Saturday, September 22, 2018

CANCELLED: Sunday's Back-To-School Bash at the Park at LeDroit - due to the rain forecast

Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:40 PM
Subject: [LeDroitPark] CANCELLED - park back to school event

The forecast is showing a 100% chance of rain so we are cancelling the back to school event. 

Stay tuned for the Falloween Event!

grilled chicken, pulled pork, ranchero beans and more -- at the Sunday BBQ at Big Bear

See this Facebook post:

this Monday: Spark at 12 pig roast -- #seeyouthere

See this tweet:

a week from today: Art All Night in the North Capitol corridor!

See this Facebook post:


five weeks from today: Boundary Stone Bike Ride

See this tweet from Boundary Stone Public House:

Friday, September 21, 2018

for 1634 North Capitol Street NW: concept application and updated floor plans

The DC Historic Preservation Office has posted two large PDFs from the 1634 North Capitol Street NW project developer.

I have provided those two PDFs below.

This project is on the Thursday, 10-04-2018, HPRB hearing agenda.

1634 North Capitol Street NW

150 S St NW on the 09-27-2018 HPRB hearing agenda, while 1634 North Capitol St NW is on the 10-04-2018 HRPB agenda

See this HPRB agenda for Thursday, 09-27-2018, and Thursday, 10-04-2018.

Note that the two first Bloomingdale Historic District HPRB cases are on different days:

Thursday, 09-27-2018: 150 S Street NW
Thursday, 10-04-2018: 1634 North Capitol Street NW

And now you know.

Friends of McMillan Park: Citizens’ initiative to save McMillan Park returns to the DC Court of Appeals on Wednesday, 10-17-2018

See this 09-21-2018 press release from the Friends of McMillan Park:

Friday morning the Friends of McMillan Park issued the following press release concerning their return to court to counter the Mayor's Agent for Historic Preservation's decision earlier this year that would allow the rather imminent demolition of McMillan Park.

Kirby Vining

Friends of McMillan Park

starting next week, Tyber Creek will be open during the day - Tues-Fri at 11 am

See this Facebook post from Tyber Creek:

HPO issues its staff report for 1634 North Capitol Street NW

The DC Historic Preservation Office has issued its staff report for the proposed development of 1634 North Capitol Street NW in the Bloomingdale Historic District.

No renderings are included.

Not sure if this project is still named #TheDenizen.

Here is the recommendation from the end of the staff report:

This staff report will be discussed at the Thursday, 09/27/2018, HPRB hearing.

1634 North Capitol Street NW

HPO issues its staff report for 150 S Streeet NW - "with the condition that the stabilized facade and corner tower be retained as a contributing element to the historic district"

The DC Historic Preservation Office has issued its staff report for 150 S Street NW in the Bloomingdale Historic District.

No renderings are included.

Here is the recommendation from the end of the staff report:

150 S Street NW

history walking tour around the perimeter of McMillan Park -- Sunday, 09-23-2018

See this event announcement from the Ward 5 list:

Join us for a history walking tour around McMillan Park on Sunday, September 23rd at 9:30am (rain date: Sun. Sept. 30th)!

Dear Friend of McMillan Park,
          About a month from now on Sunday, September 23rd, we are planning 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 and May 2018 tours, that were very well attended and enjoyed! The weather likely will be ideal for such a walking tour. 
          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 Café (located at the corner of 1st St. and R St. NW) on Sunday, September 23rd at 9:30am (rain date Sun., Sept. 30th at 9:30am). Light 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 those 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.          


-  The D.C. Court of Appeals overruled the District's plan to
   demolish most of the McMillan  site and put up a huge
   development in a decision dated December 8, 2016 (one
   day after the Mayor's official groundbreaking event for the
   project). The court also remanded a series of questions
   for the Zoning Commission and the Mayor's Agent for 

   Historic Preservation to consider, and hearings were
   held on those questions late last year. Earlier this year
   those two offices issued their final decisions on the
   remand -- siding with the city once again and affirming
   the development project.  So Friends of McMillan Park is
   working right now to bring these decisions -- that we
   obviously disagree with -- back to the D.C. Court of
   Appeals for reconsideration.  No dates for oral arguments
   have been set, and the matter will be presented in two
   parts this time: one court case for the preservation
   aspect, one for the zoning aspect. 


- DMPED/DGS/Gilbane Construction Company has
   commenced historic preservation
 and rehabilitation/
   stabilization work on the regulator houses and the
   sand silos
 in the north and south service courts. We
   are supportive of this work because it's long overdue
   (the site has been a D.C. Historic District since
   1991) and the District is arguably guilty of demolition
   by neglect if it does NOT do this work. No other parts
   of the site are affected by this work. If you see building
   activity on McMillan, that's what it is, and that's
   ALL that it is -- no demolition or construction going on.

- Effective September 9, 2018, Bloomingdale
   is a new historic district, adjacent to but separate from
   McMillan Park Reservoir Historic District,
   see more on that here.  

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 then 213.2690.

three weeks from today: The Nightmare Before Christmas -- #BloomieNights at Crispus Attucks Park -- first of three Friday night Ghoulish Movies in October

Bloomie Nights: Ghoulish Movies in Crispus Attucks Park this October

Bloomie Nights are Back:

Mark your calendar for spooky movies in Crispus Attucks Park

October 12, 19 and 26
Neighbors  ~  Picnics  ~  Movies

Check out our Ghoulish October lineup:
Join us for a free movie under the stars--right in your neighborhood. Come early to meet, mingle, and picnic with neighbors. 
Movies start at 7 pm:

Oct. 12: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Oct. 19: The Goonies
Oct. 26: Hocus Pocus

Bring a blanket or low-to-the-ground chair and of course, all your friends and family! Fido is welcome...on leash, of course.Movie Nights in Crispus Attucks Park are provided by the CADC Board and volunteers; no cost to attend, but donations are welcome.
Come Early ~ Stay Late ~ Enjoy the Show

In the event of inclement weather, the movie night will be cancelled.
Please look for information and/or updates on our website and Facebook.
The movie slated for that night may be shown at a later date if possible.
See you in Crispus Attucks Park!

