Capitol Hill Community

04/25/2016 - 11:26am
Eastern Market’s Spring potluck is on Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m. Little Red and the Renegades, who played for the Al Fresco at Frager’s event a few years ago, will be there playing zydeco. The event will be both inside the North Hall and outside under the Farmer’s Line Shed. All are invited so please pass the word along to friends.    Please bring a dish that will feed 10 to 15 people. Bring your dish before 6:45 p.m., if possible, on the day of (May 3). >>more
04/05/2016 - 12:34pm
Spring weather brings in a new opportunity for rooftop yoga on Capitol Hill starting April 23 with 405 Yoga at 910 Bladensburg Road NE. The yoga team at 405 will host a sunset “Sky’s the Limit” kick-off party for their new rooftop satellite location from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a DJ; sponsor giveaways like yoga mats and clothes from Athleta; drinks from District Juicery; beer from Atlas Brew Works; and of course — outdoor yoga. To sign up, visit www.405yoga.com or visit the... >>more
04/05/2016 - 12:12pm
How do you plant a tree so that it has a good chance of surviving? What’s the difference between a native species and an invasive species? How does a rain barrel work? These are just a few of the questions that some DC students will be pondering this year as a part of their studies. The RiverSmart Schools program(www.doee.dc.gov/service/riversmart-schools) is providing students with an outdoor classroom including schoolyard greening projects that create wildlife habitat, emphasize the use... >>more
04/05/2016 - 11:42am
Folks are starting to talk about Benning Road as a new gateway to downtown DC from the Anacostia Freeway, with visions of high-rises along the way to Florida Avenue and the night life of H Street spilling over to the east along the new trolley line. Whether any of that transpires and how fast is anyone’s guess, but meanwhile there are real things happening along the Anacostia where it crosses under Benning Road. Four new public boat docks are being planned from there north to the DC line... >>more
04/05/2016 - 11:42am
Folks are starting to talk about Benning Road as a new gateway to downtown DC from the Anacostia Freeway, with visions of high-rises along the way to Florida Avenue and the night life of H Street spilling over to the east along the new trolley line. Whether any of that transpires and how fast is anyone’s guess, but meanwhile there are real things happening along the Anacostia where it crosses under Benning Road. Four new public boat docks are being planned from there north to the DC line... >>more
04/05/2016 - 11:12am
Springtime brings the recognition of Capitol Hill Community Achievement awardees, and this year’s honorees are especially numerous. John Franzen, Naomi Mitchell, Patrick J. Coyne, Greg Frane, Luis Granados, and Larry Kaufer will be honored for service to our community at a gala dinner at the Folger Shakespeare Library on April 26. Capitol Hill Village will also be recognized at the dinner. It will receive the $10,000 Arnold B. Keller Award for its increasingly important role in assisting... >>more
04/05/2016 - 10:42am
Does Hill matzah break along partisan lines? Do bitter herbs taste the same from either side of the aisle? Do Hill seder discussions dip more deeply into issues of state? When guests recline, do some lean right and others left?   An informal survey found Hill Jews as disparate as any other bunch in approaching seder content and as united in logistical concerns like, “What does a household of one or two do with five boxes of matzah?” and “Will brisket lovers survive on a... >>more
04/05/2016 - 10:11am
Spring has sprung, and it’s time to get out and enjoy all our area has to offer. Afternoons lounging in the sun, Saturday morning trips to the farmers’ market, and weekend brunches await. Relax & Reenergize at 405 Yoga in Trinidad Mid-November 2015 saw the opening of 405 Yoga (1000 Florida Ave. NE, http://www.405yoga.com) at the corner of Florida and West Virginia avenues in a space previously occupied by a liquor store. When owner Meredith VanSant moved to the neighborhood she... >>more
04/05/2016 - 9:42am
I've been living on the Hill for five years, and through all of the development and construction there's one spot that has remained a constant mystery to me. I'm referring to the triangle park at Ninth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue with its miniature cityscape of abandoned Little Tikes playsets. You've probably seen it and wondered if a toddler was evicted from one of the nearby homes. Parents and nannies bring children to play on this literal island of misfit toys, but how did... >>more