Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, and Department of Small and Local Business Development Director Ana Harvey will officially launch the newest DC Main Streets program, Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS), at a ceremony on Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. at Eastern Market North Hall Plaza.
“The Eastern Market Main Street will help coordinate businesses around the historic market and bring a long-term vision for this commercial area,” said Councilmember Allen. “This essential work will ensure that a diverse array of businesses can continue to grow and serve our community. A Capitol Hill Books, Labyrinth, Fairy Godmother and Forecast are invaluable community resources and can’t be easily replaced.”
With Councilmember Allen’s leadership, the District’s Department of Small and Local Business Development awarded EMMS a $200,000 grant to establish the program. One of two FY17 designations from the DC Main Streets program, EMMS will join eleven other DC Main Streets programs that have been accredited through DC Main Streets and the National Main Street Center. EMMS will serve Pennsylvania Ave from 6th Street, SE to 7th Street, SE; 7th Street, SE from Pennsylvania Avenue, SE to North Carolina Avenue, SE; C Street, SE from 6th Street, SE to 8th Street, SE. As a DC Main Street designee, EMMS will implement programs and services to sustain and support the growth of the vibrant commercial corridor around Eastern Market, work to retain and recruit businesses, and offer small business technical assistance.
WHAT: Press conference officially launching the new Eastern Market Main Street
WHO: Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 6 DC Councilmember Charles Allen, DSLBD Director Ana Harvey, Eastern Market Main Street Board Chair Manuel Cortes, Eastern Market Main Street Program Manager Madeleine Odendahl
WHERE: Eastern Market North Hall Plaza (7th St and North Carolina Avenue)
WHEN: Friday, March 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
SkillZone, located on Barracks Row, brings much-needed children's play space to Capitol Hill! The facility is a combination of an indoor playground, learning center, party venue and community space.
Little ones six and under are full of energy; SkillZone provides a vibrant indoor space for them to play (rain or shine) with their parents, grandparents, friends and caretakers.
All activities are designed to spark creativity and promote child development skills - and SkillZone offers suggestions for enhancing play for a more enriching experience.
They offer unique classes including sign language, social skill development, creative movement and baby hip hop! SkillZone hosts birthday parties every Saturday and Sunday with exclusive use of the entire space for the birthday kiddo and up to 25 friends.
Be sure to visit them at 709 8th St. SE and check out their website for more information!
About the play: More than all of the works in classical literature, this play is the first form of anti-war activism. Euripides’ unique script focuses not on the heroes of war but on their victims. These are the people who are too often lost, even now, in our coverage of war. Even in times of peace, they walk among us privately enduring their loss and devastation. The Riot Grrrls, ever-provocative theatre makers, chose this play to ask if we are willing to engage with the dispossessed.
Solas Nua, Washington DC's contemporary Irish arts company, is hosting a free Irish Play Reading on Monday, February 20th at 7pm. The reading, which will take place at Kelly's Irish Times (14 F Street NW), will feature The Quare Land by John McManus.
More about The Quare Land by John McManus:
Old Irish farmer Hugh Pugh is having a bubble bath; it’s his first wash in four years. His sudden interest in hygiene has been brought on by the upcoming visit of his estranged brother, but another visitor arrives mid-soak. Developer Rob McNulty is hoping to buy a field to convert to a golf course, but Hugh is far more interested in spinning yarns than signing contracts. Excruciating negotiations ensue, amidst the suds and rubber duck, in this hilarious meeting of avarice and ambition.
Solas Nua holds an Irish play reading series is every other 3rd Monday of the month. In addition, they present full theater productions, films, literature, music and the visual arts. Check out their upcoming events at solasnua.org.