From a press release:
“The DC Funk Parade is BACK in Festival format on Saturday, August 6th, 2022 from 11 AM to 5 PM! Originally slated for Saturday, May 7th, 2022, this historic 8th Annual DC music celebration was previously postponed due to poor weather conditions. The event’s producer, The MusicianShip, is eager for all District residents & visitors to usher in the much anticipated in-person return to the U Street corridor amplified by the local music scene and bustling businesses to the rich music history that many refer to as Black Broadway.
‘The Magic of Music’ will be an authentic cultural experience that you don’t want to miss. Music-lovers of all ages can bounce between four historic U Street Corridor sites from 11 AM – 5 PM: Funk Parade’s Main Stage at The African-American Civil War Memorial, the Soul Station at Lee’s Flower Shop, the Community Corner at The Reeves Center, and Beats & Brews at Right Proper Brewing Company. The four sites will feature live, outdoor music from the likes of local favorites & rising stars like Autumn LaBella, Roquois, DJ ZO, Uncle Mary, Nia Monaé, Naptown Brass Band, and Critical Condition Band! (View Festival Information).”
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District Cutlery is celebrating their 10th and 11th anniversaries this week (we forgot last year) and offering customers 25% off all sharpening services. Walk-in service at Union Market is welcome or you can make arrangements for mail-in service on their website. Typical turn-around is less than an hour (but sometimes the queue gets long).
DMV’s professional chefs and passionate home cooks have trusted the District Cutlery with their knives for over 10 years. You can see pictures of their work @districtcutlery Instagram. They also specialize in sharpening styling shears, scissors and smaller garden tools and axes.
Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
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