Category Archives: Neighborhood Events

Basilica’s 28th Annual Christmas Concert For Charity Will Benefit Hurricane Relief

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will be having it’s annual Christmas concert for Charity on Friday night December 1st at 7:30 PM in the Great Upper Church. The concert, a longstanding neighborhood tradition in its 28th year, will feature the Choir of the Basilica and Catholic U’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. The concert is free, but donations are requested for charity. This year the concert will benefit Catholic Charities USA Hurricane Relief and will feature a new composition, “Hush” from CUA doctoral student Valencio Jackson, who hails from St. Croix,U.S. Virgin Islands.  Sounds like a fantastic concert!  Check out more information here. The Basilica is located at Michigan Ave and Harewood Rd. NE.

Women In Science Events Return Monday -Everything You Wanted Know About The Eclipse And Stars

Neighbors enjoyed the Women in Science series that took place monthly last school year at local jazz club AJACS. We were happy to see that the series is starting back up again. The next event is coming up this Monday and will featuring Dr. Duilia de Mello who is an astrophysicist and professor of physics and astronomy at CUA.  The interactive discussion will center on the sun, the eclipse, the stars and the universe. All ages are welcome and no background knowledge is needed. Check out the Tweet below for more info:

AJACS is located at 2813 12th Street NE.

Third Thursday – Fox Loves Taco Preview, Family Events, Open Art Studios

Arts Walk Event At Night

Third Thursday on the Artswalk is coming up again this Thursday August 17th from 5-8 PM, with lots of events for the whole family. Once again, Fox Loves Taco will be there giving previews of what we can expect from their new restaurant, opening soon. From the event page:

August 17th will feature:

  • A volunteer event benefiting Only Make Believe – Washington, DC. Register here:

  • Live music from The Ramparts (New Orleans-style Jazz-Rock), courtesy of Dance Place

  • Open artist studios and pop up in-studio events

  • Grab a bite from Brookland Pint’s outdoor grill and enjoy dining on our Arts Walk picnic tables

  • Craft station for the kids

  • Plus, kids are encouraged to wear swimsuits and play in our water fountains at the bottom of the Arts Walk!

  • Pop up vendor, Westray’s Finest Ice Cream

  • Food offerings from Fox Loves Taco, Monroe Street Market’s newest eatery, opening later this summer!

Outdoor Movie Nights Conclude Thursday With Finding Dory

Photo courtesy of the Menkiti Group

The outdoor movies series in  Brookland sponsored by the Menkiti Group continues Thursday.  Unfortunately, this will be the last Brookland outdoor movie of  the summer, so be sure to be there! From the event page:

The Menkiti Group and DCTV proudly
present next month’s feature film:

Finding Dory
Thursday, August 17, 7:30pm

Bring your blankets, snacks, flashlights,
and bug spray – we provide popcorn,
bubbles, glow sticks, and the movie!
**Additional snacks and drinks will be available through present vendor**

Check out pictures taken from our last movie night at!

DCTV is located at Brooks Mansion, 901 Newton St. NE.

Brookland Outdoor Movie Night Returns Thursday With “Sing”

Photo courtesy of the Menkiti Group

The outdoor movies series in  Brookland sponsored by the Menkiti Group continues Thursday.  From the event page:

WHEN: Thursday, July 20th, 7:30pm
WHERE: Brooks Mansion, 901 Newton St. NE
Bring blankets and snacks. Movie starts at sundown!

Movie Summary: “In a town with no humans, just animals, a koala named Buster Moon realizes he will soon lose his theater if he cannot turn his luck around. He comes up with a plan to host a singing competition, where the winner will receive $100,000. Will this be enough to return his theater to glory?”

This fun family film is sure to get you tapping your feet and singing along. Catch it all under the stars with your friends, family and neighbors in Brookland!

SAVE THE DATE for the final movie night this season:
Thursday, August 17th

Sponsored by The Menkiti Group and MG Residential, in partnership with DCTV.

Fox Loves Taco Preview And Trick-Or-Treating At Third Thursday On The Arts Walk

Arts Walk Event At Night

This month’s Third Thursday event looks to be a lot of fun.  As a bonus neighbors will get to try out eats from Fox Loves Taco, the new taco spot opening up at the Arts Walk later this summer. From the event page:

Our Third Thursdays in Brookland event series continues on July 20th. Join us on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market every third Thursday through September from 5-8 PM for family-friendly activities.

July 20th is our Costume Party Theme featuring:
– Trick-or-treating in July – Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and trick-or-treat on the Arts Walk
– Live music from the Human Country Jukebox, courtesy of Dance Place
– Cardinal Kids Storytime from Barnes & Noble (5:40-6:00)
– Open artist studios and pop up in-studio events
– Grab a bite from Brookland Pint‘s outdoor grill and enjoy dining on our Arts Walk picnic tables
– Balloon twisting
– Pop up vendor, Kona Ice
– Food offerings from Fox Loves Taco, Monroe Street Market’s newest eatery, opening later this summer!

DC Books To Prisons Bake Sale Saturday At The Arts Walk Farmer’s Market

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.

Brookland Community Picnic At The Monastery – Food, Music, Moonbounce, And More

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.