Category Archives: Neighborhood Events

!! Postponed !! Brookland Beautification Small Grant Program Kick Off Event

We just learned that the kick off event for the Brookland Beautification Small Grant Program, which we wrote about yesterday, has been postponed.

Here is what was posted on the Brookland listserve today:

POSTPONED:  Launch Event: Oct 8 6:30-8:00pm at Wohlfarth Galleries (3418 9th St NE). STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATE!

Brookland Beautification Small Grant Program (Connector)

Project Support from $750-5,000 awarded for artistic/landscaping/beautification projects along 12th Street NE and Monroe Street NE in Brookland. Funded by the DC Office of Planning, Managed by Dance Place.

Brookland Beautification Grand Program logo courtesy of Dance Place.
Brookland Beautification Grand Program logo courtesy of Dance Place.

Hopefully a new date will be decided on soon. This looks like a great opportunity to add beautification to Brookland’s main streets.

Stay tuned for updates.

Family Day Tomorrow At Dwight Mosley Athletic Complex – Go-Go Music, Moon Bounce And More!

Thanks to Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Single Member District 5B02, Ursula Higgins, for passing along information about the Family/Community Day at Taft/Dwight Mosley Athletic Complex this Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. In a message to neighborhood businesses she wrote:

“Looking back to when I moved into the Woodridge neighborhood in 1996, Taft Recreation Center, now the Dwight Mosley Athletic Complex, had a whirlwind of activities for the community that brought us together in unity.  The community day activity is bringing this unity back to Taft.  We like to believe that due to our advocacy in the community; will be shared in bringing about some of the many positive changes to this community.”

Please see the flier below for more information. Sounds like a great event! (Moon bounce = instant fun, no? ) The Dwight  Mosley Athletic Complex is located at 18th and Otis Streets, NE.Family Community Day Taft Dwight Mosely Brookland NE DC

Brookland Arts And Family Day This Saturday – Free, Fun, Family Events!

Dance Place Brookland NE Washington DC
Dance Place Family Day 2012

Our good buddy Amanda over at Dance Place sent us a message about an exciting annual neighborhood event, the Brookland Arts and Family Day! Check it out:

Spanning the whole of 8th St NE, Dance Place is coordinating a slew of dance, art, and music activities that are all completely free and open to the public. Join us for free samples of our year-long kids and adult dance classes, including modern, African, salsa, hip hop, ballet, jazz and many other styles. Or stop by to take part in one of our arts & crafts workshops and demonstrations. There will be music, dance, and fun for all ages and ability levels.
 
Events will take place at the Monroe Street Market all the way down to the Artspace Lofts on 8th St NE and will last from 9:30am through the rest of the day.
 
 For more information and the full schedule of events, visit our website or give us a call at (202) 269-1600.
Here is a breakdown of events, times and locations from the Dance Place website:

9:30am – 2:30pm Free Classes for Adults and Kids!

9:30am – 10:50am: Modern Dance for Adults with Carla Perlo (Edgewood Arts Building*)

10:00am – 10:45am: Creative Movement for ages 3 – 5 (DP2, Brookland Artspace Lofts**)

11:00am – 11:45am: Hip-Hop for Adults with Culture Shock DC (Edgewood Arts Building*)

11:00am – 11:45am: Hip-Hop for ages 6 – teens (DP2, Brookland Artspace Lofts**)

12:00pm – 12:45pm: Cuban Salsa for Adults with DC Casineros (Edgewood Arts Building*)

12:00pm – 12:45pm: Ballet / Tap for ages 4 – 10 (DP2, Brookland Artspace Lofts**)

1:00pm – 1:45pm: African Drumming for All Ages with Sylvia Soumah (Edgewood Arts Building*)

1:00pm – 1:45pm: Step for All Ages with Sunmolu Hamilton-Samual (DP2, Brookland Artspace Lofts**)

2:00pm – 2:45pm African Dance for All Ages with Sylvia Soumah (Edgewood Arts Building*)

 

12:30pm – 5:00pm Free Activities on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Youth Arts Workshop with Luis Peralta (at Studio 21)

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Adult Arts Workshop with Luis Peralta (at Studio 21)

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Hooping with Carla Perlo

2:30pm – 3:30pm: People Objects Play (POP) & Family Rap with Lewis Ford

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Line Dancing with Lorenzo Evans

