Tuesday, December 18, 2007

more beer at Timor

See this message from Kim Wee, business owner of the Timor Market at 2nd & Rhode Island Avenue NW, which opened last week:


What a surprise over the whole been coffee which completely sold out this weekend! Appreciate the enthusiasm and great patience of all those who stopped by to taste and learn about the Yirgacheffe, Chiapas and Moreinhas samples. (Along with a valuable exchange of knowledge on the pros and cons of different brewing methods, storage of beans, coffee growing regions etc)

The show continues this week with 3 back-to-back events this week! First of all, for those of you who missed the beer tasting Friday, there will be a reprise tonight, Tuesday, at 7PM while stocks last. Among last week's hits were the Harbin lager from far-flung Northeastern China, and the attractive Blonde and Amber ales by Grolsch. No harm in opening a few more of these, I suppose.

And then the first of our "Mini Wine Tasting" events begin on Wednesday and Thursday, back-to-back, at you guessed it: 7PM on the dot. On both nights we will pick a pair of reds, and a pair of whites--that's four labels altogether. And we'll do it again with 4 different labels Thursday for those of you who can't make it Wednesday.

OK more mundane matters to announce: Due to the urban professional timetable, my store is very quiet during the week. And as my inventory-building quest is just beginning, it makes sense for me to operate on a "nights and weekends basis" for now at least.

So Timor's new hours are:

Monday-Friday 4:30PM till 8:30PM
Saturday: 9AM-9PM
Sunday: 9AM-6PM
Or call and check if someone is in the store: 202-588-5612

And organic milk will be back in stock this evening.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

things in the hood today:

1. See this message from Timor Market business owner Kim Wee:


To herald our first weekend in business, Timor will host coffee sampling on
Saturday and Sunday -- from 10AM until 2PM.

We will grind and brew the choicest single-origin batches from Ethiopia, Brazil, and possibly India. A limited number of 1/2lb bags of whole bean coffee will be on sale. In case of additional demand, Timor will roast-to-order green beans for unsurpassed freshness. (Flavor of coffee peaks from the 2nd to the 5th day after roasting.)

Please Note:
The credit card reader is now operating.
All visiting dogs are entitled to one smoked pig ear.

2. Real Estate Open Houses:
1918 4TH ST NE-Start/Ends: 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
1726 6TH ST NW- Start/Ends: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
400 EVARTS ST NE- Start/Ends: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
14 S ST NE-Start/Ends: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

renewing Armstrong on first street

Urban metro diary has some info about Armstrong

Friday, December 14, 2007

more on timor market. beer tasting tonight!

See this message from Timor Market business owner Kim Wee:


I am excited about the kind of customers who have been coming to Timor this week--mainly bright, well-traveled young professionals stopping after work. Therefore, I am pleased to let you know about our first promotional event: Beer Tasting, AND sampling of newly arrived Son of Italy food products this Friday, from 6-8PM. Join us in trying a few highly rated imports and American craft brews!

Secondly, to herald our first weekend in business, Timor will host coffee sampling on both Saturday and Sunday from 10AM till 2PM. We will grind and brew the choicest single-origin batches from Ethiopia, Brazil, and possibly India. A limited number of 1/2lb bags of whole bean coffee will be on sale. In case of additional demand, Timor will roast-to-order green beans for unsurpassed freshness. (Flavor of coffee peaks from the 2nd to the 5th day after roasting.)

Please Note:
Timor will open at 4PM this Friday after new stock is shelved.
The credit card reader is now operating.
All visiting dogs are entitled to one smoked pig ear.

Monday, December 10, 2007

CHERYL'S GONE /AN OPEN MIC

See this message from Bloomingdale resident Joe Hall:


Hey Bloomingdale--

In case you haven't rocked a mic recently, you might want to check this out--

CHERYL'S GONE
{ a reading series }

PRESENTS

AN OPEN MIC
w/host Richard Hanks

DECEMBER 13th / 8 PM / Big Bear Cafe

Music / Spoken Word / Poetry / ETC

We want all you lyricists in the community to step-up & be known.
We've got a mic, an amp & plenty of ears--so make use of 'em.

Hope to See You There,

Joe
bigbearreadings@gmail.com

need a christmas tree?

i got this email:

Now the good news: We raised well over $2,000 for Capital City Public Charter School.

That's above and beyond the cost of the trees.

The bad news? We still have 31 trees left unsold (out of 150), and several tree stands.

But wait. There's more good news. I'm willing to let the remaining trees go for as low as 25
bucks a pop. That's right. $25 for any tree on the lot, regardless of make and model. If
that seems too low, you can always throw in a couple extra dollars. It all goes to the
school at this point. If I can unload all 31 at that price, We'll have made $3,000 for the
school which is what we made the last couple of years.

I'm going to plan on being there after school on Monday, (TODAY!) from around 3:15 to 6ish, so look
for me. I'll be wearing a Santa Claus hat. Can't make it?
Send your friends.



Capital City Public Charter School
3047 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

CCPCS is located at 3047 15th Street, NW, at the intersection of 15th and Irving Streets. One block from the Columbia Heights Metro Station (Green Line).

Timor Market at 200 Rhode Island Avenue

I am writing to let you know that "Timor" at 200 Rhode Island NW is about to open.

I have stocked the store with a basic selection of restaurant-grade produce, including some items from Truck Patch farms from our farmers’ market stand. My aim is to be a regular green-grocer, with an emphasis on selling produce from local farms whenever possible.

Additionally I am offering:

-A dairy section--milk, eggs, butter etc

-A specialty beer and wine selection--no more single containers of dubious beverages dispensed here from this point forward.

