This house is located at 1509 U Street, Southeast. The listing says:
“1906 style 3br 2.5ba home with a completely modernized interior. home sits on a tree-lined street adjacent to Ketcham elementary school. Entry level has hardwood floors and open floor plan.The galley kitchen, stainless steel and black appliancesEntry Level : Living room, dining room, den, kitchen, half bathUpper level: Three bedrooms two full bathroomsLower level: Unfinished cellar, w/d”
“American Moor, a solo play written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb, begins performances Friday, July 17, 2015 with a opening night gala to benefit the Anacostia Playhouse located at 2020 Shannon Pl SE, Washington, DC 20020. Tickets for the opening are $100 for reserved seating and $50 for general seating and include a champagne reception with the actor/playwright.
This DC area engagement will be directed by fellow actor, and regular of the DC theater scene, Craig Wallace.
American Moor is authentic and unwavering in its hope for change and forward progress. Guests are invited and encouraged to come and lend their voices to the dialogue at one of eight performances scheduled with post-show discussions: Friday, July 24; Thursday, July 30; Friday, July 31; Sunday, August 2; Friday, August 7; Sunday, August 9; Thursday, August 13; Friday, August 14. Post-show discussions are presented in partnership with Folger Shakespeare Library and Thembi Duncan.
Special guest facilitators will be announced on social media under the hashtag #MoorToThisStory.
What: AMERICAN MOOR by Keith Hamilton Cobb presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code. When: July 17-August 16, 2015. Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.
Run Time: 80 minutes
Information: www.anacostiaplayhouse.com Tickets: $25 each; Call 202-290-2328 or visit www.anacostiaplayhouse.com Where: Anacostia Playhouse. 2020 Shannon Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020
Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for East of the River residents, seniors and students.”
This rental is located at 1643 U Street Southeast. The listing says:
“Nice Detached Victorian Home w/Some Original Features 2 Levels 4-Bedrooms 2-Full Baths w/Large Rear Fenced Yard & Front Landscaped Garden Front Porch/Rear Deck Windows/Storage Sitting Rm Off Rr Bdrm Sep Dining Rm Living Rm Bright Eat-In Kitchen Pets: Case-by-Case Basis 2 Car Driveway Close to Metro/Transportation & Routes 695/295/395 Owner: Lic RE Agent Min.Income: $60K Good Credit”
“Who: Nameless Theater What: Death at the Prom, by A’Leighsha C. Butler, directed by Nia M. Barge When: April 16, April 23, April 30 Happy Hour Starts at 6pm. Show Starts at 7pm. Where: Uniontown Bar & Grill 2200 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Tickets: $15 Early Bird Tickets until Sat May 30th. Regular Tickets $20. Student and group discounts available. Order online: www.thenameless.us
Nameless, a newly formed DC-based theater company, announces the premiere of Death at the Prom, a modern murder mystery comedy show. The site-specific production, takes place in the midst of a high school prom where disaster strikes. Attendees will gather clues, question suspects and bring the murderer to justice. Rather than observing the show from behind the safety of the fourth wall, Death at the Prom, catapults audiences from their seats and into the zany world of the show.
Uniontown Bar & Grill, one of only two sit down restaurants in the transitioning Anacostia neighborhood, will morph into the prom of Green Meadow High- a fictional school plagued with the typical student cliques, overworked teachers and an overzealous principal on a mission to reclaim the school. Nameless is thrilled to bring this theatrical event to the Anacostia neighborhood, which is also home to the Anacostia Arts Center. (more…)
Photo by The Anacostia Watershed Society courtesy of 11th Street Bridge Park
From a press release:
“The first-ever Anacostia River Festival will celebrate the history, ecology and communities along the banks of the Anacostia River. The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the event, which will offer free kayaking and canoeing, musical performances, fishing and water filtration workshops, live birds of prey demonstration, a photography exhibition and a bike parade. The Anacostia River Festival is a premier event and official closing of the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
WHEN: Sunday, April 12, 2015, noon – 4 p.m.
