1. Eckington - 100 Years of Capital Traction- a walking tour
Saturday, April 26, 2008
1 pm - 2:30 pm
Meet outside Florida Avenue exit of New York Avenue Metro Station (Red Line), in front of the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) HQ at the corner of N and 2nd Streets, NE. Tour Ends at the Rhode Island Metro Station (Red Line)
Once a tranquil country estate north of Boundary Road, this neighborhood tells the story of Washington's first electric streetcar and maps the expansion of the city along the famous and well worn tracks along the Metropolitan Branch of the B&O Railroad. Visit the former estate of Joseph Gales, Jr., mayor of Washington and publisher of the National Intelligencer and discover neighborhood architectural styles from late Victorian row houses to industrial warehouses.
Led by Brian Kraft and presented by the DC Preservation League (www.dcpreservation.org) and the Eckington Civic Association.
2. 52 O Street NW open Studios
April 26 and 27, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
TWENTY-FOUR ARTISTS, in one building, working in a wide range of media and styles open their studios for a rare glimpse into the process behind their art. This free event provides the visitor the opportunity to purchase artwork and meet the artists in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. Occupying 28,000 square feet, over four floors, 52 O Street Studios is one of the largest and oldest buildings dedicated to the practice of Fine Arts in Washington, DC.
52 O Street Studios is located a short walk from Metro's New York Avenue Red Line stop, amidst the burgeoning North Capitol Street corridor. The artists working here are proud of this historic building, its idiosyncrasies, and the myriad of artists who have created here in the past.
3. Health Information Fair & Fun Day -- Tomorrow
You are invited to a Ward 5 Community Event
Please join us for a health information fair and fund day!
Ebenezer Baptist Church
46 Q Street NW
Saturday, April 26, 2008
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Participating organizations include:
Metro Teen Aids
Unity Health Mobile
Howard University Dental School
Mayor Adrian Fenty's Office of Community Relations and Services
American Kidney Fund
Please join us as we promote good health awareness in our community. Free health screenings will be offered.
For additional information, contact Alice Thompson at 202 - 340 - 7038 or Clinton LeSueur at 202 - 340 - 314.
4. LeDroit Park Entrance Gate Planning Meeting for Mini-Greening Grant
The LeDroit Park Civic Association is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a "Mini-Greening Grant" from Washington Parks & People to install landscaping at the new LeDroit Park Iron Gate at the corners of Florida Avenue and 6th & T Streets NW!!
Please join us for our first planning session at the site on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 10:00 AM. We hope to see you there!
Questions? Contact Andrea Feniak at Feniak-Buchanan @ att.net or 202.986.7680.