-6 types of freshly roasted whole bean coffee from around the world

-Imported or premium confectionaries and snacks

-A 200 sq ft pen built specially for dog owners, with a lookout area from within the store

I am open as of today from 1PM. My hours will be:

MON-SAT 9PM-9PM
Sunday: 9AM 6PM


Thanks very much,

Kim Wee

Thursday, December 06, 2007

friday night at the Bobby Fisher Memorial Building

At The Borf Mansion (Bobby Fisher Memorial Building)
1644 North Capital ST NW
$5 to enter. Smoke Free Alcohol Free
Bombs Away
8:30 PM Live Local Hip Hop - All Ages Show
Flex Mathews
Eurok (Peace Justice Universal) w Orbit 122
E-One
Resination
with Scratch Master K on the wheels of Steel
Plus: Special Debut of WBL Urban Arts Academy DJs Tre Pound and 40
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

another shot first snow of the season


first snow of the season
Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan

first snow of the season


first snow of the season
Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan

NoMa, again

wow. Eckington DC Living tips us off that the Noma Bid has a new website.
check it out.


the pictures are quite stunning.

toys for tots

U.S. MARINE CORPS
TOYS FOR TOTS
COMMUNITY DROP-OFF CENTER
COSMOPOLITAN PROPERTIES Real Estate Brokerage
414 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 387-0777
(Located at the corner of Florida and Rhode Island Avenues, NW)

COSMOPOLITAN PROPERTIES Real Estate Brokerage Firm is supporting the US Marine Corps’ “Toys for Tots” by, once again, designating our office location as a Community Drop-Off Center.

This is our 3rd Annual “Toys for Tots” Toy Drive. Last year, with the help of our Community, we were able to collect a little over 100 toys. This year, with your help, we hope to collect over 200 toys.

Please join us in helping to bring joy into the lives of our young children this Holiday Season. If you find it in your heart to help our local deserving children, please stop by our office, between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm, Monday – Friday (After hours by Appointment), to drop off an unwrapped toy(s). *Please note that our location does not accept monetary contributions.

**Drop-Off Deadline: Wednesday, December 20, 2007 at 3:00pm.

Thank you to all who have already began donating toys! “Together, we can make a difference in our Community”

Monday, December 03, 2007

Bloomingdale Holiday Art Market 2007

Thanks to everyone that came out the the first Bloomingdale Holiday Art Market!

I was really suprised by how many people showed up! i hope you had a good time. Certainly all the artists had fun and Lana's Cider was most rockin!

Thanks!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Today! Holiday Tree Lighting

See this message from the folks at Crispus Attucks Park:

Greetings Everyone,

A reminder to join us for the
Holiday Tree Lighting
in Crispus Attucks Park
Today, Sunday December 2, 2007
4:30 p.m.

Join us for a mug* of hot cider as we light up the tree
*BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug)

Everyone is encouraged to bring some holiday goodies – cookies, cake, gingerbread…

Questions? Email info@crispusattuckspark.org or call 202-550-2631.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

plant a tree, get money

just saw this
"Fall is a great time to plant trees. And because large canopy trees provide extraordinary environmental and community benefits, Casey Trees and the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) have teamed up to offer a rebate of up to $50 to individuals who plant a tree on private property in DC in the fall of 2007."

over at righteous (re) style

grainger!


grainger!
Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
i had mentioned that grainer was replacing the united cash and carry place on florida avenue. looks likes its moving along.

a pop up in eckington


a pop up in eckington
Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Holiday Tree Lighting

Dear Friends of Crispus Attucks Park,

Please join us for a
Holiday Tree Lighting
in Crispus Attucks Park
Sunday December 2, 2007
4:30 p.m.

Join us for a mug* of hot cider as we light up the tree

*BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug)

Everyone is encouraged to bring some holiday goodies – cookies, cake, gingerbread…
Questions? Email
info@crispusattuckspark.org
or call 202-550-2631

Crispus Attucks Park
is located in the courtyard surrounded by U, 1st, V, and North Capitol Streets NW. The access is through the alley entrances, and the closest entrance will be on U Street just below the corner of 1st & U for the tree lighting.

north cap and florida

Urban metro diary has got a story about the proposed development of the vacant lot at the intersection of North capitol and florida avenue nw.

look here.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

home repair/ renovation suggestions?

I have some renovation/ repair projects that i'm working on. Anyone care to share the names of contractors that they have worked with that they liked?

specifically i need:

- a roofer
- a new full bath
- an electrician


please email me at:
wheresmycoffee@gmail.com if you can help out.

thanks.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Last Bloomingdale Farmers' Market of the Season




Last Market Day Till 08

We have had a great first year in Bloomingdale and with your support we can look forward to many more years of locally grown produce, free range meats, eggs and top shelf baked goods.

Our market is small but every one of our producers is simply outstanding. We get unique items that can't be found in some of the larger markets.

We have a very special market location, within walking distance for most people, with a shaded park and, of course, the Big Bear.

Every Sunday since June we have closed the 100 block of R street NW to cars and opened it up to the neighborhood. A weelky block party with something for everyone.

Babies in strollers to octogenarians, every race and life style, dogs and their pet humans, all at market, all having fun.

Live music by DOS, the Haitian Boys Choir and our free pig roast were a real crowd pleasers.

LOCAL, GREEN and HEALTHLY . When you buy locally you strengthen the area economy in a green manner. The reduction of green house gases by shorter transporting and multiple warehousing. Smaller impact on resources because market products aren't repacked many times before they arrive to the consumer. Many Market goers took the extra step of bring reusable bags to market, something we will really push next season.

Healthy produce, meats and baked goods and they all have tasted sooooooooooo good!

If you have enjoyed the Bloomingdale Farmers Market and want it back next year this is your chance to sound off. Please e-mail me with your market story and I will compile all your comments to pass along to the people that make the decisions. mcginnfamily@aol.com

Thanks for your support.

ted mcginn


Dear Friends of the Bloomingdale Farmers Market:

Please join us for the LAST MARKET of the 2007 season this Sunday and gather your Thanksgiving goodies so that you can cook up a table filled with our regions wonderful local foods, baked and boiled, braised and sauteed, stir fried and roasted.

