cleveland school
via gofundme

From an email:

“I wanted to let you and your readers know that this Saturday, August 6, from 10 -2, the PTA will be hosting a yard sale at Cleveland Elementary School, 1825 8th St. NW. Depending on the weather, it will either be on the playground or inside the building. We’ll be selling freshly laundered uniform clothing in navy and white, as well as all sorts of household and child items for low, low prices! Our PTA must make up a $30K shortfall for this coming year to pay for necessary supplies, because the funds that would normally go for those things were used to save our Science and Reading Specialist teachers.

At least stop by to enjoy some delicious cupcakes — they will go fast!
Another way to support our school is to donate funds via our GoFundMe page at Or donate needed supplies directly here:
On behalf of Cleveland parents, students, teachers and staff, we greatly appreciate any and all support from the community!
And a shoutout to Four Points developers and Shaw Main Streets for covering the cost of laundering the uniforms!”

1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“For its second monthly benefit event “A Good Reason to Drink,” Bar Dupont will raise funds for Food & Friends, a D.C. based non-profit on a mission to provide medically-specialized meals and nutrition counseling to people living with life-challenging illnesses.

On Wednesday, July 27, beginning at 11:00 a.m. the neighborhood restaurant in Dupont Circle will donate 15% of its proceeds from the day’s sales to support Food & Friends. In addition, a special extended happy hour will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. that day, featuring live music from DJ Cuzzin B, food and drink specials, and a chance to learn more about Food & Friends’ work in the community.

Happy Hour specials at Bar Dupont include $5 drafts, select wines for $6 per glass, and $7 specialty cocktails including cool and fizzy Moscow Mules and refreshing Deconstructed Grapefruits with Lemongrass Vodka, St. Germain, and San Pelligrino Limonata. Happy Hour food specials are $5 and include savory, herbal Lamb Meatballs, spicy grilled Shishito Peppers, crisp roasted Brussels Sprouts and the bar’s famous Dupont Fries.”


From an email:

“it’s that time of our year again .. for our annual tiki party aka fundraiser for DASH

it will be on sunday july 24th from 3pm – 8pm
we have a line up of contests: limbo at 6pm, hawaiian shirt contest at 6:30 pm, and hula hoop contest at 7pm (prizes will go out to the winners)

all proceeds from tecate and a tiki-inspired punch will go to DASH (as well as a suggested donation for grilled kebabs, grilled pineapple, grilled veggie skewers, grilled chicken, and half smokes)”

14th and Quincy St, NW


Thanks to a reader for sending this DC Fundraiser for WV Flood:

“Thursday at 6 PM – 9 PM
Smoke & Barrel
2471 18th St NW

Start your 4th of July weekend off by helping out families in NEED!

West Virginia families are seriously devastated by major flooding over the past week. We can’t make it home to help, but we’re determined to do all we can from here and we need you in too.

Please join us and our very special guest the Honorable Nick Rahall this Thursday, downstairs at Smoke and Barrel for great beer and good company.

We will have some great drink specials and we’ll be raffling off some cool prizes, so don’t miss it!

Money raised will be donated to United Way of Central WV. If you can’t be in attendance, please donate on their website.

We’re looking for raffle items so if you’d like to contribute, please reach out to one of the hosts!”


“Thanks to all who commented and reached out after the 6 senior feral cats from Shepherd Alley, being displaced by the new Marriott construction, were featured in the 4/29/16 Afternoon Animal Fix. To give you an update, we have, thanks to the PoPville community, found these cats a wonderful sanctuary home in Maryland, and have successfully trapped 5 of the cats as of this writing. We are taking them for senior feral work-ups at a local vet, including testing, vaccinations, and treatment for any issues.

We are hoping to ask the kind hearts of the community to help out with funding. Any donations go directly to the 501(c)3 rescue that is managing the relocation of the cats, Four Paws Rescue Team. Please go to and donate if you can. Every little bit helps! Thank you so much!”

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail Please Note this is NOT an events calendar.


