Category Archives: Neighborhood Events

Annie’s Ace Hardware Hosts Ladies Night This Thursday – Demos, Discounts And More

Interested in learning some home and garden skills and getting some discounts? Checkout this event at Annie’s Ace Hardware Thursday. From the event page:

Annie’s Ace – Brookland is holding its first-ever Ladies Night, featuring power tool and paint demos, a seed starting workshop and more!

Join us for food, drink and discounts! All ladies will receive 10% off all regularly priced merchandise… from grills to power tools to home and gift. The first 30 customers will receive free goodie bags with samples from some of our fabulous vendors!

Here is the lineup:

Seed starting workshop
Power Tools 101
Home color consulting
Three Part Harmony Farm
Excel Pilates DC
She Peppers
District Spice
PinUp Preserves
DMcQuade Studios
Benjamin Moore Paints
Amy Howard Paints

All genders/gender expressions welcome. See you there!

Annie’s  Ace Hardware is located at 3405 8th Street, NE.

Spoke Event At CUA Barnes And Noble Explores 1980’s DC Punk Scene

Music loving Brooklanders – check out this event coming up on February 9th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. From the event page:

Please join us as we welcome DC music journalist, Scott Crawford. Crawford will be discussing the 1980’s hardcore DC Punk scene, and signing copies of his new book about the era in his new book, SPOKE.

Barnes & Noble at The Catholic University of America Bookstore is located at 625 Monroe St. NE.

Women + Denim: A Shopping Party And Fundraiser For N Street Village

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Join A FREE HAND CO. for WOMEN + DENIM: a fund-raising shopping party + jeans drive! We’ll be at A Creative DC: Brookland with bottles of bubbly on hand and local retailers and makers featuring products from jewelry to apothecary goods to vintage clothing. All retailers will be donating 10% of their sales from the event to N Street Village, a DC-based organization that provides empowerment and support for homeless women with housing and on-site mental and physical wellness programs throughout the city.

When: Sunday, February 19th • 11am-5pm
Where: A Creative DC: Brookland | Wild Hand Workspace • 716 Monroe St NE, Studio 8, Washington, DC, 20017
What: A shopping party + jeans drive to benefit N Street Village! Grab your besties and stop by for bubbly wine and lots of beautiful goods from local retailers + makers.
What to bring: $10 suggested donation and/or a pair of plus size jeans that meet the following specifications:
Sizes 16+
– No rips or tears
– Working button/zipper
– New or used in good condition

Free Women In Science Event Explores The Higgs Boson Particle And Big Science

We thought neighbors would be interested in this upcoming event that will feature physics professor Sarah Eno, PH.D. The discussion will center around the Higgs Boson particle and the  field of science all together. All ages are welcome and no background information is needed.

The event will take place at JACS, 2813 12th Street NE on Monday February 6th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Dew Drop Inn 2nd Annual Thrift Store Formal This Sunday

The Dew Drop Inn

This Sunday from 6 pm – midnight, The Dew Drop Inn will be having its Second Annual Thrift Store Formal. From the Facebook event page:

Along with our weekend long Thank You Obama festivities please- Join us for the 2nd Annual Thrift Store Formal. Dig in your attic or your local thrift and find that outfit to make your old high school ex jealous!

We’re raising money this year for City Blossoms DC — City Blossoms is a nonprofit dedicated to fostering healthy communities by developing creative, kid-driven green spaces in DC www.cityblossoms.org

Pie and Punch will be served along with delicious cocktails
Drink Specials all night!

Dancing all night featured by the one and only – DJ the Question!!!

The Dew Drop Inn is located at  2801 8th Street NE.

Monastery’s Seven Nights Of Lights Underway

We thought readers would be interested in this longstanding Brookland annual tradition, that kicked off on Christmas Eve. The friars at the Monastery lit over 1,000 candles dedicated to individuals for whom prayers are offered, and the candles will stay lit through through New Year’s Eve. All are welcome – even if you are not religious, strolling the monastery grounds and reflecting on the candle lights during the 7 nights provides a peaceful respite from the holiday hustle-bustle. Below are some pictures we took of the luminarias Saturday night – each luminaria bears the name of a loved one for whom it is dedicated. The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE 20017. (You need flash to see the photos, if you cannot see them, click here.)

Christmas Caroling On Saturday, Continuing A Brookland Tradition For Over 50 Years

Christmas Carolers Gather Before Hitting The Streets (2011 Event)

For well over 50 years, Brooklanders have organized to serenade friends and neighbors with Christmas carols. I have participated in the annual event in previous years and have had fantastic time and met so many warm, friendly neighbors. If you don’t know a lot of carols by heart, don’t worry, sheet music will be provided. If you don’t sing well, again don’t worry, it’s all about the community spirit. This year, the caroling will take place on Saturday, December 17th.

Meet up inside the Rosary House, 1201 Monroe St., at 6:30 PM and be prepared to hit the streets of Brookland, caroling as you go. It is so great to see the looks of happiness, appreciation and surprise on people’s faces as you passed them on the street and when they came out of their houses and businesses. The caroling ends up with a pot luck party at 1527 Otis Street NE (you can drop off your dish ahead of time). All are welcome to join in for as long as you want. If this doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will.

Monastery’s 7 Nights Of Lights – Order Your Luminaria Soon

Luminarias at the Monastery last December
Luminarias at the Monastery last December

We thought readers would like a heads up that one of our favorite Brookland traditions, the 7 nights of lights at the Monastery is coming up. Every year the friars at the Monastery light 1,000 candles dedicated to individuals for whom prayers are offered, and the candles stay lit through the 7 nights from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve. Order your luminarias here by this Wednesday, and your luminaria will be labeled with the the name of your loved one. All luminarias-flierare welcome to visit the Monastery grounds, which is a great way to mark the holiday season. Even if you are not religious, strolling the monastery grounds and reflecting on the candle lights during the 7 nights provides a peaceful respite. For more information check out this flier and the event page. The seven nights begins on Christmas Eve (Dec 24th). The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE 20017.

Brookland Celebration of Lights (Trolley Tour) Tickets Go On Sale Today!

If we are lucky Santa will make an appearance again!
If we are lucky Santa will make an appearance again!

The 22nd annual “Celebration of Lights” will be Sunday, December 11th. From 5:00–8:00 pm there will be trolley tours, driving past Brookland’s best and most elaborate light and decoration displays. (Check out the photos we took on the tour in 2014.) This is always a super fun neighborhood event and in recent years the trolley runs have sold out very quickly, so we recommend that you buy your tickets in advance. The trolley tours will depart from the Mekiti Group Plaza at 3401 8th Street NE.  Check out the Celebration of Lights website for more info and the link to purchase tickets. From the website:

Come early or stay after your tour to enjoy the community reception courtesy of the great Brookland restaurants and businesses.

Trolley tours depart at the following times: 5:00 PM, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and an adults-only trolley at 8:30 PM (Last-Call Trolley tickets are $5.00 each)

NOMINATE YOUR NEIGHBORS to be included on this year’s tour map. Each person who nominates a neighbor or has their home nominated will be entered to win fun prizes! Washington Capitals tickets, movie passes, etc.

Tickets are $3.00 each (Last-Call Trolley $5) and will go on sale at 9:30 AM on DECEMBER 1, 2016.

5th Annual Brookland Toys For Tots At Smith Public Trust Friday

Neighbors Mike and Patrick have been hosting a toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots that has grown into a neighborhood tradition. Now in its fifth year, the event grows larger each year. Once again the event will be at Brookland hot spot Smith Public Trust, this Friday December 2nd from 8:00 pm – midnight. Check out the flyer below for more details.

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