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by Prince Of Petworth March 23, 2018 at 3:10 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Dan McQuade

From the National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW):

“Washington National Cathedral will host an interfaith prayer vigil on Friday, March 23, for activists, students and pilgrims who are attending Saturday’s March For Our Lives to demand that their lives and safety become a priority for Congressional leaders in order to end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.

Students and leaders from many faith traditions will lead this prayer service recognizing the breadth of trauma caused by gun violence, including community shootings, gang violence, school massacres, and suicide. In prayer and song, this gathering will honor those lost, acknowledge the pain survivors and victims’ families carry, and lift up the need for healing for communities impacted by gun violence and our country. Families, including that of Carmen Schentrup, a victim of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, will be a part of the program of prayer and reflection.

Vigil partners include the Episcopal Diocese of WashingtonMayor’s Office of Religious AffairsThe Nation’s Mosque, Masjid MuhammadThe Dietrich Bonhoeffer InstituteSt. Mark’s Episcopal Capitol HillEpiscopal Youth MinistriesThe Church of the EpiphanyThe TraRon CenterCouncil of Churches of Greater WashingtonProgressive National Baptist ConventionFellowship of ReconciliationReligious Action Center of Reform JudaismVirginia Theological SeminarFaith in Public LifeShiloh Baptist ChurchEpiscopal Bishops United Against ViolenceThe Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut; and, Jewish Teens March for Our Lives.

Tickets and registrations will not be required for entry; however, registration is encouraged to help the Cathedral prepare to welcome everyone. Doors open at 6 pm and seating is on a first come, first served basis.


“The Endless Cycle” by Tim Tate. “For every man shown here, 1000 people died last year because of gun violence. For every gun shown here, a child dies every day. A hard lesson we have to learn from Orlando…and Parkland… and…..Only by joining together can we hope to curtail gun violence!”

From an email:

“Artists Against GunViolence opened Thursday in Petworth and runs through April 9th.

Hours: March 24 (after March for Our Lives) 3-6pm, March 28: 6-8pm, March 31: 3-6 pm, April 4: 6-8pm, April 7: 2-4pm,
April 9: 6-8pm

Artists Against GunViolence was created in solidarity with the students from Parkland Florida who quickly responded to the tragic events at their school with a call to action. 53 artists from the DC area show their opposition to gun violence in a gallery show at Third Floor and additional spaces in the Petworth neighborhood to open March 22nd in time for the Student led March for Our Lives rally in downtown Washington DC Saturday March 24th!

Participating Artists: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0


3101 Wisconsin Ave, NW

From an email:

“Monday through Friday, experiences will include a cosmic mass, an indoor light show, yoga, meditation, an indoor carnival and on the final night, an indoor picnic with screenings of The Hunchback of Notre Dame followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

Visitors are also encouraged to visit the emptied Cathedral during the day to gain a new perspective of the stained glass.

Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Check out the schedule here.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


3706 Macomb Street, NW

Ed. Note: This is the former home of Hawthorne Homemade Organic Juice Bar & Market and River House before that.

Mathnasium’s website says:

“Hello. I’m Khaatima Zaid, Program Director of Mathnasium of Cathedral Heights, your neighborhood math-only learning center. We help kids in grades 1st grade through Algebra understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them.

When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Our formula for teaching kids math, the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids learn math for over a decade across 700+ centers in the US and Canada: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2017 at 10:55 am 0

I’ve been getting pretty regular queries about what’s coming next to the Giant and Blue Mercury in Cathedral Heights – now we know – a Proper Topper pop up! From the owners:

“We are planning to open on Friday, Nov. 24th, in the space adjacent to Blue Mercury at the corner of Wisconsin and Newark. We’ll be there (10 – 8 M – F, 10 – 6 Sat, 12-5 Sun) through the end of December … and perhaps beyond.

My Dupont shop — where I’ve been since 1995, believe it or not! — continues to thrive, and we’re working on plans to expand that location in 2018.

In both locations, we’ll have an abundance of local goods, including our own DCProper collection of shirts and hats; in-store pick up for online purchases; curbside service for shoppers on the fly. Plus great play lists heavy on local music, and the friendliest staff around.Let Amazon try to match that : )”


Dupont location at 1350 Connecticut Ave, NW via Proper Topper

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From a press release:

“Washington National Cathedral will join churches across the country as it rings the Bourdon (funeral) Bell on Tuesday, October 3, in memory of those killed last night in Las Vegas. The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal bishop of Washington, will be joined by local and national religious leaders representing many faiths. Their message is to take a moment for prayer while also urging a national conversation to end gun violence. (more…)

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