monastery’s Garden Guild, whose mission it is to preserve and promote the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery. From the Garden Guild website:

We’ll give you an inside look at everything we do (vegetable, herb and flower gardens and care, urban beekeeping, potpourri and lavender wand making, garden tours, luminaria, Easter lily and palm cross sale, annual plant and herb sale, and more) and answer your questions.

Experienced and new gardeners welcome.

Meet up with the group  at the greenhouse behind the Monastery. The Monastery is located at 1400 Quincy Street NE. For more information check out the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild website, Facebook page or give them a call at (703) 967-0958.

Brookland Spring Celebration This Sunday – Music, Dance, Poetry And More

This Sunday April 26 there will be a spring celebration at  the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market (8th & Monroe St NE) from 3-6pm. The event promises an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry featuring:

  • Grammy-nominated singer Carolyn Malachi
  • International slam poetry champions DC Youth Slam Team
  • Rock/soul band The CooLots
  • Afro-Caribbean dance with Mesi Walton of Diaspora Dance

This event is free. For  more information, check out the flyer below.

brookland spring celebration dance place

Menkiti Outdoor Summer Movie Nights Are Back – Vote For The Line Up Now

We are really excited to hear that Brookland outdoor summer movie nights are back! Now in its third year,  the movie series is sponsored by the Menkiti Group and we found out via Twitter that they are asking the community to pick the movies the movies they will show this summer.

The movies suggested in the poll are Shrek, Finding Nemo, Antz, Lego Movie, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story 2, Frozen, Night at the Museum, Peter Pan, How to train your Dragon, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc, The Sandlot, and Annie. Vote for the movies you want to see here.

The movie nights will be on the following dates:

  • Thursday May 21st
  • Saturday June 20th
  • Thursday July 23rd
  • Saturday August 22nd

Movie nights will be at the Howard Divinity School front lawn (1400 Shepherd St NE).Come picnic as early as 7:00 and watch the film which will start at sun down, approximately 8:15 PM.  You are encouraged to bring something to sit on, something to snack on, bug spray, and flashlights (for after the film).