Category Archives: Events
Join your neighbors at the latest installment of Art in the Alley, which celebrates the confluence of community and creativity by exhibiting local art in local places!
And, the organizers are seeking local visual and performance artists to share their art in our alley. Artists showing their work for the first time are welcomed, as well as seasoned artists. Sign up to participate by filling out the form here.
Courtney’s House is offering a free training on domestic sex trafficking in DC (DMST 101) on February 9 from 1:00-3:00 pm. The class is open to people who would like to volunteer or just learn more. If you are interested, please RSVP by February 1 to email@example.com. Once you’ve emailed them to reserve your space, Courtney’s House will contact you with the training location.
As announced in July, board member Bernadine Okoro has been working on the TNA-sponsored short documentary “Preserving Trinidad: Looking Through the Window of the Past; Opening the Door to the Future.” The project was one of the 2012 DC Community Heritage Project grant recipients, and the DC Community Heritage Project is a program of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC.
Be on the look out for the documentary’s premiere in early 2013!
“Preserving Trinidad: Looking Through the Window of the Past; Opening the Door to the Future.”
The Trinidad neighborhood is located in the northeast quadrant of Washington, DC. Primarily residential, it is bounded by Mt. Olivet Road, West Virginia Avenue, Florida Avenue, and Bladensburg Road. Though not officially designated a historic neighborhood, Trinidad was once home to a number of historically significant attractions, including the Washington Brick Machine Company, the American League Park, and the Florida Theatre. “Preserving Trinidad: Looking Through the Window of the Past; Opening the Door to the Future” will explore Trinidad’s past, including its landscape and architecture. The documentary component will focus on stories of significant historical events told through the eyes of the residents of Trinidad.
Tim Wise, anti-racism activist and writer, will speak at Gallaudet University on Tuesday, November 13 from 12:30-1:50 pm. The topic is “Slavery, Emancipation, and the Residual Impact of Slavery on the African American Community Today.” Mr. Wise’s presentation will be followed by a book signing and reception.
The event is free, open to the public, and will be held in the Swindell Auditorium at the Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Hotel.
Gallaudet University, in partnership with Giant food and the 5th District Police Department, is holding a “Full Plate” food drive. A Giant food truck will be parked on campus, and the goal is to fill it up and then donate to those in need. If you’d like to donate non-perishable food items, you can head to Elstad Auditorium or drop them off to the truck, which will be parked near the 8th St. and Florida Ave. gate 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
What: Zumba Gold Fitness Class
When: Starts October 22, 2012 (classes are every Monday and Wednesday)
Where: Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St. NE
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Instructor: Janai Cawley – firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-390-2472
Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers. It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active old participant as well as those just starting their journey to fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements Zumba is known for: the zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. Active older adults want camaraderie, excitement, and fitness as a regular part of the their weekly schedule. Zumba Gold is the perfect fit. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun.
Please check with physician before beginning any new fitness activity. Liability waivers must be signed.
For the past 4 years, local business Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club has raised funds to support Webb-Wheatley’s after school programs. The after school programming serves over 200 students, grades K through 6, and is run by Catrice Simpson.
The funds raised make it possible to engage our youth in positive and productive activities and projects, like a play adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, a Halloween party with MPD, the creation of a yearbook by and for the students, kites for “high-flying kite day,” fashion and talent shows with prizes, field trips, and a host of other art and craft supplies that create teaching and learning opportunities for the kids in Ms. Simpson’s program.
This year’s fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 6:00-9:00 pm at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, 1103 Bladensburg Rd. NE. Jimmy V’s will offer 3 free drink tickets to each person donating $20 or more.
For those unable to attend, please consider donating via TNA’s dedicated PayPal link. For those who prefer to donate by credit card in advance of the fundraiser, you can donate via PayPal and bring your receipt to the door:
(TNA serves as the fiduciary agent for the fundraiser – by raising funds through TNA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Jimmy Valentine’s and TNA are able to buy and directly donate items as and when needed by Ms. Simpson. This means 100% of the money raised goes to the after school programming.)
Our friends at Kidical Mass DC host an nearly monthly family-fun bike ride. This month, they’re headed to Joe Cole Recreation Center’s splash park, and we couldn’t be more excited!
We’d also love your help getting the park tidy before they arrive. Please join us at the park at 9:00 am for a quick clean-up. That will give folks time to join the ride at Turkey Thicket (or at another stop as the ride moves east), and a chance to tidy up before it gets too hot out.
From Kidical Mass DC:
Next ride: Saturday, July 21 SPLASHDOWN!
Cool off with us in the splash park at the newly-renovated Joe Cole Recreation Center. Once again, we’ll start out at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center in Brookland and coast downhill along the Met Branch Trail. After a quick swing through Near Northeast, we’ll bike up to the Rec Center for some noisy, wet fun in their new splash park. Afterward, anyone who’s hungry can join us for lunch at The Argonaut, one of H Street’s most kid-friendly dining establishments.
We’ll have three meetups plus one optional meetup (depending on local interest): one at Turkey Thicket in Brookland, one at Met Branch Trail and R Street NE, and one at the southern terminus of the Met Branch Trail. If anyone from Capitol Hill or Near Northeast would like an additional meetup in their neighborhood, we can also make a slight detour to pick up more friends at the front of J.O. Wilson Elementary School at 6th Street NE and K Street NE.
Be sure to bring swim diapers, sunblock, and anything else your family will need for extended outdoor splashtime.
- Turkey Thicket (east side parking lot, near the basketball courts): 10:30am
- Met Branch Trail @ R Street NE: 11:00am
- Met Branch Trail @ M Street NE: 11:15am
- [optional] J.O. Wilson, 6th & K NE: 11:25am
Distance: 3.8 miles (plus an optional half-mile extension to the Argonaut for lunch)
Difficulty: Easy-Intermediate. Mainly downhill and on a bike trail. A few short stretches on medium-busy roads.
Route: click here for map
E-mail Megan Odett at email@example.com with questions.
Crossposted at Frozen Tropics