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What’s Inside A Letter from Our Publisher Map of Capitol Hill


our village


2021 YEARBOOK developments(24) capitol hill community foundation award winners (26) passages (26) at the capitol (28) july 4th parade (29) halloween (30) little george tree lighting (31)



hill living


Ward 6 ANC and SMD Boundaries Map


Blogs, LISTSERVS, Websites


Hill Calendar


Rag Bag – Capitol Hill Historic District, Eastern Market, Libraries, Parks, Parking Permits


Capitol Hill Historic District Map


Staying Safe by Elizabeth O’Gorek


Metropolitan Police 1st District Map


helping out


Community Resources


Spiritual Directory


homes & gardens


Tips for Better Capitol Hill Building Projects





Neighborliness by Elizabeth O’Gorek

Two brothers explore the Summerhouse on the U.S. Capitol grounds. Photo: J. Yen

What is an ANC? by Elizabeth O’Gorek

Dog walkers at Congressional Cemetery. Photo: A. Lightman

Volunteering on Capitol Hill by Elizabeth O’Gorek

Five Things: Tips When Planning a Home Remodeling by Bruce Wentworth

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Taking Care of Your Roof by Tom Daniel


Garden Resources


Homes & Gardens Directory


real estate


Real Estate Directory


services & retail


healthy living


Healthy Living Directory


arts & dining


Arts on the Hill by Elizabeth O’Gorek






It’s A Wrap – Another Great Year For Residential Real Estate on the Hill! by Don Denton

Sunset from Kentucky and E Streets, SE. Photo: Victor Romero

Services & Retail Directory

Hike, Bike, and Paddlle – Along Our River, the Anacostia by Bill Matuszeski

Restaurant Newcomers by Celeste McCall

family & pets


Raising Kids on the Hill by Elizabeth O’Gorek


Family Resources


How The School Lottery Works! by Emerald Becker


DC Pubic Schools Boundaries Map


It’s A Dog’s World on Capitol Hill by Andrew Lightman


Pets Directory

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Category Index Advertisers Index

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Cherry blossoms on Pennsylvania Ave, SE. and the Library of Congress. Photo: J Yen


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What’s Inside? The Guide Has Something for Everyone! NEW TO THE HILL?

You’ve come to one of the best places to live in the entire country. The Fagon Guide will give you an overview of all that’s here and the best ways to connect to your new community.


Get a full rundown on urban gardens, home services and renovations in the historic district.


Find out the pluses of raising your child in a cultural mecca in the political capital of the world. Schools, services, support groups – we have it all.


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From the Publisher Dear Hill Residents, As we head into the third year of pandemic-tinged life, I’m happy to say our company, Capital Community News, is so far having a banner year. We have been working remotely since April 2020. and it’s working very well, though we miss our 25-year location across from Eastern Market. Thanks to our loyal advertisers, our company has weathered the storm and we continue to give our readers essential news at a local level. Our “new normal” is getting closer and closer to the old normal. The Nationals opening game is coming up, Petalpolooza will be held at Yards Park, museums are all open, marathoms are being run in person. It’s almost like the good old days. On January 6, 2021 our neighborhood was at the epicenter of a violent attack on democracy. We are the citizens who live intimately with our seat of government. The massive fence that surrounded the Capitol grounds was finally taken down, but has reappeared when the police think it is warranted. Talk of a permanent fence seems to have subsided, but we all need to do what we can to make sure that there is never a permanent fence and that the Capitol is forever open to us all. We look forward to the rest of 2022 and to supporting our local businesses and our community. Best Regards,

Thank You Many people contributed to the content of this Guide, but we would like to extend special acknowledgments to: David Deutsch, Andrew Lightman, Elizabeth Nelson, Rindy O’Brien, Elizabeth O’Gorek, and other resident contributors for the many excellent photographs that make the Guide a true reflection of our community; writers Tom Daniel, Don Denton, Bill Matuszeski, Celeste McCall, Rindy O’Brien, Elizabeth O’Gorek, Bruce Wentworth; our production team Jason Yen and Shawn Henderson; and to Carolina Lopez, Kira Means, and Mariana Heavey for their valuable contributions. We also thank H.G. Roebuck Printing of Baltimore for the excellent quality of their work and superb customer service.

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Market Row dresses up for the Cherry Blossoms. Photo: A. Lightman



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Maketto's Vina Sananikone delivers replacement pumpkins to a joyful reception. Photo: Marìa Helena Carey, The Hill is Home



s 2021 rolled into 2022, Youngmi Choi was having a terrible time. On Dec. 14, 2021, someone broke the glass plate window on the 11th Street SE side of her family’s business, Capitol Cleaning Emporium (1101 E. Capitol St. SE). Then, a month later, she was robbed at gunpoint at 3:40 in the afternoon as she stood behind the cash register. “I [thought], he doesn’t hate me, he just wants the money,” she said. But, she adds, there was a gun pointed at her. “I was scared. I did what he told me.” When Choi’s neighbors found out about

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the robbery, they were furious and saddened. They took that horrifying moment and used it to celebrate a woman and a family business that has been on Lincoln Park for 35 years. Neighbors quickly rallied around the business and around Choi herself. They stopped in to see her, to give her notes, cookies and hugs. They also started a GoFundMe campaign to support Choi and her family. The goal, however, was not just to help Choi with the financial impact, said organizer Sarah Von Der Lippe. “We are setting up this GoFundMe

Neighbors raised more than $25,000 in two days after Youngmi Choi of Capitol Hill Cleaning Emporium was robbed at gunpoint. Photo: E.O'Gorek

page so that everyone on Lincoln Park, Capitol Hill and beyond can join in and let Youngmi and her family know how much we love and value them,” Von Der Lippe explained on the site. In comments on the fundraising page, neighbors wrote of Choi’s friendliness and neighborliness. “Young has watched our three children grow up, greets us with a smile,” one woman wrote. “Sad this happened to such a star of our community.” “Young is a wonderful part of our community. She always greets us by name, asks about the family and never hesitates to offer a kind word or gesture,” another neighbor commented. “It’s wonderful to see our community rallying for her!” More than $25,000 was raised in the first two days. By the end of February, nearly $30,000 had been raised. But the words and community support, Choi said, were as critical to her and her family as the funds. “I never guessed they loved me that much,” she said.


Neighborliness. We share after work drinks across fences or sidewalks. We rescue one another’s packages, watch out for each other’s kids and search for one another’s lost pets. We celebrate and we commiserate. When there’s a fight worth fighting – bike lanes, Capitol Hill grounds fencing — we organize and fight together. That feeling of being part of a community that looks out for one another, in good times and in bad, is part of what makes Capitol Hill the best village in DC. When bad things happen, we try to band together to make it better. And we get together

to make good things happen all the time. Sometime during the 2021 Halloween weekend, someone stole two pumpkins growing in a side yard near Fourth and F Streets. The gardener, a military widow and mother of two, posted a sign on her fence pleading for their return. They were not jack-o-lantern pumpkins, she explained; they were the more expensive organic sweet pumpkins. She was growing her own for the first time to make into Thanksgiving pie, she added. Popular Hill blogger The Hill is Home posted a photo of the sign on Twitter, eliciting an outpouring of support. Neighbors responded with sympathy and support, including H Street restaurant Maketto (1351 H St. NE). “We have lots,” they replied via twitter. “We’ll drop them off tomorrow.” The next day the restaurant, already known for their work in the community, delivered —literally. Maketto Social Media Manager Vina Sananikone came to the doorstep with a dozen sweet pumpkins.

Coming Together

Despite the hurdles over the last two years, we’ve still found ways to come together as a community and every event has shown how much we crave opportunities to be together. A record number of people thronged Eighth Street SE for the Capitol Hill July 4th Parade to watch friends and neighbors march down Barracks Row and throw candy at neighborhood children, after missing the opportunity in 2020.

When planning began for the Capitol Hill Literary Bookfest (held every May at Eastern Market to celebrate local authors), the board could not yet meet in person. But that did not stop President Elizabeth Cogan from ensuring those attending the first planning meeting would be able to share a glass of wine. Cogan went all over the Hill, delivering gift bags containing wine, cheese, crackers and homemade cinnamon buns so that board members could gather over shared repast. “I just thought it would be nice to do something together – even if we couldn’t be together,” she said. Sometimes, you realize that neighbors you haven’t met in person yet are just your best friends waiting to be called on. I learned this last year, when I was invited to a formal gala. I have no need for a formal evening gown regularly in my life, much less a desire to spend money on one, so I turned to our neighborhood social media groups. The ladies of Facebook group “Take FAGON GUIDE 2022


Writer Elizabeth O'Gorek was dressed by neighbors from head to toe for a formal event last fall. Courtesy R. Buhr

My Shit” dressed me in a floorlength gold sequined dress, matching shoes (they gave me two pairs to choose from!) as well as a clutch. “I love this!” a neighbor commented on one of my many outfit-assembling posts. “It reminds me of getting ready to go out in college.” The similarities are indeed there: one person also offered to do my hair and, after the experience (nay, the result) of doing it myself, next time, I’ll take her up on it. There are a wide variety of neighbors on the Hill, people who spend their workdays running the government or challenging it, teaching our children and caring for them, working at our small businesses, libraries, hospitals — folks born right here and those that have arrived from the four corners of America and the world. But while so many homes on the Hill are tiny houses with yards that are small and neat or non-existent, they


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have benefits. By necessity, we cross paths regularly. We become intimately familiar with one another and our routines. We are drawn closer together at the same time as we enlarge our concept of family. Choi knows those feelings. At Capitol Hill Cleaning Emporium, she works 12-hourdays at the family business. She said that sometimes, it feels like when she immigrated from Korea 28 years ago, “I didn’t come to the U.S.A. —I immigrated to a dry cleaners.” That’s why the outpouring of love and support was so significant to her. The people she sees every day, with whom she has shared the ups and downs of small business ownership for most of the past three decades, have grown in significance with time. These people started as her customers, she said. But now they are so much more. “It seems like I won the lottery jackpot with my neighbors,” Choi said. It’s clear that we all have. u




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Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and members of the Douglass family were some of the dignitaries that cut the ribbon on the New Frederick Douglass Bridge Sept. 7. Photo: E. O’Gorek

Mayor Muriel Bowser is joined by students to cut the ribbon on the newly modernized Eliot-Hine Middle School (1830 Constitution Ave. NE). 157,000 square feet were renovated, with the 1950s addition fully rebuilt. Photo: E. O’Gorek

L-R/ Eastern Market Main Street Director Charles McCaffrey, CHCF President Nicky Cymrot, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and Barracks Row Main Street Exec.Director Martin Smith July 4 community ribbon cutting EMMP. Photo: E. O’Gorek The brand-new Southwest Library reopened May 15, 2021. The $18 million project includes 20,000 sq ft of public space. Photo: DCPL

ABOVE: A sparkling new addition to the food scene is The Point, at Buzzard’s Point on the Anacostia River. LEFT: The Easter Bunny is spotted outside The Roost (1401 Pennsylvania Ave. SE). The food hall houses a coffee shop, beer hall and multiple restaurants. It opened in late 2021. Photo: E. O’Gorek


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Capitol Hill Community Foundation Award Winners Each spring, the Capitol Hill Community Foundation recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to our neighborhood in a wide variety of ways, honoring them with Community Achievement Awards. This year (from left) Sah Brown, principal at Eastern High School; Joan and Michael Kim, owners of Grubbs Pharmacy; and Kirsten Oldenburg, longtime ANC 6B commissioner were honored at a festive garden party at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Foundation which, since its founding in 1989, has given more than $10 million to support activities and organizations that benefit life on Capitol Hill. Also presented at that event were the annual Arnold F. Keller Award of $25,000 to the Story of Our

Schools for a display at Eastern High School on the occasion of its centennial in 2023 and the first annual John Franzén Award for the Arts to the Chiarina Chamber Players in support of a series of educational concerts this fall by the Attacca Quartet, a New York-based chamber Group.



