by Borderstan.com April 1, 2013 at 9:30 am 0

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Tuesday: 17th Street Festival Kick Off & Fundraiser. (Courtesy of Festival)

September might sound very far away but Tuesday, April 2, the 17th Street Festival will have its Kick Off & Fundraiser event at Cobalt from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Come out and get involved with the 4th Annual 17th Street Festival while enjoying $1 Rail Drinks during the event, at 17th and R Streets NW. The tentative date for the 2013 festival is Saturday, September 21.

The 17th Street Festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges.

Additional details — including information on becoming a vendor and sponsor — will soon be available on the organization’s website.

  • What: 17th Street Festival Kickoff and Fundraiser
  • When: Tuesday, April 2. From 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Cobalt, 1639 R Street NW

We hope to see you there!

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by Borderstan.com February 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com. 

Urban Neighborhood Alliance

(Courtesy of UNA)

On Tuesday, February 12, the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA) will host an informal reception beginning at 7 pm at the Dupont Circle Business Incubator at 1638 R Street NW.

The reception provides an opportunity for residents and neighbors to come together to begin to discuss and plan they year’s upcoming activities, including the Council special election, the community clean up and the Annual 17th Street Festival. The UNA is also looking to expand its Board and will talk with those interested in a leadership position.

For more information on the meeting, visit the Facebook event page.

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by Borderstan.com September 24, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,222 0

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Click for the photo album of Saturday’s 17th Street Festival 2012. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

See the photos from Saturday’s 17th Street Festival: You can watch the slide show or look at the set and pick and choose.

The third annual 17th Street Festival was Saturday afternoon and this year’s festival has something for everyone: from local art, to live entertainment, and even activities for kids and pets. The free community event celebrates the 17th Street corridor from Riggs Place to P Street NW.

The weather was perfect and the six-hour event drew a steady stream of neighbors along with visitors from other DC neighborhoods and the suburbs.

“We are so proud of the our amazing staff and volunteers who selflessly planned for months and put on an event that celebrates a great neighborhood, businesses, residents and organizations. We look forward to continuing to grow the support and partnerships with our community to enhance the festival,” said Lee Granados, one of two co-chairs of the festival.

Unpaid Staff and Volunteers

Unlike many other festivals, the event’s co-chairs, Lee Granados and Stephen Rutgers are unpaid (along with all volunteers) and consider this event one of passion for the community. They bring in committed individuals to chair the zones. This year, City Dogs Rescue volunteers, Lee Stevens and Laura Pedro chaired the Pets zone. Tena Howell (Ross PTA) and Phil Liebson (Washington DC JCC) chaired the Kids Zone. Mark Rutstein, general manager of Level One/Cobalt, chaired the entertainment. Wes Mosser of Century 21 and Mandy Mills chaired the Arts Show.

Other chairs were brought in based on their previous experience and/or areas of expertise. Aaron Fischbach chaired the Green Initiative, Chris Patton was liaison and chaired city services and Nycole Klein chaired the volunteers.

Sponsorships, Donations, Proceeds

The 17th Street Festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges. Additional details are available on the organization’s website. All sponsorship proceeds from the festival cover costs for permits, staging, MPD and other event costs. You can still make a donation toward this year’s festival costs or toward the 2013 festival. You can donate online.

2012 Festival Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors 

  • DC Department of Small and Local Business
  • Washington Blade
  • Coldwell Banker Residential
  • DC Jewish Community Center
  • Ross Elementary School

Silver Level Sponsors

  • Borderstan.com and Luis Gomez Photos
  • Cobalt
  • Level One
  • Dupont Circle Business Incubator

Bronze Level Sponsors

  • City Dogs Rescue
  • Comcast
  • Dupont Circle Citizens Association
  • Councilmember Jack Evans, Ward 2
  • Grubbs NW Specialty Pharmacy
  • MarriageDC
  • Pacers
  • Pepco
  • Safeway
  • Stonewall Kickball
  • TD Bank
  • VIDA Fitness
  • Whitman-Walker Health

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by Borderstan.com September 21, 2012 at 11:00 am 0

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The 2011 17th Street Festival. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

The third annual 17th Street Festival is this weekend (Saturday, September 22), from noon until 6 pm. This year’s festival has something for everyone: from local art, to live entertainment, and even activities for kids and pets.

