DC Books to Prisons is a volunteer organization that sends 15,000 books a year to prisoners in over 600 US prisons. This coming Saturday, June 24 they will have a fund raising bake sale from 10 AM – 1 PM at the Farmer’s Market at Monroe Street Market’s Arts Walk. From the event page:
Stop by for a wide variety of treats, including homemade cookies, brownies, and sweet and savory quick breads. Dogs are welcome at the market and there will be homemade dog biscuits available for purchase as well.
All proceeds go to DC Books to Prisons so they can continue their work to provide free books to individual prisoners in over 600 institutions across the United States.
Another Third Thursday event is coming up this week at the Arts Walk, looks like fun. From the event page:
Our Third Thursdays in Brookland event series continues on June 15th. Join us on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market every third Thursday through September from 5-8 PM for family-friendly activities.
June 15th is our Carnival Theme featuring:
– Carnival games (donations benefiting Only Make Believe)
– Live music from Rumba Club (Latin Jazz), courtesy of Dance Place
– Cardinal Kids Storytime from Barnes & Noble (5:40-6:00)
– Performance from Only Make Believe (6:45-7:15)
– Open artist studios and pop up in-studio events
– Grab a bite from Brookland Pint and enjoy dining outdoors on our Arts Walk picnic tables
– Moon bounce
– Pop up vendor, Reba’s Funnel Cake
– & more!
Third Thursday at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk is a great time to get out into the neighborhood and enjoy the summer nights. The series of Third Thursdays kicks off this month and will take place through September. The kickoff event will take place on Thursday May 18th. From the Facebook event page:
We’re kicking off our Third Thursdays in Brookland event series on May 18th. Join us on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market every third Thursday, May through September, from 5-8 PM.
May 18th is our Backyard BBQ Theme:
– Live music from Rob Curto’s Forró For All (Brazilian Dance Music)
– Performance from Only Make Believe
– Open artist studios
– Grab a bite from participating restaurants and enjoy dining outdoors on our Arts Walk picnic tables
– Face painting for the kids
– Pop up vendor, Kona Ice (ice cream and snowcones)
– Plus, free hot dogs for the kids, courtesy of Brookland Pint
– & more!
We recently learned that local coffee shop Filter will be closing this weekend. We also learned from an article in the City Paper that it will be replaced by a family friendly taco focused restaurant from the owners the Little Red Fox cafe. From the article:
When it opens, Fox Loves Taco will offer breakfast tacos all day and coffee from Portland roaster Coava Coffee. Details on the menu are sparse, but they’ll make flour and corn tortillas in house and you can expect plenty of Little Red Fox hot sauce to be on hand to spice things up.
Fox Loves Taco will be located at 716 Monroe St. NE. We will let you know when we have additional details like an opening date.
We are sure readers will be excited to learn that the Farmers Market operated at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk returns this Saturday, April 22nd. The market will occur every Saturday through early winter and is located at 716 Monroe Street NE. Check out the Facebook post below announcing the start date for 2017 and the lineup activities for the day.
Monroe Street Market continues to add to its line up of fast-casual dining chains. We recently learned from this article in the Washington Business Journal that the BGR the Burger Joint will join Chipotle, &pizza, and Potbelly. From the article:
The local chain has signed on to Monroe Street Market, according to a broker for the space.
BGR will open in 1,476-square-foot space on the ground floor of the Portland Flats apartment building on Michigan Avenue NE.
We thought readers would be interested in this upcoming art show exploring the roles and identities Black women entrepreneurs play in society. From the event page:
C A T A L Y S T was created in an effort to shatter the glass around the roles women have been assigned in contemporary society; who they can be, what they can wear and how they choose to carry themselves.
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
Ever been interested in attending an event where you express your artistic side and drink your favorite adult beverage at the same time? Here is an event for you then:
Grab your art supplies and join DC Drink & Draw and LATELA for three open life drawing sessions this Fall! Use your favorite media to work from the model during a mix of short and longer poses.
All events are BYOB. We’ll have cups and ice on hand for for sharing and keeping things cool.
The remaining sessions in the series are Thursday, November 17th 7:00 – 9:30 PM (coincides with Third Thursday on the Arts Walk) and Tuesday, December 6th 7:00-9:30 PM. Sessions are $17 with pre-registration, which you can do here. Latela Art Gallery is located on the Arts Walk (716 Monroe Street NE) at Studio #27
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