Thursday, September 20, 2018

Get Out! The Events Column, Sept 21 - 27, 2018

ZooFiesta - Sunday, Sept 23 at the National Zoo
We wanted to share some events and activities that list members might be interested in. Have a great weekend -- and week beyond, too. If you know of an event that the 17,900+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @ fastmail dot net.

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv   

Friday, September 21 from 11 AM - 2 PM, DC Jazz, Dignity, and Human Rights. Join the Library Associates of the Georgetown University Library for a special program entitled DC Jazz, Dignity and Human Rights. In partnership with the Department of Performing Arts, the program will feature remarks from Maurice Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of History, and will include a special performance from vocalist, Imani, and musicians Jon Ozment, Pepe Gonzalez, and Sam Turner. Light refreshments will be provided. At 11 AM, Lecture and Program, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, 5th Floor, Lauinger Library. At 1:15 PM, Concert with Imani, Jon Ozment, Pepe Gonzalez, and Sam Turner, McNeir Auditorium. Free. Register at Georgetown University Library, 3700 O Street NW.

Saturday, September 22, (hours vary), Museum Day. Across America on Museum Day there are over 1250 participating museums opening their doors for free. In DC that includes, The National Building Museum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Newseum, The Phillips Collection, The Kreeger Museum and several more. More info at these websites:

Saturday, September 22 from 10 AM - 12 noon, Springland Farm Walking Tour. America’s most important vineyard was located on the Springland Farm (circa 1814) and the Father of American Viticulture was the farm’s owner, John Adlum. A grape developed on the farm became the first American grape to compete with European varieties. The Father of American Winemaking, Nicholas Longworth, was a mentee of John Adlum. This tour will explore the Springland Farm, highlighted by two historic-designated properties, the Adlum manor house and springhouse. It will explore the major institutions that were founded on the farm, the National Bureau of Standards, International Chancery Center and University of the District of Columbia. NBS had a distinguished history of inventions, including leadership roles in developing technologies during World War II. Sixteen embassies now call the ICC home and there are stories to tell about them. UDC has a distinguished history going back to its founding by Myrtilla Miner, an amazing woman. We’ll talk about the enslaved individuals who worked the Adlum farm (we have lots of information about them as the Adlums sought compensation when they were emancipated in 1863); the cholera epidemic that nearly wiped out the Adlum family; street namesakes Marcia Van Ness, Jesse Reno, Emory Upton, Samuel Tilden, and Melvin Hazen; and the evolution of the Adlums into real estate developers – and disciples of Frederick Law Olmsted – whose homes now are part of the Springland Farm Community. This tour is all about stories. Not just places on a map and buildings. Free. More info: Tour starts at Dennard Plaza, UDC, 4200 Connecticut Avenue.

Saturday,September 22 from 10 AM - 3 PM, Homecoming Day at Lincoln’s Cottage. During the Civil War the Lincoln family called the Cottage home. This year we welcome everyone back "home" to join us for a full day of activities where you can run, walk, and play like Lincoln. Free activities: Explore a Civil War Encampment: View the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers, better known as the Bucktails, who served as Lincoln's personal guards. Pony Rides: It's no secret Tad Lincoln loved keeping pets on the ground. Don't let this chance slip by to ride a pony on Lincoln's front lawn. Arts and Crafts: Make cards for veterans and those in need, craft your family tree, and create your own top hat! Picnic on the Grounds: Enjoy delicious food from our on-site vendors Old Smokey Bar-B-Que (selling pulled pork, smoked chicken, mac 'n' cheese, hot dogs and more) or pack your own picnic and enjoy lunch at the picnic tables or on the ample South Lawn. Story hour, music, and more! Tour the Cottage: Take a guided tour of the Lincoln family's seasonal retreat. Regular ticket prices apply; visit our tickets page to purchase in advance. First tour begins at 10 AM; last tour at 3 PM. More info on free events and link to purchase tickets for the Cottage tour at President Lincoln’s Cottage is at 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW

Saturday, September 22 from 10 AM - 4 PM,  Historic Preservation Community Day. Morning lectures include architectural history of DC, history of the preservation movement, city regulations for historic districts and historic landmarks with information on the homeowner grant program. Afternoon technical discussions include how to research your house history and historic window rehabilitation, maintenance and replacement. Afternoon preservation stations will feature vendor consultations and local and neighborhood preservation organizations. Sample stations include: restoring historic windows, repointing, roof repair, and more! ASL and Spanish language interpretation provided. Free and open to the public. At All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard Street, NW. Registration is not required, but encouraged to assist us with planning for the day - go to:

Saturday, September 22 at 1 PM, A Literary Guide to Washington, DC: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston. Peabody Room presents author Kim Roberts who will discuss the rich literary history of Washington, DC, a longtime home to many of our nation’s most acclaimed writers.Free. At Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW, 202-727-0232,

Saturday September 22 from 5 -7:30 PM, Turtle Park Jazz Project. Final 2018 free concert at the park presented by the Friends of Friendship "Turtle" Park. 5 PM: Magician Drew Owen (for the kids!) 5:30 PM: The Bruno Nasta Quartet (for all!);  Variety of food and ice cream trucks on hand! Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the last official night of summer at the park! Free. Friendship “Turtle” Park is at Van Ness and 45th Street.

