Category Archives: Events
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.
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.
Trinidad 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 are 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.
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.
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.
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!
“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 email@example.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.
Cultivate the City garden.
We had a lot of umbrellas in some garden oasis.
Raised garden beds
Home brewed beer
Cultivate the City back yard gardening
Enjoy the Little Things. Backyard Staples St.
A Little Free Library
Cultivate the City wall gardening system
Cultivate the City on W.S. Jenks rooftop.
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.
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!
Games, PlayShop & Healthy Food At Playworks Rally for Recess This Saturday
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!
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
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
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
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
Starting April 9, the Trinidad Neighborhood Association plans to host neighborhood clean-ups the second Saturday of every month (cancellations may occur due to weather). We need volunteers to come out and clean-up for a Trash Free Trinidad.
We hope you will join us! Please use the Sign-Up Genius link to RSVP — this helps us plan.
Dates: April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9
Times: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Meeting point: Joe Cole Rec Center (Neal Street side)
Trash bags will be provided; consider bringing your own garden gloves. Dress for the weather!
On April 9th we will have a post-clean up pizza party hosted by 405 Yoga for our volunteers and neighbors. We appreciate the support from our local businesses as we work together to clean-up our streets and sidewalks.