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Balloon Art and Face Painting with Montrese Ham and Andrea Petty-Brown

 

*The Edgewood Arts Building

3415 8th St NE – just steps from the Brookland Metro

**DP2 in the Brookland Artspace Lofts

3305 8th Street NE – right next door to Dance Place

Menkiti Movie Night Under The Stars Tonight! E.T. Phones Home And Photobooth Fun

E.T. using his powers to figure out what the Monroe Street Market supermarket will be...
E.T. using his powers to figure out what the Monroe Street Market supermarket will be…

This summer the Menkiti Group has been treating the community to outdoor movie nights under the stars. They are a lot of fun! This is just a friendly reminder that tonight will be the final movie night of the season. Thanks to all who voted for the movie – E.T. won! Yes!!! Tonight’s movie night will be at the Howard Divinity School front lawn (1400 Shepherd St NE). All are welcome to come picnic as early as 6:00, check out the photo booth and watch this classic 1982 film, which will start at sun down, approximately 8:00 PM.  You are encouraged to bring something to sit on, something to snack on, bug spray, and flashlights (for after the film). We’ll see you under the stars!

Brookland Bridge Launches Its Community Calendar

Hi Readers,

A few weeks ago, Conor, one of our readers, suggested that we add a community calendar to the blog so that folks could keep up with neighborhood events. So, we are giving it a try. Check out our new community calendar on the right hand column of the blog. We just started loading it up with events, give us a little time and we’ll have it all set up. Hope you like this new feature!

Best,

Shani and Astrid

Menkiti Outdoor Movie Night Returns Saturday Sept 7th- Help Pick The Flick Here!

This summer the Menkiti Group has been treating the community to outdoor movie nights under the stars. They are a lot of fun!We got word that they are hosting another movie night, and are again asking for your input in picking the movie. Please take a moment to vote via the poll below.  The movie night will be at the Howard Divinity School front lawn (1400 Shepherd St NE) on Saturday September 7th.  All are welcome to come picnic as early as 7:00 and watch the film which will start at sun down, approximately 8:15 PM.  You are encouraged to bring something to sit on, something to snack on, bug spray, and flashlights (for after the film). We’ll see you under the stars!

Menkiti Outdoor Movie Night Returns! Help Pick The Flick!

A couple of weeks ago the Menkiti Group treated the community to an outdoor movie night under the stars. We heard it was a big success! We found out via Twitter that they are hosting another movie night, and are asking for your input in picking the movie. Please take a moment to vote via the poll below and we’ll see you under the stars! The movie night will be at the Howard Divinity School front lawn (1400 Shepherd St NE) on Wednesday August 14.  All are welcome to come picnic as early as 7:00 and watch the film which will start at sun down, approximately 8:15 PM.  You are encouraged to bring something to sit on, something to snack on, bug spray, and flashlights (for after the film). Many thanks to the good folks over at the Rhode Island Avenue NE Insider for creating the poll!

Menkiti Group Hosts Movie Night Under The Stars In Brookland Next Thursday!

Image courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios.
Image courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios.

Grab the popcorn and the kids! We learned that the Menkiti Group is treating the neighborhood to an outdoor movie next Thursday. They will be showing the Academy Award nominated, animated film Up. Here are the details from Mary Hodges of the Menkiti Group:

We are doing it at the Howard Divinity School front lawn (1400 Shepherd St NE) on Thursday July 25th with a rain date of July 31st.  All are welcome to come picnic and watch the film which will start at sun down.  Approximately 8:15 PM.  Folks can come as early as 7:00. We are encouraging people to bring something to sit on, something to snack on, bug spray, and flashlights (for after the film).

We are pretty excited about this, and hope lots of folks show up!

BNCA Meeting Tonight – 901 Monroe, MPD, Brookland Branding, Parks and More!

There will be a Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) meeting tonight and the agenda, below, is packed!FoRIA BNCA Cleanup 007

1. Welcome
2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Business
      a. Police Department – Sgt. Austin (confirmed)
      b. 901 Monroe Update
      c. Noyes Park Update – Tom Bridge
      d. BMS/Turkey Thicket Park Update – Debee Yamamoto
      e. Office of Planning Update re: Brookland Branding
4. Community Concerns & Other Announcements
5. Adjournment

The meeting will be help at the Howard Divinity School, 1400 Shepherd Street NE at 7pm in the Pratt Room (Room 296).