Kalorama residents will be able to check out the newly renovated Kalorama Park on Saturday at a reopening event that is set to include live music, workout classes and crafts for kids.
The grand reopening is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. this Saturday and is meant to celebrate the completion of a new playground and seating area at the park at the intersection of Columbia and Kalorama roads NW.
Mayor Muriel Bowser is scheduled to speak at the ceremony, which will also include live jazz and bluegrass performances. Here’s the full schedule for the free event:
Adams Morgan residents will have a chance next month to get a plot in Kalorama Park to garden.
The coordinators of the Kalorama Community Garden on Saturday, March 12, are scheduled to hold a lottery for three spots that are open in the 22-plot garden. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at the garden near Columbia and Kalorama roads NW, with the lottery beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Only locals who live in the area east of Connecticut Avenue NW, south of Calvert Street NW, west of 18th Street NW and north of Florida Avenue NW can participate. Any local who wins the lottery must show proof of residency and pay $25 in cash to secure a plot.
Locals will place dozens of donated sweaters on the ground throughout Kalorama Park next month as part of an art project to help remember D.C.’s homicide victims.
ANC 1C Commissioner Hector Huezo is collecting sweater donations for the project that he and other Kalorama-area residents conceived in September.
“I was keeping track of all of the homicides in D.C. … and we started seeing a spike,” Huezo said. But it wasn’t until a man was shot during a robbery near Kalorama Park that the commissioner decided to do something.
“After that, I said, we’ve got to do something to bring the community together and bring awareness to what’s going on,” Huezo said.
So far, Huezo said he has collected 90 sweaters, but would like to match the total number of D.C. homicides by next month. The tricky part, said Huezo, is that the target keeps getting higher.
“One of the ideas that came to my head was to collect a sweater for every single life lost in the District,” Huezo said. “But the number of deaths keeps rising.”
The art project itself will come together on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m., when a group of Kalorama residents will carry the sweaters from Huezo’s apartment building to the park and lay them on the ground. The crowd will then take a two-minute moment of silence to remember the homicide victims.
Huezo said the sweaters will be donated to a local shelter after the art exhibit concludes.
“It serves a dual purpose,” Huezo said. “From my perspective, it’ll bring our neighborhood together … It’s a symbol.”
To donate a sweater to the art project, e-mail Hector Huezo.
Photo courtesy of Hector Huezo
A man was shot during a robbery that occurred near Kalorama Park in Adams Morgan yesterday evening, say D.C. Police.
Police say a man was walking on the 1900 block of Belmont Road NW around 10:30 p.m. when he was approached by two men. The suspected robbers demanded the man’s wallet and phone, and when the man refused, police say one of the assailants shot the man once. The alleged assailants then fled south on 19th Street NW.
The man was transported from the scene to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police say.
Shooting //1900 blk of Belmont Rd NW //LOF (2) B/M's early 20's wearing all blk clothing //6559 pic.twitter.com/sydKxgrUOb
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) September 4, 2015
Anyone with information in reference to this incident is being urged to contact the Third District Detective’s office at 202-673-6918.
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