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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment

Good afternoon! I hope everyone's keeping warm out there today. The Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment program is going to start accepting applications tomorrow (January 30th). So if you know any young people ages 14-21 who might be looking for work this summer, this is a great opportunity. You can apply online starting tomorrow at this link:

If you have any questions about the program you can contact them by email or phone:

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 

2015 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program

Program Overview

The Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a locally funded initiative sponsored by the Department of Employment Services (DOES) that provides District youth ages 14 to 21 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors.
Mayor Bowser signed the Mayor's Order 2015-037 on January 14, 2015 to rename the program the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program in honor of former Mayor and SYEP founder Marion Barry.
Through SYEP, we strive to provide young people with the opportunity to:
  • Earn money and gain meaningful work experience;
  • Learn and develop the skills, attitudes, and commitment necessary to succeed in today’s world of work;
  • Gain exposure to various exciting career industries; and,
  • Interact with dynamic working professionals in a positive work environment.
Though SYEP is a short-term employment and training program, our goal is to introduce our youth to employers who will positively impact their futures.
Employers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area make this annual program possible by volunteering to serve as Host Employers and providing structured job opportunities for youth during the summer.

Program Dates

This year, SYEP will start on Monday, June 29, 2015and will end on Friday, August 7, 2015.
The six-week program will consist of 29 days of work (Friday, July 3, 2015 is observed as a holiday and youth will not be paid for this day).

Program Capacity

This year, SYEP will provide jobs for District youth between the ages of 14-21 years old, who apply prior to the deadline and complete necessary registration requirements.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HPRB Live Video Webcast January 29 2015

Greetings:   Tomorrow's HPRB hearing will be webcast live at 9:00 am. Citizens may view the hearing at this URL:  Please select "View Live Video".

The agenda and staff reports are accessible on our website at:



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Casey Trees' Stand Up for Trees Class

Casey Trees' Stand Up for Trees Class

What: Stand Up For Trees class
When: Saturday, January 31 at 9am
Where: Casey Trees Headquarters at 3030 12 Street, NE DC
Details: The class is free, open to everyone and lunch will be provided.  All of the information is available here.   (or same info here: )

Learn how to advocate for trees in your neighborhood!  At Casey Trees’ Stand Up For Trees class, you will learn about the state of D.C.’s trees and who the key decision-makers are that help manage trees in public spaces. Then, you will learn effective strategies to engage District officials and agencies in order to help protect (or even increase!) the tree canopy in your neighborhood and across the city.


DC School Applications

Deadlines to apply:
  • February 2, 2015: Grades 9-12
  • March 2, 2015: Grades PK3-8

Get your SY15-16 My School DC School Directories today!
Don’t delay! Submit your request today for SY15-16 My School DC School Directories HERE. It’s free! Directories are available in English and Spanish and contain school profiles for each school participating in the lottery.

Please contact Aryan Bocquet, Parent Engagement Manager, with any questions at (202) 727-9306 or

Check out our new School Finder tool
Families can now search for schools by address, grade or program type. Families can also find their new DCPS in-boundary schools with this tool. Check out the School Finder HERE. Families can email and print their search when complete. The School Finder is available in English and Spanish.

Application assistance available!
We are here to support families through the application process. Families can connect with a My School DC representative for application assistance in the following ways:
  • My School DC Hotline: The Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Staff is on hand to answer questions and help families apply. We are able to assist callers in multiple languages through bilingual staff and telephonic interpreters. Call us at (202) 888-6336. You can also email us at
  • In-person assistance at our Ward 7 Field Office: Visit us at 4025 Minnesota Ave NE Mondays and Thursdays from 5-8PM for application workshops or walk in Monday-Friday. We’re available from 11AM-8PM!
  • In-person assistance at our Columbia Heights satellite office: Visit us at CentroNía located at 1420 Columbia Rd NW on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30-9:30PM for 1x1 application assistance. Spanish language assistance available!
  • Check out our Calendar of Events for additional locations where you can find My School DC throughout the city for application assistance, including neighborhood libraries and rec centers!
Outreach materials in multiple languages
Download our fact sheets and worksheet HERE to help your families navigate the My School DC application process. All are available in English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, Vietnamese, and French.
  • Who Should Apply: This fact sheet explains who needs to submit a My School DC application and who does not.
  • What You Need to Apply: This fact sheet contains important information about what is needed to begin and complete the My School DC application process.
  • Select Your School Worksheet: Families can apply to up to 12 schools on the My School DC application. They will first select their schools and then rank them in their preferred order. The Select Your Schools worksheet helps families organize priorities as they choose schools and helps maintain a list of their preferred schools, in order.

