Capitol Hill Community

02/12/2016 - 7:56pm
On Thursday, Feb. 18, 4 to 7 p.m., the DC Department of Parks and Recreation will host the Multicultural Summer Opportunity Fair 2016.  This Fair, located in the atrium of the Frank D. Reeves Center (14th and U Streets, NW), will highlight (1) Summer Seasonal Employment Opportunities (2) Summer Camp Offerings (3) Sports, Health and Fitness and (4) Free Ethnic Food Tasting and entertainment.   To create awareness on how to access DPR and celebrate the many cultures in the District, DPR... >>more
02/11/2016 - 2:19pm
Game days with The Capitol Hill Village are on the first and third Thursdays of every month, 2 to 4 p.m. The Capitol Hill Village is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Capitol Hill’s senior residents.    Every Thursday night, 6 to 10 p.m., learn new games or play your favorites. They have hundreds of open board games to play. Their game nights are always free and open to the public without RSVP. Labyrinth Games & Puzzles, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.... >>more
02/09/2016 - 4:33pm
The latest Planned Unit Development (PUD) application filed by The Bard requests a rezoning of the area at 501 I Street SW. Despite months of disputes with the local community, the joint venture between the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and Erkiletian Development Company pushed forward with plans to build a 136-unit high-rise for residential, office and artist spaces. The latest plans reduced the height from nine to seven stories. The District currently zones the 36,476-square-foot property... >>more
02/05/2016 - 2:57pm
Green thumbs and gardeners may soon gain new ground on Dila Construction’s new plot at 1200 Potomac Avenue SE. The owners of the renovation company want to offer their neighbors a chance to cultivate on the land outside their new showroom. The vacant building they bought to accommodate their expanding renovation business includes enough front yard space to host 20-30 plots. On Feb. 6 at 11 a.m., the Aslanturk brothers will invite anyone interested in gardening to scope out their site.... >>more
02/04/2016 - 2:55pm
DC General, affordable housing and paid family leave dominated the comments during Wednesday night’s Ward 6 Town Hall at Friendship Chamberlain Elementary on the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue SE.  District representatives including Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange took questions from the community about progress on several areas of concern. Allen highlighted the recent legislation discussed at the DC City Council meeting... >>more
02/03/2016 - 5:09pm
DC Public Library (DCPL) and the city officially launched the Books From Birth program for District children ages birth to five. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen introduced the program in 2015 to support childhood literacy.  Each month, all age eligible children in the District, regardless of family income, will receive a book in the mail from DCPL. This can amount to more than 50 books before a child turns five. Families can sign up for the program on the website >>more
02/02/2016 - 11:42am
The art program at Miner ES (601 15th Street NE) focuses on teaching for artistic behavior. Students are encouraged to explore various media, identify their own interests and develop these interests over time. Their teacher, Nicol Davis, believes “it is essential to provide student artists with many ways to be successful… and to broaden their art experiences by providing many types of materials for creation.” She demonstrates a variety of skills and presents the work of... >>more
02/02/2016 - 11:10am
Students with a knack for history get a chance to explore their community stories in a new club with the Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan. On a recent Tuesday, 26 first to eighth graders  took part in the Thinking Like a Historian club after school as part of the pilot program headed by the Story of Our Schools nonprofit organization in DC.  The club is lead by teachers Lesa Warrick and Mary-Beth Lowery and designed by program founder Jen Harris. With partial funding from DC Public... >>more
02/02/2016 - 11:10am
For the first time in decades, an actual movie house will function in the heart of Capitol Hill. The Miracle Theatre is scheduled to open in late February at 535 8th Street SE on Barrack’s Row, where many Hillites may remember The People’s Church was housed. The principal purpose of the building is to serve as a meeting space for members of the National Community Church (NCC), a locally-based congregation, headed by Lead Pastor Mark Batterson, that has now established... >>more