Our friends from the Woolly Mammoth Theatre reached out to let us know about the block party they are hosting indoors at the theatre this Saturday, April 8 from 10 am to 3 pm. The details follow below:
Join us for a neighborhood “Block” Party, the Woolly way! Join us in this family-friend FREE festivity featuring:
- Live performances from Double Nickels Theatre Company and The Sanctuaries Improv Team
- Special backstage tours of the Woolly Mammoth theater
- Delicious fare from a wide variety of food trucks (featuring Dangerously Delicious Pies!)
- Awesome door prizes (gift certificates to nearby restaurants and tickets to Woolly Mammoth performances)
- Epic game play (Giant Jenga, anyone?) with Penn Social
- And EVEN MORE!
Why? Because strictly residential neighborhoods shouldn’t get to have all the fun!
In Partnership with Double Nickels Theatre Company, The Sanctuaries Improv Team, and Penn Social
Note: This event will be indoors.
April 6 Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association Meeting Features Downtown BID Executive Director/President & New Calvary Co-pastors
The discussion topic will be the Downtown DC BID’s plans for downtown’s future. This is also an opportunity to meet Calvary’s new Senior Co-Pastors.
There is no cost to attend but an RSVP is requested per below. Please indicate if you heard of this meeting from Penn Quarter Living.
Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association Breakfast Meeting
Thursday, April 6, 8:30 am
Calvary Baptist Church
733 Eighth Street, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown, exit 7th and H or 9th and G
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am – 8:50 am
Brief Announcements: 9 am
Speaker begins after Announcements
Calvary’s new Senior Co-Pastors
Rev. Sally Sarratt and Rev. Maria Swearingen
Speaker + Topic
Neil Albert, Executive Director
Downtown Business Improvement District (BID)
Neil Albert will be reporting to us on the Downtown BID’s plans for the future and vision of what Downtown can become as it continues to adapt and improve over time.
RSVP via email by noon Tuesday, April 4 to: Jo-Ann@PennQuarter.org
Include the first and last names of all those attending and their affiliations.
Penn Quarter Living added a new page to our website aimed at those who live in Penn Quarter or want to live in Penn Quarter and own their own home called the ‘Condos in PQ’ page. The Condos in PQ page is a definitive list of all the condominium buildings within the Penn Quarter neighborhood with basic information such as street address, date of construction, and number of units in each building. If there is an online resource, our new page also links to that website.
The link to the Condos in PQ page can be found at the top of our website three items from the left.
Some realtors play an unethical game by claiming a condo or property is in a neighborhood when it really isn’t. We saw this when we lived in Glover Park and realtors would call it “North Georgetown”. We also see it downtown when some realtors claim that condos in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood (a neighborhood which we greatly enjoy by the way…) are in Penn Quarter when they really aren’t. Our list puts this matter to rest.
We plan to add more to this page about living opportunities in our neighborhood and will keep you posted as we do.
It showed up last fall with no name, a tall sculpture on the grounds of the American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery in the 7th and G St NW corner of the property. Then the plaque appeared and we learned that this 26 2/3 foot tall piece of Cor-Ten steel is aptly named ‘Man with a Briefcase‘ and it’s by sculptor Jonathan Borofsky. The piece was created between 1987 and 1988 and it has a rusted patina along with the number 3277542 etched on one pant leg. This sequence number is his rendering of his signature.
Borofsky’s work can be very tall, in some cases hitting 100 feet tall. Other men with briefcases exist by Borofsky in Fort Worth, Texas and Minneapolis, Minnesota. We like the work as it seems to be keeping watch over our neighborhood. It also has a g-man sensibility to it which is appropriate for the nation’s capital, the seat of the Federal government and the FBI.