The Petworth Community Wall mural: Neighborhood icons, with an artistic twist

The Petworth Community Wall mural: Neighborhood icons, with an artistic twist

If you’ve walked by the Petworth Community Wall at 829 Upshur Street in the past few months, you’ve probably seen a mural featuring a few recognizable neighborhood icons like the Petworth Library, public sculptures by Uzikee Nelson and Lisa Scheer. They’re framed, collaged and layered with a cascade of red dots and energetic, abstract marks. The mural pops and catches the eye as you walk or drive down the street.

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June rains bring July flowers to Petworth

June rains bring July flowers to Petworth

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 onion, black-eyed susans, begonias, phlox and more!

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A look at July 4th festivities at the Old Soldiers' Home (AFRH)

A look at July 4th festivities at the Old Soldiers' Home (AFRH)

It’s really not a problem to see fireworks in Petworth. Once 9pm rolls around, the neighborhood skies are filled with all sorts of legal and illegal flying explosives to delight the eye and terrify the dog. (Be sure to keep your dogs safe!)

Every year the Friends of the Soldiers Home and the Armed Forces Retirement Home team up with sponsors to put on a family-friendly event with food, beer, music, games and more. It’s a great place to spend the holiday appreciating your neighbors, and your freedom.

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Life’s going to be a beach in Petworth on July 6th

Life’s going to be a beach in Petworth on July 6th

“Upshur Beach” is going to be a thing, and it’s happening on Saturday, July 6th thanks to Pipkin CreativeArt of Noize and Capital City Hydroponics.

Together, they’re bringing the fun of the beach to Upshur Street complete with music, food, beer and more.

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Petworth Jazz Project is back on June 29th with Janelia Soul

Petworth Jazz Project is back on June 29th with Janelia Soul

June will close out it’s rainy, hot month with a great performance by JaneliaSoul at the next Petworth Jazz Project on Saturday, June 29th, starting at 6pm at the Petworth Recreation Center (8th & Taylor Streets NW).

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Found! — Something to Squawk about: Look out for a lost Cockatoo from Buchanan Street!

Found! — Something to Squawk about: Look out for a lost Cockatoo from Buchanan Street!

“Baby” is a White Goffin Cockatoo that went missing on Sunday, June 16th from near Buchanan Street and Georgia Avenue NW. Baby is white with peach coloring under her feathers and beak, and yellow coloring around. She also a great dancer.

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Get Ready for the Kennedy Street Festival on June 22nd! Here’s details…

Get Ready for the Kennedy Street Festival on June 22nd! Here’s details…

The 6th Annual Kennedy Street Festival is happening on June 22nd from 12-4pm in parking lots and in front of businesses along the the 300-800 blocks of Kennedy Street NW.

Here’s all the details!

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Draft agenda for ANC 4C June 19th meeting

Draft agenda for ANC 4C June 19th meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C meets on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30pm at the Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave NW) downstairs in the large meeting room. Here’s their draft agenda.

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Draft agenda for ANC 4D's June 19th meeting

Draft agenda for ANC 4D's June 19th meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D meets on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 pm at the Washington Latin Public Charter School (5200 2nd St NW). Here’s their draft agenda.

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“By the People” arts & music fest on Upshur on June 23rd

“By the People” arts & music fest on Upshur on June 23rd

Join the Petworth Arts Collaborative on Sunday, June 23rd from 11am-6pm on the 800 block of Upshur as they participate as one of the satellite “pARTners” for the By The People Festival, a free arts and dialogue festival presented by Halcyon.

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Photos and video from May's Petworth Jazz Project

Photos and video from May's Petworth Jazz Project

The first Petworth Jazz Project of the 2019 was, in my opinion, one of the best so far. Baba Ras D led off the night with music for the kids, and boy oh boy do the little people love Baba. The rain stayed away, Timber was slinging pizza, and the spray park was on for kids. And the Joe Herrera Remix was phenomenal.

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First Friday art & music returns to Petworth with an opera at Lincoln's Cottage

First Friday art & music returns to Petworth with an opera at Lincoln's Cottage

Join Petworth Arts Collaborative for this year’s first First Friday, Opera in the Park at President Lincoln's Cottage, Friday June 7th from 6-8pm..

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