Category Archives: Neighborhood Events

Outdoor Movie Night Saturday, Showing Shrek At Brooks Mansion

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

The outdoor movies series in  Brookland sponsored by the Menkiti Group winds down this Saturday, September 5th with a showing of Shrek. The movie will be shown at the DCTV campus at Brooks Mansion (901 Newton St NE). The movie will begin around 8:00 pm but folks are welcome to come early and picnic.

Don’t forget your blankets or lawn chairs, any snacks or picnic items, some bug spray and flashlights. Also, in the case of inclement weather, check this site on the day of to see if movie night will be on or off.

Basilica To Offer Annual Tower Tours On Wednesday

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will be offering the public the rare opportunity to tour its Knights’ Tower Carillon and enjoy the 360 degree view of the city. The tours will take place on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The tours are free and open to the public. Visitors will be permitted on a first-come, first-served basis no tickets or reservations necessary. From the Basilica’s website:

Please be advised, visitors must be able to climb 85 steps to reach the Tower Elevator, please ensure you are in good physical condition. Visitors who experience claustrophobia, those who do not like elevators, or anyone who suffers from a condition where riding in an enclosed elevator may be uncomfortable should not attend. Children are permitted but parents should consider the stairs in their decision to bring younger children along. Strollers are not permitted into the Tower and no storage is available at the Basilica. Food and drink are not permitted. Bags, suitcases, camera cases, large purses or other bulky items are not permitted. Photography is allowed but the use of tripods is not permitted. Prohibited items cannot be stored, please leave the items in your vehicle or leave them home.

Click here for more information. The Basilica is located at 400 Michigan Ave NE.

Outdoor Movie Nights At The Arts Walk Begin Friday

We recently found out the Art’s Walk at Monroe Street Market will be hosting three free movie nights starting Friday with Planet of the Apes. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and check out the tweet below for more information.

Brookland Outdoor Movie Night Saturday, Showing Shrek

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

One of Brookland’s  favorite summer events, movie nights under the stars, returns Saturday with a showing of Shrek. Show up around sun-down to claim your spot, and the movie 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 film will be shown at the field at John Burroughs Educational Campus is located at 1820 Monroe Street, NE.

DCTV Community Day Festival – Kids Games, Live Music, Food And More

One of Brookland’s neighborhood gems is the Public Access Corporation of DC (DCTV). DCTV is a membership-based, non-profit, public access television network which gives DC residents the opportunity to produce and broadcast their own cable tv shows. DCTV is hosting its annual Community Day Festival on August 22nd from 1:00pm – 6:00pm , and will be a free and open to the public event. From an email:

DCTV’s Community Day Festival is back! Our FREE outdoor celebration of everything D.C. with live music, local eats, and family fun is coming to you on Saturday, August 22 from 1 to 6pm! Join us for performances by Black Alley, violinist Chelsey Green, reggae band Stryker’s Posse, DJ Marc Nfinit and loads more. We’ll have games for kids, giveaways for adults and some fun surprises for everyone. Hosted by WPGC’s Guy Lambert, this year’s Community Day Festival is sure to get you in the groove. Grab your lawn chairs, bring your blankets and come together to #celebrateDC as one big neighborhood! Our historic Brooks Mansion campus is located right off of the Brookland/CUA red line metro. Just follow the music!

Check out the flyer below and the Eventbrite page for more info. DCTV is located at 901 Newton Street, NE.

DCTV 2015

Your Rundown Of Brookland Area DC Beer Week Events

The Dew Drop Inn
The Dew Drop Inn

DC Beer Week will be here soon! From the website:

DC Beer Week is a celebration of good beer in the National Capital Region from conception to consumption and everyone and everything in between. DC Beer Week aims to educate all on good beer through various events and seminars from August 9th through the 16th

Here is a rundown of the DC Beer Week events happening in our neck of the woods:

All Week:

Brookland’s Finest will be partnering with Devil’s Backbone and doing a daily 3 course menu through the week. (3126 12th Street NE)

Wednesday August 12th:

Brookland Pint will be tapping the only keg in DC of Monocacy Brewtus aged in Jack Daniels barrels.  (716 Monroe Street, NE)

Thursday August 13th:

Atlas Brew Works and The Dew Drop Inn are having a backyard cook-out with burgers, dogs and brats (made with District Common) There will be cornhole and $5 Atlas brews all night long, featuring old favorites District Common, Rowdy, and NSFW along with their newest beer, Ponzi. 5pm – 10pm (2801 8th Street NE)

Neighbor’s Day This Saturday Celebrating Diversity

There will be a community event this Saturday from 12-3:30 PM, check out the flyer below. Here is message from ANC 5B02 Commissioner Higgins:

Please join Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners Gayle Hall Carley 5B01, Ursula Higgins 5B02, Michael Morrison 5B03, the Executive Office of the Mayor, MOCRS, 5th District Police Department, and community members of Brookland, Michigan Park, North Michigan Park, Rhode Island Avenue, Queens Chapel, and Woodridge for our Neighbor’s Day Celebrating Diversity. The occasion will be celebrated on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

Neighbors Day

Taft Recreation Center (aka: Dwight A. Mosley Sports Complex, Dwight Mosley-Taft Field and Playground) is located at 1800 Perry Street.

Brookland’s Movie Night Under The Stars Returns Thursday With Finding Nemo

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

One of Brookland’s  favorite summer events, movie nights under the stars, returns Thursday with a showing of Finding Nemo. Show up around sun-down to claim your spot, and the movie 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 film will be shown at the field at John Burroughs Educational Campus is located at 1820 Monroe Street, NE.

BNCA Meeting Tuesday – Community Updates And 2016 Brookland Day

FoRIA BNCA Cleanup 007The next meeting of the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) will be this Tuesday, July 21st at 7pm at the Brooks Mansion (901 Newton Street NE). From an email:

The meeting agenda includes:

1. Welcome
2. Financial report
3. Update on Dance Place Art Park
4. Updates from the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
5. 2016 Brookland Day
6. Membership Update
7. General Updates, News, and Announcements

Please mark your calendar.  Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

July 4th – Fireworks At Old Soldier’s Home And Backyard BBQ At Brookland Pint

Looking for something local and fun to do for the  Independence Day holiday? Check out the celebration at the nearby Old Soldier’s/Armed Forces Retirement Home this Saturday, July 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The festival is hosted by Friends of the Soldier’s Home and will feature lots of activities including: music, softball, food trucks, beer, and children’s activities and of course,  fireworks. Check out the event flyer below for more information.

july-4th-afrh-2015For those who prefer to spend their holiday indoors, check out this event at Brookland Pint -they will be smoking a whole pig! The event will be from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and will be a fundraiser for Miriam’s Kitchen, an organization dedicated to ending chronic homelessness in D.C.