Southwest Resident Takes On New Role Supporting People With Disabilities

By Southwester Staff The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation recently announced the appointment of Southwest DC resident Regina Blye as the first Chief Program and Policy Officer of its National Paralysis Resource Center. In the new role, Blye will provide leadership and oversight of programs that include outreach to local residents about resources, engagement opportunities, […]

Annual Sunday Suppers Generate Community Poetry

  By Southwest BID Staff On Sundays in August, the SWBID invited neighbors to join us at the Southwest Duck Pond for our annual Sunday Suppers event. This summer, attendees worked together to co-create a poem at each supper. Curator Beth Ferraro of The Art Island asked each table of guests to write one line […]

A Gateway to Southwest: New Frederick Douglass Bridge Opens with Community Gathering

 By Melissa Silverman On a sunny Labor Day in Southwest, community members gathered to celebrate a transportation and infrastructure milestone: the completion of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge.  Located between Audi Field and South Capitol Street, the new bridge will ferry pedestrians, cyclists and motorists across the Anacostia River. The first to cross the […]

They Practice What They Preach

By Wilma Goldstein For 25 years, Brian and Ruth Hamilton have served as co-pastors at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located on the corner of 4th and I Streets in DC’s Southwest neighborhood.  “I think a church really needs to be a community center and has the responsibility of organizing around all kinds of issues and problems […]

October Community Calendar

THURS  1         6:30 P.M. Meditation  Class.  Join David Newcomb, long time meditator for this deep and engaging meditation two-part series.  David lectures regularly on the benefits of meditation and has been practicing himself for over 35 years.  During these workshops, he will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace, happiness and a greater sense of […]

September Community Calendar

WED 2             4:30 P.M. Game Club.  Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play board games. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Southwest Neighborhood Library. 900 Wesley Pl. SW, 202-724-4752. FR I 4              6-7:30 P.M. End of Summer Ice Cream Social at the Duck Pond. SAT 5              9 […]

August Community Calendar

SAT 1               2 P.M.  Traditional Malaysian Games.  Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us and learn to play fun games from Malaysia.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Southwest Neighborhood Library, 900 Wesley Place SW, 202-724-4752 SAT 1               4-5:30 P.M. YOGA NIDRA at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street, SW.  Pamela […]