Saturday, October 27, 2018

two weeks from today: History walking tour around the perimeter of McMillan -- through Bloomingdale

From: Kirby Vining
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:28 PM
FOMP: Join us for a history walking tour around McMillan Park through the Bloomingdale neighborhood on Saturday, November 10, 2018

A notice about our planned walking tour on November 10th. 

Thank you! -Kirby


Join us for a history walking tour around McMillan Park on Saturday, November 10th at 9:00am (rain date: Sat. Nov. 17th)!

Dear Friend of McMillan Park,
          About a month from now on Saturday, November 10th, we are hosting another history walking tour through Bloomingdale and around the perimeter of McMillan Park. Once again, we are fortunate to have our neighbor and friend Paul Cerruti leading the tour.  Paul has compiled a tremendous amount of detail about the park and its role in our neighborhood through the years since it was first opened to the public. This will cover a lot of the information presented in history walks we did in 2017, and in our March, May, and September 2018 tours, that were very well attended and enjoyed!  The weather likely will be ideal for such a walking tour.  This will be our final tour for the year.  We hope to have about four tours per year and will start up when the weather gets a bit warmer in March or so, 2019. 
          The tour will showcase McMillan Park, its vistas, unique history, and connection to historic landmarks in the Bloomingdale neighborhood.  The first part of the walk will include information and bonus highlights about the history and development of Bloomingdale, much of it in anticipation of the opening of McMillan Park.
          The tour will last about two hours and will start at the triangular park opposite the Big Bear CafĂ© (located at the corner of 1st St. and R St. NW) on Saturday, November 10th at 9:00am (rain date Sat., Nov. 17th at 9:00am). Light liquid refreshments will be served and a selection of some of our favorite mounted art photos of McMillan Park offered for sale at the end of the tour, as well as some lovely greeting cards of the same photos!
          Please register by sending an email to or calling Kirby at 202 213-2690.  We are limiting the tour to 30 people to ensure all who join it can hear easily and participate fully. So please register early to guarantee that you'll be able to be part of this special day.  

          Kindly note, a suggested donation of $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the event to benefit the Friends of McMillan Park's efforts to save this registered national historic landmark is greatly appreciated.  Even if you are unable to join our tour, please consider a donation to help support these efforts.  You can donate via PayPal or Crowdrise links on the web page,, or in person with cash or credit card with FOMP's Square account on the day of the event. 

- Friends of McMillan Park returns to the D.C. Court of Appeals on October 17th at 9:30am to present oral arguments challenging the District's proposed demolition of the site this fall or winter.  The case has been expedited at our request to assure that the court has a chance to hear our arguments against demolition and, we hope, overrule the proposed demolition.  For more information on our return to court, see this link:   Please join us at court!

Friends of McMillan Park is now a part of the Amazon Smile program, allowing you to directly and automatically donate to the Friends of McMillan Park when you shop on  See this link for more information:
Thank you for your continued interest and support,

John Salatti, Kirby Vining, and Hugh Youngblood
Board of Directors, Friends of McMillan Park, Inc.

If you have any questions, please contact or call 202.213.2690.

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