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At the Capitol


1) A man holds a sign at the Sept. 18 2021 “Justice for J6” rally, in support of the Insurrectionists jailed for invading the US Capitol Building. The sign says, "Trump lost, idiots.”. Photo: E. O’Gorek


2) A woman holds a sign as she listens to speakers at the Jan. 6, 2022 candlelight vigil. Photo: E. O’Gorek 3) Hill resident Nicky Sundt speaks to a reporter at the Jan. 6 Candlelight Vigil. Photo: E. O’Gorek 4) Members of the U.S. Secret Service speak with kids in Lincoln Park after school Sept. 20, 2021. Officers from DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the FBI were also out that day, handing out ice cream, coloring books and stickers. Photo: E. O’Gorek


5) The fence around the US Capitol Grounds is removed as a USCP officers looks on, July 10, 2021. The grounds were fenced in for 184 days. The fence was put up for a few days in September during the “Justice for J6”. Photo: E. O’Gorek 6) US Capitol Police officers guard the U.S. Capitol from the west lawn during the “Justice for J6” rally, Sept. 18, 2021. Photo: E. O’Gorek

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July 4th Parade

Payne Elementary School marches at the July 4th Parade. Photo: A. Lightman

Revolutionary War reenactors march in the July 4th Parade. Photo: A. Lightman

Councilmember at Large Elissa Silverman. Photo: A. Lightman

All smiles at the July 4 parade. Photo: E. O’Gorek

Mayor Bowser's Green Team . Photo: A. Lightman

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Photo: E. O’Gorek

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A marcher sports a Payne Elementary Wild Cats shirt. Photo: A. Lightman

Brent Elementary marches at Parade. Photo: A. Lightman

A boy waves the US flag from the sidelines. Thousands thronged the street for the first parade since 2019. Photo: E. O’Gorek




Jess and Jordan Mitchell with Eddie and Maia, the Hungry Caterpillar. Photo: J. Mitchell

“Kody the Sheriff” with Deputies Rick and Debra Liebling and their outlaw granddaughter at Howloween. Photo: Melissa Liebling

"Anne of Green Gables", an entry in the Capitol Hill Community Foundation's Literary Pumpkin Walk, The fun, spooky tour raises funds for Hill schools. Courtesy: CHCF

A genius Bob Ross costume at Hilloween at Eastern Market. Photo: E. O’Gorek

A little sheep holds her treat bag during the Hilloween festivities at Eastern Market. Photo: E. O’Gorek


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Children head past Wine and Butter on their way to Trick or Treat. Photo: E. O’Gorek

Young violinists from the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) Suzuki Strings perform prior to the lighting of the Hill Holiday tree, Nov. 20, 2021. The Didden Family. The Hill Holiday Tree was planted in honor of former Capitol Hill BID President George Didden III. His wife, Kathy (far L), flips the switch each year. Photo: E.O’Gorek


very year Capitol Hill residents gather at the Eastern Market Metro Plaza to enjoy holiday caroling around a majestic 30-foot evergreen tree. The tree was planted in spring of 2007 to honor the late George Didden III for his many contributions to Capitol Hill. Didden was a member of the founding family of National Capital Bank, and a founder of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, Barracks Row Main Street and the Capitol Hill BID. The tree is beautifully decorated before the Christmas season by the BID’s “men in blue.” This year over 300 residents turned out on the newly renovated plaza for the event to enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and doughnuts as local musical groups Washington Youth Choir, Joyous Voices, Adalia Jimenez and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s (CHAW) Suzuki Strings performed traditional holiday carols.

Little George Tree Lighting

A little girl reaches for lights under" the Hill Holiday Tree. Photo: E.O’Gorek

For the first time, there was seating under the new Pavillion, part of the refurbishment of the Eastern Market Metro Plaza. Photo: E.O’Gorek

Carollers from 'Joyous Voices' performed as part of the tree-lighting program, Nov. 20. 2021. Photo: E.O’Gorek




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hill living DC Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) adopted 20 call boxes on the Hill, including this one at 12th & East Capitol Streets NE. They cleaned each, transforming them into works of public art. Photo: E. O’Gorek



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id you know each District resident has an elected official charged with representing the interests of 2,000 or so of their closest neighbors? You should know your commissioner, what an Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) is, and what they do.


Each District Ward is subdivided into Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs). Each ANC is made up of local elected officials who serve as commissioners. Currently, ANC 6A and 6B occupy much of Capitol Hill, with ANC 6C to the north and in NoMA and ANC 6D in near Southeast and Southwest. Each commissioner represents a smaller area, in which they must also live, called a Single Member District (SMD) within the ANC. There are ideally about 2,000 voters in each SMD. These voters elect the commissioner for their SMD to serve a two-year-term. You can find your SMD and your commissioner by using the Locate Your ANC tool at anc.dc.gov


ANCs are the first level of elected government in the District. Commissioners are unpaid elected volunteers, though the ANCs as a whole are given a quarterly stipend. Most ANCs use this stipend to rent office space and hire an assistant to manage their work. A few ANCs use the stipend on grants for work that benefits the residents of the ANC. ANCs were created to end the duplication of the work done by special advisory groups. They have standing committees to address regularly recurring issues such as use of public space,


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alcohol licensing, transportation, ANC grant funds, and public safety. Within each ANC, each committee is made up of a chair and community members. Committees make recommendations to the full ANC. For instance, if a restaurant establishment wishes to add patio seating to their frontage on public space, representatives of the restaurant would have to take this to the public space committee in the ANC where the restaurant is located and present their request. The committee would hear any comments from residents or surrounding business owners, and then the committee’s recommendation would be considered at the monthly meeting of all commissioners. The results from that meeting would then be communicated to the appropriate District agency, and by law the agency has to give “great weight” to that decision in their determination. ANCs have various degrees of involvement with District business. Years ago, Adrian Fenty’s ANC 4C blazed the trail on the ban of single-serving sales of alcohol. ANC 6A wrote the zoning code that defines what constitutes a fast-food establishment and began a vacant property database. Meanwhile, ANC 6B has made the inclusion of indoor trash rooms part of negotiations with area restaurants and bars.

WHY You Should Care

ANCs are your representatives and they can open communication channels to District agencies in an official capacity, often getting answers or action when you cannot. A few years back, there were many streets on the Hill that were not zoned for residential parking, which meant that you could forget about having a spot in front of your


What is an ANC? house when you got back from the grocery store on Saturday afternoon. Bringing this sort of dayto-day, qualityof-life issue to the attention of your ANC commissioner can effect change — petitions to get the street zoned for residential parking started floating around and “Zone 6 Parking Only” signs started going up on many blocks. Commissioners also hold businesses accountable for noise, trash and loitering, which are all important to residents who live near commercial or entertainment districts. Commissioners also broker community efforts such as tree plantings and community gardens, and shepherd neighborhood landscape changes and developments such as the 700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE redevelopment project, Virginia Avenue Park and the Southwest Waterfront redevelopment. They can also work with local nonprofits, community organizations and police to address continuing crime such as robberies, break-ins or shootings.

How to Get Involved

ANCs work on many diverse projects, so it is easy to get involved with something you are interested in by joining a committee. If you have a penchant for keeping an eye on neighborhood order and quiet, the alcohol licensing board may be for you; those familiar with zoning regulations and building codes might prefer a planning and zoning committee. You can keep up with what each Hill-adjacent ANC is up to. The Hill Rag reports on ANC meetings each month in the Capitol Streets section. You can also go to each ANC website (see below) to find their specific committees

Monthly newsletter...Home renovation guidelines...How-to seminars...Community meetings... House and Garden tour...Active committees...Advocacy on community issues


Mission: Capitol Hill is a special place. We promote, preserve, and enhance the character of our historic neighborhoods. Join Us Today at 202-543-0425; info@chrs.org; www.CHRS.org. Follow us on @CapHRS; @CHRSDC; @CapitolHillRestorationDC


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ANC 6A generally meets virtually the second Thursday of the month, visit www.anc6a.org for details. 6A01 - Keya Chatterjee Vice-Chair 6A01@anc.dc.gov 6A02 - Phil Toomajian 631 10th St. NE philANC6A@gmail.com 6A03 - Mike Soderman 217 10th St. NE 202-297-6777 MikeANC6A03@gmail.com 6A04 - Amber Gove Chair 1349 A St. NE amberanc6a@gmail.com Check website for current contact information and meeting dates. Attend a meeting! Volunteer for a committee! It’s your ANC

6A05 - Laura Gentile Secretary and Parliamentarian 1418 Duncan St. NE 202-596-9295 6A05@anc.dc.gov 6A06 - Robb Dooling 1350 Maryland Ave. NE 585-666-7364 6A06@anc.dc.gov 6A07 - Sondra Phillips-Gilbert 1744 E St. NE 202-397-7228 spgilbert01@comcast.net 6A08 - Brian Alcorn Treasurer 202-642-5193 AlcornANC6A08@gmail.com

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and see when they meet or subscribe to their mailing list. Send an email to the chair or your SMD representative, all listed on the website. They will be happy to hear from anyone who wants to get involved!


at a regular time and location. While meeting times and frequency remain largely unchanged (aside from modifications due to holidays or religious observance) ANCs have met virtually since March 2020. Check the websites for updated information on meeting dates for current ANCs and how to join.

Pre-pandemic, each ANC usually met

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(anc6a.org) usually meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. online or, when in person, at Miner Elementary (601 15 St. NE)


(anc6b.org) usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. online or, when in person, at the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)


(anc6c.org) meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. online or, when in person, at the Heritage Foundation (214 Massachusetts Ave. NE)


(anc6d.org) usually meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. online or, when in person, either at 1100 Fourth St. SW or DC Water HQ (1385 Canal St. SE). Check calendar for location. ANCs do not meet on holidays or in August. u (Note: ANC boundaries will be redefined as part of the redistricting process in an effort to ensure each SMD represents an equal number of voters. Although new ward boundaries have been determined, new ANC boundaries will not be effective until Jan. 1, 2023. Learn more about the process at www.elissasilverman. com/redistricting.)


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Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6C P.O. Box 77876 • Washington, D.C. 20013-7787 www.anc6c.org • (202) 547-7168 For meeting details, see www.anc6c.org. Go to hot topics/how to access virtual meetings.



ANC 6C01 Christine Healey 6C01@anc.dc.gov

ANC 6C04 Mark Eckenwiler 6C04@anc.dc.gov

Alcoholic Beverage Licensing First Monday, 7 pm Contact: anc6c.abl.committee@gmail.com

ANC 6C02 Karen Wirt 6C02@anc.dc.gov

ANC 6C05 Joel Kelty 6C05@anc.dc.gov

Grants Last Thursday, 7 pm Contact: torylord@gmail.com Twitter: @ANC_6C_Grants

ANC 6C03 Jay Adelstein 6C03@anc.dc.gov

ANC 6C06 Drew Courtney 6C06@anc.dc.gov

Environment, Parks, and Events First Tuesday, 7 pm Contact: 6C06@anc.dc.gov

Transportation and Public Space First Thursday, 7 pm Contact: anc6c.tps@gmail.com Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development First Wednesday, 6:30 pm Contact: 6C04@anc.dc.gov Twitter: @6C_PZE

“Come & Make Your Voice Heard in Local Government!”

Monthly Meeting: 2nd Tuesday at 7PM Hill Center – 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE For Commissioner, Committee & Virtual Meeting, visit:

www.anc6b.org OR 6b@anc.dc.gov

E-mail the Office:



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Blogs LISTSERVS Websites Capitol Hill Barracks Row Main Street barracksrow.org/events @BarracksRow Updates on happenings on Eighth Street SE from new businesses to festivals. It also keeps neighbors up to date on any construction projects in the area. Capitol Hill Corner capitolhillcorner.org • @ljjanezich Capitol Hill Corner is a news blog that covers mostly the activities of ANC6B, Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee, and the Capitol Hill Restoration Society. It provides coverage of neighboring ANCs, commercial and residential development, activities of neighborhood organizations and local politics. Eastern Market Main Street easternmarketmainstreet.org @EasternMarketMS EMMS works with businesses from Sixth to Eighth Street, SE and from Pennsylvania to North Carolina Ave. SE. It connects the local community with its businesses by supporting small businesses and fostering a vibrant, neighborhood serving corridor. EMMS does this through public and private space improvements, capacitybuilding resources and community events and campaigns. Check out the website for contests, events and initiatives. Hill Rag Hillrag.com • @hillragdc The website of the Hill Rag newspaper, hillrag.com, provides daily news on important happenings and issues on Capitol Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods of H Street, NoMa, Capitol Riverfront and Southwest. Get daily news including stories on crime, development, new busi-


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nesses and profiles of your neighbors. In addition, you can find the current and past monthly print issues of the Hill Rag and other publications of Capital Community News, Inc. The Hill is Home thehillishome.com • @theHillisHome An online news source designed to build community, connect neighbors, share news and celebrate the Capitol Hill neighborhood. It is staffed by Capitol Hill residents Maria Helena Carey and Robert Pohl. They provide a current and relevant online experience through contributing news stories, features, profiles of residents, reviews and opinion pieces. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram for Hill bites throughout the day. Capitol Riverfront BID capitolriverfront.org • @CapitolRvrFront Capitol Riverfront is the District’s fastest growing neighborhood, situated between I-395 and the Anacostia River. New restaurants, retail, hotels, and residences are opening every month in Capitol Riverfront; and there is always something new to discover in Yards Park, Canal Park, and other open spaces of the community. The BID’s website and weekly Front Page News newsletter are direct lines to current events like outdoor movies, concerts, and fitness classes. To subscribe to the weekly Front Page News e-blast, visit www.capitolriverfront.org. DC Yards / Riverfront Events theyardsdc.com • @YardsParkDC @TheYardsDC Events hosted in The Yards neighborhood include lunchtime and evening concert series, outdoor movies, farmers’ markets and Nationals baseball games, all listed on The Yards DC calendar online.

Near Southeast Washington Redevelopment jdland.com • @JDLand News, photos and history from DC’s near Southeast/Ballpark District/Navy Yard / Capitol Riverfront neighborhood appear on this site. Jacqueline Dupree created JD Land in January 2003 to document development and changes in the Southeast neighborhood. Although she has devoted less attention to the site recently, it remains a detailed photographic and information archive of the area’s substantial changes over the past 20 years.

