1631 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“Detroit-based manufacturer and outfitter Shinola will invite 14th St. trick-or-treaters to their DC flagship on Saturday, October 31 for free Halloween snacks and activities. From 1 to 3pm, the shop will offer complimentary face painting and treats from District Donuts to passerby patrons. All are invited to dress up, shop and enjoy the spooky occasion.”


From DPW:

“The public is invited to attend a free, citywide “Truck Touch” Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 8 am to 1 pm at RFK Stadium, Lot 7. A host of DC government agencies will present and demonstrate nearly 30 vehicles used to clean and repair streets, change traffic lights, collect refuse, clear snow, provide emergency services, administer mobile health care, and more.

This is the city’s eighth Truck Touch, which is coordinated annually by the DC Department of Public Works. Its popularity throughout the Washington metropolitan area over the years has led visitor attendance to grow from several hundred to several thousand. Last year, more than 3,000 residents came out to climb on packer, sweeper and boom trucks; sit atop MPD’s Mounted Unit’s police horse and maneuver the levers of a police chopper; ride Segways, and test drive electric sedan vehicles. Residents also learned how potholes are repaired, sewers are vacuumed, and received information about vital city services.

DC’s Citywide Truck Touch features vehicles from the District departments of Public Works, Transportation, Health, Employment Services, Parks and Recreation, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the DC Water and Sewer Authority. Other agencies will also be available to provide direct services and disseminate information about other DC government agencies.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

“Dear PoPville,

I am a little stuck and wondered if you could help. My daughter turns 5 in June and we want to have a birthday party at a 3rd party vendor in the city and not in MD or VA. The zoo has great parties but is a little expensive. We are looking into the building museum too. I wondered if you had suggestions for any other ideas that we could explore that wouldn’t be astronomical.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

From an email:

“D.C. Parenthood: Who Stays and Who Leaves?

For the analysis I tracked people from 2001 to 2012 in D.C.’s local income tax data.

The analysis suggests that:

· Once D.C. residents have their first child they’re more likely to leave the city than other residents.

· The first four years after having a child is when parents are more inclined to leave compared to the rest of residents. After that, exit rates drop to near or below those of the general population.

· New parents today appear to leave the city at rates similar to the rates of people who became new parents in early 2000’s.

· Middle-income new parents are more likely to leave D.C. than low- and high-income new parents.

· The neighborhoods that lose the largest portion of new parents are downtown or close to the city’s center. Zip codes 20011 (Brightwood Park, Petworth) and 20002 (Capitol Hill, Eckington, Kingman Park, Trinidad) are the most popular among new parents paying taxes in the city, both the year their first child is born and five years later.”

Read the full report below:

D.C. Parenthood – Who Stays and Who Leaves (PDF)


From an email:

“On Saturday from 12-2 we will be doing a pumpkin painting at Brookland Pint (716 Monroe St, NE)! While supplies last, we will be handing out pumpkins and supplying paint for the kids to decorate! This is the start point for the annual “Boo-land Halloween Parade” which will have the kids heading over to Turkey Thicket park to end.

On Monday Meridian Pint (11th and Park Rd, NW) will have a craft & cider happy hour. Halloween arts & crafts will be provided alongside complimentary hot apple cider for the kids. This our third annual event and is sure to be a ton of fun again!”