20th and Massachusetts Ave, NW
Thanks to John for passing on from FRESHFARM:
“FRESHFARM needs your help! We have an important update to share about the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Farmers Market. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is exploring the creation of a north-south protected bike lane to connect the Dupont Circle neighborhood with Foggy Bottom and the National Mall. This week, the Dupont Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2B) made a motion to recommend that the protected bike lane be constructed along 20th Street NW, which would travel directly through the market. While FRESHFARM strongly supports more protected bike lanes throughout the city, we are very concerned about the impacts the proposed bike lane will have on market operations. A protected bike lane along 20th Street could reduce the footprint of the Dupont Circle Farmers Market by as much as 60% and create serious safety hazards for shoppers, farmers and producers, as well as cyclists.
FRESHFARM is actively working with DDOT to ensure the market impact is as minimal as possible, but we need you to take action to help amplify our message! DDOT is holding an open comment period through Wednesday, February 13. We encourage you to submit a comment expressing your support for the Dupont Circle Farmers Market and a bike lane that that makes the neighborhood safe and accessible for all. We suggest the following message to share with DDOT:
When considering the 20th Street Bike Lane project, I encourage DDOT to strongly consider uninterrupted operation of the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Farmers Market in the design of a safe and connected bike lane for our community.
If you live in ANC 2B, we encourage you to also reach out to your ANC commissioner, and if you live in Ward 2, we encourage you to contact Councilmember Jack Evans to express your support for the farmers market. The DDOT proposal is currently at the 10% design phase; we will keep our community informed of future opportunities to get engaged as the the proposal moves toward the 30% design phase.
We urge you to take quick action. Together, we can make sure DDOT knows that the Dupont Circle Farmers Market is an essential service to the neighborhood and to the entire city. FRESHFARM is committed to being a partner in establishing solutions that support a walkable, bikeable, accessible future for the Dupont Circle neighborhood while minimizing potential disruption to the market. We know that bike lanes make our communities safer and more sustainable, and we are eager to work with DDOT and the Dupont Circle community to find a solution that works for everyone.”
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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