H Street and North H Street hstreet.org • @HstreetDC This site is run by the H Street Main Street organization and is a reference guide for the retail, nightlife, restaurants, fitness centers, entertainment venues, etc., that comprise H Street NE. NOMA BID nomabid.org • @NoMaBID Named for its location – North of Massachusetts Avenue – this website is run by the NoMa Business Improvement District (NoMa BID) and promotes the emergence of this vibrant, growing part of the city. The site includes reporting on upcoming events, new businesses, public meetings, the stores and pop-ups at Union Market.

Southwest The Southwester thesouthwester.com @TheSouthwester The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly runs the online content of this commu-

nity newspaper. It focuses on all of the changes, news and events happening in Southwest DC.

District Greater Greater Washington ggwash.org • @ggwash Comprised of a team of volunteer editors and more than 50 regular and non-regular contributors, GGW tackles issues such as new DC legislation, WMATA, DCPS, urban livability and city projects striving to inform and educate people around the DMV. Many Hill neighbors are regular contributors. East City Art eastcityart.com • @eastcityart East City Art is DC’s visual arts journal of record providing exhibition listings, artist interviews and in-depth reviews of regional contemporary art.

LISTSERVS: Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A Request to join the Google Group for updates on ANC 6A happenings by clicking “Ask to join group” on https://groups. google.com/g/anc-6a Capitol Hill North Neighborhood Association groups.google.com/group/chnna This group supports the official Capitol Hill North Neighborhood Association, bounded by G Street NE to the south, the railroad tracks to the west, Florida Avenue to the north and Eighth Street NE to the east. Moms on the Hill – MOTH https://moth.groups.io/ MOTH is a listserv for Capitol Hill parents. It’s a great place to make new friends and find nannies, preschools and pediatricians. It also helps with social planning, such as playgroups for the kids, family picnics and parent nights out. A member must invite you.

Navy Yard Neighbors groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/navyyard-neighbors Navy Yard Neighbors is a forum for Navy Yard and near Southeast community members to post about local events, meetings, news and other topics for the neighbors to share. It is a private group, and members must be invited. New Hill East https://groups.io/g/Newhilleast New Hill East is a place for Hill East residents to meet their neighbors, keep up to date on local happenings, post community information and chat about Hill East life.

FACEBOOK GROUPS: Buy Nothing (several hyperlocal neighborhood groups) www.facebook.com/BuyNothingProject Buy Nothing is a national movement of Facebook groups. The Hill has several, each centered on a distinct neighborhood with group-defined boundaries, i.e. Capitol South, Capitol North or Lincoln/ Kingman Park. Members join the group where they live. Buy Nothing is an adultonly hyperlocal gift economy designed to create connections between neighbors. Members must be admitted. Visit the “Find A Group” page for a list: https:// buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ Navy Yard/Barracks Row/ Cap Hill Community www.facebook.com/ groups/169497160226645 This private group was started to unite neighbors living in the community. Members post local events, ask questions about local vendors, businesses and services as well as connect with neighbors. You must request approval for membership. New Hill East www.facebook.com/groups/NewHillEast A group for friends and neighbors who live and work in the Hill East neighborhood, roughly between 13th and 19th Streets, East Capitol Street and the river. Neighbors share news, references to businesses and services, cute photos

and general advice about living on the Hill. Membership must be approved to this private group. It is not affiliated with the email listserv. Capitol Hill North Neighborhood Association www.facebook.com/groups/chnna/ The Near Northeast Neighborhood Association (NNENA) is dedicated to promoting the interests of the residents of Near Northeast area in Washington, DC, which is roughly defined as the area bounded by Florida Avenue NE (north), G Street NE (south), 8th Street NE (east), and the railroad tracks (west). The group was formerly known as the Capitol Hill North Neighborhood Association (CHNNA), but the neighborhood association as of this time is no longer active. Moms and Moms-to-be of Capitol Hill www.facebook.com/ groups/208466146178343 This group was created as a support group for new and expecting moms in the Capitol Hill area of Washington DC. It is a place to ask questions and gain support from other Capitol Hill moms and professionals. Membership must be requested. Southwest DC Residents www.facebook.com/ groups/55804871497 A public Facebook group for people living in Southwest DC Waterfront, sharing information on public safety, community meetings, business and social events. SW DC www.facebook.com/groups/SOUTHWESTQ A public group for fans of Southwest DC. Neighbors post local happenings, new bars, new restaurants, or their hopes for Southwest. SW Waterfront Neighborhood www.facebook.com/ groups/1771357249834996 A smaller, public group for those living along the waterfront in Southwest DC. Neighbors share news, moving sales, freebies and commiserate about life on the water’s edge. u



Fun at Yards Park splash pool.


JANUARY CHAW Winter Open House / Restaurant Week / MLK Day of Service / J.O. Wilson Camp Fair


FEBRUARY Black History Month / Intersections Festival at the Atlas / Folger’s Acquisitions Night


MARCH Boy Scout Annual Pancake Breakfast / Food & Friends Dining Out For Life

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Silent Auction at Christ Church / Capitol Hill Village Annual Gala


APRIL Easter Eggstravaganza at Lincoln Park / Hill Havurah Passover Seder / National Arboretum Plant Sale



MAY Literary Hill Book Fest / CHRS Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour /

Capitol Hill Classic 10K / Front Stage: Capitol Riverfront Concerts begin / US Marine Parades on Friday Evenings/ CHCF Community Achievement Awards Event


JUNE Anacostia Watershed Free Paddling Nights / Capitol Riverfront BID’s Outdoor Concerts / Jazz at the Riverfront LEFT: Fall colors at Congressional Cemetery. Photo: A. Lightman


JULY 4th of July Parade – Barracks Row / 4th of July Concert – US Capitol / Hill Rag Pet Photo Contest AUGUST

National Night Out / Restaurant Week

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SEPTEMBER Barracks Row Fall Festival / Festival on H Street / National Book Festival LOC / Arts on Foot Festival in Penn Quarter

OCTOBER Literary Feast / Blessing of the Animals – Area Churches / Renovators House Tour / Hilloween / Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest

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NOVEMBER Sousa’s Birthday at Congressional Cemetery / Interfaith Thanksgiving Service / Trees for Capitol Hill Annual Fall Planting / 5K Fun Run Benefit at the National Arboretum DECEMBER Brickie Awards Event /Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting / Tree Lighting at Eastern Market Metro / Community Sing-Along with Capital City Symphony


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ABOVE: A tradition, this couple carried their holiday tree home from Eastern Market.






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Accessing Government Services and Information / 311.dc.gov or dial 311 The DC Government provides 311, a centralized starting point for all questions relating to government processes and services. You can request virtually all city services online, such as bulk trash collection or rodent inspection. You can also report concerns, such as missed recycling pick-up or concerns with forhire vehicles. Go online to 311.dc.gov/ citizen/home and create an account, or sign in as a guest and select ‘Request’ to see the full list. You can also track the status of requests you have already submitted and see a list of District apps and maps. Or you can call the Mayor’s Call Center by dialing 311. .

1. Eastern Market

Eastern Market, located at 225 Seventh St. SE, between North Carolina Avenue and C Street, is the oldest remaining public market in DC. Over the years, the market has become a focal point of community life, particularly on weekends when the outdoor farmers line and arts and crafts vendors draw crowds. A designated historic landmark, Eastern Market is protected against wholesale change or demolition. The South Hall of the market, built in 1873, was planned and designed by Adolf Cluss, an engineer and renowned architect who designed the Smithsonian Castle. The center and north halls of the market were added to the building in 1908. Eastern Market is first and foremost a working retail food market. Outdoors along Seventh Street, a farmers line has


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formed on weekends since 1906. Goods for sale range from flowers and fresh vegetables to pies, homemade jams, kindling wood, apple cider and holiday greens in December. South Hall merchants sell a variety of high-quality fresh meats, seafood, poultry, cheese and dairy products, produce, baked goods, flowers and specialty grocery products. As of March 2022, food merchants are open Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market is closed on Mondays. On April 30, 2007, a fire devastated the South Hall of the 146-year-old building, destroying the interior and the stalls of the 13 merchants, some whose families had been operating in the same location for close to 50 years. The fire spurred a public outpouring of support, urging the city to quickly rebuild the beloved community hub. The Capitol Hill Community Foundation administered more than $500,000 —contributed mainly by members of the community—to aid the merchants until the market could be reopened. A temporary East Hall opened across the street in August 2007, allowing the merchants to return. The District reopened the historic Eastern Market at a ribboncutting ceremony on June 26, 2009. The South Hall has returned to its original usage, and post-COVID restrictions, the North Hall hosts community events. The city’s Department of General Services (DGS) manages the market. The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) was formed to advise the city on the selection of a market manager and other market issues. It includes representatives from community organizations such as ANC6B and the Capitol Hill

Eastern Market Capitol Hill Historic District Libraries Parks Parking Permits Trash, Recycling, Composting

Restoration Society. A strategic plan was formulated in 2020 to guide the future of the market. Implementation of the plan could begin in 2022. There is talk of expanding market hours, so confirm before you go at www.easternmarket-dc. org, 202-698-5253

The Flea and Farmers Markets

Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-3pm; Fresh Tuesdays 12pm-4pm. There are actually many distinct arts and crafts/flea markets around the Eastern Market building on weekends. Barry Margeson, the Eastern Market Manager appointed by the DC Department of General Services (DGS), manages the vending on the grounds of the Eastern Market on the 200 block of Seventh St. SE, on the plaza of the adjoining Natatorium (officially the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center). On Saturday and Sunday DGS also manages the market on the 300 block of Seventh Street SE. On weekends, C Street SE is closed to cars between Seventh and Eighth Streets SE (except the entrance to Trader Joe’s parking) for the flea market there. The street is privately owned by Stanton Development and Eastbanc as part of the Hine redevelopment. The developers contract with private market managers to run the flea markets. On Saturdays and Sundays, Michael Berman organizes vendors under Diverse Markets Management (https://diversemarkets.net). See easternmarket.net.

2. Capitol Hill Historic District

The Capitol Hill Historic District is one of the oldest and most architecturally diverse communities in the city.

Capitol Hill reflects the social diversity and economic growth of the early capital. It includes early residential development clustered near the Capitol and Navy Yard, and late-19th and early-20th century housing that was built mostly for middle-class workers. The Historic District was created in 1973 principally through the efforts of members of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS). The designation protects the architectural fabric of the neighborhood. Alterations to facades of houses and similar architectural changes visible to the public require a permit to be obtained from the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). Minor work, such as masonry repairs, roofing or window or door replacement can be approved by the District’s Historic Preservation Office (HPO). Major additions, such as new curb cuts or major alterations to a building’s facade must be submitted to HPRB. The cornerstone of the historic preservation process in the District is the Historic Landmark and Historic District Protection Act of 1978, usually referred to as DC Law 2-144. This law establishes a procedure for official designation of buildings, structures, districts and sites as historic properties and provides for their protection. It states that the mayoral agent will review any permit application for new construction, exterior alteration, demolition or subdivision involving any historic property to ensure the proposed work is compatible. The Capitol Hill Restoration Society (www.chrs. org, 202-543-0425) is a treasure of information about the history of the neighborhood and its homes as well as tips and resources for owning and maintaining a home in the historic district.

Historic District & Preservation

Capitol Hill Restoration Society 420 Tenth St. SE 202-543-0425, www.chrs.org Consisting of nearly 1,000 members, CHRS provides guidance on the preservation of historic sites and buildings on the Hill and conveys their views to governments and other organizations on issues affecting the Capitol Hill community. See also the entry in the Community Resources section of this guide. DC Historic Preservation Office 1100 Fourth St. SW, Suite 650 East 202-442-7600 planning.dc.gov/page/historic-preservation-office The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) maintains the District Inventory of Historic Sites, a listing of federally designated landmarks and historic districts,

makes recommendations on construction affecting those properties, and is a space for community Involvement in historic preservation. On the Hill, the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (www. chrs.org) is also a great source of information about the Capitol Hill Historic District. For advice on how to research historic period design and preservation methods, contact the National Trust for Historic Preservation at 202-588-6000, or visit www.nationaltrust.org.

3. Libraries

There are five DC Public Libraries (DCPL) in Ward 6. Depending on COVID restrictions, many offer activities for all ages, lessons and event space. Call the branch directly for hours or visit the DC Public Library website at www.dclibrary.org.



