This sounds like fun: the Columbia Heights Initiative is holding their first annual Columbia Heights Night, a holiday festival and fundraiser for the group with a Taste of Columbia Heights food festival, music, a silent auction, drinks and dancing and more! The event is Dec. 2 from 7 to midnight.
The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Columbia Heights Initiative, the nonprofit that organizes Columbia Heights Day and more events. They're also organizing the Columbia Heights Tree Lighting the next night, so this helps fund that too!
Here's more info:
First Annual Columbia Heights Night Set for December 2nd
Neighborhood celebration will additionally raise funds for local growth and pro-business initiatives
WASHINGTON, DC -- October 18, 2016 -- The Columbia Heights Initiative will host its first annual Columbia Heights Night on Friday, December 2nd 2016 from . The inaugural event will celebrate the neighborhood’s diverse businesses and residents, as well as raise money for initiatives that greater enhance and promote commerce within Columbia Heights. Expect a festive evening of food, dancing, live music and entertainment for one of DC’s oldest and most popular neighborhoods.
Columbia Heights Night follows the decade-long success of The Columbia Heights Initiative’s signature event: Columbia Heights Day. Columbia Heights Day draws tens of thousands of DMV residents to the community, while shining a light on local businesses and services. Much like Columbia Heights Day, Columbia Heights Night invites the entire region to explore the best of the neighborhood in one venue, on one evening.
"We’re here to celebrate our incredible partners, residents, businesses, board members, and the many volunteers who help make it all possible. We’ll be raising a glass to some of this past year’s achievements, which include implementing community clean-ups, monthly networking events, and growing the overall support and voice of our local businesses.” Says BrianneDornbush, Executive Director of the Columbia Heights Initiative. “With the success of Columbia Heights Day, our goal is to use Columbia Heights Night as an opportunity to once again brings our neighborhood together to join us as we cast a vision for the future of our organization and the neighborhood of Columbia Heights.”
Highlights throughout Columbia Heights Night include ‘A Taste of Columbia Heights’, which will feature a bevy of popular cuisines from some of the corridor’s most beloved restaurants and food vendors. Cocktails will flow and the dancing will commence with live entertainment and music featuring The Harry Bells. A silent auction loaded with tailored gifts, spa treatments, dining destinations, and more will also be held during the evening. The annual Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza will be held the following day, Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza.
Tickets for the evening are $75 and are 100% tax deductible. A ticket gains access to the event, four (4) drink tickets, an amazing dinner buffet served up by some of Columbia Heights’ best restaurants, silent auction access, and a swag bag full of goodies.
Guests can register and purchase tickets for Columbia Heights Night via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/c
The Columbia Heights Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that celebrates the diversity and unity of Columbia Heights through economic and community development so that all businesses, nonprofits, schools and residents can thrive. The organization strives to promote values of diversity, service, character, compassion and unity within Columbia Heights.
Connect with The Columbia Heights Initiative via the social handles below:
umbiaHeightsInitiative, Instagram & Twitter: @CoHiInitiative