Local Bloomingdale baker Aisha Bond will have her sweet potato pie,bread pudding, buttermilk pecan pies and brownies for your Thanksgiving feasts. ( They freeze very well)

Blueberry Hill has holiday wreaths from their own flowers.
Greens to braise and saute and stirfry: collards, kale, spinach, chard, Tat Soi, Bok Choy,
Salads, lettuce mixes, endive, arugula, mesclun,
Brussels sprouts loose and on the stalk to bake and saute (DON'T boil them!)
Green and Purple Broccoli
White, Purple and Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower
Yukon Gold and Fingerling Potatoes to bake, boil or mash
Beets
Winter Squash: Butternut, Acorn, Carnival, varieties to mash, puree, roast or make into soup
Breadline's bags of bread and cornbread for stuffing
Lamb and pork sausages, bacon and ham to season your stuffing and brussels sprouts
20 varieties of apples to eat, bake or make into sauce
Pears to poach in red wine or mulled cider
Fresh herbs
Baby Turnips to braise in butter or roast or mash
Jade Green beans
Ciders to mull


Reid has tables and tables of eating and cooking apples, Asian pears,bartletts, bosc, apple butter, apple sauce, pumpkin pear butter, fruit sauces, jams and their famous ciders: apple. apple-cherry, pear.

Lots of meadow- raised Lamb fron New Asbury Farms and Truck Patch's Pastured Pork to stock your fridges.

And of course, we will have lots of recipes to inspire you.

Bloomingdale Farmers' Market
Sunday November 18
First and R Streets NW (between Rhode Island and North Cap)
10-2 pm

We welcome WiC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition coupon.

Robin and Ted

--
Robin Shuster
Markets & More, LLC
Director, Mount Pleasant Local Food Market
14 & U Farmers Market
1318 Wallach Place NW
Washington, DC 20009
1-(202)-536-5571
703-328-6559
The Bloomingdale Farmers' Market:
June 17- November 18th, 2007
Rain or Shine
Sundays, 10-2
First and R Streets NW
right next to the new Big Bear Cafe

We welcome WIC and CSFP Senior Farmers Market Coupons.




last bloomingdale farmers market for the year.




this sunday.
10-2.
first and r nw.


please come out and support the farmers market for its last sunday of the season.
the more support we give the market, the more vendors will be interested in setting up.

lets at least make sure that the ones currently setting up will be back next year.

Friday, November 16, 2007

something happening?

i noticed that the windows were being replaced in the perma-stoned old jumbo slice building on north capitol at florida. anybody know whats up?

theres another building a block down that just got an addition put on too. lets hope we see some commercial tenants in these structures.

roof line on first street.


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Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bloomingdale Holiday Art Market at the Big Bear Cafe!

Bloomingdale Holiday Art Market at the Big Bear Cafe!
Saturday, December 1, 3-9pm
Arts, crafts, hot cider, fun!



DC artists, designers, and craftspeople will be selling their creations at the Big Bear Cafe on December 1st.
Please come and check it out.



Please Help Us Spread the Word!

big bear, hot off the presses

our own Big Bear Cafe gets some hot press action in the posts food section.

Long, long ago, before Starbucks ruled the world, coffee shops were real community spots with mismatched furniture, friendly faces and drinks that you could order without resorting to such phrases as "half-caf skinny with wings."

Big Bear Cafe, which opened in June in Bloomingdale, is a throwback to the B.S. era.

WORLD-CLASS JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

WORLD-CLASS JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

87FLORIDA presents The Music of Michael Bowie Nov 16-17-18

This prominent jazz artist and former member of Manhattan Transfer incorporates strings in his pre-CD release trio of seated performances in 87FLORIDA's intimate setting amid the art* ...

FRI nov 16 7-8:30
SA nov 17 7-8:30
SU nov 18 4:30-5

10.00 at the door

* "Blue Moons, Yellow Cows, Green Tambourines" by Michael Gibbs remains up through Nov. 18th. These lush digital giclee images framed in metal sculpture are from a handmade book, and were inspired by rock and jazz lyrics...

Come for a cocktail and a memorable combined experience...

87FLORIDA
Urban Art Space With A Mission
87 Florida Avenue N.W.
WDC 20001
Ceci Cole McInturff, Artist/Owner
www.87FLORIDA.com

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Help Bloomingdale's Orphans

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Cats and kittens rescued from the mean streets of DC could be yours!
more pictures here


Please call Marty King at 202.529.8899
if interested.

a good example of a pop-up


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Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
i think this one is on second street nw.
i like whats happening here.

If i ever added another floor to my house.. which i would if i had the money.....i'd try to do it like this.

while the bad examples are numerous, i think pop ups can be nice and intergrate smoothly with the architecture of the building.

The turretted one on the SW corner of First and Seaton NW is nice. and i just saw one at lincoln and todd ne that was barely noticable from the street.
World Missions EXTENSION Center
The Metropolitan Police Department & Friends

Will sponsor: Saturday, November 17th, 2007
at 10:00am

The Biggest Thanksgiving Basket
Give-away Rally in DC!

At this rally,
We will also register children to receive
CHRISTMAS Gifts!!!!
At our
December 15th Rally

Children must be present with a parent in order for the parent to register them for toys/gifts!

Where: World Missions For Christ Church
1720 First St. NW
Corner of first and Randolph Place and First St. NW.
(Bring this flier with you to speed up registration)

Friends: Harry "Tommy" Thomas Jr, DC City Councilmember, Ward 5
GRACE Community Church
McLean Bible Church
Church of the Resurrection Anglican Mission in America
Christian Baptist Church
New City Fellowship Church
ANC-5C06 Commissioner Mary L. Farmer-Allen
Randolph Place Neighbors
National Cathedral School-ABLE Club
St. Albans School/VOP
The House of Prayer Lively Stones Band
The McKinley Technology High School
Beaver Press

See you there, and come early to beat the crowd!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

mark your calendars! Saturday December 1. 3-9 PM at the Big Bear

for bloomingdales first holiday art's market.
DC artists and crafts people and designers.

keep an eye out for more info!

Gage School


Gage School
Originally uploaded by dc_cowgirl

wasa at the November 19th Bloomingdale Civic Association

WASA will have representatives at the November 19th Bloomingdale Civic Association Meeting to provide updates on

Combined Sewer Overflow activities and Bloomingdale infrastructure improvements.

The Civic Association meets at St. Georges Church, 2nd & U Street, NW
at 7 pm. Please come out for the updates!

For more information, please contact Aleizha Batson in WASA's Office
of Public Affairs at 202-787-2200.



