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SCRAP DC Teams Up With ReCreative Spaces For Spring Pop-Up Events

SCRAP DC logo courtesy of www.scrapdc.org
SCRAP DC logo courtesy of www.scrapdc.org

A lot of neighbors were dismayed to learn that SCRAP DC closed up shop in Brookland in November 2015. Now we were happy to learn that they are doing pop-up events in the area for those who want to get their craft on. From a recent SCRAP DC newsletter:

SCRAP is shaking off the winter doldrums and coming back with new activities to welcome the spring and get on our way with rebuilding our operation. We do not yet have a new space, but we are happy to be partnering with ReCreative Spaces in Mt. Rainier so that we can maintain a presence in the area. We want to thank all of you — our diehard customers, cheerleaders and donors – whose support keeps us going and working towards the next phase.

Our first order of business is to have a pop up store and the first of a series of classes. Yes, you heard it right – a chance to find treasures for your projects and nourishment for your creative hunger. The inventory will be a treasure trove of beads and jewelry making supplies (mostly mid-higher end), some paper and general craft supplies, fabric and sewing supplies, collage packs, and kits for making banners, hot rods, robots and other kids crafts. We may find a few other things along the way, so if what you crave isn’t on this list, there’s a chance it might show up.

What better way to begin classes than to commemorate Mothers’ Day? Read on for more details and registration information. anyway! Our hope is that we will be able to prime the pump and continue these activities until such time as we generate sufficient funding to cover the costs of a new store. Therefore, your continued patronage is most important and appreciated.

The upcoming events are as follows:


Saturday & Sunday, April 23 – 24, 12 – 4 pm, Location; ReCreative Spaces, 3501 Perry St., Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 (at the Rhode Island Ave. circle, across from the Mt. Rainier City Hall)

  • Mother’s Day Cards Making

Why buy a card?? Make a fabulous Mothers’ Day Card that will be a gift unto itself. With an enticing assortment of papers, buttons, fabrics, lace, ribbon and other embellishments create a card any Mom will want to frame. Personalize your card with copies made from images of your own. Date: Saturday, April 30, 2-5 pm Location: ReCreative Spaces, 3501 Perry St. Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 Cost: $15 per person; $25 for two or family up to 4 — includes materials. Recommended Ages: 5 and older

What to Bring – 1-5 laser copies of anyone whose image you would like to use (e.g., Xerox or made on other commercial copiers –not inkjet); any personal items you wish to incorporate Note: Parents must accompany children up to age 12.

  • Mothers’ Day Sachet – Mingle and Layer your Love with a Scented Pillow fit for a Dove

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2-5 pm, Location: ReCreative Spaces, 3501 Perry St. Mt. Rainier, MD 20712. Cost: $25 per person; $35 for two or family up to 4 — includes materials. Recommended Ages: 10 and older

What to Bring: 1-5 laser copies of anyone whose image you would like to use (i.e., Xerox or made on other commercial copiers –not inkjet) any personal items such as charms, buttons, old jewelry, etc. that you wish to incorporate

REGISTRATION: To register and pay for classes, complete the form on their website. Payment will also be accepted at class. Check out their Facebook page to keep up with their plans.

Scrap DC Loses Lease – Will Close Doors November 22nd

We were saddened to hear that Brookland non-profit Scrap DC will be shutting its doors later this month. Not only do we love the mission of re-purposing  items to keep them out of landfills, they really provide a service via educational programs and affordable materials to the community. We spoke with Scrap DC executive director Sharon Robinson, who simply said they “lost their lease” and the flyer below was being handed out on Saturday. The flyer states that they will re-open in the spring in a new location, and points people to their Facebook page as a place to keep up with their plans. This is the second time a Brookland non-profit has lost their lease at this location, 3101 12th Street NE, due to financial hardship. In October 2012 First Time Computers left because they couldn’t afford the increase in the lease amount when they went to re-sign.

Scrap DC Closing

Join The Brookland Bombshells As They Plot Their Next Project

Brookland BombshellsWe stopped by Scrap DC the other day and noticed this sign looking for folks to join up with the local community yarnbombing group, the Brookland Bombshells. You may remember the awesome job they did beautifying the Monroe Street Bridge last February. If interested, contact Annalisa at the Arts Walk Studio #15 or at annalisaleonessa(at) yahoo(dot) com. By the way, if you don’t know how to knit, you are in luck. Scrap DC is offereing a knitting class in September and is located at 3101 12th ST NE (at the corner of 12th and Irving Streets, NE).

Washington Post Neighborhood Guide Profiles Brookland


Yesterday, the Washington Post ran this story on Brookland,  calling our neighborhood “the place to go right now”.  The feature, which is accompanied by a  handful of cool photos, is the most comprehensive write up I think I have ever seen on Brookland. The story covers local eateries Smith Public Trust, Brookland Pint, Brookland’s Finest, Brookland Cafe, Hälsa, and Menomale. The story also explores local stores Bartered Threads and Scrap DC, and Arts Walk studios Analog, Wild Hand Workspace, and Stitch and Rivet as well as Dance Place. This is a good article to bookmark for the next time a friend or family member asks about where you live!

