“At approximately 1:10 AM, there was an armed carjacking at 18th Street and Independence Avenue SE. Two victims were inside of an automobile when they were approached by two suspects on foot. One suspect produced a handgun and ordered the victims out of the car. The suspects then fled with the victim’s car Eastbound on Independence Avenue. The First District Detectives office is investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
“The 7th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Presented by Living Classrooms is two weeks away and Festival organizers are excited to announce the set times, activities, and partnerships that will be featured at this year’s celebration.
TICKETS & FESTIVAL INFO
The Festival will take place on Saturday, April 30th on Kingman Island in Washington, DC from Noon till 8pm.
Funds from the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival benefit Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region and are allocated to the continued maintenance and restoration of the island and to Living Classrooms’ hands-on educational and environmental programming in Washington, DC.
GA Tickets & Friends of Living Classroom Passes can be purchased HERE
This unit is located at 284 15th Street, Southeast. The listing says:
“Don’t miss this bright & sunny Hill East 1 BD/1 BA condo. Spacious open floorplan and large patio perfect for BBQs offer ample entertaining space. Unit features granite & SS app; large BD with walk-in closet; and storage unit. Enjoy the finest in urban living just 2 blocks to Safeway & 4 blocks to Potomac Ave Metro & Harris Teeter. Best of all – directly across the street from the Pretzel Bakery.”
“To clarify~ the items on site belong to our partner REI and are there temporarily as props to support the REI stage at the bluegrass festival on 4/30. The astroturf and potted trees will be removed from the island after the festival. REI brings hundreds of volunteers to help clean up the island each April (including 300 volunteers this weekend!). Funds raised from the bluegrass festival (a zero-waste event) go directly to support hands-on education programming for inner-city youth. To learn more about Living Classrooms’ education and job-training programs, visit www.livingclassrooms.org. Thanks for your concern, but you don’t have anything to worry about – we all have Kingman’s best interest at heart! Hope to see you on April 30th on Kingman Island!”
Although I’ve never seen any education programming, I thought that Kingman Island was supposed to be an environmental classroom – partly because the Kingman Island Bluegrass festival claims to be raising money for environmental education on the island.
Recently I’ve noticed that a large number of trees have been cut down and replaced with grass, non-native trees, and AstroTurf.
“At approximately 10:45 PM, an armed carjacking occurred in the 1800 block of A St SE. As the victim was getting into his vehicle, he was approached by two suspects armed with handguns, who ordered him out of the car. The two suspects entered the vehicle and were joined by two other males who were standing nearby. The four suspects fled North on 18th St with the victim’s vehicle. This case is being actively investigated by the First District Detectives Office. Anyone who may have information is asked to call the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”
Ed. Note: On Tuesday night approximately 9:20pm there was an armed carjacking in the 1300 block of Constitution Ave, NE.
“Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced on Monday evening, the details of two conceptual plans for the 190-acre RFK Stadium-Armory Campus site, with design concepts by OMA New York, led by partner Jason Long, in partnership with DC-based program management team, Brailsford & Dunlavey. Located in the Southeast corridor of the District, the transformational vision for the iconic RFK Campus delivers holistic concepts for the site that leverage the District’s waterfront, provide neighborhood serving amenities and connect the current site with increased and sustainable green space, flexible recreational fields and natural access to pedestrian-friendly paths. The conceptual planning effort also envisions phasing the implementation of short-term and long-term program elements for the site.
Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA
“After extensive planning, outreach, public input and involvement, the entire Events DC board and staff are so proud to present these two conceptual plans for the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus,” said Max Brown, chairman of the Board of Directors for Events DC. “Our vision for the Campus’ future –which is aligned with community wants and needs – is to create a special and amazing place that celebrates the District of Columbia’s beauty and history – while also acting as a shining example of urban living that can attract residents and visitors, while at the same time, maintain the rich and strong local identity that currently is appreciated and valued by all of us.”
Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA
Events DC, in collaboration with OMA New York and Brailsford and Dunlavey, participated in a series of stakeholder and community engagement sessions that focused on capturing input on a new urban vision for the 190-acre Campus surrounding the historic RFK Stadium, Festival Grounds and the DC Armory. The site benefits from its positioning adjacent to the National Mall axis, prominent neighborhoods and its access to a waterfront gateway along the Anacostia River which has been underutilized for decades. (more…)
“WHAT: Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, will host a citywide community meeting to unveil initial concepts for the RFK Stadium-Armory campus redevelopment project. The conceptual designs will feature anchor facilities, recreational spaces and connectivity across the 190 acre site, creating a sense of place for the Campus that resonates with the surrounding community and across the District.
The meeting will be led by Events DC as well as the project management team from Brailsford and Dunlavey and the architectural firm, OMA.
WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2016 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center – West Salon
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
TRANSPORTATION: Take the Metro yellow or green lines to Mt. Vernon Sq. / 7th St – Convention Center station
“The National Cannabis Festival today announced De La Soul as the headlining performer for the inaugural event taking place on April 23, 2016, at the Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Lead-up performances by dancehall sensation Jesse Royal, Thievery Corporation’s Congo Sanchez, DC gogo favorites Backyard Band and local reggae group Nappy Riddem will set the tone for an afternoon of art, advocacy and education in celebration of progress on ending cannabis prohibition. (more…)
This unit is located at 1401 K Street, Southeast. The listing says:
“NEW ON THE MARKET! Gorgeous brand new 4-unit condo by ERB offers modern & classic aesthetics throughout. #3 is an unbelievably large open floor plan, wonderful space including marble chef’s Kit w/ SS appliances, 2 marble baths (MBA w/ stall shower), large walk-in closets. Low fee in boutique bldg in an enviable quiet block near hottest area! SF & taxes est. Parking avail. #1 and #2 avail to see 2!”