RIA Main Street Valentine’s Day Dance and Volunteer Appreciation

 Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street Valentine’s Day Dance and Volunteer Appreciation

***   Date: Thursday, February 12    ***   

 *** Time: 7:00 PM    ***

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*** Support Rhode Island Ave Small Business **

*** DJ/Dancing ***

*** Photo Booth ***

*** Silent Auction ***

Location: DC Dragons, 1731 Rhode Island Avenue NE
(at 18th St and Rhode Island Ave NE)

Date: Thursday, February 12

Time: 7:00 PM

Tickets: $10
Online, in advance or at the door

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FoRIA Community Meeting Oct. 29 – Be part of future branding efforts!

Friends of Rhode Island Avenue NE (FoRIA) invites you to a

COMMUNITY MEETING         

Tuesday, October 29th, 7-9pm

at Art Enables, 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE

 

FoRIA is preparing for a future branding effort for Rhode Island Avenue NE, but not without your help!  We want to hear your ideas on future marketing efforts.

 

We want to know:

– What do you want a branding campaign to achieve?

– What do you love about Rhode Island Avenue NE?

– What was RIA NE like in its heyday?

Neighbors, business owners, employees – EVERYONE – welcome!

No RSVP needed

Refreshments provided

www.friendsofria.org

UrbanTurf Covers recent FoRIA “Rhode Trip”

On Wednesday, July 25, FoRIA held our first “Rhode Trip” — where we turn up at a business we’d like to attract to Rhode Island Avenue NE in big numbers to show them that there is demand for their business on RIA. UrbanTurf was there to cover the event:

Last Wednesday at 5:30pm, 15 residents of DC’s Woodridge neighborhood entered the Bloomingdale bar Boundary Stone wearing t-shirts that read “Friends of Rhode Island Avenue.” They chatted with the bartenders, spent money, and left calling cards that said “If you build it, we will come.”

The purpose? Convincing the owner to open up shop in Woodridge, which has a dusty commercial strip a couple miles away on Rhode Island Avenue.

Thanks to all who came out to Boundary Stone and be on the look out for our next Rhode Trip…. coming soon!