New Little Library Waiting For Young Brookland Readers

A wonderful surprise waited us in front of SCRAP DC a few days ago. We were greeted by a wonderfully decorated robot. After closer inspection it turned out that it is not just a robot that looks very cool, but it actually is a little library.

I contacted the team at SCRAP DC and learned that local artist Marcelle Fozard initiated the creation of the robot library. Marcelle’s work can be seen in Studio #15 at the Arts Walk of the Monroe Street Market.

Little Libraries are a wonderful opportunity to install creative art on our streets, and to bring  books to the children in our neighborhood. They can borrow a book(s) on an honor basis, as well as add books to the library. The Robot though is not the first, and from what we understand will not be the last, little library in the Brookland community. Here is one that was installed a while ago on Kearney Street:

The Reading Railroad on Kearney Street
The Reading Railroad on Kearney Street

Marcelle described the creative process building the Robot to us:  the big yellow box  arrived from a “man cave” in Ellicott City, Maryland.  The big guy needed some robot feet so Marcelle headed over to True Value Hardware on 12th street to get some advice. She wanted us to be sure to send a “big thanks to all the smart guys at True Value, especially my friend and fellow reggae fan, Lion”. While under construction at the Studio, lots of kids took interest in the robot and asked when it is going to be finished. Before going to his new home in front of SCRAP DC, the robot stopped by the weaving ladies and a final spiff up was added by Heather, Jules, JJ and the other wonderful SCRAP DC volunteers. 

Marcelle also sent us some pictures that show the transformation of the newspaper box to a robot. SCRAP DC (and the robot) is located at 12th and Irving Streets, NE.

Brookland Featured In The Washington Post’s Weekend Going Out Guide

The word spreads about how much Brookland has to offer. Check out the article of Beth Cope in the Washington Post:

Change has come to the community nicknamed “Little Rome” for its myriad Catholic institutions, bringing new condos, restaurants and, notably, the arts. But much of Brookland remains a quiet family neighborhood where daily encounters on leafy streets can include nuns and friars …….

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Scrap DC Summer Carnival This Saturday!

Time flies when you are being crafty! It seems hard to believe that Scrap DC set up shop here in Brookland just about a year ago. This Saturday, June 28th from 1-5pm, SCRAP DC will host a Summer Carnival with food, games and more, for kids of all ages. We hear there will be face painting, a treasure hunt, and arts and craft projects. Check out the details at the Summer Carnival page on the Scrap DC Website:

“The SCRAP event of the summer is our big Carnival — you won’t want to miss it!

Join us for food and games. Win prizes and hunt for treasure. Use our SCRAPpy spin art machine and contribute to our oversized domino runs, all while supporting the SCRAP DC programs you’ve come to know and love.”

SCRAP DC is located at 3101 12th ST NE (at the corner of 12th and Irving Streets, NE).


Camp Scrap Gives Creative Kids A New Option This Summer

Camp Scrap logo courtesy of Scrap DC

Brookland non-proft SCRAP DC has been a great addition  to the neighborhood. Their mission is to promote the reuse of all sorts of materials by providing a thrift store for arts and crafts supplies. They also provide educational opportunities to the community. Camp Scrap is a new concept they are promoting for kids that “will explore the possibilities of all of the discarded materials in the world around us, play games, try experiments, and make quality, useful projects infused with their own artistic ideas”

Here are the Camp SCRAP  Summer Sessions:

  • Session 1 : Ages 3-6 years: July 7 – 11 from 9am – 12:30pm

  • Session 2 : Ages 6-12 years: July 14 – 18 from 9am – 12:30pm

  • Session 3 : Ages 6-12 years: July 21 – 25 from 9am – 12:30pm

  • Session 4 : Ages 6-12 years: August 4 – 8 from 9am – 12:30pm

Find out more information and complete the online registration form here. Scrap DC is located at 3101 12th Street NE.

Brookland’s Scrap DC Offers Up New Children’s Classes

This September we wrote about non-proft SCRAP DC when they moved to the neighborhood. Their mission is to promote the reuse of all sorts of materials by providing a thrift store for arts and crafts supplies. They also provide educational opportunities to the community.  Check out their wide variety of classes at their Eventbrite page here. Two new classes they are promoting are aimed at kids, check out the flyer below. Scrap DC is located at 3101 12th Street NE.ScrapDC Childrens Classes Flyer

Scrap DC Grand Opening In Brookland Tomorrow

SRAP logo courtesy of www.scrapdc.org
SRAP logo courtesy of www.scrapdc.org

Not too long ago we wrote here about the new addition to the 12th Street business community Scrap DC.  We were excited to see the vacant store at the corner of 12th and Irving Street to come back to life. And tomorrow the team of Scrap DC will celebrate their grand opening. Please see the announcement from their website below. Scrap DC is located at 3101 12th Street, NE.

Mark your calendars for the SCRAP DC Grand Opening!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Noon-6pm Free Make It, Take It activities in the workshop room

6:30pm-8:30pm Housewarming Party with music, food, drinks, raffles, and crafting

Donate one of the following housewarming supplies and you’ll be entered in to the night’s raffle: Toilet paper, Environmentally friendly dish soap/hand soap/general cleaner, flowers for the garden, paper towels, tea, coffee, coffee maker, working cordless phone

Many thanks to our Grand Opening Sponsor Abbott Klar!