Recently Mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans to replace DC General Family Shelter with homeless shelters in each Ward of DC. In February we wrote about issues a lot of folks had about the shelter location originally proposed for Ward 5 because of its proximity to a trash transfer station, bus lots, a strip club, a night club, and limited access to mass transportation and amenities like a grocery store. Now, two new Ward 5 locations are proposed:
The former MPD Building at 17th and Rhode Island Avenue, NE
Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie will hold a town hall meeting to discuss these locations on Friday, May 27, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Israel Baptist Church, located at 1251 Saratoga Avenue, NE. Those interested in this issue should be aware that CM McDuffie has stated that he prefers the 17th and RIA location for the shelter. Check out the Mayor’s Ward 5 plan here.
Recently Mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans to replace DC General Family Shelter with homeless shelters in each Ward of DC. The proposed shelter for Ward 5 is located at 2622 25th Place NE, which is an industrial area with limited access to mass transportation and amenities like a grocery store. Check out the Mayor’s Ward 5 plan here. From an email from the Langdon Park Community Association:
On Monday, February 22 at 6:30pm, neighborhood association leaders will host a Ward 5-wide community meeting with Council Member Kenyan McDuffie about the homeless shelter location. Residents will have an opportunity to share their concerns with the proposed location and participate in a transparent process to identify dignified and residential sites for the District’s homeless families. With this community input, we look forward to collaborating with Mayor Bowser to select a more suitable site for Ward 5.
RSVP for the meeting here. The meeting will be at New Canaan Baptist Church – 2826 Bladensburg Rd NE Washingon, DC 20018.
The February the Ward 5 Happy Hour will host two events, a pre-Happy Hour wine tasting at the newly opened Wardman Wines, and a happy hour across the street at Brookland Pint. From an email:
Wardman Wines is offering our group its own wine tasting. About the wine tasting: For just $5 you will have the opportunity to taste up to 10 wines, split between the public tasting bar and a private tasting table in the back classroom set up just for us. In addition, participants would get a 10% discount on their purchases that evening. Can’t get there right at 5p? That’s okay! The tasting is set up to accommodate you whenever you arrive. After the tasting come on over to Brookland Pint for more libations, delicious eats and of course, the company of good friends and neighbors.
Event 1: Wine Tasting
Date: Thursday, February 4
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 for up to 10 wine tastings and 10% discount on purchases that night
Place: Wardman Wines
625 Monroe Street, NE
Event 2: February Happy Hour
Date: Thursday, February 4
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Whatever you spend!
Place: Brookland Pint
716 Monroe Street, NE
Meet your neighbors, support local business, share a few laughs! Hope to see you at one or both of these great events!
The first Ward 5 Community Happy Hour of 2016 will take place on Thursday, January 7th at the newly opened CRISP (formerly Costa Brava) in Bloomingdale. From an email:
Crisp features $5 Happy Hour from 5PM until 8PM with awesome food prices!
Zagat says that – Crisp is a casual eatery that fires up hot, Nashville inspired chicken, fried catfish as well as other sides and items.
As I understand it their Hot Chicken is to die for and a quick sell out on any given night – so arrive on time!
Thursday, January 7, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm
CRISP, 1837 1st Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
Street parking is available as well as multiple bus lines and Uber or Lyft! Please feel free to invite and share this information with your neighbors! For more information contact us via email at ward5communityhappyhour(at)gmail(dot)com, find us on Facebook at Ward 5 Community Happy Hour, or find us on Twitter @ward5happyhour
This month the Ward 5 Community Happy Hour is teaming up with Jimmy Valentines and the Trinidad Neighborhood Association for a good cause. Here are the details from an email:
Jimmy Valentines hosts an annual fundraiser along with the Trinidad Neighborhood Association to benefit several programs for kids in the Trinidad neighborhood. They are asking for a $20 donation, which includes – 3 drinks and some donated food from Mother Ruckers Subs (next door) and Crunk Cakes. Additionally, other food can be ordered from next door and brought over if you’re still hungry. Did I mention that Tony Tomelden, owner of the Pug and Brookland’s Finest will be DJing the event??
Join your fellow Ward 5 residents at Jimmy Valentines for a Happy Hour that also benefits a neighborhood in our own Ward 5!
Thursday, October 1, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club
1103 Bladensburg Road, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Street parking is available as well as multiple bus lines and Uber or Lyft! Please feel free to invite and share this information with your neighbors!
For more information contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find us on Facebook (Ward 5 Community Happy Hour) or find us on Twitter @ward5happyhour
Hope to see you there!
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