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Go Solar And Support The BNCA With This Promotion

Solar Panels in Brookland

If you have ever thought about going solar, now is a great time.  We recently heard about a great deal from the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA). From an email:

If you contact Solar Solutions for a consult between now and May 22 and list BNCA as your referral, Solar Solutions will contribute $200 to BNCA, if you ultimately decide to buy any Solar Solution product or package. AND, they will give you $200 off your purchase too!

Solar Solutions will be tabling with us at Atlantic Electric Supply for our Great Brookland Yard Sale  on Saturday, May 6. You can talk with them there, or you can email:

Ben Breiterman – bbenjamin@solarsolutionllc.com

The BNCA does a lot for the community from neighborhood safety training, to neighborhood clean ups and providing a forum for community discussion on important topics like the comprehensive plan and proposed homeless shelter.

Also, check out the guest blog post we had a number of years ago about a neighbor who went solar.

BNCA Sponsors Ft. Bunker Hill Park Cleanup Saturday

One of our favorite neighborhood features is Fort Bunker Hill Park. A national park, it is the highest point in Brookland and located within the borders of 13th, 14th, Otis and Perry Streets, NE. Unfortunately, sometimes it is in need of some TLC. That’s why we were happy to hear that the The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA)  will be sponsoring another cleanup event.

From an email:

The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association, in partnership with the National Park Service, is sponsoring a cleanup event at Fort Bunker Hill Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 8. Fort Bunker Hill Park is managed by the National Park Service, and BNCA has formed a partnership with them to provide local and long-term stewardship of the park.

We’ll focus primarily on cleaning up trash and debris, and we’ll provide all volunteers with work gloves and trash bags. Meet at the corner of 14th and Otis St. NE at 10:00 am. Children are encouraged to participate. For any high school students seeking school credit, please bring the forms from your school.

If you have any questions, please contact me at ijmacfarlane@verizon.net or 571-334-6326.

10th Annual Great Brookland Yard Sale – Registration Now Open

Save the date for the Great Brookland Yard Sale – now in its 10th year,  it will take place on Saturday, May 6th, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm (though individual sale hours may vary). The GBYS is a set date for Brookland residents to host concurrent yard sales and sign ups are underway. To register your sale use the GBYS online sign-up form, or call 202-733-5475. More details below the flyer.

  • This year there will be a staging location at Atlantic Electric, 3726 10th Street NE  (near Turkey Thicket) with vendors, booths and neighbors.
  • There is limited space for vendors and neighbors without a yard.
  • The published map of sales closes on May 1st, 2017. Registrations will be accepted afterward, but may not be included on the map.
  • Yard Sale registration is free, but donations are appreciated.
  • Want to donate unsold items? There will be a donation truck across from Turkey Ticket at Atlantic Electric; 3726 10TH ST NE. Bring unsold items before 3PM.
  • The rain date is May 13th.

The GBYS is organized by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) and is a positive event for the neighborhood. It brings people from across the city into Brookland to see what a great community we have, it gets us out and about to meet our neighbors, and those who have yard sales get rid of stuff and make a little bit of money.  Check out the GBYS website for more information.

BNCA Hosts Discussion – Comprehensive Plan’s Effects On Brookland

In November we wrote about the DC Office of Planning’s update to the city’s Comprehensive Plan, which is a 20-year framework that guides future growth and development. The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) will host a meeting to discuss the update and potential effects it will have on Brookland. This is an important opportunity for Brookland residents to raise concerns about the current state of planning in our community, and to influence the city’s planning decisions going forward.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday January 17, at 7PM at Brooks Mansion (DCTV), 901 Newton St NE. See more at the BNCA Facebook page.

Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association Events Saturday- Fall Cleanup, Beer And Membership

FoRIA BNCA Cleanup 007When I first moved to Brookland I started attending Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) meetings. Soon, I found myself taking an active role as treasurer and helping out with the website. Though I am no longer an officer, I still try to keep up with the BNCA’s activities and attend meetings when I can. I have found my membership to be rewarding for multiple reasons – I have met a lot of  great neighbors, gotten involved in community events and stayed abreast of neighborhood developments, not bad for $10 a year! It’s membership drive time for the BNCA so we thought we would pass along this message from BNCA President, Dan Schramm about events coming up this Saturday:

Brookland Friends and Neighbors –

BNCA invites you to join us on Saturday, November 12. When I say “Join Us,” I actually mean that in three (3) ways:

1st: Come join our cleanup event at Ft. Bunker Hill Park with the National Park Service, from 11:30 to 1:30 on Saturday, November 12 (details below)

2nd: Afterwards, come join our tour of Right Proper Brewery, one of Brookland’s newest and most innovative businesses. The tour starts at 2 pm, right after the clean up (more details below).

3rd: Come join – or renew – as a member of BNCA for 2017. This is the start of our First Annual Fall Membership Drive. Here’s the deal: If you become a member any time on or before our meeting at Right Proper on Saturday the 12th, BNCA will cover your first beer! Joining or renewing your membership just got a lot easier: Use our online form on the new website http://brooklandcivic.org/join-bnca/, or do it in person at Right Proper. Annual membership is just $10 ($11 online), so you can see this is a great deal for you.

Remember: BNCA is here for YOU on any and all issues facing Brookland. Your membership gives us strength!

Details:

11:30 AM: Clean Up at Ft. Bunker Hill. The BNCA, in partnership with the National Park Service, will be sponsoring a cleanup event at Fort Bunker Hill Park from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 12. Fort Bunker Hill Park is managed by the National Park Service, and BNCA has formed a partnership with them to provide local and long-term stewardship of the park.

