Lukas B. Smith & Shayna Blass’ Secret Monkey Social Club returns to Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab on August 3rd, 2015 with guest bartenders and food
What: Secret Monkey Social Club, the brainchild of Lukas B. Smith (currently of Dram & Grain and Jack Rose Dining Saloon, formerly beverage director of Daikaya) and Shayna Blass (actress, singer and dancer) aims to pay homage to the cabarets of decades past with a lounge environment full of drinks and jazz.
When: Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Where: Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab, 550 Penn St. NE, Washington DC 20002
Details: Guests will enjoy five new punches prepared by Smith and guest bartenders at $9 per pour, and cabaret performances lead by Blass throughout the night. DC Based actress and jazz singer Nora Palka, as well as local five piece psychedelic funk hop band Picnibus, will be featured along with Blass. This event is 21+, and there is no door charge.
Food will be provided by Dirty South Deli (DC’s Southern influence food truck) and grills from Devin Gong of Copycat Co. Crunkcakes master baker Faith Alice Sleeper will be baking cakes inflused with booze.
The Drinks: Smith will be joined behind the bar by Carlie Steiner from Barmini and Stir Bartending Company, and Vance T. Henderson, Beverage Manager for Think Food Group and Portfolio Associate with William Grant & Sons, Sarah Rosner of Copycat Co, Andrea Tateosian of Urbana, and Rachel Kling of Quill Bar.
Union Market offers free outdoor movies again this summer. The films are projected onto the front of the building with a speaker system providing the sound. There is ample space to set up chairs or blankets or, for $10, you can park your car in the 6th Street lot for true drive-in style.
Union Market Drive In
Friday – Friday | June 5 – June 26, 2015 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Union Market Drive In is back, and just in time for Summer! Join us every Friday in June for “Flashback Fridays” where we will be showing our favorites flicks from the 80’s and 90’s.
June 5th: Jurassic Park
June 12th: Pretty Woman
June 19th: Space Jam
June 26th: Beverly Hills Cop
As always, the lot will open at 6 and the movie begins at 8. There is a $10 parking fee, but the event is free for walkers/bikers. For Tickets, click here.
Another outdoor movie series is set to get you dancing from Trinidad to NoMa, hosted by the NoMa Business Improvement District. Here’s what they have to say:
Get a watermelon and head over to the debut of NoMa Summer Screen on Wednesday, May 27. The 8th year of this popular outdoor movie series kicks-off with Dirty Dancing. In addition, this year’s danciest film series under the stars will be hosted in a new location at NoMa Junction @ Storey Park, a future development site at First and L Streets, NE, that will be transformed for 2015 into NoMa’s best temporary park yet. The new site is asphalt, so we highly recommend you bring low beach chairs or cushions.
The event starts at 7 PM, and films start at dark. DJs, giveaways, as well as the usual food trucks, picnicking, and more start when the doors open. All movies are screened with subtitles.
2015 NoMa Summer Screen Schedule:
The 2015 NoMa Summer Screen series is hosted by Storey Park, a 712,000 SF mixed-use project with office, retail and residential in the heart of NoMa, coming in 2017. Developed by First Potomac Realty Trust and Perseus Realty. For more information on Storey Park, visit www.storeypark.com. The event is sponsored by 2M, a WC Smith property, and Bozzuto’s NoMa properties: Elevation, Flats 130, 77H, Loree Grand at Union Place, and Senate Square.
Please join us on June 25 at Trinidad Rec Center!
**UPDATED flyer below – additional guests include Tree House Lounge and Holy Name Catholic Church.**
This month representatives from EDENS (the folks behind the new Union Market) will present details of the proposed Gateway Market & Residences project, which will be located at the corner of 4th St. and Florida Ave. NE. We’ll also have updates from MPD-5D and neighborhood ANCs. As always, we’d love to hear your community announcements! After this meeting, we’ll be on summer break for July and August and will meet again on September 24.
A few additional updates to share:
- DDOT has initiated a multimodal safety and planning study of Florida Ave. NE. The first community meeting was this past Wednesday at Gallaudet University, and the next public meeting will take place in September. In all, DDOT plans to have three public meetings for the study. Please sign up for updates on the study’s site, and be sure to add your comments to the interactive map.
- This past Monday, June 17, Councilmember Muriel Bowser, Chairperson of the Committee on Economic Development and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, Chairperson of the Committee on Government Operations held a joint public roundtable on the surplus and lease of the Webb School property to KIPP DC. You can read TNA’s testimony here, and more about KIPP DC’s Webb Campus here.
- Thank you to all the neighbors who helped make this year’s TNA Garden Tour a smashing success! Check out some photos from the day on Frozen Tropics.
Please join us on September 25th at the new Union Market!
This month we’ll take a short trip outside Trinidad to learn more about our new neighbor, Union Market. We’ll also have updates on various projects throughout the neighborhood, including the DC Community Heritage Project, the fall Flower Power fundraiser, Friends of Trinidad Recreation Center, and the weekly Friends of Joe Cole park clean ups. We’d also like to talk more about getting you involved with the neighborhood association, and we’d love to hear your community announcements!