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 kevindstephens70@yahoo.com if you have questions or would like additional information.
Kevin Stephens(202) 341-9466

Orange Hat Patrol: Wed. May 1, 2013 7pm-8pm-Please Join Us!

ORANGE HAT PATROL

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

(1st Wednesday of each month)

7pm-8pm

Our meeting point Triangle Park just across from the Saint Benedict the Moor

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.

As always, please feel free to contact me at kevindstpehens70@yahoo.com if you have questions, comments or need additional information.

Please join us!

Best,

Lisa White/ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 (202) 706-4713

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

Spring Spruce Up

Saturday, April 6, 2013

9am-11am

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.

Best,

Lisa White, ANC Commissioner Kingman Park

dc500blkof25th@yahoo.com or lisa.white7d01@gmail.com

(202) 706-4713

Friends of Kingman Park February 2013 Meeting Pictures

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SHAMROCKFEST ’13- RFK Stadium Festival Grounds March 16

ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT SHAMROCKFEST ’13

Event features 40+ bands & DJs on nine stages on RFK Stadium Festival Grounds March 16

WASHINGTON, D.C. – ShamrockFest ’13 returns to the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds with a mix of musical legends, hot emerging artists and a jaw-dropping DJ lineup on Saturday, March 16 from 1-9 p.m. With nine stages and over 40 incredible live bands and DJs, ShamrockFest is regarded as one of the most popular St. Patty’s Day parties in America. General and VIP tickets are currently on sale at http://www.shamrockfest.com.

For eight action-packed hours, shamrock-clad partygoers can enjoy simultaneous live performances featuring rock, reggae, folk and of course Irish music throughout the massive festival area. Irish rock bands scheduled to perform include The Mahones, Carbon Leaf, Celkit, Scythian and the Fighting Jamesons while the indie band lineup includes Sublime with Rome, In Decision and Lost in Paris and others.

International icons DJ Skribble and BT headline ShamrockFest’s best ever DJ lineup in “Club Shamrock,” a massive party pavilion with plenty of dance space. Also scheduled to spin the turntables are DJ Enferno, Chris Styles and Pat Premier, among others.

With a carnival-style amusement area, huge-tented activity areas, food and craft vendors, an NCAA college hoops viewing tent and an endless supply of that most celebrated St. Patty’s Day beverage – beer, ShamrockFest has something for everyone. One of the crowd favorites, the Irish Village, features authentic Irish entertainers, local pub and restaurant booths and the infamous Shamrock Pub Games.

The RFK Stadium Festival Grounds are easily accessible by Metrorail on the Blue and Orange lines (Stadium-Armory station) and numerous Metrobus lines. On-site parking is also available.

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

HALF MARATHON CONCLUDES

FULL MARATHON CONTINUES

· 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

MARATHON CONCLUDES

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.

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Friendly Reminder: Friends of Kingman Park Monthly Meeting Tonight-Thurs. Feb. 21, 2013@7pm

Join us for the

 Friends of Kingman Park Monthly Meeting

On

Thursday, February 21, 2013

From 7pm to 8:30pm

St. Benedict Catholic Church-Quander Room

(20th Street Back Entrance)

 

Father Drew-Pastor of St. Benedict will be there to pray for peace and protection over our community! 

MPD PSA 507 Police Officers will be in attendance to provide crime stats and safety information!

Orange Hat Patrol 2013 Season Start up information available!

Come out and meet some of the neighbors in Kingman Park!

 

Light Refreshments will be served!

 

Hope to see you there!

Scheduled Street Closures for the March for Life-Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

***TRAFFIC ADVISORY***

Scheduled Street Closures for the March for Life

Street Closures Start at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 25

(Washington, DC) – The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has provided the following information associated with the 2013 March for Life event scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2013. For more information about this event please visit: http://www.marchforlife.org/. In conjunction with this event there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration.

On Friday, January 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.

· Maryland Ave NE from Constitution Avenue to 1st Street NE

• 1st Street NE from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue SE

• 3rd Street NW from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue NW

• 4th Street NW from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue NW

• 7th Street NW from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue NW

The following streets will be closed from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

• F Street NW from 7th West to 12th Street and South to Constitution Ave NW

The following streets will be closed from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

• Constitution Ave NW from 3rd Street to 9th Street NW

• Constitution Ave from 3rd Street to 1st Street NE

• 3rd Street NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue NW

• 6th street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Constitution Avenue NW

• 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, no traffic east on Pennsylvania Avenue

• 7th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Constitution Avenue NW

Motorists traveling in the area of this event may experience delays and should consider alternative routes if possible. The Metropolitan Police Department and the District Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists to pay full attention whenever operating any motor vehicle and to be mindful of heavy pedestrian traffic that may be associated with special events.

These street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions.

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Please visit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District

Request for Expressions of Interest for Reservation 13

The office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) issued a new Request for Expressions of Interest for parcels F1 and G1 on Reservation 13-Waterfront. You can read the RFEI at:
 
http://dmped. dc.gov/DC/ DMPED/Opportunit ies/Development+ Opportunities+ and+Solicitation s?nav=3&vgnextre fresh=1#0
 
Parcels F1 and G1 are the two parcels of land closest to the Stadium-Armory Metro entrance at 19th Street SE and C Street SE. Note that development teams are required to submit proposals by January 7, 2013. 
 
I will keep everyone updated on upcoming meetings and events surrounding Reservation 13. .

Best,

Lisa White ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park