Photo by Roberto Fernandez Coffey
I am writing to you to let you know of this amazing music community that started one year ago and has flourished. They just had their one year anniversary and I heard the story for the first time. Apparently two Mt. Pleasant neighborhood people noticed an unused piano at Purple Patch, and they approached the owner, and one thing led to another and they started Open Piano nights. It’s a amazing community of pianists that come play a variety of tunes, from ragtime, to jazz, or classical. Anyone who wants to come play, plays. I just want the rest of D.C. to know about this great piano community.”
Thanks to Syndey for sharing this awesomeness:
“Federal employee: Wake Me Up When the Shutdown Ends.
When we all missed our first paycheck this weekend, I decided to make this music video to cope.”
From a press release:
“Americans across the country want to help federal workers furloughed or working without pay due to the government shutdown. Taking a pay it forward approach, PayItFurloughed.com provides a unique opportunity for concerned citizens to offer their assistance – one beer at a time.
It couldn’t be simpler. Donors log on to PayItFurloughed.com and choose how many beers they would like to add to the fund: 1, 2, or 6 at $7.50 per beer.
Scoring the beers is equally simple. (more…)
Big news! We will open a kitchen on Pennsylvania Ave this week to join private sector effort to feed federal employees during the shutdown. It’s only fair to feed Americans in need! #ChefsForFeds Follow @WCKitchen for more details! pic.twitter.com/PRBtlaNug6
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) January 14, 2019
14th and Park Road, NW
Thanks to Melody for sharing last week:
“Only in Columbia Heights”
Ed. Note: Part of the awesome Nativity Scene seen in the Columbia Heights plaza every year.
Thanks to Danny for sending. And the video is even better:
— Danny Michaelis (@easilyBaffled) December 21, 2018
1831 Columbia Road, NW
[* if not looking for delicious $2 rice balls.]
OK my friends, we’ve hit mid-December. And mid-December means approximately 1000 ‘best of 2018’ posts. I’m going to take some editorial license and proclaim So’s Your Mom the best thing of 2018. Sure they had a hiccup in 2016. They were still the best then. And many years before that. (more…)