Brookland’s Movie Night Under The Stars Returns Thursday With Finding Nemo

Photo courtesy of the Menkiti Group
Photo courtesy of the Menkiti Group

One of Brookland’s  favorite summer events, movie nights under the stars, returns Thursday with a showing of Finding Nemo. Show up around sun-down to claim your spot, and the movie will begin around 8 PM. Bringing blankets or lawn chairs, snacks, bug spray and flashlights is always a good idea.

Many thanks to the Menkiti Group for bringing this event to the community for a third summer. The film will be shown at the field at John Burroughs Educational Campus is located at 1820 Monroe Street, NE.

Update: Concert At Brookland Artspace Lofts Cancelled

Yesterday we posted about a concert at Brookland Artspace Lofts. Unfortunately, we learned that it has been cancelled. From the event page:

UPDATE!!! Due to illness, Ryan Amador’s performance scheduled for Monday, July 20th at 7:30pm has been cancelled. Guests are still encouraged to support local LGBT organization, Casa Ruby in their efforts by visiting http://www.casaruby.org/donations.html. On behalf of Brookland Artspace Lofts, thank you for your support and patronage. We look forward to having you at a future event.

Brookland Artspace Lofts To Host Charity Concert Featuring Ryan Amador

Here is an interesting music event happening in the neighborhood soon. From the Facebook event page:

Singer-songwriter, Ryan Amador, is hitting the road to visit Washington, D.C.! He will perform his songs at the intimate Brookland Artspace Lofts. Admission is free, and donations are accepted with 50% going to benefit Casa Ruby. The performance will be held on July 20th at 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 7:00 PM.

Ryan Amador will perform a medley of songs from his music career at the Brookland Artspace Lofts in Washington, D.C. This one night only performance will allow audiences to get up close and personal with Ryan and enjoy complimentary beverages and light fare throughout the evening. While admission is free, 50% of donations collected are to benefit Casa Ruby, a bilingual, multi-cultural, LGBT organization dedicated to providing lifesaving services and programs for members of the LGBT community.

Come enjoy an evening of soulful, inspiring music in support of an important cause!
Ryan Amador eFlyer

Brookland Artspace Lofts is located at 3305 8th Street NE.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: New Beginnings Edition

We are pleased to bring you East City Art‘s Weekend Event Round Up. East City Art is a blog founded by editor Phil Hutinet in 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in Northeast, Southeast, the Gateway Arts District, Northern Prince George’s County, and the “Mid-City” area of DC.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: New Beginnings Edition

Gallery OnH FREE Music in the Courtyard Series:

  • Hot, Cajun Hot and Cajun Red Hot | Friday, July 17: Li’l Red & the Renegades 9-11pm
  • Reggae so good you’ll think you’re in the Islands! | Saturday, July 18: LUCKY Dub 9-11pm

Gallery OonH is located at 1354 H Street NE | Details here

Friday, July 17

CHAW – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join CHAW for Friday ARTnights. CHAW will host Drop-In Figure Drawing facilitated by artist Will Fleishell and Clay and Cabernet with teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp. For details, click here. CHAW is located at 545 7th St. SE.

Saturday, July 17

A new beginning--Art Works Now breaks ground on their new home at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in the Gateway Arts District.  Rendering courtesy McInturff Architects and Art Works Now
A new beginning–Art Works Now breaks ground on their new home at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in the Gateway Arts District. Rendering courtesy McInturff Architects and Art Works Now

Art Works Now – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join Art Works Now for the groundbreaking ceremony of their new home. Together with Pizzeria Paradiso, Art Works Now will breathe new life into a long neglected corner in the Gateway Arts District. Following the groundbreaking with state and county officials in attendance, the public is encouraged to participate in art activities. For details and to RSVP, click here. The event is located at 4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery – 3:30 p.m.

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery invites guests to meet the curator and artists of Sanctuary. Visitors will be able to attend a casual reception following the artists’ talk and have the opportunity to mingle with the artists. For more information, click here. The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is located at 1632 U St. NW.

Otis Street Arts Project – 5 p.m. to 7p.m.

CONVERGENCE is an exhibition featuring wood sculpture and mixed media furniture by Andrew Christenberry. For more information, click here. Otis Street Arts Project is located at 3706 Otis St., Mount Rainier, MD.

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Update: Mess Hall’s BBQ World Postponed – Rescheduled For August 2nd

A couple of days ago we posted about Mess Hall’s BBQ World event. We received word today via this Tweet that the event has been postponed till Sunday August 2nd. Congrats to Joe at Sloppy Mama’s!!

Enormous Development Proposed For Rhode Island Ave Metro Station Area

Rendering courtesy of MRP Realty
Rendering courtesy of MRP Realty

Yesterday we learned from these stories in the Washington Business Journal and Urban Turf that a huge development  covering about 6 blocks is planned for the area just northwest of the Rhode Island Avenue Metro stop. If the proposal is approved, it will bring more than 1,500 residential units in seven buildings with retail space on the ground floor of each building. According to the Washington Business Journal article:

MRP, with B&R Associates LP and Sandrock LP, proposes to transform 13 acres encompassing the Rhode Island Center — anchored by Save-A-Lot, Big Lots and Foreman Mills — a self-storage warehouse and 13 single-story retailers into a mixed-use, transit-oriented community that promises, per its application, to “ultimately establish this locale as a destination in and of itself.” The development site is bounded by Fourth Street NE to the west, Rhode Island Avenue to the south, the Metrorail tracks and the Metropolitan Branch Trail to the east and the Edgewood Terrace apartments to the north.

