08/25/16 11:40am

17th festival
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

MPD notes: 17th Street NW from R Street to P Street NW will be closed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday.

17th Street Festival‘s facebook page says:

“The 7th Annual 17th Street Festival, a community-building event celebrating the shops, restaurants, and services of 17th Street, will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. The street festival will include artists, artisans, for profit vendors, politicians, kids activities, and a pet area – rain or shine

The 17th Street Festival will include entertainment all day, including a marching band to open the festival, mariachi band to enliven the day, a Chinese dragon dancer to add some mystery, and a New Orleans jazz band to bring some charm. (more…)

08/25/16 11:10am

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12th and U Street, NW

A reader reports earlier this week:

“I think Buddha B Yoga on 12th and U Street closed. They no longer have a working phone and all their classes online are missing.”

On their facebook they wrote that Sunday was their last day:

“Thank you to all of the YOGIS and Buddha B TEACHERS who have practiced love and compassion — Last day of classes at Buddha B Yoga tomorrow 8/21/2016 OM SHANTI”

08/25/16 10:20am

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1407 T Street, NW

Update from Ice Cream Jubilee:

“Ice Cream Jubilee’s second location will open in September at 1407 T Street, NW.

Two years after opening its first store in Yards Park, Ice Cream Jubilee is preparing to open its second location at 1407 T Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. Ice Cream Jubilee will continue to feature creative flavors of premium ice cream made from local, all natural cream, such as Thai Iced Tea, Banana Bourbon Caramel, Marionberry, and Cookies & Cookie Dough. Ice Cream Jubilee will serve its freshly made waffle cones and quarter-pound cookies, and introduce new seasonal flavors, sundaes, and indulgent drinks for the winter. (more…)

08/25/16 9:51am

streetcar

Feels like just yesterday it was ChooChoo7 but it’ll soon be six months!

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the DC Streetcar will begin Sunday service September 18, the day after the 11th annual H Street Festival.

This announcement comes as the DC Streetcar marks its six-month milestone this weekend, Saturday, August 27. The system began passenger service February 27 with more than 8,100 people joining Mayor Muriel Bowser for the inaugural ride on the new system. The start of passenger service marked the return of streetcars to the District for the first time since 1962. (more…)

08/25/16 9:35am

metro exercise
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erinn Shirley

From WMATA:

“Metro Transit Police, the District of Columbia and Arlington County will conduct a full-scale response drill Sunday, August 28, on the Yellow Line Bridge that will allow emergency personnel to practice the evacuation of a train during a simulated derailment.

The exercise, which will take place on the elevated track approaching the Pentagon station over the Potomac River, will allow emergency responders to test their capabilities on the aerial structure in coordination with water rescue teams. In addition, the drill will simulate real-world conditions to test coordination and communication between on-scene responders, Metrorail operations staff, Metro Transit Police and support personnel.

The exercise will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to conclude no later than 2 p.m. (more…)

08/25/16 9:15am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user eric cuevas

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08/24/16 10:05pm

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From an email:

“Food trucks, state-of-the-art technology and selfies: the Holiday Inn Express brand knows these are a few of guests’ favorite things. The hotel brand is bringing its popular Pancake Selfie Express to the people of Washington, D.C. with its latest Pancake Selfie Express tour, rolling into the nation’s capital on Thursday, Aug. 25th & Friday, Aug. 26th. District residents can visit the truck at Adams Morgan to snap a selfie and have it printed on a free pancake made by the brand’s super smart, one-touch pancake machine. Just push a button and get a pancake in 60 seconds. Genius!”

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