NSO Events in Our Neighborhood!

The National Symphony Orchestra is performing at many venues in the Capitol Hill/H Street Neighborhoods starting Tuesday, January 7th through Monday, January 13th.  A wide variety of programs and music will be performed at libraries, Union Station, the Marine Barracks, coffee shops and at Arts Centers on Capitol Hill.

The events are free and open to the public. Some events are highlighted, below.  For a complete list, check out the NSO brochure and calendar at the bottom of the email.  (Note, those programs held during school hours are only for students/teachers).
The Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE) will host one of the events this Thursday, January 9th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The NSO’s “Last Stand Quartet” will perform a selection of classical works.
Other Free NSO Events in the Capitol Hill/H Street Area, January 7 to 13th:
Tuesday, January 7 at 6:30 p.m. @ The Shakespeare Theater Company (516 8th Street SE).  Members of the Theater Company’s Youth Company join select members of the NSO for a Chamber Concert.
Wednesday, January 8 at 8 p.m. @ The Atlas Theater (1333 H Street NE)
NSO Orchestra performs a wide range of music, from Beethoven to Copeland, Barber to Schoenberg.
Wednesday, January 8 at 9:30 p.m. @ Rock and Roll Hotel (1353 H Street NE). A special performance by a select group of NSO members, including violin, bass, percussion.
Thursday, January 9 at Noon @ Wells Fargo (444 N. Capitol Street, NW).  A one hour chamber music performance.  (NOTE:  Wells Fargo is a sponsor of the NSO In Your Neighborhood Program.,..so drop in and say ‘thanks’!).
Thursday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m. @ Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE). The NSO’s “Last Stand Quartet” will play a selection of classical works.  Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, January 9 at 7 p.m. @ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th STreet SE).  A one-hour chamber concert with violin and piano.
Friday, January 10 starting at 10 a.m. @ Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse (201 F Street, NE). “Viva Violins” a one-hour program for young children, followed by a musical instrument “Petting Zoo” starting at 11 a.m.
Friday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. @ Sherwood Rec Center (640 10th Street NE). A one-hour program of classical works featuring flute, clarinet and bassoon.
Friday, January 10 at 7 p.m. @ The Agronaut (1433 H Street NE)
A one hour performance of the NSO Quartet.
Friday, January 10 at 8 p.m. @ The Hill Center/Old Naval Hospital (921 Penn. Ave, SE) A one-hour performance of classical works.
Saturday, January 11 at 11 a.m. @ Eastern High School (1700 East Capitol Street, SE).  Five sectionals led by NSO Musicians.  (At noon the NSO’s Assistant Conductor will hold a DC Youth Orchestra Rehearsal).
Saturday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m. @ Union Station, East Hall
Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo” for kids.
Saturday, January 11 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. @ Union Station East Hall
The NSO will present 2 Concerts, featuring American and ‘train’ themed music from Copland to Villa-Lobos to Strauss.
Sunday, January 12 at 11 a.m. and Noon @ Eastern Market, North Hall.  The Brass of Peace High School Scholars will perform at 11, followed by the NSO Brass Quintet at Noon.
Also on Sunday, January 12 at Noon @ The Fridge (516-1/2 8th Street, SE.  Chamber concert followed by Qand A.
Also at noon:  One hour chamber concert at Congressional Cemetery Chapel (1801 E Street SE).
And at 2 p.m. Sunday:  Southeast Library (403 7th Street SE), a concert featuring oboes and a bassoon.
There are also programs at 3:30 and 5 p.m. at 8th Street Venues – check out the links.
Sunday, January 12, at 7 p.m. @ HR-57 Center for the Preservation of Jazz Blues.  A quartet will perform a variety of musical pieces.
Monday, January 13 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Southeast Library (403 7th Street, SE).  Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo”.
Monday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. @ Capitol Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church (914 Mass. Ave, NE).  A performance of chamber music.
For more information about other programs January 7 through 13th, check out:

The website to the NSO In Your Neighborhood Program: http://www.kennedy- center.org/nso/community/NSO_ iyn.cfm

The link to the schedule: http://www.kennedy- center.org/nso/community/NSO_ iyn-schedule.cfm

DC Government to Hold Annual “Truck Touch” Sat., June 15 at RFK, Lot 7

Free, family-friendly event is city’s official summer kick off and offers something for all ages.

(Washington, DC)  The DC Department of Public Works invites the public to attend DC’s annual free, citywide “Truck Touch” Saturday, June 15, 2013, from 9 am to 2 pm at RFK Stadium, Lot 7. DC government agencies will demonstrate and explain the vehicles used to clean and repair streets, change traffic lights, fix potholes, clear snow, provide emergency services and more. Mayor Vincent Gray’s official summer kick-off event will take place in the adjacent Lot 6 and will offer activities for kids of all ages as well as family services and information from 9 am until 5 pm.

This is the city’s sixth Truck Touch, which is coordinated annually by the DC Department of Public Works. The event will feature vehicles from all DC government agencies that provide infrastructure support and emergency and medical services. Agencies that provide direct services also will be on hand to offer information and a wide variety of mobile services from health screenings to voter registration information. Families can enjoy live music, skating, hoop contests, Segway rides, electric and hybrid vehicle test drives and much, much more.

What: Sixth Annual City-Wide Truck Touch and Summer Kick Off Event

When: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 9 am – 5 pm (Truck Touch portion ends at 2pm)

Where: RFK Stadium, Lot 6 & 7; 2400 East Capitol Street, NE

Free Food:  Hot dogs, Popcorn and Sno Cones for attendees!

Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun

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Triangle Panda Park: 21st and Oklahoma Ave (Across from St. Benedict Church)

Come and make some crafts, design eggs, enjoy story time and of course…. Easter Egg Hunt at the end! Great fun for kids in the Kingman Park and surrounding communities! All are welcome and encouraged to bring their children and have some fun!

Sponsored by Friends of Kingman Park, Kingman Park Community Members and ANC Commissioner Lisa White


D.C. Residents To Get First Look at King Memorial


 The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park might not be officially dedicated until August 28, but District residents will get the chance to fix their gaze upon it earlier than that. According to details released during a press conference this morning, tens of thousands of tickets to a special D.C. Residents Day at the memorial on August 23 will be passed out to residents. The tickets will apparently be offered through the District’s website and at the King Library after August 18 — general admission tickets to the official unveiling ceremony were all spoken for weeks ago. (But if you want to look at it even sooner than that, you can always swing by West Potomac at 11 a.m. on the 22nd, which is when the cover will be lifted.) The city will play host to a weeklong celebration of King’s legacy, culminating with the official dedication; officials estimate that as many as 250,000 people will come to Washington for the celebration.