Arena Stage Launches Arena Forum: Civil Dialogues Series

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host three community conversations as part of the launch of Arena Forum: Civil Dialogues this spring. The conversations seek to provide an opportunity for members of the Washington, DC, community to engage in civil discourse about social and political issues, and will demonstrate—with the goal—that […]

PETALPALOOZA TAKES OVER THE WHARF

Event formerly known as the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival to transform waterfront into a one-day-only springtime spectacle On Saturday, April 7 from 1 to 9:30 p.m., the inaugural Petalpalooza presented by FreshDirect will make its highly anticipated debut at The Wharf, DC’s newest half-mile-long waterfront destination. Formerly known as the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, Petalpalooza […]

National Celebrities, Local Singers, a Smurfette, and a Magic School Bus

The 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC will feature an all-star lineup of talent including reality stars, musicians, and more at the annual springtime celebration on Saturday, April 14. One of DC’s largest spectator events, the nationally syndicated parade will include celebrity performances, gigantic helium balloons, costumed characters, elaborate floats, and […]

Do You Really Know the SWBID?

Most Southwest residents and visitors recognize the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) by the “men and women in blue” you see around the neighborhood. The team sweeps the curbs, removes trash, plants new trees, adds new neighborhood planters, and works daily to keep our community clean and safe. Although “clean and safe” is a common motto […]

Chimney Swift Tower Installed at King Greenleaf

The Earth Conservation Corps (EEC) has installed a chimney swift tower at King Greenleaf Recreation Center. EEC decided to build these chimney swift towers because the group has always been committed to the preservation of vulnerable populations in our ecosystem. Many of EEC’s programs have historically been centered around migratory birds, such as ospreys and […]

Friends of Southwest Grant Helps Youngest at Amidon-Bowen

Photo caption: Amidon-Bowen students give thanks to the Friends of Southwest DC. Photo caption: Amidon-Bowen students with the Friends of Southwest DC. This past summer, the Friends of Southwest DC (FOS) awarded close to $5,000 to the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School PTA to purchase iPads for early childhood education classrooms. These iPads are now being used by our […]

Onyx on First Residents Affirm Commitment to the District

Onyx on First, a 266-unit Class A residential high-rise community located at 1100 1st St. SE in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, welcomed Urban Investment Partners (UIP) as its new building owner and manager on Jan. 25. The completion of the sale marks the end of a one-year process in which the residents of Onyx asserted […]