courtesy Washington National Cathedral
From a press release:
“Washington National Cathedral launched its new “Let There Be Lego!” project to build a miniature, 13-foot- long scale model of the Cathedral out of 400,000 Lego bricks. Starting March 1, members of the public will be invited to “buy a brick” for $2.00, and help build up the Cathedral brick by brick, with all proceeds going toward restoration of parts of the Cathedral damaged by the 2011 earthquake.” (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user DCbmyers
“Marvel at a vast, open space unlike anything you’ve seen in Washington. Inside the darkened Cathedral, moving lights illuminate the gothic architecture for a one-of-a-kind experience. The Cathedral would like to thank Atmosphere Lighting and Pike Productions for supporting or partnering with us on this annual week of events!”
Ed. Note: Tickets for the rest of the week here.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering
More magical photos: (more…)
3404 Wisconsin Avenue, NW courtesy Silver
Leveling the Playing Field is an organization that collects used and excess sports equipment to distribute to programs and schools in low-income communities.
This Friday, February 1, Silver New American Brasserie in Cathedral Heights will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit LPF, featuring guest bartenders, a raffle, and special cocktails and guests. Silver is donating 10% of all proceeds to LPF, so please come out and help kids get off the sidelines and into the game! (more…)
Art by Eric Gordon
From an email:
“There will be a candlelight vigil in Dupont Circle, Thursday evening October 25th from 7pm to 745pm, in advance of Friday’s interment of Matthew Shepard’s ashes in the National Cathedral. For twenty years, his ashes have not been laid to rest, as his parents worried that if they chose a final resting place, it would be at risk of desecration. But, on Friday, this tragic odyssey will come to an end, as there will be a final home for Matthew in a place his parents say he would love.
And so we will gather Thursday evening at 7pm at the fountain in Dupont Circle as a community to mark this occasion and stand against intolerance, hatred, and the violence that claimed Matthew’s life and continues today. (more…)
“Bully mix found at 38th and Garfield NW last night. Animal control brought her to Humane Rescue. She’s super sweet and friendly. Most likely under a year old. I called Humane Rescue this morning and they said she wasn’t chipped.”
Thank the lord!!
On July 9th we learned that 2Amy’s had to close for the “foreseeable future” due to a burst water pipe.
So happy to share this update!
3715 Macomb Street, NW just off Wisconsin Ave
Thanks to Crystal B. for sending these great shots. I was traveling last weekend so I totally missed this! (more…)
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 Washington; Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs; The Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad; The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute; St. Mark’s Episcopal Capitol Hill; Episcopal Youth Ministries; The Church of the Epiphany; The TraRon Center; Council of Churches of Greater Washington; Progressive National Baptist Convention; Fellowship of Reconciliation; Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Virginia Theological Seminar; Faith in Public Life; Shiloh Baptist Church; Episcopal Bishops United Against Violence; The 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…)