“Dear PoPville,

StreetWise Partners will be hosting its 8th Annual Taste of Success DC on Thursday, June 23 at the LongView Gallery in Shaw. Tickets are $80, which gets you unlimited sips and samples of some of DC’s best food and drink spots while networking with hundreds of young professionals – all of which benefits the StreetWise Partners’ life-changing career mentoring and career development program for unemployed adults in the DMV.

Tasting participants include Founding FarmersLuke’s LobsterStarr Hill BreweryZenebech InjeraCirca, Slipstream, Mon Ami GabiCotton & Reed DistilleryFig & OliveMamma LuciaFireflyTonicPJ Clarke’s and more. In addition, musical entertainment will be provided by DJ LeCisco, and there will be an after party with extended happy hour deals next door at A&D Bar.

Tickets are available online at:

Event sponsors include: Renaissance Strategic Advisors, Schagrin Associates, T-Rex Corporation, Advisory Board Company, The Avascent Group, Boldwater Resources, Dinte Executive Search, Peter & Tina Ortez, O’Ryan Drilling, OD Rentals, S.C. Herman and Associates, Sabine Pipe

Questions? Interested in serving as an event sponsor? Want to bring a group? Contact Jared Launius at [email protected]


From an email:

“Fourth Matt Shlonsky Memorial Fund Happy Hour

-To date, we’re 7k away from our minimum goal of $50,000. As you know, this will allow the fund to live perpetuity off the interest gained from the endowment.

-Secondly, tomorrow we are hosting our next fundraiser at 6pm at Lost & Found (1240 9th St, NW.) With (really really good) tickets from the Nationals donated as raffle prizes and door donations, we hope to get close to that 50k number. Event info is linked here.

122 Blagden Alley NW

The accolades make even more sense now…

From an email:

“The Dabney has not one or two but FOUR versions of the classic cocktail to suit your drinking needs. They include:

– Negroni Classico: Fords Gin, Campari, Cocchi di Torino, Orange Oil

– Negroni Spagliato: Green Hat Navy Strength Gin, Don Ciccio E Figli Cinque, Campari, Old Hill Betwixt Cider, gin botanicals

– Rhubarb Negroni: Bluecoat Gin, H&H Rainwater Madeira, Sfumato Amaro, Rhubarb

– Negroni Jello Shots: Yes, you read correctly. Smooth Ambler Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, gelatin

Each take on the Negroni is $13, and half the price of each drink purchased will go to DC Greens, an amazing local organization that chef Jeremiah Langhorne and the team at The Dabney work with regularly.

Negroni Week runs through this Sunday, June 12.

DC Greens uses the power of partnerships to support food education, food access, and food policy, in the nation’s capital. They’re working toward a city where food education is on the menu in every classroom; where doctors write prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables as a matter of course; where urban agriculture is a valued element of our cityscape; and where zip code doesn’t determine life expectancy.”

1240 Upshur Street, NW

From Annie’s:

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Help someone get to work, school and health services.

Bikes for the World ( will be collecting used bicycles and sewing machines at both locations of Annie’s Ace Hardware ( Bikes for the World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity which recondition the bicycles and distribute them to people who need them to get to work, school, and health services.

A $10 per bike donation is suggested to defray a share of the cost of shipping to overseas charity partners, A receipt will be provided for all material and cash donations. Checks accepted.

Petworth: 1240 Upshur Street, NW 202-726-2658
Brookland: 3405 8th Street, NE 202-529-2658”


From an email:

“Join Team Geared for Good on Thursday, May 12, from 5-7 at the Navy Yard Gordon Biersch for a happy hour in support of Bike MS Chesapeake Challenge and the National MS Society, Greater DC-Maryland Chapter! The generous brewmasters at GB Navy Yard will be tapping a NEW hoppy India Red Ale and the proceeds from 5-7 will be going to Bike MS: Greater DC-Maryland! We’ll have delicious apps, #MSactivist orange themed goodies, and raffle prizes — so come enjoy an evening out in support of a great cause.”