by Tim Regan May 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

Logan Circle Park in 2010Logan Circle park will come alive with flags, speeches and music from a brass band on Memorial Day.

The Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) will hold a free celebration in the park that includes an appearance by newly appointed U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning, the singing of the national anthem from the Washington Capitals’ Bob McDonald and music from a brass quintet.

The celebration will begin at 1 p.m. with a presentation of the colors from the junior officer training corps, followed by the singing of the national anthem, a religious invocation, and then a presentation from historian and author Gary Ecelbarger.

Later, Fanning will lead a wreath-laying ceremony at the statue of U.S. Civil War general John A. Logan. Fanning, who was only officially confirmed to the position last week, is the first openly gay head of a military branch in the U.S., as reported by the Washington Post.

Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets, lunches — and yes, even dogs — to the event.

More information from Logan Circle’s ANC 2F:

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by Borderstan.com May 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

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Sweet Daddy Grace, founder of the United House of Prayer Parade lived at 11 Logan Circle NW. Click on the image for more photos of Saturday’s parade. (Luis Gomez Photos)

See more photos from Saturday’s UHOP Parade as it made its way around Logan Circle.

On Saturday, we were lucky to enjoy what has become a neighborhood tradition during Memorial Day weekend — the annual United House of Prayer for All People, always on the Saturday before Memorial Day. Starting from UHOP’s main location at 6th and M Streets NW, the parade of marchers and marching bands wound its way through the Shaw and Logan Circle neighborhoods.

The parade reached Logan Circle around noon, and the location has become a gathering spot for residents in the neighborhood to watch the parade. At  the Circle many neighbors gathered with lawn chairs while kids played and dogs sat beneath the shade trees. The parade took almost two hours to go around Logan Circle, while the bands and congregants marched their way back to UHOP.

“Sweet Daddy” Grace (photo above), the founder of the denomination lived at 11 Logan Circle NW and the church still owns the house; Cultural Tourism DC has a good write up about Grace and the history of the house.

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by Borderstan.com May 28, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,146 0

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Sweet Daddy Grace, founder of the United House of Prayer Parade lived at 11 Logan Circle NW. Click on the image for more photos of Saturday's parade. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

See more photos from Saturday’s UHOP Parade as it made its way around Logan Circle.

The annual United House of Prayer for All People Parade was Saturday — it is always the Saturday before Memorial Day. Starting from UHOP’s main location at 6th and M Streets NW, the parade of marchers and marching bands wound its way through the Shaw and Logan Circle neighborhoods.

The parade reached Logan Circle around noon, what has now become a gathering spot for many residents in the neighborhood to watch the parade. At  the Circle many neighbors gathered with lawn chairs while kids played and dogs sat beneath the shade trees. The parade took almost two hours to go around Logan Circle, while the bands and congregants marched their way back to UHOP.

“Sweet Daddy” Grace (photo above), the founder of the denomination lived at 11 Logan Circle NW and the church still owns the house; Cultural Tourism DC has a good write up about Grace and the history of the house.

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by Borderstan.com May 25, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street

The DC Department of Public Works is observing the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28. As a result, there will be no trash and recycling collections. Parking regulations will not be enforced either.

In once-a-week collection neighborhoods, collections will “slide” to the next day. In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday. Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on collection day.

As for parking enforcement, there is no enforcement of parking meters, residential parking, and rush hour lane violations. DPW will also not tow abandoned vehicles. Parking enforcement will resume Tuesday, May 29.

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by Borderstan.com June 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm 1,253 1 Comment

Borderstan, Saint-Ex, Cook Off, Memorial Day

Click on the collage for the slide show: The Cafe Saint-Ex Cook Off on Memorial Day benefited Garrison Elementary School. (Luis Gomez Photos)

This post was co-authored by Alejandra Owens and Matt Rhoades with photos by Luis Gomez. You can find Alejandra on Twitter @frijolita and on her food blog, One Bite At A Time. Find Luis @LuisGomezPhotos and One Photograph A Day.

Memorial Day was a hot, steamy and chili-filled day. But the turnout at 14th and T NW for the Annual Café Saint Ex Chili Cook-Off was strong with people lining up for chili, burgers, hotdogs, lemonade and the Peroni Beer Truck! The beneficiary of this year’s event was Garrison Elementary School, on the 1100 block of S Street NW (you can also find Garrison on Facebook.)

There were 10 chilis in the competition ($20 got you unlimited tastings) and the first place winner was Chef Ron Tanaka of 14th Street’s Cork Wine Bar (oxtail chili with tequila). Second place went to Stefano Frigerio of Copper Pot Food Co., and third place to Danny Lee of Mandu. Judging took a good hour and a half — between eating all 11 samples of chili, scoring them and deliberating at the judges’ table it was quite an experience! (Alejandra Owens, our food writer was among the judges.)