Aleizha Batson

DC Water and Sewer Authority

Office of Public Affairs

5000 Overlook Ave, SW

Washington, DC 20032

(202) 787-2202 office

(202) 787-2210 fax



www.dcwasa.com

on the bloomingdale farmers market

A resident of Bloomingdale has expressed frustration with the cost of produce and impacted parking conditions caused by the Bloomingdale Farmers Market. It was all abuzz on the bloomingdale and eckington email chains.

In Shaw has posted about it, with numerous comments

Does it seem that whenever there is a community concern in denser neighborhoods in DC someone pulls out the "move to the suburbs" line? Every so often its, " move back to iowa" or something like that.

I dont get it. Does our community actually expect people to up and move because they dont like something?

Now, i LOVE the Bloomingdale Farmers Market. In my short 4+ years in the neighborhood, nothing has created such community and been so pleasant. I hope it lasts and grows. I try to promote it on this blog and with my cash.

Still, i dont think a healthy tactic is to attack or say, "Deal with it" to people that have issues. some have suggested that they even sell their car.

I think the best way is to illustrate how beneficial the market is, not how mean the detractors are.

If the person seriously has issue, attacks wont change their minds.
Personal attacks on an individual detractor can however turn that detractor into many.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

old paint and rust.


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Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan

Big Bear Cafe - Thurs Nov 15 @ 8

CHERLY'S GONE
{a reading series}
PRESENTS BLOOMINGDALE'S OWN HANK LEWIS

Big Bear Cafe - Thurs Nov 15 @ 8 - Hank Lewis, Merrill Feitell, Eric Gamlen, & Maud Casey

Hank Lewis ( In the Arms of Our Elders, I Got Somebody in Staunton) ain't just a tremendous fiction writer and PEN/Faulkner finalist, but also a Bloomingdale resident and former coach of the Bahamas national soccer team, construction worker, and jazz dj, among many, many other things.

Merrill Feitell is the author of Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes, winner of the Iowa Award for Short Fiction. I also have it from an inside source that she drinks Natty-Bo.

Eric Gamlen ( www.myspace.com/theaprildecca) does the singer-songwriter thing. But think less coffeehouse and more roadhouse.

Maud Casey is the author of The Shape of Things to Come , Genealogy & Drastic.

The event is fee and open to all.

Finally, we'll be having an any-thing goes (prose, poetry, music, spoken word etc) open-mic in December. Just want to start making some noise about it now.

Hope to see you there,

Joe (bigbearreadings@gmail.com)

Monday, November 05, 2007

"use it or lose it " laws.

Demolition by Neglect: Use It or Lose It



Empty properties are ghastly eyesores, and attractive only to those intent on crime. All too often an empty property can become a haven for squatters, prostitutes or drug dens. This is a criminal waste - particularly when there is a national shortage of accommodation for people in housing need

groceries

you know, i loves me the whole foods and the trader joes, but what i'd really like to have close by is Grand Mart. Its by far my favorite grocery store in the metro area. And i can actually afford to shop there.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

bloomingdale liquors

kris hammond has a post and pictures concerning the wine tasting hosted by north capitol main streets and held at bloomingdale liquors on the 19th.
look here

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Broadcast Radio One



i havent mentioned broadcast one except maybe when it was first announced. lots of people have covered this as its a pretty big project, pretty important for shaw development,and not as ugly as it could have been. ( i do actually like modern architecture.. just not a lot of DC's modern architecture)

Its not in bloomingdale, though many of you use the shaw metro.

so, here is some info about it.
ANC2C02 Forum

NCRC
DC MUD
Washington post from a aways back.
for the love of growth

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

NanBon, appearing live at the bloomingdale farmers market!

NanBon
Sweet breads and desserts

Can I take your order, please???

NanBon’s delectable desserts compliment any meal or moment. Our signature bread pudding is so sweet and light and lovely, it bakes more like a soufflé than any other bread pudding you’ve tasted. Don’t forget our delightful pies that touch that special spot in the tummy that you thought only grandma or that special aunt could touch.

Menu:
Bread Pudding* Lemon Sauce
• Cinnamon raisin 8oz $8
• Apples and caramel 12oz $12
• Chocolate
• Peacans
Small- $7 meduim-$15 Large- $25
*Try our lemon sauce made from our homemade lemon curd as the perfect compliment to any of our bread puddings.

Buttermilk peacan pie: Sweet potato pie:
Large pie $25 Large pie $20
Tartlette $4 Tartlette $3

French apple tart: Rasberry frangipone tart:
8 “tart $10 8” tart $10
tartlette $4 tartlette $4

Brownies:
Individual $3 Dozen $30

HOLIDAY ORDER DISCOUNT!! Receive 10% OFF orders over $50.
Call 202-409-6485 or order online at acwbond@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

tour the old sand filtration plant!

i did this a ways back and posted my pictures of the tour HERE

toward Howard





Tours of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site -- Tomorrow, Friday, 10/12/2007

From Clint Jackson, Project Manager, of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED):


The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and Vision McMillan Partners will hold two site tour(s) of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site on Fridays, October 12 and 26 at 4:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to me via email by COB Thursday, October 11 for the tour on the October 12 or Friday, October 19 for the tour on October 26. You will find the announcement attached.

Please note that all tour participants must sign a liability waiver that will be sent electronically to all whom RSVP.

Thanks,
___________________________________________

Clint Jackson
Project Manager
District of Columbia Government
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and
Economic Development (DMPED)
The John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 317
Washington, D.C. 20004
O: (202) 727-0991
M: (202) 538-1282
E: mcclinton.jackson@dc.gov



GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY MAYOR FOR PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Clint Jackson
October 5, 2007 mcclinton.jackson @dc.gov


The District and Vision McMillan Partners to host tours of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site

Who: Open to members of the communities surrounding the McMillan Site

When: Friday, October 12, 2007, 4:30 p.m.
RSVP electronically (mcclinton.jackson@dc.gov) by COB Thursday, October, 11, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007, 4:30 p.m.
RSVP electronically (mcclinton.jackson@dc.gov) by COB Friday, October, 19, 2007

Where: McMillan Sand Filtration Site
Bordered by North Capitol St NW, Channing Street NW,
First Street NW and Michigan Avenue NW
NOTE: The tour will begin at entrance to the site on First Street.
Parking is available along First and Channing Streets.

