Dance Place is seeking to turn the currently empty Kearny Street Alley between their building and the Brookland Artspace Lofts (3305 and 3225 8th Street, NE) into an artistic, playable green space. Some of the proposed ideas for the space on the Dance Place site thus far include:
interactive programming for all ages, including (but not limited to) games, music concerts, movie nights, community gardens, dance presentations, workshops and more.
To contribute your ideas for the Arts Park, take this survey. Also, Dance Place will be presenting their concept for the Arts Park at Wednesday’s ANC meeting and collecting feedback then. Sounds like a cool new asset for the community! The Grand Opening of the park is expected to be in September 2015.
Many thanks to Andrew from the Department of Public Schools for letting us know about a community meeting on Tuesday, January 13th at Lamond-Riggs Library at 6:30 to help select the principal of Brookland Middle School. Community members will be able read candidate responses to interview questions and provide their input to a principal selection committee. For more information, check out the Brookland Middle School blog here and the flyer below.
On Saturday, December 13th there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Brookland Middle School. The ribbon cutting will start at 11:00 am and will be followed by tours of the school from 12:00- 12:30 pm. The school is located on Michigan Ave NE and 12th St. NE and adjacent to the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this animated rendering of the school to get an idea of what it is like. Also, check out the school’s blog for lots of photos of the nearly completed school.
We recently learned that the ribbon cutting for the new Brookland Middle School will be in December. Check out the school’s blog for lots of photos of the nearly completed school. Looks like a wonderful place to learn.
One of the complaints we hear about the neighborhood is the lack of gyms and fitness options nearby. So,we thought readers would like to know about two classes located at the Edgewood Arts Building on 8th Street (3415 8th St NE).
Brookland Bootcamp is held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 6:30 am. The cost is $15.00 per class or $145.00 for unlimited classes per month. New attendees can try their first class free. For more information check out the Brookland Bootcamp website here.
The good folks at Monroe Street Market offer free yoga classes by Balasana Barbara Yoga from 10:00 – 11: 00 am on Saturday mornings.Check out more information here.
Attendees of both classes are asked to bring their own mat.
Many thanks to Andrew from DC Public Schools for letting us know about an upcoming meeting about the Brookland Middle School. Here’s what he had to say:
We have a location set for a community meeting about Brookland Middle School. The purpose is to give interested community members an opportunity to get updates, ask questions, and give feedback on the planning process.
The meeting will be Tuesday November 18th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Luke C Moore auditorium. See the flyer below for more details. As a reminder, the school is slated to be completed ahead of the 2015 -2016 school year. If you are interested in keeping up with the school, you should check out the school’s blog for regular updates.
The Friends of Noyes Park (FoNP) will be hosting a Noyes Park Community and Garden Meeting at St. Anthony’s School cafeteria (on 12th and Lawrence Streets, NE) on Wednesday, November 12th from 7 PM to 9 PM. During the meeting attendees will have an opportunity to meet the FoNP; learn how to get involved as a FoNP volunteer, board member, and/or officer; voice concerns and suggestions on how to improve your Noyes Park experience; and find out how to register for a Noyes Park garden plot. Keep up with the FoNP by checking out their website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, Call/Text Message: 202-524-0547 or Email: friendsofnoyespark(at)gmail(dot)com. Noyes park is located at 10th and Franklin, NE.
Washington Yu Ying’s Fall Bazaar and Fundraiser is coming up this Sunday, November 9th from 12-4PM. The Fall Bazaar promises to be a great event for Brookland families with pony rides, a petting zoo, shopping with local artisans, food, chances to win great prizes, face painting, crafts, games and more! See the flyer below for more info:
Just a reminder that the Friends of Noyes Park (FoNP) will be hosting a community clean-up from 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The objective of this clean-up is to remove litter and weeds and prepare the garden plots for winter. Tools, gloves, and trash bags will be provided. Help ensure Noyes Park remains a pleasant place for residents of all ages to enjoy. Keep up with the FoNP by checking out their website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, Call/Text Message: 202-524-0547 or Email: friendsofnoyespark(at)gmail(dot)com. Noyes park is located at 10th and Franklin, NE.
Volunteers are needed to help spruce up the Dwight A. Mosley Sports Complex at the 22nd Annual Community Improvement Day this Saturday, September 27, from 7am – 5pm. (The back-up date is Saturday, October 11.) Volunteer activities include planting, painting, installing, landscaping, site clean-up, registration & food service support. Students (Middle/High School) can earn community service credit. Ribbon cutting, lunch & T-shirt provided for all volunteers. Volunteers are especially needed during the afternoon/clean-up shifts. For more information or volunteer sign-up click here or call (202) 966-8665. Dwight A. Mosley Sports Complex is located at 20th & Otis Streets, NE.
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