Category Archives: Neighborhood Topics

Tickets Now On Sale For CUA Drama’s 2015-2016 Season

From time to time we try to post about the cultural goings on at Catholic University. It really is a great source of nearby entertainment at super-reasonable prices. We learned from this recent tweet that tickets for the Drama Department’s shows have now gone on sale.

Tickets range from $5 – $15 – what a bargain! Purchase tickets here. Performances take place at the Hartke Theatre on CUA’s campus at 3801 Harewood Road, N.E. For more information, including show descriptions, check out CUA’s Drama Department here.

Ward 5 Happy Hour Comes To Nido Thursday

FullSizeRender (10)The Ward 5 Community Happy Hour will be coming to new restaurant Nido  on Thursday September 3rd. From an email:

Ward 5 Community Happy Hour
Meet your neighbors — Support local — Share some laughs, Why not?
Join your fellow Ward 5 residents for Happy Hour at the most talked about restaurant in Woodridge – Nido!
Thursday, September 3, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
2214 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20018
Please feel free to invite and share this information with your neighbors! For more information contact us via email at
find us on Facebook Ward 5 Community Happy Hour or find us on Twitter @ward5happyhour
Hope to see you there!

JACS Brings Live Jazz To Brookland, Storefront Brightens 12th Street

JACS, (Jazz & Cultural Society) is  “a community oriented space for musicians and listeners”at 2813 12th Street NE (near the corner of Franklin).  We spoke with  owner DeAndrey Howard last summer as he was making plans to open JACS.  He emphasized that it would be a “family friendly” place that showcases local talent and spoke of discovering jazz in DC’s storied U Street nightclubs as a young man. Now JACS is open and hosts live entertainment every Wednesday and Sunday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm for a $5.00 cover charge. We thought readers would enjoy these photos of their newly painted storefront, pretty cool! Check out JACS Facebook page here.


Brookland LGBT Party This Saturday

Brookland LGBT Get Together at San Antonio Bar and Grill.
Brookland LGBT Get Together at San Antonio Bar and Grill.

Every month the LGBT community from the greater Brookland area (and Edgewood, Michigan Park, etc.) gets together for fun, community building and general neighborly good times. This time around, the party will be Saturday night August 29th starting at 6:00 pm. If interested, hit us up on our contact page and we will send you the address. All are welcome. (Please bring a dish or drink to share.)

Brookland’s Pack and Troop 98’s Welcome Back And Joint Scouting BBQ Saturday

Pack 98For nearly 60 years, Boy Scout Troop 98 and Cub Scout Pack 98 has been teaching Brookland boys all about scouting. This Saturday, they are inviting the neighborhood to join them in some BBQ Fun and Gear up with the Northern Virginia Scout Shop. Here is a message we received from our friends from Cub Scout Pack 98: Troop 98

Do you have boys in your family 7 to 10 years old or in grades 1 to 5 (Cub Scouts) or boys 11 to 17 years old (Boy Scouts) who might be interested in being part of our scouting fun? If so, you’re invited to join us for the Pack and Troop 98 Join Scouting BBQ this Saturday August 29, 12noon to 3pm @ St. Anthony of Padua Church in Brookland at the corner 12th and Monroe Streets, NE! There will be a big grill going, so stop on by with your own grillables, and we can throw them on the grill; or if you like, there will also be some food/drink for sale as well! This is a great opportunity to learn what Scouts is all about (fun, sports, camping, citizenship, earning awards, …), and to meet families and boys who are members of Pack 98.

We’re also excited to announce that the Northern Virginia Scout Shop will have a mobile Trading Post setup at our BBQ and scout uniforms and gear will be available for purchase! No need to drive out to the Scout Shop, we’re bringing it to you! Check out this price list to review the items you’ll be able to order and have ready for you to pay for and pickup on Saturday. Send an email to Cubmaster Bryan if you would like directions on how to place your advance order.

For nearly 60 years, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church has chartered Boy Scout Troop 98 and Cub Scout Pack 98 in Washington, D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood, and our boys have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building own pinewood derby cards to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends camping, taking hikes in the city and beyond, your boy will LOVE being a Scout.

  • Cub Scout Pack 98 is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouting, but may be eligible to join Troop 98 depending on their age and grade. Pack 98 meets weekly on Thursdays at 7pm throughout the school year.
  • Boy Scout Troop 98 is for boys age 11, or at least 10 and have completed the fifth grade, or have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award, and have not yet turned 18.  Troop 98 meets weekly on Monday evenings throughout the school year.

Cub Scout Pack 98 meets weekly on Thursday evenings in Dens that are grouped by grade Tiger (1st grade), Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Dens and have regular Pack meetings with award ceremonies and more. We also have activities on weekends, including Pinewood Derby, overnight family camping trips in the fall and spring, day hikes, community service activities, and much more.

Boy Scout Troop 98 meets weekly in Patrols on Monday evenings that are organized and led by the boys. After they’ve been given the proper guidance from those with experience and know-how, they take their own lead, going places they’ve never gone, seeing things they’ve never seen, and diving into the rugged world of outdoor adventure, relying on teamwork and character to accomplish what everyone else thinks is impossible. We also have activities on weekends, including camping trips in the fall and spring, day hikes, community service activities, and much more.

Pack 98 and Troop 98 are a welcoming Pack and Troop and do not discriminate against any potential scout, family, or leader. Anyone who is committed to the goals of scouting — creating a space where boys can interact positively with other boys, teaching appreciation and respect for nature, and promoting other character values such as sportsmanship, teamwork, and the importance of community service — is encouraged to join.

All Pack 98 and Troop 98 parents are encouraged to volunteer, as it makes a huge impact on the quality time you get to spend with your child and also gives you an opportunity to lead by example in your community. Scouting is designed to help even the busiest parents/guardians get involved. If you can give an hour per day, per month, or per year, we have a position for you — volunteer today!

If you have any questions, please contact Pack 98 or Troop 98 at:

Join The Brookland Bombshells As They Plot Their Next Project

Brookland BombshellsWe stopped by Scrap DC the other day and noticed this sign looking for folks to join up with the local community yarnbombing group, the Brookland Bombshells. You may remember the awesome job they did beautifying the Monroe Street Bridge last February. If interested, contact Annalisa at the Arts Walk Studio #15 or at annalisaleonessa(at) yahoo(dot) com. By the way, if you don’t know how to knit, you are in luck. Scrap DC is offereing a knitting class in September and is located at 3101 12th ST NE (at the corner of 12th and Irving Streets, NE).

Brookland’s Finest To Host Family Social Today

ThanksBrookland's Finest Logo to Brookland’s Finest general manager Craig Allen for reaching out to us about this event:

We would like to invite you and your family to the very 1st Brookland Social.

On Sunday evening, August 23rd from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM we would like to invite the families of the Brookland community to Brookland’s Finest to meet and greet all of their neighbors and and community members. We encourage you to come out with your children so that they can meet their classmates before school starts the following Monday . We will have happy hour specials, and goodies for the little ones. Please come out to your favorite neigborhood restaurant and enjoy this fantastic experience!

P.S. If this goes well, there will be a second one coming soon!

Brookland’s Finest is located at 3126 12th Street, NE