PoP Weekend Picks (From Weekly Emails)


Outdoor Pools are open!

Mayor Fenty, DPR Open Outdoor Pools

“Mayor Adrian M. Fenty kicked off summer pool season with the opening of all of DC Parks and Recreation’s (DPR) outdoor swimming pools for the Memorial Day weekend and the summer, and announced DPR’s compliance with the new federal Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety law. The Mayor also announced the launch of a new comprehensive website,, which allows residents to gain access to a variety of programs available through the District government and its community partners during the summer months. Mayor Fenty was joined by Dr. Ximena Hartsock, Acting Director of DPR and members of the Ward 8 community at the Anacostia pool in Southeast.” Continues after the jump.

Jazz in the Garden

Starts at 5:00, ends at 9:00.

WHERE: 7th and Constitution, NW

Old City Green (9th and N Streets, NW)

It’s Memorial Day Weekend already!

That means a weekend of festivities, including the United House of Prayer parade that will be snaking through our Shaw neighborhood streets on Saturday.

It means we are commemorating history with decorum and acts of remembrance.

Just a note that if you were thinking of visiting us this weekend, please come by on Saturday, May 23rd for your plants and or flowers because we will be closed on Sunday and Monday in honor of all the men and women who have given their lives in pursuit of making this country free, equal and safe.

We will begin our summer hours starting next Tuesday, May 26th. From there our weekly hours of operation will be:
Tuesday – Friday 8-11am and 12-7pm
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Happy Memorial Day….Here comes summer!!

Runway Youngins Second Annual Fashion Show This Saturday

On Saturday, May 23, 2009, the Runway Youngins of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Sew ‘N Program will present the “Sew Young – Sew Fly – Sew Out of This World” Second Annual Fashion Show from 2 to 5 pm, at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC), 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE.

“This year’s fabulous fashion show will feature creations of students from the Sew ‘N Know programs at the SETLC and the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center. Fashions being shown include black and white polka dot designs, students’ personal designs, Potomac High School Designs, Eleven Designs by Venus Williams, and all-male designs. The fashion show finale will include creations that incorporate unique materials that were provided to Sew ‘N Know students by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center during a field trip to the center this spring. The fashions will be introduced by students portraying historic figures and celebrities which were featured in this year’s “Blacks in Wax” event. Blacks in Wax is an annual SETLC program which celebrates Black History Month and features DPR youth and parents portraying notable black history figures from all eras.”

Sabor Sundays

“Sabor Sundays and Friday Night Happy Hours are right around the corner. Come join us for great food, poetry, music and art. Attached find the list of dates for the next three months along with the artists who will be featured each month. Sabor Café is child and family friendly and we look forward to having you join us. Please forward to people who enjoy spending an afternoon surrounded by the arts while eating a wonderfully prepared meal.


music * art * poetry * food

Sabor Catering & Cafe
6209 Georgia Avenue NW * Washington, DC 20011
(202) 829-3322 * [email protected] *


Poetry: Ernesto Mercer & Samuel Miranda
Art: Ayo Ngozi & Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu”

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