I was wondering about ideas for a fun New Years Eve in the district and/or within a few short hours away (i.e. Baltimore, Atlantic City, etc). Despite living in DC for a while, it’ll be my first NYE here.”
Please add your suggestions in the comments – Here’s a few options from some emails:
“Break from tradition, sparklers and bottle service and ring in 2014 with a New Year’s Eve art party. You’ll enjoy awesome music, your own canvas, walls you can paint on and a glitter splashed mid-night champagne toast. Soak it all in as the ArtJamz Dupont Studio is transformed into a rocking art-filled New Year’s art happening filled with partying Picassos, revelling Rothkos and crazy Khalos.
Three packages are available From 10PM until 1AM — Silver $60, Gold $65 and Platinum $70. They each include different sized canvas, 3hrs of studio time, hors d’oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast, access to a smock, easel and unlimited guidance, paints, glitter, brushes, graffiti markers and other arty materials. ArtJammers have the option to order champagne, wine and beer from the bar a la carte throughout the night or select a 2.5HR Open Bar ADD ON Package for $40 from 1030PM to 1230AM.
ArtJamz Glitter Ball NYE 2014
Date: December 31st, 2013 – January 01, 2014
Time: 10:00PM – 1:00AM
Location: ArtJamz Dupont Studio, 1728 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20009
Attire: Tuxedo T-shirts and Art Studio Chic (i.e. nice stuff you don’t mind getting paint on)
Contact: email@example.com or call 202-709-8096″
“Mothership is All you can eat & drink party to ring in the new year with 8 beers on tap from 3 Stars Brewing Company and a plethora of passed hors d’oeuvres.
$75 per person.
Reservations 202.629.3034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Per our contractor, DC water is charging us $450 to put a camera down the sewer line so they can determine whether the problem is on the city side or on our side. I’ve had some sketchy interactions with DC water in the past. Does this sound about right to those who have had experience with this?”
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“Stunning 3 lvl home w/ PARKING in sought-after Kalorama. Convenient to Metro, shops & restaurants, Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Woodley Park, National Zoo, Rock Creek Park trails & 3 different playgrounds. Quiet, tree-lined street in the desirable Oyster-Adams school district. Spectacular kitchen w/ island, fireplace, custom mouldings, hardwood, spacious BRs, pristine baths. LL in-law suite.”
On December 3rd (last week) I saw your notice regarding the Silver Alert for 82-year-old John Jeffers, missing from Columbia Heights. I work downtown by McPherson Square, and vaguely remembered seeing someone who fit that description by my office.
Figuring I should call it in, I dialed the MPD number listed (202-727-9099). The person who answered did not seem to know what I was talking about, asking me repeatedly which police district I was referring to. As I don’t know the geographic districts off the top of my head…I stated again that he was missing from Columbia Heights and I was calling in a possible sighting by McPherson Square. Finally she gave me the number for the Third District police station (she couldn’t transfer me because apparently the main MPD phone system was down).
When I called the Third District Station at 202-673-6815, the call was not answered, so I left a voicemail stating my name and phone number (twice!) and that I was calling in a possible sighting of missing John Jeffers.
A week and a day has passed, and nobody has called me back. I’m writing to ask, is this standard? If it were my loved one missing I would want (and expect) the police to follow up on every lead and take every bit of information seriously, or at least get some specifics before using or dismissing the information. To my knowledge, John Jeffers is still missing.”
These days, it can be hard to imagine that there are still alternatives to big corporate banks in DC. The architecture of our main thoroughfares speaks to the large presence of these giants. On Connecticut Avenue between Dupont Circle and K Street, there are 14 big bank locations. And it doesn’t count the large number of ATMs in pharmacies.
But when millions of people deposit their money into a big bank, do they actually know where it goes? Unlike banks, credit unions are not-for-profits where the members themselves own the credit unions. This means that the financial profits go back to members and the community, rather than to shareholders. With regular banks, 97% of the money you deposit can leave the community but credit unions last year distributed over $5.3 billion back to members. (more…)
You probably already know Milk Cult as DC’s first motorcycle based mobile ice cream vendors (if you didn’t -you do now). Well, get excited, the duo is gearing up for their next project.
Enter: The Sanctuary.
Milk Cult’s pop-up style Cafe. They are creating a space for people to come and stay a while, where they can enjoy the highest quality of coffee, food, and soak up the Milk Cult experience. The Sanctuary will provide a full espresso bar, free wi-fi, and a full fledged savory program featuring their take on brunch-style tacos. Basing their operation out of Union Kitchen, the pop-up cafe is a springboard for Ed and Patrick’s passion for quality food in a welcoming atmosphere.”
You can read more background info here and make a loan here.
“The pop-up will be open from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. during the week and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends…does breakfast tacos ($3 apiece, or three for $9) with a twist: Scrambled eggs come atop flour tortillas with corned beef hash and arugula, or bacon and chives. Mine, with a tater-tot hash (yes!), tomatillo and a foam of lemony hollandaise, might have been the biggest departure from an actual taco, but it was tasty nonetheless.”
“It’s fitting, we think, that the newest addition to H Street comes from the oldest CrossFit affiliate in the DC Metro area: CrossFit DC. It’s with great pride that we announce the opening of our second CrossFit affiliate inside the historic 4500 square-foot space at 1365 H Street NE, formerly occupied by H Street Playhouse.
CrossFit DC was the first CrossFit affiliate to open in the DC-Metro area back in 2005 – one of the first 50 in the world, actually. But beyond our history, what really sets us apart is how we apply our knowledge and experience. We emphasize coaching and community above all else. Everyone who comes through our doors is treated as an equal, regardless of background or ability, and workouts are designed to be accessible to members from all walks of life. What we’ll bring to H Street is far more than just a gym; ours is a professional strength and conditioning training center with an emphasis on fun, challenging workouts and community through fitness.
We anticipate opening our doors in early Spring of 2014, and look forward to becoming a great neighbor and a vital part of the H Street community – whether by sponsoring charity events, partnering with local businesses, or simply maintaining a high-quality facility that channels the vibe of the neighborhood.”
Thanks to all who sent the sad word of Moroni and Brothers Pizza closing at 4811 Georgia Ave, NW. Moroni and Brothers opened up back in 2007 and for a while had some of the best pizza in town. There is now a very sad voice mail when you call them – saying they’ve closed for they don’t know how long and something about getting in trouble. Moroni was definitely a pioneer and while they strayed a bit from the original focus on Neapolitan pizza – they will be missed by many. Hopefully, they’ll be able to reopen at some point and return to their original glory. You can still see their delicious pizza menu here.