TNA monthly community meeting: Tuesday, January 28

Please join us on January 28 at Trinidad Rec Center!

This month, TNA will hold an election for a new Board of Directors, and we can’t do this without you! For more details on how to join TNA for just $5 per year, and on what it means to be on the Board of Directors, please see this post.

Additionally, MPD will share community updates on crime and safety, and KIPP DC will update us on the renovation of the Trinidad Rec. field.

A big thank you to Gallaudet University for sponsoring our flyer printing. If you are able to help distribute flyers, please stop by 1218 Oates St. NE and grab a handful from the box on the fence—your assistance is much appreciated.

As always, we’d love for you to share your community announcements!

TNA Jan 2014 Meeting

Become a TNA member and consider joining the Board of Directors!

Cartoon by Bob Pomfret, copyright Oxford Brookes University. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 UK

Cartoon by Bob Pomfret, copyright Oxford Brookes University. Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 UK

That’s right—we can’t do this without you and the support of the community! At our January meeting, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, TNA will hold an election for a new Board of Directors. To vote, and/or to be eligible for the Board, you simply need to be a current TNA member, and that’s just $5 per year.

The Trinidad Neighborhood Association is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is elected among the membership. Any member in good standing may be nominated and, if elected, serve as a member of the Board of Directors for a term of one year. You can read a copy of our current bylaws, revised and adopted on February 20, 2013.

Members of the Board of Directors are responsible for the general governance of TNA. Additionally, Board members serve an advisory function toward the aim of developing a long-range strategic plan as well as annual goals and targets for TNA. Some board members may serve as Officers. Officers of TNA are elected among the members Board of Directors.

So be sure to become a member and attend our upcoming meeting—we’ve got some great ideas in store for 2014! And don’t forget to share this information with your friends and neighbors.

KIPP’s Webb Campus: Middle school enrollment open houses

KIPP DC’s Webb campus – also known as Northeast Academy -  is opening a middle school in Summer 2014 and is enrolling 5th and 6th graders for the 2014-15 school year beginning December 16. Open houses coming up at 1375 Mount Olivet Road NE are:

December 17th – 5:30-6:30pm

January 21st – 5:30 – 6:30pm

February 11th – 5:30-6:30pm

KIPP Summer 2014 Enrollment Flyer

Meeting on proposed zoning exception at 1125 Neal St. NE: Monday, December 9

Join Commissioner Tina Laskaris (ANC-5D06) for a Single Member District meeting on Monday, December 9, 2013, 6:30 pm at Joe Cole Rec Center.

Representatives from Higher Development Academy (HDA) will provide a presentation of their plans to establish a private school for adults at 1125 Neal St. NE, adjacent to Center City Charter School. Holy Name Catholic Church will lease the building to HDA.

The property was previously used as a child development center, and HDA is seeking a Special Exception from the Board of Zoning Adjustment to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy to use the building to work with adults rather than with children.
SMD-5D06 Mtg 12.9.13_Holy Name and HDA

TNA monthly community meeting: Tuesday, November 26

Please join us on November 26 at Trinidad Rec Center!

This month Lock 7 Development will discuss their plans for a project at the corner of Florida Ave. and Orren St. NE, and MPD will share community updates on crime and safety.

A big thank you to Gallaudet University for sponsoring our flyer printing. If you are able to help distribute flyers, please stop by 1218 Oates St. NE and grab a handful from the box on the porch—your assistance is much appreciated.

As always, we’d love for you to share your community announcements!

TNA November 2013 meeting notice 1pp

Meeting on proposed development at Florida & Orren NE: Monday, November 18

Join Commissioner Tina Laskaris (ANC-5D06) for a Single Member District meeting on Monday, November 18, 2013, 6:30 pm at Joe Cole Rec Center. The discussion will focus on the proposed Lock 7 development at the corner of Florida Ave. and Orren St. NE.

SMD MTG NOV 18_LOCK7 flyer

TNA monthly community meeting: Tuesday, October 22

Please join us on October 22 at Trinidad Rec Center!

This month MPD will update us on their latest anti-crime initiatives, and we’ll learn more about Little Free Libraries. A big thank you to Gallaudet University for sponsoring our flyer printing and for providing ASL/English student interpreters for the meeting!

As always, we’d love for you to share your community announcements!

TNA October 2013 meeting notice

Florida Ave. NE Transportation Study: Public workshop October 17

Flyer-Public-Meeting-2

Second Public Meeting

When: Thursday, October 17, 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE – Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC), Sprint Multipurpose Room (campus map)

Purpose of the Study

The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) has initiated a multimodal safety and planning study of Florida Avenue, NE. Focusing on the Florida Avenue corridor from New York Avenue to H Street/Benning Road (open a larger study area map here), the study will evaluate safety, streetscape, and operational enhancements to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists while ensuring all users have safe access within and through this important corridor.

A critical link in the District’s roadway network and part of a bourgeoning area of the city, Florida Avenue, NE is a complex corridor with multiple land uses, varying roadway conditions, and important transit connections. The corridor serves as the main street for the Gallaudet University campus and residents of Wards 5 and 6, as well as an increasingly popular regional destination following the development of Union Market and the NoMa business district. This study seeks to effectively balance the transportation needs of all users of the corridor.

Get Involved

DDOT is committed to ensuring that Florida Avenue, NE is a safe transportation corridor and wants to engage with those who live, work and recreate in the area. The study process will include three public meetings at key stages in the planning process, and all interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend. In addition, the public is encouraged to submit ideas and input regarding transportation improvements along Florida Avenue, using the online mapping and comment features on this web site. In addition, a Community Outreach Advisors group will be providing guidance to the DDOT team throughout the planning process.

Initial concepts and alternatives, as well as public meeting materials, will be posted on the study web site as the study progresses.

Additionally information will be posted at www.floridaavesafety.org.

Art in the Alley: Saturday, October 5

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!Art in the Alley_Oct. 5 2013

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.

Jimmy Valentine’s 6th Annual Fundraiser for Youth: Thursday, October 3

For the past 5 years, local business Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club has raised funds to support Webb-Wheatley’s after school programs. The funds raised have made 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.

JVLHC Fundraiser 6

This year’s fundraiser will benefit youth activities throughout the community, and it is scheduled for Thursday, October 3, 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.

We’ll be able to accept cash and checks (and, we hope, credit cards) at the door. Checks can be made payable to Trinidad Neighborhood Association, with “JVLHC Fundraiser 6″ in the memo.

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. This means 100% of the money raised benefits the kids in our neighborhood.

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