Federal, Local Funding Announced for Flood Protection, Affordable Housing on Buzzard Point

By Southwester Staff In August, two separate investments in Southwest’s rapidly developing Buzzard Point were announced by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, including new funding for flood protection and affordable housing.  On August 10, Bowser announced $20 million in new funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to strengthen resilience to climate change amid rising […]

Rubell Museum Announces Inaugural Director Ahead of October Opening 

By Melissa Silverman  This month, the Rubell Museum, a contemporary art museum preparing for opening on I Street SW, announced Caitlin Berry as its inaugural director.  In the role, Berry will oversee engagement with the DC community, public programs, museum operations, and work with the Don and Mera Rubell and Juan Valadez, Director of the […]

Back to School Bash Provides 1,500 Backpacks and 500 Devices to Local Students

By Regina Mazur For more than two years, the mission of Ward 6 Mutual Aid has remained the same:  providing Black and Brown youth and families with the resources that others in DC may already have, and whether it’s after-school enrichment and tutoring programs, or lifesaving work, Ward 6 Mutual Aid has been instrumental in […]

Free Broadcast of Washington National Opera’s Carmen Comes to Audi Field

By Sheila Wickouski Celebrate the seventeenth season of free opera broadcasts when the Washington National Opera (WNO) brings George Bizet’s Carmen to Audi Field, home of the D.C. United, on Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m.  American mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard stars as the tragic heroine Carmen, who lives life on her own terms.  Michael […]

National Air and Space Museum to Open Renovated West End in Mid-October

By Southwester Staff  After embarking on a large-scale renovation project in 2018, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will reopen half of its flagship building on the National Mall Friday, October 14. Eight new and renovated exhibitions, the planetarium, museum store and Mars Café will open on the building’s west end. “This is one […]

Southwest Community Foundation Grant Opportunity

By Southwester Staff Southwest Community Foundation announces a special grant opportunity that opens October 1, 2022. The Foundation expects to make awards up to $10,000 each, for innovative projects which enhance the lives of people living in Near Southwest DC (ZIP code 20024). The grant funds have been made possible by a community-benefits agreement negotiated […]

Southwest Strong! to Host Talk for National Disaster Preparedness Month

By Southwester Staff September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and Southwest Strong! – the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Emergency preparedness Task Force – will host a free public talk. The topic is “The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit: How to Get Your Financial Resources in Order Before a Disaster.” The talk will take place September 8 […]