Help make the Celebrate Petworth festival awesome -- become a volunteer!

Help make the Celebrate Petworth festival awesome -- become a volunteer!

The Celebrate Petworth Festival is right around the corner on September 8th. To make this awesome day happen, the team running the festival is looking for volunteers to help with tasks big and small. There's an opportunity for everyone to be involved.


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Featured: 415 Randolph Street condo that looks fabulous

Featured: 415 Randolph Street condo that looks fabulous

Condo #1 is for sale at 415 Randolph Street NW, and if the Galaga video game and the Speed Racer framed picture conveys, I may bid on it!

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Get your jazz fix this summer with free shows at The Parks at Walter Reed

Get your jazz fix this summer with free shows at The Parks at Walter Reed

The last Saturday of every summer month sees the free Petworth Jazz Project at the park at 8th and Taylor. If you're looking for another free, outdoor jazz show that's great for the whole family, The Parks at Walter Reed has a series great jazz shows starting this weekend, Saturday, July 21st from 4-7pm.

The shows are presented by The Parks at Walter Reed, working with Petworth's own local jazzman Tom Pipkin -- which means it'll be a great show for neighbors to come out and enjoy.

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ANC 4C goes after Trump International Hotel's alcohol license

ANC 4C goes after Trump International Hotel's alcohol license

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C passed a resolution at their July meeting supporting a complaint filed with ABRA by seven civic and religious leaders requesting the Trump International Hotel offer proof why it shouldn’t have its alcohol license revoked. The rationale for the license revocation? Trump isn’t a man of “good character,” according to the complaint.


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Draft agenda for ANC 4D July 2018 (updated)

Draft agenda for ANC 4D July 2018 (updated)

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D public meets at the Washington Latin Public Charter School, 5200 2nd Street NW. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30pm.


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List of closed pools & spray parks due to DC Water issues

List of closed pools & spray parks due to DC Water issues

According to the Department of Parks and Recreation, here is a list of the pools and spray parks closed to the DC Water issue. Upshur pool and the Petworth spray park are definitely closed. They should reopen tomorrow (Saturday). Here’s a list…

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Capitol Cider House special opening on Friday, 7/20!

Capitol Cider House special opening on Friday, 7/20!

Capitol Cider House opens for a special Grand Opening Party on Friday, July 20th from 4-11pm, and according to owner Jared Fackrell, you're all invited! Here’s how to get tickets!

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The colors are blooming in Petworth

The colors are blooming in Petworth

Summer has officially begun and Petworth’s gardens have been getting plenty of rain recently, meaning Black Eyed Susans and other colorful flowers are blooming.

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Hamilton shines on Broadway and the Kennedy Center -- try to get tix!

Hamilton shines on Broadway and the Kennedy Center -- try to get tix!

Hamilton in the hottest tickets on Broadway and in any other city it plays. The story of Alexander Hamilton the first Secretary of Treasury is brilliantly  told by  Lin-Manuel Miranda through a combination of glowing lyrics that encompass hip hop, jazz, blues, rap and R&B. The choreography at times is fast moving and high energy with a cast that is predominantly people of color. What a creative way to tell the story! 

Hamilton is currently on a 14-week run at the Kennedy Center through September 16th. If there is any way you can participate in this phenomenon, do it!  

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DPR to turn off spray park at Petworth Playground for maintenance fix

DPR to turn off spray park at Petworth Playground for maintenance fix

The water pressure in the little park has seemed very lackluster this year, and I'm sure this fix is welcome news for many of our littlest neighbors.


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National Zoo wants to reduce entrances from 13 to 3, add security gates. What do you think?

National Zoo wants to reduce entrances from 13 to 3, add security gates. What do you think?

The Smithsonian Institute is proposing to put up vehicle fencing and to reduce the number of entrances at the National Zoo from 13 down to three, and adding security gates up as well.

Greater Greater Washington has put up a petition to get the National Capital Planning Commission to deny the changes.


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Helping to make Petworth a better neighborhood, one festival, jazz show and a few murals at a time

Helping to make Petworth a better neighborhood, one festival, jazz show and a few murals at a time

I know Tom Pipkin pretty well. As a community journalist and blogger, I learn about and get involved in a bunch of different projects that go on in the neighborhood, and many of the best ones have originated with Tom Pipkin. I've never met anyone who has so many cool, creative ideas... some are way out there, others are exactly what's needed. It's how he's turned his ideas into reality for the benefit of the community that make Tom the focus of our next Petworth Change Maker video.

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