Looking for a job?

The DC Office on Aging shared the following job announcement.  Please forward to any neighbors you feel may be interested.

The D.C. Department of Human Resources has posted the position of Program Evaluator/Statistician, Requisition Number: JO-1412-786 for the District of Columbia Office on Aging. The incumbent initiates and implements plans to strengthen data collection, data analysis and data reporting activities of DCOA.

Incumbent's primary responsibilities for DCOA reporting include: ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness.  Develops approaches and prepares analytical reports using SAS and/or SPSS on performance measures, core indicators and program benchmarks.

Conducts program evaluation for various components of the DCOA, clients' satisfaction surveys and provide professional development assessments, social and small media activities and council hearings, including preparing data collection instruments, keying, analyzing and reporting on evaluation data.

Prepares comprehensive annual DCOA data analysis report of program results and disseminates results in a wide range of venues including publications, dashboards, summaries and special reports for DCOA, its stakeholders, our government liaisons and sister agencies and members of the public.

For complete details or to apply visit and click employment opportunities.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

SMD 5E10 Meeting TONIGHT and Newsletter

Hi Neighbors!  I wanted to send a reminder about tonight's SMD meeting at the Shaed School building from 7-8:30 p.m.  I look forward to see everyone there as there is lots to discuss- Edgewood Recreation Center and Field renovations, retail, zoning, neighborhood watch and more!

I also hope that everyone has had a chance to read their SMD 5E10 newsletter that was delivered yesterday and the day before that.  Many thanks to Mary, Michael, Silas, Jessica, Tom, Sarah, Monique and Adeline for helping to distribute them!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Development Update

Just a glance around Edgewood and you can see all the ongoing construction with developments completing and new neighbors and businesses moving into the neighborhood. I feel like a broken record trying to get these developments to acknowledge that they are in Edgewood! So below are the updates of the developments ongoing in the Edgewood neighborhood for your reading pleasure.

Chancellor's Row (3015 4th Street NE) - 10-acre residential development on St. Paul's campus which began construction Fall 2010. They sold out last year and only ones on the market are being sold by owners. They added a ZipCar and a Capital Bikeshare Station to this location. The remodeling of the triangle park at 4th, Franklin and Lincoln NE has been completed from the community benefits of this project.

Monroe Street Market (7th Street and Michigan Ave NE) - mixed use development that includes approximately 720 housing units, 45 townhouses, and a public square with a college main street with 83,000 square feet of street-level retail, 15,000 square feet of artists' studio space and 850 below-grade parking spaces. They started demolition on the CUA buildings in 2010 and broke ground on November 9, 2011. Right now they are getting close to completion with their 3 buildings renting and the Arts Walk is full.  They have retail open- &Pizza, Potbelly, Brookland Pint, , Halsa, Barnes &Noble, Busboys and Poets and more is coming.  Filter Coffeehouse and The Bike Rack are scheduled to open soon. They will start construction of the townhome section of the project soon. They have a future phase that is still to be planned and developed and they will neither confirm nor deny that it could hold a Whole Foods in the future when it is developed.

Pizza Mart Development (4th Street and Adams Street NE) - last year the building that housed the Pizza Mart was demolished and they have started construction on a new building that will include 17 condominiums.

H Street Development Corporation (2321 4th Street NE) - this development broke ground on December 10, 2014 and will be affordable housing apartments with ground floor retail.  There will be 116 apartments and a little over 5000 SF of retail space with a completion date of May 2016.  The building will also include a fitness center, community room, and 32 off-street parking spaces.  The rental ranges from $1038 for a studio to $1638 for a 3 bedroom.  There will be some units at lower rates as subsidized by DCHA.
The pedestrian bridge from the Metropolitan Branch Trail to the Rhode Island Avenue metro station which opened for use on December 31, 2014. The bridge still has some finishing touches to be completed but already looks great and is a long-awaited addition to our neighborhood.