The free community event celebrates the 17th Street corridor from Riggs Place to P Street NW. Here are some more details on what you can expect to see this Saturday.

17th Street Festival Entertainment

Local musicians will take the stage from noon until 6 pm, with DJ Sean Morris scheduled between sets.

  • Keyvibe, 1 pm.
  • Gay Men’s Chorus, 2 pm.
  • Deb Felz Band, 2:30 pm.
  • The Morrison Brother’s Band, 3:15 pm.
  • Divas of Town, 4:15 pm.
  • Joey Salinas, 4:45 pm.
  • The North Country, 5 pm.

17th Street Festival Art

  • The yearly Art Show covers two street blocks and features the work of over 50 local artists. The collection of exhibited art ranges from pottery to photography and even body paint.
  • Can’t wait until Saturday? Catch a sneak preview of the art this Friday, September 21 at Century 21 (17th and Q NW) with six artists, live music, and food from 6 to 9 pm.

17th Street Festival KID ZONE

  • The KID ZONE will be located on R Street NW (between 17th and New Hampshire) and on the playground at Ross Elementary School (1730 R Street NW).
  • The area will have free entertainment from Mr. Gabe, John Henry England and Imagination Stage, which will host interactive storytelling. Yoga, moon bounces, face painting, spin art, sack races and hula hoop competitions will also be available for the kids.

17th Street Festival PET ZONE

  • Located on 17th Street NW (between R and S Streets NW), the PET ZONE will feature dog-friendly games, treats and the annual blessing of the animals.
  • Adoptable dogs from City Dogs Rescue will be at the PET ZONE.
  • The annual Walk-A-Dog-Athon will take place to support Charlie’s Place, a homeless outreach program at Saint Margaret’s Church that works to feed the homeless and place people in jobs and housing.

The festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges. Additional details are available on the organization’s website.

Borderstan.com is proud to be among this year’s festival sponsors — check out the list of 2012 sponsors.

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by Borderstan.com September 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

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The 2011 17th Street Festival. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

This weekend’s 17th Street Festival has something for everyone, including the kids! In fact, the Festival will have an entire zone dedicated to kids!

The 17th Street Festival KID ZONE will be on R Street NW (between 17th and New Hampshire) and on the playground at Ross Elementary School (1730 R Street NW). The area will have free entertainment from Mr. Gabe, John Henry England and Imagination Stage, which will host interactive storytelling.

The KID ZONE will also include yoga, moon bounces, face painting, spin art, sack races and hula hoop competitions.

The 17th Street Festival take place on Saturday, September 22 from noon until 6 pm. In addition to activities for kids, the festival includes musical performances, a pet zone, local art, exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the community and businesses.

The festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which “brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges.” Additional details are available on the organization’s website.

Borderstan.com is proud to be among this year’s festival sponsors — check out the list of 2012 sponsors.

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by Borderstan.com September 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1,174 0

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Brian Petro is one local artist exhibiting his work at this year’s 17th Street Festival this Saturday, September 22. (Rachel Nania)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

One major component of this Saturday’s third annual 17th Street Festival is the festival’s yearly Art Show, which covers two street blocks and features the work of 50-plus local artists. The collection of exhibited art ranges from pottery to photography and even body paint.

There is even a sneak preview this Friday, September 21, at Century 21, 17th and Q NW –with six artists, live music and food from 6 to 9 pm. On Friday, September 21, catch the art work of Nataliya Andreyeva, Shaun Rabah, Dana Rene, Al Pellenberg, Jost Houk and Susanne Kasielke. Andrew Grossman will even be on-hand to provide live music to attendees.

The 17th Street Festival take place on Saturday, September 22 from noon until 6 pm. In addition to art, the festival includes musical performances, a pet zone, a kids zone, exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the community and businesses.

The festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges. Additional details are available on the organization’s website.

Borderstan.com is proud to be among this year’s festival sponsors –check out the list of 2012 sponsors.

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by Borderstan.com September 12, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 Comment

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(Courtesy 17th Street Festival)

Organizers of the 17th Street Festival on September 22 are looking for fun, friendly, hard-working people to spend the day volunteering at the third annual festival.

Volunteers are needed in many areas, including: assist vendors & artists, help out in Kids Zone, sell merchandise, keep the festival & surrounding area clean and green, and ensure a safe and secure environment. Organizers say hey “welcome groups and singles of any age and will find a “job” that fits your personality & abilities. T-shirts & food and a great time provided!”

