The second Monday of the month means that it’s time for the ANC 2C (Advisory Neighborhood Commission) to meet in the MLK Library (9th and G St NW) on Monday, August 10 13 at 6:30 pm (Lower level – Room A-3). On to the full agenda as delivered to us by the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association:
Call to Order
Approval of Agenda
Approval of July Meeting Minutes
Treasurer’s Report and Business Items
Brief Community Announcements and Presentations
1. BASIS School, Ms. Alice Randall, email@example.com
2. National Symphony Orchestra In Your Neighborhood, Warren G. Williams, Community Relations, 202-416-8112
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Licensing
1. WEWORK, 718 7th St NW, 2nd fl., Application for license to serve wine at private events. Steve O’Brien, Veritas Law Firm, 202-625-7700
Local Events Impacting Community
1. Beat The Deadline, 18th Annual National Press Club Race, September 5, 2015. Ruth Mohamed, firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Run To Remember 5K, National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, Saturday, October 10,2015, Joey Farmery, Director, email@example.com, 773-344-7102
Transportation, Zoning, and Public Space
1. 800 K St NW, Presentation of Proposed Design. Frank Pinto, firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-234-0019
Upcoming Neighborhood Events
1. Summer Cinema at City Center 7:00pm at the Fountains north of H Street betw. 9th and 10th Streets, August 13, The Never Ending Story; August 19, Mean Girls
2. Under the Stars, Outdoor Films at 8:00pm at the Chinatown Park, 5th and I Streets, August 20, House of Flying Daggers
Next meeting: Monday, September 14, 6:30 pm – same location
ANC 2C01 – John Tinpe, 2C01@anc.dc.gov
ANC 2C02 – Harold Closter, 2C02@anc.dc.gov
ANC 2C03 – Jeffrey Higgins, 2C03@anc.dc.gov
In the waning days of summer nothing beats a light fruit infused liqueur cocktail with a minty touch. In this case we’re talking about the Versailles available at the Root Cellar Whiskey Bar in the basement of Pinea at the W Hotel (15th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW).
The ingredients include:
- Belle de Brillet (pear infused cognac)
- Muddled mint
Formerly the Wine Bar of J&G Steakhouse, this cozy and generally uncrowded spot is a favorite of ours.
The National Postal Museum (2 Massachusetts Ave NE) is hosting “PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard” through September 2016. The exhibition highlights PostSecret, an ongoing community mail art project that encourages people to mail homemade postcards with anonymous secrets to founder Frank Warren. Since 2004, Warren has collected the postcards, posted a weekly rotation of postcards on the PostSecret website and published six books of postcard collections.
It began when Warren handed out postcards to strangers less than a mile from the National Postal Museum and left them in public places—asking people to share a secret. He made two requests: The secret had to be absolutely true, and it had to be a secret never shared before. Now, more than a decade later, Warren has received more than 500,000 postcards, and the PostSecret blog has had more than 700 million visits.
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.(closed Dec. 25) and is directly across the street from Union Station on the north side of Massachusetts Ave.
Everyone may leave town in August but they are missing RAMW’s twice annual Restaurant Week (RW) which runs August 17 to 23 this summer. Lunches are $22 and dinners $35 and it is an opportunity for diners to check out the menus of untried restaurants at relatively subdued prices. This year there are prizes in the form of a diner rewards program although it’s not really clear how one registers for the prizes or what qualifies a diner for a prize.
A fun twist on our standby gin & tonic with fresh cilantro at The Oval Room (800 Conn. Ave., NW) is just what we need to cool down during these dog days of Summer. The restaurant is also featuring an entire menu featuring tomatoes that sounds delicious.
pedestrian lines for the barnes dance painted at 7th and h nw. pic.twitter.com/ql8qbWtqD4
— The 42 (@The42BusDC) July 17, 2015
The main intersection in our neighborhood at 7th and H St NW received a makeover recently thanks to DDOT including new paint for all the crossing lines. It looks swell! This intersection converted to a 4 way crossing in May of 2010. (h/t: The 42 (Bus))
By e-mail we were notified of the next Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association breakfast meeting. There is no cost to attend. Please indicate if you heard of this meeting from Penn Quarter Living:
Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association Breakfast Meeting
Thursday, August 6, 8:30 am
Occidental Grill & Seafood
1475 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Metro: Metro Center, exit 13th and G or 12th & F
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 – 8:55am
Brief Announcements: 9:00am
Speaker begins after Announcements
Rich will give a quick overview of how much of Downtown has changed since the BID’s creation in 1997 before presenting his vision for its future.
Please respond if you plan on attending this meeting as it will help our host prepare.
RSVP via email to my new email address by noon Tuesday, August 4 to Jo-Ann[at]PennQuarter.org
Include the first and last names of all those attending and their affiliations.