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!Read More
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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.Read More
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.
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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!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More