Saturday, May 31, 2008

Farmers Market Tomorrow

Bloomingdale Farmers Market
10-2 PM
First and R NW

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dont forget to hit up Timor Bodega too!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

cool event at big bear



May 29
Bernard Welt (text) & Colby Caldwell (projections)
BLK w/ BEAR (audio art)

Bernard Welt is a fiction writer, poet, essayist, playwright & consummate genre-blurrer. His fiction and poetry have appeared in art catalogs, including Splat! Boom! Pow!, The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art and Raymond Pettibon: A Reader. His essays for the Los Angeles journal Art Issues are collected in Mythomania: Fantasies, Fables, and Sheer Lies in Contemporary American Popular Art.

Colby Caldwell is a DC visual arts fixure and pretty good with a shotgun. Since the late 1980’s, he has had solo and group exhibitions, lectured at various universities and colleges, collaborated with other artists and published catalogues. He has exhibited at the Kathleen Ewing Gallery in Washington, D.C. (1988-1989), the Emilio Navarro Gallery in Madrid, Spain (1992-1993), as well as several times at Hemphill Fine Arts, located in Washington, D.C., where he exhibited [still life] in 2003. Among his many group exhibitions, in 1991 he exhibited “Portraits” in Basel, Switzerland and in 1996, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, Caldwell’s work was shown in an exhibition called “Reimagining the Real”. In 1999, he collaborated with Bernard Welt on Ordinary Eternal Machinery, a video piece. His work was recently selected for inclusion in the 2005 Corcoran Biennial, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D. C.

BLK w/BEAR is JS Adams [loops; turntables; prepared vinyl] and Doug Poplin [cello; effects]. Performances and temporal turntable installations– staged in art spaces across the Metro DC area and in NYC’s Tribeca arts district — include forced physical and electronic looping of altered vinyl recordings, found sound and media decay with manipulated voice synthesis.

Monday, May 26, 2008

THURSDAY, MAY 29 / 8 PM / BIG BEAR CAFE

Cheryl's Gone at Big Bear Cafe
CHERYL'S GONE PRESENTS

ART 3 WAY

WELT / ADAMS / CALDWELL
AUDIO VISUAL LITERARY COLLABORATION
THURSDAY, MAY 29 / 8 PM / BIG BEAR CAFE


Expect some sort of face-melting collaboration between these three DC stalwarts:

Bernard Welt is a fiction writer, poet, essayist, playwright & consummate genre-blurrer. His fiction and poetry have appeared in art catalogs, including Splat! Boom! Pow!, The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art and Raymond Pettibon: A Reader. His essays for the Los Angeles journal Art Issues are collected in Mythomania: Fantasies, Fables, and Sheer Lies in Contemporary American Popular Art.

BLK w/BEAR is JS Adams [loops; turntables; prepared vinyl] and Doug Poplin [cello; effects]. Performances and temporal turntable installations-- staged in art spaces across the Metro DC area and in NYC's Tribeca arts district -- include forced physical and electronic looping of altered vinyl recordings, found sound and media decay with manipulated voice synthesis.

Colby Caldwell is a DC visual arts fixure and pretty good with a shotgun. Since the late 1980's, he has had solo and group exhibitions, lectured at various universities and colleges, collaborated with other artists and published catalogues. He has exhibited at the Kathleen Ewing Gallery in Washington, D.C. (1988-1989), the Emilio Navarro Gallery in Madrid, Spain (1992-1993), as well as several times at Hemphill Fine Arts, located in Washington, D.C., where he exhibited [still life] in 2003. Among his many group exhibitions, in 1991 he exhibited "Portraits" in Basel, Switzerland and in 1996, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, Caldwell's work was shown in an exhibition called "Reimagining the Real". In 1999, he collaborated with Bernard Welt on Ordinary Eternal Machinery , a video piece. His work was recently selected for inclusion in the 2005 Corcoran Biennial, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D. C.

