Hispanic Film Festival At CUA Begins Wednesday – Free And Open To The Public

We thought neighbors would be interested in an upcoming Hispanic Film Festival on Catholic U’s campus. The festival will run from Wednesday, February 15 to Monday, February 27. The festival is free and open to the public and all films have English subtitles. For more information, check out the event page and the tweet below.

Post-Holiday Upper Event At Stitch And Rivet Saturday

This coming Saturday, Stitch and Rivet, a local crafter of handmade gifts and accessories is celebrating their three year anniversary. From the event page:

The holidays are over, winter is here, and the skies have been gray for many days in a row. LET’S HAVE A PARTY!

2017 is here and many new things are coming to Stitch & Rivet- a freshly updated line, our new monthly Featured Maker and a new look to the workshop. Come celebrate our third year in business, check out the new work, and meet Jennifer Wilfong of Yummy & Co. our first Featured Maker. This event is family friendly, and there will be cake!

Stitch and Rivet is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Arts Walk Studio #3

DDOT Releases RFP To Extend MBT, Will Connect Brookland And Fort Totten Metro Stops

McCormack Drive (a portion of Met Branch Trail along Catholic U).

Here is some good news for Met Branch Trail enthusiasts. We recently learned that DDOT released a request for proposals to design and build a stretch of the MBT that will connect the Fort Totten Metro to where the trail currently ends on McCormack Drive by the Brookland Metro stop. From the DDOT press release:

The new trail will provide a direct off-street route for bicyclists and pedestrians through the Fort Totten area.

The trail will include LED lighting, security cameras, and wayfinding signage. The design-build process will allow for a streamlined final design and construction process. The extension is expected to be complete within 18 months of awarding the contract.

You can read the press release here. We will let you know when we hear anything new.

Annie’s Ace Hardware Hosts Ladies Night This Thursday – Demos, Discounts And More

Interested in learning some home and garden skills and getting some discounts? Checkout this event at Annie’s Ace Hardware Thursday. From the event page:

Annie’s Ace – Brookland is holding its first-ever Ladies Night, featuring power tool and paint demos, a seed starting workshop and more!

Join us for food, drink and discounts! All ladies will receive 10% off all regularly priced merchandise… from grills to power tools to home and gift. The first 30 customers will receive free goodie bags with samples from some of our fabulous vendors!

Here is the lineup:

Seed starting workshop
Power Tools 101
Home color consulting
Three Part Harmony Farm
Excel Pilates DC
She Peppers
District Spice
PinUp Preserves
DMcQuade Studios
Benjamin Moore Paints
Amy Howard Paints

All genders/gender expressions welcome. See you there!

Annie’s  Ace Hardware is located at 3405 8th Street, NE.

Spoke Event At CUA Barnes And Noble Explores 1980’s DC Punk Scene

Music loving Brooklanders – check out this event coming up on February 9th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. From the event page:

Please join us as we welcome DC music journalist, Scott Crawford. Crawford will be discussing the 1980’s hardcore DC Punk scene, and signing copies of his new book about the era in his new book, SPOKE.

Barnes & Noble at The Catholic University of America Bookstore is located at 625 Monroe St. NE.

Rhode Island Ave NE Streetscape Project Meeting Hosted By DDOT

Rhode Island Fall Fest 2013

If you are interested in the future of the Rhode Island NE corridor, you may want to check out this meeting coming upon Tuesday, February 7 at 5 PM – 8 PM. From the event page:

The District Department of Transportation will host the first public meeting for the Rhode Island Avenue (RIA) NE Streetscape Project. The purpose of this first meeting is to inform the public about the project progress and present the 30% of the design for the corridor.

The RIA NE Streetscape Project will create a pedestrian friendly environment with amenities that include enhanced paving, site furnishings, lighting improvements, low impact development strategies, street trees and other green spaces, and opportunities for public art.

The meeting will be held at the Woodridge Library,  located at 1801 Hamlin St NE.

Women + Denim: A Shopping Party And Fundraiser For N Street Village

 to From the event page:

Join A FREE HAND CO. for WOMEN + DENIM: a fund-raising shopping party + jeans drive! We’ll be at A Creative DC: Brookland with bottles of bubbly on hand and local retailers and makers featuring products from jewelry to apothecary goods to vintage clothing. All retailers will be donating 10% of their sales from the event to N Street Village, a DC-based organization that provides empowerment and support for homeless women with housing and on-site mental and physical wellness programs throughout the city.

When: Sunday, February 19th • 11am-5pm
Where: A Creative DC: Brookland | Wild Hand Workspace • 716 Monroe St NE, Studio 8, Washington, DC, 20017
What: A shopping party + jeans drive to benefit N Street Village! Grab your besties and stop by for bubbly wine and lots of beautiful goods from local retailers + makers.
What to bring: $10 suggested donation and/or a pair of plus size jeans that meet the following specifications:
Sizes 16+
– No rips or tears
– Working button/zipper
– New or used in good condition

Upcoming Events This Winter And Spring At President Lincoln’s Cottage

Although not in Brookland, one of our local gems worth checking out is nearby President Lincoln’s Cottage. The Cottage is the only public place where one can get a glimpse into Abraham Lincoln’s public and private life. Lincoln lived and worked for over a quarter of his presidency at the Cottage, where he visited wounded soldiers, spent time with self-emancipated former slaves, and wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. From their latest newsletter, here are some upcoming events that neighbors may find interesting:

  • On Friday, February 24th at 1:30 PM, join President Lincoln’s Cottage for the annual Black History Month Commemoration Program at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, featuring Cosby Hunt. Mr. Hunt is the Senior Teaching & Learning Officer at the Center for Inspired Teaching, and is also the course creator and instructor for Real World History . CLICK HERE for more information and to register for this free program.

  • On Thursday, April 13th, we’ll be hosting the 2017 Lincoln Ideas Forum. Stay tuned for event and speaker details.

  • On Thursday, April 20th, join us as author Jonathan White and Michael Bishop of the George Washington University’s National Churchill Library, discuss White’s book, Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams During the Civil War. CLICK HERE for more info on the program and how to RSVP.
  • Save the date – Sunday May 7th- Bourbon and Bluegrass event.Stay tuned for details and information about tickets.

President Lincoln’s  Cottage is located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home at 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW. You can follow them on Facebook and on Twitter.

The Baker’s Lounge Offers Up Valentine’s Dinner Special

Brookland’s bakery, The Baker’s Lounge, is hosting a 3 course special dinner ahead of Valentines Day on Saturday, February 11, from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. From the event page:

Love is in the air and on our plates, join us for Valentine’s Day , we will be offering one menu for the evening. your choice of an appetizer, entree and a dessert platter for two, $65.00 per person. We are all about good food and a great time. please note that cancellation is 48 hours prior or the full price of the menu will be charged to the card provided.

The Bakers’ Lounge is located at 2701 12th Street NE (12th and Evarts). Keep in touch with the Bakers’ Lounge on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.