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Northeast Branch 330 Seventh St. NE, 202-698-3320 Southeast Branch 403 Seventh St. SE, 202-698-3377 A modernization project is currently underway that will expand the existing library from 8,500 sf to 19,925 square feet. As of March 2022, the project is in the design phase, but construction could begin in winter 2022. That will close the library until work is complete, expected to be sometime in 2024. The Southwest Library 900 Wesley Pl. SW, 202-724-4298 Northwest One Library 155 L St. NW, 202-939-5946 Rosedale Library 1701 Gales St. NE, 202-727-5012

Library Support Groups

Many branches of the DC Public Library have a civic support group referred to as the ‘Friends’ of that branch. The Friends of the Library are dedicated to improving the library and encouraging its use. They publicize the library, encourage gifts and donations, provide volunteer assistance and work with the libraries to develop services for the community. Many host events such as book sales on a regular basis. Get involved by contacting your group using the information below. Friends of the Northeast Branch Library 330 Seventh St. NE 202-698-3320 www.facebook.com/Friends-of-the-Northeast-Library-140135376053962 dclibrary.org/northeast Friends of the Rosedale Library 1701 Gales St. NE 202-727-5012 dclibraryfriends.org/rosedale Friends of the Southeast Library 403 Seventh St. SE 202-698-3377 dclibraryfriends.org/Southeast


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Friends of the Southwest Library 900 Wesley Place SW, 202-724-4752 www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Southwest-Library-133460770058384

include a celebration pavilion, picnic area, restrooms, playground and picnic areas, parking, and green space. Fields are available for reservation at rfkfields.com

Capitol Hill is also home to the Folger Shakespeare Library (202-544-4600, 201 East Capitol St. SE, www.folger.edu), and the Library of Congress (202-707-5000, 101 Independence Ave. SE, www.loc.gov). The Folger is under construction and is expected to fully reopen in 2023. When it is open, it has special exhibitions, lectures and plays in the Elizabethan Theatre. Use of the reading room is closed during construction, although reference librarians are available to answer questions. Visit the website for more information. The Library of Congress is housed in three buildings along First Street SE, between C and East Capitol Streets. The library has a variety of events scheduled each month, many of which were virtual during the pandemic – including readings, movies, concerts and exhibits. You must register for a reader identification card to access the library’s collection. The registration office is in room LM133 of the Madison Building, at Second Street and Independence Avenue SE.

DC Parks and Recreation 202-673-7647 dpr.dc.gov, dpr@dc.gov Administers: • Garfield Park – 200 F St. SE • Eastern Market Metro Plaza Park – 700 & 800 blocks Pennsylvania Ave. SE • Dennis Dolinger Memorial Park – Intersection Potomac Avenue with 15th and G Streets SE • Lansburgh Park – Delaware Ave, between I and M Streets SW • Amidon Field – 4th at G Streets SW • Love Joy Park – E at 12th St NE • Multiple Triangle Parks throughout the Hill

4. Parks

The Capitol Hill neighborhood contains many parks and public green spaces. These spaces are administered by a variety of government agencies and other organizations: Architect of the Capitol 202-224-6645, www.aoc.gov Administers: Providence Park (south of Folger Park), Second & E Streets SE Capitol Riverside Youth Sports Park (CRYSP) The Fields at RFK 401 Oklahoma Ave. NE 202-539-9555, rfkfields.com Opened in June 2019 the Fields at RFK are part of the Events DC portfolio. They are operated daily by Capitol Riverside Youth Sports Park (CRYSP). Amenities

National Park Service – Capitol Hill National Capital Parks – East 202-690-5185 nps.gov/cahi/index.htm Administers: • Folger Park – 2nd & D Streets SE • Lincoln Park – 11th & East Capitol St SE • Marion Park – 4th & E Streets SE • Stanton Park – 4th & C Streets NE • Seward Square – 4th & Pennsylvania Ave. SE • Anacostia Park (including Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Marsh as well as ‘Section F’ near RFK Stadium) • Multiple triangle parks throughout the Hill (i.e., Massachusetts Avenue at 3rd Street NE). Capitol Riverfront BID 1100 New Jersey Ave. SE, Suite 1010 202-465-7093, Capitolriverfront.org Manages: • Yards Park – 355 Water St., SE • Canal Park – Second & M Streets, SE Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Partnership with Coastal Properties Management Diamond Teague Park First Street & Potomac Avenue SE Dockmaster: 202-595-5166 capitolriverfront.org/go/diamond-teaguepark

Partnership with Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region Kingman and Heritage Islands Park 202-488-0627 ext. 232, kingmanisland.org

Friends of Parks

Friends of Garfield Park garfieldparkwashingtondc.org The group’s mission is to foster improvement and maintenance of Garfield Park (bordered by New Jersey Ave. SE, Virginia Ave. SE, Third St. SE and North Carolina Ave. SE). They host monthly park cleanups and maintain a calendar of events on their website. Friends of Lincoln Park In 2022, residents in the area successfully established an official Friends group to work in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) to program, maintain and improve Lincoln Park. Priorities include repairs to playgrounds and green space as well as community events. For more information or to join, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lincolnparkdc/ or email FriendsofLincolnParkDC@gmail.com.

5. Parking Permits

Resident Parking Permits 311, dmv.dc.gov/service/residentialparking-permits The Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program is designed to allow DC DMVregistered private vehicles to be parked without restriction in a designated area around the vehicle’s registered address. An RPP is a permit number on your vehicle registration sticker, which is placed on the driver’s side of the windshield. Residents of participating blocks and their visitors are eligible for permits that exempt them from the two-hour parking limitation that is effective Monday through Friday. Not all residential blocks are zoned for RPP. You can see District RPP blocks at opendata.dc.gov/datasets/ residential-parking-permit-blocks RPP stickers are issued by DMV as part of the registration process or can be requested online at the above link. Permits are $35 for one year or $25/year for seniors 65+. Applicants without DC vehicle registration must also provide

a valid reciprocity permit – proof of residency such as a notarized lease or utility bill. Commercial vehicles are not eligible for a permit. The period of enforcement for RPP is generally Mon. to Sat. from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Residents of individual blocks can request different enforcement hours by petitioning the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). The process involves getting 51 percent of residents on a block to sign a petition, available Congressional Cemetery at sunrise. Photo: Victor Romero online at ddot.dc.gov (one adult signature per household). The ANC must also home health aide and contractor parkapprove the change. ing permits via a single online portal. RPP-holding residents who live on Residents and visitors must first metered streets are exempt from meter register themselves on the system, enfees except along commercial corridors tering their address and identification, such as Barracks Row. In the neighborusually a driver's license. hoods south of Pennsylvania Avenue Once a resident account is veribetween Ninth Street SE and Ninth Street fied and approved, they can view their SW and north of the Frederick Douglass dashboard and unique code by clicking Memorial Bridge some areas have red “get visitor codes.” They can share and white signs along one side of the that code with a visitor and manage street where only residents and their visitor requests to park. All parking visitors can park, while the opposite is controlled by the resident’s unique side of the street allows the standard code and linked to the license plate of two-hour parking for non-residents as the visiting vehicle. indicated by the green and white signs. Health home aides and contractors must also register for an account, Visitor Parking Pass (Annual) entering their registration information Prior to the introduction of ParkDC, (with the Department of Health and DeDDOT provided a Visitor Parking Pass partment of Consumer and Regulatory (VPP) to all eligible District residents on Affairs) as well as a code provided by Residential Permit Parking (RPP) zoned the resident. Contractors are required blocks to permit guests to park for more to pay a $10 fee. than two hours. While the placard VPP The new permits must be printed, is being phased out the 2020 Annual either by the resident or the visitor, Visitor Parking Passes remain valid and displayed on vehicle dashboards. through at leastApril 14, 2022. Learn more about ParkDC or get information online at the ParkDC PerParkDC mits website (parkdc.com), the ParkDC 202-671-2631 Permits mobile app, by going to a DDOT ParkDC.com kiosk, or by calling the 24-hour, 7-day ParkDC is a new, centralized digital syscall center at 202-671-2631. Application tem that allows DC residents and their for permits can be made by telephone. visitors to manage visitor, temporary, FAGON GUIDE 2022


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6. Trash, Recycling and Composting

Abandoned Vehicles, Alley Cleaning, Bulk Trash, Garbage Cans, Holiday Tree Collection, Illegal Dumping, Rats


dpw.dc.gov/service/trash-collection, dpw. dc.gov/service/recycling-collection

City cleaning services are provided through the Department of Public Works (DPW). Call the citywide call center at 311 or go online to report a problem site that needs to be cleaned, or trash that has been illegally dumped. Abandoned or Dangerous Vehicles To be considered abandoned, a vehicle must have been parked on public space for more than 48 hours or on private property for more than 30 days and also exhibit two of the following characteristics: extensive damage (wrecked, burned); inoperable (no engine, missing tires); or a lack of valid tags or a valid registration sticker. To report an abandoned or dangerous vehicle, call the DC Citywide Call Center at 311 or Parking Enforcement Management Administration (PEMA) at (202) 541-6083 24 hours a day, seven days a week; or submit an online service request at dpw. dc.gov/service/removal-abandoned-anddangerous-vehicles. DPW will investigate within three days and the issue will be resolved within five days on public and 45 days on private property. Alley Cleaning DPW cleans alleys on a rotating basis – in Ward 6 approximately every six weeks between March and October. But alleys reported by residents or identified by DPW as dirty receive priority. Residents and business owners must assist by keeping alleys clean; picking up loose trash and litter; controlling weeds by cutting overgrowth; and preventing overhanging tree limbs. If your alley has not been cleaned, call the DC Call Center for a special clean-up, or submit a clean-up request online. Special requests are investigated within three days and


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resolved within seven to 28 days. Call 311, or (202) 737-4404. dpw.dc.gov. Bulk Trash Collection


DPW provides bulk collection by appointment to District households with three or fewer dwelling units. See a list of what is acceptable at https://dpw. dc.gov/service/bulk-trash-collection. A maximum of seven items can be picked up at one time and should be placed where regular trash is collected after 6:30 p.m. the day before and no later than 6 a.m. the day of scheduled pick up; subsequent pickups must be scheduled for additional items. Call 311 or visit www.311.dc.gov to schedule an appointment. Residents can also drop off bulk trash at the Fort Totten Transfer station. Be sure to bring along your driver’s license for proof of DC residency. Contact 311 to report any abandoned bulk trash items. Composting – Food Waste and Yard Waste The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DCDPR) now offers composting (food waste and yard waste) at over 50 co-operative community/school garden sites around the District. Members need to take a short class to qualify to participate in this program. Visit dpr.dc.gov/page/community-compostcooperative-network to find the nearest participating garden near you and the contact person. DC residents can earn a rebate of $75 on home compost systems, but attendance at a workshop is required. See the schedule at https://zerowaste. dc.gov/homecomposting or email zero. waste@dc.gov to be notified when they are scheduled. DPW currently offers weekly and year-round food waste drop-off at three farmers markets (Eastern Market, Dupont Circle, and Columbia Heights) while food scrap drop-offs operate in every ward during the growing season. Note that no meat or dairy products are allowed. For more information, visit dpw.

dc.gov/foodwastedropoff Garbage Cans/Recycling Cans The District issues trash and recycling bins at those residences where the Department of Public Works (DPW) collects trash, usually in buildings with three units or less. Free bins are issued to new residents. Call the Mayor’s Call Center, place an order and the District will deliver the cans to your home, free of charge, within a week. Call 311 or visit dpw.dc.gov. Damaged bins must be purchased for a price ranging from $45 to $62.50 depending on size; discounts are available to seniors. Theft of trash cans is a re-occurring problem, and DPW recommends residents put their address on the side and top and record the serial number. Request trash carts (for twice-perweek collection) and Supercans (for once-per-week collection) at 311.dc.gov/ citizen/servicetypes/list. For details see dpw.dc.gov/service/recycling-containerrepair-and-purchase, contact 311 or call 202-737-4404. Electronic Equipment (E-Waste Recycling, Document Shredding, Hazardous Waste Disposal, and Paint Drop-Off E-Waste includes unwanted computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers and fax machines. Proper disposal prevents substances such as lead and mercury from leaking into the environment. Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) includes household products that are poisonous or can cause a fire; harm DPW workers; explode or release fumes when exposed to air, water or chemicals. The Fort Totten Transfer Station located at 4900 John F. McCormack Dr. NE offers drop off services for all of these materials as well as paint on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is an additional HHW, E-cycling and paint drop off event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Thursday preceding the first Saturday of the month. Personal document shredding services are also provided to District residents at Fort Totten on the first Saturday

of each month from 7 a.m. to 2 pm.. Visit the website for a list of acceptable materials and a detailed schedule. dpw. dc.gov/service/household-hazardouswaste-e-cycling-document-shredding Holiday Tree Collection The District collects holiday trees (stripped of ornaments and decorations, and unbagged) from residences serviced by DPW, usually single-family homes and apartments or condo buildings with three or fewer units. Trees are (usually) collected for a period of two to three weeks starting in the second week of January. Trees must be placed where trash and recycling are collected on your regularly scheduled pick up days. Residents may also bring trees and greenery to the Fort Totten Transfer Station located at 4900 John F. McCormack Dr. NE. Illegal Dumping

