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Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh Bassett

Always a fun time – Canal Park:

“2nd & M Street, SE

Hours of Operation:

Monday & Tuesday: 12pm-7pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 12pm-9pm
Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday: 11am-7pm


Adults: $9.00
Children/Seniors/Military: $8.00
Skate Rental: $4.00

Weekly Specials & Events

Tuesday: 2-for-1 Tuesdays (2 admissions for the price of 1!)
Thursday: College Night 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: Rock & Skate 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: Cartoon Skate 11:00 am – 1:00 pm”

National Gallery of Art (Sculpture Garden): (more…)

1220 Half Street, SE

A reader reports:

Buffalo Wild Wings‘ Navy Yard is opening November 16, but the construction is now gone and they are just training staff. Beyond Leo’s pizza and wings, it’s the only food option between the half street navy yard metro exit and our home, so we’re super excited. Big Stick is practically across the street, but it’ll be nice not to backtrack to get home. Doesn’t look like they will have space for outdoor seating though, which is a bummer.”


A reader writes:

“Writing to report a found dog near Nationals Park in SE DC. He is a small terrier mix, collar and flea collar but no tags and no microchip. Lucky for this little guy, Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) ( was running an adoptions event in the area and the nice people who found him brought him to the adoptions event. He is currently at the WARL shelter-202-726-2556.”

via google maps

From MPD:

“Last night at approximately 9:20pm, a citizen was approached by a lone assailant and robbed of his property at gunpoint in the 900 block of NJ Ave SE.

An off duty MPD officer observed the offense and immediately summoned assistance. Within 30 seconds a plainclothes detective was on the scene and observed the suspect retrieving from the area. The victim of the robbery then suddenly re-appeared and tackled the suspect.

The detective along with other MPD members intervened and placed the suspect under arrest. All property belonging to the victim along with an imitation pistol were recovered.

As with all arrests, we are reviewing this case to ascertain any correlation to other similar offenses.”

300 Tingey Street, SE

Pacers’ new Navy Yard location opens today in the Boilermaker Shops.


and a peek inside courtesy Pacers:

“Join us on Thursday October 22 at 7pm for our inaugural fun run, a pub run with BlueJacket Brewery! Meet at the Navy Yard store at 7pm for a 3-5 mile fun run followed by drinks with our neighbors at Bluejacket. Or run with the group from the 14th Street Store and Finish at Blue Jacket! Be sure to bring a metro card.”


25 Potomac Avenue, SE

Back in August there was a placard posted for Bardo Riverfront.

Take two – this placard says:

“Outdoor Beer Garden. Beer made on premise. Food Trucks to supply food. Total number of Summer Garden seats: 700. Total Occupancy Load: 750. Brew Pub Endorsement.”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday 11 am – 2 am and Friday & Saturday 11 am – 3 am.

More info on the original plans here. Updates as they get closer to opening. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

Ed. Note: I’m told “if Joaquin wakes up swinging Saturday morning, there is a possibility that the event may be postponed, so folks should check VegFest Facebook or Twitter for updates before heading out the door.”

From a press release:

“On Saturday October 3 from 11am­-6pm, more than 15,000 Washingtonians and visitors will celebrate the best of all things vegan and vegetarian in and around the nation’s capital. This year’s DC VegFest promises to be the biggest and best yet with more food vendors, a larger Barking Lot for dogs, a bigger Kid’s Area with a moon bounce, and inspiring, informative speakers including Gene Baur, from Farm Sanctuary, the award­ winning chefs from Vedge restaurant, and vegan ultra athlete Rich Roll. The highly anticipated emcee is the ​award­winning television journalist and bestselling author J​ane Velez­Mitchell.

“This year’s DC VegFest will be an action ­packed plant­ based celebration with even more delicious food vendors, free samples, dynamic speakers, an interactive kids’ area, live music and more,” says Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing. “Bring the whole family ­­ including your furry four ­legged friends ­­ for a fun and festive day!”

During this day­long celebration, more than 125 exhibitors, partners, and sponsors will showcase a wide range of products, services and resources to help Washingtonians discover the joys and benefits of plant­based eating ­­ for our health, the planet and animals.
VegFest will take place at Yards Park, corner of N & 1st Sts SE, Washington, DC.

VegFest attendees will have the opportunity to: (more…)