We heard from the International Trade Center at 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue about their fall festival which starts Monday, October 24 and runs for all of next week. The festival has no admission fee…on to the details:
Fall Festival on Woodrow Wilson Plaza
10/24/16 to 10/28/16 – daily 11 am to 1 pm
Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Embrace the season of pumpkins, crisp air and brightly colored leaves with an afternoon of fall fun. Catch autumn in full swing at the Fall Festival on Woodrow Wilson Plaza and enjoy hot cider, face painting, a hay bale maze and more. Get into the harvest spirt and celebrate the season with us.
Daily events run from 11 am to 1 pm including
· Hay Bale Maze – Monday through Friday
· Cookie Decorating – Tuesday and Thursday
· Sugar Skull Coloring Station – Monday, Wednesday, Friday
· Hot Cider Station – Friday
· Pumpkin Creativity Contest: cast your vote for the best pumpkin display – Friday
Proper 21 announced that they are hosting their grand opening party on Friday, October 21 starting at 9 pm. The link to the Facebook invite can be found here.
Proper 21 will be a high end sports bar serving All American classics with a gourmet twist created by Executive Chef Edward Janda. Proper 21 is the third location of NIEUW Group Inc.
Like its predecessors, located in New York City, Proper 21 will serve contemporary American cuisine. The space will maintain the modern aesthetic and New York style of the Manhattan locations, which have best been described as Tom Ford meets Thomas Edison.
No menus yet but we’ll keep you posted after they open.
We recently enjoyed a delicious meal at Bibiana (1100 New York Ave. NW). This had been a favorite spot of ours several years ago and after a long hiatus, we were curious to see how they have fared.
They did not disappoint! From the interesting cocktail list to warm service and this especially creative and delicious lamb belly with chocolate sauce, we were pleased to see that while the new spots get all the hype, it’s consistency that wins every time.
Metro is holding a public hearing at Metro HQ (600 5th St NW) for much of the day on Thursday, October 20 to solicit feedback on the four proposed schedule reductions plus supplemental bus service that will allow Metro to clear the backlog of maintenance items needing attention. Solicitation of feedback from the public will run until 5 pm on October 25, 2016 and will be provided to Metro’s Board of Directors for their December 2016 meeting where they will make a final decision on the matter.
The open house will run from 12 Noon to 9 pm and the public hearing portion will run from 12:30 pm to 10 pm allowing plenty of time for plenty of comments (Docket B16-03: Restriction of Metrorail Operating Hours [PDF link]).
If you ride the subway extensively (or even once in a while) and want to provide input on the schedule reductions, now is the time to do so.