Global Music for a Labyrinthine Journey into Meditation

By Kate McPhaul I love to hunt, like a scavenger, for special gems in DC, especially Southwest DC. In my experience, there are so many stimulating events to choose from every week: concerts, community events, church services, lectures, panel discussions, museums, marches and much, much more. It’s amazing how much is going on in this […]

SW Community Gardens, #1 in DC

By John Krzyzaniak The SW Community Gardens at Lansburgh Park took home the blue ribbon for the District’s best compost at the DC State Fair on Sunday, September 8. Calling itself “Compost Against the Machine,” the team built on last year’s successful third place finish to claim this year’s top prize.  Compost entries were scored […]

Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project Continues at a Steady Pace

By Leslie Green For nearly seven decades, the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge has connected neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River with the U.S. Capitol and downtown corridor. Also known as the South Capitol Street Bridge, this iconic bridge, named after abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass, carries more than 70,000 commuters daily. Now past its useful […]

Air and Space Museum Remains Open During Renovations

By Southwester Staff The National Air and Space Museum is currently undergoing major renovations that will soon close off the Independence Avenue entrance of the “Boeing Milestones of Flight hall.” Various artifacts, like the North American X-15, have already been lowered and removed (earlier in August). This in prep for a large wall to be […]

Bon Voyage Jason!

By Donna Purchase Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Waterfront Task Force chair Jason Kopp is off to Samoa for the next year. However, he’s not abandoning ship, he’s working with volunteers to take over the task force (more about that next month). Jason has led the task force since 2015 and says their most significant accomplishment […]