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From an email:

“Presented by No Kings Collective and the DowntownDC BID, the Franklin Park Block Party is a celebration of the much anticipated renovation of downtown DC’s largest green space. The evening will feature musical performances including a DC Funk Brass Versus between between Too Much Talent Band and Dream City Brass. Additional acts include New York-based artist, rapper, poet, and thinker KAMAUU, in addition to local artists Ikey, Layla Khepri, Dreamcast Moe and Reesa Renee. Mainstage festivities kick off at 6pm. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Last week a man from a tent took it upon himself to cut down all the plants in the tree boxes that I maintain in front of my house. (he didn’t like them outside his tent). Two butterfly bushes that were home to hundreds of butterflies. Two rose bushes that I planted 7 years ago. And he even got halfway through THE TREE before I stopped him. Read More

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From an email:

“Come get a taste of the Kennedy Center in your backyard as the National Symphony Orchestra takes over DC Department of Park and Recreation’s Emery Heights Community Center! This is a partnership with NSO’s “In Your Neighborhood” concert series. Read More

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photos courtesy AdMo4RD

Ed. Note: For more background the Washington Post published a few days ago “As eviction looms, unhoused people in Adams Morgan plaza say they’re being used by both sides in political tug of war”.

From an email:

“At Adams Morgan Plaza NOW! 18th St NW and Columbia Rd: Police, Protesters, homeless, Truist (SunTrust/BB&T) Bank officials, vested workers with chain link fences, and a police van seen circling.”

From a press advisory:

“ADAMS MORGAN RALLIES TO SUPPORT THE UNHOUSED,
PROTECT PUBLIC SPACE, AND DIVEST TRUIST

What:

Neighbors and activists will rally and sit in to support homeless and protect public space at Adams Morgan Plaza Wednesday this week, and again on Saturday to call for bank customers to close their Truist (BB&T and SunTrust) bank accounts. Read More

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14th Street NW, between Decatur and Buchanan Streets via WMATA

From WMATA:

“Major step in advancing the Board’s recently adopted goal of transitioning to a fully zero-emission bus fleet by 2045

Metro announced that it will build its first all-electric bus garage, with infrastructure and equipment needed to run 100% electric vehicles, at the Northern Bus Garage in Northwest Washington, D.C. Construction of the operations and maintenance facility is expected to take four years once all approvals are received, and will open with a mix of the current Metrobus fleet and new battery-electric vehicles, transitioning to 100% electric as Metrobus’ electric bus fleet expands. Read More

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Yinka Shonibare sculpture “Material (SG) I” courtesy Whitman-Walker Health

Ed. Note: Whitman-Walker Health are targeting “12-18 month stays for these rotating sculptures.”

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to reach out regarding the piece on the removal the Yinka Shonibare sculpture outside of the LIZ building – and directly outside of The Corner at Whitman-Walker (Whitman-Walker’s cultural center).

Art Outside of LIZ, The Corner at Whitman-Walker: Read More

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