WHERE: National Park Service’s Anacostia Park. Good Hope Road and Anacostia Drive SE
COST: Free – Family Friendly Event
FOR MORE INFORMATION: here
“We are so excited to be a part of this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival and look forward to the positive exposure it will bring to East of the River neighborhoods as well as the 11th Street Bridge Park,” said Scott Kratz, director of the 11th Street Bridge Park, a collaborative project of the D.C. City Government and non-profit Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC transforming an old freeway into a new civic space scheduled to open in 2018. “The Anacostia River is a stunning, but often forgotten, natural resource hiding in plain sight and, by collaborating with a number of existing groups, we aim to re-engage residents with this amazing urban watershed.”
The event will bring people from across the city and throughout the region to participate in hands-on art workshops, dragon boat rides, a community sing along, urban archaeology, community bicycle rides, boating and other fun activities to connect families with the natural world. (more…)
“I don’t know much about Anacostia other than its reputation [to some] – dangerous, isolated, etc. But, looking at homes, it seems like there are some beautiful homes for reasonable prices on that side of the river. Are there parts of Anacostia that are better than others where it might be smart to target a housing search?”
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“The Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative (FSFSC) and Busboys and Poets will formerly announce a partnership that will result in a restaurant and hospitality and culinary leadership training institute in Ward 8 on Martin Luther King Ave., SE.
At the press conference, FSFSC will announce that a full service Busboys and Poets restaurant will occupy approximately 7,000 square feet in the building owned and operated by the Ward 8 based nonprofit. It will also highlight its plans to operate a full-scale hospitality and culinary arts leadership training institute and new office space for FSFSC.
The Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative planned this venture with Ward 8 residents in mind. “Employment opportunities in these fields are flourishing – in the nation’s capital, and FSFSC wants to ensure Ward 8 residents are prepared and well equipped to compete for jobs in the field of culinary arts and hospitality,” states Perry Moon, Executive Director of FSFSC. “In addition, Busboys and Poets is bringing a needed amenity to the neighborhood.”
For eighteen years, FSFSC has partnered with residents, agencies, and institutions in the Southeast community to ensure a healthy and positive environment for families. The Hospitality and Culinary Leadership Institute will be one more step in providing resources and tools for residents of Ward 8.”
Anacostia Voices is written by Paul Penniman. In 2003, Paul founded Resources for Inner city CHildren, RICH, which provides tutoring and mentoring services to Anacostia High School and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School-Capitol Hill.
Travis and I had just gotten into the car for the drive back from Greensboro after his day and a half orientation at North Carolina A&T when he uttered those words regarding his going to college. He doesn’t know anyone in his neighborhood, known as “Lench Mob,” who are going to or who have graduated from college. He is a first generation college attendee, as are D and W, MATHletes all, whom RICH has been working with since freshman year of high school. Travis is excited but nervous, D is jumping out of his skin to start at Morehouse College, and W is incredibly nervous as he approaches the day I leave him at South Carolina State.
It has been an amazing journey for these three scholars. They have endured abuse, neglect, and loss throughout their childhoods. Their teachers at Anacostia High School and members of the RICH staff are some of the steadiest adults in their lives. It will be an awesome experience to help deliver them all of them to their respective campuses.
Historically, 3% of Anacostia students have finished college. Since the terrific Achievers Program has started, that number has jumped to about 15%. RICH is committing resources to help Travis, W, and D finish college, as well as many others. As RICH’s community ages, we need to make sure we don’t say good-bye to them at high school graduation.
One of our first scholars, a boy who attended Maya Angelou and then Virginia Tech, has invited me to his wedding in the fall down South. Seeing him achieve another milestone in his life will give me the opportunity to visit the three MATHletes who are beginning the achievement of their next milestone. As our staff repeatedly tells me, many of whom have taught in many schools and school settings, “This is the most rewarding work we have ever done.”
This District emergency resolution attached above is not acceptable. It is targeted at present, to the residential development proposed at the commercial corridor on Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE. Which is also in the Historic District.
It’s content is based on unfounded fear mongering, and is beneath the City and pandering. Near term development along the Historic District of Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE is inevitable and occurring. Language in the Resolution is attempting to create poor, substandard outcomes with old, stale facts.
Where developers want to establish affordable housing developments in historic districts, to preserve the City’s heritage, they must be compelled to accomplish the developments within the reasonable historic guidelines. Passage of the legislative, as is, has the potential to alter the landscape of the historic district. The present language is sweeping and broad. (more…)