Category Archives: Entertainment

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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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

Trinidad Crafting Salon – Tonight at 7 pm

The Trinidad Crafting Salon will be held tonight at Capital Fringe (1358 Florida Avenue NE). The events starts at 7:00 pm. Feel free to bring whatever portable projects you wish to work on, participate in demonstrations of paper marbling or book making, or just spend time talking with other creative people in the area.

The event is free and no sign up is required. Drinks are available for purchase at the bar in the Logan Arts Space at Capital Fringe. You can check the event Facebook page or previous posts for additional details.

 

Hundred And One Pieces :: Fringe Art in Trinidad

From the Miss Pixie’s website there is news of a new art exhibit with original art by local artists, children and others. The notice is copied below as well. Deadline for submission is June 8th.

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!
The final Miss Pixie’s at Capital Fringe event is upon us! We are in search of local artists to participate in

HUNDRED AND ONE PIECES :: FRINGE ART.

The Logan Fringe Arts Space will be filled from floor to ceiling with a collection curated by Pixie Windsor consisting of original art by children, local artists and ‘outsider artists” with the theme “Hi, How are you?” – Importance of real time human connection.

All work is available for sale with 20% of the proceeds going directly to Capital Fringe.

No size requirements but all pieces must be framed and ready to hang on drywall – so be mindful of weight. Any medium is welcome as long as it is hangable. Feel free to submit as many pieces as you’d like! Preference to artwork that has not been previously shown.

Email images of art to PIXIE@MISSPIXIES.COM by June 8th.
DO NOT BRING PIECES IN! JUST SUBMIT HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS VIA EMAIL.

Submit ASAP to have work considered for social media, advertising and web purposes! Must be revived before June 1st.

Juried decision will be made by 5pm June 10th.

If chosen you will receive an email including installation details.

Please join us for the opening night at Logan Fringe Arts Space – Friday July 7th 6:00pm-8:00pm!! This evening will also kick off the start to this summer’s Capital Fringe Festival! Not to be missed!

Please feel free to email with any questions!
PIXIE@MISSPIXIES.COM

Garden Tour Update!

The Trinidad Neighborhood Association Garden Tour is this Sunday, May 22nd. It is looking like it will be a nice day on Sunday but there will be plenty of rain on Saturday before we meet to socialize and walk around our neighborhood to enjoy local gardens.

We will meet between noon and 1 pm at Tony’s Secret Garden at the corner of Morse and Montello. Join us for refreshments and time to meet new neighbors or catch up with old friends. We will start walking at 1 pm and have 7 or 8 stops at gardens in the neighborhood as well as a visit to the rooftop at W.S. Jenks to see the Cultivate the City space and plants there. We will end the walk at 1708 Montello Ave NE, chez Rosetta.

We have a route map at this link so you can join the tour at any time. We will be a fairly large group and hopefully easy to find. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

 

 

 

Rally for Recess on Saturday 5/7

Games, PlayShop & Healthy Food At Playworks Rally for Recess This Saturday
https://www.playworks.org/communities/dc/events/rally-recess-2016

Saturday’s Rally for Recess in Northeast DC will feature DC Central Kitchen, local chefs, cross trainers and Playworks coaches, providing games, healthy food, demonstrations, A PlayShop training, fun toys and easy recipes. The Rally is supported by Playworks, DC Central Kitchen, the DC Department of Health, Kaiser Permanente and local food/drink donors.

Playworks is rallying for recess this spring so parents and educators can show support before school schedules are set for 2016-17. Too many area principals and superintendents are cutting down recess time to 15-20 minutes, once a day, in favor of more time in the classroom.

Research links recess not only to increasing physical activity (which fires up the brain) but also bolstering social-emotional skills and preparing students to learn back in the classroom. #SaveRecess

Playworks is collecting signatures from community members about restoring and improving recess in local District, Maryland and Virginia schools. Signatures will continue to be gathered at the Rally, and will be delivered to superintendents in mid-May.