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Illegal dumping encompasses more than just the obvious case of someone depositing an old mattress in an alley at night. Trash or piles of debris not In proper containers or points of collection, set out in unsanitary manner, or on a vacant lot or public property are cases of Illegal dumping. Fines for illegal dumping can be as high as $5,000 for the first offense. DPW also offers rewards of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an illegal dumper. Call 311 or go online to report and provide: the location of the dumping; make, model and tag number of vehicles involved; time and date of dumping; nature of materials dumped. Leaves and Yard Waste The District vacuums leaves from each street twice between November and January. Cleanup is based on the schedule included in a Leaf Collection Map, distributed to each District household during the fall of each year. Leaves must be raked to the curb by Sunday of the collection week. Place leaves in a paper

bag or rake them into a pile in the tree box space or at the curb if there is no tree box. Leaves from the rear of the property can be placed wherever trash and recyclables are collected. Pickup is limited to seven bags per address. Do not pile leaves in the street, or block gutters or storm drains and try to avoid parking on leaf piles. Contact the DC Call Center (311) if leaves have not been vacuumed or a special circumstance requires assistance. DPW investigates all complaints within three days and guarantees resolution within two weeks. Call 311 or visit dpw.dc.gov for more info or to sign up for a leaf collection reminder. Starting August 16, 2021 DPW switched to yard waste collection by request in addition to collection with trash. Make an appointment for collection by calling 311 or making an online request. Waste must be in paper bags. DPW collects up to 20 bags yard waste (bagged leaves, grass clippings, weeds, bulbs, uprooted plants or branches tied Into 4-foot lengths). If your trash is collected twice a week, place yard waste out on the second day. Tree limbs, stumps, dirt, stones, concrete and broken flower pots will not be collected, and DPW will only collect yard waste from residences that it services for trash and recycling. Trash will be prioritized over yard waste, so the latter will be collected as space permits. Note that while vacuumed leaves are composted, yard waste is not. Rats

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If you see rats around your home, contact the Animal Services Rodent and Animal Control call center immediately for assistance at 202-535-1954. The Department of Health (DOH) food protection program will initiate enforcement at food establishments if needed. DOH abatement efforts utilize registered products to bait rodents in outdoor burrows on public property. DOH also will bait rodents on private property. Improperly

stored or maintained dumpsters can result in a fine of up to $500. To discourage rodents, store garbage and especially food waste in metal or heavy plastic containers with tight lids. Place trash outside shortly before pickup, and don’t leave plastic garbage bags out overnight. Remove weeds and debris near buildings and in yards to avoid giving rats a place to hide. Pet food should not be left outside and both pet food and birdseed should be stored in a secure container. Sweep up food remains, litter, and trash inside and outside your home. Inspect your basement and house for cracks and holes, and seal them with mortar. Check for burrow entrances in retaining walls, tree stumps, and boxes. Recycling


The Department of Public Works (DPW) provides recycling services for residents of DC whose trash is also collected by the department. Residents are issued a recycling container, and recycling pickups coincide with residential trash collections. In twice-weekly trash collection neighborhoods, recycling is collected on either the first or second collection day. Visit collectionday.dcgis.dc.gov for your street’s recycling schedule. Call the Mayor’s Call Center at 311 or the recycling hotline at 202-645-8245 or visit dpw.dc.gov/service/recycling-containerrepair-and-purchase if you need an additional or replacement cart or bin. Visit DPW’s website or zerowaste. dc.gov for a complete listing of recycling “dos and don’ts” and a “What Goes Where” app that helps demystify what can and cannot be recycled in the District. Recycle glass, plastic, and metal food and beverage containers; rinse containers; you do not have to remove lids; all material must be clean. Call 202645-8245 (the recycling hotline), or visit zerowaste.dc.gov to find collection days, request bins, report missed collections or request bulk trash pick-up (for furniture, mattresses or other large Items; see Bulk Trash Collection above). u FAGON GUIDE 2022


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he Hill is a close-knit village. It is also located in a major metropolitan area where crime is an element of daily life. Capitol Hill is protected by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the US Capitol Police (USCP). Responsibility for policing Capitol Hill is shared between MPD’s First and Fifth Districts. USCP handles security on the US Capitol grounds. Residents are encouraged to attend local police meetings and get to know their neighborhood officers. Contact information is available on the MPD webpage. Officers want to hear from residents and are interested in developing relationships to encourage communication that will assist in crime-fighting efforts.

Report Suspicious Activity

Community members are the eyes and ears of the MPD. Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If you see suspicious activity, immediately call 911. When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include: • Brief description of the activity. • Date, time and location of the activity. • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed. • Descriptions of vehicles. • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone.

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Your name and contact information. • A photo or video, if you can safely take one. DO NOT put yourself in harm’s way to obtain a photograph. Citizens can also call the DC Crime Solvers Tip Line at 1-800-6732777 or message the Text Tip Line anonymously at 50411.

Text to 911

If location services are enabled on your phone you can text 911 to get help. Residents should use voicecall 911 where appropriate. The text system is best for cases where the caller has difficulty hearing or speaking, or where a voice call might put the caller in additional danger. Situations suited for Text to 911 include: • Situations where a person is the victim of a crime and the perpetrator is still in the area, such as an assault, robbery, or a domestic violence incident. • When people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have a speech disability need to reach 911.

Text the Tip Line at 50411

You can anonymously send tips, pictures or video to MPD via text message 24 hours and day, seven days a week. Send messages via the Text Tip Line at 50411. Tips on serious or violent crimes will be Investigated by members of the police department. Message and data rates may apply. Because the Text Tip line is anonymous, the sender will not receive a response to the original message. The anonymous text tip line is not an emergency number, so if you witness a crime in progress or have an emergency that requires the police, please call 911.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

Like other cities in the nation, the District

experienced an increase in carjackings, auto thefts, and unauthorized use of vehicle offenses in its communities during the pandemic. Many of these crimes occur as residents travel to and from public transportation hubs or when people leave where they are visible inside a parked or unlocked car. MPD tips to avoid becoming a target of theft from vehicles: Always lock your car. • • Never leave your vehicle idling/ running unattended – even if your key fob is on you, someone can still drive off with your car until it stops or gas runs out. • Always keep track of your keys, never leave them inside the vehicle. • Do not leave children unattended inside your vehicle. • Park in a safe spot.

Stay alert and aware of your surroundings. • If you see suspicious activity, report it anonymously by calling 202-727-9099. • If you are a victim of a crime, report it immediately by calling 911. When victims are robbed on the street, the target is frequently personal electronics and cash. Here are some commonsense steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of robbery: • Pay attention to your surroundings, particularly to passersby. Walk purposefully and with confidence. • DO NOT walk and text as this prevents situational awareness. • Talking on a cell phone, texting or listening to music can blind you to nearby threats. FAGON GUIDE 2022


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Walk in groups in well-lighted areas. Avoid alleys where possible. Do not display your personal electronics such as cell phones or tablets. Make sure to enable your phone’s tracking system as well as know your login and password to track your phone in the case of loss or theft. Do not use ATMs located in remote areas. Make sure to grasp any backpack or handbag with your hand at all times. Always lock your car and shut all windows. Never leave anything of value visible in your car. Lock your car when getting gas.

Most importantly, trust your gut instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a situation, there is usually a good reason. If something feels awry, call 911. If you see something, say something.

Secure Your Home

When citizens head to work, criminals head to residential neighborhoods. It is important to secure homes against burglaries. Here are some commonsense tips: Ensure your home is secured-lock • all doors and windows. • Close blinds, shades and curtains. • Make sure all doors have wellinstalled dead bolt locks. • Secure sliding doors with a dowel or broom stick on their inside track. • Lock double-hung windows with key locks. • Do not hide keys on the outside of your home. • Install bright exterior lighting. • Install security cameras outside and alert police if you have footage of a crime on your street. Rebates are available through the Private Security Camera Incentive Program. Visit www.ovsjg.dc.gov or contact the Office of Victim


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Services and Justice Grants at security.cameras@dc.gov or 202727-5124 for more information. Install bars on lower windows, and do not leave items in view from windows. Consider a steel door and frame. Contact the First or Fifth District for a free security survey of your home. Get to know your immediate neighbors.

Crime reports can be filed by citizens online at mpdc.dc.gov/service/filepolice-report-online or by calling 911.

Know Your Neighborhood

The MPD provides daily crime information through the First and Fifth District Google Groups. • groups.google.com/ forum/#!forum/official-mpd-1d • groups.google.com/ forum/#!forum/official-mpd-5d Learn more and sign up at https://support.google.com/groups/ answer/1067205?hl=en Citizens can also follow the MPD on Twitter @DCPoliceDept. General public safety alerts are available by following @DC_HSEMA, and there Is an unofficial feed of the DC Alert System @AlertDCio.

Camera Rebate Programs

The District encourages residents and businesses to Install security cameras on their property and register them with MPD. The Private Security Camera Rebate Program offers up to $200 per camera (maximum $500) for residents, business, nonprofits and religious Institutions. The Private Security Camera Voucher Program offers cameras free to residents who receive public assistance. MPD will ask registered participants to share footage from the cameras to assist in solving crimes. Learn more by calling 202-727-5124.

Crime Cards

Information on District crime is also available through the DC Crime Card app. Users can search by crime type, weapon, date and location. The app displays result in maps, charts and tables showing, for instance, where the crimes took place in the selected area, or change over time. Alternatively, the data set can be downloaded. You can use the crime cards at dcatlas.dcgis. dc.gov/crimecards/

Police Service Areas (PSA)

To help facilitate the partnership between the police and the public, the First and Fifth Districts are subdivided into several Police Service Areas (PSAs) and three Sector Police regions. You can find out what PSA you live in by searching your address at http://geospatial. dcgis.dc.gov/PSAFinder/ Monthly PSA meetings conducted in a local venue provide a forum for residents to bring criminal activity and quality of life issues to MPD’s attention and learn what actions are already in place to prevent and reduce crime in the community. This is face-to-face time where you can discuss issues of concern and get to know the police officers assigned to patrol within the PSA. It’s also a great place to meet your neighbors. The schedule for PSA meetings is available at www.mpdc.gov. While PSAs function at the neighborhood level, the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) represents the entire police district. The role of a CAC is to advise a district commander on policing and neighborhood issues that impact crime and the quality of life within a community. The schedule is available at www.mpdc.gov. First District Station 101 M St. SW 202-698-0555 First District Substation 1-D-1 500 E St. SE 202-698-0068

Fifth District Station 1805 Bladensburg Rd NE 202-698-0150 US Capitol Police 202-224-1677

When You Don’t Need the Police

Agency and Nonprofit Support Sometimes you want to call for help, but don’t necessarily need law enforcement. There are several numbers you can call to access support and services for those in crisis. Child and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Service (ChaMPS) 202-481-1440 catholiccharitiesdc.org/ champs This is an emergency response service for children, teenagers and adolescent adults who are having a mental health or behavioral health crisis. ChaMPS works in close partnership with hospitals and police to provide help for children living in DC facing a behavioral or mental health crisis. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for children and youth ages 6 to 17 or those ages 18 to 21 if they are in the care and custody of the DC Child and Family Services Agency. Community Response Team (Adult Mental Health Crisis) 35 K St. NE 202-673-9300 dbh.dc.gov/service/community-response-team A 24/7 multidisciplinary direct service team that supports adults who are experiencing emotional, psychiatric or substance use vulnerabilities to promote service engagement and overall behavioral health and wellness.

2Crime Victim Hotline chat 1-844-4HELPDC 1-844-443-5732, dcvictim.org Available 24/7 by telephone, text or online chat, the hotline provides information, resources and referrals to victims of crimes committed in DC. It is operated through a partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants with the National Center for Victims of Crime. DC Rape Crisis Hotline 202-333-7273 dcrcc.org The DCRCC crisis hotline (202333-7273) offers information about the DC Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program which includes a medical evidentiary exam, emergency contraception, pregnancy and STI testing. You can also call the DC Victim Hotline (1-844443-5732) directly to reach the on-call sexual assault examiner, who will accompany you to MedStar Washington Hospital Center Emergency Department. Transportation will be provided if needed. You also have the option to go directly to Washington Hospital Center (110 Irving St. NW). dcrcc.org DC Shelter Hotline 1-800-535-7252 or (202) 399-7093 dhs.dc.gov/page/ how-contact-us The hotline shelter is available 24 hours a day. Shelters provide a warm and safe place to stay and offer additional support services and case management. Transportation is also available. They will bring individuals to a warm and safe place to stay. Between November 1 and March 31, when the temperature or wind chill is 32 or below, the District of Columbia issues a Hypothermia Alert. On a Hypothermia Alert Day, the District is obligated by law to make shelter available. u

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he residents of Capitol Hill benefit from the tremendous number of community organizations that create art, build community and help those in need. But those community organizations can also benefit from the skill and talent Hill residents have to offer. With increased need over the past year, many organizations are rebuilding their volunteer corps and

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face increased demands with fewer staff. The Hill’s greatest asset has always been its people. Below, find ways you can help, or find other opportunities to give back or volunteer under Community Resources in this section of the Guide.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Since March 2020, DC nonprofit Serve Your City has served as the lead partner for Ward 6 Mutual Aid (W6MA), responding to the COVID-19 crisis by coordinating efforts among grassroots organizers, passionate volunteers and communitybased organizations that have been doing the work since long before the pandemic. With the motto, “We keep us safe,” the community provides food, supplies and assistance to neighbors in a wide variety of areas, from education, health and well-being to advocacy. Get information on how to help or make donations to the effort at ServeYourCityDC.org.