Sunday September 23 from 11 AM - 3 PM, ZooFiesta - Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia. There will be a variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music and educational activities about conservation in Central and South America. Animal keepers will host talks, feedings and demonstrations highlighting a variety of animals native to the region, including Andean bears, sloths, golden lion tamarins, Panamanian golden frogs and more. Visitors have an opportunity to meet Zoo scientists who are working to save native species and learn about their research. For animal demonstration schedule, music line-up, and other details of the day, go to Free. The National Zoo is at 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Sunday, September 23 from 11 AM - 4 PM, Taste of Georgetown. Washington, DC’s most anticipated epicurean festival will be celebrating its 25th year with creative tastes from more than 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants. This year, guests will be able to enjoy beer and wine as they stroll from booth to booth. This foodie event takes place in the heart of Georgetown, on K Street NW, between Wisconsin Ave and Thomas Jefferson St and along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront. This longstanding event in Georgetown benefits the Georgetown Ministry Center’s mission to support the homeless. The is a dog-friendly, family-friendly event with a Kids' Corner tent with coloring and face painting, too! Discounted tickets can be bought online at by 12 noon on Thurs, Sept. 20. Ticket packets will also be sold onsite at the Ticket Sales tents. Free admission.

Sunday, September 23 from 1 - 4 PM, Tenleytown Block Party. Citizen Heights Church invites you to the annual fun, family-friendly and completely free Tenleytown Block Party! Featuring: Free Grilled Burgers/Hot Dogs/Drinks & More; Free Ice Cream by Local Area Favorite Food Truck; Cotton Candy, Shaved Ice & Popcorn; Children’s Ferris Wheel and Bounce House; 24 ft Rock Climbing Wall; New Rides to include: Reckless & Super Sonic; Face Painting, Balloon Artists & Temporary Tattoos; The Fan Zone- Featuring Lounge Area with Live Viewing of NFL Games; Shaded Seating Areas;  Rides & Amusements for All Ages; Live DJ/Music; PLUS … lend a hand in helping put together 150 care packages that will be distributed by Martha's Table to our neighbors in need; And Much More! At Citizen Heights Church, 4100 River Road NW, (Rain Date: Sunday, September 30, 1 - 4 PM)

Sunday, September 23 from 11 AM - 8 PM, DC State Fair. The DC State Fair is a free showcase of the District’s agricultural and creative talents and a daylong celebration of all things homegrown. While the DC State Fair is inspired by time-honored state fair traditions—growing and gardening, animal husbandry, and deep-fried foods—it also honors the things that make the District of Columbia unique. This means the DC State Fair holds competitions to find the tastiest mumbo sauce, best honey, and the yummiest baked goods -- not just pies but also biscuits, doughnuts, cookies, and breads, including a gluten-free category! We’ll have a Pet Parade instead of a pig race and we’ll be looking for the most creative hula hoopers. We’re working with local businesses and organizations that are committed to helping our community thrive. Free admission. At Waterfront Station, 375 and 425 M St. SW. Check for updates on the event; schedule is here:

Sunday, September 23 from 8:30 - 9:30 PM, DC State Fair Pie Judging Court of Appeals. Immediately following the conclusion of the DC State Fair, all bakers of pies except the winner of the pie judging contest are invited, in true Washington fashion, to file an appeal in the Pie Judging Court of Appeals. Appeals forms may be picked up on site or downloaded and printed ahead of time, at this link: Please be sure to bring 5 more copies of your pie to be tasted by the full court en banc. Same location as the DC State Fair (above).

Monday, September 24 at 12 noon, Book Talk: "DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, DC." Noted historians Maurice Jackson and Blair Ruble, editors of D.C. Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, DC, present a collection of original and fascinating stories about the DC jazz scene throughout its history. They will examine the cultural hotbed of 7th and U Streets, the role of jazz in desegregating the city, the great Edward "Duke" Ellington's time in D.C., notable women in the city’s jazz scene, and the seminal contributions of the University of District of Columbia and Howard University. Free; no reservations required. At the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street, NW,

Tuesday, September 25 at 4:30 PM, Hispanic Heritage Month Crafternoon: Make a Piñata. In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, make a Piñata at the Mt. Pleasant Library. We will break one full of surprises together! Recommended for ages 5 and up. En celebración por el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana, ven a hacer una Piñata en la biblioteca Mt. Pleasant y juntos quebraremos una que estará llena de sorpresas.  Recomendado para las edades de 5 años en adelante. Free. At Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW, entrance on Lamont St. More info:

Tuesday, September 25 at 7:15 PM, Falling Apart Syndrome Part II: Lower Extremities -- Dealing with Knee, Ankle, and Foot Pain. In this workshop, you’ll learn ways to alleviate pain or discomfort in the lower extremities: knees, ankles and feet. The workshop will be led by Dr. Anthony Noya, chiropractor and owner of Noya Chiropractic, located in Tenleytown, Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW,

Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 PM, DC Punk Archive Rooftop Show. Join us for a night of local music overlooking Langdon Park and learn more about the DC Punk Archive collection. Featured bands: Glue Factory; Honey; Peace and Body Roll Duo BOOMscat. Capacity on the outdoor terrace is limited to 70 people and is first come, first served. The show will move inside in case of inclement weather. Free. On the roof of the Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin Street NE,

Thursday September 27 at 6 PM, Information Session for First-Time Home Buyers. Tired of renting? Are you ready to buy your own home? We can help. At this session, sponsored by nonprofit housing counseling program University Legal Services, find out: How to qualify to buy a house; About the HPAP program for first-time home buyers; How to attend future information seminars; Answers to any questions you have about the home-buying process; University Legal Services is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development. The session will be presented in English and in Spanish. Free. At Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW, entrance on Lamont St.,     

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