Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin
From an email:
“VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR 2018 NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Get a behind-the-scenes experience and support the nation’s greatest springtime celebration
March 20 – April 16, 2018
WHO Friendly, cooperative, and reliable volunteers of all ages to join the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer Program. Individuals, local businesses with community service programs, and community service groups are encouraged to volunteer. Knowledge about Washington, DC and the surrounding area is helpful but not necessary. The program is supported by Guest Services, Inc.
WHAT Volunteers can assist the Festival in a variety of exciting roles, including: (more…)
“CALL TO ACTION!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Oppose Bill 23-17
Defend the Montgomery County Fair & Agriculture in Montgomery County Maryland.
Bill 23-17 concerning Animal Control – Performance Animal Violations, is being proposed by the Humane Society of the United States to the Montgomery County Council. The Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair unanimously opposes this Bill for the following reasons:
This Bill will prevent certain licensed animal shows from preforming in Montgomery County Maryland.
In summary – The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair without animals is just a carnival.
What can I do? (more…)
From an email:
“The DC Art Book Collective is thrilled to announce that the 2nd annual DC Art Book Fair is taking place this year on November 5th, 2017 from 12noon until 5pm. This year’s event will be held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts at 1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. And yes, the event is on Facebook!
The DC Art Book Fair is a curated event that brings together artists, small presses, and collectives from DC and beyond to sell their independently published (largely paper-based) works. These artists deal in works from zines to books, from comics to prints and plenty in between (including some non-paper goods and accessories.) (more…)
rendering via Catharsis on the Mall
From the National Park Service:
“Catharsis on the Mall permit application – update
Late yesterday the National Park Service informed the organizers of “Catharsis on the Mall” that a permit would be issued for their event to take place November 10-12 on the northwest quadrant of the National Mall grounds, and approved the placement of more than 30 temporary structures in support of the event.
However, the National Park Service found that some proposed structures would be inconsistent with established resource protection guidelines and the public’s use and enjoyment of the National Mall. These elements, including the “R-Evolution” statue and a memorial temple, were therefore not approved as part of the pending public gathering permit.
The request to locate R-Evolution on turf near the Washington Monument for 91 days and the temple for 119 days is significantly in excess of the five-day time restriction set forth in the National Mall Turf Management Guidelines and would likely cause significant damage to and require replacement of the underlying turf and soil. Additionally, the proposed nearly 48-foot height of the statue introduces a visual element that would diminish the property’s significant historic features by altering the setting and historic character of the National Mall landscape.”
Photo from Catharsis 2015 by PoPville flickr user Paul Sirajuddin
“You are invited to participate in the third annual Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing! Beginning at 12 noon, Friday, November 10, 2017 and concluding at 12 noon, Sunday, November 12, 2017, Catharsis on the Mall will feature guest speakers, workshops, narrative-braiding, education, art, music, cathartic dance, and direct participation.
This year’s Art Theme is “Nurturing the Heart”
From a press release:
“Drink the District, a local food- and beverage-inspired event company, announced today they will host this year’s Rock the Core Cider Festival on the future site of MRP Realty’s (MRP) planned Edgewood mixed-use development Bryant Street, at 680 Rhode Island Ave in Northeast Washington, D.C. The two-day, annual cider-tasting event will be held on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28.
“Our annual event brings together cider-lovers of all backgrounds to commence the holiday season over a shared fall tradition,” said Steuart Martens, Founder and CEO, Drink the District. “The festival is always held in a growing, attractive Metro-accessible area to expose residents to a new part of the city. We think attendees will really enjoy the Edgewood neighborhood, with Metro’s Red Line station at Rhode Island Avenue less than a five-minute walk from the festival grounds.”
Uniting the District’s cider lovers and fall enthusiasts, Rock the Core will feature a curated selection of regional cideries and breweries. The pop-up festival will offer over 100+ ciders, craft beers and wines onsite with three 3-hour sessions of unlimited samples. While sipping and exploring fall’s best variety of apple flavors, attendants will be treated to top D.C.-based food trucks, a local artisan market, live entertainment, lawn games and Ford’s Built Ford Tough Toughest Tailgate. Additionally, there will be a retail store location on-site so attendees can purchase the beverages they’ve tasted to take home. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.
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“On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Annual High Heel Race will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:
The following streets will be closed from approximately 6:30 pm to approximately 11:00 pm, at which time the roadways mentioned below will be closed to traffic:
· 17th Street, NW, between Riggs Place, NW to P Street, NW – Southbound
· Riggs Place, R Street, Corcoran Street, Q Street, and Church Street will be closed between 16th Street, NW, to 18th Street, NW – Eastbound & Westbound
The race start time will be 9:00 pm, at which time the roadways mentioned below will be closed to traffic:
· Race will begin at 17th and R Street, NW, and travel south on 17th Street, NW
· Race will disband prior to 17th & P Street, NW”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.
From a press release:
“The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum (3501 New York Ave, NE) will host the Aki Matsuri Autumn Festival on November 4, 2017. The day will play host to a number of free and open-to-the-public tours, cultural activities, book signings and vendors as well as a ticketed special evening Moon Viewing ceremony. A few of the free, daytime attractions include Kimono modeling, Taiko drumming, Bonsai demonstrations, behind-the-scenes tours and many hands-on children’s activities. There will be vendors on-site selling Japanese food and drinks as well as bonsai and other Japanese goods.
The festival will be the first major event since the rededication of the Japanese Pavilion on October 6th, and a great opportunity for guests to view the new attraction. (more…)
Design by Victory Dance Creative.
From a press release:
“Sunday, September 24, in Southwest Washington, DC, will see the arrival of the eighth annual DC State Fair from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. At Waterfront Station, the public is invited to enjoy contests that crown the city’s best growers, crafters, and cooks; performances from local musicians and dance troupes; and more than 55 food, art, and craft vendors showcasing and selling their wares.
This daylong celebration of all things homegrown is unique among local fairs and festivals: it is run entirely by volunteers, is free to attend, and is held in different neighborhoods from year to year, making the Fair accessible to all DC residents and visitors. This year, the DC State Fair has partnered with the Southwest Business Improvement District to bring the event to Waterfront Station. (more…)