Category Archives: Neighborhood Events

Many Thanks To BNCA And FoRIA For Cleaning Up Around Brookland!

 

The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) and Friends of Rhode Island Avenue NE (FoRIA) teamed up for a cleanup effort this Saturday. They focused on the area between 12th Street and the Red Line tracks on RIA. They cleaned up a lot of debris as well as did some gardening around the Brookland sign at the corner of 12th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NE. A BIG THANKS to these organizations for making a difference in our community!

Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) Meeting Next Week

The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) will be holding its monthly meeting next Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Howard University School of Divinity, 1400 Shepherd Street, NE. The meeting time is 7:00 PM.

The main topic will be a discussion with Brother John Sebastian about recent Franciscan Monastery plans and activities, as well as other neighborhood news and information. For more information, contact the BNCA at BrooklandCivic@yahoo.com or go to www.BrooklandCivic.org.

A Call To Action – BNCA And FoRIA Fall Cleanup

Brookland Sign 12th and Rhode Island Ave NE Washington DC
The Brookland Sign And Surroundings Need Help. YOUR Help.

The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association and Friends of Rhode Island Avenue NE are teaming up for a cleanup effort. They will focus on the area between 12th Street and the Red Line tracks on RIA. I am excited because they plan on doing some cleanup and gardening around the Brookland sign at the corner of 12th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NE. Come on out and make a difference in the community and meet some neighbors.

WHEN: October 13, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Meet at the NE corner of 12th and RIA

WHAT: General trash pick-up and some light gardening

They will have a limited amount of tools and bags so bring work gloves, and wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes. If you have any questions contact: info@friendsofria.org   More info at www.friendsofria.org

Saturday Morning In Brookland – Woodridge Warriors Homecoming Parade And St. Anthony’s Thrift Sale

Brookland Parade
Woodridge Warriors And Cheerleaders Looking Good And Ready To Go!

The “heart” of Brookland – the intersection of 12th and Monroe Streets, NE – was abuzz with activities this Saturday morning. First off, the  Woodridge Warriors football team kicked off their homecoming parade in front of St. Anthony of Padua  church. Founded in 1963, The Woodridge Warriors Youth Organization has a long history and tradition in the community. After cheering the football players and cheerleaders on, attention was turned to finding a great bargain just steps away at the St. Anthony thrift sale. There were lots of great finds from snacks like gluten-free popcorn, cakes, and candied apples to clothing and home decor. I picked up a super-nice pair of sandals for $10 that were hand-made in Senegal. Seeing traditions handed down from one generation to the next, families of all types building memories together and community pride is what Brookland is about, and it makes me proud to call it home.