Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC
I live in DC, and I’m really enjoying the changes taking place around the city. As a committed resident, I am relieved that DC is finally seeing some positive and constructive changes (though admittedly aspects of gentrification are creating majority equality gaps), growing up, DC had a lot of sad tales to tell and hardly anyone outside the beltway was listening.
Last year, after securing a job I’m very happy with, I moved downtown – I live at Harvard and Sherman and I absolutely love it. I am loving DC and everything new and old it has to offer. I’m friendly with my old neighborhood neighbors and making new friends from all over the world. I have been pleasantly surprised by how much DC is pleasing me and how content I’m finding myself to be here. I do find the haters who live here to be annoying, but at least they live here and have tangible examples to refer to in their vast wailing and complaining. It’s not it, it’s you.
Stream of consciousness, I digress, the purpose of this email, because I am somewhat confused… there have been many recent articles that absolutely hate on DC [ed. note: The Post’s Dan Zak had a good response to the Cindy Adams screed] from individuals living in other cities around the country – the only thing I can surmise is that DC may finally be cool?? Are we doing well enough (restaurants, cultural activities, bars, locally owned, grown, honed, public transport & cycling, pop ups of all kinds, great concerts for every eclectic taste, shops & boutiques & vintage, breweries, etc etc etc ) to have haters?
I think the answer is yes, but I was hoping for PoPville to confirm. (I suppose I was wondering what others’ thoughts were on why we’re trying to be knocked down a peg … are we somehow the popular kids now?) This was poorly worded, my apologies, I hope you understand what I am hardly articulating. Thank you.
From a press release: “The District Department of Energy and Environment hopes to see you on Kingman + Heritage Islands in two weeks for the third annual Kingman Island Friends…
Thanks to Michael for sending from near Garfield Park.
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St. Mary Armenian Church will hold its 75th Annual Armenian Fall Food Festival October 6-7 from 11am – 8pm at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (4135 Fessenden St. NW). Traditional Armenian Food will be available for both Carry-out and Dine-in including Lamb and Chicken Kabobs, Cheese Boreg, Baklava and a wide variety of other delicious dishes. Traditional Armenian music and dancing on Saturday night and unique artisan vendors throughout the festival. Outdoor dining space is available as well as free on street parking. Can’t join us to dine-in? Order via link for carry-out with the link above.
At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!
At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.
If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.
DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour
You all asked, and were delivering! Our sold out September Singles Happy Hour was such a success, were throwing another! This time we are hosting at an even better venue, with a larger