New theater production at Dance Loft brings Harold Pinter and "Enron" (with a special discount for readers!)

New theater production at Dance Loft brings Harold Pinter and "Enron" (with a special discount for readers!)

Two new shows at the Dance Loft bring indie theater to Petworth. Readers get 10% off!

The 4615 Theatre Company is performing two productions that will run in rotation from August 9th through September 8th: Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL and the DC premiere of Lucy Prebble's ENRON (which is about, yes, the infamous company).

If you’re interested in bold, daring indie theatre, these two productions should be on your calendar.

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DC Stoddert Soccer is expanding their reach into Petworth this fall [sponsored]

DC Stoddert Soccer is expanding their reach into Petworth this fall [sponsored]

The largest non-profit youth soccer organization in DC, DC Stoddert, has announced a new “Juniors East” program that includes Petworth. The program will be nearly identical to DC Stoddert’s already successful “Juniors” program with the one major difference: all practices will take place east of Rock Creek Park.

Learn how your kids can participate!

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Georgia Ave businesses can now RSVP for DDOT's Open Streets meetings

Georgia Ave businesses can now RSVP for DDOT's Open Streets meetings

DDOT and District Bridges are holding a series of six meetings starting August 19th with businesses along the Georgia Avenue corridor who will be impacted by the closure of the road on October 5th for the “Open Streets” project.

If you own a business — or want to be involved — you should plan to attend one of the meetings.

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Attend the 2019 Park Police Citizen's Academy and learn about what they do

Attend the 2019 Park Police Citizen's Academy and learn about what they do

I participated in the US Park Police’s first Citizen’s Academy back in 2016 (their first in a very long time, anyway), and it was a fascinating look into one of DC’s and the nation’s oldest police forces.

The program is open again for participants, and you can apply to attend.

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A look at the proposed designs for the renovation of Petworth playground

A look at the proposed designs for the renovation of Petworth playground

The Department of Parks & Recreation and the Department of General Services held a meeting on Monday, August 5th to share their plans for renovations coming to the playground and splash park at the Petworth Recreation Center.

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Upshur Street celebrates the Summer of Love with fun promotions and discounts

Upshur Street celebrates the Summer of Love with fun promotions and discounts

Saturday, August 17th coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival weekend from 1969. To celebrate the summer of love, some of the businesses are throwing some fun perks and activities.

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Petworth flowers bring flair to close out the summer months

Petworth flowers bring flair to close out the summer months

If you’ve found yourself walking around our beautiful neighborhood admiring the flowers and wondering what you’re looking at, we’re here to help. Welcome to "Petworth Blooming,” our popular series by Steven Feingold featuring some of the most common plants seen around Petworth.

This month we look at canna lilies, blue balloons, hosta, sunflowers and more.

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Photos from July Petworth Jazz Project

Photos from July Petworth Jazz Project

Every summer the music at the Jazz Project gets better and better. This past month’s show was no exception, featuring Grammy-nominated Cheick Hamala Diabate performing with his band. The music was amazing and the crowd was large and happy. And the dancing was great, too.

Here’s some pics from the show!

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Georgia Avenue “Open Streets” event gets some changes

Georgia Avenue “Open Streets” event gets some changes

The DC Department of Transportation’s plan to close three miles of Georgia Avenue for an “open streets” test is set for October 5th. Since the Petworth News articles on the closure raised some concerns, DDOT has agreed to make some changes.

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DC Music Rocks Festival returns to the 9:30 Club on Aug 17th!

DC Music Rocks Festival returns to the 9:30 Club on Aug 17th!

What started as a test of the local indie music scene is now in its third successful year. The DC Music Rocks Festival is returning to the 9:30 Club on Saturday, August 17th with five local DC bands, and seven singer-songwriters and the Musicianship Drumline. It’s an awesome event of music!

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Shop at Safeway this month and they'll donate to Roosevelt High School

Shop at Safeway this month and they'll donate to Roosevelt High School

Roosevelt High School is teaming up with the Safeway Foundation’s third annual School Spirit campaign to help raise funds on behalf of Roosevelt.

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DDOT believes closing Georgia Avenue for 3-miles is good for the community and businesses, forgetting to ask the community and businesses

DDOT believes closing Georgia Avenue for 3-miles is good for the community and businesses, forgetting to ask the community and businesses

The idea of closing a major road to motor vehicles, opening it up to healthy uses for bikes and pedestrians sounds like a cool idea, so DDOT is closing Georgia Avenue for three miles to test it out.

The concern is how DC is doing it.

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