Build Community

About 85 percent of the services delivered to seniors by Capitol Hill Village (CHV, capitolhillvillage.org) and Waterfront Village (dcwaterfrontvillage.org) in Southwest are provided by volunteers, from driving and medical advocacy, to changing lightbulbs. Individuals and households are encouraged to visit the website for more information on how to get involved.

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tol Hill Community Foundation (CHCF, www.capitolhillcommunityfoundation. com) supports activities, projects and organizations that enrich the lives of residents and celebrate the history of the Capitol Hill community. Funded entirely by annual donations from Capitol Hill residents and businesses, the Foundation proudly directs every dollar contributed to grants, more than $10 million since it was founded in 1989. All administrative costs are covered by the members of the Board of Directors.


A citywide urban forestry nonprofit established in 2001, Casey Trees restores,

enhances, and protects DC’s tree canopy. They engage thousands of volunteers of all ages in planting and caring for trees in our neighborhoods. To get updates on community events and opportunities to take action, sign up for their weekly e-newsletter, the Leaflet, at caseytrees. org/getupdates. Anacostia Riverkeeper (www.anacostiariverkeeper.org) works to restore and protect the Anacostia River and create opportunities for the community to connect to it. Volunteer, donate, report pollution, try catch-and-release fishing at Diamond Teague Park, and explore the river on a free River Explorer Boat Tour. u FAGON GUIDE 2022


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Community Resources BEAUTIFICATION / ENVIRONMENT Anacostia Community Boathouse Association (ACBA) 1900 M St. SE anacostiaboathouse.org Dedicated to safe and environmentally responsible recreation on the Anacostia River, this thriving rowing and paddling sport center’s member organizations hold free Learn-to-Row and Learn-to-Paddle clinics as well as competitive and recreational programs for all ages and abilities. Anacostia Riverkeeper 515 M St. SE, Ste. 218 202-863-0158, anacostiariverkeeper.org info@anacostiariverkeeper.org Anacostia Riverkeeper works to restore and protect the Anacostia River and create opportunities for the community to connect to it. Volunteer, donate, report pollution, try catch-and-release fishing at Diamond Teague Park, and explore the river on a free River Explorer Boat Tour. Capitol Hill Garden Club capitolhillgardenclub.org Brings together people interested in gardening, landscaping and the environment. Members can enjoy lectures, demonstrations, workshops and tours, undertake community projects and contribute to garden and beautification projects in our neighborhood. Post COVID, meetings are held monthly at Northeast Library. See the calendar for online events and an application to join. Casey Trees 3030 12th St. NE 202-833-4010, caseytrees.org A citywide urban forestry nonprofit established in 2001, Casey Trees restores, enhances, and protects DC’s tree canopy. They engage thousands of volunteers of


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all ages in planting and caring for trees in our neighborhoods. To get updates on community events and opportunities to take action, sign up for their weekly e-newsletter, the Leaflet, at caseytrees. org/getupdates. Monique Johnson Anacostia River Center, Earth Conservation Corps 1520 First St. SE 202-479-4505 earthconservationcorps.org This organization engages neighborhood youth to reclaim the Anacostia River, providing them with leadership skills and environmental education to set them on a path to a career in conservation or science. Programs include school-based STEM programs/environmental education and service opportunities. Public programs include community volunteer days and Friday Night Fish lab during the summers. Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) 3501 New York Ave. NE 202-544-8733, fona.org FONA is a nonprofit organization established to enhance support for the US National Arboretum. They focus on environmental preservation, plant research, preservation of urban green space, education and community outreach. Regular programs include the Washington Youth Garden, annual Garden Fair & Plant Sale, Dinner Under the Stars, and 5K fun runs in the spring and fall. To volunteer or to learn more, please complete the form found on their website or call 202-544-8733 Trees for Capitol Hill (TFCH) treesforcapitolhill.org 202-329-7864 mark@treesforcapitolhill.org TFCH is dedicated to restoring the tree canopy of the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Volunteers work to help renew, restore and refresh the diversity of trees that make Capitol Hill so pleasantly green. TFCH organizes a day of tree planting each year, typically the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and works closely with the DC Department of Urban Forestry for permitting and with neighbors for proper site selection.

BUSINESS & MERCHANT GROUPS Barracks Row Main Street 507 Eighth St. SE 202-544-3188, barracksrow.org BRMS works to preserve and enhance Capitol Hill’s historic Eighth Street SE commercial corridor and to support its business community. Barracks Row Main Street operates an active façade improvement program. It also organizes festivals, a culinary crawl, promotions and celebrations throughout the year for merchants and residents of the area. CHAMPS PO Box 15486 Wash., DC 20003 202-547-7788, capitolhill.org champs@capitolhill.org, tonyt@capitolhill.org As a local Chamber of Commerce, the Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals (CHAMPS) is a dynamic organization of business and community leaders dedicated to a strong economic environment for the Capitol Hill neighborhood. CHAMPS advocates, connects, and promotes Capitol Hill businesses. Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) 1451 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Unit 1 202-842-3333, capitolhillbid.org The Capitol Hill BID is funded through an assessment on commercial property owners who are dedicated to keeping Capitol

The Capitol Hill BID’s Men in Blue march in the annual July 4 parade on Barracks Row. Photo: Andrew Lightman

Hill a clean and safe place to live, work and conduct business, while remaining a national and cultural tourist destination. The BID provides services that augment, not replace, services that the DC government provides. These include security, street cleaning, maintenance and graffiti removal; streetscape improvements, marketing and promotional services; as well as community outreach. Capitol Riverfront BID capitolriverfront.org @CapitolRiverFront Capitol Riverfront is the District’s fastest growing neighborhood, located five blocks south of the US Capitol Building, situated between I-395 and the Anacostia River. New restaurants, retail, hotels, and residences are opening every month in Capitol Riverfront; and there is always something new to discover in Yards Park, Canal Park, and other open spaces of the community. The BID’s website and weekly Front Page News newsletter are direct lines to current events like drive-in movies, concerts, and fitness classes; as well as ongoing development including Buzzard Point and Phase II of The Yards. For more information and to subscribe to the weekly Front Page News e-blast, visit www.capitolriverfront.org. Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) 202-698-5253 easternmarket-dc.org/emcac The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) is the District’s legislatively established body entrusted with advisory and oversight responsibilities for the operations, management and renovation of Eastern Market. It consists of representatives from community organizations, ANCs, the offices of District elected officials, vendors, merchants and

professionals that do business on Capitol Hill. Public meetings are generally held on the last Wednesday of each month. Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS) 700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, 2nd Floor 202-853-9810 easternmarketmainstreet.org info@easternmarketmainstreet.org EMMS, a designated DC Main Streets program from the Department of Small and Local Business Development, supports small businesses and fosters a vibrant, neighborhood-serving corridor through public and private space improvements, capacity-building resources for small businesses, and events and campaigns. H Street Main Street (HSMS) hstreet.org The main goal of HSMS is to support lasting, comprehensive revitalization in one of DC’s most historic neighborhoods. The annual H Street Festival is a widely anticipated and enjoyable event. A streetcar provides service between the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro and the Minnesota Avenue metro. Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) 420 Fourth St. SW 202-618-3515, swbid.org The Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) works on public infrastructure, beautification, and programming throughout the neighborhood. The work of the SWBID is to make the community more connected, beautiful, and a catalyst for possibilities in which people and businesses thrive in a commonplace. The BID weaves together three distinct areas in the 500 acres south of the National Mall: Federal Center South, the Southwest neighborhood, and The Wharf development.

CHILDREN & YOUTH*** For Love of Children (FLOC) 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-462-8686, floc.org Provides educational services beyond the classroom to help students succeed from first grade through college and career. 300 volunteers helped 600 students last year in the Neighborhood Tutoring Program, Scholars Program for grades 6-12 and the Outdoor Education Center where students experience kayaking, rock climbing, swimming at 10-day camp experiences. Little Lights Urban Ministries 760 Seventh St. SE 202-548-4021, littlelights.org Little Lights is a non-profit Christian ministry organization dedicated to helping under-served kids, teens, adults and families on Capitol Hill and Southeast Washington, DC. With the help of more than 500 volunteers annually, Little Lights provides tutoring, mentoring and healthy meals for kids; internships for teens and young adults; job search assistance and job training for adults; and parenting classes, resources and diapers for families. They also manage a landscaping enterprise, the Clean Green Team, which does hundreds of jobs annually on the Hill. Visit the website to see how you can volunteer. RealTalk DC 651 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-9355 whitman-walker.org/youth-services RealTalk DC is the main youth program of Whitman Walker, connecting youth 13-24 to free health resources, offering inclusive sexual education, HIV/STI and pregnancy testing and offering a safe place for selfexpression. There are regular game, trivia and movie nights. Youth Services are about education, prevention and helping youth understand health needs. WhitFAGON GUIDE 2022


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man Walker offers youth mental health services, youth and family support and support to youth managing HIV care. No appointment is needed. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday (except 6 p.m. second Friday of month). Sasha Bruce Youthwork 741 8th St SE 202-675-9340, sashabruce.org Sasha Bruce supports children and youth aged 0 - 24 experiencing homelessness or at risk in DC and Prince George’s County. At the Barracks Row Drop-In Center, youth can access survival services (meals, showers, laundry and respite), counseling, after school programming, GED and workforce development, housing assistance, HIV/STI testing and family support. In addition to operating the DCs only emergency home for minors, Sasha Bruce has several specialized homes, including Reid House (90-day emergency housing), Thrive House (Rapid Rehousing), Olaiya’s Cradle (Parenting Youth and Babies and Behavioral Health Supportive Housing through PASSAGES. To learn more about programs or how to provide support visit the website or email info@sashabruce.org. Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocated and Leaders (SMYAL) 410 Seventh St. SE 202-546-5940 smyal.org, supporterinfo@smyal.org SMYAL supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the DC metropolitan area. Through youth leadership, housing, and clinical services, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills and engage their peers and community through service as well as safer sex outreach. For more information, email supporterinfo@smyal.org

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Capitol Hill Community Foundation 419 East Capitol St. SE 202-544-1845 capitolhillcommunityfoundation.com info@capitolhillcommunityfoundation.org An all-volunteer organization, the CHCF supports activities, projects and organi-


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zations that enrich the lives of residents and celebrate the history of the Capitol Hill community. Funded entirely by annual donations from Capitol Hill residents and businesses, the Foundation proudly directs every dollar contributed to grants, more than $10 million since it was founded in 1989. CHCF has launched some major initiatives, including a thriving neighborhood history project, an awards program that honors individuals for distinguished service to the community and the Literary Feast, a series of literary-themed dinners that raises money for school initiatives. CHCF works with community partners in times of crisis.

HEALTH CARE Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC) 1000 New Jersey Ave. SE 202-784-2700 capitalbreastcare.georgetown.edu cbcc@georgetown.edu The CBCC provides breast cancer screening services to women of the DC metropolitan area – regardless of the ability to pay – through clinical services such as exams and screening, community education workshops and research. CBCC relies on volunteers to help promote the health and wellness of DC women. Depending on the type of help you would like to offer, volunteers can work onsite or off-site, during regular office hours or on evenings or weekends.

Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center 713 Maryland Ave. NE 202-546-1018 capitolhillpregnancycenter.org The faith-based center provides free pregnancy tests and information on parenting, adoption, abortion and birth control with medical needs referrals. The center also offers prenatal and parenting classes; holds parenting support meetings; and provides maternity clothes, baby clothes and equipment to those who need them. Donations of new or gently used infant and child items are always appreciated. CHPC offers many volunteer opportunities, from counseling and mentoring patients one-on-one and fundraising to sponsoring a baby shower or diaper drive, general office work and data entry. To sign up and find out more about the opportunities on offer, contact CHPC at 202-546-1018. Library Support Groups (See page 48)

MUTUAL AID Ward 6 Mutual Aid 202-683-9962 serveyourcity.com Since March 2020, Serve Your City has served as the lead partner for Ward 6 Mutual Aid (W6MA), responding to the COVID-19 crisis by coordinating efforts among grassroots organizers, passionate volunteers, and community-based orga-

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fokpcivic@gmail.com, join on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kingmanparkdc or follow @FOKPcivic on Twitter Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) 400 I St. SW seswcbcc.org, info@seswcbcc.org CBCC is a nonprofit that brings together organizations and individuals living or working in ANC 6D, critiques redevelopment proposals as they emerge, and participates in negotiating ANC 6D comJim Guckert of Guerilla Gardeners DC works with munity-benefits agreements. Makeem McNair and Whyte Dawles, two youth from Sasha Bruce Youth Network, to plant rose The mission is to pursue bushes on Barracks Row.Photo: E. O’Gorek opportunities and mobilize stakeholders to strengthen schools, foster development nizations that have been doing the work of local business, and maximize diverse since long before the pandemic. The and affordable housing options. community provides food, supplies and assistance to neighbors in a wide variety North Lincoln Park Neighborhood of areas, from education, health and wellAssociation (NLPNA) being to advocacy. To volunteer or re202-543-3512 quest support, email Ward6MutualAid@ chrs.org/north-lincoln-park-neighborgmail.com, or call Ward 6 Mutual Aid hood-association, hotline from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at 202-683elizabeth_knits@yahoo.com 9962. Make in-kind or financial donations NLPNA sponsors youth activities, by visiting ServeYourCityDC.com neighborhood beautification projects and community-building activities. The Buzz newsletter, which informs residents of important happenings in the neighborNEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS hood, is suspended during the pandemic but copies of past issues are available Eastern Market Metro Community at chrs.org/north-lincoln-park-neighborAssociation (EMMCA) hood-association EMMCA promotes the civic interests and quality of life for residents who live Southwest Action, swdcaction.com near the Eastern Market Metro. This A group of SW residents who organize includes preserving the historic and and advocate for a more equitable, antiaesthetic value of property, as well as racist, and environmentally sustainable presenting the views of EMMCA’s memneighborhood. Meetings are usually the bership to government, public, private first Sunday of the month. Email swdcacand other organizations. To subscribe tion@gmail.com for the time and location to EMMCA MATTERS, send an email to or link for the meeting. marcihilt@aol.com Friends of Kingman Park Civic Association (FOKP) facebook.com/kingmanparkdc FOKP fosters community in the Kingman Park neighborhood of northeast DC. To join the FOKP listserv, please contact

Southwest Neighborhood Assembly P.O. Box 70131 Washington, DC 20024 202-320-4414 swdc.org, thesouthwester.com An all-volunteer organization, SWNA sponsors issue-focused task forces

that focus on emergency preparedness, education, youth, SW history, SW waterfront planning, transportation, parks & recreation and workforce development. SWNA hosts monthly community forums on the fourth Monday (except in July, August and December) at 7:00 p.m. to discuss topics of interest and concern to the community-at-large.

