WNO Opera in the Outfield - September 24 at Nats Park - photo Scott Suchman
Photo credit: Scott Suchman

From a press release:

“Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates the return of free opera simulcasts to Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated with the M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart’s classic romantic comedy The Marriage of Figaro on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at the ballpark at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available in the stands, while access to the outfield grass will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis when gates open at 5 p.m. More information, including a chance to RSVP to win prizes, is available at OperaintheOutfield.org.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the festive ballpark atmosphere. Beginning at 5 p.m., the special pre-show entertainment will include: (more…)

chix frong
1210 Half Street, SE right next to metro

From an email:

“A few other specific features of this location:
– We are open 7 days a week

– We will be offering delivery to the Navy Yard, SW Waterfront and Capitol Hill areas

– There will be outdoor seating

– We will be serving beer and wine

– In line with our “people, planet, profit” mantra, our interior dining room wall is made of reclaimed/repurposed wood, specifically we used the wood from all of the crates that transported our equipment. We also built all of our dining tables out of old doors.”

chix navy yard pic interior
Courtesy Chix

Check out the full menu here: Chix3 (Navy Yard) Menu (PDF)

chix metro
looking toward Nats Park


Thanks to a reader for sending:

“As you walk from Yards Park, along the Anacostia, toward the Stadium (Anacostia Riverwalk Trail). Note the “DC Water is life” logo on the truck juxtaposed with the tremendous amount of trash in the Anacostia River. Taken in front of DC Water.”

Photo by Farrah Skeiky

From a press release:

“WHERE 1331 4th St. SE, Suite 108

WHEN October 7th through December 31st

Friday through Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily

Steadfast Supply, a weekend retail market celebrating DC-area makers and creatives, is excited to open in The Yards neighborhood on October 7th with retail running through the end of 2016. The market is the creation of Virginia Arrisueño, founder of DeNada and curator of the DC MEET Market and Parcel Market, and the uniquely industrial and interactive space is designed by Nathan Hill of Nh.d Studio. The concept space is housed in a 4,000 square feet space inside Arris (at the corner of 4th and Water Street), a revelation for DC apartment living located at The Yards. The space will offer unique retail brands and creative organizations (from DC and beyond) an exclusive opportunity to be a part of the growing Yards neighborhood, inspiring them to thrive, grow their businesses, and make Washington, DC their own. In turn, the space will play an active role in connecting Washingtonians with local creative minds helping build community and meaningful relationships. (more…)

385 Water Street, SE

Excited to see how this turns out from the folks behind Brooklyn Winery:

“District Winery will occupy 16,000 SF as the sole tenant of a new pavilion building to be developed by Forest City just east of the existing Lumber Shed. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2016 with opening projected for fall 2017.”

Their website adds:

“From the team behind Brooklyn Winery, District Winery will produce small batch artisanal wines on site. This new space will also offer a restaurant featuring refined cuisine and a full service private event venue ideal for elegant weddings, corporate gatherings, and other celebrations. Coming 2017 to The Yards.”


79 Potomac Avenue, SE

That was fast! All Purpose opened in Shaw, to great reviews, back in May. Now they’ll be coming to Navy Yard. Their liquor license placard says:

“A fast, casual café-style restaurant with bar which shall serve pizza and Italian food with recorded music. Total number of seats: 90. Total Occupancy Load: 105. Total number of Summer Gardens: 2. Total number of Summer Garden seats: 100.”

Right across the street from Nats Park:


And around the corner from The Salt Line.


Photo by PoPville flickr user justinbc

From a press release:

“On Saturday, September 17, the fifth installation of DC’s largest craft beer festival, Snallygasterwill return to Yards ParkNamed for the fearsome and mythical dragon-like beast said to terrorize the region at the turn of the century, Snallygaster is a craft beer festival from the team behind ChurchKey, Birch & Barley, Bluejacket, Rustico, The Sovereign and more. For this momentous fifth year, no fewer than 350 unique craft beers from around the globe will be offered against a backdrop of fine food, live music and entertainment all at the Capital Riverfront from 1 PM to 6 PM. Snallygaster will also feature live music including performances from Speedy Ortiz, local artists and DJ’s who will provide entertainment from start to finish. Snallygaster (located at Lot H/I on First St SE & N St SE) benefits Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture.
Beer Director Greg Engert is crafting what will undoubtedly be the largest and most unique beer list of any Snallygaster to date. Guests can expect to find nearly 50 brews making their DC debut at Snallygaster 2016, dozens of vintage beers, more than 75 barrel-aged brews and sour ales, a wide array of autumnal releases, a deep list of German-style beers, a slew of craft cans, plus cask ales and Franconian gravity-poured/rubber-clad kegs. Of the 350 craft brews tapped on September 17, some standouts will include Cantillon Fou’ Foune, Founders CBS, Allagash Ghoulschip, Aslin Bringing Sexy Back, Firestone Walker Krieky Bones and Perennial Barrel-Aged Abraxas. More than 60 of the beers have already been released with new additions being released regularly leading up to the event. (more…)