We’ll focus primarily on cleaning up trash and debris, and we’ll provide all volunteers with work gloves and trash bags. Meet at the corner of 14th and Otis St. NE at 9:00 am. Children are encouraged to participate. For any high school students seeking school credit, please bring the forms from your school.

If you have any questions, please contact our Member At-Large, Ian MacFarlane, at ijmacfarlane@verizon.net mailto:ijmacfarlane@verizon.net or 571-334-6326.

2:00 PM: Right Proper Brewery Tour. Right Proper is an awesome little DC brewery that recently opened its production house (and tasting room!) right here in Brookland. We thought it would be a fun idea to use our November Saturday meeting to take a tour of this new establishment, and socialize a bit while enjoying their fine products 🙂 Here is their website http://www.rightproperbrewing.com/, and their address is:
920 Girard Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 526-5904

Hope to see you at the cleanup next Saturday, and that you’ll stay around for the tour afterwards. Don’t forget to join or renew membership http://brooklandcivic.org/join-bnca/to get that free beer! It should be a lovely day.
Dan Schramm

President, BNCA

BNCA To Hold Special Election At July Meeting

FoRIA BNCA Cleanup 007The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) will be holding a special election to elect a new president at its July meeting.  If you’re looking for ways to get involved in the Brookland community, this is a great opportunity. Speaking from personal experience, I was the treasurer of the BNCA for about a year and a half and it was a very rewarding experience.  From a recent email from Daniel Schramm, Vice President and Acting President of the BNCA:

Dear Brookland Community,

As you may have heard, Anita Hairston stepped down from being president of the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) last week as a result of several big changes in her life. She served the organization very well as president for a full term plus the first months of this year, and we are sad to see her go.

As vice-president of the BNCA, I am now acting as the organization’s president. After discussing with the other officers, we decided it would make sense to hold a special election at our July meeting to permanently fill the position for the remainder of the 1-year term (we hold annual elections each February). 

We want to make sure anyone in the community who is interested in serving as the president of the organization has an opportunity to run, and so I am sending this notice out now. Our bylaws require that you be a dues-paying member for at least 30 days in order to be an officer.  Thus, if you become a member anytime between now and our June 21 regular meeting, you will be eligible to run. (An annual membership is only $10.)

The position is unpaid, but provides a highly rewarding opportunity to advocate and be a problem-solver for the community. If you would like more information on the role, please contact me at this address or my personal email address, Daniel.p.schramm(at)gmail(dot)com.

We also have an open officer position for corresponding secretary. So there are two vacant positions on the board that need to be filled. If you are interested in becoming a BNCA officer but just not the president, I would love to hear from you. Please get in touch!

On behalf of the BNCA Board,

Daniel Schramm

VP, Acting Pres., BNCA

Many thanks to Anita for her service.

BNCA To Offer Neighborhood Safety Training This Saturday

FoRIA BNCA Cleanup 007With the weather turning warmer, we wouldn’t be surprised if there were a spike in neighborhood crime. If you are interested in getting Neighborhood Safety Training, check out the class the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association will be hosting on Saturday May 14, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, featuring one of MPD’s Citywide Neighborhood Watch Trainers.  The training will be held at the Brooks Mansion, 901 Newton Street, NE.  For information on the BNCA check out their website, BNCA Facebook page, and follow at @brooklandcivic on Twitter.

Great Brookland Yard Sale This Saturday

great brookland yard sale gbys 2016It’s that time of the year again. Time to rifle through our neighbors used items and see if you can find a treasure, or just something that you know you can give a new purpose, That’s right, the day everyone has been waiting for, the Great Brookland Yard Sale is this coming Saturday, May 7th, from 10am to 2pm. See more details on the GBYS website put together and maintained by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association BNCA. This event has always been a great opportunity to walk our beautiful neighborhood, meet up with friends and make new ones. Enjoy!

Great Brookland Yard Sale Registrations Underway

great brookland yard sale gbys 2016By now the neighborhood has started revving up for the Great Brookland Yard Sale! The GBYS is a set date for Brookland residents to host concurrent yard sales. This year, the GBYS will take place on Saturday, May 7th, 10:00 am-2:00 pm [individual sales hours may differ] Interested in joining in the fun with a yard sale of your own? Sign ups are underway. Registration is free- use the GBYS online sign-up form , call 202-733-5475 or send an email to brooklandcivic@yahoo.com. The GBYS is organized by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) and is a positive event for the neighborhood. It brings people from across the city into Brookland to see what a great community we have, it gets us out and about to meet our neighbors, and those who have yard sales get rid of stuff and make a little bit of money. Rain day May 14th. Check out the GBYS website for more information.

BNCA To Sponsor Ft. Bunker Hill Park Clean Up Saturday

Pic from 2012 BNCA Cleanup
Pic from 2012 BNCA Cleanup

One of our favorite neighborhood features is Fort Bunker Hill Park. A national park, it is the highest point in Brookland and located within the borders of 13th, 14th, Otis and Perry Streets, NE. Unfortunately, sometimes it is in need of some TLC. That’s why we were happy to hear that the The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA)  will be sponsoring another cleanup event. From a message:

The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association – in partnership with the National Park Service – is hosting a cleanup event at Fort Bunker Hill Park from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 9th. Fort Bunker Hill Park is managed by the National Park Service, and BNCA has formed a new partnership with them to provide local and long-term stewardship of the park.

We’ll focus primarily on cleaning up trash and debris, and we’ll provide all volunteers with work gloves and trash bags. Meet at the corner of 14th and Otis St. NE at 9:00 am. Children are encouraged to participate. For any high school students seeking school credit, please bring the forms from your school.

If you have any questions, please contact me at ijmacfarlane@verizon.net.