by September 27, 2008 at 12:21 pm 2,155 1 Comment

Store on Mount Pleasant Street NW. (Photo from Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

“Guadalupe, Barack and The Sacred Heart”; store window in Mount Pleasant. (Photo by Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

The Latino Festival of Washington is tomorrow (Sunday, September 28) in Mount Pleasant from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location is Mount Pleasant Street between Columbia and Park Roads NW. It is sponsored by Fiesta DC. The free event is part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Here’s a map showing tomorrow’s events in Mount Pleasant. In addtion to food, there will be dancing and music.

by September 20, 2008 at 4:07 pm 1,258 0

From Logan Circle News, here is a roundup of events this coming week at the Historical Society of Washington, DC.

  • The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is located at 801 K St. NW at Mt. Vernon Square.
  • All events are free and open to the public.
  • Go to for detailed calendar information or call (202) 383-1850.

Wednesday, September 24 at Noon
Film: “Under the Same Moon.”

  • Nine-year-old Carlos aka Carlitos is one of the countless children left behind by parents who come to the U.S. seeking a way to provide for their families.

Wednesday, September 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
“The Business of Go-Go”

  • “The Business of Go-Go” panel discussion will foster critical analysis of the problem and be an open forum to discuss new ideas and approaches to promote Go-Go music beyond Washington, D.C.

Thursday, September 25, Noon.
Film: “Calle 54.”

  • Named after New York’s 54th street where most of the studio filming was done, Calle 54 is a gift from director Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”) to lovers of Latin Jazz everywhere, featuring 90 minutes of music by some of the idiom’s finest artists.

Saturday, September 27, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
“Growing an Organic Lawn.”

  • Yes, you can have an organic lawn. Paul Tukey, founder of, is on a mission to reduce pesticide usage across the country, one lawn and garden at a time.

Saturday, September 27, 2 to 4 p.m.
“Create A Negro Baseball League Card.”

  • To begin, participants will take a guided tour of the Negro Baseball League Exhibitions. Following the tour, visual artist Camilla Younger will show participants how to create a personal baseball card.

Sunday, September 28, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
“An Anecdotal Look at Washington, D.C. History.”

  • Author Anthony Pitch Pitch shows maps and tells tales about the great plans for this country’s capital city, some realized, others not.

by September 18, 2008 at 9:16 am 1,235 0

From the Dupont Forum:

The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) will partner with embassies from various Latin American countries to offer engaging entertainment and fun activities for the entire family. At 1:00 p.m., the film, “Under the Same Moon,” will be shown in the theater. This film follows the parallel stories of a nine-year-old boy named Carlitos and his mother Rosario. Rosario wants nothing more than to provide the best life possible for her son. To that end, she is working illegally in the United States while her mother cares for Carlitos in Mexico.

Some unexpected circumstances arise that cause both Rosario and Carlitos to try to reunite with one another. Naturally, they both face plenty of challenges along the way, but never losing sight of the end goal–being together again. For more information contact the Office on Latino Affairs at (202) 617-2825.

A program collaboration of the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) and The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.


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