Orange Hat Patrol: Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014@7pm

Orange Hat Photo
Hi Neighbors, it’s time to dust off your orange hats and come join in some fun! We will kicking off our Orange Hat Patrol (OHP) neighborhood walks beginning on March and continuing on the last Thursday of each month through October.
Our meeting time/point will be 7 pm at the triangle park just across from the Saint Benedict the Moor Catholic Church and School on 21st St NE and Oklahoma Ave NE.

For your planning purposes, OHP walks will be on the last Thursday of each month (Mar – October). 27 Mar, 24 Apr, 29 May, 26 Jun, 31 Jul, 28 Aug, 25 Sep & 30 Oct. Bring yourself, bring your family and/or bring your dogs…great weather, great fun and great exercise!
Being a part of OHP is a great opportunity to get out and meet your neighbors/local patrol officers and also sends a big signal that “We Care” about our neighborhood.

FOKP Orange Hat Patrol Mission: Educate the community on neighborhood safety and security, reduce criminal activity, and help provide a safer place to live…”We Care!”

– Discourages Criminals
In some cases, the presence of a Neighborhood Watch in a community is enough to deter potential burglars from stealing from nearby homes. Most burglars take advantage of opportunities where they are able to act undetected. By having a watch program, a burglar will have less of a chance of being able to steal from a home without getting caught.
– Protects Your Home
Besides helping to monitor your neighborhood for burglars, you are also helping to increase the security level of your own home. It’s a proven fact that a Neighborhood Watch program helps to lower crime rates in a community, which subsequently decreases the chance that your own home will be the target for a criminal.

– Get to Know Your Community
Being a part of a Neighborhood Watch program is a great way to become better acquainted with the members of your community. By knowing the people in your neighborhood, there is a better chance that they will go out of their way to help monitor your home’s security.

– Aids Your Local Police Force
Having a Neighborhood Watch program in a residential area helps to take some of the surveillance burden off of the local police force. Because of this, it also helps to increase the ability of the police to quickly respond to crimes. In most cases, a police officer will volunteer to attend local Neighborhood Watch meetings, in order to provide helpful information about how to protect your community from criminals.

As always, please contact me at if you have questions or would like additional information.
Kevin Stephens(202) 341-9466

Traffic Advisory: Rock N Roll USA Marathon- Kingman Park Community: Please Plan Accordingly!

Traffic Advisory: Rock N Roll USA Marathon


Weekend Street Closings: for the 2014 Annual Rock N Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon

The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public that the 2014 Rock N Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon are scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014. In order to facilitate this event there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the routes of the races. However, there will be bump routes to allow vehicles to cross when runners are not present.

The races are scheduled to begin at approximately 7:25 am; however some street closures will begin as early as 12:00 am. All streets affected by this event are expected to be reopened at approximately 2:00 pm, depending on prevailing conditions. Motorists should expect delays during the races.  Individuals who have issues to be resolved or questions regarding traffic access during the races should call (202) 727-9099.

The marathons will form at Constitution Avenue, NW, just east of 14th Street, NW. The route of the marathon is as follows:

·         Start on Constitution Avenue, NW just east on 14th Street, NW

·         Right on Virginia Avenue, NW

·         Right on 18th Street, NW

·         Left on E Street, NW

·         Left on Virginia Avenue, NW

·         Right on 19th Street, NW

·         Right on Constitution Avenue, NW

·         Left on 23rd Street, NW

·         Enter Memorial Circle

·         Exit Memorial Circle

·         Arlington Memorial Bridge

·         Left on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway

·         Merge left on Shoreham Drive, NW

·         Right on Harvard Street, NW

·         Right on 5th Street, NW

·         Merge onto 4th Street, NE

·         Left of Bryant Street, NW

·         Right on North Capitol Street, NW

·         Left on K Street, NE

·         Right on 4th Street, NE

·         Left on H Street, NE

·         Right on 13th Street, NE

·         Left on Constitution Avenue, NE


Full Marathon/Half Marathon Split 


Half Marathon Turns ONLY


·         Left on North Capitol Avenue, NE

·         Merge onto C Street, NE

·         Merge right onto 22nd Street, NE

·         Right on East Capitol Street, NE






·         Right on 14th Street, NE

·         Right on North Carolina Avenue, NE

·         Left on 13th Street, SE

·         Right on East Capitol Street, SE

·         Right on 11th Street, NE

·         Left on East Capitol Street, NE

·         Right on 2nd Street, NE

·         Left on Constitution Avenue, NE

·         Merge right on Constitution Avenue, NW

·         Merge left on Constitution Avenue, NW

·         Left on 9th Street, NW

·         Right on L’Enfant Plaza

·         U-Turn on L’Enfant Plaza (in front of USPS)

