Thursday, November 3, 2022

Get Out! You Can Stroll Down the Middle of Wisconsin Ave on Sat from 9am-1pm - It's Open Streets Day on the Avenue!

 by Peggy Robin

Open Streets comes to Wisconsin Avenue this Saturday, November 5, from 9 am to 1 pm. Organized locally by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Open Streets is a global initiative that enables communities to experience their city streets in a new way. Roadways close temporarily to reimagine public space. Wisconsin Avenue, from Tenley Circle to Western Avenue, will close to cars and become a pedestrian-only experience during the event.

Enjoy live music performances by Top 5 Band, the Kevin Jefferson Quartet, and more. Take part in free outdoor activities such as interactive art installations from Chalk RiotProject Create, and Harpist Art, a crochet and knitting station from Kyra’s Kreations, and a Pony Petting Zoo! For those who bike or scooter to the event, there will be a bike tune-up clinic from ForestPlanet Inc, and bike displays from ElectriCityBikes and Capital Bikeshare. Free helmets, helmet decorating, and scooter demos provided by LIME. Get active on pickle ball courts hosted by Tennis Zone Plus or dive into one of the many free wellness, yoga, dance, and fitness classes in the Open Streets Fitness Zones:  featuring City DanceClub Pilates, Crunch FitnessFlamenco KidsJTR Jujutsu InternationalSahara DanceSport & HealthTaal Academy of Dance, and Washington Yoga Center.

PLUS, check out special outdoor activations from participating Tenleytown businesses:

  • Angelico Pizzeria, 4529 Wisconsin Ave.: Pizza and soft drinks to go.
  • ArtFolio Art Studio & Framing, 4936 Wisconsin Ave.: Artwork and frames in an outdoor pop-up style art gallery. Business specials, framing tips, and the release of their annual holiday discount coupon. 
  • CommuniKids, 4719 Wisconsin Ave.: Enjoy Spanish storytime, fun art activities for kids, and a chance to spin the wheel for prizes!
  • District Irish Dance Academy, 4435 Wisconsin Ave.: Exclusive promotional items, new student specials, and information on upcoming events and classes at their new Tenleytown studio.
  • ElectriCityBikes, 4800-4810 Wisconsin Ave.: Bicycle demos, music, bounce house, and an obstacle course. Food and beverages from Valor Brewing, Bullfrog Bagel, and Fat Pete’s BBQ. Special guests include Ward 3 Bicycle Advocacy Group and Happy Go Cycles from Connecticut.
  • Framers’ Workroom, 4431 Wisconsin Ave.: Creating an “Arte Original”, Framers’ Workroom will sell small fine art paintings in their outdoor pop-up art gallery. 
  • Guapo’s Restaurant, 4515 Wisconsin Ave.: Grab-and-go menu favorites and signature margaritas.
  • JTR Jujutsu International, 4429 Wisconsin Ave.: Martial arts demonstrations, membership discounts, and free enrollment.
  • Le Chat Noir, 4907 Wisconsin Ave.: Grab-and-go signature menu items: Onion Confit Tartelette, Savory Quiche, Merguez Lamb Sausage Sandwich with Feta, Croque Monsieur, French wine by the glass, & artisanal ice cream.
  • Masala Art, 4441 Wisconsin Ave.: Small plates, samosas, Kingfisher beer, sangria, and Cosmopolitans to go.
  • Massage Envy, 4926 Wisconsin Ave.: Seated chair massage and special offers.
  • Mia’s Nails, 4936 Wisconsin Ave.: Offering quick manicures, hand massages, and seated massages.
  • Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave.: Sidewalk sale and instrument demo.
  • PetMAC, 4914 Wisconsin Ave.: Sidewalk sale and cat adoption event.
  • Preservation & Framing Services, 4901 Wisconsin Ave.: Frame giveaways, sidewalk sale, special offers, and artwork.
  • Rome Pizza & Sub, 5000 Wisconsin Ave.: Grab-and-go pizza by the slice, mozzarella sticks and soft drinks.
  • Sahara Dance, 4433 Wisconsin Ave.: Live demonstrations and new member information.
  • Spring Garden Chinese Restaurant, 4916 Wisconsin Ave.: Outdoor seating with grab-and-go small plates, appetizers, and drinks.
  • Tenleytown Barbershop, 4627 41st St.: Specials and marketing swag.
  • Tennis Zone Plus, 4839 Wisconsin Ave.: Pickleball and tennis demos. 
  • Tenleytown Main Street, 4748 Wisconsin Ave.: Tenleytown t-shirts, business giveaways, lawn games, and more.
  • Verified Wines & Fine Spirits, 4906 Wisconsin Ave.: Small sips & samples, drinks to go, and sidewalk sale featuring wine, beer, and spirits.
  • Washington Yoga Center, 4433 Wisconsin Ave.: Raffle, class-pack specials, and new member sign-up. 
  • Well & Wonder Studio, 4926 Wisconsin Ave.: Live yoga pose demos, specials, new member sign-up, and calendar of November events.

PLEASE NOTE: Wisconsin Avenue, from Western Avenue to Tenley Circle, will close to vehicles at 7 am and reopen at 2 pm. No vehicles may cross the avenue during this time. Click here for DDOT’s Get Around Guide for alternative transportation options and bus reroutes.

The "Get Out!" event of the week is posted on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays.  

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