PRESERVATION, HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) 420 Tenth St. SE, 202-543-0425 chrs.org, info@chrs.org IG: capitolHillRestorationDC FB: @CapHRS CHRS was founded in 1955, to promote, preserve, and enhance the historic neighborhood’s architectural and cultural assets. Due to the efforts of CHRS, Capitol Hill won designation as a historic district in 1976. CHRS continues to play a key role in maintaining the integrity and appeal of the neighborhood, a diverse community for over 200 years. CHRS provides guidance on historic preservation, zoning, large scale urban planning, traffic patterns, and environmental concerns. They also offer tours and free presentations on topics in home restoration and repair. Their website includes an event calendar, plus posts highlighting issues of interest to the community. Congressional Cemetery Association 1801 E St. SE, 202-543-0539 congressionalcemetery.org staff@congressionalcemetery.org Established in 1807, the 35-acre Washington Parish Burial Ground is now the oldest national cemetery in the United States. The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery maintains and operates the cemetery, relying on volunteers and donors to preserve the national historic landmark. Free guided tours operate most Saturdays at 11 a.m. April through to November. Open from dawn to dusk every day, the grounds are a popular place for Hill residents to come together and to walk their dogs within the fenced property. FAGON GUIDE 2022


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Membership is required for dog-walking privileges. Fees go directly back to funding the preservation of the cemetery. Check the website for hours and events. Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project 419 East Capitol St. SE Capitolhillhistory.org info@CapitolHillHistory.org The Capitol Hill History Project gives our neighborhood a better knowledge of its past by collecting oral histories from longtime Capitol Hill residents and former residents, sponsoring lectures that explore the history of Capitol Hill and Washington, and promoting and publicizing its collection through its website, CapitolHillHistory.org. Contact them at OverbeckLecture@capitolhillhistory.org to receive email announcements of upcoming lectures. To recommend a neighbor to be interviewed or to volunteer your help, contact info@CapitolHillHistory.org.

SENIORS AARP DC 100 M St. SE, Suite 650 1-866-555384, www.aarp.org/dc AARP DC provides local information, events and support in a wide variety of areas of interest and concern to District seniors. From educational seminars on health and well-being to courses in technology and driving, AARP DC works to advocate for and support seniors. Check out the list of events, seminars and services by visiting www.aarp.org/dc Capitol Hill Village 1355 E St. SE 202-543-1778, capitolhillvillage.org Capitol Hill Village is a member-driven, volunteer-based neighborhood nonprofit created to give older adults living on Capitol Hill and those who care about them the tools and opportunities to experience elderhood as engaged and valued members of the community. Members can access a range of professional and volunteer services—such as tech support, yard work, transportation —as well as educational, social and wellness programs to connect with others who share interests. A care services team provides social workers


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who can help with hospital/rehab/home transitions, navigating long-term care options and more. All are welcome. Visit the website for more information on how to get involved or call the office at 202-5431778 or email info@capitolhillvillage.org Waterfront Village 800 Maine Ave. SW, Unit 200 202-656-1834, dcwaterfrontvillage.org Waterfront Village is a neighborhoodbased membership organization of paid staff, volunteers, and vendors supporting older adults in Southwest DC and Navy Yard who wish to age in place. In addition, Waterfront Village offers a robust calendar of activities that offers at least one event per week. Check out the calendar, which also includes virtual events, at dcwaterfrontvillage.org.

SOCIAL SERVICES Christ Episcopal Church Lunches 620 G St. SE, 202-547-9300 washingtonparish.org Christ Church offers a variety of outreach programs to help families and individuals of Capitol Hill, like making and distributing brown bag lunches for those in need and assisting with the Church of the Brethren Nutrition Program to provide more than 100 hot lunches a day. You can sign up to help at washingtonparish.org/ministries/outreach. Everyone Home DC (formerly Capitol Hill Group Ministry) 415 2nd Street NE, 3rd Floor 202-544-0631, everyonehomedc.org Everyone Home DC supports the holistic needs of individuals and families at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness on Capitol Hill and across DC. Everyone Home DC engages thousands each year through its homelessness prevention, housing, day center, street and medical outreach and supportive services. To learn about the many ways to share your time and talents, visit www.everyonehomedc.org and follow @EveryoneHomeDC. Food Pantry, Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol St. NE 202-543-4200, reformationdc.org

The Food Pantry at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation has served neighbors for almost 30 years, distributing bags of groceries to families in need who live on Capitol Hill. Donations of food, time or money are appreciated. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Karen Carlson through the website, www.reformationdc.org/ in-the-community to learn more. Our Daily Bread (ODB) Capitol Hill United Methodist Church 421 Seward Sq. SE, chumc.net/odb ODB is a food program hosted by CHUMC. Over the past several years, Christ Church—together with six other Capitol Hill churches and businesses—has donated food that provided hearty meals in CHUMC’s Parish Hall for 40-60 of our neighbors in need every Monday to Friday. In response to COVID, ODB was forced to pivot but has continued to feed people each weekday by pulling a wagon filled with food and beverages to housed and unhoused people in the neighborhood. You can help by volunteering or donating. For more information, contact Rob Farley at rfarley7@outlook.com. Good Neighbors Capitol Hill 212 East Capitol St., NE goodneighborscapitolhill.org Good Neighbors Capitol Hill is a coalition of eight Capitol Hill congregations and unaffiliated friends working together since 2016 to provide refugee families in Prince George’s County with support such as funding , furnishings, tutoring and communications. Most of the families are interpreters and their families from Afghanistan along with a few families fleeing violence from Central America. If you have interest in joining a team of volunteers or donating to a fund for special needs to support these families, email info@goodneighborscapitolhill.org St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 301 A St. SE 202-543-0053, stmarks.net The St. Mark’s Outreach Program has made a commitment to work with nine different local programs providing meals and assistance to families and individuals in need. For instance, volunteers prepare sandwiches in support of the Sunday Supper program. Check the website for ways you can contribute. u

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Brown Memorial AME Church 130 14th St. NE 202-543-0473 brownmemorialamec.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 522 Seventh St. SE 202-547-8793 churchofjesuschrist.org

Calvary Episcopal Church 820 Sixth St. NE 202-546-8011 calvarydc.net

Ebenezer United Methodist Church 400 D St. SE 202-544-1415 ebenezerumcdc.org

Capitol Hill Baptist Church 525 A St. NE 202-543-6111 capitolhillbaptist.org

Douglass Memorial United Methodist Church 800 11th St. NE 202-397-1562

Capitol Hill Presbyterian 201 Fourth St. SE 202-547-8676 capitolhillpreschurch.org

Grace Covenant Church 419 Ninth St. SE gracecov.org/capitolhill

Capitol Hill Seventh Day Adventist 914 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-543-1344 capitolhillsdachurch.org

Graceway Baptist Church 921 Penn. Ave. SE (in the Hill Center) 202-618-5833 gracewaydc.com

Capitol Hill United Methodist 421 Seward Sq. SE 202-546-1000 chumc.net

Hill Havurah 212 East Capitol St. NE (at Lutheran Church of Reformation) 202-729-3515 hillhavurah.org

Chabad East DC - American Friends of Lubavitch 630 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-643-5644 chabadeastdc.com

Congregants spill onto the lawn outside Christ Church on Capitol Hill (620 G St. SE) after the first in-person service of the pandemic, June 13, 2021. Photo: E. O’Gorek

Christ City Church 601 15th St. NE (in Miner ES) 202-854-8286 Christcitydc.org Christ Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill 620 G St. SE 202-547-9300 washingtonparish.org


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Christ Our Shepherd Church 801 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-544-9599, christourshepherd.org Christ United Methodist Church 900 Fourth St. SW 202-554-9117 christchurchinthecity.org Church of the Resurrection Seventh Day Adventist 501 E St. SE rezchurch.org

Holy Comforter – St. Cyprian Catholic Church 1357 East Capitol St. SE 202-546-1885 hcscchurch.org Holy Name Catholic Church 920 11th St. NE 202-397-2525 holynameparishdc.org Holy Temple Church of Christ 439 12th St. SE 202-547-8365, htconline.org



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Lane Memorial CME Church 1423 C St. NE 202-547-0407 www.lanememorialdc.org

Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol St. NE 202-543-4200 reformationdc.org

Liberty Baptist Church 527 Kentucky Ave. SE 202-543-7894 libertybaptistchurchdc.org

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church 1636 East Capitol St. NE 202-544-5588 mountmoriahchurch.org

Lincoln Park United Methodist Church 1301 North Carolina Ave. NE 202-543-1318 lpumcdc.org

Mt. Olive Baptist Church 1140 Sixth St. NE 202-544-6678 mtolivebaptistchurch-dc.com

National Community Church 770 M Street SE (Entrance on 7th St) 202-544-0414 national.cc New Hope Freewill Baptist Church 754 11th St. SE 202-547-2661 newhopefwbc.org Northeast Holy Trinity Church 709 Fourth St. NE 202-547-8252 neholytrinitychurch.org Peace Baptist Church 712 18th St. NE 202-399-3450 pbc712.org Pilgrim Baptist Church 700 I St. NE 202-547-8849 pilgrimbaptistdc.org Redemption Hill Church 400 D St SE 202-543-2378 redemptionhilldc.org Riverside Baptist Church 699 Maine Ave. SW 202-554-4330 riversidedc.org St. Augustine Episcopal Church 555 Water St. SW 202-554-3222 staugustinesdc.org St. Benedict the Moor 320 21st St. NE 202-397-3895 stbenmoordc.com St. Dominic Church 630 E St. SW 202-554-7863 www.stdominicchurch.org

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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 313 Second St. NE 202-547-1223 st-josephs.org

Christ Our Shepherd church at 801 North Carolina Ave. SE. Photo: Melissa Ashabranner

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 301 A St. NE 202-543-0053 stmarks.net St. Matthew’s, First Trinity Lutheran Church 222 M St. SW 202-737-4859 firsttrinitystmatthew.org St. Monica and St. James Episcopal Church 222 Eighth St. NE 202-481-0454 stmonica-stjames.org St. Peter’s Catholic Church 313 Second St. SE 202-547-1430 saintpetersdc.org St. Vincent DePaul 14 M St. SE 202-488-1354 svdpdc.org Sixth & I (eye) 600 I St. NW 202-408-3100 Sixthandi.org

Tried Stone Church of Christ 417 Ninth St. SE 202-544-3471 triedstonechurch.org Washington City Church of the Brethren 337 N. Carolina Ave. SE 202-547-5924 washingtoncitycob.org Washington Community Fellowship 907 Maryland Ave. NE 202-543-1926 wcfchurch.org Waterfront Church DC 100 K St. SE waterfrontchurchdc.com Westminster United Presbyterian Church 400 I St. SW 202-484-7700 westminsterdc.org




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Tips When Planning a Home Remodeling b y B r u c e We n t w o r t h , A I A have been remodeling homes in the DC metro area since the 1980s. I meet with hundreds of homeowners each year to discuss their remodeling needs. Each is unique. Sometimes the homes are more interesting than the homeowners – and

The new open plan kitchen features a casual dining bar. Cove lighting enhances the coffered ceiling. The custom cabinetry is fabricated from a rift cut whitewashed oak. Pendant lighting highlights the bar. Photo: Geoff Hodgdon


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at other times the people are more interesting than the house. Despite the need for customized design/ build services, each remodeling project requires resolving issues surrounding zoning, building codes, historic districts, structure, and budget.

