Tuesday, July 31, 2018

can you help raise $17,000 for Crispus Attucks Park's Green Campaign ?

Here is the link to this MailChimp message (which includes all of the links and images below).

From: Crispus Attucks Park
Date: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 4:21 PM
Subject: Announcing: The Green Grass Campaign

Donate to our Green Grass Campaign

Let’s face it, the lawn is the most important feature of our park. Every year, the Crispus Attucks Development Corporation (CADC) nonprofit board spends over $8,000 for lawn care and landscaping to keep it beautiful for all.
The park is now more popular than ever before, and the increased wear and tear has taken its toll. There is a plan to correct the damage to the grass, but we need to raise $17,000 to cover the work. Please consider donating a little extra this year to fund the campaign for the soil reconditioning and resodding of the lawn.
The CADC is an ENTIRELY VOLUNTEER non-profit organization. All maintenance and upkeep of Crispus Attucks Park is paid for entirely by the CADC Board and generous friends of the park like you.
Thank you for your ongoing support!

Free Yoga in the Park

Join certified yoga teacher Michelle Bermudez every second Wednesday and last Saturday of the month through October (full schedule below!). Classes are all levels, and the next class is on July 28 at 10:30 am. Check out the full schedule here.

This program is sponsored by Nature Sacred, which supports free classes in public parks throughout the DMV as a way of connecting people to nature through Yoga.
No money or experience necessary for Yoga at the Park!

Just bring your mat!

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Our mailing address is:
Crispus Attucks Development Corporation
23 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Friends of the Park at LeDroit hosting a Back-to-School Blast -- Sunday, 08-19-2018

From: LeDroitPark@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 6:33 PM
To: LeDroitPark@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [LeDroitPark] Back to School Blast - August 19 - Save the date & volunteer recruitment

The Friends of the Park at LeDroit are excited to announce we will be hosting a Back to School Blast on August 19th from 10 AM - noon!

Who:  YOU!
What:  School supply giveaway, storytelling, snacks, little library dedication & more!
Where:  The Park at LeDroit
When:  August 19th 10 AM - noon
Why: To bring our community together and supply children with the tools they need for a successful school year.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Francesca (blanco.francesca@gmail.com

DC Capital Striders at Boundary Stone; Green Hat Negroni at Crisp Kitchen and Bar; one-half price bottle night at Tyber Creek Wine Bar and Kitchen

See these tweets:

Common Good City Farm: Pickles and relishes workshop -- Thursday, 08-09-2018

From: LeDroitPark@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 11:59 AM
To: LeDroitPark@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [LeDroitPark] (EVENT) Pickles and Relishes workshop at Common Good City Farm, Thurs, Aug 9 [1 Attachment]

[Attachment(s) from Josephine Chu included below] 

Hi Everyone,

Join Common Good City Farm for an upcoming event!

Learn to make Pickles & Relishes with The Sweet Farm
What do you think of when you hear "pickle"? Cucumbers, right? But did you know that you can pickle all sorts of summer veggies? From green tomatoes to hot peppers, zucchini to green beans, summer's bounty is full of potential pickles and relishes. Rachel Armistead, co-founder of The Sweet Farm, will guide you through the process of brining and fermenting, using produce from Common Good City Farm, such as cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, and more. Attendees will leave with a how-to guide, a quart of handmade pickles or relish, and the confidence and know-how to continue fermenting all summer long! 

Thursday, August 9 
6 - 8 pm
Common Good City Farm 
300 V St NW

Tomato Party
Thursday, August 16
6 - 8 pm

Saturday, August 25
9 - 11 am


Josephine Chu
Program & Outreach Manager
Common Good City Farm
V Street between 2nd & 4th Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-559-7513 (office)
631-355-2348 (cell)
mailing address: PO Box 26030 Washington, DC 20001 

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rainbow over Bloomingdale

See this tweet from yesterday:

three weeks from today: 5th Annual Battle of the Barrel Aged Beers at Boundary Stone

Have you purchased your tickets yet?

Monday, July 30, 2018

McMillan case #13-14A on the agenda of tonight's Zoning Commission public meeting -- Monday, 07-30-2018

Here is the link to the Zoning Commission agenda below:

Summer open studio at Mango Street (at 52 O Street NW)

Hello neighbors! MangoStreet (our neighborhood imaginarium/art studio for kids) is back with Open Studio time in August.                

