A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

ANC 5D Meeting 3/10

Here's the agenda for the upcoming ANC 5D Meeting (edited slightly for spelling).

Public Meeting Fifth District Police Headquarters, 
1805 Bladensburg Rd NE March 10, 2015 7-8:30 pm 
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival Returns Saturday April 25th

The Sixth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival is happening Saturday April 25th (12-8pm). This year's festival features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music with co-headliners Cabinet and Larry Keel Experience and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River, while supporting hands-on education programming provided by Living Classrooms on Kingman Island. The event has grown to become the largest all-local music festival in the National Capital Region, attracting over 13,000 attendees in 2014. This is a family friendly event that is held outdoors (bring sunscreen, water, & bug spray).

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Monday, March 02, 2015

Granville's Takes a (Brief) Mussels Break


For the first time in more than 7 years, there are no Moules on the menu at Granville Moore’s (1238 H Street) tonight. Due to the weather-related mussel shortage on the East Coast, Granville Moore’s will be running a limited menu today and tomorrow. In lieu of Mussel Monday, the restaurant will be offering a special $12 pricetag on their Bison & Veggie Burgers all night long (starting at 5pm).

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Star & Shamrock Celebrates Purim ("the Jewish St. Patrick's Day") with Spring Shenanigans


The Star and Shamrock (1341 H Street) prepares to kick off its first-ever, month-long Spring Shenanigans Simcha Festival, launching this coming Wednesday, March 4th, the first night of the Jewish holiday, Purim. Dubbed by the deli/tavern as “the Jewish St. Patrick’s Day”, this particular Jewish holiday is famously celebrated by being drunk on happiness, with the help of lots of good alcohol. In fact, the Talmud even instructs Jewish people to celebrate the holiday as "yemei mishteh v'simchah, days of drinking and rejoicing" (Esther 9:22). With guidelines like that, this is clearly a holiday for people of all faiths. Staying true to its Irish-Jewish namesake, Star and Shamrock is setting course to mark this “Jewish St. Patrick’s Day” with a Purim Party packed with as much revelry as its upcoming Irish one.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

CP: Sally's Middle Name to Replace Pizza Parts & Service

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The Washington City Paper's Young & Hungry writer Jessica Sidman has details on what exactly is replacing Pizza Parts & Service (1320 H Street). Pizza Parts & Service was the newest venture from the Taylor Gourmet team, but it closed its doors suddenly in early February with only a cryptic explanation of what would happen next.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Clash of Civilizations Edition

Greta Chapin-McGill Dream of 300. Image courtesy Gallery NK

Friday, February 27

Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cultural DC presents the work of Ben Tolman in Civilized at Flashpoint Gallery. Through drawing and sculpture, Tolman attempts to reveal the relationship between the individual and the larger culture in which we reside. For details, click here.

Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Info Session for the Gibbs Redevelopment Project 3/2

Apple....(get ready for this)...on a book!
Photo by flickr user Redwood Photography. Used under a Creative Commons license

When: Monday, March 2nd at 6pm
Where: Rosedale Community Center (1701 Gales Street)
What: A chance to learn about the Gibbs Redevelopment (500 19th Street) project for the future home of two new schools.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Did You Miss the 2/24 TNA Meeting? We've Got Tweets & Audio


Sometimes we just can't make those public meetings. For the benefit of those who weren't at last night's Trinidad Neighborhood Association meeting (or just want to relive the event) I have Storified the tweets from a resident who did attend and linked to a full audio recording of the meeting (from another resident) that is hosted elsewhere. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Trinidad Neighborhood Association Meeting Tonight


Trinidad Neighborhood Association Community Meeting

When: Tuesday, February 24th at 7pm
Where: Trinidad Recreation Center 1310 Childress Street
On Agenda:
Edens Union Market Area Development
Metropolitan Police Department Update
Department of Public Works Update
Please become a member or renew your annual $5.00 membership for 2015.

2 Great Fundraisers for Local Kids: Alchemy of Great Taste & Bright Beginnings 5K

I've got news up two upcoming events to raise money to help local kids (both of these actual events are outside my usual coverage zone, but I making an exception because I feel they impact some families that live around here. One, Alchemy of Great tastes raises money to benefit students at Tyler Elementary on Capitol Hill. The other, the Bright Beginnings 5K helps out an organization working out of of the Perry School in NoMa (1st and M NW). Bright Beginnings serves homeless infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Enjoy a great evening out of food, drink, live music and a silent auction at the Alchemy of Great Taste taking place Saturday, March 14th from 7-11pm at Eastern Market's North Hall. Sample delicious bites (paired with beers and wines) from area restaurants during this casual evening for adults (21 and over). Enjoy a fun-filled evening while supporting Capitol Hill’s Tyler Elementary School students. Go to www.tylerelementary.net/greattaste and secure your ticket now for just $50. Act now and save money. If available, tickets are $65 at the door.

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