Trinity Washington University is adding a new Trinity Academic Center building and they broke ground in May 2014 and is expected to be completed by Summer 2016. 

Mess Hall (703 Edgewood Street NE) is a culinary incubator that opened in the Fall of 2014.

Holy Redeemer College (3112 7th Street NE) has a plans for adding 41 townhouses to the property and this is currently in the planning stages.

Dew Drop Inn (2801 8th Street NE) plans to open restaurant in Spring/Summer 2015.

Developments Surrounding Edgewood

Rhode Island Row (919 Rhode Island Ave NE) - This project is completed but still filling up the remaining empty retail slots. They have posted the rents and they range from $1740 for a 1 bed/bath to $3465 for a 3 bed/bath. The following retailers are open: CVS, Chipotle, Sprint, T-Mobile, DC Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Carolina Kitchen, TK Burger, D’Arte Nail Spa Salon, Jersey Mike's, Bergami's Pizza, Phenix Salon and Suites and Sala Thai. I am hoping that they will fill the last remaining spots soon!!

901 Monroe Street NE - This project was approved by the zoning commission across the street in Brookland and looks promising. The plans are after demolishing the current buildings to build 212 Apartments, 16 units at below market rents, and 13,000 sq. ft. of neighborhood-serving retail including a restaurant. Groundbreaking occurred the end of 2012, but there have not been many updates since then. It was supposed to be done by Fall of 2013, so seems to be a bit behind schedule.

Washington Gateway (Intersection of New York Ave and Florida Ave NE) - This project which has been recently revived and modified to include more residential instead of a hotel will connect NoMa with the Eckington neighborhood. The groundbreaking happened the end of 2013 for Phase One which is a building with 400 residential units and 5,200 sq. ft. of retail and is well on its way to being completed with a restaurant taking the retail space.  The next two phases of this project will be office buildings. This project will also connect to the Met Branch Trail which will be great.  There is currently a temporary connection to the trail and an unofficial dog park.

McMillan Sand Filtration (North Capitol Street, Michigan Ave, 1 Street NW) - This huge 25 acre site has been the focus of many meetings and plans over the years and I'll put its timeline as I'll believe it when I see it. The site is now being used to storm excess storm water to help reduce flooding in the area. There are many sites and posts about this development as everyone seems to have an opinion as to what should happen with this piece of land. They have recently had meetings with the zoning board and historic preservation and there have been more meetings so I am sticking to my last update that I will believe it when I see it.  That said there have been a number of approvals by the council and different boards so it may be moving forward.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Zoning Update and Popups

While we do not have the same number of popups in Edgewood that many other neighborhoods in DC have that does not mean it will always be that way.  Please see the following hearing information for the Zoning Commission and their new rules.  Please feel free to testify yourself if you feel strongly.  Please let me know your thoughts as well.  ANC 5E has not currently taken a stance on this issue.

Here is a website all about the zoning in DC:

Here is the link to the items being changed:

Here is the calendar of the hearings:

Power Outage NE DC

Just received the message below from Pepco:

Good morning ANC Commissioners, 

We are currently experiencing an outage in the vicinity of the 100 block of V St., NE affecting approximately 700 customers.  Our crews are on site now, and we have an estimated time of restoration of 1pm.  I will continue to update you with any additional information.



Marc K. Battle, Esq. | Vice President 

Potomac Electric Power Company | Government Affairs & Public Policy 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

SMD Meeting for 5E10 January 15th at 7:00 p.m.

Please join me for our first 5E10 Single Member District meeting at the community space in the Shaed School building.  Please enter at the Inspired Teaching main entrance.

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5E

Single Member District 5E10

Meeting Agenda

January 15, 2015

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Commissioner Sally Hobaugh

I.     Introduction
II.     ANC 5E January 20, 2015 Meeting Agenda
III.     Contact Information/Updates
IV.     Neighborhood Watch
V.     Adjournment

Phenix Salon Suites at Rhode Island Row

See the press release below about the new Phenix Salon Suites at Rhode Island Row.


