From a press release:
“The Phyllis Wheatley Young Women’s Christian Association, Inc. (Phyllis Wheatley YWCA) is excited to announce the renovation of its property located in the Shaw neighborhood (corner of Ninth Street and Rhode Island Avenue Northwest), which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Eager to renew the illustrious legacy and ensure a thoughtful and self-sustaining model for the building, the renovation will include 84 private living quarters and onsite support services for low-income working women and women with special needs. Additional amenities will include updated laundry facilities, green outdoor space, as well as social and professional development programs.
Over the past year, the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA has assembled a strong development team led by experienced District of Columbia based affordable housing developer Dantes Partners, LLC. Charged with the concept design and historic preservation of the building, Miner Feinstein Architects and Ronnie McGhee & Associates, bring a wealth of knowledge renovating multi-family buildings with historic preservation practices. Upon completion, the property will also feature a new resident services component, made possible by a partnership with N Street Village, a world-class permanent and supportive housing provider in the District of Columbia.
The team was recently awarded funding as part of the District of Columbia’s Spring 2013 Notice of Funding Availability, making this major undertaking possible. The funding award will insure the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA will retain ownership of the landmark site and continue to provide much needed affordable housing to its residents. Rents will remain affordable and will not increase for current residents. All of this serves to satisfy District’s Department of Housing and Community Development’s call to provide more impactful permanent supportive housing for vulnerable district residents with income below 30 percent of the Area Median Income.
According to President of the Board, Patricia L. Plummer, “Our organization and this building have too much history in this city, for us not to preserve it. We understand that this will require a little sacrifice. However, this must be seen as a short-term pain that will produce countless long-term benefits to the organization and the community we serve. We intend to build upon the foundation that was set before us and strengthen the position of the organization for years to come.”
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Join metrobar and the team at DC Beer for a taste of 12 holiday brews, all made in the DMV by your favorite local breweries! Your ticket gets you access to the afternoon tasting with 3oz pours of each of