Showing your support today will influence decision-making on recess for the 2016-17 school year!

https://www.playworks.org/communities/dc/events/rally-recess-2016

When: Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine

Where: 660 K St. NE, Washington, D.C. (J.O. Wilson Elementary School)

Who: DC Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6)
Playworks staff, DC Central Kitchen staff and J.O. Wilson Junior Coaches

What: A day of fun games and healthy food to support recess

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10 a.m Jump rope giveaway & demonstration
11 a.m. Playworks parent PlayShop (training)
12 p.m. Speakers & 10th Birthday Cake
1 p.m. Washington Capitals chef healthy food demonstration
ALL DAY:
Games led by Playworks Coaches
KaBOOM! Imagination Playground
DJ M Dot
DC Central Kitchen tasting stations

For more info: Playworks at 202-822-0097 or Susan Comfort at 202-246-5336
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Playworks believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. http://www.Playworks.org

DC Central Kitchen is America’s leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, career training, healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise. http://www.Dcck.org

Ward 5 Community Happy Hour

The Ward 5 Community Happy Hour helped support our fundraiser for youth last year. They meet every month and the next one is close to Trinidad. Details are below for anyone that may wish to attend.
Come out to one of Ward 5’s newest gathering spots for our May Happy Hour when Union Social will host us and extend their regular happy until 8 p.m. for our group:

$5 FOR 5 WINGS BUFFALO, HONEY BBQ, OLD BAY
$5 PINTS & $15 PITCHERS ALL DRAFT BEER
$6 MIXERS WELL LIQUOR
$7 WINES BY THE GLASS HOUSE RED & WHITE

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Address: Union Social, 100 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Right off the red line at NOMA, it’s easy to get to Union Social via metro, Capital Bike Share, bus or even on foot. Driving? They’ve got 2 hours of validated parking in the garage attached to the adjoining apartment building.

Catch the Breeze at Gallaudet University

Come out and Catch the Breeze at Gallaudet! DC’s Professional Ultimate team plays throughout the Spring and early Summer at Gallaudet University on Saturday evenings at 6:30pm and Sunday afternoons at 1:30pm! Bring the kids 1.5 hours early for a free youth clinic while you enjoy food, drinks including craft beer on tap, and the sounds of a live local Indie band. Then cheer on the Breeze to victory over our rivals from as close as Philadelphia or as far away as Toronto and Montréal, Canada. Tickets $10 advance / $12.50 day of game. The events are Free for all kids 12 & Under. http://tickets.the-dcbreeze.com

Home Schedule (gates open 90 min early)
Sat 4/23 6:30pm vs Toronto
Sat 5/7 6:30pm vs New York
Sun 5/22 1:30pm vs Montréal
Sat 6/4 6:30pm vs Toronto
Sat 6/11 6:30pm vs New York
Sat 6/25 6:30pm vs Philadelphia
Playoffs: July 16 or July 23

DABS Art Event at Gallaudet Pavilion

Last year the owner of HR-57, Tony Puesan, started the process to open a beer garden and music venue behind Union Market in a lot owned by Gallaudet University (GU). The event space, called Gallaudet Pavilion, will be temporary until GU develops the lot in a few years time. The entrance to the venue is on Penn Street between 5th and 6th. The business and alcohol licenses are in place and final construction of a main stage for performances and other finishes are wrapping up. They are now projecting a formal opening on or around May 1st.

As they are ready to operate Gallaudet Pavilion now they will be hosting an event this Saturday, March 13th, from noon until 5:00 pm. This event is a memorial for Berkeley Garth Leopold Wright (aka DABS), a mural artist, community activist, and photographer who passed away in November. The event will include Live Painting, a Youth Paint Jam, Yoga, Live Music and Spoken Word, DABS Photo Gallery and Tribute Art. There is a Facebook page with additional details on the public event. This will be the first of many events expected in this nearby performance venue this spring and summer. 

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Mobilizing Our Community

Last summer and fall some members of the Trinidad Community took part in Mobilizing Our Community at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The mobiles were designed and built by community members and were then on display during the H Street Festival in September. Now the largest mobile from the project is the set for a wonderful dance performance during the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival.

Here’s all the info from the Atlas Theater about the event:

See the code below for a 20% discount on tickets. The performance is great for all ages, 5 and up, but is not just for children!

**New York-based General Mischief Dance Theatre’s new production “Up and Away” is coming to Washington D.C.! The company’s new dance stories include Suite Shel inspired by the poems of Shel Silverstein, and Recreation featuring a 20-foot mobile built by Kevin Reese and Washington D.C. volunteers from the 2015 Mobilizing Our Community project! Mischief uses the power of joy and laughter to share ideas, and the performance is suitable for mischiunnamed-2efs young and old.

Saturday, February 27th at 11:30am
at the Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
Washington D.C. 20002

Tickets $10/$15

[Mobilizing Our Community participants can get 20% off using code MOBILES]

 

Thank you and hope to see you there!

Mary Hall Surface
Resident Artist and Curator
Atlas Performing Arts Center

atlasarts.org

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