Huge photo gallery from June's Petworth Jazz Project

Huge photo gallery from June's Petworth Jazz Project

The second Petworth Jazz Project of this summer featured the jazz band Colonies, who absolutely killed it that night. The music was great, and if you missed it, well, you're probably not reading this article. If you were there you were treated to a phenomenal show by Baba Ras D for the kids and Colonies after that. See a huge photo gallery!

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DPR makes changes to splash parks and kids' pool due to activism from Petworth community

DPR makes changes to splash parks and kids' pool due to activism from Petworth community

A couple of weeks ago I received a tweet that the kids' pool at the Upshur Pool was closed, much to the consternation of parents. Then again, this weekend, the kids' pool was still closed due to a lack of lifeguards. Then on Saturday, at 7pm during the Petworth Jazz Project, the spray park at Petworth Recreation Center suddenly turned off. It's hot, and kids want a way to keep cool, and parents want a way to occupy their children during the heat of the day.

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Ways to help those affected by the Peabody Street apartment fire

Ways to help those affected by the Peabody Street apartment fire

At 3am on Saturday morning, June 24th, Jenny Gomez woke up to thick smoke and a three-alarm fire raging at her apartment building on the 1300 block of Peabody Street. She managed to get out of the apartment, even as she lost all of her clothes and possessions. One man, a father of a young child at LAMB charter, perished in the blaze.

Learn about options to donate.

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Help plan for the needs of Ward 4 families by taking a short survey

Help plan for the needs of Ward 4 families by taking a short survey

As a Petworth News reader, chances are you live or work in Ward 4. The Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative, a local non-profit that works with families in our area, is conducting a survey of residents, service providers and other stakeholders to help them plan for the changing needs of the Ward 4 community. Take GAFSC's short survey!

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Join the fun at the next Petworth News Shindig party at Homestead!

Join the fun at the next Petworth News Shindig party at Homestead!

Each time the Petworth News Facebook page hits another 1,000 likes I throw a community party, and we’re about to hit 3,000… so it’s time to party, people! Come hang at Homestead on July 15th.

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More about the Kennedy Street Festival on Saturday (with vendor list!)

More about the Kennedy Street Festival on Saturday (with vendor list!)

The Kennedy Street Festival starts at 11am on Saturday, June 24th between 3rd Street and 8th Street NW. There will be tons of great vendors out, along with food trucks, entertainment, kids activities and more. See the full vendor list!

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June Petworth Jazz Project is Saturday the 24th (plus bonus Photo Gallery from May's show!)

June Petworth Jazz Project is Saturday the 24th (plus bonus Photo Gallery from May's show!)

One my personal favorite Petworth activities comes again this weekend with the return of the Petworth Jazz Project to Petworth Park (8th & Taylor St NW) on June 24th.

Plus, see a photo gallery from May's performance.

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Join your neighbors for breaking the Ramadan fast at Sherman Circle

Join your neighbors for breaking the Ramadan fast at Sherman Circle

Hello Petworth neighbors! This week marks the fourth and final week of Ramadan, a very special time for more than a billion Muslims around the world, including many of our neighbors. Along with being a time when many Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, Ramadan is a time for reflection, a re-dedication to bettering ourselves, spending time with family and friends, and … sharing food! A couple of my fellow Petworth friends and I are inviting you all to come out to a potluck iftar, the meal to break the fast each day, Thursday evening, June 22nd 7:30-9:30pm at Sherman Circle around sundown.

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The body of Ariel Espinal found in Maryland

The body of Ariel Espinal found in Maryland

According to news reports, the body of Ariel Espinal has been identified in Allegany County in Maryland.  

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Boozy trends collide at upcoming fundraiser for LiveArtDC

Boozy trends collide at upcoming fundraiser for LiveArtDC

On Saturday, June 24th at 7pm, "LiveArtDC" is hosting a speakeasy-themed fundraiser at Third Floor above Slim's Diner to raise funds for their upcoming production of "Clara Bow: Becoming It," premiering this summer at the Capital Fringe Festival.

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Learn to tell YOUR story at this Petworth Library event

Learn to tell YOUR story at this Petworth Library event

Learn to tell your story from those who already have at the Memoirs Showcase at the Petworth Library this Wednesday, June 21st.

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Kilroy's Cleaners closing on Upshur, new condos on the way

Kilroy's Cleaners closing on Upshur, new condos on the way

In another sign of change in Petworth, long-time business Kilroy's Cleaners (826 Upshur Street NW) is closing up on July 1st and moving to Virginia...

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