East of the River

East of the River

11/21/2014 - 12:00am
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will arrive at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol along First Street, NW on Friday, November 21, at 10 a.m.   This year's tree is a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota. It... >>more
11/20/2014 - 5:30pm
In early January, District students participating in the “DC Kids Ride Free on Bus” program must “tap” their registered DC One Card on the farebox card reader each time to board the bus for free, during the designated program... >>more
11/19/2014 - 1:39pm
The Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative (FSFSC) and Busboys and Poets have announced a partnership that will result in a restaurant and hospitality and culinary leadership training institute in Ward 8 on Martin Luther King Ave., SE. At... >>more
11/18/2014 - 2:59pm
On Tuesday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry will celebrate the season and the spirit of giving at his annual Ward 8 Turkey Giveaway. The Councilmember will distribute over 3,000 turkeys to Ward 8 families on a first-come,... >>more
11/17/2014 - 3:50pm
Mayor Gray and DC Department of Housing and Community Development Director Kelly have announced new regulations for the District of Columbia’s Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Program that will help strengthen the city’s efforts to provide... >>more
11/14/2014 - 9:00am
Thursday, November 13 Olive on Main – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Laurel Arts District Committee (LADC) presents a meet the artist with Racquel Keller. Keller is the fifth artist in this series of rotating showcases featuring original works by local... >>more
11/11/2014 - 12:34pm
Greyson Acquaviva lives a few blocks away from Fort Stanton. Built in 1861, Fort Stanton was built to protect the city, particularly the Navy Yard, from the Confederate Army during the Civil War. “If the Confederates were able to get by that... >>more
11/11/2014 - 12:04pm
Over the summer 8 x 11 sheets of paper with a map outlining the city with “District” running along Eastern Avenue and “Culture” running along East Capitol Street covered the glass door and bay windows of 1922 Martin Luther... >>more
11/11/2014 - 11:31am
“Art is something that brings people together,” says Luis Peralta, visual artist and winner of the 2013 East of the River Distinguished Artist award.  “We may have a lot of differences in our political views, we may have a lot... >>more
11/11/2014 - 10:51am
Daniel Snyder has his finger pointed, commanding you to “Be Honored.” The Washington football team owner is rendered in a 12-foot high, burgundy and gold mural. The artist, Gregg Deal, a member of the Nevada-based Pyramid Lake Paiute... >>more
11/11/2014 - 10:21am
Rahmat honors Idris Charles "Rahmat Shabazz" Woods, the D.C. area-based saxophonist, flutist, bandleader and composer honors Idris Muhammad, known for his “broad, inclusive” funk to swing body of work, this month with a special... >>more
11/11/2014 - 9:51am
Taking in the nostalgia of the transitioning Summer has many joys in DC. However this year I reminisced in a special way with my uncle Christopher McKnight (the youngest of my father Ronald McKnight’s six siblings).  He is a king in his... >>more
11/11/2014 - 9:11am
PHOTO: Panelists discusses the immigration trends in the D.C. metro area of people from the African diaspora over the past two decades at the recently held Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum symposium "Revisiting Our Black Mosaic" co-... >>more
11/10/2014 - 4:13pm
On a beautiful November day, bucking national trends, District voters elected native Washingtonian, Democrat Muriel Bowser the next Mayor of the District of Columbia. Bowser received a total of 80,824 votes. With 53.96 percent of the ballots cast,... >>more
11/09/2014 - 12:12pm
Local health education groups are enlightening parents about the dangers of lead poisoning Can dust interfere with a child’s development and growth? It can if the dust is contaminated with lead.  Each year more than 300,000 children in... >>more