03/05/15 10:30am

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Washington DC Snowball Fight Association:

“Dupont Circle Park is where it all began five years ago. We wanted to kick off our 2014/15 season over there last month, but were thwarted by National Park Service snow plows. This time, If we can somehow keep those plows from churning up the anticipated fresh snow – then let’s go! Prepare to defend OR assault the Fountain at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 5th. Which side you’re on, is totally up to you. See you in the Circle!”

03/05/15 10:05am

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Photo via ‘Lift the sled ban on Capitol Hill’

Since the petition and EHN’s efforts failed:

“Despite efforts, the sled ban has not been waived for this weekend. But if you are up for a little civil disobedience, a sled-in is planned for today at 1pm. West lawn of the Capitol. Come armed with sleds!

#sleddingisnotacrime #SledFreeOrDie”

03/05/15 9:45am

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You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

03/05/15 9:00am

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Meridian Pint [11th and Park Road, NW] will open at 10am for brunch to enjoy this (it’s going to, they swear-) snow day! Down bar opens at noon. Free cocoa for kiddos!”

and Brookland Pint 716 Monroe St, NE:

“we open at 11! Neighborhood happy hour all day! Select $4 beers if you live in 20017 and 20018, while supplies last!”

and

“The Tryst restaurant group will be open tomorrow for their regularly scheduled hours despite forecast of guaranteed snow, ice, rain, and ever other possible mix of that winter throws our way. Tryst, The Diner, Open City, The Coupe, and Open City at the National Cathedral always strive to be gathering spaces in their neighborhoods, and snow doesn’t stop that!
Stop by any of our spots for refuge, your caffeine fix, fresh-baked pastries and a variety of menu options, as well as delicious Winter Warmers that are bound to keep you warm, from the inside.

Tryst Coffeehouse, Bar & Lounge, 2459 18th St NW
Open 6:30am-12 midnight
Mulled wine—with brandy, citrus spice mulling mix $8
Honey Bourbon Chai—bourbon, honey, hot vanilla chai, whipped cream $10
Julep Toddy—bourbon, raw sugar, peppermint tea, mint leaves $9

The Diner, 2453 18th St, NW
Open 24/7
Bone Crusher—vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, pomegranate juice, lemon, lime, sparkling wine, served as a 22 oz double. Served cold, but man, will it warm you up! $11
Open City, 2331 Calvert St, NW 202-332-2331, www.OpenCityDC.com
Open 6:00am-12 midnight

Pilgrims Punch—cranberry, orange and lemon, spiced with cloves and cinnamon and spiked with a kick of bourbon $7
Chai Walla Cider—cider mulled with masala chai tea and spiked with Black Strap Rum $8
Golden Wassail—a four juice punch mulled with cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom; spiked with Black Wall dark rum $8

The Coupe, 3415 11th St, NW
Open 7am-12 midnight
Dixie Bull—Black Strap rum, hot apple cider, star anise $8
Irish Coffee—Irish whiskey, house coffee, raw sugar, whipped cream $8″

and Kangaroo Boxing Club 3410 11th St, NW:

“If the government is closed tomorrow KBC will open at Noon tomorrow for lunch!”

and The Black Squirrel, 2427 18th Street NW:

“Regardless of how much (or little) snow we get today, it’s a #SnowDay & we are OPEN at NOON for BURGER Night!

See you soon for winter’s last hurrah!”

I’ll update with more specials/openings here – if you know of some feel free to add to the comments!

03/05/15 7:11am

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From Alert DC:

Federal Offices in the Washington, DC area are closed. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency’s policies, including written telework agreements.”

DCPS public schools will be closed Thursday, March 5″

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Due to winter weather, the Bowser Administration announced that District Government will be closed on Thursday, March 5. Essential or Emergency personnel will still be required to report to work.

District Snow Emergency

A Snow Emergency will go into effect at 7 am on Thursday, March 5. By declaring a Snow Emergency, the District Snow Team (Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation) will be able to clear snow emergency routes curb to curb. To learn where a vehicle has been towed, call the Towed Vehicle Locator office at (202) 541-6083 or go to http://dpw.dc.gov/service/locate-towed-vehicle. Visit www.snow.dc.gov for the latest information on the snow emergency.

Trash Pick-Up

DC Department of Public Works will begin trash and recycling pick-ups in the morning and will continue as long as is safe. If trash and recycling pick-up is discontinued because of the snow, residents are asked to hold onto their items until their next collection day.”

03/04/15 10:05pm

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525 8th Street, SE

From Phase 1’s website:

“PHASE 1 IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

Since 1970 we’ve had our doors at 525 8th St. SE, Washington D.C.open to women. We are the oldest continually operating lesbian bar in the country. At Phase 1 we have something for everyone whether you want to come and dance the night away to the latest hip-hop, see a drag king show, listen to queer indie/punk, see some Jello wrestling, or just shoot pool, we have your fix. With reasonable drink prices, a friendly staff, and a convenient location just steps to the Eastern Market Metro we have what you’re looking for.”

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