Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cultivate the City Will Host a Free Seed(ling) Swap Sunday 4/22

Pepper seedlings chilling in my basement

If you are anything like me you've been thinking about gardening and what you might grow this year for quite a while. I've been working with a decent beginner set-up for starting seeds in the basement for the past several weeks and I have some baby pepper, tomato, and basil plants to show for it. Whether you've embarked on a similar project, or have just been amassing a collection of seeds, you have a chance to shake up your collection this weekend at Cultivate the City's seed and seedling swap. The free event requires tickets, but spots are still available as of this morning. The seed/seedling exchange will take place from 12:30–1:30pm Sunday at H Street Farms on the roof of W.S. Jenks & Son Hardware (910 Bladensburg Road NE).  Cultivate will pass any remaining seeds or seedlings from the swap on to local school gardens.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day with NASA Thursday & Friday at Union Station


Union Station (50 Massachusetts Avenue NE) will play host to a pretty cool event on Thursday (9am–5pm) and Friday (9am–4pm). Head to the Main Hall for the fifth annual Earth Day celebration with NASA. The event is free and open to the public. Come learn about space and the technology NASA uses with hands on activities and multimedia stories of discovery. Former astronaut Paul Richards  will sign autographs Thursday (12–1pm). Catch a live performance of American folk and bluegrass music by the band Geraldine, which is made up of NASA employees.

The Union Station Redevelopment Corporation will also have a table set up for anyone interested in learning more about Union Station and its architecture and fascinating history. Special guests Sergeant Micah Jones and K9 dog Summer of the Amtrak Police Department will visit from 2–3pm both days. Summer is up for a Hero Dog Award, so come say "Hi" and vote for this outstanding working dog.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Safe Space Jam Fundraiser for Collective Action for Safe Spaces at Atlas Brew Works 4/23

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Collective Action for Safe Spaces will hold their second annual Safe Space Jam fundraiser at Atlas Brew Works (2052 West Virginia Avene NE) April 23rd, 6–9pm.  Individual tickets are $50. One of the Collective Action for Safe Spaces projects is the Safe Bar Collective program, which "trains nightlife staff to respond to harassment and prevent assault."

Friday, April 13, 2018

Donate Gently Used Items to the 3rd Annual Miner Elementary Community Yard Sale

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Miner Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization's Third Annual Community Yard Sale is coming up, and the organizers are currently accepting gently used donations. Items can be dropped off at the school from 8am–6pm Monday–Friday (through April 27th). Just let the security guard at the entry desk know you're there to drop off donations. From there you can deposit your items in the area in the foyer marked “Yard Sale Donations.”

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Vigil for Fallen MPD Officer to Cause Some Traffic Disruption Tonight

If you plan to travel in and around H Street NE this evening you should be aware that the streetcar will temporarily suspend service from 5–8pm and multiple buses (B2, X1, X2, X3 and X9) in the area will detour from 4:30–8:30pm due to a road closure in the 1200 block of H Street NE. The closure is related to a vigil for Officer Jamal Shaw who was killed in a car crash last Friday. Details (from an email sent to a local listserve) are below.

[T]ragedy struck the Metropolitan Police Department last week when Officer Jamal Shaw was involved in a fatal vehicle accident in Prince George’s County while off duty. Officer Shaw joined MPD in May of 2015 and was assigned to the First District.   

Can You Identify this Burglary Suspect?

Security camera images of the suspect

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying this suspect in a burglary that took place early Tuesday in the 600 block of H Street NE. Between 3am and 4am the suspect entered an occupied residence on April 10th and stole some items before fleeing. Luckily, the suspect was caught on camera. If you have information about this crime, or can identify the man in this photo, please contact police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

4th Annual Beer & Cookie Pairing at Little Miss Whiskey's 4/19

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Tickets are currently available for the 4th Annual Beer & Cookie Pairing at Little Miss Whiskey's (1104 H Street NE)  on April 19th (7–9pm). Tickets are $15, which gets you cookies and a 3–4 oz. pour of each of the following beers.

Vanilla cookies w/ caramel & coconut with Shed Mountain Ale
Chocolate covered mint cookies with Founders Porter
Lemon cookies w/ powdered sugar with DC Brau Citizen
Shortbread cookie w/ toffee bits with Stiegl Radler
Oatmeal/peanut butter sandwich cookies with Evolution Rise Up
Chocolate covered graham cookies with creme icing with Aecht Shlenkarla Rauchbier Marzen

This event is associated with DC Metro Girls Pint Out.

Want to Work for a Local Restaurant or Bar?

Bar Elena is among the local spots that recently posted job openings

Yesterday I posted about a job fair coming up April 24th at Shopkeepers for Foreign National, which recruits for various Erik Bruner-Yang associated businesses. But the fact is that a lot of local places are currently hiring. Below are some of the recent postings from craigslist.

H Street
Bar Elena – Line cook (full-time)
Buredo – General manager & shift leaders (full-time)
Le Grenier – Busser/Food runner
H Street Country Club –  Multiple openings: servers (part-time), security staff (part-time), food runners (full-time), brunch hosts
Mythology Lounge – Bartender/Mixologist (part-time)
RedRocks – Bar manager (full time)
The Wydown – Bakers (part-time or full-time), baristas (part-time or full-time), bar director (full-time)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Job Fair at Shopkeepers 4/24


Foreign National (Maketto, Brothers and Sisters at The LINE Hotel, Paper Horse) will host a job fair at Shopkeepers (1231 Florida Avenue NE) on April 24th from 12–7pm. They will hold open interviews for all FOH and BOH positions.

Church & State to Close 4/30


Church & State (2nd floor 1236 H Street NE), which opened in late January 2011, will serve its last cocktails at the end of this month. The bar announced its impending demise on its website and social media.