Category Archives: Neighborhood Events

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).

Thanks To The Garden Club For Another Successful Brookland House And Garden Tour!

We would like to give a shout out to the  Greater Brookland Garden Club for doing a fantastic job organizing the 13th Annual House and Garden Tour! As usual, this event was so much fun. It is so interesting to see houses loaded with early 1900’s charm juxtaposed next to ultra modern homes, and homes with a hybrid mix of classic elements and sleek renovations. This year was particularly dotted with Do-It-Yourself renovations and creative garden ideas. Lastly, the super-fun after party was a bit rain-soaked, but that didn’t stop Brooklanders from partying it up and mixing and mingling!  If you didn’t get a chance to check out the amazing houses that were on the tour, see them here. Many thanks to the following businesses for sponsoring the tour and party – Abbott Klar Real Estate Group, St. Anothony Catholic School, Brookland’s Finest, San Antonio Bar and Grill, B’Cafe, Brookland Grill, Pizza Kingdom, Wildcraft Soda, Petals Ribbons and Beyond and the Ward 5 Heartbeat. Check out this amazing picture from the after party taken by Tom Bridge.

Photo Courtesy of Tom Bridge's Bit Bucket.
Photo Courtesy of Tom Bridge’s Bit Bucket.

Brookland House And Garden Tour This Sunday! Get Your Tickets Now

The Greater Brookland Garden Club house and garden tour, this Sunday June 2nd, is my favorite annual event around the neighborhood. I love how it really brings our community together and is a terrific showcase for those outside of Brookland to see what a fantastic neighborhood we live in. I don’t know what is more fun – getting to see amazing homes and gardens or the super-fun after party where you meet so many new neighbors! Tickets are now available for purchase online at the Greater Brookland Garden Club website for $12 a person until Saturday midnight. Or, buy them in-person at Petals, Ribbons & Beyond at 3906 12th Street, NE between the hours of 9:30 am and 6:00 pm Friday and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday. Tickets will also be on sale at the store on Sunday, June 2nd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for $15 each. Get a preview of the amazing 11 houses on the tour here.

While you are out and about Sunday don’t forget to stop by the lemonade stand at 1338 Kearney Street NE for home made rosemary lemonade!

GBGC house garden tour poster 2013

Brookland In Photos – Great Brookland Yard Sale And Garden Club Sale

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Great Brookland Yard Sale 2013, a set on Flickr.

We had a great time at the Great Brookland Yard Sale yesterday. It was so much fun to chat with old friends and meet new ones while checking out some amazing items. Here are some pics of sales and my favorite finds. Many thanks to the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association for organizing the event. Also, thanks to the Greater Brookland Garden Club for their amazing plant sale.

Great Brookland Yard Sale And Garden Club Sale Postponed Till Sunday Due To Rain Forecast

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Photo Courtesy of Dustin and Jenae’s Photostream on Flikr by way of  Stop, Blog and Roll

Tom Bridge, President of the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) issued a statement on the Brookland Yahoo! Group (listserv) delaying tomorrow’s Great Brookland Yard Sale until tomorrow, Sunday, May 12th:

Due to the very high chance of inclement weather tomorrow, at this time, we are opting to use the Rain Date of Sunday May 12th, from 10am to 2pm.

We are very sorry to have to move the sale to Mother’s Day, but at this time, it is our best option.

Due to the last minute nature of the move, tables will NO LONGER be available for rent at St. Anthony’s or Guildfield Baptist Church.

We will be calling all sellers and updating our map, and I will send out a map update late this evening.

Thank you for your patience & understanding.

Debbi Rich, of the Greater Brookland Garden Club also issued a postponement statement:

The Garden Club is moving our plant sale to Sunday as well.  If you have plants to donate and can’t make it on Sunday, please let me know.  We will have an alternative location for Saturday drop-off. See you Sunday!  We will be across from the CVS, 9:00 – 4:00 pm.

