Columbia Heights Oktoberfest Community Party October 3

  Following on the heels of their recent 10th annual Columbia Heights Day, the Columbia Heights Initiative will host another neighborhood-wide event on Saturday, October 3. The Columbia Heights Oktoberfest Community Party will feature a bilingual Children’s Story Time sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Library, children’s carnival games, a free moon bounce, outdoor yoga, and…

Wine and Design, Take Me Away

  Taking a step away from the dusty yet somehow still humid DC summer and into the cool and calm recesses of a museum is one of the pleasures of living in this city of ours.  Getting to spend time decompressing with a glass of wine and a project you don’t necessarily need to do…

Penn Quarter: Do Good…Shopping

Penn Quarter offers two ways to swing into the holiday season: Spy Museum Coat Drive: Help Spy Win the Cold War! Donate a new or gently used coat and enjoy $7 OFF General Admission! The Spy Museum and One Warm Coat invite you to join our first annual coat drive to “Help Win the Cold…

Editorial: NoMa Deserves Engaging, Artist-Driven Public Art

This editorial by Eric Hope first appeared at East City Art.  Plan to attend the community meeting tomorrow (Thursday) evening.  Register here.  The NoMa neighborhood due north of Union Station has seen its share of transformation in recent years as apartment and office buildings replace parking lots. However, that sense of discovery ends abruptly upon entering…

Banned Books Week Celebrates with Black Out Poetry

This Thursday at 7pm, come re-purpose old magazines and newspapers to create poetry and art. Blackout poetry is a form of found poetry created by erasing or covering up pieces of text to make poems out of the remaining words. The library is hosting a number of events discussing issues of censorship for Banned Books Week,…

From the Archives: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

In the dog days of August, we take a break from posting about events and bring you this gem from the archives.   I came to Washington, D.C. eight years ago. I had finished grad school in New York, and D.C. was not on the map until I met my boyfriend, who had found a…

Do More 24: Support a Local Non-profit Today!

Do More 24 brings together nonprofit organizations, companies, and people committed to making a difference on one day to make the National Capital Area a better place for all. It provides an opportunity to showcase the amazing and critical work of nonprofit organizations serving our region. Anacostia Gracious Arts Program (AGAP) provides arts education to inner-city students…