photo by Tim Brown

From a press release:

“Join the National Park Service for the 2023 Lotus and Water Lily Festival at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Experience the annual blooming of lotus and water lily flowers, enjoy music and dance performances, arts and crafts, ranger-led tours, and more! The festival will begin Saturday, July 15 and runs through Saturday, July 22 with extended, nighttime hours on Thursday, Friday and both Saturdays! Read More

Extend the Line Full Video from Liam Gideon on Vimeo.

From Friends of the DC Streetcar: “The second is our award-winning transportation equity video series that we helped produce which shows why the streetcar extension is a transit equity issue. Produced with an all ward 7 crew and cast. Liam Gideon was lead producer.” Read More

Thanks to Walter for sending: “looks like NPS put out some signs to warn about Turkeys on the ART.”

Ed. Note: In November 2021 a reader recounted another incident on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail near the aquatic gardens. More recently in February a reader recounted an unprovoked attack “had to get a tetanus shot and antibiotics”. In response to that post I received multiple messages about similar incidents.


“Dear PoPville,

I was running on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail near the aquatic gardens early this morning when I spotted a huge turkey sitting in the middle of the trail. Here’s a video I captured while still in the “what a lovely bird” mindset.

But it just kept walking towards me, so I decided I’d better be on my way and turned to run in the other direction. But it followed me–chased is the better word. And when I realized, looking panicked over my shoulder, that it was closing in on me like a velociraptor road runner, I saw that I definitely could not out-run a turkey and probably shouldn’t try to. So I stopped and yelled “I’m a vegetarian!”, Read More


via MPD

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sixth District announce a wanted suspect has been apprehended for an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in the 1600 block of Eastern Avenue, Northeast.

At approximately 5:01 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult female victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Read More

Photo by Tim Brown

From the National Park Service:

“It’s almost peak bloom at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens! The National Park Service invites you to join us online to celebrate the blooming of the lotus and water lilies at the 2021 Virtual Lotus and Water Lily Festival. The online festivities officially kick off on July 8 and feature videos, activities and interactive events through the end of the month. Online events can be found on the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Facebook, and the Lotus and Water Lily Festival website.

Online events and activities will include: Read More


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