Tuesday, September 09, 2014

MOTH Family Fest Sunday 9/14

kids at moth
Photo from MOTH Facebook page

Any of us who have lived around here for any prolonged period of time have noticed the baby boom in our area. I've seen it here in Trinidad, over in Rosedale, down in Near Northeast, & (obviously) in the larger Capitol Hill north area.

Multiple readers have written in asking me to let readers know about the upcoming MOTH (Moms On The Hill event. Details appear below:
Annual community event includes face painters, live music, and raffle

The Moms On The Hill (MOTH) Family Fest will be held Sunday, September 14th, in Garfield Park at 3rd & G Streets SE, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by CSX, Au Pair in America, Lee Murphy, Washington Fine Properties, Meg Shapiro & George Olson RE/MAX Allegiance, National Capital Bank, AtlasVet, COVE, fibre space, John C. Formant Real Estate, Polar Bear Air Conditioning, Traditions Contracting, and South Capitol Smile. (Full list of sponsors and contributions follows this release).

Hill families are invited to join in this annual celebration and enjoy food, games, and other child-friendly activities. Entertainment will include moonbounces, balloon animals, face painting, Turley the Magician, a performance from Tippi Toes, and live music from Mr. Skip, Meadowlark, and Most Wanted. Additional activities for families will be provided by Little Loft, fibre space, Relay Foods, Labyrinth Game Shop, the National Postal Museum, Breathing Space Yoga, and Vida Fitness. A limited supply of food will be provided by local vendors; families are welcome to bring picnics.

The event will also feature a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses, including Metro Mutts, Hill Rag, and Boogie Babes. T-shirts in adult and child sizes will also be for sale. A portion of all event proceeds will go towards the purchase of uniforms for DCPS students through the Homeless Children's Playtime Project.

MOTH Family Fest will take place rain or shine. Admission is free. Additional on the FaceBook.

About MOTH
MOTH is a virtual and real-world community for parents living in the Capitol Hill. To join, send an email to with your name, email address, Hill address, and parent or parent-to-be status.



LUNA MOTH ($3,000+)

GYPSY MoTH ($1,000+)
Au Pair in America * *
Lee Murphy, Washington Fine Properties * *
Meg Shapiro & George Olson RE/MAX Allegiance * *
National Capital Bank * *

MOTH ($500 - $999)
AtlasVet * *
COVE * *
fibre space * *
John C. Formant Real Estate * *
Polar Bear Air Conditioning * *
Traditions Contracting * *
South Capitol Smile * *

CATERPILLAR ($250 - $499)
Grubb's CARE Pharmacy * *
H&Pizza * *
Dr. Tawann Jackson, DDS *
Judi Seiden, GRI, Associate Broker * *
Johnson Law Group * *

FRIEND of MoTH ($100 - $249)
Capitol Hill Yoga * *
Schneider’s of Capitol Hill * *
Union Veterinary Clinic * *

Here are the current boudaries: The boundaries are North and South Capitol to the west, the river to the east, and Florida Avenue - Benning Road to the north. But no one will be checking addresses at the event ;)


Alan Page said...

Sounds awesome. They should add a stroller race. Ha.

Anonymous said...

What about the southern boundary?

Anonymous said...

What is near northeast compared to north capital hill?

Anonymous said...

Yes I have noticed a rise in screaming, unwatched children at restaurants and coffee shops now that you mention it.

Anonymous said...

Title says Saturday - but it looks like this is Sunday the 14th.

inked said...

It is Sunday. Sorry about that.

Anonymous said...

Does DOTH exist, or does MOTH accept dads into their group?

inked said...

Dads can join MOTH.

Jesse said...

Anon 12:21

When you had to put up with Phish Tea as the only sit-down place on Hst, you get to bring your kids anywhere.

emo said...

"on the FaceBook"

Parents are so lame

Anonymous said...

I loved that on the FaceBook part. You do remember that it used to be