Date: December 19, 2014

What: Rhode Island Row, a mixed-use development in Northeast DC, has announced Phenix Salon Suites is now open. Phenix brings a first-of-its-kind concept to Washington, DC, which features more than 35 independent business environments (salon suites), featuring hair stylists, professional makeup services, estheticians and more. Each suite is controlled by the salon professional, providing the local community with a diverse offering of dozens of services within one environment. 

Phenix is located between next to TKO Burger at Rhode Island Row, and is easily accessible via the red line at the Rhode Island Avenue metro station. 

Where:             Rhode Island Row, 2300 Washington Place NE, Washington, DC 20018

Hours:             Hours are determined by individual stylists.


About Rhode Island Row:

Rhode Island Row is a mixed-use, transit-oriented development featuring 274 residential apartment units and 70,000 feet of ground-level retail space. Located at the Red Line’s Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood Metrorail station in northeast Washington, DC, Rhode Island Row is home to national retail tenants such as CVS, Chipotle and Jersey Mike’s as well as local merchants Bergami’s Pizza, Carolina Kitchen, and Sala Thai. The apartments at Rhode Island Row offer spacious one, two, and three bedroom floor plans with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and full-size washers and dryers. Community amenities include a fitness center, resort-style outdoor pool, garage parking, bicycle storage, and a 7,000 square-foot green roof deck. Rhode Island Row is proudly managed by Bozzuto Management Company. For more information, please visit

H Street CDC Groundbreaking at 2321 4th Street, NE

Community and business leaders will join to celebrate the Rhode Island NE five-story, mixed-use development
Washington, DC (December 10, 2014) – H Street Community Development Corporation, in partnership with E&G Group, will host a groundbreaking ceremony to announce the development of 2321 4th Street, NE. The ceremony will be held at the development on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. and will celebrate the construction of much needed affordable housing in the District.
2321 4th Street, NE will include a five-story, transit oriented, mixed-use development with 116 affordable rental apartments and 5,000 sf. of retail space.
“In the District there continues to be a growing demand for smart, attractive affordable housing for residents looking to raise their families in thriving neighborhoods,” said Kenneth Brewer, Sr. executive director, H Street Community Development Corporation. “We believe 2321 4th Street, NE responds to this demand and will create a number of construction and retail jobs that will continue to help the District’s economy grow.
Construction began on the project in November 2014, and is slated for completion by May 2016. The apartment units are being built in walking distance to the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station, and amenities include a fitness center, community room, ground floor retail, and off-street parking spaces. The development has been designed to meet the needs of the Rhode Island Avenue neighborhood’s moderate-income family and business owners in search of retail space in an economically revitalized community.
2321 4th Street, NE is financed with the help of the DC Housing Finance Agency, the District Department of Housing and Community Development and Capital One. The project is designed by Bonstra I Haresign Architects, with construction by Harkins Builders, Inc.
About H Street Community Development Corporation
H Street Community Development Corporation is a private, nonprofit organization, established in 1984 by residents, business owners, financial institutions, and government, to restore the riot-torn H Street corridor and residential neighborhood by developing vacant land and attracting new business. As the development vehicle, the Community Development Corporation is a nonprofit corporation blending the energies of community activists with the financial resources of government and private lenders.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Free Concerts!!!

From January 6–12, 2015 the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will break into different ensembles and configurations to put on dozens of performances and activities throughout Ward 5 and including Edgewood area,as part of their NSO in Your Neighborhood series. Click here for more information on the program. Here is the full schedule:

Full Schedule

All of these concerts are free to the public with first-come, first-served seating. Some concerts require an RSVP for free tickets and are marked accordingly with links to register. Look for more details on all concerts to be posted here soon.

Tuesday, January 6

Central Union Mission
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
65 Massachusetts Ave., NW
NSO musicians David Murray, trombone; Matthew Guilford, bass trombone; Stephen Dumaine, tuba; and Peter Ellefson, guest trombone, perform classical works at D.C.’s oldest social services agency.