·         Right on 9th Street, SW

·         Left on Maine Avenue, SW

·         Right on 6th Street, SW

·         Left on Water Street, SW

·         Merge onto the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

·         Merge onto P Street, SW

·         Right on 2nd Street, SW

·         Left on V Street, SW

·         Left on First Street, SW

·         Right on Potomac Avenue, SW

·         Left on South Capitol Street, SW

·         U-Turn on South Capitol Street, SW

·         Cross the Frederick Douglas Bridge

·         Left onto South Capitol Street, SE

·         Left on Douglass Bridge access road

·         Right on Anacostia Drive, SE

·         Full loop around Anacostia Park skating Pavilion on Anacostia Drive, SE

·         Left on Nicholson Street, SE

·         Left on Fairlawn Avenue, SE

·         Right on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

·         Left on L’Enfant Square, SE

·         Left on Minnesota Avenue, SE

·         Right on East Capitol Street, SE on ramp

·         Right on East Capitol Street, SE

·         Merge left onto C Street, SE

·         Merge left and enter in to lot 7 of RFK Stadium




Bump Routes are as follows:


§  6th and East Capitol Street, NE

§  8th and East Capitol Street, NE

§  4th and East Capitol Street, NE

§  10th and East Capitol Street, NE

§  8th and H Streets, NE

§  15th and North Carolina Avenue, NE

§  17th and C Streets, NE


Ward 7 Democrats 11th Annual Holiday Celebration & Children Winter Coat Drive

Ward 7 Democrats 11th Annual Holiday Celebration & Children Winter Coat Drive

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Chateau
3439 Benning Road NE

This Holiday Celebration is also the time when we ask everyone to bring unwrapped coat or
accessory for an elementary school child ranging in age from 5-12.
The schools that will benefit from your generosity are Smothers and J.C. Nalles.

A dinner buffet will be served along with good dancing music!

Friends of Kingman Park Hosted: Community Conversation with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

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Haunted Garden Meet & Greet: Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 3pm-5pm


Haunted Garden Meet and Greet @ Kingman Park Rosedale Community Garden.

Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 3pm-5pm

Family, Neighbor and Pet Friendly Event!

Join the fun…….Moon Bounce, Games; Build a Scarecrow, Best Costume, and Light Refreshments will be served!

Come dressed in your Halloween Best!

Also, Councilmembers and Candidates running for election have been invited to attend.

If you would like to volunteer or make a donation, please feel free to contact Lisa White (202) 706-4713 or Bob Coomber (202) 689-9377.

 This event is sponsored by Kingman Park Rosedale Community Garden, KPR MOMS, Friends of Kingman Park ANC –SMD7D01 and YOU!

DDOT Celebrates Completion of Local 11th Street Bridge on September 7, 2013@12noon-3pm


Government of the District of Columbia
Department of Transportation



DDOT Celebrates Completion of Local 11th Street Bridge on September 7  

Community Invited for Afternoon of Music, Food
and Fun for the Entire Family


(Washington D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) cordially invites to the 11thStreet Local Bridge Community Celebration and Bridge Dedication on September 7, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come join city officials, community leaders and businesses from Anacostia and Capitol Hill on the 11th Street Local Bridge for family- friendly activities, music and food. Additionally, officials will dedicate a plaque naming the new Local 11th Street Bridge as the “11th Street, Officer Kevin J. Welsh Memorial Bridge.”

 The 11th Street Local Bridge will be transformed into a family-friendly venue featuring a main stage for entertainment, a variety of local food trucks and speakers from various District agencies.  Attendees can visit table top booths to get more information about DDOT’s programs and initiatives as well as other District agencies at the “Information Lane.”    Photo opportunities will be available from the local bridge’s scenic overlooks, which offer tranquil views of the Anacostia River and Nationals Park.

Transportation and Parking Accommodations

Free transportation to and from the event will be provided by DC Circulator buses. ADA-compliant shuttle buses will be provided to transport people with disabilities from the entrance points to the bridge to various locations along the bridge.


Passenger pick-up locations:·        Anacostia Metro Station (Green Line)

·        Eastern Market Metro Station (Blue/Orange Line)

Free Parking:

·        (Capitol Hill) – 1301 M Street SE (DC Circulator will pick-up and drop off at the entrance of the bridge)

·        (Anacostia) – Curtis Brothers Parking Lot, 2241 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE (DC Circulator will pick-up and drop off at the entrance of the bridge)

For more information and to follow the bridge project and AWI Program’s progress, please visit To join the project or AWI community contact list or ask questions, please email  or call 202-741-8528.