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Rhode Island Row Tree Lighting – Food, Giveaways And Clothing Drive

We thought readers would like to know about this fun way to start off the Holiday season. From the event page:

Join friends and neighbors to kick off the holiday season at the annual Rhode Island Row Tree Lighting! Enjoy live performances from District Dance Arts and Nelly’s Echo, festive food and drink, and free giveaways for kids before helping us count down to the tree lighting at 7:00.

Join us early and enjoy games and giveaways at the WPGC 95.5 coat drive outside Carolina Kitchen! From 10AM-6PM, help spread some holiday cheer to local families in need by donating cold weather clothing and accessories (including coats, hats, gloves, and scarves).

Sounds like a great event!

Rhode Island Row Farmer’s Market Opens Saturday

Rhode Island Row’s farmer’s market is back for its second season. This time around, the market will be on Saturdays and the streets  will be closed to create a pedestrian walkway so that folks can mix and mingle. From an email:
Saturdays, May 13, 2017 through October 28, 201710 a.m to 2 p.m.
Open rain or shine; market will be cancelled in the event of severe storms or any extraordinary circumstances. 
Produced by Community Foodworks, with local vendors including:
Barnola – sweet and savory granola
Qualia Coffee – locally roasted coffee, made in DC
Mechelle’s Baking Company – sweet pies, 9″ and 5.5″
Orchard Country Produce – a wide variety of fruits and vegetables from Central Pennsylvania
Ruby Scoops Ice Cream – ice cream and sweets, made in DC
Pop ups include:
Cassava Bubble Tea – traditional bubble tea
Motisola Vegetarian Chili – vegetarian chili and dips
Layla’s Lebanese Restaurante – Lebanese prepared foods
Happy Healthy Human – energy bars and sweet / savory trail mix
Rhode Island Row – 2350 block of Washington Place, NE, Washington, DC 20018

Rhode Island Row To Start A Weekly Thursday Farmers Market

We thought readers would like to know that now they will have another option when it comes to area farmers markets. The first market event will kick off this coming Thursday May 12th and the market will run weekly until October 27th. Here is the flyer from the Rhode Island Row Facebook page:

Rhode Island Row Farmers Market

Rhode Island Row is located at 2300 Washington Place, NE (next to the Rhode Island  Ave Metro stop and the Home Depot shopping center).


Rhode Island Row Tree Lighting – Community Performances, Santa, Coat Drive Saturday

rhode island row christmas tree lightingWe thought readers would like to know about this fun way to kick off the Holidays.  From an email:
It’s the season to celebrate – and there’s no better way to kick off the most wonderful time of the year than with a holiday tree lighting. Join family and friends during the Rhode Island Row Neighborhood Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 5. With performances by community groups, entertainment for all ages, giveaways for kids, a hot beverage bar and, of course, a visit from Santa, the event starts the holiday season on a warm and high note. To help those in need, WPGC Radio is conducting a coat drive throughout the day. Families who donate a winter coat or accessories receive a free photo with Santa. More information about the festivities is available on Rhode Island Row’s Facebook page or by calling 877-806-6009.
 The event will be from  5 p.m to 7:30 p.m. with the tree lighting at 7 p.m.

Rhode Island Row Block Party Saturday: Live Music, Family Activities

Rhode Island Row Block PartyRhode Island Row will be  hosting a Summer Block Party on Saturday, June 20, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be live music by The Kelly Bell Band, beer & BBQ from the Carolina Kitchen, and free family activities like face painting and balloon twisting. The Rhode Island Row Summer Block Party is free and open to the public. For more More information check out the Facebook event page.

Bergami’s Pizza Will Celebrate It’s Grand Opening on Saturday June 21

Bergami’s Pizza is the latest Eatery that opened it’s doors in the Rhode Island Row. Check out what they have to offer this Saturday between 10am – 1pm.

It wll be interesting to see how yet another pizza place will hold up against the variety of pizza restaurants and services our neighborhood has to offer ready.

Here is how the founder Mark Bergami describes the concept and philosophy of his business:

Raised in a hardworking family, with immigrant traditions, I was taught the value of hard work; and food was always the center of every family get-together.

I grew up near New Haven, Connecticut, which many consider the pizza capital of the world. From Friday Pizza Night, to the impromptu ‘Mom or Dad didn’t have time to cook’, to rewards (bribes) from the varsity football coach for success on the field. Pizza was always present. Even if it wasn’t always pizza from the nearby famed Wooster Street, it was pizza that stood up to the scrutiny of some of the most demanding critics anywhere.

As much as it was a part of my life growing up, I still never considered pizza as a career. I studied Environmental Science in college with dreams of designing Green Buildings and Water Treatment Plants.

Because of a limited budget, and a passion for good food, I spent much of my free time learning to cook.

When I completed my degree at Uconn I found myself in a position that many young people do. I had some knowledge, but no experience. To get that real business world experience I decided to investigate the franchise world of pizza.

I spent several years, working my way through some of the most densely populated cities in the North East, trying to learn as much as possible about the pizza business. And on my last stop, of the franchise tour, I found myself with a strong desire to taste and serve that wonderful pizza upon which I was raised.

I soon returned home to Connecticut to make pizzas on Wooster Street, and draft a plan to open my own business.

With several years under my belt, and experience in almost every aspect of the pizza market; I began designing Bergami’s. I set my goal to serve artistically crafted pizzas, salads, and coffee drinks. I wanted to use only fresh natural ingredients. I wanted to interact with each customer. And because today’s world is demanding, I wanted to serve customers fast; at a pace accommodating to our 21st century lifestyles.

Our goal at Bergami’s is to prove that it is possible to eat healthy enjoyable meals, while keeping up with the pace of society, at prices fit for any budget.



Police Arrest Suspect In Rhode Island Row Attack And Attempted Rape

The Prince of Petworth blog is reporting that MPD has apprehended the suspect in the break in and attack of a young lady living in the Rhode Island Row apartment Complex. The attack happened last Friday. Unfortunately, the suspect struck again, attacking a woman at a Howard University dormitory. The investigation into that attack lead to his arrest. According to the Prince of Petworth:

“The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Demarco Myles, of Northwest, DC has been charged with Assault with the Intent to commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for the October 26th attack. He was charged with First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for yesterday’s offense.”

We covered the Rhode Island Row attack earlier this week here.

Assault, Home Invasion, Attempted Rape At Rhode Island Row Apts. Can You ID This Suspect?

Do you recognize this guy? If so, please contact the police at 202-727-9099 or text a tip to 50411. Photo courtesy of NBC 4 Washington.

This is turning out to be a terrible crime week for our neck of the woods. Reader JD passed along this story about a home invasion and assault at the nearby Rhode Island Row apartments. The assault happened Friday, several news outlets covered it Wednesday, and I have looked around and have not found any updates since then. So, I am assuming the suspect is still at large. MPD has released surveillance video footage of a suspect, which you can see here.  Police are asking that if you know anything about the case or recognize the man in the photo above/video please contact police at 202-727-9099 or text a tip to 50411.  According to NBC 4 Washington:

A 24-year-old woman remains in critical condition after being beaten, kicked her and stabbed by a man who forced his way inside her apartment Friday…She was stabbed and slashed numerous times, including on her face.

Very chilling. Our prayers go out the young lady and her family/friends and our thoughts are with the residents of Rhode Island Row Apartments. Let’s hope they find the person who did this crime soon.