From a press release:

“The cherry blossoms are gone, and the temperatures are rising, which means another D.C. summer is almost here. The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) kicks off the first of 22 Farragut Fridays on May 6, in Farragut Square Park at Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Last year, more than 39,000 people attended Farragut Fridays.

Farragut Fridays is a free outdoor summer event that brings together area workers, residents, and visitors to enjoy innovative activities in one of the city’s most well-known parks. Throughout the day, people can use the free Wi-Fi at Outdoor Office (9–11 a.m., 3–5 p.m.), enjoy a variety of activities at Picnic in the Park (Noon–2 p.m.), and spread out their blankets for an election-themed Golden Cinema (Sunset). The complete schedule of activities and movie titles can be found at goldentriangledc.com/farragutfridays.

Grab some lunch and enjoy a Picnic in the Park with the unique pop-up experiences coming each week — from programming courses to musical performances and some adoptable puppy playtime.

The pop-up schedule includes: (more…)

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Last night a man on a bicycle was struck by a car at 13th and M Street NW around 10:15pm. After calling 911, a few of us gathered around him to do what we could until the ambulance arrived. One woman supported his neck, I held his hand, someone else checked his pulse and a few others offered any help they could. He was badly injured. I cannot stop thinking about him, and I just want to know if he is okay. I know this is eerily similar to the post you shared earlier in the week. If anyone knows what happened to him or how to find out, please share. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”

1132 19th Street, NW

Bonfire is from the owners of Provision No. 14 in Logan Circle.

Their facebook page says:

“We can’t wait to serve you up specialty drinks starting this weekend with ‪#‎BonfireDC‬’s soft opening!!

Yes, there will be happy hour specials beginning Monday, May 2, from 3-8 pm!

A new restaurant serving Modern American Bar Fare, while featuring 20+”very” craft beers, “from the hearth” cocktail menu and fine wines”

And details on their Grand Opening Wednesday:

“Please join us as we take glamping to the next level with our unveiling of the Social Restaurant Group’s newest concept, Bonfire, a fiery 3-level space, featuring a dazzling rose gold bar, unique floor to ceiling murals, and of course, a massive built-in fireplace. Bonfire’s Grand Opening will be held on Wednesday, May 4 through Friday, May 6 , but if you just can’t wait to get a peek, we will host several soft openings beginning on Friday, April 29 through Tuesday, May 3. Come sample our cast iron campfire cookery, extensive menu of creative s’mores, and barrel wood-smoked cocktails.

Wednesday’s Grand Opening will feature a complimentary champagne glass for each guest, a dj spinning our favorite beats on the 2nd floor lounge, and photographers snapping shots all night. We thank you for your continued support of our ventures, and we can’t wait to raise our glasses in celebration with you all!

If you would like to dine with us, please make your reservation on Seatme: https://www.seatme.yelp.com/r/bonfire

We promise this is one glamping experience you will not want to miss!”


“Dear PoPville,

Can you help me find witnesses to a crash yesterday? I was involved in a car/bicycle crash on 17th st. nw, between Pennsylvania and F. I was on my bike. Several people were on the sidewalk, but they were gone by the time MPD showed up. If anyone saw anything, I’d like to talk to them. [email protected]

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

Thanks to a reader for sharing:

“In doing our piece for the Student Debt Challenge we’ve told you about, we’re helping to host a free and unique in-person workshop talking you through federal student loan repayment options with a special guest from the White House. You can even bring friends and colleagues! Here are the details:

Student Debt Challenge Workshop: Helping Student Loan Borrowers with Income-Driven Repayment Plans and Loan Forgiveness

April 27, 2016, 4:00pm ET – 5:00pm ET


Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor

At this event experts will give individuals with student loan debt, as well as human resource staff across the city, a better understanding of the basics of student loan repayment and loan forgiveness programs to help spread the word about these important programs.”

duck defenders
Photo by Judy

Ed. Note: I love that three separate readers captured and sent us the shot above. Thanks to all. As since we’re in the season – if you catch a great duck scene or any greatness for that matter please email [email protected] or tweet us @PoPville Thanks!

Heidi writes this morning: “I think the ducks learned how to read.”

Photo by The Basics

And yesterday The Basics captured the great scene above: “check out this act of animal kindness on 13th Street NW!”