Please join Georgia Avenue Thrive’s first ever outdoor movie night!
The family-friendly movie of Zootopia is FREE and so is the popcorn! Gates open at 7:30pm
Walls of Books (3325 Georgia Ave) hosts a storybook reading at 8pm.
Movie starts at sundown (about 8:30pm).
Bring your blanket, pillows and chairs and join your neighbors for a relaxing night of entertainment on Georgia Avenue!
A special thank you to the Columbia Heights Initiative for subsidizing the equipment rental and Salvation Army on Sherman for loaning extra chairs!
This rental is located at 624 Princeton Place, Northwest. The listing says:
“No expense was spared in designing this jaw-dropping home! Professionally decorated, this home comes full of furnishings that suits the most discerning taste. Open main level features a luxe kitchen & sep dining room with ample seating + stunning deck w/ fire pit. Upscale baths, glorious walk-in closet in Mstr. Finished bsmt with more room to relax. Secure pking space. Just 3 blocks to Metro!”
About 4pm Wednesday, there was a young man and a young woman walking north on Georgia Ave (I saw them at Georgia and Kenyon). The young woman was wearing a summer dress, the young man was wearing nothing at all. Completely nude. Not even shoes. They seemed very casual about the whole thing. Didn’t seem to want to bother anyone, just strolling around. Anyone else mention this?”
This past weekend, my partner and I were laying on a blanket in the park at Georgia ave in between Irving and Columbia, minding our own business. We noticed a man sitting nearly who was talking/yelling to himself some nonsense, but we just ignored it. Not long afterwards, the man came over to us and started yelling at us about how “a man shouldn’t lay with a man” and that “we couldn’t even reproduce.” In addition, he told us we “weren’t even from here,” threw his birth certificate at us, and told us that we need to “stay in our place, stay down, stay powerless” along with about 5 minutes of mumbo-jumbo non-sense. Although this man clearly had a mental illness to accompany his bigotry, some of it was coherent enough to know that he was upset we were 1. Lesbians and 2. Not white.
We were both pretty scared and I was worried he had a weapon. My partner kept her gaze away and I just sat there and nodded, saying “yep” and “ok” even though I really wanted to say please leave us the F*** alone, you homophobic xenophobic a**hole. When he finally walked away, I was conflicted between the fact that I didn’t stand up for my partner and myself, but also glad that we didn’t risk escalating verbal or potentially physical harm.
As I’m sure this type of confrontation frequently affects those who are queer and/or people of color- how do you handle it? What is your balance between maintaining your dignity and ignoring the hate for your own safety? Has this happened to others, and what have you done that has made the situation better/worse?”
After getting gas yesterday at about 6:45pm at the Sunoco at Harvard and Sherman, I was approached by a middle-aged black man wearing dark blue scrubs. He asked me if I knew where he could find a church that was open nearby, and said he wasn’t very familiar with the area but lived close by on Fairmont, having moved here from Texas in April. He began telling me he has a sick mother, he retired to be her caregiver, and she had been in the hospital yesterday. He said he needed $17.12 to pick up her prescription at CVS, but he didn’t get paid until this Friday, and asked if I could help.
95% sure scam, wondering if other folks have encountered him.”
This rental is located at 715 Kenyon Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Six unit apartment building in Columbia Heights. Two-bedroom, two bath. Outdoor space & roof deck. Dramatic views of the National Cathedral. Close to Downtown and the shops, galleries and restaurants of Logan Circle and 14th & U Street corridors. Hardwood floors, W&D, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, custom kitchen & tiled baths. Off-street parking.”
This house is located at 724 Columbia Road, Northwest. The listing says:
“Well maintained, 2 level, DETACHED home in Columbia Heights. Beautiful hardwood floors, 2 large bedrooms with full bathrooms, half bath on main level, sky lights and spacious rear yard, with deck. This home is located across from the park, with all major bus routes, on the corner. Only 4 blocks, to Columbia Heights metro and Target Shopping Center. Perfect for commuters!”
Well this is wild. And pretty potentially awesome. Post’s Express reports:
“…on June 12, Curtis, 30, is opening a second, much larger production facility in D.C.’s Park View neighborhood to grow more mushrooms as well as microgreens.
The new, 7,200-square-foot space at 3400 Georgia Avenue — dubbed The Perch — will allow Curtis to keep up with the demand for mushrooms. The space will also be used for classes on mushroom growing, and Curtis will make the building available to the community for event rentals (a clothing swap is already planned).”