From a press release:
“On Thursday, November 29, 2018 in the Main Hall of Union Station, a consortium of partners including Washington Performing Arts, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce–Mid-Atlantic Chapter, the Bach Project, and Union Station present a holiday celebration event, with performances by local artists, the annual Norwegian Christmas tree lighting, an appearance by Santa Claus, and culminating in a simulcast of Yo-Yo Ma’s performance of J.S. Bach’s complete cello suites live from the National Cathedral, presented by Washington Performing Arts in memory of Isaac Stern.
For more than 20 years, Norway has presented a Christmas tree to the people of Washington, in recognition of its strong friendship with the United States and in gratitude for America’s assistance during and after World War II. This year’s Christmas tree is made possible by Equinor, Kongsberg Gruppen, Nammo Inc., Innovation Norway, and Insitu Inc.
Complete Schedule of Events (more…)
courtesy La Jambe
From La Jambe, 1550 7th Street, NW, (in response to an email query):
“We are indeed opening our 2nd location of La Jambe over in Union Market, and we’re thrilled to be a part of all the exciting things happening there. What can folks expect? We’re bringing over the same unpretentious approach to our curated selections of wine, cheese, and charcuterie – as well as a few small plates. What’s new is that, along with about 13 bar seats, we’re also going to have a take-out counter for our cheese, charcuterie, and sandwiches, deli counter style. (more…)
via Metro Transit Police. “MTPD detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to ID the two individuals pictured here in connection with an assault of a blind passenger this morning on the Red Line near NoMA.”
UPDATE to this morning’s “Absolutely Disgusting Behavior on Red Line This Morning”.
From WMATA (via email):
“MTPD is actively investigating, including reviewing video from aboard the railcar.
Below is the narrative from the police incident report:
On 11/26/2018 at approximately 0750 hour V-001, a blind male with a service dog, reports boarding a red line train in the direction of Shady Grove at the Rhode Island Avenue metro station located at 919 Rhode Island Ave NE Washington, DC when he inadvertently bumped into a passenger as he boarded the train. As the train left the Rhode Island Ave station S-01 pushed V-001 and began to verbally threaten him. W-1 intervened and attempted to defuse the altercation when S-01 and S-02 began to shout obscenities at her. W-1 further reports that as she attempted to call the police S-01 and S-02 attempted to grab her phone, however she was able to hold on to her phone, call the police and later video record the altercation that had developed between S-01, S-02 and an unknown/unidentified passenger as the train continued to service the subsequent two (2) stations. W-1 reports the altercation ended when the train serviced Union Station and S-01 and S-02 got off the train making good their escape. V-01 reports having no injuries and no medical attention was required. DVR requested.
Suspect 1 is described as:
B/M, band-aid under his right eye, dark blue jeans w/ dark blue, blue and white underwear showing, and a black hooded sweat shirt
Suspect 2 is described as:
B/M 18-20 yoa, black knit cap, blue stone washed jeans”
From Metro Transit Police:
“SEEKING TO ID: MTPD detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to ID the two individuals pictured here in connection with an assault of a blind passenger this morning on the Red Line near NoMA. Have info? Call (301) 955-5000 or send a text to MyMTPD (696875) #wmata”
via google maps
“Last night we were alerted to sounds of gunshots in the area of First Place and M St NW at approximately 20:45 hours. At the time we located two vehicles that appeared to be struck by gunfire, but no victims. However shortly after 2100 hours a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen responded to a local hospital for treatment. The wounds are not believed to be life threatening.
If you have any information about this case, please contact the First District’s Detectives Office at 202-299-2025. As always, if you witness any suspicious or disorderly activity in that area, please call 911 immediately.”
Photo of NPR HQ by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan
Ed. Note: I’m also gonna take this opportunity to remind you of the Tale of the NPR Street Chicken.
From an email:
Join us our first ever holiday shopping happy hour! Browse the shop for that perfect gift — from public radio t-shirts, mugs, and posters, to calendars, puzzles, books, and much more. While you’re here, enjoy a festive frosty beverage and mingle with other public radio fans. A holiday cocktail, beer, wine, and other treats will be available for purchase in our lobby. (more…)
From an email:
“Stellina Pizzeria, an Italian street food and pizza concept opening soon in Union Market District, will pop-up with its mobile pizza oven on Neal Place this Saturday and Sunday starting at 11am to offer a first taste of several menu items. Dishes for sale include margherita and bianca pizza al portafoglio (whole Neapolitan-style pizzas folded and wrapped in paper for easy on-the-go eating) and fried artichokes served in paper cones called cuoppo. (more…)
Photo by Cody
Huzzah!! I’ve been having lots of folks asking for updates on this.
From a press release:
“Calling all kids and their canine friends! The NoMa Parks Foundation will celebrate the completion of Swampoodle Park with an inaugural Wallholla climb and dog procession on the morning of Saturday, November 17, at 11:00 a.m. Located at the intersection of 3rd and L streets NE, the 8,000-plus-square-foot park — previously a vacant lot for which condominiums were once planned — offers a play structure for children, a dedicated space for dogs, and public seating, as well as trees and other plantings. Swampoodle Park was designed by District landscape architecture firm Lee and Associates, with substantial input from the NoMa community provided through multiple public meetings and surveys. (more…)
“Unfortunately we are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the Unit block of Massachusetts Ave. NE this evening. One adult male was transported to the hospital. That block remains closed to traffic. We will provide updates as we are able.”
Ed. Note: In early September there was also a shooting near Union Station.
From the Washington Post:
“A man who was shot multiple times Wednesday night in front of Union Station has died and the attack is being investigated as a homicide, according to D.C. police.”
Perhaps related to many messages I got along these lines:
“any reason I just heard the US Capitol alert siren go off? Typically they test it on Saturdays- Halloween at 11 pm seems to be a bad time to test it…”