“Turn Me Loose” Adds More SW Nights

Arena Stage recently announced that it extended “Turn Me Loose” until Oct. 21. In addition, the theater has added two additional Southwest Nights for “Turn Me Loose,” on Oct. 18 and 21. This intimate and powerful drama follows Dick Gregory’s rise as the first African-American comedian to expose audiences to racial […]

AARP Community Health Fair coming to SW on Oct. 17

The Southwest Waterfront AARP Chapter and the District of Columbia Office on Aging will sponsor the Chapter’s 7th Annual Community Health, Wellness and Resource Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 pm. The event will be held at River Park Mutual Homes’ South Common Room located at 1311 Delaware […]

Bartholdi Park Gets the Gold

Bartholdi Park, at the United States Botanic Garden, is “an island of green” where every year over a million tourists, workers and a surprising diversity of birds and pollinators come to find respite from the stresses of the city. Named for the French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, who is most […]

“Something to Talk About”

Southwest Resident Harlow Pease, shown here with Waterfront Village volunteer Norma Joiner, has kicked off the organization’s planned giving campaign with a $20,000 bequest.   Bonnie Raitt immortalized this phrase in the title song from a movie of the same name over 20 years ago. But today there is one […]

Southwest Library Update

As you may know, the Southwest Neighborhood Library will undergo a complete demolition and rebuild over the next two years. The most commonly asked question I receive as the President of the Friends of the SW Library is, “when is the library closing?” Unfortunately, a specific date is unavailable right […]