Daily Archives: February 18, 2016

Happenings Around Ivy City

There are many new opportunities and events taking place around us. The long awaited street car is expected to start carrying passengers on Saturday, February 27th, with an opening ceremony scheduled for 10 am at 13th and H (see the website for details).  There are also many new openings and happenings taking place in Ivy City that will benefit Trinidad residents. If you haven’t been over that way in a while, it would be worth checking out some of the new places.

Petco: They are expecting to open the store in the very near future. One employee noted that they were aiming for a February 22nd date for a soft opening but that may change as they continue to stock shelves. They also indicated that there would be many sales items and coupons available as they open. The store is located on New York Avenue, next to the MOM’s Organic Market.

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Ivy City Smokehouse and Tavern: The Smokehouse is already open forIMG_5680 purchase of fresh fish and the neighboring tavern is expected to open in the next two weeks.They expect a menu of seafood related items as well as burgers. You can follow their Facebook page for news on the opening.






GyIMG_5682ms and Fitness: The Planet Fitness, Crossfit Hierarchy, and Bikram Yoga studios have been open for business in Hecht’s Warehouse.  Entrances for all three facilities are on Okie Street.






Bicycle Space: The new bike shop has started installations on Okie Street. The soft opening will be in March and the grand opening is expected in early April.

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Big Chief: The restaurant on the corner of Fenwick and Okie Streets is opening in the next two months but did hold a sneak preview of the space for a recent event.




TNA Meeting February 23rd

The next Trinidad Neighborhood Association (TNA) meeting will be at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 23rd. As usual, the meeting will be at the Trinidad Recreation Center at 1310 Childress Street NE.

Agenda items include:

  • Community Relations Specialist with the DC Fire Department (DCFEMS) to talk about their new Third Party Provider Ambulance Service
  • Office of Workforce Development, Department of Employment Services on workforce training and apprenticeships  opportunities
  • Regular updates from the Mayor’s office, Ward 5 Council Member’s office, and the DC Police Department

We look forward to seeing you at this meeting and to engage with you in 2016!

If you have not updated membership for 2016, we will be available before or after the meeting to update  memberships for the calendar year. Dues remain at $5.00 per year and are tax deductible. 



Visual Music from My Soundless Mind

“Visual Music from My Soundless Mind”
A final art retrospective from retiring Gallaudet art professor, Dr. Paul Johnston

Dr. Paul Johnston, art professor
Gallaudet University students, faculty, and staff

On the eve of his spring retirement, Dr. Paul Johnston will debut 52 new pieces of art in a show, “Visual Music from My Soundless Mind.”

The abstract paintings in this exhibition symbolize Dr. Johnston’s visual interpretation of the power of music. And much as a composer weaves together melodies, rhythms and harmonies, these works come together in an orchestral performance that resonates with emotional intensity.

Linda K. Jordan Gallery
Washburn Arts Building

Washburn is located at C2 on the attached campus map. Parking is available in the garage on 6th Street, north of Florida Avenue (B1 on the map).

Opening reception
Thursday, February 18, 2016
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The show runs from Monday, February 15 to Friday, March 4, 2016.

For 32 years Dr. Johnston has taught at Gallaudet and has been a member of the art department since 1988. He also was a founding member of De’VIA (an acronym for Deaf View Image Art). This group of artists and scholars collaborated on how to discuss and generate art based on deaf experiences. In an experimental design class at Penn State, Dr. Johnston taught the same concept to hearing students empowering them to translate their hearing access into art.

Dr. Johnston is a frequent lecturer, exhibition juror, moderator, and guest artist at venues in the U.S. and Europe. In 2011 he was artist in residence at Siena Art Institute in Siena, Italy.

Expressive in many mediums, Dr. Johnston was the first person to receive a bachelor of fine arts in furniture design and woodworking from the School for American Craftsman at Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds a master’s and doctoral degree in art education with Phi Delta Kappa honors from Penn State University.

His visual artistry is not confined to canvas. As an actor, Dr. Johnston was a company member of the National Theatre of the Deaf, and faculty member of the Division of Performing Arts at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was an original designer of Signing Mime-a performing company-where he wrote and directed two experimental plays. He has taught and led workshops and lectures on ASL poetry, creative signing and visual gestural communication.

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