River Park Begins Property Improvements

Photo caption: A mix of open spaces and greenery makes for a relaxing atmosphere.  River Park, an 11-acre cooperative in Southwest DC designed by mid-century modernist architect Charles M. Goodman and landscape architect Eric Paepcke, recently began a campus-wide rehabilitation of its grounds. The work at the property, located at 4th St. SW and Delaware Ave. […]

First-Ever SW Earth, Arts, and Music Day at Community Gardens

Whoa, what a day! The neighborhood showed up and showed out for the Southwest Community Gardens’ fifth annual spring kick-off, and first-ever SW Earth, Arts, and Music Day. The day started with volunteers coming into the garden to help weed, plant, and paint. Weeding needed to be done along our food fence area—a space we […]

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Announces The Next Grant Hall Courtroom Public Open House

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces its next quarterly public Open House of Grant Hall’s historic third-floor courtroom, located on the Fort McNair side of the Joint Base in Southwest DC, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. The courtroom is the site of the military tribunal, held from May through June 1865, […]

SWNA YATF Visits African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

Photo credit: Thelma D. Jones Photo credit: Jamal Jones A group of 20 brave soldiers (12 children and eight adults) representing the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF) valiantly fought the high winds and visited the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum (AACWM) on Saturday, March 3. The long-overdue visit was prompted […]

Amidon-Bowen Parents Tell Mayor and Chancellor: Stop Shortchanging Our Children

On March 8, parents at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School launched a campaign to lobby Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Public Schools (DCPS) Interim Chancellor Amanda Alexander to provide additional funding to our Southwest neighborhood elementary school. Parents identified two main sources of these problems. First, Bowser’s 2018–19 budget did not provide enough funds to the school […]