Not to be missed.

the Sale of Single Containers of Alcohol

Ward 5 Roundtable Discussion on Legislation to Govern the Sale of Single Containers of Alcohol

Dear Ward 5 Community Residents and Class A & B Alcohol Licenses:

I will be holding a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 7 pm at the Isle of Patmos Baptist Church, located at 12 Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE. The purpose of the roundtable is to get input from residents and business owners on legislation to govern the sale of single containers of alcoholic beverages in Ward 5.

Legislation has been introduced for Wards 4, 7 and 8 to prohibit the sale of an individual container of the package if the capacity of the individual container is 70 ounces or less, as well as prohibit the division of a manufacturer's package of more than one container of beer, malt liquor or ale.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and concerns on this very important issue.

Sincerely,

Harry "Tommy" Thomas, Jr.
Ward 5 councilmember

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Outdoor Movie In NoMa Tonight! Goldfinger

James Bond Film Festival Continues in NoMa:

“Goldfinger” Thursday, May 22

Washington, D.C., May 21, 2008….The summer-long James Bond Film Festival, hosted by the NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue) Business Improvement District (BID) in Washington, D.C.., continues this week with a free showing of “Goldfinger” on Thursday, May 22 starting at dusk.

The film will be shown outdoors at the intersection of Florida and New York Avenues, N.E. The site is located directly across Florida Avenue from the New York Avenue Metro station on the Red Line and the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) headquarters. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and walk, bike, or take Metro.

On the Fly, DC’s latest craze in street vending, will have its bright green electric vehicle onsite serving great food from some of the city’s favorite local restaurants like Julia’s Empanadas, Rocklands BBQ, and more.

The James Bond Film Festival will be held each Thursday night through August 28, rain or shine, with each film showing preceded by an Odd-job and other Bond character look-alike contest. The film series will take place on the future site of MRP Realty’s Washington Gateway project, a one million square foot mixed-use project that will begin construction later this year. A movie schedule and map are available at www.nomabid.org.

About the NoMa BID:

NoMa is an emerging mixed-use neighborhood north of the U.S. Capitol and Union Station in Washington, D.C. Private developers have invested over $1 billion in 2007–2008 alone, with plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID over the next 10 years. For more information about the BID, including an interactive development map, see the BID Web site at www.nomabid.org.



and of course artomatic is still going on

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

BBQ in the park

See this message from John Corea, President, Crispus Attucks Development Corporation:


Dear Friends of Crispus Attucks Park,

This Saturday, please join us for a BBQ in the park to help us finish consuming all the leftover food and drink from last week's yard sale. And, er, don't dress too nicely, because we'd like you to get a little dirty while you're here! It's another Park Work Day, and we welcome any help you can give, no matter how little or how much. Possible projects this weekend include:

Weeding the Memory Garden and other planting beds
Continuing to install the wooden timber border along the edge of the park
Installing the low fencing and signage to demarcate the dog-friendly and dog-free zones
Planting groundcover in new beds

We plan on starting at 10am, and we'll have the burgers and dogs ready by around 12:30 pm or so. Hope to see many of you there!

Thanks,

John C

important meeting wednesday night

On Wednesday, May 21 and Thursday, June 5, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, the Office of Planning will host meetings for the Neighborhood Investment Fund (NIF) for the Bloomingdale-Eckington NIF area. Both meetings will be held at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church located at 75 Rhode Island Avenue, NW .

The Neighborhood Investment Act of 2004, as amended (NIA) created a non-lapsing, revolving fund outside of the General Fund, called the Neighborhood Investment Fund (NIF). The NIF is funded through an annual appropriation of 15% of a personal property tax, not to exceed $10 million.

The purpose of the NIF is to finance economic development and neighborhood revitalization in 12 targeted areas of the District.

The Office of Planning is partnering with the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development to work with community stakeholders to prepare investment plans for the 12 Neighborhood Investment Fund Target Areas. Please join us for this series of workshops to help determine how best to use the funds for Bloomingdale and Eckington.

