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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Councilmember’s Corner: Lemonade stands should be legal for kids

Councilmember’s Corner: Lemonade stands should be legal for kids

I firmly believe that government should promote youth entrepreneurship. The legislation I introduced supports and encourages the entrepreneurial ambition of children across the District and will allow our future tycoons-in-the-making the opportunity to begin their enterprising path to becoming business owners.

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This week's Featured Rental is a house in the middle of Petworth

This week's Featured Rental is a house in the middle of Petworth

This bright and spacious rental townhouse sits in the middle of Petworth at 814 Emerson Street NW, with easy access to the restaurants and activities on Upshur and Kennedy Streets! The house was recently renovated from top to bottom and offers 2,400 square feet of hardwood floors, tall ceilings, modern features, four bedrooms and three and a half baths.

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The Petworth Community Wall mural: Neighborhood icons, with an artistic twist

The Petworth Community Wall mural: Neighborhood icons, with an artistic twist

If you’ve walked by the Petworth Community Wall at 829 Upshur Street in the past few months, you’ve probably seen a mural featuring a few recognizable neighborhood icons like the Petworth Library, public sculptures by Uzikee Nelson and Lisa Scheer. They’re framed, collaged and layered with a cascade of red dots and energetic, abstract marks. The mural pops and catches the eye as you walk or drive down the street.

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June rains bring July flowers to Petworth

June rains bring July flowers to Petworth

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 onion, black-eyed susans, begonias, phlox and more!

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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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