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“The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!” Tennessee Williams
“The only thing worse than a liar that’s also a hypocrite is a jackwagon.” Dan Silverman
Ed. Note: The Gentry of Gentrification hahaha it kills me every time.
Side Note: The Prince of Petworth is the King of Gentrification would probably stick better. (Trademark pending) Alliteration is not always your friend. Don’t force it. Now the Ruler of Revitalization on the other hand…
Ed. Note: Gentrification is the root of all urban evil is the most intellectually lazy argument one can make. Life and cities are full of nuance that cannot be captured by a single word. Complex problems require complex solutions and you do a disservice by oversimplifying the problem. It’s much more difficult than coming up with catchy slogans. Of course, camp was so much better last summer, right?
716 Monroe Street, NE
From Brookland Pint:
“Bring your little ones in for a breakfast designed with them in mind. Featuring a free Pint Sized Breakfast for the kids, Storytime with Barnes & Noble, an interactive performance by Only Make Believe and Pint Sized Pumpkin Painting. Open seating: first come, first serve. Your $5 ticket purchases your child’s Pint Sized Pumpkin. The rest of the morning’s activities are included with the purchase of a pumpkin. Limited quantity available, purchase your pumpkin today!
Saturday morning Highlights:
9:00am: Story Time with Barnes & Noble
9:15am: Only Make Believe Performance
10:00am Breakfast is served! Pumpkin Painting will occur during and following breakfast.
Get there at 9am to enjoy all that the morning has to offer!”
3529 14th Street, NW
That was fast, Rosario Kids, cousin to Rosario 3 x 10 Tienda, across the street, (one of the best Thrift stores in DC) has opened.
3616 14th Street, NW
“Kiddie University has found a way that we can work together with parents and community to open a brand new childcare facility and help solve the critical shortage of quality childcare in Washington, DC, particularly Capitol Hill. The premise will accommodate approximately 60 infant, toddler, and pre-school children.
You now have the first access to reserve your child’s space for this Fall/Winter. Exclusive to waitlist families for a limited time, you have the opportunity to join our tuition buy down program and secure your child’s space in the program now, before spaces are announced to the community. No need to join any more 1 yr+ long waitlists! This program allows us to provide a high quality childcare center and program, without the need to charge outrageous tuition prices.”
806 H Street, NE
Photo by PoPville flickr user Wayan Vota
For the past 3 seasons, my son has taken a soccer class at the Raymond Rec Center through DPR. He is now 4 and a half, and I was ready to sign him up for the fall. However, DPR appears to be offering no soccer classes for 3 and 4 year olds this fall (in the past there were several at different locations). I have emailed, called, and Tweeted DPR to find out why they are not serving this age group, but, unsurprisingly, I have gotten no response. I thought I would write and see if anyone else has any information about when or if they will offer classes for 3s and 4s again.”
Walls of Books is located at 3325 Georgia Ave, NW.
Photo by PoPville flickr user psinderbrand
From Bloombars (3222 11th St NW):
“Harambee is still ON (Monday) at 9:30am…followed by Canta Conamigo (Spanish-language song/storytime) at 10:30am.
…as are morning programs for kids throughout the week:
Tuesday at 10am – Shadow Puppets
Wednesday at 10am – Little Treasures
Thursday at 10am – Harambee
Friday at 10am – Songs, Stories & Puppets”
1631 14th Street, NW
From an email:
“Detroit-based manufacturer and outfitter Shinola will invite 14th St. trick-or-treaters to their DC flagship on Saturday, October 31 for free Halloween snacks and activities. From 1 to 3pm, the shop will offer complimentary face painting and treats from District Donuts to passerby patrons. All are invited to dress up, shop and enjoy the spooky occasion.”
Thanks to a reader for sending an update on the indoor playground coming to DCUSA: “www.magicgground.com (per the gentlemen, opening 10/4), Site not live.”
Interesting – thanks to a reader for passing on:
“Found this attached to the door on the long vacant space next to the Columbia Heights Washington Sports Club on the third floor at DCUSA. Looks like a kids playground is on the way.”
Updates when more info is known/they get closer to opening.