NIF is managed by the District of Columbia 's Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. DMPED Website: www.dcbiz.dc.gov

Please contact: Deborah Crain , DC Office of Planning for more information at, 202-442-7615 or deborah.crain @ dc.gov.

Deborah Crain, CPM
Neighborhood Planner,
Ward 5
DC Office of Planning
801 North Capitol Street, NE Suite 4000
Washington, DC 20002
202.442.7615 phone
202.442.7637 fax
email: deborah.crain @ dc.gov

Thursday, May 15, 2008

From Russia With Love, tonight.

NoMa's James Bond Film Festival Showing of From Russia With Love tonight at the intersection of New York and Florida Avenues NE.

The Bond films will be shown each Thursday night, rain or shine, on the site of the future Washington Gateway mixed-use development at the intersection of Florida and New York Avenues, N.E. The site is located directly across Florida Avenue from the New York Avenue Metro station and the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) headquarter

Films start around dusk, 8pm-ish, and please bring a blanket, a low lawnchair, your picnic basket and your wonderful, friendly selves... this event is FREE to the public and is made available to us through the generosity and good community efforts of the NOMA BID and NOMA Businesses .

go to artomatic, go to a movie.

more info here

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Big Yard Sale at Crispus Attucks! this Saturday!

I'll be at the open studio of the washington glass school this saturday, but i would like to encourage everyone to hit up on the Crispus Attucks Yard Sale. This is a wonderful event in a FANTASTIC park. ( if you care to do both.. please come to the glass school event! but definitely Crispus Attucks)
crispus attucks park
Friends of Crispus Attucks Park:

Several of you have mentioned that you were interested in selling at this year's Bloomingdale Community Yard Sale in Crispus Attucks Park, but hadn't signed up because you didn't want to have to haul everything back home that you weren't able to sell.

Well, we have some good news! Mike Pietch, owner of Pietch Moving, is offering to haul to Goodwill items that people don't want to carry back home with them. If you're interested, please just keep a few things in mind:
-CADC will be asking for a small monetary donation (probably about $10) from those who wish to take advantage of this service.
-Goodwill will not accept just anything, so you should be selective in what you bring to the Yard Sale.
-If your unsold items are deemed inappropriate for Goodwill, there will be a dumpster available, however, it has limited capacity, so we cannot 100% guarantee there will be room for everything.
-Leaving any unsold items in the Park or its surrounding alleys or streets is strictly prohibited.
-We'll need you to help load your items into the truck; we don't have enough volunteers to do this ourselves.
-We will not be able to provide you with a receipt from Goodwill for the donation.


We hope this makes it easier for some people to sell this year.

But hurry, the Yard Sale and Health Fair event is THIS Saturday, May 17th. Registering to sell is just $35 -- a bargain since we do all the promotion and advertising for you (including Washington Post, DC North, City Paper, Craig's List, listserves, Yard Sale sites, posters, banners, and flyering around the neighborhood and around town).

For Registration Form and Flyer, visit www.crispusattuckspark.org. Questions, email info@crispusattuckspark.org, or call 202-550-2631.
Thanks!

- John Corea, President, Crispus Attucks Development Corporation


BLOOMINGDALE COMMUNITY YARD SALE!

WHEN: Saturday, May 17th, 8am - 2pm (Rain date: Saturday May 31st)

WHERE: In Crispus Attucks Park, the private community park between the unit blocks of U & V and the 2000 blocks of North Capitol & 1st Sts NW. In the heart of DC's Bloomingdale neighborhood. Access through alley entrances.

The Bloomingdale Farmers Market 2008 !

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The Bloomingdale Farmers Markets resumes this Sunday 10-2.
100 Block of R Street NW


The market will run from 10am till 2pm each Sunday rain or shine, May 18th through November 23rd.

