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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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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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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DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue for a day for "open streets" and no cars

DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue for a day for "open streets" and no cars

DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue, from Barry Place to Missouri Avenue NW, in October for an “open streets” initiative. It didn’t quite work out the last time the DC Office of Planning tried to do this in Petworth three years ago, so here’s hoping this is better planned and benefits the community.

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Petworth Jazz brings good weather and Cheick Hamala Diabate on the traditional n’goni this Saturday

Petworth Jazz brings good weather and Cheick Hamala Diabate on the traditional n’goni this Saturday

Another final summer month Saturday, another amazing Petworth Jazz Project.

This Saturday, July 27th, the featured performer is Cheick Hamala Diabate, a legendary Grammy-nominated Malian Griot.

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Wednesday music events on Kennedy Street, courtesy of Uptown Main Street

Wednesday music events on Kennedy Street, courtesy of Uptown Main Street

Uptown Main Street, the organization that runs the Kennedy Street Festival and works with local businesses, is hosting a series of summer music shows around the area called Music on Main.” You’re invited to come out, listen to some great local music, enjoy the food and drink at the local restaurants and hang with your neighbors.

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Meeting about updates to the Petworth Recreation Center set for early August

Meeting about updates to the Petworth Recreation Center set for early August

Two years ago the DC city budget had money set aside for renovations to the Petworth Recreation Center. The DC Department of Parks and Recreation held a series of meetings with the community to discuss what those changes could look like, and sent out surveys.

Now, they’re ready to discuss next steps.

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