East of the River

East of the River

09/04/2015 - 5:16pm
Craig Kraft, internationally known light sculptor opens the new metal and glass doors to his freshly renovated studio space on Good Hope Road in the Historic Anacostia Neighborhood.   “I love the energy of the area,” Kraft says,... >>more
09/04/2015 - 10:57am
Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 13 to 19, and the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles is hosting a child car safety seat check on Monday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at its Inspection Station at 1001 Half St. SW.   Along with... >>more
09/03/2015 - 3:16pm
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) have been selected by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) to participate as part of a Living Building Challenge Affordable... >>more
09/01/2015 - 3:12pm
The US Army Military District of Washington brings Spirit of America to the nation’s capital on Sept. 10 to 12, at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C., and Sept. 18 to 19, in Fairfax, Va. The free two-hour show combines traditional military... >>more
09/01/2015 - 12:00am
On Friday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m., at a free event at the Folger, Authors Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim will be on hand to discuss their new book (out next month) Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas. Reception and book-... >>more
09/01/2015 - 12:00am
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating what is believed to be seven (7) vehicles and fourteen (14) persons of interest in connection with the... >>more
08/08/2015 - 4:31pm
Happy 50th to Blues Alley We have heard some memorable music over the years. Remember One Step Down? The Cellar Door? Kilimanjaro? Utopia? Jackie Lee’s? Moore’s Love and Peace? Les Nieces? Mr Y’s? All those and others have passed... >>more
08/08/2015 - 3:28pm
Fourth-grader Jaylen Burroughs is a bright young man who enjoys one sport immensely: swimming. He has excelled in the swim program at Eagle Academy in Southeast thanks to the lessons he learned right before he entered the public charter. Jaylen is a... >>more
08/08/2015 - 2:22pm
Painter and muralist Rik Freeman accepted the East of the River Distinguished Artist Award at a ceremony held at Honfleur Gallery in Anacostia on July 18. Freeman is the fourth recipient of the award, given annually by ARCH Development Corporation... >>more
08/08/2015 - 1:35pm
On Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Anacostia Arts Center will host the second annual East of the River Book Festival, organized by Anacostia resident, author, and pedagogue Courtney Davis. She has partnered with River East... >>more
08/08/2015 - 12:11pm
Efforts to increase access to affordable and nutritious food can be seen in all parts of Wards 7 and 8 through the work of community-based organizations, not-for-profits, and governmental agencies. We see it in initiatives encouraging good nutrition... >>more
08/08/2015 - 11:40am
Woodlawn Cemetery is the District’s most neglected burial ground. Located on Benning Road SE, just past B Street, it is making another attempt at resurrection, and neighbors and all concerned with the history of our city must wish it well.... >>more
08/08/2015 - 10:45am
On Friday, July 24, Project Create officially celebrated the opening of its new home in Anacostia. Located above Mama’s Pizza at 2028 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE and accessed via an entrance on V Street, the nonprofit has transformed... >>more
08/08/2015 - 10:30am
The doldrums of August are nearly upon us, Dear Readers. In the evenings, the thwack of bats sound across the Mall as millennial interns engage in gladiatorial contests. A humid haze obscures that patriotic testament to George's manhood. On... >>more
08/08/2015 - 9:54am
DC has a growing population, with residents choosing to stay in the city because of the many services it offers – school choice from having both charter and DC public schools, new libraries and parks, good public transportation, and more.... >>more