Noyes Education Campus
7–8 p.m.
Auditorium at 2725 10th St., NE
Following a weeklong songwriting workshop led by arts organization Kid Pan Alley, students from Noyes Education Campus perform their original material with NSO musicians Glenn Donnellan, violin; Jamie Roberts, oboe; and Charles Nilles, bass, as well as musicians from Kid Pan Alley.

National Public Radio
RSVP required »
7–8:30 p.m.
1111 North Capitol St., NE
NSO musicians Nurit Bar-Josef, concertmaster; Eric deWaardt, viola; Mark Evans, cello; and Aaron Goldman, principal flute, perform chamber music in NPR’s new Studio 1.

Woodridge Interim Library
Family Performance: Peter and the Wolf
7–8 p.m.
1790 Douglas St., NE (Main Floor)
NSO musicians Alice Weinreb, flute; Nicholas Stovall, principal oboe; Paul Cigan, clarinet; Truman Harris, bassoon; and Laurel Bennert Ohlson, horn, perform a family program centered on the classic Peter and the Wolf. The library will incorporate a story time featuring books on the same theme.

Wednesday, January 7

Wells Fargo
4–5 p.m.
1200 1st St., NE
NSO musician Adriana Horne, principal harp, plays a variety of classical works.

Union Market
Official Kick-Off Concert
RSVP required »
6–8 p.m.
1309 5th St., NE, Dock 5 (2nd Floor)
Historic Union Market is not only home to more than 30 of the top artisanal food producers in the region, but above the marketplace it also boasts the distinctive event space Dock 5. Come early to dine, shop, and explore Union Market—and then enjoy NSO musicians Glenn Donnellan, Teri Lee, Carole Evans, and Jan Chong, violins; Mark Evans, cello; Charles Nilles, bass; and Joe Connell, percussion, as they bring their mix of rock ‘n’ roll, blues/jazz, fiddling, and maybe even classical to this spacious urban venue. An arrival time of 6 p.m. is suggested; the performance begins at 7 p.m.

Dance Place
RSVP required »
7–8 p.m.
3225 8th St., NE
NSO musicians Nurit Bar-Josef, concertmaster; Eric deWaardt, viola; and Aaron Goldman, principal flute, perform chamber music while choreography is performed by ReVision, a professional modern dance company.

Thursday, January 8

NOMA Business Improvement District: The Lobby Project
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
1200 1st St., NE
NSO musicians Joel Fuller and Alexandra Osborne, violins; Mahoko Eguchi, viola; and Rachel Young, cello—otherwise known as The Last Stand Quartet—perform classical works.

Central Union Mission
4–5 p.m.
65 Massachusetts Ave., NW
NSO musicians Jamie Roberts, oboe; Pavel Pekarsky, violin; and Eugena Chang, cello, perform a chamber concert with Steve Combs, guest baritone; Malorie Blake Shin, guest violin; and Derek Smith, guest viola, at D.C.’s oldest social services agency.

Howard University School of Divinity
5–6 p.m.
Howard Thurman Chapel
1400 Shepherd St., NE
NSO musicians Eugene Mondie, clarinet; Sue Heineman, bassoon; Mark Evans, cello; and Lisa Emenheiser, piano, perform classical works.

Turkey Thicket Recreation 
5–6 p.m.
1100 Michigan Ave., NE
NSO musician Glenn Donnellan, violin, gives a performance for both children and adults.

Friday, January 9

Full Orchestra Concert
RSVP required »
2135 Queens Chapel Rd., NE
Led by Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, the NSO collaborates with three Washington artists at Echostage, D.C.’s newest and largest nightlife concert venue. DJ Stylus, dubbed “The Vibe Conductor” by his fans, launches the action with his self-described “party rocking philosophy.” Bach and Pachelbel then meet Christylez Bacon and Wytold. Christylez Bacon, a Grammy®-nominated musician “whose sound lives at the intersection of soul, hip-hop, and jazz” (Washington Post), and Wytold, performer extraordinaire on the electric six-stringed cello, also bring some of their original compositions to the NSO. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with DJ Stylus; the NSO and guests begin at 8:30 p.m.

