by Andrew Ramonas August 8, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

U.S. Soccer Foundation party (Photo via U.S. Soccer Foundation)

The U.S. women’s Olympic soccer team is set to get its match tomorrow beamed live to an outdoor screen in Mount Vernon Square.

The free showing is scheduled to begin on the Carnegie Library grounds (801 K St. NW) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, when the United States kicks off its game against Colombia, according to a news release.

Hosted by the U.S. Soccer Foundation, EventsDC and the Colombian Embassy, the watch party will include food trucks and “soccer pool,” in which participants can kick around balls on a large surface intended to mimic a billiards table.

Although registration isn’t required, soccer fans cans RSVP online to win free food and drinks during the match, a soccer ball signed by current and former U.S. women’s national team players and tickets to see the National Women’s Soccer League’s Washington Spirit.

Photo via U.S. Soccer Foundation

by Andrew Ramonas July 20, 2016 at 3:10 pm 1 Comment

300 block of H Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A young would-be thief tried to steal a good Samaritan’s cellphone after she came to the aid of a distressed woman on the H Street corridor last night, police said.

The attempted robbery happened on the 300 block of H Street NE about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was near the Giant grocery store when she saw the woman crying, according to authorities. She then went to check on her.

A kid arrived soon after and tried to snatch the victim’s iPhone as she helped the distressed woman.

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by Andrew Ramonas May 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Ghostbusters (Image via Wikimedia/Columbia Pictures)“Ghostbusters,” “Back to the Future” and other flicks are scheduled to get alfresco showings in Mount Vernon Square this summer.

Washington City Paper and Events DC are set to host an outdoor movie series with four films on the Carnegie Library grounds (801 K St. NW) from July 19 to Aug. 9, according to a representative for the organizers. The free screenings will begin at dusk.

The movies include:

  • “Ghostbusters” on July 19.
  • “Bridesmaids” on July 30.
  • “Back to the Future” on Aug. 2.
  • “The Princess Bride” on Aug. 9.

Image via Wikimedia/Columbia Pictures

by Borderstan.com January 7, 2011 at 5:24 am 1,147 0

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From Matt Rhoades

ATM Skimming Warning on P Street

You know the warnings you see at ATMs? The ones that tell you to cover the key pad when punching in your pin number… to make sure no one is watching from behind? Or maybe you’ve read about those devices that thieves put on ATM machines that read your card information and steal your PIN?

MetroWeekly has a story about an ATM on the 1400 block of P Street NW: “Wachovia, a Wells Fargo company, is asking customers of that P Street branch in the heart of one of the District’s de facto gay villages – or anyone who may have used the ATM at the location in recent weeks – to check their account records for fraudulent activity. ‘I can confirm that there was a skimming incident at this location that has been discovered and is now being investigated,’ says Aimee Worsley, a Wachovia spokesperson.”

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by Borderstan.com November 9, 2008 at 9:10 am 0

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center. (Photo by Luis Gomez Photos.)

Mount Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW: The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center. (Photo by Luis Gomez Photos.)

At the Historical Society of Washington, DC, this week:

Tuesday, Nov. 11, noon – film, “Men of Bronze: The American Heroes of WW I.”

  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. – lecture & discussion, “Forgotten Soldiers: The District’s Black Doughboys of WW I.”
  • Thursday, Nov. 13, through Saturday, Nov. 15 – Washington Studies Conference, examination of local history and institutions through group discussions, lectures and films. Admission $10; $5 for students and seniors.
  • Sunday, Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. – lecture, “Unbuilt Washington: The City as it Might Have Been, with author Don Hawkins.

More Information

by Borderstan.com November 2, 2008 at 8:56 am 0

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center.

Mount Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW: The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center.

From Logan Circle News on Yahoo! Groups… a look at what’s happening this week at The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Continuing Exhibits

  • Through December 15: “Riots are the Language of the Unheard,” exploring issues that led to the 1968 riots.
  • Through December 15: “Frank Smith: 40 Years Since the Riots,” works from the Black Arts movement.

This Week

  • Wednesday, November at noon: film, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”
  • Saturday, November 8 at noon: film, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”
  • Sunday, November 9 at 2:30 p.m.: lecture, “Black Men Built the Capitol,” with author Jesse Holland of the Associated Press.

More Information

  • The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is located at 801 K Street NW at Mount Vernon Square.
  • All events are free unless otherwise indicated.
  • For more details, visit the Web site at or call (202) 383-1850.

by Borderstan.com October 26, 2008 at 10:53 am 1,233 0

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center.

Mount Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW: The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center.

From Logan Circle News on Yahoo! Groups… a look at what’s happening this week at The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

 

Continuing Exhibits

  • Through December 15: “Riots are the Language of the Unheard,” exploring issues that led to the 1968 riots.
  • Through December 15: “Frank Smith: 40 Years Since the Riots,” works from the Black Arts movement.

This Week

  • Wednesday October 29 at 6:30 p.m.: “The Historic Campaign: Barack Obama in Photos,” book signing and discussion with the authors.
  • Saturday November 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: “Day of the Dead Celebration.”