You can sign up online.

The Details

  • What: 3rd Annual 17th Street Festival
  • When: Saturday, September 22, noon to 6 pm
  • Where: The 17th Street corridor from Riggs Place to P Street NW
  • Who: Over 10,000-plus participants, spectators and volunteers
  • Why: Proceeds benefit the Urban Neighborhood Alliance, 501(c) (3), which brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges. UNA seeks to create a livable and prosperous neighborhood by working to affect positive change in our dynamic downtown environment in which we have chosen to live. All money raised for the festival stays on 17th Street.

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by Borderstan.com July 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1,054 0

Local artists and vendors exhibit at the 2011 17th Street Festival. (Borderstan)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

See photos from the 2011 17th Street Festival.

Local artists and vendors are an integral part of the Annual 17th Street Festival. So if you are a DC-based artist, establishment or business, don’t miss your opportunity to showcase your work to over 10,000 participants at this year’s event.

Organizers of the third annual neighborhood celebration are currently seeking artists and vendors to participate in the Festival. The 2012 17th Street Festival will take place on Saturday, September 22 from noon until 6 pm.

Interested? Local artists should fill out the Artist Application on the website by September 1. Businesses and organizations wishing to participate in this year’s Festival are also encouraged to complete the Vendor Application onlineby September 9.

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The 2012 Festival is Saturday, September 22 on the 17th Street corridor. (Courtesy of Festival)

The cost for a 10’x10′ booth is $100, including a tent. For more information, visit the festival website or email stephen[AT]17thstreetfestival.org. The festival is organized by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance and all proceeds from the festival go toward 17th Street projects and next year’s festival.

The day-long celebration includes live musical performances, artist vendors, a pet zone, a kids zone, exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the community and businesses.

Borderstan.com will again be among the sponsors of the 17th Street Festival.

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by Borderstan.com July 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

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The 17th Street Festival is seeking new sponsors for the third annual event. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

See photos from the 2011 17th Street Festival.

The Third Annual 17th Street Festival is rapidly approaching, and festival organizers are currently seeking new sponsors for the September event.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to connect with more than 10,000 community participants, spectators and volunteers. All proceeds from the festival go toward 17th Street projects and next year’s festival.

The 2012 17th Street Festival will take place on Saturday, September 22, from noon until 6 pm. The day-long celebration includes live musical performances, artist vendors, a pet zone, a kids zone, exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the community and businesses.

Festival sponsors can choose from various levels of commitment. For more information on becoming a sponsor, visit the website to download a sponsorship packet or contact [email protected].

Borderstan.com is proud to again be among the sponsors of the 17th Street Festival.

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by Borderstan.com July 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm 1,121 0

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Photos from the 2011 17th Streets Festival. The Third Annual Festival is September 22. (Luis Gomez Photos).

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

See photos from the 2011 17th Street Festival.

We know September seems like it’s light-years away; but really, it’s right around the corner. Yes, it’s true — before you know it the pool will be closed, the Hill will be back in session and the kids will be back in school.

So before your September schedule fills up, make sure to mark your calendar for the day that celebrates businesses, schools, restaurants, community organizations, clubs, bars, parks and art in the community: The 17th Street Festival on the the fourth Saturday in September.

This year’s third annual event will take place on Saturday, September 22 from noon until 6 pm, and will include musical performances throughout the afternoon, artist vendors, a pet zone, a kids zone, exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the community and businesses. Moreover, since last year’s event was such a success, this year’s Festival will last two hours longer.

The 17th Street Festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges. Additional details — including information on becoming a vendor and sponsoring the festival — are available on the organization’s website.

We hope to see you there!

Disclosure: Borderstan.com will again be among the sponsors of the 17th Street Festival.

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by Borderstan.com June 13, 2012 at 7:00 am 1,293 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

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For now, Hank's Oyster Bar at 1624 Q Street NW can use only half of its patio space. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The neighborhood is heating up in more ways than one this week. Yes, the humidity is unbearable (and it’s only June?), but the battle over patio dining and liquor licensing for a neighborhood seafood restaurant and oyster bar takes the shucking medal.

Jamie Leeds and supporters of her 17th and Q NW establishment, Hank’s Oyster Bar, are taking on the system (and two area residents) – and Leeds is not backing down at this point.