Senior and WIC GET FRESH checks are welcomed

Our theme this year is act Green, lets try to have a plastic bag free market. Please bring reusable bags or recycled store bags to haul the bounty of the Good Earth home. Buying locally grown or raised foods will help to reduce your annual carbon footprint by 11%. Using your own bags will reduce that amount even further. Ask about the new line of compostable single use cups and plates that the Big Bear Cafe plans to use. We are going to start a demonstration composting project at Emery Elementary school using the post consumer waste from the Big Bear.


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who will be there?

Reid will have herb plants for sale
Truck Patch will have free range Pork and great spring salad greens
Bread Line Fresh baked breads


more info will come later in the week.

wanna save $5 on nats tickets?

Partnership for Public Service is offering discounted tickets for Nationals Games.

click here and look in the right margin for info

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

1322-1330 North Capitol Street NW will be Razed

the Bloomingdale (for now) blog wrote about the buildings here.


Look at this post about what will replace them
did you guess condos before you clicked? me too.

Thoron Development’s Dunbar Place, a five-story 29 unit condominium building will fill the space.

Friday, May 09, 2008

rhode island station

here is a post about the development happening at the rhode island avenue metro station

Blood Drive on Saturday

On May 10, from noon until 4 p.m., Artomatic will be sponsoring a blood drive to benefit the Blood Donor Center at Children's National Medical Center. The drive will take place on the grounds of the Capitol Plaza I building, site of this year's Artomatic. The Capitol Plaza I building is located at 1200 First Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002 (New York Avenue Metro stop, M Street exit). Children's National Medical Center will be bringing a bloodmobile to collect donations on-site.
"Artomatic is a community arts event, and this is one of the many ways that we are giving back to our community," said Artomatic artist Kerri Sheehan, who is helping coordinate the blood drive.

Fish Fry DC!

See this message from Jim Berry, President, Bates Area Civic Association:

Dear Neighbors,

I write to remind you that the Youth Services Committee of the Bates Area Civic Association, Inc. is sponsoring another Fish Fry tomorrow afternoon, from 11:00 a.m. until they are sold out of food.. The location of this event is the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 46 Q Street, N.W., Washington, DC. All proceeds from this and other YSC activities will be applied to the implementation of youth programming in the community this summer. If you get a chance and would like a delicious meal, I urge you to give these guys a try. The a reasonable facsimile of the flyer that has been circulated around the community is pasted below. Hope to see you there!

Best,

Jim Berry
Bates Area Civic Association, Inc.


The Youth Services Committee
of the
Bates Area Civic Association, Inc.

-Is Having A -

FRIDAY FISH FRY

Date: Friday, May 9, 2008
11:00 a.m. until Sold Out
-At-

Ebenezer Baptist Church
46 Q Street, NW
Washington , DC 20001

Phone Orders to:
(202) 265-5344 OR (202) 679-3422

Select Dinner Entree

Golden Fried Fish Filets
Whiting $7.00 __
Trout $7.00__
(COMES WITH 2 SIDES))(WHITE BREAD)
Potato Salad; String Beans
___Trout or Whiting Fish ___ $5.00
!!!TAKE OUT - OR- STAY FOR LUNCH!!!

Name______________________
Total_________

!!!Some Deliveries for Advanced Orders!!!

yeah.. i know..

i'm dyslexic. sorry for all my incorrect words this week. its worse when i'm tired.
its why i prefer posting pictures.


heres a picture:
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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

damn! did you feel that earthquake?

me either.
apparently there was one.

what gym do you use?

i need to find a gym.
i'm eyeing the opening of results at city vista in mount vernon triangle as thats an easy walk/ very quick bike ride for me.

where do you go?

art at the bear this saturday

north capitol main streets is putting on a fundraiser at the big bear cafe.




5 Reasons to Attend

NORTH CAPITOL MAIN STREET

"Art at the Bear"

Big Bear Café
Saturday, May 10, 2008
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

1. You'll be supporting small, local business development in Bloomingdale, Eckington and the Truxton Circle Area of Shaw. (Remember when Logan Circle was a "working girl" strip until the community banded together to bring Whole Foods?)