All attendees must sign liability waivers to participate in the tours. Liability waivers will be sent electronically to all whom RSVP.

###

Monday, October 22, 2007

haircuts.

October Specials at Showtime Barbarshop, 113 Rhode Island Avenue NW

See this message from ANC 5C04 Commissioner John Salatti:


Take advantage of the specials that Sean Wiggins, the new owner of Showtime barbershop, is running all October long:

WOMEN: Shampoo, Conditioning Treatment, Trim, and Blowout for $30 (by appointment only)

MEN: Haircut for $10; Taper cut for $14 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays only)

Showtime is open Tuesday through Friday 7:00 to 7:00, Saturday from 7:00 to 5:00, and Sunday from 7:00 to 3:00. And for appointments, please call the shop at 232-2971 or Sean's cell at 391-8269.

Let Sean know that you read it on the listserv.

Enjoy!
John

John T. Salatti
Commissioner, ANC 5C04
Vice Chair, ANC 5C
(202) 986-2592
"Together, Building a Better Bloomingdale"

FISH FRY!

FISH FRY!
When: Friday, October 19th & 26th 2007
Time: 11:00 AM until 5:00PM
Where: Mt. Bethel Baptist Church
1st Street & Rhode Island Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC. 20001
Office: (202) 667-4448
Fax : (202) 667-5162

MENU:
· Fish: Whiting Fillet, or Croaker Bone
· Potato Salad or Cole Slaw
· Green Beans
· Cornbread, Wheat or White Bread
· Cakes and Soft Drinks

Dinners: $7.00 including Drink & dessert
Sandwiches: $5.00
Side Orders: $1.75
Soft Drinks: $ .75
Cakes: $1.25

****We will Deliver 10 or more orders****

Contact the Church Secretary (202) 667-4448
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM for orders or information.

Rev. Dr. Bobby L. Livingston, Sr., D. Min., Pastor

Thursday, October 18, 2007

historic districts

talk of a neighborhood becoming an historic district always seems so contentious. doesn't it seem like there should be some sort of middle ground between a neighborhood that anything can be built as a matter of right ( based on zoning) and the tight and red taped path of an official historic district?


Doesnt it seem that anything that can cause so much rift in a community should be fixed?

here is a link to the historic preservation office.

events in bloomingdale

Tonight:
TONIGHT = CHERYL'S GONE

{a reading series at Big Bear Café}
Event Starts @ 8:00 pm

Featuring

Buck Downs
{poet; Mississippi born &, 80s onward, Washington raised; recent books include Ladies Love Outlaws, Let it Rip & Recreational Vehicle}

Ethan Edwards
{singer/songwriter/lady's man}

Jade Foster
{poet; published in "Growin Up Girl: Voice From Marginalized Space; terrible driver}

echothrs/John Jones
{gorgeous noise : www.myspace.com/echothrs }

&, of course, beer & wine swapped for donations

Questions? Readers/performers you'd like to see here? Interested in the possibility of an open-mic at Big Bear? Contact Joe @ BigBearReadings@gmail.com

Friday night:
See this message from North Capitol Main Street President Pat Mitchell:

DID YOU KNOW?

Wine tastings are popular because they override the limitations of sampling wine alone, at home. How many wines can you taste on your own (unless you don't mind throwing away nine-tenths of every bottle)? How many wines are you willing to buy on your own? And how much can you learn by tasting wine in isolation — or with a friend whose expertise is no greater than yours?
At wine tastings, you can learn from your fellow tasters, as well as make new friends who share your interest in wine. Most importantly, you can taste wine in the company of some individuals who are more experienced than you, which is a real boon in training your palate.

NCMS invites you to come out to taste great wines and beers, mingle with neighbors and friends and get to know your neighborhood purveyor of Fine Wines and Spirits, Mr. Singh of Bloomingdale Liquors.
North Capitol Main Streets
First-ever Fall Wine Tasting
Bloomingdale Liquors
1st and Rhode Island Avenue NW
Friday, October 19, 2007
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Octoberfest at Florida Avenue Park – Tomorrow, Saturday, 10/13/2007

Octoberfest at Florida Avenue Park – Tomorrow, Saturday, 10/13/2007

See this message from ANC 5C04 Commissioner John Salatti:

As part of the District's ongoing efforts to make the park at 1st Street and Florida Avenue NW a welcoming spot to all neighborhood residents and especially young children, Mayor Fenty and his Office of Community Relations and Services, along with Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., the Fifth District of MPD, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C, the Bates Area Civic Association, the Bloomingdale Civic Association, and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite you to Octoberfest this Saturday, October 13th from 10:00 to 6:00.

The day will include

* fun with the Skate Mobile. DC Library Mobile, and Old Cars Limited;

* music with musical artists the Randolph Kids Trio, the R Street Music Lab, Joyful Noises, Keyboard Player Billy Wrentz, and Emcee Sheila Queen Poole;

* games from bingo to the MPD basketball team;

* health information and service from Unity Health Mobile and the Howard U Dental School;

* food cooked by the DC Fire and EMS BBQ Grill Crew with their fire truck on hand;

and more!

So enjoy a few hours, see the park, have some fun, and build community.

John T. Salatti
Commissioner, ANC 5C04
Vice Chair, ANC 5C
(202) 986-2592
jsalatti@earthlink.net
"Together, Building a Better Bloomingdale"

Opening Reception at 87Florida, “A New Art Space” – Saturday, 10/13/2007

Opening Reception at 87Florida, “A New Art Space” – Saturday, 10/13/2007

You're all cordially invited to the opening reception for Michael Gibbs's latest creative venture, featuring two versions of a handmade book, "Blue Moons, Yellow Cows, Green Tambourines," plus all 31 illustrations framed in custom frames made by NYC sculptor Fara'h Salehi. The book is a portfolio of images inspired by song lyrics.

