Daily Archives: July 18, 2016

Trinidad Day: August 6, 2016

On Saturday August 6, 2016, ANC Commissioner Keisha Shropshire along with DC Metropolitan Police Department and DC Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Trinidad Day for the vibrant, eclectic community.

“This annual celebration is back again after a four year hiatus and with an added punch! Instead of just giving the constituents what they want, they will also get what they need, jobs!  A hiring event with on the spot hiring will be part of the festivities. Some of the areas most engaging local musical acts will touch stage, in addition to activities for seniors to children. This is an event supported by neighborhood businesses.   The best things in life are free -Join us!”

-Commissioner Keisha Shropshire

If you would like to donate, please click here.

For more information or to volunteer please contact Commissioner Keisha Shropshire @ 404-245-6772 or email: 5D02@ANC.DC.GOV

Trinidad Day Flyer SMD5d02

Beat the Heat – Extended Hours at the Spray Park

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation will be extending hours for the Joe Cole spray park. The spray park will remain open until 9:00 pm, instead of closing at 7:00 pm on the weekdays. The extended hours will remain in effect until July 29, 2016.

You can find additional information on cooling centers and other resources to assist with the heat emergency on the DC DPR web page.

Stay cool and help neighbors that may be in need of assistance during the heat wave.

Photo by Robert Mann-Thompson

Photo by Robert Mann-Thompson

 

Icebergs!

The National Building Museum has a new summer exhibit called ICEBERGS where visitors can explore a fantastical glacial sea designed by landscape architects, ascend to a viewing area inside the tallest berg, traverse an undersea bridge or slide down an ice chute, and learn about how design can transform spaces and lives.

icebergs_tim-schenckICEBERGS is built from re-usable construction materials, such as scaffolding and polycarbonate paneling. The 20′ high “water line” allows panoramic views from high above the ocean surface and down below among the towering bergs. The tallest “bergy bit,” at 56′, reaches to the third story balcony of the Museum.

The National Building Museum has Ward Days where members with a valid ID can enter the exhibit free of charge (non-member ticket prices are $16 for adults and $13 for youth/students). The Ward 5 day for free admission to the Iceberg exhibit is on July 26th from 9 am to 11 am.

Logistical details for a visit on Ward 5 Day are below:

  • ICEBERGS open at 9 am on each Ward Day; other Museum exhibitions open at 10 am. Ward Day hours last from 9-11 am
  • All visitors must use the main F St. NW doors between 4th and 5th Streets NW
  • Your Ward Day eligibility is determined by your zip code, please bring a valid form of I.D. with zip code
  • The general public will be admitted to ICEBERGS and the Museum starting at 10 am
  • All visitors must check in at the Museum’s admissions desk to receive their complimentary admission wristband
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