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

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Spring Spruce Up-Sat. April 6, 2013 @ 9am-11am

Spring Spruce Up

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Please come out and volunteer for (2) two hours to spruce up the Triangle Panda Park.


Donations are needed for mulch, crepe myrtles, plants and flowers for the planters.


We hope you can join us!

As always, please feel free to contact me at if you have questions, comments or need additional information.


Lisa White, ANC Commissioner Kingman Park or

(202) 706-4713

Friends of Kingman Park February 2013 Meeting Pictures




Street Closings for the 2013 Annual Rock N Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon

(Washington, DC) The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has provided the following information about scheduled street closures for the 2013 Rock N Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon that will be held in the District of Columbia on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

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 that will allow vehicles to cross when runners are not present. The races are scheduled to begin at approximately 7:25 a.m.; however some street closures will begin as early as 12:00 a.m. around the start and finish line. All streets affected by this event are expected to be reopened as early as 9:30 a.m., and no later than 2:00 p.m.

Motorists should expect delays during the races. Citizens who have issues that need resolution or if there are any questions regarding traffic access points during the races are advised to please 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 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 Douglas 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 onto 22nd Street, NE


Bump Routes are as follows:

· 4th and East Capitol Street, NE

· 6th and East Capitol Street, NE

· 8th and East Capitol Street, NE

· 10th and East Capitol Street, NE

· 8th and H Streets, NE

· 15th and North Carolina Streets, NE

· 17th and C Streets, NE

All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes. The Metropolitan Police Department and the District Department of Transportation remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.


Ward 7 Community Meetings on Education

Sponsored by: Councilmember Yvette Alexander and the Ward 7 Education Council

Does your child have learning disabilities?
Do you need help with special education services?
Has your child been suspended or expelled?
Does your special education child need help with finding education
opportunities and job opportunities after high school?

Representatives from the following organizations will be available to answer questions and provide support regarding your child’s education:
 Advocates for Justice and Education
 The Took Crowell Institute for Youth at UDC Law School
 University Legal Services Protection and Advocacy Program

Please attend any meeting that fits your schedule

Saturday, Feb 2 12:00 noon The Boys and Girls Club- 4103 Benning Road, NE
Tuesday,Feb 5 10:00 a.m. Stoddert Terrace Comm Center- 155 Ridge Road, NE
Tuesday,Feb 5 6:00 p.m. Deanwood Rec Center-1350 49th Street, NE

All services free to District residents • Food and drinks will be provided

Questions? Please contact:

Suzanne Greenfield
Geno Donney

Engaging, Educating, and Empowering our Community

Mayor Vincent C. Gray to Deliver 2013 State of the District Address on February 5, 2013


Mayor Vincent C. Gray will deliver the 2013 State of the District Address, where he will report on the status of the city and his administration and outline his agenda and priorities for the coming year.


7 pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Sanctuary, 600 I Street NW


The Sixth and I Historic Synagogue is a cultural institution and community center that connects the District’s past, present and future and symbolizes the city’s multicultural nature. Originally built in 1908 as the home of Adas Israel, one of DC’s oldest Jewish congregations, the building was purchased by Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1951. It served as Turner Memorial’s home for half a century before that congregation moved to a new facility. A group of civic leaders acquired and renovated the Sixth & I building, reopening it in 2004 as a non-denominational, non-membership-based synagogue that serves as a cultural and educational center for the entire DC community. Emblematic of the rebirth of the District’s downtown, the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue has become a center for the arts, entertainment and community engagement.

Panel & Fourm Discussion 7pm Thursday, Jan. 31 – ” Redevelopment = Gentrification?”

With all the plans for redevelopment slated to come East of the River, does this mean that Gentrification is inevitable? Join r.e.e.l. in having a healthy discussion regarding the future of our communities.

We have invited an esteemed panel of business owners, residents and policy makers in discuss first hand accounts about the lessons they have learned when neighborhoods are redeveloped. We are taking the conversation beyond just the black vs. white argument. We want to help prepare our community for the FUTURE!

Event Info
Date: Thursday January 31, 2013

Time: 7pm

Where: DHCD Building – 1800 MLK Ave., SE

Some of the Panelist:
Tome Sherwood-NBC 4
Harriet Tregoning- Office of Planning
Lou Jones-Jin Lounge
Parisa Norouzi- Empower DC
and other invited guest

Charles Wilson