April 15 | 2-6pm | FREE
Local porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry that brings together neighbors, business owners, and artists in a casual and fun display of creative expression! Continue reading “Porch Fest 2017 “
June 10 | 12-6pm | FREE
An arts-focused festival that weaves its way through Rhode Island Avenue businesses, open areas, and vacant properties. This year, we introduce a Juried Art Show component. Continue reading “Summer Arts Festival (formerly UpRising Festival) “
December 16-17 | 12pm-6pm | FREE
Get your last minute holiday shopping done all in one place! Featuring local gift + food vendors, live entertainment + activities, and a winter-themed drink bar. Continue reading “2017 Procrastinators Holiday Market “
Most of you have heard of the harrowing story of Lakira Renee Johnson “a 21-year old woman who was pregnant with twins. Around 10pm on August 30 as she emerged from a Northeast Washington, DC carryout store she was shot in the stomach. Police described her as a bystander who was not targeted by the gunman. Lakira went into labor unexpectedly at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Saturday. Her twins were born alive and lived long enough to be named Heaven and Nevaeh – “Heaven” spelled backward. Lakira underwent additional surgery Monday to repair damage, caused by the bullet that struck her in the stomach, that could not be addressed until after the twin’s birth.”
Mayor Bowser has announced a search for suspects involved in what she called an “especially vicious crime”. So please donate if you can to help Lakira through the terrible incident and follow the other link to help solve the crime if you have any information.