Category Archives: Recreation

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.

 

 

 

 

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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Suited Up to Play Basketball

Last fall TNA organized a fundraiser at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club to support youth programs in our community. Basketball uniforms for children at the Trinidad Recreation Center were one of the items purchased with funds raised by community members. If you haven’t had a chance to catch one of the games, here are some photos of a game played last Saturday, February 20th against a team from Benning Stoddert Recreation Center. The Trinidad team’s new uniforms are in red.

Great effort by the Trinidad team!

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Trinidad Crafting Salon

Do you do crafts of any kind? Are you looking for inspiration to start working on a craft project? Do you have a resolution to build craft-related skills this year? Are you interested in sharing your skills with others? Are you seeking new ideas or design inspiration?

A Trinidad Crafting Salon at the Logan Fringe Arts Space (1358 Florida Avenue NE) may be the place to start 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 this year.

There are three dates scheduled and all are welcome!

  • Monday, February 8
  • Monday, April 18th
  • Monday, June 13th

These events are free and open to the public. Please share and invite your neighbors and anyone else interested in a creative space for an informal gathering to exchange ideas.

Bring portable craft projects to work on at the Craft Salon and to spark discussions.

⏱ Running time: 120 minutes

👥 Recommended for all ages

How to Fringe

This past summer was the first Capital Fringe Festival based in Trinidad since Fringe moved to their  location on Florida Avenue. If you are ready to move from watching theater shows to producing or performing in one at next year’s festival, see the announcement below that was recently posted by Fringe on how to participate.

Message from Capital Fringe: 

Applications to the 11th Annual Capital Fringe Festival, July 7 to 24, 2016 now open
The Fringe Festival is a self-producing performing arts festival where established and emerging artists can present their work free of a selection process. The Fringe Festival takes place in July with over 140 productions, roughly 800 individual performances, showcasing 5,000 artists for over 30,000 patrons each year. The Fringe Festival is DC’s largest and most anticipated performing arts festival. It is just the place for you to showcase your most daring, raw and authentic live performance work.

We’re excited to be continuing to hold performances here in Trinidad, at the Logan Fringe Arts Space on Florida Ave NE. For 2016, we’ll continue to use venues at Gallaudet, the Atlas and W.S. Jenks. We’ll be adding venues in the neighborhood and in Downtown DC.

Participation in the Festival is an opportunity for you to develop your work in a competitive, but encouraging, environment with an in-built audience. Fringe staff will guide you through the producing process, allowing you to develop your own skills. It is a chance for you to build up your press portfolio (all Fringe shows are reviewed by at least 2 publications), get feedback from audiences and other artists, and earn a majority share of ticket revenue (in 2015, participants earned an average of $1,275 in ticket revenue).

Full information on participating, including links to our online applications, can be found here https://www.capitalfringe.org/for-artists/fringe-festival Additionally, we will be hosting a How to Fringe session on Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30pm at the Logan Fringe Arts Space, 1358 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC, 20002. Email alex@capitalfringe.org to RSVP.

Applications for Fringe Run Venue shows close at 5pm EST on Friday, January 8, 2016 and for Find Your Own Venue shows close at noon EST on Friday, March 4, 2016.

If you have any questions about taking part in the Capital Fringe Festival, please get in touch! You can call us at 202.737.7230, Monday to Friday, 11am – 7pm or email alex@capitalfringe.org.

Spray Parks to Close for the Season on September 7

You have another month to enjoy the spray park at Joe Cole Recreation Center. The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced closure schedule for  spray parks, outdoor pools, and children’s pools. The spray parks will close on Labor Day, September 7th. Outdoor pools will start closing on August 16th.

Cool Off at the Joe Cole Spray Park

DPR kicks off summer this Saturday by opening all outdoor pools and spray parks, including the spray park at the Joe Cole Park. The water will be on from 10am to 7pm on weekends, then daily starting June 22nd.

Photo by Robert Mann-Thompson

Photo by Robert Mann-Thompson

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