Author Archives: Trinidad Neighborhood Association

Cool Off at the Joe Cole Spray Park

DPR kicks off summer this Saturday by opening all outdoor pools and spray parks, including the spray park at the Joe Cole Park. The water will be on from 10am to 7pm on weekends, then daily starting June 22nd.

Photo by Robert Mann-Thompson

Photo by Robert Mann-Thompson

Community Clean Up

may clean up flyer

Take pride in Trinidad! Join your neighbors in a community-wide clean up.

Date: Saturday May 30th

Time: 10am – 12 noon

Location: Two Check-In Location
The clean up will happen throughout the neighborhood.

  1. Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St NE
  2. Joe Cole Community Center, 1299 Neal St NE

What areas should the clean up focus on? Where is there a lot of litter? Please leave your suggestions in the comments below.

Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by TNA and the Office of the Mayor.
A big thanks to the Mayor’s Ward 5 community engagement team, Tommie and Malik!

Help spread the word by sharing our Community Cleanup flyer

TNA’s May Community Meeting

community mtg header

Tuesday May 26th at 7pm

Trinidad Recreation Center

1310 Childress St NE

On Agenda:

  • Draft Bladensburg Rd. Development Plan

  • DC Street Car Update

  • Metropolitan Police Department Update

ASL/English Interpreting provided by Access Interpreting.

ASL/English Interpreting provided by Access Interpreting.

ANC 5D02 Meeting to Discuss Kovak’s Liquor License Renewal

Advisory Neighborhood Commission

Single Member District 5D02

Community Meeting with Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 1:003:00 p.m.

Trinidad Recreation Center

1310 Childress Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002


  1. Welcome & Introductions
  1. PSA506 Public Safety Update & Community Concerns – DC Metropolitan Police Department
  1. Kovak’s Liquor License RenewalKovak's

Community constituents will share their perspectives regarding Kovak’s Liquor, current community challenges, and discuss strategies for improving the community. Please come prepared to share your ideas and recommendations.

  1. Closing/Wrap-up

RSVP to Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire at:

Phone: (404) 245-6772  or (202) 688-5443


Twitter: @shropanc5d02

Facebook: Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire

Bodega Market Seeks to Add Spirits to Beer/Wine Sales

Bodega Market

The Bodega Market has applied to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) for a substantial change to its license, from a Class B to a Class A. That means it would expand to sell spirits as well as the beer and wine already offered in the store. The Bodega has reportedly purchased the liquor license from Brothers Liquor, which earlier this year closed their store located next to the Bodega.

Expect the owners to come before the ANC to ask for community support. The ANC can vote to support or protest the application. ABRA also enables residents to protest a liquor license application: How To File a Protest.



Posting Date:                    May 15, 2015

Petition Date:                    June 29, 2015

Hearing Date:                    July 13, 2015

License No.:                      ABRA-094621

Licensee:                           Bodega Market, LLC

Trade Name:                     Bodega Market

License Class:                  Retailer’s B

Address:                            1136 Florida Avenue, N.E.

Contact Information:        Yared Demissie: 202-494-6237

WARD 5                     ANC 5D                    SMD 5D06

Notice is hereby given that this licensee who has applied for a substantial change to his license under the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and that the objectors are entitled to be heard before the granting of such on the hearing date at 10:00 am, 2000 14th Street, N.W., 400 South, Washington, DC 20009. A petition or request to appear before the Board must be filed on or before the petition date.


Class Change from a Retailer B to a Retailer A.


Sunday through Saturday 7am-12am






FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 – 7:00 PM

Per DC Code § 1–309.11.3.c and ANC 5D Bylaws § V.4, Commissioners Blacknell, Buggs, Lee, Roberts and Shropshire have requested a Special Meeting of ANC 5D to address the below agenda items. Per the bylaws, only the below items may be discussed at this Special Meeting.


  1. Roll Call                                                            7:00-7:05
  2. 5D Liquor License Protest(s)                            7:05-7:25
  3. Approval of Minutes                                         7:25-7:50
    1. January 13, 2015 monthly meeting
    2. January 23, 2015 special meeting
    3. February 10, 2015 monthly meeting
    4. March 10, 2015 monthly meeting
    5. April 14, 2015 monthly meeting
  4. Approval of FY15 Q2 Financial Report                      7:50-7:55
  5. Letter of Support for Level 2 Development’s (320 Florida Ave., NE)              7:55-8:00
  6. Adjourn

ANC 5D Special Meeting Notice – May 22 2015

Inspired to Garden?

Inspired by the Trinidad Neighborhood Garden Tour?flower power bulbs

Check out DPR’s Free Summer Garden Workshop Series & TNA’s Fall Bulb Sale

Flower Power Fundraiser

Wish you had spring blooms in your garden? Make that dream come true while supporting TNA’s neighborhood beautification efforts. Our annual Flower Power fundraiser offers a selection of bulbs that will be shipped directly to your door at the ideal planting time.

For every purchase you make, Flower Power gives 50% back to TNA. Click Here to Shop!

Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 8.51.03 AMFree Garden Workshops

While you are waiting for your bulbs, check out The Summer Garden Workshop Series being offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through September. Workshops are free but registration is required.

Audio of April Community Meeting

An audio recording of the April community meeting is available at the Ward 5 Archive.

Written minutes from the meetings are provided to TNA members. Membership is only $5 a year. Click the blue button on the right to join.

Become a Reading Partner!

Reading Partners,  a nonprofit that combines the power of community volunteers with a highly effective, research-validated program that has helped thousands of children master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond, is in need of volunteers to work with students at the Wheatley Education Campus in Trinidad, both this year and for next year. We are sharing this volunteer opportunity at their request. 

92280187_435d43969d_bBecome a Reading Partner!
Can you share just one hour each week with a student who is struggling to read? Become a reading partner today!

By becoming a reading partner and volunteering as little as one hour a week, you can help a child learn to read. Reading Partners provides an easy to use curriculum and on-site staff support to enable volunteers to be effective tutors. You bring your commitment and we’ll help you with everything else.

87% of fourth graders from low-income families in our nation’s capital do not read proficiently. Devoting just one hour each week to a student can make a tremendous impact. Last year, 97% of Reading Partners’ DC students improved their rate of learning in reading, and 87% narrowed their achievement gap. This year, Reading Partners is partnering with 15 local district and charter elementary schools and is opening opportunities for 750 students.

To sign up to be a reading partner, please fill out the form found at If you have any questions, please call (202) 701-9110 or email

DC’s Flooding Fix Cuts Through Trinidad

DC Clean Rivers Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project aims to fix problems caused by the DistrictNE tunnel‘s too small sewer system. In times of heavy rain the system overflows, flooding streets and dumping waste water into the river. The NE Boundary Tunnel is one of several projects identified to provide a long term solution. It gives the excess water a place to go. In Trinidad, where Mt. Olivet Road and Montello Avenue experience chronic flooding, the project will go under Mt. Olivet Road. Construction is scheduled from June 2016 to April 2017. Prior to this, DC Water is conducting community outreach, presenting at TNA’s April community meeting, and surveying properties in the “zone of influence” — those buildings that may be impacted by the underground digging.  TNA has asked DC Water to provide more detailed information on what area is covered. Citizen participation is needed though the duration of the project to assure our quality of life is not negatively impacted by the effort to provide long-term flood relief. You can view the detailed presentation here:  NE Boundary Tunnel Presentation


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