We are assuming a development of this magnitude will take some time to wind itself through the zoning (and other) processes, and the articles did not give a timeline for the multi phased project. We will let you know when we hear anything new.

Mess Hall Presents BBQ World This Sunday

Mess Hall logo courtesy of Mess Hall.
Mess Hall logo courtesy of Mess Hall.

Nearby culinary incubator, Mess Hall, is a food community where DC-based food entrepreneurs come together to cook, share and collaborate. This Sunday, July 19,  from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, they will team up with local vendors for an all-you-can-eat event called BBQ World, which will raise funds for Miriam’s Kitchen, an organization dedicated to ending chronic homelessness in D.C. Highlights include:

Tickets range from $60 – $80. For more information, and to purchase tickets, check out the event page here. Mess Hall is located at 703 Edgewood St. NE.

5th Annual DC Scoop Returns To Union Market This Saturday

union market dc opening 090912 1The wildly popular DC Scoop competition is returning to nearby Union Market this Saturday, July 18th from 1pm-4pm. The event will feature treats from many ice cream shops and local food trucks. By the end of the day, one of the creameries will be award the title of Best Ice Cream.  Check out more information at the event page

The event will be held in Dock 5 and the alley behind the market. It is free to attend and there will be ice cream available to sample and purchase. Union Market is located at 1309 5th St NE.

BNCA Meeting Tuesday – Community Updates And 2016 Brookland Day

FoRIA BNCA Cleanup 007The next meeting of the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) will be this Tuesday, July 21st at 7pm at the Brooks Mansion (901 Newton Street NE). From an email:

The meeting agenda includes:

1. Welcome
2. Financial report
3. Update on Dance Place Art Park
4. Updates from the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
5. 2016 Brookland Day
6. Membership Update
7. General Updates, News, and Announcements

Please mark your calendar.  Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Iconic Synthesis Edition

We are pleased to bring you East City Art‘s Weekend Event Round Up. East City Art is a blog founded by editor Phil Hutinet in 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in Northeast, Southeast, the Gateway Arts District, Northern Prince George’s County, and the “Mid-City” area of DC.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Iconic Synthesis Edition

Thursday, July 9

Wild Hand Workspace – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Wild Hand Workspace for the opening of A Hand Drawn Feast by Marcella Kriebel. Kriebel’s prints can be found in many DC farmers markets and select gift stores. This is her first exhibition in Washington, DC. For more information, click here. Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe St. NE Studio #8. 

Joe’s Movement Emporium – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Textiles and Photography: A Juxtaposition of Silk Art and Photography features artist Diane Tuckman. Her work seeks to explore and encourage creativity from the audience. Guests will be invited to try their hands at silk painting during the opening. For details, click here.  Joe’s is located at 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier, MD.

Friday, July 10

Iconic synthesis--Megan Van Wagoner's sculptures (left) become the blank canvas for Erik Thor Sandberg's (right) paintings in Saturated with the Subconscious.  Image courtesy Flashpoint Gallery.
Iconic synthesis–Megan Van Wagoner’s sculptures (left) become the blank canvas for Erik Thor Sandberg’s (right) paintings in Saturated with the Subconscious. Image courtesy Flashpoint Gallery.

Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artists Erik Thor Sandberg and Megan Van Wagoner work together in Saturated with the Subconscious. This exhibition merges Sandberg’s paintings and drawings with Van Wagoner’s narratives in porcelain and glass. For more information, click here. Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G St. NW.

Touchstone Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening reception of three exhibitions. Some Like it Hot features the works of Touchstone member artists, Memoryscapes – Blurry Lines II is a new series by Steve Alderton, and Olympic Peninsula: From Coast to Ancient Forests shows a photographic journey by Harvey Kupferberg. For details, click here. Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW.

CHAW – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This Friday CHAW will host Paint and Sip with teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear and a Friday Night Fever Disco Dance Workshop designed for all levels of experience. For details, click here. CHAW is located at 545 7th St. SE.

Saturday, July 11

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join the Anacostia Community Museum for their monthly studio tour to DC artists’ workspaces. This month’s tour will take visitors to the studios of Elva Anderson, Sharon Robinson, and DC Scraps. For more details or to register, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

Off-Rhode Gallery – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Fourth Annual Artists Off-Rhode group exhibition showcases the talent of Ward 5 at Art Enables.. For more information, click here. Off-Rhode Gallery is located 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE.

CHAW – 5 p.m. to 7p.m.

A Journey Down the Potomac features the photographs of Jonathan Weiner. In his solo show, Weiner explores the length of the Potomac through color photographs printed from traditional slide film. For more details, click here. CHAW is located at 545 7th St. SE.

Jess Oros is the Editor of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.