In addition to hosting movie nights, all maintenance and upkeep of Crispus Attucks Park is paid for entirely by the CADC (an entirely volunteer non-profit organization) and generous friends of the park like you. Please consider donating a little extra this year to fund the reconditioning and re-sodding of the lawn.  
Thank you for your ongoing support

Copyright © 2018 Crispus Attucks Development Corporation, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you expressed interest in Crispus Attucks Park.
Our mailing address is:
Crispus Attucks Development Corporation
23 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001

whoo! Back-To-School Bash at the Park at LeDroit is this Sunday, 09-23-2018

See this tweet:

Thursday, September 20, 2018

PARK(ing) Day 2018 in NoMa -- Friday, 09-21-2018

See these tweets:

call for volunteers for this Sunday's Back-To-School Bash at the Park at LeDroit

Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 3:21 PM
Subject: [LeDroitPark] Volunteers needed for Back to School Bash - Sunday Sept 23 [1 Attachment]

[Attachment(s) from Francesca Blanco included below]


With the rescheduled date we have a new need for volunteers for the Back to School Bash.  If you are available to help with the activities below, please let me know:

Sunday, September 23rd
Set up:  9:00 - 10:00 AM
School Supply Hand Out:  10 AM - 1 PM
Bouncy House Monitoring:  10 AM - 1 PM
Tear Down: 1 - 1:30 PM

it's BBQ Sunday at Big Bear -- grilled chicken, pulled pork, market-fresh veggies plus more!

See this Facebook post:

can you volunteer for the Saturday, 09-29-2018, Art All Night / North Capitol event?

See these tweets:

two weeks from today: Common Good City Farm's Annual Gala Fundraiser "A Night on the Farm"

From: Common Good City Farm On Behalf Of Common Good City Farm
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 1:00 PM
Subject: Celebrate our 10th Anniversary!

A retreat from city life

Join us on Thursday, October 4th from 6:30pm-8:30pm, as our urban farm transforms into an elegant cocktail party where you can enjoy farm-fresh bites prepared by local chefs, tasty libations, farm tours, live music, raffles, and a silent auction.

As a special thank you for being a Market CSA member you can 
Get your tickets now using this link, to save 10%!

Copyright © Common Good City Farm 2018, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Common Good City Farm
PO Box 26030
Washington, DC 20001

Dick Gregory TURN ME LOOSE Story outing: St. Martin's Catholic Church Black & Women's History Ministry --- Friday, 09-21-2018

See this message from St. Martin's Catholic Church:

From: Angele
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 10:16 PM
Subject: Fwd:
B and W Outing Details: TURN ME LOOSE--Friday 9/21@8PM

My apologies...

Attached is a copy of the flyer and the B&W Generic Payment form.

Please submit B&W Payment Form with check or money order payment to:
St. Martin's Church DC



Angele White

-----Original Message-----
From: Angele
Sent: Mon, Sep 17, 2018 9:51 pm
Subject: B&W Outing Details: TURN ME LOOSE--Friday 9/21@8PM
Good Evening: 

Thank you for considering to join St. Martin's Black and Women's (B&W) History Ministry to attend the play:

Turn Me Loose: Dick Gregory Story
Friday, September 21, 2018
8:00 PM
Arena Stage Theater
1101 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC  20024

If already purchased (includes payment with B&W Generic Payment form to Fr. Kelley), you may pick up your ticket in the Theater at the Arena Stage Will Call Window

After 3:00 PM until the start of the show at 8:00 PM
Friday, September 21, 2018
Arena Stage Box Office/Will Call Window

Ask for brown envelope with your first name, last name, and the code: B&W #33

Inside the brown envelope, you should have:

* $50.00 Ticket/s purchased for the play
* FREE Drink Ticket included for each play ticket purchased (~ $10.00 value) 
* Upcoming B&W Activities

Attached is a copy of possible transportation and parking options available near Arena Stage Theater.  If you are unable to open the attachment, please let me know so that I may try to send to you via another mode.


We have ~10 Tickets Remaining...Please Encourage Others to Purchase Tickets to this Event for Continued B&W Success and Future Activities!!!

Please tell those who are interested in purchasing tickets to leave a message with:

Fr. Michael Kelley => 202-232-1144 (St. Martin's Church Office Phone)
Contact me (Angele White) via email ( or text message (202 then 468-1959)

Contact regarding purchase of tickets or any other questions/issues/details should be made to St. Martin's Church NO LATER THAN:

3:00 PM Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thanks for your continued support of St. Martin's Church and the B&W History Ministry!

And Remember...

B&W is for ANYONE Interested in:

 Learning More, Sharing Positive Experiences, Fostering Community, and Encouraging Empowerment! 

Looking forward to seeing you at Arena Stage Friday night!!!


Sincerely,Angele White
St. Martin of Tours Church-DC
B&W History Ministry (email)
202-232-1144 (church office phone)
202-468-1959 (temp cell for texts only)

PS.  Father Kelley is turning 70 years young!  Don't forget to join St. Martin's Church in celebrating his birthday!  The event will take place Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 2PM - 5 PM in St. Martin's Church Pioneer Room (enter through 7 T Street, NW).  Tickets for this Jazz Luncheon cost $20.00.  For more information regarding tickets you may call St. Martin's Church Office at 202-232-1144 or send an email  message to Angele White at (  Thanks again for your continued support!!!  :)