  • Bernstein: Candide—Overture
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 (Movement II)
  • Christylez Bacon: X-2
  • Bach/Wytold: Bach Remix, themes from the Cello Suite No. 1, Prelude
  • Pachelbel/Christylez Bacon: It’s the Beatbox, themes from Canon in D major
  • Prokofiev: “Dance of the Knights” from Romeo and Juliet
  • Wytold: My Regards
  • Christylez Bacon: Mambo Sauce
  • Bernstein: “Mambo” from West Side Story

Saturday, January 10

Art Enables 
12:30–1:30 p.m.
2204 Rhode Island Ave., NE
NSO musicians Joel Fuller and Alexandra Osborne, violins; Mahoko Eguchi, viola; and Rachel Young, cello—otherwise known as The Last Stand Quartet—perform during a community arts workshop.

McKinley Technology Education Campus
NSO Family Concert & Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo”
RSVP required »
3–5 p.m.
151 T St., NE
From 3 to 4 p.m., kids of all ages can enjoy hands-on fun with our Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo.” From 4 to 5 p.m., the NSO brings mirth, musical mastery, and more to a family program called “Exploring Extremes” hosted by Marissa Regni, principal second violin, and NSO Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl.

  • Beethoven: Adagio—Allegro vivace (Mvt. 1) from Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60
  • Holst: “Mars” from The Planets
  • Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
  • Mozart: Adagio-Allegro from String Quartet in C major, K. 465, “Dissonant”
  • Tchaikovsky: “Ave verum corpus” from Suite No. 4 in G major, Op. 61, “Mozartiana”
  • Haydn: Andante (Mvt. II) from Symphony No. 94 in G major, “Surprise”
  • Khachaturian: “Sabre Dance” from Gayaneh
  • Veracini: Allegro for Solo Violin
  • Strauss: An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64
  • Brahms: Adagio—Più andante—Allegro non troppo, ma con brio from Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
  • Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever

Mount Sinai Baptist Church 
7–8:30 p.m.
1615 3rd St., NW
NSO musicians Natasha Bogachek and Zino Bogachek, violins; and Eric deWaardt, viola, perform a classical concert for the church and surrounding community.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
7–8 p.m.
Crypt Church (Lower Level)
400 Michigan Ave., NE
NSO musicians Jamie Roberts, oboe; Pavel Pekarsky, violin; and Eugena Chang, cello, perform a chamber concert with Steve Combs, guest baritone; Malorie Blake Shin, guest violin; Derek Smith, guest viola; and Todd Fickley, guest organ.

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
7:30–8:30 p.m.
1400 Quincy St., NE
NSO musician Steven Hendrickson, trumpet, performs a chamber concert with Phil Snedecor, guest trumpet, and Russell Weismann, guest organ and Dean of the D.C. chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Sunday, January 11

Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
2–3 p.m.
4250 Harewood Rd., NE
NSO musicians Linda Schroeder, violin, and Denise Wilkinson, viola, perform a chamber concert along with Andrei Pidkivka, guest folk instruments; Solomia Gorokhivska, guest violin; and Alicia Ward, guest cello, to follow the Parish’s Christmas dinner.

Northwest One Library
2–3 p.m.
155 L St., NW (Main Floor)
NSO musician Janet Frank, cello, performs a chamber concert with John Moran, guest cello.

Trinity Washington University
2–3 p.m.
125 Michigan Ave., NE
NSO musicians David Murray, trombone; Matthew Guilford, bass trombone; and Stephen Dumaine, tuba, perform a chamber concert with Peter Ellefson, guest trombone. The concert includes a collaboration with a brass ensemble from Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Woodridge Interim Library
2:30–3:30 p.m.
1790 Douglas St., NE
NSO musicians Natasha Bogachek and Zino Bogachek, violins, play classical works.

Central Union Mission
4–5 p.m.
65 Massachusetts Ave., NW
NSO musician Janet Frank, cello, and John Moran, guest cello, perform a chamber concert at D.C.’s oldest social services agency.

