Second Southwest Soirée for Amidon-Bowen: A Smashing Success!

By Alexis Tuttle, Chair of Fundraising Committee, Amidon-Bowen PTA The 2019 Southwest Soirée for Amidon-Bowen Elementary School (ABES) was a tremendous success! Thank you to all the sponsors, community members and Amidon families who attended and participated! The event, held on May 18 at the Capital Yacht Club, brought together close to 200 community members across […]

I.M. Pei Lives on in SW

By Ryan Pierce Prominent architect I.M. Pei passed away recently at the age of 102, after a lengthy successful career that spanned the globe. Before Pei would become famous for designs such as the Louvre Pyramid or Bank of China Tower, he did some of his earliest design work right here in Southwest DC. Pei […]

DC Jazz Festival will Sizzle in Southwest

By Mike Goodman The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) recently announced its schedule for Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, celebrating the festival’s 15th anniversary, on June 7-16. The citywide event will bring jazz to all quadrants, with performances at more than 20 neighborhood venues.  Southwest will play host at multiple venues, including the following shows: […]

Empresses Impress at Freer/Sackler Gallery

By Sheila Wickouski Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644-1912 at the Smithsonian Freer/Sackler is a sumptuous feast for the eyes. While the costumes and jewelry, ceramics and art of the Qing dynasty are well worth exploring for their beauty alone, there is more than meets the eye at first glance. Behind the artistry of these rich pieces is revealed the […]

Renewed Task Force on SW Parks and Open Space

By Ashton Rohmer, Chair, SWNA Parks and Open Space Task Force Southwest is fortunate to have many parks, open spaces and recreational opportunities right in our own backyard. From the Duck Pond to the library playground to the baseball field at Amidon-Bowen to Lansburgh Park, our neighborhood is home to a treasure trove of “green” […]