From: MangoStreet. A neighborhood Imaginarium <patricia@patriciadesigns.live>
Subject: Summer Open Studio at MangoStreet
Date: July 30, 2018 at 12:50:07 AM EDT
To: patricia <patricia@patriciadesigns.live>

Latency An egg falls. A moment passes. “Uh, oh, mommy!”  You imagine a yellow rocket ship landing with a messy splat.
Latency: the interval between stimulation and response. Cause and effect. Us sending this email, and you reading it. How much time does it take for an idea to grow wings? Mango Street has been on the back burner for a few weeks while we have learned about sensory processing in children, but that simmering has been good for our neighborhood imaginarium. This latency has inspired us. The result? More tools to enliven or soothe our little ones’ senses.

Snapshot of our Sneak Peek: At our Sneak Peek last month kids helped Felix the cat hide within their jumbly drawings, created fantastical monsters on the wall, and painted a multicolored brick road leading to an imaginary city.  Suspiciously life-like, child-sized, footprints in yellow paint appeared along that road! We provided the plan, the tools, and inspiration. They, their imaginations and playfulness. Let the wild rumpus start!

What's coming next? Open Studio Weeks!

Art Exploration. What road should you take if you don’t know where you're going? Take MangoStreet
and enjoy the experience!
Jul 31- Aug 3, Aug 6-10
Times: 10:30-12:30, 2:00-5:00
Note: you can register as a drop-in by the hour, or for a full session

We will have a number of self-directed art exploration activities for children ages 3-6, including sensory, drawing, color-based, and other.  We might even have an activity with no particular cognitive, social-emotional, speech/language, or gross/fine motor skill value (if we can find one!).

Fall curriculum

  • Special workshop:  Spin A Yarn of Kindness
  • Aftercare: children ages 5 to 9, weekdays.
  • Weekend workshops:  Kinetic Art, Exploratory Art, Bestiary Drawing, Selfies with props, others.
  • Have a suggestion?

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Our mailing address is:
52 O Street NW Studio 201
Washington, DC  20001-1028

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

did you know that 100-year-old Therrell Smith's father purchased a rowhouse for a dance studio in Bloomingdale around 1948?

See this tweet:

Family Meals Tonight at Big Bear's Sunday BBQ

Slow cooked ribs, whole roasted chickens, mac and cheese, grilled vegetables from Mountain View Farms of the Bloomingdale Farmer's Market, tomatoes and corn from Garner’s Produce, fruit from Reid’s Orchard - and so much more.


apple butter bbq sauce, a warm tortilla

spicy cucumber salad, mint, sesame seeds

spicy cucumber salad, mint, sesame seeds


(available order together To Go) 

Shelburn Farms aged cheddar macaroni and cheese 

Garner's tomato salad with kale

Mountain View marinated zucchini with chickpeas and basil

Reid's Orchard peach and cucumber salad

grilled eggplant, scallion, and asparagus

Garner's sweet corn 

 Hope you can make it!

why the Bloomingdale Farmers Market is one of the ten best markets in DC

From: "Markets & More" <Markets__More@mail.vresp.com>
Date: July 28, 2018 at 11:23:16 PM GMT+2
To: robin@marketsandmore.info
Subject: Why is BFM one of the ten best markets in DC

Hi BFM fans,

Sunday is a big summer market which means that we will have everything that makes us one of DC’s top ten markets. See: https://washington.org/visit-dc/washington-dc-farmers-markets

Plus our Bike House and our Music at the market.

White peaches,white nectarines, yellow peaches, yellow nectarine, plums, blueberries, blackberries,  Summer apples,
LOTS of heirloom tomatoes this week, lots of cherry tomatoes. WATERMELONS. Cantaloupes. Bicolor sweetcorn, peppers in green, yellow and purple. Cucumbers. Many varieties of eggplants. Green and yellow beans. Red, white and yellow spuds. Squash and zucchini. Green tomatoes,weet potatoes, sweet candy onions, Kale, swiss chard, carrots, collard greens, hot pepper, Basil bunches.. Pastured Pork in all cuts. Eggs.
Clean kraut and Ripping Rosetido kraute. Wasabi pickles, Salsa so Verde and 5 New York Style pickles and kimchi. Local Peach Kombucha, Italian Giardiniera, Summer Dills, Ginger B & Bs.  
Fresh pasta AND SAUCES. Key lime and other Whisked Pies, cookies and quiches. French pastries and breads in loaves and boules and baguettes

Fresh pasturized goat and cow cheeses and aged raw milk cheeses.  Yogurts, quark, ricotta.. 

Produce Plus continues and yes, we have SNAP, WIC and SENIOR Farmers Market Nutrition Program at the market.


Robin,  Ted and our `Produce Plus team