July 2018 Community Newsletter

Click here for a PDF of  the July 2018 newsletter.

This month we highlight the DC FREE Summer Meals Program for kids & teens. Read about it here!

 

Upcoming Events

7th Annual Fireworks Show
Wednesday, July 4, 4PM: Just above the treetops, you can see the fireworks down on the National Mall from the Old Soldiers’ Home. Food, drinks, fun, and music are included, and kids can fish in the Soldiers Home pond! Enter at Rock Creek Church Rd & Randolph NW. Parking for $10 donation.

Local Author Book Launch Celebration
Friday, July 6th, 7PM-8:30PM: Join co-authors Mark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki for the release of “We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered”!  at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW.

Park Road Community Church: Community Day
Saturday July 7, 12PM-4PM: Join your neighbors at Triangle Park at the corner of Sherman & Park Road for an afternoon of fun and games – including a moon bounce! This event is family-friendly so bring your kids and their friends! To volunteer, contact YavonneBoyd@gmail.com or (202) 309-8106.

Education Town Hall with Councilmember Grosso
Monday, July 9, 6-7:30PM: Councilmember David Grosso, chairperson of the Committee on Education, will hold a Ward 1 education town halls at Mt. Pleasant Library. Parents, students, educators, and any interested community members are invited to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns, about moving DC schools forward and ensuring that every student is in the best position to succeed. RSVP encouraged.

Georgia Avenue Thrive, monthly meeting
Monday, July 9, 7PM: Park View’s all-volunteer non-profit will meet at Sundevich (3212 Georgia Ave NW) to discuss efforts to make the community more connected, inclusive and vibrant. Come on out and learn how you can be more involved in your community!

ANC 1A: Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 11, 7-8:00PM: ANC 1A proudly serves the Columbia Heights and Park View neighborhoods in Ward 1. This meeting takes place the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Tubman Elementary School (3101 13th St NW).

Park Morton Soca Fest Block Party
Saturday, July 14th, 12PM-4PM: Come celebrate and get to know your neighbors at Park Morton (600 Morton St NW). There will be music, moon bounce, slip & slide, face painting, cotton candy, funnel cakes, and more. Bring your swimsuits/trunks for a splashing good time!

Meditation – Young Adult Sangha (YAS)
Saturday July 21, 2PM-4PM: Are you curious to learn about meditation with a group of young people? YAS includes a guided meditation at Lamont Dharma House (1719 Lamont Street NW), activities to deepen our practice, and the opportunity to build connections through unguided social time at the end with tea and snacks. FREE

 

Engagement Opportunities

Park View neighborhood cleanup!
Georgia Avenue Thrive will hold its next monthly cleanup Saturday, July 7 from 10-11:30am. We’ll meet at the corner of Georgia and Otis. Local business Reliable Tavern will be sponsoring and providing something special for volunteers over the age of 21. Come on out and see why the Mayor has praised our cleanups!

Happy 3rd Birthday to Georgia Avenue Thrive!
Georgia Avenue Thrive is a volunteer-led non-profit making our neighborhood more connected, inclusive and vibrant. We advocate for the neighbors, businesses and visitors of Lower Georgia Avenue. We formed in 2015 as the Georgia Avenue/Lamont Street Public Safety Task Force, due to increased crime. After helping the community address these concerns, we broadened our efforts.  We’re excited to work with you too! To volunteer, contact Matt.McFarland@gmail.com.

 

Community Announcements

Happy Graduation to Miss A’Tira High!
Congratulations to Miss A’Tira High for graduat from Dunbar High School with a 3.5 GPA. She will be attending Harrisburg University in the fall. Her proud mother is Shonta High, President of the Park Morton Residents Council.

Dance Scholarship for Kids from Low-Income Families
Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio is offering an opportunity for dance scholarships to kids ages 8-12 with training and costumes provided free of charge. Regular price is $50/month. Auditions will be held on September 9th. Email dance@salsawithsilvia.com for more info.

Family Literacy Book
Club
CentroNía is organizing a book club to families together from all Ward 1. There will be a book club for English and Spanish. Crafts and art sessions will be planned for children of all ages. For more information, contact Catherine Brenner 202-332-4200 Ext.1006, cbrenner@centronia.org.

El Club familiar del libro
El Club familiar del libro es una actividad de la comunidad para iniciar y compartir la lectura en grupo. Padres y niños leen juntos en la actividad. Todos los niños reciben un libro cuando se van al evento. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Catherine Brenner 202-332-4200 Ext.1006 cbrenner@centronia.org.

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District Bridges Movie Night: Black Panther

June 15, 2018

We had a great night making new friends and spending time with our neighbors at the Kraken Axes parking lot on Morton & Georgia Ave! So much fun! District Bridges. As a bonus, the Sweet Pudding pops were amazing. Check them out!

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Columbia Heights: Community Meet & Greet

Meet your neighbors, enjoy refreshments & learn about our local organizations & resources

Thursday, May 17
6-8 pm
Columbia Heights Green

Enter the alley on 11th Street or Sherman Ave. between Park Rd & Lamont St.

Sponsored by: Columbia Heights Green, Washington Parks & People, North Columbia Heights Civic Association, Community Wellness Alliance, Green Spaces for DC, Park Rx America

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Ward 1 Local Business Candidate Forum

Ward 1 Local Business Candidate Forum
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The Midlands
3333 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010

Forum for Ward 1 DC Council Candidates hosted by Adams Morgan Partnership BID, District Bridges, and Think Local First DC.

Tom Sherwood was moderator for the evening. Candidates Kent Boese, Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, Lori Parker, Sheika Reid, Greg Boyd, and Jamie S. Sycamore joined us at the forum.

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Gertrude Stein Democratic Club Candidate Endorse Forum

Gertrude Stein Democratic Club Candidate Endorse Forum
Monday, April 23, 2018
Kelsey Temple Church of God In Christ
1435 Park Rd NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010

Members of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club met to vote for who would receive the coveted endorsement from the club for the following races: Chairman of City Council, Ward 1 City Council-member, Ward 3 City Council-member, and At-Large City Council-member.

Congratulations to Kent Boese for winning the Ward 1 Councilmember endorsement and Mary Chech for Ward 3 Councilmember.

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AARP DC Ward 1 and Council Chair Candidate Forum

Ward 1 and Council Chair Candidate Forum
Thursday, April 19, 2018
St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church – Washington, DC
1525 Newton St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010

Hosted by AARP DC, Peacebuilding Connections, and DC Grassroots Planning Coalition. 

The candidate forum featured Democratic primary candidates for DC Council Ward 1 and the Chairperson races. The forum focused on issues related to seniors, education and public safety.

Candidates in attendance were: Kent Boese, Sheika Reid, Lori Parker, and Brianne Nadeau.

 

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Ward 1 Candidate Forum for DC Council @ Busboys

Forum for Democratic candidates running for the Ward 1 Council seat. Candidates: Kent Boese, Brianne Nadeau, Lori Parker, Sheika Reid, Jamie S. Sycamore*

*Campaigning as an independent

Moderated by Tom Sherwood.

Sponsored by: DC Grassroots Planning Coalition, DC for Reasonable Development, Fair Budget Coalition, Many Languages One Voice, Pleasant Plains Civic Association, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Ward 1 Democrats, Busboys and Poets

Ward 1 Candidate Forum for DC Council @ Busboys
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

 

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