Keeping it local this Mother’s Day in Petworth

Keeping it local this Mother’s Day in Petworth

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 13th. There are lots of ways to show your love for mom locally while supporting Petworth businesses. Here's some of the specials local businesses and organizations are offering…

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On Martin Luther King, Jr Day, thinking about local communities, and national issues

On Martin Luther King, Jr Day, thinking about local communities, and national issues

On Martin Luther King, Jr Day, it's a good time to think about how you can contribute to your local community, and what you can do to help DC be a better place for all who live here... and spend some time reading from his works.

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Things to do on New Year's Eve in Petworth (updated)

Things to do on New Year's Eve in Petworth (updated)

Good news for those planning to ring in 2018 in the neighborhood: a flurry of bar and restaurant openings in 2017 means you have plenty of options to get your party on. Petworth has too much going on to do a comprehensive round-up, so we’ve picked the best of the best. Trends this year: lots of nostalgia, fewer kid-friendly options. Here are our top pics:

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Holiday windows light up Upshur Street

Holiday windows light up Upshur Street

On Friday, December 1, Upshur Street lit up for its third annual Holiday Windows display. As night fell, shops and restaurants along the 800 block of Upshur Street gleamed with twinkly lights, holiday decorations, and wintry window dioramas. The decorations will stay up until the first week of January.

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Celebrate July 4th in Petworth with the Old Soldier's Home

Celebrate July 4th in Petworth with the Old Soldier's Home

If you're looking for a family-friendly, food-and-drink-enjoying evening, head over to the Armed Forces Retirement Home (aka Old Soldier's Home) for the 6th Annual July 4th Celebration. This year the evening kicks off at 4pm on the grounds of the Home (enter at Rock Creek Church Rd and Randolph St NW). 

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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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Wreath-laying & cemetery tour at Old Soldier's Home (AFRH) on Memorial Day

Wreath-laying & cemetery tour at Old Soldier's Home (AFRH) on Memorial Day

The Armed Forces Retirement Home is marking Memorial Day with a free wreath laying service and tours of the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery on Monday, May 29th. 

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Thoughts on Mother's Day...

Thoughts on Mother's Day...

Mothers are a special and divine species chosen as the vessel by which life is birth into the world. Tupac Shakur, a very talented rapper/actor, summed it up in a hip hop lyrical prose that said, “You get your name from woman, you get your game from a woman.” To loosely paraphrase, it means that your mother is your first teacher. We all know that the role of teacher and nurturer is a very complex and complicated one, so on this Mother’s Day we salute all mothers. 

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Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hank's Cocktail Bar with a special "(No) Limit To Your Love" menu

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hank's Cocktail Bar with a special "(No) Limit To Your Love" menu

Do you have plans for Valentine's Day? Flowers, candy and a nice card? Dinner plans?

This February 14th, Hank’s Cocktail Bar invites you to order as many drinks as you and your special someone would like from the "(No) Limit To Your Love" menu...

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Chance to win $100 Valentine's Day dinner compliment of Help-U-Sell on Upshur St

Chance to win $100 Valentine's Day dinner compliment of Help-U-Sell on Upshur St

Help-U-Sell realty (843 Upshur St NW) is sponsoring a survey and giveaway for Petworth residents for their favorite restaurants and dishes. When you take the survey, you enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate for a Valentine's Day dinner at a local restaurant. Nice!

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Sherman Circle helps ring in a Happy 2017 (video)

Sherman Circle helps ring in a Happy 2017 (video)

Curtis Gilbert and Chris Rowland helped ring in the new year with a special "ball drop" at Sherman Circle. Pics and video courtesy of ANC 4D Commissioner-elect Amy Hemingway.

 

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New Year's: What's happening where in the neighborhood (updated!)

New Year's: What's happening where in the neighborhood (updated!)

Here’s a look at some of the best New Years Eve goings on in our area. 

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