All in not lost though! The fine guys over at Chocolate City Beer  are having their usual growler hours tomorrow, so why not check them out instead? Chocolate City Beer is located at 2801 8th St, NE. From their Facebook page:

Come by tomorrow for tours, tastings, and growlers of First Coast Bohemian Pils and Copper Ale, and lunch by DC Slices! 12:30-4:30PM.

Yay For Saturday! Great Brookland Yard Sale, Garden Club Plant Sale, MBT 5K, Gateway Open Studios!

There are some great local events taking place tomorrow, Saturday May 11th. We are going to try our best to catch them all in this order – Met Branch Trail 5K in the morning, Great Brookland Yard Sale and Garden Club Plant Sale in the late morning to afternoon and the Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour (covered here Wednesday) in the late afternoon and evening. Whew! Here is a rundown of what you need to know:

Metropolitan Branch Trail 5K

The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) 5K Run/Walk is one of our favorite area events, because it brings greater awareness to the Trail, a fantastic local resource. The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the MBT entrance on S Street and 4th Street, NE. This will be the third year the race is being held, and organizers are expecting participation to increase again for 2013, as it has with each year.  There will be awards for the top male and female overall winners, as well as age group winners, T-shirts, and post-race refreshments. This year my wife and I will be running (ok, most likely, walking) alongside the other participants and we can’t wait. See you out there!

6th Annual Great Brookland Yard Sale (GBYS)

GBYS Graphic Courtesy of the BNA
GBYS Graphic Courtesy of the BNA

The GBYS is a set date for Brookland residents to host concurrent yard sales. Once again, the GBYS is organized by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA). This year they have over 60 Brookland households participating in their yards, so it’s a great way to meet your neighbors! Check out the GBYS website out here for a map of the yard sales. Generally, the sale runs from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, but individual yard sale times can vary. Don’t forget to check out the “flea market” areas at Guildfield Baptist Church and St. Anthony’s School, and we recommend stopping by and supporting the DC Different Drummers yard sale.

  • The Guildfield Baptist Church Lot is located at 1023 Otis Street, NE  and will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. While they have all kinds of items, this sale is known for some amazing home cooking such as chicken, fish, and homemade cakes and pies.
  • The St. Anthony Catholic School Spring Market at 12th and Monroe Streets, NE, will have multiple sellers, and last year they had some great food items. They will begin at 10:00 AM and conclude at 2:00 PM.
  • DC’s Different Drummers – 3700 13th Street, NE. This sale will have items from multiple households so they will have a big selection of items. This yard sale will benefit DC’s Different Drummers, a non-profit LGBT community band.

Tom Bridge, President of the BNCA issued a statement on the Brookland Yahoo! Group (listserv) about the possibility of rain:

I want to wait until at least noon on Friday to make that decision…IF WE CANCEL FOR SATURDAY, the plan is to push it off to Sunday and go the same hours: 10a – 2p.

Greater Brookland Garden Club Plant Sale

The Garden Club will be hosting their annual plant sale tomorrow from 9 am – 4 pm, in the Long and Foster parking lot, across the street from CVS (12th and Newton).  All profits from the Plant Sale will be used for the planting and care of the community public gardens the Garden Club maintains in Brookland. The plant sale is always one of our favorite stops while we are bargain hunting on GBYS day. The Garden Club members are such a friendly bunch and there is always an inviting array of plants grown locally with care to choose from. You can also pick up more gardening tips than you can remember! In case of rain, the Garden Club will follow the schedule of the GBYS.

Tickets Now Available Online For The 13th Annual Brookland House And Garden Tour

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Image Courtesy of the Greater Brookland Garden Club

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. Tickets are now available for purchase online at the Greater Brookland Garden Club website for $12 a person. Or, buy them in-person at Petals, Ribbons & Beyond at 3906 12th Street, NE. This year the tour will be on June 2nd, 2013. Get a preview of the amazing 11 houses on the tour here.