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Friday, July 25, 2014

Little Free Library

I wanted to let everyone know that there is a little free library in the neighborhood.  After seeing these all around I decided to add one to our neighborhood for everyone to enjoy and use.  The concept is simple you build a structure to hold books and anyone can come by and borrow a book or return a book.  They are all over the world and a map is available on the website.  I have submitted mine but it takes awhile for them to add them.  So if you have not been down Ascot Place in a while please feel free to stop by and grab a book.  

Let me know if you have any questions!  Also happy to help if any other neighbors want to add another little free library!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Edgewood Safety Meeting

Good day all;

A rash of robberies; burglaries and shootings have recently hit the Edgewood and surrounding communities hard.

The Edgewood Community has set a meeting date, time and place for dialogue around these public health and safety concerns.


5th District Commander Porter
Lt. Ronald Wright
Representative from CM McDuffie's office
Representative from the Committee of Judiciary - CM Tommy Wells

The meeting will be held on:

Monday-July 28, 2014
From: 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

The host of the meeting:
The Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church Family Life Center
605 Rhode Island Avenue NE-
Conference Room

All are welcome 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Edgewood Neighborhood Potluck on Saturday

Please join!!!  Look forward to seeing everyone and thankful to those that organized!

Bebe, Debbie, Dori & Rob
Join your fellow neighbors in celebrating the 
2nd Annual Edgewood BBQ & Potluck!!  

Once a year we gather as neighbors to invite newbie's and those not so new... to celebrate Edgewood in all its glory...and discuss our community in a friendly & fun environment!

When RSVP'N please state the dish you will be contributing to the Potluck so we get a variety of yumminess!  There is only one grill, if you feel like bringing another one, please do!

**Also, bring your blankets & picnic gearthere are a few benches but not enough for everyone... there is lots of shade in the park so hopefully it won't be a scorcher on Saturday**

Friday, July 11, 2014

Neighborhood Author Book Signing Tonight

Please join if you can or checkout her website to order a copy of our very own Edgewood neighbor's new children's book. I am very excited about having an author up the street and already preordered a copy for my niece. 

The event will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Randle Highlands Elementary School which is located at 1650 30th Street, Southeast in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chez Hareg Catering is OPEN!!!

Great news Chez Hareg is back with a cafe and catering business in the old bakery spot.  The new place is still getting furniture in but don't let that detract you from stopping by and getting some fresh, delicious food!  They are starting with breakfast and lunch this week 10-3 and next week 7-3.  Hours will expand as they see the neighborhood support- so please stop by I promise it is worth it.  Very exciting to have her back with new partners and great food!

Community Meeting at Dance Place

I would like to extend an invitation to the community to participate in conversations about our next project -- transforming the asphalt alley next to our building into an Arts Park! It's very important to us to involve the community in these discussions so we can best meet the needs of our developing neighborhood.
If you would like to join us Tuesday, June 15th at 7pm at Dance Place, we'd love to have you! Additionally, I'd really appreciate it if you could send the attached letter around to anyone else you think might be interested.
Thank you very much! Hope to see you soon! 
Amanda Blythe 
Box Office Manager 
Marketing Assistant 
Dance Place 
3225 8th St NE
Washington, DC 20017 

Saturday, 10 AM: Join us for the Playable Art Community Meeting

Saturday: Join us for the Playable Art Community Meeting


Washington, D.C., July 9, 2014 – Join your neighbors this Saturday to give feedback on the type of artistic playgrounds you’d like to see in NoMa! An initial community meeting will be held Saturday, July 12 at 10 AM at Flats 130 apartments at 130 M Street, NE. The meeting will be about a new playable art sculpture in the neighborhood along the Metropolitan Branch Trail between L & M Streets, NE. The NoMa neighborhood has been selected for the Playable Arts DC project ( to receive an art sculpture that will double as children's play equipment, and the DC Office of Planning, NoMa BID, and the ANC are collaborating on the project.


An international design competition will take place later this year, with installation in 2016.   The process kicks off with this Saturday’s community workshop to allow neighbors, kids, and parents to provide feedback on what kinds of art & play structures they'd like to see here.


Please help spread the word! Coffee and pastries will be provided. Whether you can make it or not, please also participate in the related online survey at


About Playable Art DC

Playable Art DC is a play and place-making initiative of the DC Office of Planning (OP) in partnership with the District Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to bring innovative art-based play spaces to neighborhoods with underserved park space in the District though an international design competition. Playable Art DC promotes the use of art as a means of creating new types of play spaces in areas that are constrained by space, topography, or other barriers like busy streets. Playable Art DC also seeks to engage the whole community in play as a way to promote fitness and exercise and create community landmarks and neighborhood gathering spots. The initiative is made possible by a grant from ArtPlace America.


Playable Art DC builds on Mayor Gray’s playground improvement initiative—a multi-year citywide play space project to evaluate and improve DPR playgrounds—by providing access to play for neighborhoods identified in the Play DC Vision Framework as not well served by traditional parks and open spaces. For more information about Playable Art DC, please visit:


About NoMa
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood nestled among Union Station, the U.S. Capitol, Shaw, and the H Street, NE corridor in Washington, D.C. Over the last several years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block area within the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 16 million square feet of additional office, residential, hotel, and retail space. With a capital investment of $50 million from the District government, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is home to more than 3,900 terrific new apartments, and more than 40,000 people work here each day. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C.  With unparalleled transportation access on Amtrak, VRE, MARC, two Red Line Metro stops, and vehicular access to Interstate 395, visitors, workers and residents can easily travel throughout the region as well as get to New York or anywhere on the East Coast. NoMa has a WalkScore of 92 and offers great biking facilities, including three free outdoor air pumps, the East Coast’s only Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and seven Capital Bikeshare stations. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year, connecting more than 20,000 friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter@NoMaBID and like us on Facebook.



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