Friday, September 6, 2019

Things to Do in the Neighborhood This Weekend - Sept 6-8

Summer is winding down, the temperature is FINALLY dropping, kids are back in school... Seems like fall is just around the corner! If you're in town this weekend, here are some exciting events happening around the neighborhood.


Friday, Sept 6th

Art Park Kick Off
Rhode Island Ave

MidCity is hosting a community event at the RIA parking lot this Friday! Bring the family and grab dinner! MidCity, Nonstop Art, the DC Public Library, and The Phillips Collection have formed a partnership to bring free interactive art and technology workshops to community members at their new DCPL container lab in the RIA parking lot. Each month they’ll host a workshop like community mural painting, mixed media collaging, mixed media sculpting, digital collaging, screen printing, etc. 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. 1325 Rhode Island Ave NE. FREE. 


Sip & Thrift at Fia's
Petworth

DJ Rita B is back!! Join the team at Fia's Fabulous Finds for their monthly First Friday's Happy Hour! Enjoy live music, complimentary margaritas and 25% off everything in the store! Now that is thrifting at its best! 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 806 Upshur St NW. FREE. Go here for more info or to RSVP.



Saturday, Sept 7th 

Neighborhood Cleanup & Community Gathering
Park View

Georgia Avenue Thrive volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Georgia and Kenyon. Volunteers will spruce up the streets until about 11:15 a.m. Then we’ll gather at Hook Hall, which was nice enough to reserve us a table for conversation. Additional thanks to District Bridges and the Lower Georgia Ave Main Street; volunteers will be using the brand new, third-generation trash pickers made possible by these donors!
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM. Georgia Ave NW & Kenyon St NW. 


Neighborhood Block Party
LeDroit Park

The LeDroit Park Civic Association is throwing its annual Neighborhood Block Party this Saturday. Thank you to All neighbors and friends are invited to enjoy food, soda, and fun with the whole community!
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. 300 Block of T Street NW. FREE. More info here. 


Sunday, Sept 8th

Adams Morgan Day
Adams Morgan
Stop by the 41st Annual Adams Morgan Day is this Sunday starting at noon and going into the evening! The festival will once again be held on 18th St NW between Columbia Road and California Street, which will be closed off to vehicles for most of the day to accommodate the event. Highlights include a music stage at 18th Street and Columbia Road curated by Songbyrd Music House; a family fun zone with an obstacle courses and games at Marie Reed Elementary; an artists’ market with paintings, prints and photographs for sale; and parties on sidewalks of local businesses. Don’t miss the special Adams Morgan Festival IPA, a collaboration between Atlas Brew Works and Roofers Union, which will be available on tap at neighborhood bars while supplies last. Check out the full list of deals as well as live performance line-ups at the official AdMoDay page. 
12:00 NOON - 6:00 PM. 18th St NW. FREE.

La Fiesta del Barrio
Mount Pleasant

Join the Mount Pleasant neighborhood for the second annual La Fiesta del Barrio presented by La ClĂ­nica del Pueblo. In addition to providing free health screenings, the festival will include dancing, art, music, food, and local vendors all coming together to celebrate the passion and diversity at the heart of Mount Pleasant! Live performances include La Marvela, 123 Andres, Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers, and dance lessons led by Salsa with Silvia
"What are you waiting for? Join us in creating lasting connections - 1 is company, 2 is a crowd, 3 is a party, but 4 is a Fiesta! So grab your friends and let's make memories that last a lifetime!"
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 3166 Mt Pleasant St NW. FREE. Get raffle tickets here



Have an event happening in the neighborhood? Send it to us at newcolumbiaheights@gmail.com 

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