Washington, DC

Photo from the before times by Gabriele Stonyte courtesy FONZ

From an email:

“Start your engines and prepare for some spooky family fun during Boo Drive Thru, sponsored by Mars Wrigley, a special edition of our children’s trick-or-treating event!

Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), Boo Drive Thru will be held October 24 and 25 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Pack your car full of ghouls, ghosts, princesses and superheroes and cruise down the Zoo’s North Road, all in support of FONZ’s mission. Read More


From an email:

“Join Common Good City Farm’s upcoming A (Virtual) Night on the Farm dinner series for meals from local restaurants highlighting produce from the farm. Funds raised will go towards the farm’s produce distribution and other programming.

Thursday, October 1: Brookland’s Finest
Monday, October 5: Big Bear Cafe
Thursday, October 15: Moreland’s Tavern
Thursday, October 22: ANXO
Tuesday, October 27: The Royal
Monday, November 2: Oyster Oyster

Grab your tickets today.

While we can not gather in person this year, Read More


via GoFundMe

Thanks to all who wrote in after yesterday’s post about Marina’s GoFundMe.

Here is Denis, the delivery driver’s GoFundMe:

On September 15, Denis was working hard delivering food . While he was completing the deliveries, a man tried to steal his car, his only means of support for his family. Denis tried to stop the man, but he was overwhelmed and dragged until he was unconscious. Read More


Thanks to Ally and Aliya for sending the GoFundMe for Marina:

On September 15, Marina and the two small children in her charge were watching the fish swimming in a Mount Pleasant neighbor’s small pond, when a stolen car came speeding down the sidewalk and crushed Marina against the retaining wall as she protected the children. Read More


From an email:

“Boundary Stone’s Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer has been announced as a virtual event for Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Tickets will include all five exclusively brewed barrel-aged beers and plenty of festive SWAG, as well as a link to the live virtual event on Zoom!

Tickets for the Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer are $100 and include all five barrel-aged beers in reusable 12oz crowlers, a 2020 Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer Tote, a 2020 Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer Tee-Shirt, a commemorative tasting glass, a sticker with this year’s art, and a beer token redeemable at Boundary Stone for one beer from this year’s winner. Each participant also gets one vote for the Audience Choice Award which will be announced live on zoom at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.boundarystonedc.com.

Guests can pick up their barrel-aged beer crowlers and SWAG bags at Boundary Stone, 116 Rhode Island Ave NW on Monday September 21st from 12pm-9pm, or Tuesday September 22nd from 12pm to 5pm. Delivery is available within a two-mile radius of Boundary Stone for an additional $15.00. Read More


4000 Chesapeake Street, NW

From District FEM:

“TIME: 12pm-2pm
WHEN: Saturday, September 12th
LOCATION: Fort Reno Park

We ask members of our community to aid us in donating unused, unopened menstrual products. Donated products will be donated to Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter in Southeast DC. Cash donations will be utilized to purchase more products to then be donated. Periods aren’t optional, access to menstrual products is critical.”


“Dear PoPville,

I am a cofounder of an organization called Fuel the People which raises money to feed protestors through partnerships with local Black & POC-owned restaurants. Our mission is to nourish protestors while also supporting and uplifting local businesses. Since we started in June, we’ve fed over 16,000 protestors in DC & NY. We’re currently raising money to support protests commemorating the March on Washington throughout the upcoming weekend in DC, and would greatly appreciate it if you could share our GoFundMe.”

The Post reports:

“A civil rights rally timed to the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s seminal “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered in 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, is expected to bring thousands to the same spot on Friday.

Headlined by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who will be joined by King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, and family members of several men and women who were killed by law enforcement officers, the demonstration will conclude a week of large-scale events in the nation’s capital, including days of protests and a fireworks display over the Washington Monument to mark the end of the Republican National Convention.”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department would like to announce on Friday, August 28, 2020, the Commitment March: “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks,” along with other First Amendment demonstrations, will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with these events, there will be extensive street closures that motorists should take into consideration.

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from approximately 12:00 am to 11:59 pm: Read More


1221 Connecticut Ave, NW

Red Devils DC shares with us:

“Alright guys, the time has come to help out our beloved @lucky.bar.dc . They haven’t asked for us to do this, but @potockikevin has been going to watch matches there and talking with Paul, they are in a tough spot.

Ourselves, @capcityblues and DC Armoury have put our rivalries aside and we are doing some Lucky Bar merch to help raise some funds to go into their pocket. It won’t be much, but it’s a start.

We are starting with a Lucky Bar tee. Tees will be $25 each, 2 for $45 and 3 for $60. (more than that they will be $20 each). All sizes available (Small – 3XL). Read More


“Dear PoPville, Friends, neighbors and fellow Mt. P parents, I love how this community always comes together for those in need and now I’m appealing to your big hearts to help one such family…

Our dear friend Rafael Garcia passed away on July 3 after a 2-month hospitalization due to Covid-19 at the young age of 49, just 4 months before his 50th birthday. He was the primary breadwinner for his family, leaving behind his beloved wife Beatriz and 2 young sons, Jonathan, age 2.5 and Alfredo, age 13.

As an immigrant from El Salvador who called the US home for the past 20+ years, he worked around the clock to provide for his family, aiming to give his sons the American Dream through hard work, honesty and integrity. You may have seen his smiling face around the hood for years as he did expert work on many Mt. P houses, including the full gut job/restoration of our own Kilbourne rowhome over the better part of a year.

To help Rafael’s widow, we’d like to collect gently used boys Size 3T and 4T clothes, shoes, books and toys (for age 3-4). If you are ready to part with any of these things, please let me know and I can arrange contactless pickup from the porch. [Ed. Note: You can email me at [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP]

Also, if you are able to spare a couple of bucks, we’ve set up a GoFundMe for the family to help as they navigate this new world without their husband/father/provider. Any amount is appreciated–no matter how small.

I sincerely thank you in advance for paying it forward.”


“Dear PoPville,

Horton’s Kids works with k-12 kids in one of the most under resourced areas of DC, is doing operation Backpack for fall supplies. Since it’s hard to collect all the items with COVID-19, they’re pairing up with Sprout Supplies for easy donations. $25 gets a kid a backpack with all the things they need.

Please make your donation by Tuesday, July 14.”


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