East of the River

East of the River

08/20/2014 - 12:51pm
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC has extended its deadline for the “Who’s a Washingtonian?” grant program to Sept. 5. Eight $5,000 grants are available for programs that can unite different D.C. demographics on a humanities... >>more
08/15/2014 - 12:11pm
From the Avalon Theatre on upper Connecticut Avenue NW where name plates adorn the back of more than 300 chairs, to Ford’s Theatre where personalized bricks line the downtown sidewalks in front of the National Historic Landmark, an effort to... >>more
08/15/2014 - 11:07am
Thank you George Coleman Many moons ago a young teenager visiting the house of a family friend in Southeast Washington, D.C., was sampling some records one lazy summer day and came across one that said “House Party.” Intrigued, the young... >>more
08/15/2014 - 10:02am
Since opening in 2007, Honfleur Gallery has introduced Washington audiences to a variety of local, national and international artists.  One of the gallery’s signature exhibitions, the annual East of the River Exhibition fulfills ARCH... >>more
08/15/2014 - 9:21am
Every other Sunday since June 8, Ward 7 residents have gathered at Marvin Gaye Park, located at the corner of Division Avenue and Foote Street for Soular Sundays. Created by a group of residents, this event not only brings the community together,... >>more
08/13/2014 - 11:21am
Susana Raab’s imagery could not be more insightful.  Many have tried to explain what makes East of the River so unique from the rest of Washingto,n but few have actually been able to successfully explain it up until now.  Raab’... >>more
08/13/2014 - 10:42am
Fitness doesn’t have to be in a structured class environment. It doesn’t have to cost much. And it doesn’t have to occur indoors. Enjoying physical activity outdoors is a fun, healthy habit that will give you great benefits... >>more
08/13/2014 - 9:33am
Jewels, Gems, and A Gentle Summer Breeze Artisan jewelry artist Natacha Saunders forms intricate “statement” jewelry pieces she calls Queen rings, Princess rings, and cuff links fit for a King. She does it all from a unique starting... >>more
08/11/2014 - 3:25pm
As the supervising attorney for DC Law Students in Court's (LSIC) Criminal Division, Moses Cook gave third-year law students a chance to visit court rooms to handle cases. “One story that gets retold is we were down in the criminal... >>more
08/11/2014 - 2:24pm
“Over the past month, many residents in the Sixth District have reached out to me, Assistant Chief [Diane] Groomes, and Commander [Robert] Contee about the fate of the Sixth District Substation (6D-1) at 2701 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE,”... >>more
08/11/2014 - 1:22pm
In recent weeks there has been increased development activity throughout Ward 8 --- a much anticipated ribbon cutting, Zoning Commission hearings, solicitations released, short lists announced, continued renovation of residential properties,... >>more
08/11/2014 - 12:22pm
All Admissions Directors have the stories. The parents who buy test prep books or hire tutors -- for their three-year olds. It is against the rules, of course, and if the tester suspects something she will write it in the report, but that doesn... >>more
08/11/2014 - 12:21pm
A lottery should be fun, at least the dream of winning big, but betting on what school your child will attend next year is no fun at all. Previous to this year, families applied to public schools and charter schools separately, with different... >>more
08/11/2014 - 12:20pm
Summer is in full swing, but the beginning of the new school year is only days away. In between barbeques and trips to the pool, it’s time to reflect and look forward to what the next school year brings.  There will be lots of changes.... >>more
08/11/2014 - 12:19pm
Since becoming Chairman of the Council’s Committee on Education in January of 2013, I have seen the remarkable promise that exists in our public schools. After engaging in in-depth conversations with educators across our city and visiting 144... >>more