Category Archives: Community Resources

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!).

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Trash Clean Up for Today Cancelled / Cooling Centers

Given the record high temperatures expected today, the second Saturday of the month clean up will be cancelled for today. The next community wide clean up will be on Saturday, September 10th.

There is an Excessive Heat Warning and Watch for our area from this morning through Sunday night. Temperatures are expected to be around 100 degrees with heat index values ranging from 110 to 115 degrees. Find ways to stay cool in air conditioned buildings, at spray parks, and by limiting outdoor strenuous activity. You can find information on heat emergency information on the DC website. If you know of a senior or other person that needs transportation to a cooling center, please call 1-800-535-7252.

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TRINIDAD DAY is TOMORROW

Trinidad Day will be tomorrow at the Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress St NE) from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Join in on free activities and entertainment for all ages. There will be face painting, moon bounce, live music, a health and wellness fair, games, food, and much more!

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Hiring for New Store

The Ward 5 Liaison in the Mayor’s Office posted information today on a job fair taking place this afternoon from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at New Canaan Baptist Church (2826 Bladensburg Road NE) for Dick’s Sporting Goods.  They are opening a new store in Dakota Crossing and need to hire staff for the store. See the attached flyer for details.

Anyone attending the session should take a copy of their resume to complete an on-line application and schedule an interview.

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Crossing the Street: Activating Ivy City

Residents and artists can join efforts with Building Community and other partners in an art and creative placemaking initiative in the historic Ivy City neighborhood to implement a temporary, creative action that promotes community building, reflects the neighborhood’s rich heritage, and declares residents’ vision for the future of Ivy City.

Check the website for details and further information.

 

 

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

DC Summer Meals

The DC Government’s program for free summer meals for kids and teens is underway. The Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress Street NE) is one of the locations across the city where kids and teens can receive free meals during June, July, and August.

If you know of kids and teens (18 years of of age and under) that would benefit from the summer meals program, direct them to the recreation center or at one of the sites in the attached flyer.

Summer Meal Sites – Recreation Centers and Libraries 2016

Primary Election

If you are a registered Democrat, get out and vote in the primary election today.

It only takes a few minutes yet in Trinidad voting precincts only about a third of registered voters turn out to vote in elections. Residents of the District of Columbia have only been able to vote in presidential primaries for 60 years. Celebrate that anniversary and your rights with your vote in today’s primary!

 

Temporary Jobs During Fringe Festival

Capital Fringe at 1358 Florida Avenue NE will be hiring short-term staff for their theater festival, which will run from July 7 – 31. Open jobs include bartenders, bar-backs, security, and build/load-in crews. Please see their website for additional details including job descriptions and application instructions.

 

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