We heard from PAUL Bakery on Market Square (801 Pennsylvania Ave, NW) because today beginning at 11 am they will host their annual baguette relay race. Participants/spectators are welcome to join/watch! On to the details from the press release:
4th ANNUAL BASTILLE DAY “BAGUETTE RELAY RACE”
Monday, July 14th at famed French bakery PAUL in Penn Quarter
To commemorate France’s National Holiday, PAUL invites the public to come have some fun and participate in our 4th Annual “Baguette Relay Race” which will take place in front of PAUL Penn Quarter.
Gather Your Friends to create relay teams! Cheering Spectators are welcome!
We’ll divide up racers into six teams of five people. Each team will be led by a PAUL employee. Each racer will “quick-walk” one lap around the circle of the US Navy Memorial, and then hand off his/her baguette to the next teammate. All members of the winning team will get a $25 gift card to PAUL!
PAUL Bakery and Café in Penn Qtr. (at the US Navy Memorial)
801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11am (Kids Race), and 11:30am (Adult Race)
Ed Note (7/14/14): We received am ex-post revision to the size of the Mather Studio condo requiring a slight amendment as below. It’s still darn big though! To see the biggest and most unique condos in downtown DC, check out our Cribs series of posts.
Two massive cribs for sale hit our radar screens this last week, one at The Ventana (912 F St NW) (photo above) and the other at the Mather Studio (916 G St NW). What really caught our eye? Both of these condos are combined units meaning two or more units were joined together to form a single unit. We’ve been in combined units in both Market Square (701/801 Pennsylvania Ave NW) and The Pennsylvania (601 Pennsylvania Ave NW) but those are older buildings. These are the first combined units we’ve seen in the newer downtown buildings and the first condo is the
y are the two biggest residence s we know about in any downtown residential building. Both are dramatically beautiful in their own way.
The first condo is in The Ventana (912 F St NW), Unit 905 (MLS #DC8380852 – Visual Tour), and the asking price is $4.5 million. It’s a four level, five bedroom, penthouse unit with a roof deck clocking in at 4,500 ft2. Condo fees run $2361 per month and the unit comes with 2 parking spaces. The unit was created by joining two stacked two level units together. We like the modern decor which is stunning, and that the staircase can be seen from the exterior of the building is a unique aesthetic. This is the biggest and most expensive residence we’ve seen come to the public MLS market in Penn Quarter and downtown DC.
The second condo is in the Mather Studio (916 G St NW), Unit 703 (MLS #DC8393957 – Visual Tour) and the asking price is $1.45 million. It’s a one level, three bedroom, two bathroom unit with
2,500 2,200 ft2 of space; condo fees run $1,052 per month and no parking is included. (There are numerous rental garages nearby.) The unit was created by putting two side-by-side units together to create a massive space. We like the raw brick walls and the historic nature of the building. This is the sixth second biggest residence we’ve seen come to the public MLS market in Penn Quarter and downtown DC.
Don’t be fooled by the petite storefront, The Partisan (709 D St., NW) has ample space in the back bar to escape the scorching July temperatures with some cool drinks. Featured here, the Cool Confusion fits the bill exactly.
We heard from the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association about the July programs at the National Museum of Women in the Arts which is at the corner of 13th St, New York Ave, and H St NW. It’s one of the neighborhood’s hidden gems among the many museums that dot Washington. On to the details:
Conversation Piece: Mwangi Hutter’s Neger Don’t Call me (2000)
Wednesday, July 9, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Assistant Educator Ashley Harris facilitates a conversation about Mwangi Hutter’s Neger Don’t Call Me (2000). Meet at the Information Desk in the lobby
Gallery Talk: Meret Oppenheim
Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Curator of Book Arts Krystyna Wasserman discusses selections from the exhibition that she curated. Meet at the Information Desk in the lobby.
Conversation Piece: Michal Rovner’s Data Zone, Cultures Table #3 (2003)
Wednesday, July 23, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon leads a discussion about Michal Rovner’s Data Zone, Cultures Table #3 (2003). Meet at the Information Desk in the lobby.
Conversation Piece: Janaina Tschäpe’s Lacrimacorpus (2004)
Wednesday, July 30, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Curatorial Fellow Rachel Gustafson facilitates a conversation about Janaina Tschäpe’s Lacrimacorpus (2004). Meet at the Information Desk in the lobby.
A very Happy Independence Day and 4th of July to all! The fireworks on the Mall begin at 9:10 pm…we’ll see you there!
There’s a new breed of coffee shop popping up around DC that are more focused on quality, sourcing, and savoring the experience. Providing blends and single origin fair trade coffee, industrial chic design and a hipster chic clientele, La Colombe (Blagden Alley, 924 Rear N St., NW) not only makes a great cup of joe, but also provides a quintessential, much-need neighborhood gathering spot. Want to learn how to appreciate the nuances of different coffee blends? Then stop by for one of their public cuppings (guided tastings) Fridays at 11am.
We’ve got World Cup fever here at Penn Quarter Living and we heard from the Smithsonian about a Penn Quarter watch party worth writing about. The National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum will be hosting a watch party in the Kogod Courtyard under the glass ceiling today at 4 pm as the US takes on Belgium in the first game of the knockout round for both teams. A 9′ by 16′ screen will display the big game! Enter the museum(s) from F or G St NW between 7th and 9th Streets and admission is free, of course! Details follow below:
Two Smithsonian Museums Will Host Official Viewing Party for the 2014 World Cup Match: USA vs. Belgium
Fans Can Watch at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Kogod Courtyard Tuesday, July 1
Soccer fans have another venue to watch the USA vs. Belgium 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match in Washington, D.C. The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum together with the Embassy of Belgium, the Washington, D.C. mayor’s office and the Downtown DC Business Improvement District will host an official viewing party in the museums’ Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard. The match is scheduled to air Tuesday, July 1, at 4 p.m.
Fans are invited to attend the free event and dress to support their team. The event will take place in the museums’ indoor courtyard designed by Foster+Partners with its undulating glass roof.
This viewing party has been approved by FIFA and ESPN and is supported by the Smithsonian’s Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations.
Visitors can follow the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum on social media and let the museums know if they will be there and which team they support using #WorldCupDC.
The two museums are located at Eighth and F streets N.W., Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Information: (202) 633-1000