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2007
6:00 - 9:00 pm

WHERE: 87FLORIDA, a new art space
87 Florida Avenue, NW (corner of Florida Ave. and First Street, NW)
Washington DC 20001

For Map/Directions visit http://www.87florida.com /
87 Florida sign

Show information: http://www.michaelgibbs.com/shows
or http://www.87florida.com/gibbs.html

For those of you who don't know him...

Michael Gibbs is an active member of the Art Director's Club community and also a member of the Illustrators Partnership of America, the Graphic Artists Guild, and the Illustrators Club. He served as a juror in the 42nd Society of Illustrators exhibition, joining 8 other illustrators and designers in judging the advertising illustration category.

Michael's illustrations have received recognition from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrator of Los Angeles, 3x3 Magazine Illustration Annual, Print, American Illustration, Spectrum Annual of Science Fiction/Fantasy Illustration, The Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, The Art Directors Club of New Jersey, The Illustrators Club of Washington, the IABC, the Addies, and others. He was honored with a Spectrum Gold Medal award in 2004, and multiple Silver Addy awards in 2005 for his posters for the Pittsburgh Opera. He has won a number of "Best of Category" and silver awards from the Illustrators Club of Washington DC.

In addition to the Society of Illustrators gallery in New York, his work has been exhibited in the Society's annual traveling show, and at the University of Maryland, James Madison University, Montgomery College, Northern Virginia College, and in juried group exhibitions at the Sumner School Museum, the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Washington, Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles, and the Design Center in Washington, DC. In the fall of 2005, his work was included in the Spectrum Best of Spectrum Sci-Fi/Fantasyshow at the Society of Illustrators.

For more information visit http://www.michaelgibbs.com/

Jen Fults
President
Art Directors Club of Metro Washington
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c: (202) 257.0621
www.adcmw.org

still time

banished? productions has announced a production of their "play machine," Balade Mechanique (ver. 1.0)at Big Bear Cafe from Monday October 8th through Sunday October 13th.


It's part of the city-wide Susan Lori Parks' 365 series. The machine will do 7 of the plays.

admission is whatever you'd like to donate.
7-9 PM at the big bear cafe.



I went on tuesday night to see what this was about. its a fun video/ sculpture contraption that you have to fiddle around with to see whats going on. start over at the video screen and select which "play" you want to watch. its a bit Dada, so just roll with it.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

wine tasting in bloomingdale

For Immediate Release
Contact: Pat Mitchell, 202.547.7979
October 8, 2007


North Capitol Main Street, Inc. to Sponsor Wine Tasting Event

Washington DC—On Friday, October 19, 2007, from 6 to 8 pm, North Capitol Main Street, Inc. (NCMS, Inc.) will host its First Annual Fall Wine Tasting at Bloomingdale Liquors, located First Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW. Event details are summarized below.

“The holiday season is fast approaching,” says NCMS, Inc. President Pat Mitchell. “October is a great time of year to discover wines that will go well with holiday feasts, Christmas parties, and other special occasions.”

“We also want to showcase the wide array of wines that Bloomingdale Liquors carries,” says Lonna Hooks, Chair of the NCMS, Inc. Promotions Committee. “Bloomingdale Liquors is ready to meet residents’ wine and spirits needs for the holiday season.”

Who: North Capitol Main Street, Inc.
What: First Annual Fall Wine Tasting
Where: Bloomingdale Liquors, First Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW
When: 6 pm to 8 pm, Friday, October 19, 2007
bloomingdale center
NCMS, Inc. is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 2003 with the primary purpose of serving as a catalyst for neighborhood commercial revitalization. Specifically, this volunteer-driven organization was established to revitalize the North Capitol Street area's historically and culturally important neighborhood commercial corridors. NCMS, Inc. follows the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street approach to economic revitalization, which focuses on incremental change and self-help.

North Capitol Main Street, Inc. ▪ P.O. Box 90044 ▪ Washington, DC 20090

tuesday night at big bear.

banished? productions will unveil their so-secret-that-we-only-sent-the-press-release-two-days-ago
BALLADES MECHANIQUES (ver 1.0) story machine at
Big Bear Cafe
(1700 1st St NW - that's 1st & R, near Florida Ave if that helps)
a fabulous place that serves up the fantastic coffee by Counter Culture
OCTOBER 8-14, 2007.
Café hours: M-F, 7a-9p; Sa, 7:30a-6p; Su 9a-5p.
Play a play, or seven, for free. Donations are graciously accepted.


What pray tell is this gadgetry of alleged theatrical association?
Well, best if you came on down to this super-chill cafe and find out for yourself!

We will be having a low-key-post-opening fete at Big Bear Cafe on Tuesday, Oct 9th at 6pm .
The wee rations of champagne's on us, but coffee (and you know you want some!) and such intoxicating beverages as well-made mochas, lattes and mighty leaf teas are available at the cafe! Support us by supporting them too!

Ok, the real answer, if you really need one...

Made entirely of found and salvaged materials, BALLADES MECHANIQUE (ver 1.0) is a Rube Goldberg-inspired machine that fashions an individual sensory experience of the play for the audience member/user. The user selects a story, thus activating the machine and the experience. The plays are primarily performed with the assistance of digital video, which re-imagines the stories with animations and puppets, creating an aural/visual accompanist to Suzan-Lori Parks' rhythmically distinct and intensely succinct writing. Video is also used to instruct the user on how to discover the stories that require the assistance of the viewer, who manipulates hand cranks, buttons, switches and such to dispense the stories. banished? concept is hugely playful and borrows liberally from the Dadaist movement in its interpretation of its seven plays. The aim was to create a way of telling stories – an age-old practice and intrinsic human need – using a method that expressed a complex, multi-layered vision of the human being persevering in an irrevocably technological world.

Hope you can catch it!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Theatre in Bloomingdale.

banished? productions has announced a production of their "play machine," Balade Mechanique (ver. 1.0)at Big Bear Cafe from Monday October 8th through Sunday October 13th.


It's part of the city-wide Susan Lori Parks' 365 series. The machine will do 7 of the plays.

admission is whatever you'd like to donate.
7-9 PM at the big bear cafe.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Post nods to Bloomingdale



Change is Clear

the article is a little spotlight on bloomingdale and mentions the change in neighborhood markets north of rhode island avenue.

it has a nice picture of Windows, as well.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Showtime Barbershop and Salon

From ANC 5C04 Commissioner John Salatti:

It's SHOWTIME! Showtime Barbershop and Salon, that is.