This past weekend, the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board ordered the restaurant to close half of the venue’s outdoor seating, reducing the outdoor dining space from 40 seats to 20. The order came just before Capital Pride Weekend when the 17th Street area is flooded with city residents and tourists alike.

The Friday shutdown occurred without prior notification and ahead of an ABC Board hearing (Wednesday, June 13, at 4 pm, Reeves Municipal Center) on a pending review of an ABC Board decision approving termination of the Voluntary Agreement (V.A.) with six area residents. Two of the six residents, David Malloff and Lex Rieffel, appealed the V.A. termination and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals kicked the case back to the ABC Board. (More on V.A.s are the end of this story.)

Local Organizations Rally to Leeds’ Appeal

Over the weekend, Leeds quickly turned to the public and asked for support on the restaurant’s website and Facebook page. Leeds posted contact information for DC councilmembers, the mayor, and the head of the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA), the DC agency which regulates the city’s liquor laws. The ABC Board, made up of mayoral appointees, holds hearings and issues rulings.

The story was quickly picked up by media outlets and blogs, including Washington City Paper, Greater Greater Washington, Washington Blade, MetroWeekly, Prince of Petworth and Eater. Facebook and Twitter have been abuzz over the Hank’s story ever since Leeds sent out her statement and appeal, with the vast majority of postings supporting Leeds and Hank’s. The MetroWeekly article contains a statement from Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), in which Evans voices his support for Hank’s,

Then, on Tuesday, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA) and the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) backed Hank’s Oyster Bar and urged members and constituents to show their support. The organizations encouraged emailed their members and followers, asking them to contact local government officials in support of Hank’s and to visit Hank’s (in the meantime) to help the local establishment recover lost revenue and Hank’s legal fees — and to testify at today’s hearing on Hank’s behalf. GLAA posted a piece on its, “How not to run an ABC Board” and UNA posted the appeal on its website.

Voluntary Agreements

The court reversed the November 2010 ABC Board decision and ordered them to instead determine if Hank’s made a good faith attempts to negotiate an amended V.A. with the group of neighbors who were parties to the original V.A., which dates back to 2005. Shortly after the ABC Board issued the opinion to terminate the V.A. they also agreed to allow Hank’s to expand operations into adjoining space. (See ABC Board Says Hank’s Oyster Bar Can Expand, December 2010).

V.A.s have become common citywide as a negotiating tool that sets restrictions beyond the standard regulations in exchange for a liquor license. Most frequently a V.A. limits hours of service of alcohol both inside and outside on sidewalk cafes. Back in 2010 Leeds said that the major operational restrictions under the V.A. were that Hanks’s had to stop serving alcohol two hours before the restaurant’s closing time, and that dinner could not be served outside one hour before closing time. The 2005 V.A., which Leeds signed, even regulated the labeling on the umbrellas Hank’s could use on its patio.

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by Borderstan.com May 8, 2012 at 10:24 am 0

Featured photo from the 2011 17th Street Festival by Luis Gomez Photos.

The monthly meeting of the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA) is tonight, Tuesday, May 8. Time is 7 pm at the offices of the Washington Blade  at 1712 14th Street NW, Second Floor (different site this month).

Urban, Neighborhood, Alliance

(Courtesy UNA)

All meetings are open to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of the month.

3rd Annual 17th Street Festival

The 3rd Annual 17th Street Festival is coming up Saturday, September 22. UNA says they are looking for volunteers who want to help with the festival.

Disclosure: Borderstan.com is a supporter of UNA and participates with them in special events, including the 17th Street Festival.

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by Borderstan.com May 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm 1,114 0

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April 28 at the Ross Elementary School playground: UNA and the PTA hosted a rummage sale. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos, email him at luis[AT]borderstan.com

The Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA) and Ross Elementary School PTA hosted a neighborhood spring cleanup and rummage sale on Saturday, April 28 from 9 am to 2 pm at Ross Elementary School, 1730 R Street NW. Local residents rented tables, cleaned out their closets and storage bins, and sold their wares.

The variety of goods for sale included clothing, kitchen accessories, toys, books, videos and movies, furniture and jewelry. Members of the community also took advantage of a special recycling center at Ross and brought their hard-to-recycle items to the event (paint, electronics, chemicals, etc.)

