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Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

“February 20 – March 6, 2016 at The Yards

LIGHT YARDS: A Two-Week-Long Installation Melding Light, Sculpture and Music to Create Wonder!

The innovative art installation spanning two weeks and three weekends at The Yards Park will kick off on Saturday, February 20 from 7pm to 10pm with a large-scale projection mapping visual display set to the beat of a live DJ set. The event’s focal point and medium for the light display will be a 48 x 24 x 20 foot Point Cloud, and 12 x 12 x 12 foot Cube, constructed of industrial steel with illuminated white cubes designed by New York based light artist and architect John Ensor Parker. These light sculptures will remain throughout the two weeks

Giant luminescent rabbits by artist Amanda Parer will be on display Saturday, February 27. Kicking off her US tour, families are invited from 3pm to 6pm to delight in the sight of the enormous glowing bunnies, while enjoying children’s activities, including a giant Lite-Brite. That evening from 6pm to 10pm, The Yards Park will again meld music and art with a performance by electric violinist DJ Manifesto.

In addition, food and beverage will be available for purchase on Saturday the 20th and 27th during the featured events.

Enjoy this unique sensory experience with family and friends, and complete your evening with a meal at one of the many restaurants located within walking distance at The Yards.

Light Yards is free and open to the public. Cameras are welcome, media can RSVP by contacting Clare Zenczak at [email protected]

LIGHT YARDS
Yards Park
355 Water Street SE”

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And stand by for Giant luminescent rabbits by artist Amanda Parer this Saturday:

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Alan Henney ‏tweets:

“DOUBLE SHOOTING W/INJ toddler, 8th and L Sts SE-DC. Gunman reportedly opened fire at market shooting adult and toddler. Injuries are NLT.”

update:

“u/d TODDLER/MAN SHOT- Brices Barber Shop, 1005 8th St SE-DC.Toddler shot in leg, 24YR-OLD man shot in legs too. Both NLT. Many shots fired.”

Updates as more is known.

Ed. Note: Last week a toddler was shot on Georgia Ave.

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scene via MPD

From MPD:

“Shooting in the 1000 block of 8th St. SE. Lookout for a White SUV with no tags.”

“PIO on scene of SE double shooting. Media staging area on 8th Street between M and L Streets”

“Update to shooting: 3 masked gunmen entered barber shop and opened fire, striking an adult male and toddler. Both transported to hospital”

whaley's
301 Water Street, SE

Ed. Note: This is the space that was once planned for the Navy Yard Oyster Company.

From a press release:

“Cousins and fourth generation Washingtonian’s Nick and David Wiseman will open Whaley’s, a raw bar and restaurant, in Spring 2016 in the historic Lumber Shed at The Yards, located at 301 Water Street SE in the growing Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront District.

The menu will feature shellfish towers, crudos, a selection of seafood-focused small plates and a rotating family-style plate for sharing. Dishes will feature items like New England clam chowder with oyster crackers; scallop crudo with charred grape vinaigrette and shaved radishes; iceberg stack with buttermilk dressing and shaved bottarga; and grilled swordfish with braised endive and black garlic vinaigrette. Only sustainably caught and harvested seafood will be served. (more…)

philz
1331 4th Street, SE

A reader reports:

“New coffee shop, Philz, coming soon [this spring] in the Arris Apartment building which is still under construction.

FYI – the alley next to the building is pretty sweet too. Check out the industrial lighting and rusty, steel sculptures that have been installed. They tie in pretty nicely to the feel of the neighborhood I think.”

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via go fund me’s Help Jin Recover- CQ Carjacking

From an email:

“Neighbors,

I have set up a GoFundMe page for Jin, who was the victim in the Carjacking on 18 Dec. 2015. This crime was a horrendous crime and very serious as this crime and the recent robberies have made many in our community concerned for there safety. While this GoFundMe page will not stop crime, it will show the support of our community to one of our neighbors, Jin, who is currently recovering from the aggravated assault from being carjacked which caused serious bodily harm and required surgery. Jin is currently at home recovering.

She suffered one broken nose bone, few broken jaw bones, broken left lips and 2 broken teeth, which required oral surgery and 12 stitches on my lips and still have severe headaches. She also suffered a big blow to her head.

I have received overwhelming support for this GoFundMe page and know that our community is more than neighbors, friends and people. We are a support structure that provides to the needs of others to help them build, grow, and overcome what life throws at them.”

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8th and L Street, SE (just south of Barracks Row)

Checking in on The Brig – it’s gotta be ready by the Spring. Other beer gardens in the works are:

The Midlands (Park View)

TAKODA, sorta, (Shaw)

Boulder/Bolder Beer Garden (Trinidad)

Bardo Riverfront (also Navy Yard – closer to the ballpark)

Possibly one at the former Lux Lounge (in the Squangle)

And beer gardens that we already have:

Dacha (Shaw)

Garden District (U Street)

Wunder Garten (when it warms up again, NoMa)

Sauf Haus Bier Hall (Dupont)

Biergarten Haus (H Street, NE)

Bardo (Trinidad)

Wonderland (Columbia Heights)

DC Reynolds (Petworth)

Bier Baron (Dupont)

Bluejacket (Navy Yard)

Not too mention the other hybrids – overall not too shabby!!