2. You can buy beautiful artwork and photography for your home. (Okay, you've done the renovation, painted the walls, got the new sofa and now you wanna' add a little pizazz?!@

3. You'll enjoy delicious food and wine, mingle with old and new neighbors and elected officials. (Menu prepared by Luciana Cafe on North Capitol, Big Bear Cafe, Timor Market and Windows Cafe.)

4. You can take a chance to win really nice raffle items, like a 37-40 inch HDTV and Mother's Day gifts. (Okay, you can keep the TV for yourself and take mom to brunch.)

5. You'll have a great time out. (And you won't have the long ride home.)
details here

Monday, May 05, 2008

talk of the borf mansion

the prince of petworth comments on the borf mansion here

Dr. No in NoMa. this thursday

this thursday is the start of the james bond film festival in NoMa.

The Bond films will be shown each Thursday night, rain or shine, on the site of the future Washington Gateway mixed-use development at the intersection of Florida and New York Avenues, N.E. The site is located directly across Florida Avenue from the New York Avenue Metro station and the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) headquarter

Films start around dusk, 8pm-ish, and please bring a blanket, a low lawnchair, your picnic basket and your wonderful, friendly selves... this event is FREE to the public and is made available to us through the generosity and good community efforts of the NOMA BID and NOMA Businesses .



more info here

Artomatic 2008 Opening Night!

Artomatic opens Friday night

Noon- 2 AM!


This is the biggest art event DC has to offer and really shouldn't be missed.

Artomatic 2008 space

10 Floors of Art, Music, Poetry, Film, Theatre!
Big Bear Cafe will have a cafe set up. Red Bull and Flying Fish Brewery will have a bar.

Seriously, if you enjoy art and community, come to this event. you will in all likelihood need to come a few times in order to see it all.


Friday, May 9 – Sunday, June 15, 2008

Wednesday 5 pm – 10 pm
Thursday 5 pm – 10 pm
Friday noon – 2 am
Saturday noon – 2 am
Sunday noon – 10 pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

May 9 – June 15, 2008
Capitol Plaza I
1200 First Street, NE
(corner of First and M Streets NE)
Washington, DC 20002
Metro: Red Line, New York Ave., M St exit

My work is on the 7th Floor. When you get off the elevator, turn toward the metro station. you'll see my brand new never before seen concrete and glass panels and new concrete installation!

what could be more fun!

If you are also a neighbor and exhibiting at this event, please mention where your work is in the comment section!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Fenty in Bloomingdale on Friday

Please be advised: Mayor Fenty will perform a walk through with members of the Seaton Pl Community: Friday, May 2, from 2 pm to 3 pm.

Meeting Location: In the alley between Seaton Pl and S St. NW at the end near First St. NW.

Issues to be addressed in the next 30 days before next walk through:

· Speed bumps on Quincy Pl and T St. NW (DDOT)
· Erect Gates in the easements in the alleys between T St. and Seaton and Seaton Pl and S St. NW (DDOT)
· Government actions on the property at 1814 and 1816 North Capitol St. NW (Apartment Building we toured) - (DCRA)
· Remove Latter on the building at 2nd and Florida Ave. (so people can't enter the building at the top) - DCRA
· Provide an update of the nuisance property list (DCRA)
· Remove Graffiti in all alleys between Quincy Pl NW and T St. NW (DPW)
· Continue two Fix-Its per month (MOCRS)
· Remove Abandon Cars on Private (Abandon Auto/ DPW) alleys
· Government Action on the property at 1727 First St. NW (DHCD)
· Continued Police Presence in the Area (MPD)

Thanks,

CBL

Clinton B. LeSueur
Office of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty
Ward 5 - NSC
202-671-0727 - Office
202-340-7141 - Cell
Clinton.LeSueur @ dc.gov