Lee Granados was one of the event’s organizers and member of the UNA and Ross PTA. “We arranged for Charlie’s Place  to pick up needed items for their clients at the end of the event. Central Mission was called when most people decided to donate what they could not sell. They took everything and are looking forward to future partnerships and opportunities with UNA events. Both organizations received everything from clothes to furniture, and ranged from items for babies to adults,” said Granados.

In addition, 1-800-Got-Junk picked up items that could not be donated, as well as all electronics to be safely deposited at an e-cycle location. Leftover books went to Books for America, which builds and improve libraries in DC-area schools, shelters, prisons and other institutions. The organization also supports reading programs and provides children with their first take-home books.

“Our sincerest thanks goes to TD Bank for shredding the documents of residents securely at their S Street location. And most importantly, thank you to Stonewall Sports and old City Green for their donation of time and money to care for the tree boxes along 17th Street,” said Granados.

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by Borderstan.com April 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

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Haven’t started spring cleaning yet? Don’t worry, the Urban Neighborhood Alliance and Ross Elementary School PTA are hosting a neighborhood spring cleaning and rummage sale next Saturday, April 28 from 9 am to 2 pm.

The rummage sale will be at Ross Elementary School, 1730 R Street NW. You can rent a table for $25 and sell all of your unwanted belongings while also helping spruce up the local neighborhood during your sales. Set-up is at 7:30 am and there are only 50 tables to rent out with 2 chairs at each table.

How to reserve a table: The tables are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.  Reservations for tables will only be given to Ward 2 residents.

To book: Please send the following information to Sarah at sb.gilmore[AT]mac.com: (1) Your Name, (2) Home Address (must be a Ward 2 resident) and (3) Phone Number. You will receive a response confirming that a table is available and providing instructions for paying via PayPal.  Reservation is not complete until payment has been received!

Please note that professional vendors are not permitted to book tables.

What else?  Stay tuned for more happening that day at Ross, including a community shred (safely dispose of personal records), e-cycling and hazardous household waste disposal with DPW, and a neighborhood cleanup!

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by Borderstan.com January 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

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(Image courtesy UNA)

The following column is from Stephen Rutgers, vice president of the Urban Neighborhood Alliance. Borderstan is a member of the UNA. We welcome similar columns — you can reach us at [email protected].

From Stephen Rutgers

We know there are a lot of New Year’s resolutions out there, but how about adding one to help change the community and bridge the gap between businesses and residents?

If this sounds like something you want to do, then come join the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA, like the game UNO but with an A at the end). The Urban Neighborhood Alliance is the new kid on the block, but in less then a year we have made a positive impact on the community.

Some folks learned about us early on and have been wondering where we’ve been. We have been raising money to pay legal fees to acquire non-profit status, building relationships with other organizations, supporting other groups through planning and media, and running the 17th Street Festival. Every member is a volunteer and many have intense full-time jobs. Our work comes from a passion to move our community forward in a collaborative way with all!

UNA has a lot of things planned for 2012:

  • 3rd Annual 17th Street Festival
  • co-sponsoring a city council candidate forum
  • helping reform the DC taxicab regulations
  • exploring strong, viable school options for every family in DC
  • organizing a spring community cleanup and community rummage sale

We are looking for residents, business owners, local workers who want to get involved in the process of making DC a better place to live. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at Century 21 Redwood Realty. We are looking for people who want to be on the Board of Directors, help with social media, or just be apart of the process. Membership is free to anyone who wants to get involved. Of course; any donation is also appreciated, as it helps us to support other causes, forums and festivals.

More Information on UNA

If this sound likes something you may be interested in check out the UNA website, our Facebook Page, follow us on Twitter @unadc, or contract me at [email protected].

You can also come check UNA out at our next monthly meeting on Tuesday January 10. Time is 7 pm at Century 21 Redwood Realty, 1701 Q Street NW. We want you to be involved. So why not start off 2012 right by helping the community become a better place to live?

About UNA

The Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), 501(c)(3), brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges. We seek to create a livable and prosperous neighborhood by working to affect positive change in our dynamic downtown environment, in which we have chosen to live. An Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRS Form 1023) has been filed with the IRS. The Urban Neighborhood Alliance’s tax exemption is expected to be retroactive to the date of incorporation. Donors will receive receipts reflecting the Urban Neighborhood Alliance 501(c)(3) status as soon as it is approved.

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