More Information

  • The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is located at 801 K Street NW at Mount Vernon Square.
  • All events are free unless otherwise indicated.
  • For more details, visit the Web site at  or call (202) 383-1850.

by Borderstan.com October 13, 2008 at 8:36 am 0

 

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center.

Mount Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW: The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center. (Image from Luis Gomez Photos, One Photograph A Day.)

Here’s a look at what’s happening this week at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, courtesy of Logan Circle News on Yahoo! Groups. You can sign up to be part of the group and to receive regular e-mail updates.

This Week at the Historical Society of Washington, DC

  • Through Dec. 15: Frank Smith: “40 Years Since the Riots,” collection of Smith’s art.
  • Through Oct. 15: Latino Art Beat – works by aspiring high school students.
  • PRESENTE: photographs and memorabilia from D.C.’s Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
  • Tuesday, Oct 14, noon: film, “The Night James Brown Saved Boston.”
  • Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m,: lecture, “1968 Then and Now.”
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon: film, “Through Our Eyes,” 30 Years of the D.C. Latino Story.
  • Wendesday, Oct 15, 12:45 p.m.: film, “Frida.”
  • Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.: lecture, “Not Your Grandmother’s Canning,” pickling for dinner.
  • Saturday, Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m.: film, Muxe’s: “Authentic, Intrepid Seekers of Danger.”

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is located at 801 K St. NW at Mt. Vernon Square. All events are free unless otherwise indicated. For more detailed information, visit the website or call 202 383-1850.

by Borderstan.com October 5, 2008 at 8:52 pm 0

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center.

Mount Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW: The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center. (Photo from Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

From Logan Circle News, here is a look at events this week at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, located at Mount Vernon Square:

  • Through December 15–“Riots Are the Language of the Unheard,” photos, video artifacts from 1968.
  • Through December 15–Frank Smith–art with roots in the ’60s.
  • Through October 15–Latino Art Beat: winning artwork of aspiring high school students.
  • PRESENTE–the D.C. Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, as seen through photos, articles and memorabilia.
  • Thursday, October 9–film, “Calle 54,” featuring 90 minutes of Latin Jazz.
  • Saturday, October 11–film, “Artists of the Harlem Renaissance.”
  • Saturday, October 11–workshop, “Creating Autobiographical and Historical Plays” (registration required and $10 fee).
  • Saturday, October 11–film and discussion, “No! The Rape Documentary.”
  • Sunday, October 12–lecture, “The Making of the American Capital,” with author Fergus Bordewich.

More Information

  • All events at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, are free unless otherwise indicated.
  • The society is located at 801 K Street NW, at Mount Vernon Square.
  • For more details, visit the Historical Society Web site or call (202 383)1850.

by Borderstan.com September 20, 2008 at 11:17 pm 0

From The Triangle:

Through participation on the Mount Vernon Triangle Development tour this morning (part of WalkingtownDC) we were informed that Busboys & Poets is looking at another delay in opening their 1025 5th St NW location. Instead of the previously reported Sunday September 21st date it is now suggested that the doors will open on Wednesday September 24th. We’ll see.

More info at Busboys & Poets Web site. Current locations are at 2021 14th Street NW and at Shirlington in Arlington.

by Borderstan.com September 20, 2008 at 4:07 pm 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 www.historydc.org 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 SafeLawns.org, 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 Borderstan.com September 18, 2008 at 9:16 am 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.

by Borderstan.com September 16, 2008 at 9:54 pm 0

From Logan Circle News:

Musicians Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, and Ray Barreto share fond memories of the scene while paying tribute to Machito. Warm and “simpatico,” Machito laughs, reminisces, and plays some of the hottest Latin Jazz on film anywhere.

In a career that spanned half a century, Cuban bandleader Frank “Machito” Grillo embodied Latin Jazz and influenced several generations of musicians, contributing to a cultural explosion on the international music scene. Machito weaves together vintage film clips and recordings, Hollywood production numbers, and one-of-a-kind street performances from 1920s Cuba to contemporary New York. Sensational shows at such hot spots as the Cotton Club highlight the golden era of Latin Jazz in the 40s and 50s.

“Hugely informative, with astonishing archival footage.”–John Pareles, “New York Times”

by Borderstan.com August 18, 2008 at 7:01 am 0

I’ve lived in Washington for almost 16 years. When I arrived the city literally had a dead feel to it… frozen in time. Now, the construction of new residential, commercial and retail projects is overwhelming. When the boom began almost 10 years ago, it was fairly easy to keep track of what was happening. Not anymore.

One example is Mount Vernon Triangle, the area bounded by 7th Street, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey Avenues. It’s practically a mini-neighborhood (“mini-hood”) going up east/southeast of the Convention Center.

Just ran into “The Triangle,” a new blog for the mini-hood… interesting to see what’s happening at MVT. Great map shows what projects are completed or planned — click on the buttons at top of map to see what is retail and what is residential.

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