Local astrobiologist and 7th Street rocker David Grinspoon speaks at Loyalty Books on Wednesday the 24th

Local astrobiologist and 7th Street rocker David Grinspoon speaks at Loyalty Books on Wednesday the 24th

Petworth has many cool residents, and I’m particularly fond of Dr. David Grinspoon who lives in our neighborhood and is a world-renowned astrobiologist and writer. He’ll be reading and doing a Q&A about his latest book, Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto on Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm at Loyalty Books (827 Upshur St NW).

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Fox 5 DC to broadcast from Petworth Rec Center Friday morning

Fox 5 DC to broadcast from Petworth Rec Center Friday morning

If yer down with Fox 5 DC, they're broadcasting live from the Petworth Rec Center on Friday morning, starting at 6am, focusing on Petworth. Here’s a rundown of the morning’s interviews and segments…

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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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Petworth Arts asks... "Are You Free in America?"

Petworth Arts asks... "Are You Free in America?"

For their July “First Friday” event on July 5th, Petworth Arts Collaborative is putting on another creative evening, this time with an exhibit titled “Are you Free in America?”

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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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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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“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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It’s "all-you-can-play" at Powell’s Spring Community Carnival

It’s "all-you-can-play" at Powell’s Spring Community Carnival

Powell Bilingual Elementary School is hosting its Fifth Annual Spring Carnival on June 1st from 11am - 5pm — and this year’s event promises to be a ton of fun for kids and adults in the neighborhood.  Plus, you can pick up an “all-you-can-play” wristband ahead of time and not worry about tickets on the day of the carnival!

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Petworth Jazz returns on Saturday, May 25th at 8th & Taylor Park

Petworth Jazz returns on Saturday, May 25th at 8th & Taylor Park

It’s been a long year waiting for the return of the extremely popular Petworth Jazz Project, but the wait is over! The free jazz show at Petworth Recreation Center (8th & Taylor Streets NW) kicks off its 9th year with the season opener on Saturday, May 25th with kids’ music at 6pm with Baba Ras D and then the extremely talented Joe Herrera comes on at 7pm to make your night smooth.

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