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Garden Tour Update

We’ve got a great tour planned for this Sunday, June 11th. Before heading out on the tour, join your neighbors for some refreshments at Tony’s “Secret” Garden on the corner of Montello and Morse starting at noon. Promptly at 1pm we will depart for the first stop on the tour. If you need to join us along the way, here is a map and the schedule we aim to follow (but you all know how that is, especially when you are having a good time!).

The event is free and open to everyone. No need to register or sign up, just show up. It is going to be hot so please bring a water bottle to help you stay hydrated.

garden tour map

  Host Garden Address What you’ll see
A 12 – 1pm Tony Golden 1130 Montello Ave NE Garden Tour social kicks off in Tony’s Secret Garden
B 1:00: PM Lisa Oksala 1160 Morse St NE Flowers, Vegetables & Herbs
Container Garden, Cutting Garden
C 1:30: PM Laura Webb & Jack Mayernik 1406 Montello Ave NE Annuals, Perennials and Herbs
Little Free Library
D 1:55: PM Jennifer Hosler 1121 Holbrook Ter NE Perennials and Vegetables
Rain garden
E 2:35: PM Karla Yoder 1282 Neal St NE Vegetables, Flowers, Herbs, Fruit Trees
Raised beds, Pergola
F 3:05: PM Betsy & Brandon Naimola 1262 Neal St NE Vegetables and Herbs
G 3:30: PM Natalie Chwalisz 1263 Morse St NE Vegetables and Pollinators in small space garden
RiverSmart Homes rain barrel, rain garden and trees
5 composters
H 3:50: PM Danielle Bays 1225 Morse St NE Catio – 10 x 10 plus enclosed patio and garden for feline enrichment

Trinidad Garden Tour

2017 garden tourThe annual neighborhood garden tour is set for Sunday June 11th. As usual, we’ll meet at Tony’s “Secret Garden” [1130 Montello Ave NE, at the corner of Montello and Morse] at noon for a pre-tour social and light refreshments. The tour gets started at 1pm. We have about 8 gardens on the tour this year, showing a range of plantings and yard design.

If you would like to submit your garden for the tour, please fill out this form with your details and a description of your garden.

The tour map and approximate schedule will be posted here closer to the tour date so you can join us in progress if you need to. Everyone is welcomed. It is free and no tickets or reservations are needed. Please help us spread the word.

Coffee & Community Clean Up

THIS Saturday – have a cup of coffee with your neighbors and then help pick up litter on our streets. Please share this with neighbors, especially those who aren’t online.

Ward Five Council on Education: Ward 5 Education Fair

Learn more about the range of PK3-12th grade public school options that Ward 5 has to offer in the upcoming 2017-18 school year! All families are welcome!

Meet representatives from over 30 Ward 5 schools,
including traditional DCPS and public charters!

*In the event of inclement weather, the #Ward5EdFair will be rescheduled for the following Saturday, February 4th (same time, same location). Sponsors will communicate a final decision as of Thursday, January 26th, if need be.

A Change In Direction

For most of the past 8 years the Trinidad Neighborhood Association (TNA) has held monthly community meetings. The meetings were an opportunity for neighbors to meeting and receive information from the Metropolitan Police Department, elected officials, and special guests.  While the meetings were a great opportunity for community engagement, Trinidad is well served by three dynamic ANC Commissioners that also hold regular meetings.  Upon reflection TNA has determined that our regular monthly meetings were becoming increasingly duplicative, and have decided to end our regular community meetings.  This change will allow TNA to focus more on being a conduit for community based grassroots project initiatives.  That includes projects that range from community cleanups to history trails to little library projects, and social events like brunches, teas, tours, outings and happy hours. In a sense the sky’s the limit, but it all requires community engagement and involvement.

TNA is a volunteer driven community organization. TNA is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Corporation, a charity, focused squarely on improving the quality of life in the Trinidad Neighborhood.  There is no staff. TNA is made up of neighbors just like you.

If you want to organize a community event we can help spread the word online, we could serve as a fiscal agent for grants (pending board approval), and we are the official Friends of Organization for the Trinidad Recreation Center (we can hold fundraisers to support programming for that recreation center). The bottom line is we need you, your ideas, your energy, and your passion. Together we can continue to improve the quality of life in our neighborhood.

Cancelled: November Community Meeting

The Officers and Board of the Trinidad Neighborhood Association wish all of our neighbors a Happy Thanksgiving. There will not be a community meeting this month.

Pumpkins Happy Thanksgiving

Pumpkins Happy Thanksgiving

October Community Meeting

Have questions about trash pick up, leaf collection or snow plowing? DC Department of a Public Works will be on hand at this month’s meeting to give you answers. Plus, we’ll have the usual round of updates.

Tuesday October 25

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St NE 

Join your neighbors Saturday morning for a community clean-up

Let’s make Trinidad look nicer by picking up trash along our streets and in our parks. Meet at Joe Cole recreation center on Neal Street this Saturday October 8 at 10am to get trash bags and break out into teams. How much of the neighborhood we can cover and which areas get priority depends on who comes out to help. So please join us. Plus it is a great way to get to know your neighbors.  

Technology Access and Change in Tuesday’s TNA Meeting

TNA will be joining with Connect.DC next Tuesday, September 27th for a conversation on technology needs and programs for Ward 5 residents. We will still be meeting at the Trinidad Recreation Center but the meeting will start at 6:30 pm (instead of the usual 7:00 pm start time).

We look forward to seeing you there and learning more about the Connected Communities Initiative and how we can increase internet access for residents, businesses and community institutions in our neighborhood.

There is an Event Brite link where you can register (Yes, we know that assumes internet access when we are going to a meeting on increasing access where it is limited. If you cannot access the link, please show up anyway!).


Heat Emergency/Saturday Neighborhood Clean Up Cancelled

While fall weather will be here soon, the Capital Weather Gang report for this weekend is for oppressive humidity, high dew points and heat index values toward 105 degrees. Given Saturday’s weather forecast, the monthly clean up in Trinidad will be cancelled. If you can get out later in the week ahead or in the very early hours or late evening when the heat is not as oppressive, we hope you will continue to sweep or pick up trash in areas near your home.  We do not want people out in the high heat and sun of the day to clean. It is safer for everyone indoors or cool areas when temperatures are so high.

The DC government has extended hours of the spray parks and they will be open this weekend. Please be mindful of heat emergency conditions and continue to watch out for neighbors that may need access to a cooling center. You can access information about heat emergencies on the DC website.

Stay hydrated and enjoy your weekend!


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