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

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 Last Night's 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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Monday, February 23, 2015

District Source: The Stealth isn't Hiding at Florida & West Virginia

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I have gotten a fair number of questions regarding the construction project immediately south of Florida and West Virginia. It's a four unit condo building, and with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms each these are pretty large condo units. The Stealth takes its name from the site's resemblance to the "v" shape of a Stealth Bomber. More details from District Source.

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You Can Brew It!

Photo by Flickr user Paul Miller. Used under a Creative Commons license

In case you haven't heard, Atlas Brew Works (2052 West Virginia Avenue, Suite 102) is running a pretty cool competition in which they have invited amateur brewers to attempt to "mimic the flavor, aroma, and appearance of Atlas' signature beer, Rowdy." Any amateur brewer who is of legal drinking age and able to provide samples for competition tasting Friday April 10th (to be held at Atlas' Ivy City brewery). Samples will be judged by a panel of industry pros, headed by Head Brewer Will Durgin. The grand prize winner will have the chance to assist with brewing a batch of Rowdy. Email info@atlasbrewworks.com for details and rules.

Need the recipe? Here you go.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bach & Brews at the Atlas


Fabulous worlds collide when All Points West, an eclectic chamber music ensemble "hell-bent on transforming the classical concert back into a fun, social experience" unites with  neighborhood favorite, Atlas Brew Works.  Quench your thirst for two arts at once!  Meet All Points West artistic director, Jessica Zweig, and Atlas Brew Works head brewer, Will Durgin, who will pair classical and contemporary music and locally crafted beers in a fun, unique  exploration of the senses.  Discover the notes, aromas and flavors of the Atlas Brew Works arsenal while listening to a just right musical selection paired for perfection! 

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Streetcar Catches on Fire [UPDATED w/Video]

Here's an awesome video of Saturday night's streetcar fire sent in by Chris Kennedy.

H St streetcar ready for prime time. #hststreetcar #dcstreetcar #dc #streetcar #capitolhill #hstreet

A video posted by Chris Kennedy (@chrisk1122) on

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ABC Board Votes to Continue Summary Suspension of Halftime Sports Bar Liquor License


The following is based on an order from the District of Columbia's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (case: 15-251-00033, order: 2015-049, dated 2/18/2015):

In a devastating move for Halftime Sports Bar (1427 H Street) the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has voted 3 to 2 (one abstention) to continue to the summary suspension of the bar and grill's license until a show cause hearing can be held. Halftime Sports Bar is the H Street Corridor's only operating sports bar (there's at least one more sports bar in the works). It was shuttered by MPD on January 31st of this year following an incident the previous evening in which owner Karl Graham allegedly drew a pistol (an H&K semi-automatic .40 caliber) on a man named Fred Thompson after Thompson reportedly threatened Graham verbally ("...oughta' fuck you up") and made a lunging motion towards him. Thompson was not a patron of Halftime.
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tomorrow Night: Camp at Vendetta


Vendetta's (1210 H Street) hosting CAMP tomorrow night (fun starts at 9:30pm). From the Facebook event page:

Dance the night away in your favorite winter wear! Spandex, scarves, and sweaters are highly encouraged. Still not entirely sure of how to dress? Maybe you should rewatch Johnny Tsunami, brah. Or the Spy Who Loved Me with Roger Moore. Vodka martini, shaken not stirred, please. Let’s steam things up on the dancefloor with two of the hottest DJs in DC – DJ Sean Morris and DJ Deedub! No need to scramble for timbre - there will be plenty of wood and sick beats!

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: #BlackLivesMatter Edition

Detail from work on view at Transforming Anew: Perspectives of Black Men at the Prince George's County African American Museum and Cultural Center

 Thursday, February 19

WPA at Artisphere – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Washington Project for the Arts hosts Asantewa Boakyewa, Kristi-Anne Caisse, Sarah Hanley, and Phyllis Rosenzweig for a curators talk. Join them as they discuss the artists and works featured in SELECT 2015. For more information, click here.

Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.
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Friday, February 13, 2015

Weekend East City Event Round Up

The Sojourner: The Awakened Dream
The Sojourner: The Awakened Dream by Grant Jarvis. Courtesy of Art Impact USA. Jarvis is one of 68 artists showing at Light of our Ancestors on Friday

Weekend East City Event Round Up:

Friday, February 13
Pepco Edison Place Gallery – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Light of the Ancestors, curated by Carolyn Goodridge, encourages viewers to see how the past continues to inspire us today. Sixty-eight artists come together in this exhibition to celebrate the people of the African Diaspora. For details about artists and the exhibition, click here.

 Pepco Edison Place Gallery is located at 702 Eighth Street NW.

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