Other chefs in the competition were Oscar Cruz of Bar Pilar, Mike Avent and Billy Klein of Café Saint-Ex, Billy McCormick of Eatwell DC, Darren Norris of Kushi, Aman Ayoubi of Local 16, Antonio Burrell of Masa 14 and Lonnie Zoeller of Vinoteca.

by Borderstan.com May 30, 2010 at 11:16 pm 1,809 3 Comments

Click for the slide show: Rolling Thunder 2010 on Constitution Avenue NW and the National Mall. (Luis Gomez Photos)

No, Rolling Thunder does not occur in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area, but we have seen and heard a fair number of visitors on hogs the past several days. The group comes to DC each Memorial Day weekend and holds its annual parade on Sunday. It is “dedicated to the search of American soldiers who are prisoners of war ‘POW’/missing in action ‘MIA’ ” and contains many veterans of the Vietnam War.

Our photos are from today’s Rolling Thunder parade down Constitution Avenue NW and riders with their bikes on The National Mall.

by Borderstan.com May 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm 0

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John A. Logan: The man on horseback in Logan Circle is credited with the creation of Memorial Day after the Civil War. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The statue of the general on horseback in the middle of Logan Circle honors the man credited with creating Memorial Day, which originally honored the Civil War dead. Logan Circle is name for Civil War General John Alexander Logan, an Illinoisan. He was later a U.S. representative and senator (Republican) from The Prairie State and the 1884 candidate for vice president on the GOP ticket.

The annual celebration of Memorial Day in Logan Circle is sponsored by the Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA), the Illinois State Society and the National Park Service. This year’s events include:

  • 12:30 to 1:30 pm: Concert by the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra.
  • 2 pm: Memorial Day commemoration with a wreath-laying ceremony at the statue of General John Logan in the middle of the Circle and remarks by local dignitaries. Following the ceremony you can have refreshments at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House at 1318 Vermont Avenue NW (just south of Logan Circle).
  • 4:30 to 6:30 pm: New Orleans-style jazz performed by the Raddy International LLC band.

by Borderstan.com May 30, 2010 at 11:55 am 1,416 0

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Click for slide show: Saturday’s United House of Prayer For All People parade wounds its way around Logan Circle for more than two hours. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Yesterday’s annual parade of the United House of Prayer For All People lasted more than two hours and featured the church’s current bishop as well as numerous brass bands and uniformed marchers. The parade began its trip around Logan Circle around 12:20 pm after leaving the staging area in Shaw at 6th and M NW. Congregations from up and down the east coast participate in the parade.

Logan Circle is important because UHOP still owns the house at 11 Logan Circle NW where the denomination’s founder once lived–Bishop Charles Manuel (Sweet Daddy) Grace.

Cultural Tourism DC has a good write up about Grace and the history of the house and you can also learn more about the history of UHOP at the church website. Grace was born Marcelino Manuel da Gracain 1884 in Brava Cape Verde Islands, a Portuguese possession off the west coast of Africa. He moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1903 and incorporated UHOP in 1927 in DC; he died in 1960.

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The circa 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood bearing DC tags, “Daddy,” was part of Saturday’s UHOP parade. UHOP has its headquarters in Shaw and still owns the house at 11 Logan Circle NW where Grace lived until his death in 1960.

by Borderstan.com May 30, 2010 at 11:11 am 1,613 0

Memorial Day in DC: No trash pick up and no enforcement of parking regulations. (DPW website)

Monday is Memorial Day and city services are affected.

Trash Collection

There will be no trash and recycling collections on Monday, May 31. Trash and recycling collections will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week. For example, Monday’s trash and recycling collections will be made on Tuesday and Tuesday’s collections will be made on Wednesday. In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday. Collections normally made on Tuesday and Friday, will be made Wednesday and Saturday. Trash and recycling containers should be placed out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the day(s) of collection.

Parking Enforcement

DPW will suspend enforcement of parking meters, residential parking, and rush hour lane restrictions. It also will suspend towing of abandoned vehicles.

Other Services

Other services suspended for Memorial Day include scheduled street and alley cleaning and nuisance abatement. All services will resume Tuesday, June 1.

More information is available at the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) website and on DPW’s Facebook Page.

by Borderstan.com May 27, 2010 at 10:11 pm 0

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Is navigating the Bay Bridge in your holiday plans? (Luis Gomez Photos)

Memorial Day: It’s the traditional beginning of the U.S. summer season… a three-day weekend with parades and barbecues… trips to the beach… and highway gridlock on the eastern seaboard.

So, what are you plans this weekend?

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by Borderstan.com May 26, 2009 at 5:21 am 1,302 1 Comment

Lupe attended Rolling Thunder on Saturday at The National Mall. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos.)

Lupe attended Rolling Thunder on Saturday at The National Mall. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos.)

The weather is really disgusting this morning. Bluh. Thus, I post a photo of a cute dog taken this past weekend: Lupe of Borderstan (yes, she’s our dog) at the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Ride on Saturday on Constitution Avenue / The National Mall. Luis has a slide show of his photos from Rolling Thunder over at One Photograph A Day.

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