Central Union Mission
6–7 p.m.
65 Massachusetts Ave., NW
NSO musician Glenn Donnellan, violin, performs a concert at D.C.’s oldest social services agency.

Monday, January 12

The Catholic University of America
Ensemble Performance
3:40–4:45 p.m.
Caldwell Auditorium In Ward Hall
620 Michigan Ave., NE
NSO musicians David Murray, trombone; Matthew Guilford, bass trombone; Stephen Dumaine, tuba; and Peter Ellefson, guest trombone, perform and hold a panel discussion with Catholic University’s School of Music students. The public is invited to attend.

The Catholic University of America
Finale Concert with the Full Orchestra
RSVP required »
7:30–9 p.m.
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Music Director Christoph Eschenbach leads the NSO in a concert saluting Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music on its 50th anniversary. The all-Mozart program includes the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”), plus Principal Flute Aaron Goldman is featured in Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 2, with cadenzas by Lera Auerbach, commissioned by the NSO.

Noyes Park Community Garden Group Plots Available

Happy New Year Edgewood!

The Noyes Park Community Garden Group is looking for members to use the garden plots in Noyes Park for the 2015 growing season. The Noyes Community Garden has 15 8’x4’ plots. Thirteen of these plots are available for individuals or groups within the community to use, and two of these will be reserved as public plots and planted in conjunction with local youth. 

All DC residents who are not already tending a garden plot in a DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) garden are eligible to sign up for a garden plot. There is a $30 yearly fee to use the plots in Noyes Park. 

Registration for the garden plots is open between January 1, 2015 and March 1, 2015, and plots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up for a plot, fill out the online registration form found on the Friends of Noyes Park website here (!garden-form/c1obx) or send your name, address, phone number, and email to the Friends of Noyes Park at 2718 10th St NE, Washington DC 20018. Registrants will be notified if they have received a plot for the year and how to complete the registration process within approximately one week of signing up. Any interested gardeners who do not receive a plot for 2015 will be added to a waiting list for the 2016 season, or if a plot becomes available in 2015, they will be considered. 

Contact the Friends of Noyes Park at friendsofnoyespark@... or 202-524-0547.

We are looking forward to gardening with you this Spring!

FREE Small Business Legal Advice Clinic - January 10th

Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic  - Meet 1-on-1 With a Lawyer for Free!

Sponsored by the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street and the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program

If you are an existing or aspiring small business owner, meet one-on-one with attorneys at this brief advice legal clinic. You can get answers to questions about business formation, contracts, leases, taxes or any other legal matters related to running a small business. Even if you do not have specific questions, come and tell us about your business for general advice. The attorneys may be able to address issues before they become problems!

Saturday, January 10, 2015
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Washington, DC 20017

Closest Metro: Brookland Metro Station

Please bring any documents relevant to the issues you wish to discuss. This is a walk-in clinic; however, if you wish to pre-register, visit:

If you have any questions, contact Darryl Maxwell, Managing Attorney at 202-737-4700, ext. 3369.  Language translation services are available upon request.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Reminder! Neighborhood Cleanup TOMORROW

Happy new year, neighbors! Hope you had a lovely holiday.
Tomorrow, January 3, is the monthly Edgewood cleanup. Please come out and join if you can, rain or shine. Please note that we are meeting at a new time of 10 AM this month.
We meet in front of the Rec. Center (300 Evarts St. NEat 10:00 tomorrow
The cleanup is sponsored by the Friends of Edgewoodand starts here the first Saturday of each month.
We provide bags and gloves. Also, free refreshments including chips and fruit drinks for volunteers afterward. Come join friendly neighbors old and new, to clear litter from our community and chat about local news, etc.

You're invited to stop by and say HI, even if you only have a little time and can't stick around for lunch, or can only help for a couple minutes. If you can't come out at all, keeping the area around your house litter-free helps us cover more areas!
If you have questions, just ask cleanup founder (and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner-elect!)
See you around soon!
Here also is our free membership signupform -- pls.  spread the word to other neighbors who might like to get involved. Best,
Heather, Sally, Cassie, Michael, Marley, and Walter
DC Community Garden and Adopt-a-Block Partners