Last week, I went over to 113 Rhode Island Avenue NW to meet the owner, Sean Wiggins, and welcome him to Bloomingdale. Well, let me tell you the pleasure was all mine. Sean and Showtime are going to be a real asset to Bloomingdale. He hasn't even been here a month and he is already thinking about ways he can help the community, especially the young people. Now, his focus is not surprising since he is a graduate of McKinley Tech, just a hail-mary pass away from Sean's shop. So he and I will be talking in the next few months about what he can do.

But not only is he going to be lending a hand to the neighborhood, Sean is offering the neighborhood several specials for the month of October:

WOMEN: Shampoo, Conditioning Treatment, Trim, and Blowout for $30 (by appointment only)

MEN: Haircut for $10; Taper cut for $14 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays only)

Those are tremendous gifts to the neighborhood. Showtime is open Tuesday through Friday 7:00 to 7:00, Saturday from 7:00 to 5:00, and Sunday from 7:00 to 3:00. And for appointments, please call the shop at 232-2971 or Sean's cell at 391-8269.

So please support this new business, I can assure that I will be in Sean's chair this coming Tuesday.

John T. Salatti
Commissioner, ANC 5C04
Vice Chair, ANC 5C
(202) 986-2592
"Together, Building a Better Bloomingdale"

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Grainger



I saw a sign that Grainger will be locating in the vacant building at Florida and 4th NE.

Though not a local brew like Fragers or even Logan Hardware, i have been to the Grainger up in Silver Spring a number of times for my tool and hardware needs. They have a pretty crazy catalogue too, but not as outrageously large as McMaster Carr.

Anyway, its good to have a store close by that i'm sure i'll use.

movie night in bloomingdale

All Nations Baptist Church
2001 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Youth MInistry presents a
"Free Movie"

Friday, September 28, 2007
6:30 pm

"AKEELAH and the BEE"
A precocious eleven-year-old girl, Akeelah Anderson, from south Los Angeles, is discovered to have a talent for words. In spite of the objections of her mother Wanda, Akeelah enters a spelling contest. Her gift takes her to compete in the National Spelling Bee, the most famous competition of its kind in the world. On the way, she is helped by a forthright, mysterious teacher, Dr. Larabee, and other members of her community.

"REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED! POPCORN!!!"
FRED & VIVIAN DEAN, YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERS
Rev. Dr. James Coleman, Pastor
CALL: 202-832-9591

Thursday, September 20, 2007

a parenthetical bear


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reading series at big bear cafe starts tonight.




reading series at Big Bear starts tonight. 8:00.




CHERYL'S GONE
{a reading series at Big Bear Café}
8:00 PM
Thursday Sept 20
Featuring

Mike Maggio
{author of deMOCKracy, a DC Poet Against the War}

Mike Scalise
{essayist on bad jobs, bad luck, & nyc}

Carolyn Joiner
{poet working with repetition; poet working with repetition; poet...}

Rocky Jones
{singer/songwriter/interior designer}
&, of course, Big Bear will be offering its full menu of food & coffee drinks


big bear cafe
1st and r street nw

Monday, September 17, 2007

windows cafe and market

saw this on a neighborhood email:


Lots of New Items at Windows Market !

What's new at Windows Market at 1st & Rhode Island Avenue NW?

The Abeje's are now carrying these new items:

Medford Farms: Water crackers, stone ground wheat crackers, celery onion snack crackers

Baxter canned soups: Potato & leek soup, fagioli bean & pasta soup, cream of asparagus soup, lobster bisque

De Cecco: Penne rigate, spaghetti, linguini, elbows, rotelle, gemilli, fusilli
Alessi: Aroborio rice, Italian split pea soup, Tuscan white bean soup


Plus: fancy Ritter Sport chocolates, many new cheeses, such as Heluva Good Monterry jack, Richfood New York sharp cheddar, Rosenborg Brie


.... and look forward to announcements about forthcoming wine tasting events at Windows!

photos

a great photoset of neighborhood buildings here

Sunday, September 16, 2007

a new eckington blog

http://eckingtondc.blogspot.com/

a book recommendation

a dear friend, community activist, academic, librarian, writer, artist, arts organizer and general all around genius that i know recommended a book on community building to me.

The Great Neighborhood Book
A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Placemaking
Jay Walljasper, Author
New Society Publishers www.newsociety.com
ISBN 978-0-86571-581-3

It listed on this terrific website.
Project for Public Space

the prince is raising the bar

look at all these posts and video and all!

Prince of Petworth, you're kicking some ass on the neighborhood blog scene.
nice job.

thinking about farmers markets

i went down to the Bloomingdale Farmers Market today and now, while i'm enjoying an awesome heirloom tomato, pesto on "flute" sandwich i'm thinking about farmers markets.

When i was a kid we would only go to farmers markets occasionally. We'd make a special trip to the Union Square Farmers Market in New York, or to small roadside stands for seasonal harvests like apples, or corn, and to a few amish markets. But only a handful of times a year.

I was more interested in the adventure than the produce. All i wanted to eat was a tuna salad sandwich and a yoo-hoo. or pizza and soda.

It wasn't until i went to college that i actually met produce farmers, vegetable gardeners and began to care about the origins of the food i ate. It was then that i began making trips on my own to the few farmers markets that i knew of. and even then, it wasn't that often.

After college, i worked and lived on a Community Supported Agriculture farm in Maryland for 6 months. I ate really really well. We also set up at farmers markets and made deliveries of "shares" of each weeks harvest.

I learned to love farmers markets. After i left that farm, i would often go to farmers markets and roadside stands, but not religiously, more of a ... oh what would i like to do today kinda thing. I used to work at the Shakespeare Theatre and would hit up on the thursday afternoon penn quarter market, and i always encourage my wife to go, since she currently works in that hood.

Now, i try to make it every sunday to the bloomingdale farmers market and want to include it in my regular shopping habits. I love the quality of the produce there and feel that its an important thing to support.

