“Turn Me Loose” Adds More SW Nights

Arena Stage recently announced that it extended “Turn Me Loose” until Oct. 21. In addition, the theater has added two additional Southwest Nights for “Turn Me Loose,” on Oct. 18 and 21. This intimate and powerful drama follows Dick Gregory’s rise as the first African-American comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy. Southwest Nights allow residents […]

AARP Community Health Fair coming to SW on Oct. 17

The Southwest Waterfront AARP Chapter and the District of Columbia Office on Aging will sponsor the Chapter’s 7th Annual Community Health, Wellness and Resource Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 pm. The event will be held at River Park Mutual Homes’ South Common Room located at 1311 Delaware Ave., SW. The Community Health, […]

Bartholdi Park Gets the Gold

Bartholdi Park, at the United States Botanic Garden, is “an island of green” where every year over a million tourists, workers and a surprising diversity of birds and pollinators come to find respite from the stresses of the city. Named for the French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, who is most famous as the sculptor of […]

Meet Kevin Baten: SWBID Environmental Ambassador

Kevin Baten is a proud member of the SWBID “blue shirt” team. When asked how he came to work for the BID, he says he was part of the roofing construction team of The Bible Museum and his supervisor introduced him to SWBID Chief Operating Officer Andre Witt. Andre was so impressed with Kevin that […]

Arrival of Elevate Interval Fitness Strengthens SW

It is August 2, I just woke up, and I am sore. Wow, am I sore! I can’t say that I didn’t expect this, but I definitely did not expect to second-guess picking up my coffee mug. Straightening my arms is comical, according to my wife’s laugh. As I slowly get my day started I […]

“Something to Talk About”

Southwest Resident Harlow Pease, shown here with Waterfront Village volunteer Norma Joiner, has kicked off the organization’s planned giving campaign with a $20,000 bequest.   Bonnie Raitt immortalized this phrase in the title song from a movie of the same name over 20 years ago. But today there is one topic very few want to […]

Southwest Library Update

As you may know, the Southwest Neighborhood Library will undergo a complete demolition and rebuild over the next two years. The most commonly asked question I receive as the President of the Friends of the SW Library is, “when is the library closing?” Unfortunately, a specific date is unavailable right now. We were initially told […]