As part of the President and First Lady’s ongoing effort to open the People’s House to as many people as possible, the White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. During this event, visitors can see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and South Lawn of the White House. Additionally, the White House Kitchen Garden-the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden-will be accessible to guests.
Exhibition dates are June 26-Sept. 28. The call deadline is May 10. There will be an opening Reception with Juror on Thursday, June 26 from 6pm to 8pm. The exhibition is open to Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Maryland artists. Original hanging work created in any medium within the past 3 years will be considered. Read more at hillcenterdc.org/home/call-for-entries.
Commissioner Stacy Cloyd (6D02) introduced a motion to send a letter to Tonia Proctor, Supervisory Realty Specialist for the DC Office of General Services (DGS), supporting AppleTree Institute's Amidon Campus moving into temporary spaces at Jefferson Academy's old tennis courts. AppleTree shares space with Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, whose student population increased to the point that they need the classrooms AppleTree currently uses. Therefore, AppleTree proposed moving into portable classrooms at Jefferson Academy until the latter begins renovations in 2016.
There was a robbery at 1:30 p.m. involving a knife on the 1900 block of Benning Rd. NE.
There was a sidewalk knifing on the 1500 block of Maryland NE at 1:25 p.m.
More Information on C Street Burglary
The Wednesday's evening burglary at a home on the 1600 block of C St. SE did not involve a weapon. The thief entered the home through an unlocked door and stole some property.
Police advise residents to keep their door locked at all times.
Hypnotic and haunting, internationally acclaimed singer Concha Buika performed at the Strathmore on April 6. With an evocative voice capable of taking you on a journey to the bottom of her pain and back, Buika makes it clear that she is a lover first and a singer second. Her voice is deep and gravelly and her anguish is real.
As reported in the April 16th Crime Blotter, there were three morning burglaries in quick succession on the 800 block of E St. NE. According to police, a single thief gained access to a residential building and broke into three apartments. Dectectives have obtained images from a newly installed video camera system and hopeful that they will be able to identify a suspect.
Police urge homeowners and property manages to strengthen the doors and door frames of their apartments to deter potential thieves.
An intercollegiate dance competition in its 21st year, the South Asian Society of the George Washington University hosted the epic Bhangra Blowout XXI at Lisner Auditorium on April 5, 2014. Slated to be a show of eight Bhangra dance teams competing from top universities as far as California, a powerhouse GW home team, and Penn Masala, the featured finale act of an award-winning a cappella group, the evening was an outstanding display of Punjabi cultural dance and another wonderful testimonial of American immigration.
You’re bound to be out and about over the weekend taking in the great spring weather and blooms – and if you’re looking for a new place to re-caffeinate and have a quick bite, try Uprising Muffin Company. Donnie Simpson, Jr. has spent the last four years working on his pet project – opening up a coffee shop and fine-tuning his recipes for sweet and savory muffins.
There was a sidewalk purse-snatching on the 600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE at 2 a.m. Police made an arrest shortly after the incident.
More Information on the Events of April 14
The assault with a deadly weapon on the 100 block of P St. SW at 6:12 p.m. that was reported in yesterday's Blotter involved two acquaintances. When the two got into a verbal dispute, one of the individuals attacked the other with a hammer. The victim received minor injuries. An arrest warrant has been issued for the assailant.
On April 14 at approximately 2 p.m., a woman was unloading groceries from the rear of her car on the 200 block of 14th St. NE. She noticed two black males walking northbound towards her from the 100 block. One of the men pointed a black handgun at her. The woman handed over her car keys and backed away. The two men fled the scene in her vehicle. Police arrived on the scene shortly there after.
The DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) is actively recruiting employers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to support Mayor Gray’s 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). SYEP provides six weeks of paid work experience and training to District youth ages 14-21. Employers are needed to provide constructive and enriching employment and training opportunities to District youth.
On April 5th student entrepreneurs from Mr. LaFleur’s business class at Eliot-Hine Middle School and Serve Your City college volunteer mentors sold lemonade to Eastern Market customers in an effort to promote the benefits of entrepreneurship and business development. In its second year in DC, the Lemonade Day Event grew exponentially this year compared to last.
There was an armed carjacking on the 200 block of 14th St. NE at 2:15 p.m.
There was an sidewalk assault with a deadly weapon on the 100 block of P St. SW at 10 p.m.
There was an assault with a deadly weapon at the DC Jail.
There was a pickpocketing on the 1200 block of Fourth St. NE at 2 p.m.
There was an armed burglary on the 1000 block of K St SE at a DC government building at 10 p.m.
There were no cars stolen.
There were thefts:
On Thursday, April 24th, diners across the Washington metro region will join hundreds of thousands of others from across North America to stand up against HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses by sitting down at restaurants participating in this year’s Dining Out for Life fundraiser. More than 100 area restaurants have pledged to contribute 25% to 100% of that day’s proceeds to benefit Food & Friends’ clients living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses throughout the National Capital Region.
The NoMa Parks Foundation announces an international design competition to transform four railroad underpasses in NoMa. The long hoped-for initiative will turn the underpasses at Florida Avenue, NE, and K, L and M Streets, NE, into stunning contemporary art installations, and further strengthen east-west connections in NoMa and to Capitol Hill. Qualifications are due May 9, 2014 and will be followed by a formal RFP issued to qualified entrants. Neighborhood residents could begin to see installation start as early as 2015.
On May 3, 7-9:30 p.m., Rorschach Theatre returns to its “magic in rough spaces” theatrical roots with a one night only, benefit performance at the magnificent Intown Uptown Inn, 4907 14th St. NW, Taking inspiration from the magical world of Lewis Carroll, the twisted suspense of The Shining and the ambiance of the historic building in which the plays are set, a team of playwrights, designers, actors and directors will craft six new works. Each play will be performed in one of the Inn’s rooms, which will have been transformed for this one-of-a-kind event.
DDOT will be conducting a milling and paving operation on Florida Ave. NW, between Georgia Ave. and No. Capitol St., starting on Monday, Apr. 14; weather permitting. This project will require daily nighttime lane closures on Florida Ave. NW in this corridor from 7:30 p.m.-5 a.m., which will last approximately four weeks. Initially, at least one lane of traffic will be maintained throughout the construction area. Access to the adjacent businesses and houses will be maintained. Curbside parking will be restricted during construction hours.
Hill Center Galleries is hosting an open regional juried art exhibition for DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware artists, June 26-Sept. 28, 2014. The show, juried by Philip Kennicott, Art & Architecture Critic of The Washington Post, is now accepting submissions. Deadline is May 10. Complete information and entry is available online at hillcenterdc.org/home/node/call-entries.
In the Capitol Hill Historic District, there are over 8,000 homes, built from the 16th century to the early 1900s. While most people who live here treasure these bits of history that are in their care, a more comprehensive knowledge about a building’s history, style, and age can help develop a deeper appreciation for the importance of properly designed restorations, renovations, and additions.