Friday, May 21, 2010

dedication of Bloomingdale Court

From ANC 5C04 Commmissioner John Salatti:

WE ARE ON THE MAP!!!!! Open invitation to neighbors to the dedication of DC's newest street: Bloomingdale Court -- Saturday, May 22, 2010.

This Saturday is a very big day for Bloomingdale. During the day, we have the Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Health & Fitness Fair and the Bloomingdale Neighborhood Yard Sale in Crispus Attucks Park.
That evening we will see the very first community camping evening in Crispus Attucks Park (complete with police escort). Please enjoy all those events, and while you are out mingling with neighbors, buying stuff, or picking up sage advice about healthy cooking, please stop in to another major event.

At 11:30, the residents of DC's newest street and I will be dedicating the opening of Bloomingdale Court. After an almost three year effort, we have gone from conceiving the idea of naming the alley that has five residences in it to actually working a bill through the City Council, getting all the logistics through the web of multiple District agencies, and now dedicating the new street. So we have invited several council people (Chair Vince Gray has officially accepted), the Mayor (he may come but will definitely have representatives), DC government staff who were critical to helping our effort, and now you. Yes, you! No celebration like this would be complete without neighbors.

So again, please come out to Bloomingdale Court (the 100 blocks of U and V Streets NW and the 2000 blocks of 1st Street and Flagler Place) this Saturday about 11:30. We will have a bit of ceremony and some refreshments.

Please come and celebrate with us!

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