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 June 5th 2016 from 12: 00 – 5:00 pm and the after party/reception will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. For updates, “like” the Brookland House and Garden Tour on Facebook and we will post more information as the date approaches as well.
By now the neighborhood has started revving up for the Great Brookland Yard Sale! The GBYS is a set date for Brookland residents to host concurrent yard sales. This year, the GBYS will take place on Saturday, May 7th, 10:00 am-2:00 pm [individual sales hours may differ] Interested in joining in the fun with a yard sale of your own? Sign ups are underway. Registration is free- use the GBYS online sign-up form , call 202-733-5475 or send an email to email@example.com. The GBYS is organized by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) and is a positive event for the neighborhood. It brings people from across the city into Brookland to see what a great community we have, it gets us out and about to meet our neighbors, and those who have yard sales get rid of stuff and make a little bit of money. Rain day May 14th. Check out the GBYS website for more information.
We 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:
Let’s face it. We are in the Golden Age of television escapism and it is great. Never before have so many people been willing to say “Screw it’ and spend 12 hours binge-watching. How is binge-watching even a thing? We are so easily distracted. Come ponder Netflix addiction and other such curiosities with DC’s finest comedians and drink some of DC’s finest craft beer! We promise to only steal a few hours of your life.
The show is called Fuller House of Cards, and will take place on Wednesday April 13th. Right Proper Brewing Company Production House and Tasting Room is located at 920 Girard Street NE.
We are excited to report that one of our favorite summer activities is back – guided tours of 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 will be given starting this Saturday, April 2nd and run all summer through mid September. Here is a video describing the tour, it’s a couple of years old, so not all the information is still accurate, but its a good overview:
The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) 5K Run/Walk is one of our favorite area events, because it brings the community together and raises greater awareness to this fantastic resource. Now in its 6th year, the 5K Walk/Run will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 with a race time at 9:00 a.m (check out race information here). Register here to run, or you can volunteer, or sponsor the event. Also, there is free registration for runners under 18. Hope to see you out there! (The MBT is an 8-mile trail that runs alongside the Metro’s Red Line.)
It’s that time of year again – where neighbors start revving up for the Great Brookland Yard Sale! For those of you unaware, the GBYS is a set date for Brookland residents to host concurrent yard sales. The GBYS is organized by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) and is a positive event for the neighborhood. It brings people from across the city into Brookland to see what a great community we have, it gets us out and about to meet our neighbors, and those who have yard sales get rid of stuff and make a little bit of money. This year, the GBYS will take place on Saturday, May 7th, 10:00 am-2:00 pm [individual sales hours may differ] Rain day May 14th.
Our neighbors at the The Franciscan Monastery are hosting their annual Easter Lily and Palm Cross sale on Palm Sunday weekend. The high quality of the lilies at this annual event have become well-known, so if interested, you should consider pre-ordering now. From the Franciscan Monstery Garden Guild:
Our popular Easter Lily & Palm Cross Sale is back! Lilies and palm crosses will be available Palm Sunday Weekend (March 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and March 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.) at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE.
The BNCA is hosting a social hour on Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00pm. From an email:
Meet your neighbors and the officers of the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) at Serendipity Jazz Coffeehouse! The event is open to all ages. Light appetizers will be available, courtesy of the new Brookland Exxon station located at 3426 18th Street NE.