Photo above: Police Week 2011 candlelight vigil
A few time sensitive items came in to our mailbag so we’re doing our neighborhood news roundup today in addition to last Friday. Have something to add? Leave it in the comments or send your news or tips in to the mailbag at: pqliving [at] gmail.com
Penn Quarter – National Police Week begins today with a memorial service in front of MPD HQ at 300 Indiana Ave NW at 11 am. The candlelight vigil will begin at 8 pm at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in the 400 block of E St NW on Sunday, May 13. If you have not witnessed the candlelight vigil, we suggest you check it out at least once as it is an extremely moving event and worth understanding. [National Police Week schedule]
Shaw – A community meeting will take place tonight at the Kennedy Recreational Center at 1401 7th St NW to discuss Mood Lounge that does business at 1318 9th St NW. [PQL Intelligence Network]
From a message out of the Executive Office of the Mayor sent to us by a PQ Living reader:
Please join us for a meeting on Monday May 7th at 6:30 PM at the Kennedy recreational center at 1401 7th Street, to discuss Mood Lounge and the impact on the surrounding community. In attendance will be representatives from the Deputy Mayor of Public Safety, ABRA, MPD, Office of Attorney General, Office of Community Affairs and DCRA. They will be sharing information about recent steps the agencies have taken and additional steps we will be taking to address the concerns.
Please come out and voice your concerns and questions about this establishment.
Downtown/Penn Quarter - The Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) meeting is tomorrow night at the Calvary Baptist Church beginning at 6:30 pm. The agenda will include a discussion with representatives of the DC Office of Planning and with Monumental Sports regarding the [proposed] Verizon Center signage. [DNA]
Mount Vernon Triangle - The Mount Vernon Triangle market is now up and running for the season. The market runs on Sundays in the parking lot at the corner of 5th and I Streets NW from 10 am to 4 pm. [Mount Vernon Triangle market]
Downtown - The Kennedy Center kicked off a week-long Street Arts Festival yesterday called Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America. Several free, family friendly festival events will take place downtown on Wilson Plaza at 13th and Pennsylvania Ave NW as follows:
- Monday, May 7 - 11:30am-1:30pm – Swami Yomahmi (comedy), Matt Pauli (Chaplin vaudeville), Karen Beriss (magic), Evan Young (juggling)
- Tuesday May 8 – 11:30am-1:30pm – Sweet Heaven Kings (gospel brass band), Moira Lee (circus), Michael Rosman (juggling)
Shaw – Tom Sietsema reviews the Rogue 24 restaurant experience and generally offers praise. [WaPo]