Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Petworth and Park View

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Petworth and Park View

The Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Petworth will return for a second year, and now includes events in Park View. 

The Petworth Arts Collaborative is sponsoring a two-day event featuring a live mariachi band street procession, altar-making workshops, calavera face painting, a student art show, a traditional ballet folklorico performance and more!

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New burger joint "Burgerim" to open in Petworth

New burger joint "Burgerim" to open in Petworth

File under “Finally,” as it seems the Park Place building on Georgia Avenue is finally getting another tenant in the first floor empty retail spots: a burger joint!

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Fish in the Neighborhood is close to opening, just needs a “push over the finish line”

Fish in the Neighborhood is close to opening, just needs a “push over the finish line”

It was a busy Friday on April 14, 2017 when restaurant owner Bill White turned on the third fryer at Fish in the Neighborhood. The day started out great, cool with sunny weather and customers lining up outside on a Good Friday afternoon to order Bill’s seafood. That fryer, and a moment’s forgetfulness, changed Bill’s life and the fabric of the neighborhood.

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These Petworth businesses made the Washington City Paper “Best of DC” list

These Petworth businesses made the Washington City Paper “Best of DC” list

The Washington City Paper has announced its 2018 “Best of DC” list, and several Petworth establishments are among those to receive superlatives. From praise for Slash Run’s greasy burgers to Timber Pizza and Ruta del Vino, never has Petworth’s growing recognition as a cultural and culinary destination been so evident.

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A Petworth reading list with Walls of Books and Upshur Street Books

A Petworth reading list with Walls of Books and Upshur Street Books

With DC home to many avid readers, myself included, I wondered what wider trends my neighbors were reading. Katie Presley, buyer for Upshur Street Books in Petworth and Pablo Sierra, owner of Walls of Books in Park View, provided a look at what tops our neighborhood bestseller lists and what 2017 trends might shape reading lists for 2018.

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Calm in the Urban Jungle... or "We dig plants"

Calm in the Urban Jungle... or "We dig plants"

Cody Alexander, co-owner of Urban Jungle, shared his love of orchids, succulents and all things tropical during my visit to his store at 2603 Sherman Avenue NW. The former nurse explained his natural tendency to nurture made it easy to transition to opening the business in 2015.

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A Park View holiday flea market & fundraiser goes punk rock

A Park View holiday flea market & fundraiser goes punk rock

On Saturday, November 18th, St. Stephen’s Church on Newton Street will transform into the Punk Rock Flea Market and Fundraiser. with more than 30 vendors selling everything from records to clothes to vegan snacks, all while supporting local non-profit We Are Family. 

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Fish in the Hood launches Go Fund Me effort to help reopen after fire

Fish in the Hood launches Go Fund Me effort to help reopen after fire

This spring a kitchen fire destroyed Fish in the Hood, a popular and venerable restaurant on the Petworth / Park View border. Now, owner Bill White has started a Go Fund Me page to help the restaurant get back on its feet. The Go Fund Me site has raised over $3,000 of its $10,000 goal.

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Halloween events happening in the Petworth area

Halloween events happening in the Petworth area

It's time for another spooky Halloween holiday in Petworth! Below is a list of events happening over the weekend and through Tuesday, October 31st. If you know of an event not listed below, contact Drew.

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Comedy show to support Houston donations at Colony Club, Friday 9/8

Comedy show to support Houston donations at Colony Club, Friday 9/8

Before Irma dumps the ocean on Florida, come out to a special comedy show at the Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave NW) on Friday night, September 8th at 9pm with donations going to support recovery efforts in Houston. 

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Two months after opening, Reliable Tavern heats up Petworth’s cocktail scene

Two months after opening, Reliable Tavern heats up Petworth’s cocktail scene

Is it a cocktail bar? Is it a dive? Or is it a pool hall?

Reliable Tavern General Managers Ben Long and Ben Alt don’t really care what you call it, so long as you’re having fun. 

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Georgia Ave Thrive looks to improve quality of life and bring the Park View neighborhood together

Georgia Ave Thrive looks to improve quality of life and bring the Park View neighborhood together

On the summer evening of July 31, 2015, Derrick Black was shot and killed in the Park View neighborhood. He was 23. The Georgia Ave and Lamont Street Public Safety Task Force formed shortly after to focus on public safety as a response to the murder. 

The citizens and business owners who live and work in the area wanted to work together to figure out the best ways to address public safety and quality of life concerns in the neighborhood. Once the group was able to begin to address the issues in the neighborhood, they began to ask broader questions and think through the kind of community they wanted. What did they value? What did they want to accomplish?

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