While its pretty small and limited, the stuff available at the market is amazing. the heirloom tomatoes i got today were perfect, and i still can't believe bread line is setting up in our hood. they are simply the best bakery in the city, but the hours and the location of their shop was never convenient for me.

I have hopes that the market will grow and take over the entire street, but in the meantime i'll still do my best to make it every sunday.

I'm glad that establishing farmers markets has been a growing trend
here is the most current list of farmers markets in DC that i could find

Friday, September 14, 2007

a bit on eckington

the DC Urban Metro Diary wrote a post about eckington and noma.

read it here.

{a reading series at Big Bear Café}

CHERYL'S GONE
{a reading series at Big Bear Café}
8:00 Thursday Sept 20
Featuring

Mike Maggio
{author of deMOCKracy, a DC Poet Against the War}

Mike Scalise
{essayist on bad jobs, bad luck, & nyc}

Carolyn Joiner
{poet working with repetition; poet working with repetition; poet...}

Rocky Jones
{singer/songwriter/interior designer}
&, of course, Big Bear will be offering its full menu of food & coffee drinks

todd place condos

todd place condo

Sunday, September 09, 2007

haitian musician/ community bbq event in bloomingdale.


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i was set up at adams morgan day all day today, so i didnt get to attend this community event. A neighbor sent me the photos to post.

i hope all that made it had a good time, and thanks very much to all those that made it out and said hello over on belmont!


kris hammond has a good post HERE.

In Shaw has a take too.

the bloomingdale ( for now) blog has words and snaps too.

Friday, September 07, 2007

big sunday in bloomingdale

Haitian Choral and Orchestral Symphony, and Free Neighborhood Pig Roast!

Sunday, September 9th, Bloomingdale Farmers' Market


We have raised over $500, and we are almost ready for the BBQ. Special thanks to Councilmen Harry Thomas Jr., and Kwame Brown for their support.... and commissioner John Salatti for helping get the money together. This should be a lot of fun.

On September 9th, Les Petits Chanteurs will be performing at the 10am service at St. George's Episcopal Church, and then around 12 noon the group along with the congregation of St. George's will be coming to the Bloomingdale Farmers' Market for the street side Caribbean symphony...

Come this Saturday and help build the fire pit!
It is supposed to be a beautiful day.


Bloomingdale Farmers' Market
10am-2pm
First and R Streets, NW


message from Martha Cherlot from the Embassy of Haiti:

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A Haitian Choral and Orchestral Symphony, and Free Neighborhood
Pig Roast!


Sunday, September 9th at the Bloomingdale Farmers' Market

Come to the Bloomingdale Farmers' Market Sunday September 9th for a free neighborhood Bar-B-Que!

There will be free-range pork and lamb on the grille, vegetables and fruits in the stands, and a full suckling pig roasting in a fire pit!

There will also be music from a group of 50+ choral and classical musicians from Port Au Prince, Haiti, playing with six violins, two violas, two cellos, a double bass, a flute, and a Haitian tambour drum.

Come and celebrate the Bloomingdale
Farmers' Market!

Come and help us thank everyone who has helped make it a reality..

Sunday, September 9th
First and R Streets, NW
10am-2pm

free yoga

Free Yoga in the Park!


Awaken your body and spirit

Saturday, Sept. 8, 3:00-4:30

in the small park at 1st & R Sts. NW

outside the Big Bear Cafe


Last week's yoga class brought out a number of Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park residents at all levels, bringing down dogs, double pigeons, sun salutations and great energy to the park. This Saturday, Bloomingdale yogi Beth Solomon and guest teacher Sean Zimmermaker of Logan Circle offer a challenging yoga practice that that heals, detoxifies and exhilarates the body. Bring a yoga mat and towel, wear comfortable clothing, and get ready to breathe, stretch, and turn on your inner power!

For more information, email Beth at bsolomon@ctnet.com.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

new gallery along florida, ne.

saw this on Mid Atlantic Art News.

Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith have announced the purchase of 1358-1360 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC as the new location for Conner Contemporary Art and *gogo art projects.

The property, a former auto body shop, is a 12,000 sq. ft. complex with two interior levels as well as an enclosed outdoor area for the exhibition of large-scale sculpture, video projections and installations. Conner Contemporary Art and *gogo art projects will occupy the 6500 sq. ft. ground floor space featuring two exhibition areas and a permanent video/sound room. The 4300 sq. ft. second-floor space is currently being developed.


press release from gallery's website

Monday, August 27, 2007

Come to the Bloomingdale Farmers' Market Sunday September 9th for a free neighborhood Bar-B-Que!

A Haitian Orchestral Symphony, and Free Neighborhood Pig Roast!
Sunday, September 9th at the Bloomingdale Farmers' Market

Come to the Bloomingdale Farmers' Market Sunday September 9th for a free neighborhood Bar-B-Que!

There will be free-range pork on the grill, vegetables and fruits in the stands, and a full suckling pig roasting in a fire pit!

There will also be music from a group of 30+ classical musicians from Port Au Prince, Haiti, playing with six violins, two violas, two cellos, a double bass, a flute, and a trio of Haitian tambour drums.

Come and celebrate the Bloomingdale Farmers Market!

Come and help us thank everyone who has helped make it a reality.

Sunday, September 9th
First and R Streets, NW
10am-2pm

Saturday, August 18, 2007

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to paint, clean, plant and beautify the Gage-Eckington Elementary School

It's that time of year again! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Time to paint, clean, plant and beautify the Gage-Eckington Elementary School . Please join us in making it a better place for our community's children to learn and play!

Saturday, August 25th
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3rd and Elm street NW

Some ways we can help:
- Painting the School doors
- Weeding, planting and mulching (Johnsons Flowers has donated annuals and mulch)
- Cleaning up trash and glass
- Sweeping the playground
- Weeding / turning the baseball diamond so it can be used
- Possibly helping to prepare some classrooms

FAMILIES!
There will be a Moon Bounce for the kids, so bring the family.
Dress in work clothes and bring gloves if you have them.

PLEASE RSVP so we have enough materials!
dbryson@mfpdc.com or 202 572 0696

Hope to see you all there