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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, DC Health announced that on Thursday, May 13, DC residents who are 12-15 years old can begin getting vaccinated at walk-up sites, hospitals, health centers, and pharmacies across DC that administer the Pfizer vaccine. Earlier this week, the FDA extended the Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine to ages 12 and older and today the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the Pfizer vaccine for use in adolescents 12-15 years of age.

Beginning tomorrow, residents aged 12 and older can get vaccinated at the following District walk-up sites whenever they are open: Read More

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From the Smithsonian’s National Zoo:

Fridays & Saturdays | Nov. 27 through Dec. 19 |6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

ZooLights will not be held on-site at the Zoo this year. Instead, the 24-foot ZooLights Express truck, festively decorated with light displays and featuring “Panda Claws,” will hit the road Nov. 27 to Dec. 19 and visit one Washington, D.C., ward each Friday and Saturday night from 6-8 p.m.”

See all the routes here.

Cait asks: “Beyond the 6-8 PM window, does anyone understand how this is working? Are they doing a loop?”

Zack replied: “Friends of the Zoo told @allinsea the truck will loop (even where the route isn’t a loop) more than once over the two hours.” Read More

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5th and Kennedy Street, NW. Photo by Chris Bohkay

Chris writes: “Anyone know what this is at 5th and Kennedy? Looks like a seating area with some cabinets possibly for books or something else. Looks cool, just wondering!”

Melissa responds with the cool news: “Playable Art installation!! Many years in the making with Kennedy street folks, DCOP, and Arts and Humanities!”

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Photo by C JRCook

“Dear PoPville,

There was a post a few months ago “what should every brand new homeowner in DC know?” I’m really curious to ask a variant on that question – what should every brand new parent in DC know?

We’re having our first kid soon – what groups should we join? What government benefits exist? What amazing programs are there? What do people wish they’d known when their kids were younger?”

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“Dear PoPville,

My kids are very eager to know whether we’ll be trick-or-treating this year and I have no idea what to tell them, so I’d be curious to hear whether neighbors in petworth plan to give out candy or whether I should start downplaying expectations for them.”

Ed. Note: The photo above was sent from Woodley Park where you drop the candy down the tube so the kids don’t have to walk up the stairs. Other cool things I’ve heard is neighbors hiding candy on their lawns so kids don’t have to go to the door.

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Hey, hey! We opened DC's newest park today! #AlethiaTannerPark, named by popular community suggestion and vote, freed herself from slavery in 1810 by selling produce in Lafayette Park. She went on to free family members and friends, and help found churches and educational institutions in DC. Proud to have worked on this amazing project. The opening was delayed by the coronavirus, but I'm so glad to have worked with many great folks to bring about another venue to celebrate community, practice civility, and exercise democracy. Run, go play! . . . #washingtondc #igdc #acreativedc #202creates #eckington #noma #nomabid #ward5 #parks #newpark #parksandrecreation #urbanpark #dcchasers #exposeddc #popville #dcist #dogpark #playground #fotodc #theotherdc #walkwithlocals #mydccool #washmagphoto #dc #leslieknope #reallifeleslieknope @dcdpr @noma.bid @dcdgs @eckingtonparks @forresterconstruction @nelsonbyrdwoltz @studio27arch @jtruxdc @jub_rogers

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Thanks to Stacie and Josh for sharing: “Hey, hey! We opened DC’s newest park today! Alethia Tanner Park (227 Harry Thomas Way, NE), named by popular community suggestion and vote, freed herself from slavery in 1810 by selling produce in Lafayette Park. She went on to free family members and friends, and help found churches and educational institutions in DC.
Proud to have worked on this amazing project. Read More

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Photo by Thomas Dooley

“Dear PoPville,

1) I live in a small co-op and am curious if folks have any examples of good, reasonable COVID guidance that they’ve been using. We don’t have an on-site staff or property manager, so we are a little bit more self-service in the cleaning department and some of the District’s guidance is better suited for larger buildings.

2)I am sympathetic to my co-op neighbors with children, but a couple times each week, some of the families in our building let their kids play together in the common area. Read More

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