Smith Public Trust continues to host events that bring beer and music lovers together. This time, on Thursday April 20th from 7 – 11pm they will be having an event called Beats By Dre. Entry to the event, which features beer from Right Proper, DC Brau, 3 Stars and Atlas Brew Works, is free with an RSVP. DJ Jahsonic will be spinning tunes from the golden-era hip-hop. From theevent page:
EL LAMBERT & FRIENDS
3 STARS BREWING CO.
ATLAS BREW WORKS
DC BRAU BREWING CO.
RIGHT PROPER BREWING
THE GOLDEN AGE OF #DCBREWS MEETS THE GOLDEN AGE OF HIP HOP
This spring’s up and down weather has made it hard to know when winter was finally behind us. I think it is safe to say that by now spring is in full swing abound the neighborhood. Unfortunately, the daffodils and many tulips are done for the season. Still, many trees and flowers are just now strutting their stuff. We took these pictures from 10th – 14th Streets and Franklin, Gerard, Hamlin, and Irving Streets, NE. (You need flash to view the photos, if you cannot see them go here to view.)
Monroe Street Market continues to add to its line up of fast-casual dining chains. We recently learned from this article in the Washington Business Journal that the BGR the Burger Joint will join Chipotle, &pizza, and Potbelly. From the article:
The local chain has signed on to Monroe Street Market, according to a broker for the space.
BGR will open in 1,476-square-foot space on the ground floor of the Portland Flats apartment building on Michigan Avenue NE.
We thought readers would be interested in this upcoming art show exploring the roles and identities Black women entrepreneurs play in society. From the event page:
C A T A L Y S T was created in an effort to shatter the glass around the roles women have been assigned in contemporary society; who they can be, what they can wear and how they choose to carry themselves.
Local porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry that brings together neighbors, business owners, and artists in a casual and fun display of creative expression!
Maps will be available in person at each Porch location during Porch Fest or you can download the map HERE…Check out Facebook for performer details and other insider scoops HERE
The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) 5K Run/Walk is one of our favorite area events, because it brings the community together and raises greater awareness to this fantastic resource. From an email:
Registration is now open for the 7th annual Metropolitan Branch Trail 5k! Join DC Road Runners, and your neigbors from NOMA, Brookland, Eckington, Edgewood, Brentwood, and the other neigborhoods surrounding the Met Branch Trail for this great race up and down the trail.
Save $10 by registering now for the 5th Annual Metropolitan Branch Trail 5K Walk/Run, to be held this Saturday, April 29th at 9:00 a.m. (on race day registration increases to $35). Race proceeds benefit the community with activities along the trail, like free yoga and fitness classes. We could also use a few more volunteers on race day.
The MBT is an 8-mile trail that runs alongside the Metro’s Red Line.
In January we wrote that the DC government submitted a zoning application in order to move forward with the proposed Ward 5 homeless shelter. The proposed shelter location is the former MPD Building at 1700 Rhode Island Avenue, NE. We recently learned from this WAMU story that the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) approved the zoning changes requested, paving the way for the shelter to move forward, and a step closer to the closing of DC General, which has housed up to 270 families at a time. From the WAMU story:
At a 13-hour hearing last month on whether the city should be granted a zoning waiver to go ahead with construction, critics that argued that the proposed buildings would be too tall and would create additional traffic in surrounding neighborhoods. They also took issue with how the sites for the shelters were selected, saying the nearby residents had not been properly consulted.
On Wednesday morning, zoning board members shot down those arguments.
You can see the Zoning request here. We will let you know when we hear anything new.
In November we wrote about Primrose, a French wine bar coming to Brookland. We recently learned more details from this Citi Paper story. From the article:
The wine bar with an anticipated opening date of late summer will have a feminine, French feel. [co-owners] Zutant and Winter went on a research trip to Paris, where Winter says she fell in love with the easy-going bistros. She’ll carry out the design of the wine bar.
“We want to be just a French neighborhood wine bar slash bistro,” Winter says. “We don’t want it to look like it was plucked out of France and put here, want to have our own touches, but there are a few nods to France.”
Primrose will seat 94, including an outdoor patio and will be located at 3000 12th Street NE (northwest corner of 12th and Hamlin Streets).
The Friends of Noyes Park (FoNP) is a community 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the care and preservation of Noyes Park. Now that spring has sprung, it is time for a clean-up. From the Friends of Noyes Park Facebook page:
Live in the Brookland neighborhood? Want to share thoughts on how to improve Noyes Park? Come join us at our Community Meeting & Park Clean-up April 8th @ 10 am and share your thoughts! We’ll be serving coffee and donuts and officially opening up our community garden.
The park is located on Franklin Street in between 10th and 12th Streets NE. You can keep up with and contact the FoNP by checking out their website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.
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