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by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2019 at 11:05 am 0

Andrea Bruce on assignment in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.
Photo by Jonathan Levinson

From a press release:

“The keynote speakers for this year’s Focus on the Story photo festival include two award- winning former Washington Post photojournalists, as well as the first woman to serve as chief White House photographer.

Leading the May 29 – June 2 festival lineup are Andrea Bruce, who has reported extensively from conflict zones for the Washington Post and other outlets; Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner at the Post who also produced a book chronicling the early days of DC’s punk music scene, and Sharon Farmer, who during the Clinton Administration became the first woman to lead the White House Office of Photography. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 4, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

Thanks to Grant for sharing the sad news:

“The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Washington, DC is distraught to announce that the 2019 St. Patrick’s Parade is cancelled.

The Committee is committed to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington DC on March 15, 2020. Fundraisers will still beheld in 2019 to raise the funds necessary to produce the parade in 2020.

Read on to understand why. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From a press release:

Catharsis on the Mall is a First Amendment oriented demonstration the purpose of which is to promote equality and equity for all peoples and to provide cathartic healing for marginalized populations such a indigineous peoples, LGBTQ and gender nonconforming peoples, racial and ethnic minorities, and women. This event is organized by dozens of organizers, artists, justice oriented activists, and movement builders from various reform spaces across the United States. It is a three-day event spanning from Friday November 9th to Sunday November 11th.”

All the details here.

by Prince Of Petworth October 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Tuesday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will serve as the Grand Marshall at the 32nd Annual 17th Street High Heel Race. What began in 1986 as a much smaller event is now one of the District’s most unique and exciting neighborhood celebrations. Today, the High Heel Race draws thousands of residents and visitors to the Dupont Circle Neighborhood to cheer on hundreds of costumed drag queens and race participants as they race down the historic 17th Street, NW.

This year, the Bowser Administration, led by the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, collaborated with previous organizers, District agencies, and the LGBTQ community to coordinate and lead planning for the Annual 17th Street High Heel Race. Celebrations start at 5:00 p.m., the parade begins at 7:00 p.m., and the race, which generally lasts fewer than 10 minutes, begins at 9:00 p.m.

From Events DC: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 12, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From a press release:

“The District’s only free all-night arts festival, Art All Night, returns on Saturday, September 29 with a new lineup of visual and performing arts exhibits, workshops and performances. The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) and D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) are sponsoring the festival presented by the Main Streets Programs in Congress Heights, Deanwood Heights, Dupont Circle, H Street, Minnesota Avenue, North Capitol, Shaw and Tenleytown, highlighting the most innovative and creative artistic forces in the city for the annual around-the-clock experience. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 12, 2018 at 9:55 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Caroline Angelo

From a press release:

“Due to the threat of inclement weather posed by Hurricane Florence and its remnants and the Declaration of a State of Emergency in the District of Columbia by Mayor Muriel Bowser, the 2018 H Street Festival will be postponed until Saturday, Oct. 13. It will occur from noon – 7 p.m. that day from the 400 to 1400 block of H Street NE. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 6, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0

800 block of Upshur Street, NW

From a press release:

“Petworth residents love where they live, gathering for informal neighborhood socials, chatting with neighbors from porch to porch and patronizing local businesses and events that have become a part of the fabric of the community. Continuing this heritage, the 800 Block of Upshur Street NW will come alive again on Saturday, September 8th from 11am to 5pm with CELEBRATE PETWORTH, an annual celebration of community featuring music, food, vendors and more. In its fifth year, the festival also will introduce TASTE OF PETWORTH, where attendees can purchase tickets and exchange them for delectable dishes from a variety of Petworth-area restaurants. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

From a press release:

“The 2018 H Street Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon – 7 p.m. The event will span 11 blocks of H Street NE with 15 staging areas, interactive attractions and displays and over 250 businesses, restaurants, community organizations and vendors. Join us for great entertainment, food, drinks, contests, family-friendly activities and more!

Organized by H Street Main Street, the annual event highlights the unique spirit of Washington, D.C.’s H Street NE Corridor and is one of the most popular in the region. The Festival regularly attracts a crowd of over 125,000 fun-seekers. This year, the H Street Festival will have a “Love” theme, and there will be attractions for attendees throughout.

Those coming to the Festival to enjoy music, contests and other entertainment, won’t be disappointed. The Festival will feature a variety of shows and some of the best local and regional performers of Go-Go music, R &B, jazz, rock-n-roll, soul music, gospel and more. There will also be dance performances from a variety of cultures and disciplines, martial arts demonstrations and many more non-musical acts.

For those coming to eat and drink, this year’s Festival will offer a bounty of choices. The culinary offerings will span everything from American staples such as burgers and ice cream to exotic and uncommon dishes from all corners of the world. And for those festivalgoers who come hoping to enjoy some spirits, there will be multiple beer and liquor gardens and bars and restaurants up and down the street will open their establishments to participate.

Other attractions, include: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0

From a press release:

“Today, the planners of the 40th Anniversary Adams Morgan Day Festival announced the music lineup, featuring famed D.C. go-go band Trouble Funk (also celebrating their 40th year), and highlights of D.C.’s longest running neighborhood festival, taking place Sunday, September 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The free event is open to all ages and will highlight the vibrant energy and diverse, creative cultures that define this historic neighborhood. Street Closures on 18thStreet NW between Columbia Road and Wyoming Avenue will make way for festival goers enjoying live music and art, neighborhood history exhibitions, expansive youth activities, curated local vendors, restaurant specials and more. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 23, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From a press release:

“Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets presents its 9th Annual 17th Street Festival, a free community event celebrating the shops, restaurants, and services of 17th Street. The 17th Street Festival will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. in the 1500-1600 blocks of 17th Street, NW. The festival includes a wide variety of street vendors, including artists, makers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, kids’ activities and entertainment – rain or shine. (more…)


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