Category Archives: Events

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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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.

 

Trinidad Crafting Salon with Demos

What is paper marbling? How do you make books? Join the third Trinidad Crafting Salon on Monday, June 13th at 7:00 pm to explore these crafts, work on portable projects you have started, or converse with creative neighbors. Two of our community members will be holding demonstrations of paper marbling and book making at this event so you can observe and/or try at hand at the process.

paper marbling 2Trinidad Crafting Salon at the Logan Fringe Arts Space (1358 Florida Avenue NE) is an open creative space whether you are interested in paper crafts including card making, stamping or scrapbooking; fiber arts like knitting, crocheting, or sewing; painting; drawing; making collages; photography or film-making; woodworking; writing; or any other craft. Join a group of like-minded creative neighbors at series of Craft Salons to nurture your creative side.

All are welcome and the events are free and open to the public. There book making 2are beverages available for purchase at the Fringe bar. Please share and invite your neighbors and anyone else interested in a creative space for an informal gathering to exchange ideas. See the Capital Fringe website for additional
details or the Facebook events page.

This is the third event in this series and the last scheduled one before Capital Fringe undertakes the month long theater festival.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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

A Successful but Rainy Garden Tour!

“Out of gardens grow fleeting flowers but lasting friendships.”
– Beverly Rose Hopper

The Trinidad Garden Tour was a wonderful day spent in the company of neighbors from here in Trinidad and from Carver-Langston, Atlas District and Brookland. Despite the rain and chilly weather about 35 people joined the tour today. We saw lovely flowers, garden beds, worm composting systems, bee hives, garden oasis with movie screen set ups, a library, some home renovations, and much more to spark conversation and new ideas for how to continue to transform our yards and build our community. This is the 7th or 8th garden tour and we are blessed to live in a vibrant community where long time and new residents can come together and celebrate our neighborhood and each other. 

A special thank you to Laura Casperson for taking on much of the work to organize the day. Thank you to our many gracious and generous hosts including Tony, Chris, Elise, Julie, Liz, Aaron, Tiffany, Niraj, Cultivate the City and W.S. Jenks, Andy, Greg, Timothy, Rodolfo, and Rosetta. 

A few photos from the garden tour are below. Anyone that wishes to share photos can either post them to the Trinidad Neighborhood Association Facebook page or send them to trinidadneighborhood@gmail.com. We will do another blog post with photos later in the week if we receive them to share.

Thank you again everyone and we hope that community networks and connections made or strengthened during the garden tour will continue to grow! See you again next year on the tour.

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Cultivate the City garden.

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We had a lot of umbrellas in some garden oasis.

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Raised garden beds

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Worm composting

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Home brewed beer

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Bee keeping

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Cultivate the City back yard gardening

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Enjoy the Little Things. Backyard Staples St.

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A Little Free Library

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Cultivate the City wall gardening system

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Cultivate the City on W.S. Jenks rooftop.

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Rain Boots and Umbrellas!

The garden tour is still happening despite the drizzly rain. Wear rain boots or water resistant shoes, grab your coat and umbrella, and join us at the corner of Morse and Montello. We will gather to socialize from noon to 1 pm. The tour starts at 1 pm.

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

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

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