Galley kitchen in rear addition features arched-top French doors and windows. Photo: Geoff Hodgdon


Let’s start with zoning, which was first implemented in DC in 1920, was revised many times, and most recently in 2016. Between 1958 and 2016 the zoning laws changed little. If you are planning to change the footprint of your house, it will require checking the zoning codes. Get a copy of your House Location Survey drawing that you paid for at settlement. It was called “survey” on your settlement sheet, and most lenders require one. Some of the House Location Surveys I have seen are quite detailed and others have very little information. It may be worth paying for a detailed survey if you are planning a

home addition. The survey drawing must show the dimensions of the lot, dimensions of the house, and how the house sits on the lot. Whether planning a porch, deck, or room addition (up or out), you or your architect needs to explore the zoning code. Zoning is, at times, simple and straightforward. Other times it’s a mysterious puzzle not so easily solved. For many Capitol Hill homes the front yard is actually public space and not privately owned. Regulations regarding public space are to be taken seriously, so don’t assume you can build on it. There are provisions for special circumstances such as outside stairs to a basement, bay windows and

other on-grade issues (decks, patios, and sidewalks) for which a public space permit is required. Digging deeper into zoning, DC has the curious issue of Tax Lots (typically 800 numbers) and Record Lots. I have even seen “900” lot numbers which have specificity. When it comes to building an addition, it is necessary to convert the Tax Lot number to a Record Lot number before applying for a building permit. The process is called a “subdivision” and can take many months, require numerous signatures, and necessitate payments to the DC surveyor’s office. At times, easements have been placed on a property for access for FAGON GUIDE 2022


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Viewing across the kitchen island is the arcade which defines the center hall. The basement stair walls were removed to visually open the space; the new railings were custom fabricated to replicate the original stair railings. Photo: Geoff Hodgdon

trash, fire, or utilities. If you want to expand your home beyond the zoning limits, you can apply for a zoning variance, but be prepared for at least a year-long process. All can inhibit what you do with your land. Additionally, don’t assume because your neighbor’s house has an addition, deck or third floor that you can do the same. It may have been done years ago, without a permit, may have been built with a zoning variance or was built before 1958 when zoning was laxer. Many of us have heard of real estate investors on Capitol Hill who have built without proper approvals and had to remove the third floor or take down a rear addition. A 50-floor skyscraper under construction in


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Manhattan just got a court order to remove the top 20 floors!

Stuff happens. Be prepared. Don’t be a smarty pants scofflaw.

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Historic Districts

There is a reason for building codes: life, safety, and health issues. Don’t want your rowhouse to catch fire when your neighbor’s house is in flames? Thank the fire walls. Don’t want your deck to collapse when you have a crowd for a party? Thank the structural code requirements. Like to be able to have natural light and ventilation or crawl out of a bedroom window during a fire risk? Thank the building and fire codes. Need access to your electrical panel in an emergency? Thank the code that requires three-foot clearance in front of the electrical panel.

If you own a house, know if you are within an historic district. Read up on the requirements for the pleasure of living in an historic district. Capitol Hill is one of the largest historic districts in the United States, comprising over 11,000 buildings. If you own a house on Capitol Hill and are planning any significant changes to the exterior (not including paint color), you will need to be aware of the following organizations. The DC Historic Preservation Office (HPO), Office of Planning, is the organization that will review the

Tips for Better Capitol Hill Building Projects Capitol Hill is a brick-and-mortar reflection of 200 years of neighborhood life. Since 1976, buildings within the Capitol Hill Historic District (CHHD) have been protected by the Historic Preservation Law, the review process of the DC Historic Preservation Review Board, and by the decisions of thousands of residents and business owners who have worked to preserve and enhance our neighborhood. Those parts of Capitol Hill beyond the boundaries of the CHHD are also historic and worthy of attention and concern. All plans for new construction, exterior alteration, demolition and/or subdivision require a building permit. Since building permits for both interior and exterior work are issued by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), you will find guidance and forms on their website: www.dcra.dc.gov. For projects within the Historic District, you should first share your proposed plans with the professionals in the city’s Historic Preservation Office (202-442-8800). Their website is http://planning.dc.gov/hp; their help is invaluable and there is no cost to you. Some tips to help make renovation and construction projects easier for you and your neighbors: • Discuss your plans with neighbors who might be affected by your project. Having their support can be helpful in the review process. • Consider consulting an architect who is familiar with the Capitol Hill Historic District. This is not required, but a professional’s knowledge can be very helpful with design decisions and in the review process. • Remember that the front gardens of Capitol Hill are generally in public space (owner controlled but city owned and not taxed). These should be maintained as a garden space with a minimum of hardscape. Fences, walls, steps, porches and walks in the public space require permits. • Understand the style and period of your house. Study the neighborhood carefully, looking at original features and patterns before considering any modifications or replacements to your building. The Guidelines on Styles and other topics on the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) website, www.chrs.org, can be helpful. • Familiarize yourself with the zoning regulations affecting your property. Zoning regulations control lot coverage, setbacks and allowed

uses. For zoning information, contact the Office of Zoning at dcoz.dc.gov. Consider removing inappropriate elements that may have been added over the years so as to restore architectural integrity to your building. If your property is within the CHHD, consult the Historic Preservation Office (HPO) for approval before any removal or demolition. Replacing windows and doors within the CHHD requires HPO approval. Good basic maintenance and repair work to original doors and windows is always preferred and is more environmentally friendly. Installation of storm windows does not require a permit. Repointing mortar and stripping paint from brick facades require a permit so that the Historic Preservation Office staff can be sure proper materials and techniques will be used, protecting the physical integrity of the building. Keep unpainted brick and stone unpainted. Although the application of paint to unpainted and painted rowhouses does not require a permit, retaining exposed brick and stone surfaces highlights original construction materials and techniques and dramatically decreases exterior maintenance costs over time. Paint will not solve (and can even exacerbate) masonry problems. Renovations often require increased electric service, resulting in very large utility boxes. Electric and gas meters should be placed where they are not visible to public view. The Historic Preservation Office staff can help find the best location if consulted early in the planning process. Think about what you can do during the construction process to make life easier for your neighbors. For example, control dust as much as possible; have dumpsters emptied frequently and removed as soon as possible. Remember, work is allowed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., six days a week, but never on Sunday.

Approaching this process with as much knowledge as possible will help you make better decisions, save money and time, and know that the resulting changes to your historic property will be an asset to you and to the community. Volunteers at CHRS are happy to provide advice to property owners both within and beyond the boundaries of the Historic District. For more information, contact them at CapHRS@aol.com; 202-543-0425. u



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alterations you are planning and make recommendations to improve it, reject it or approve it. The process can take a few months, and approval will be required before moving along the building permit process. If your proposed alteration is simple, such as door or window replacements, it will often be approved by an HPO staff member, and you can more quickly get a permit. Working in tandem with HPO is the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS), the local citizens group, which may be asked to review the proposed remodeling/ addition. CHRS approval will usually help you gain approval from HPO. Occasionally, if your home is adjacent to the Capitol Hill complex (land or buildings), you may bump up against the Fine Arts Commission, which will also require approval for the permit process. Most homeowners get frustrated with the historic district approval process because it can take a long time, is added expense and is mysterious. An experienced design professional can make it easier. The upside is that the Capitol Hill historic district continues to be a desirable and visually pleasing place to live with appreciating home values. It is worth it.

Structural Issues

Homeowners often overestimate the structural complexity of some alterations and underestimate others. I wish I had a dollar for every time a homeowner tells me, “This is an interior load-bearing wall, so I guess we have to live with it.” Well, no. Let’s put in a simple microlam or steel beam and open the wall. Other times I’m told they want to dig out a crawl space where there are masonry walls to make more basement space. Well, no, because the masonry walls around a crawl space do not descend as far as the basement walls. Other concerns homeowners have is for underpinning foundation walls when digging out a basement. Occasionally, foundation walls are deep enough to dig down 8-12 inches and gain more ceiling height, and other times they are not. Homeowners often decide to build an extra floor on top of their house, which has numerous structural issues. Each old house is unique and needs to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Because we are working with old buildings that were built in a different time, and often altered over the last 100 years, it’s important to fully study the house and all its quirks. Structural changes may be simple or complicated, but in DC it is wise to get a structural engineer involved. A structural engineer’s stamped drawings will be required for the building permit process


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and provide authority on the changes being made to your home. Your architect and structural engineer will work together for the optimum solution and properly document their design for the contractor. It is a smart investment, and all is well.


Budget is a complicated and emotional topic for homeowners. In my experience, homeowners estimate their remodeling project will cost about 60% of what it will really cost. Most homeowners have a scope of work that is too ambitious for their budget. It’s necessary to establish priorities. Occasionally, homeowners get bad budget information from an architect or contractor. I find it’s important to be able to visualize the completed project to get closer to a proper budget figure. Remodeling is more complicated than homeowners realize. It’s like doing surgery. The bad portion of the house must be carefully removed before building the new. This must take place while protecting adjacent areas from damage, often while the homeowners remain in residence. Remodeling is a specialty trade. The architects/ designers who specialize in remodeling have a different skill set than those that do new construction. A carpenter skilled at home remodeling is especially valuable. Good remodeling carpenters are highly compensated, and they are the surgeons of the building industry. At my firm, we price each remodeling project three times. First is an initial ballpark range based on a design concept and written scope of work. Second is pricing based on the client’s preferred design that is within 10% of a final price. And third is the final fixed price based on completed and thorough construction drawings ready for a contract signing. The process works well for all parties to be informed and track the changes. Use this checklist to make sure you have covered all the bases. Hire design and construction professionals who are experienced in remodeling. Have a realistic budget and time frame. Pay attention to the design details. Be patient. A place to call home will be waiting. Bruce Wentworth, AIA, is a licensed architect and contractor in the DMV area. He has been designing and remodeling homes since the early 1980s. His first office was on Capitol Hill, where he got intimate with old houses. Visit www. wentworthstudio.com to learn more about the firm’s large body of design/build work. u






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ove your house? Of course you do! But true love requires a commitment. Under your roof is your home, most people’s most valuable asset. You can easily see when the paint or drywall inside your home needs to be redone, when you need new carpets or flooring, or when you need to replace your front stairs. But you probably can’t see the roof and have no idea what the condition is from year to year. You need to make sure the roof is properly maintained to protect that most valuable asset. It’s not just the roof to worry about. What about the skylights, chimneys, hatch tops, flashing, wall caps/parapets, gutters and drains, HVAC systems and ducts? All of these appendages can cause problems and are a source of water entry if not properly maintained. Having them inspected and maintained annually is a good rule of thumb. Here are some warning signs to be on the lookout for: • A roof over 10 years old • Interior water stains or dampness visible on ceilings or walls • Cracks in drywall • Loose attic insulation • Water stains in crawl space or attic • Water overflowing gutters in rain Some homes have roofs that are uneven due to the original construction, especially many Hill homes built in the 1960s and 70s. These roofs often leave pooling water after rain that can take weeks to dry out. Excess water is a major stress to

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the ro o f . Recently we inspected a roof on Ninth Street near Eastern Market that had pooling water on more than half of the roof. This is a problem! Most homes on Capitol Hill have flat or low-slope roofs. A main reason for failure of such roofs is lack of knowledge about how to maintain them, or lack of maintenance. On a flat roof, New sloped aluminum roof on 11th St SE near M St. damage from a leak often goes unnoticed for a considerable time as water penetrates and soaks the decking damage through stains, dampness, and the like. and insulation and underlying structures such as Another common reason for failure of flat roofs is lack of an attic or crawl space. This can lead to extensive drain maintenance when leaves and debris block water outlets. damage from the rot which, if left untreated, can When water freezes in winter it can expand and break up the weaken the roof structure and create mold probroof surface. lems. One problem with maintaining flat roofs is Often overlooked is cracked and loose mortar between that if water does penetrate the covering barrier, brick joints on chimneys, where water can enter the house. it can travel a long way before causing visible While we all love skylights, old ones are often a problem. The glass cracks, the joint between the glass and the frame wears out, flashing fails. Something else to worry about! And hatch tops (sometimes called trap doors) almost as often as skylights can be a source for water damage. To summarize, homeowners should regularly have inspections of the roof, chimneys, skylights, hatch tops, wall caps/parapets, flashing and gutters, and drains. You want to uncover hidden future costs and protect you most valuable asset. Tom Daniel is owner and general manager of R. Thomas Daniel Roofing LLC and is the third generation of the family to provide roofing services to Capitol Hill families. Tom was born on Capitol Hill and supports numerous community organizations. For help with your roofing needs he can be reached at 202-569-1080, 202-544-4430, or tom@ rthomasdanielroofing.com. u Slate turret and flashing needing repair. FAGON GUIDE 2022


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Garden Resources LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, some of the events, meetings and general access to these resources may be affected. Please check with the organizations for the latest information.) Capitol Hill Garden Club capitolhillgardenclub.org This non-profit brings together people interested in gardening, landscaping and the environment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the club is taking the summer off. Monthly meetings resume in fall. The organization enjoys lectures, demonstrations, workshops and tours, and contribute to garden and beautification projects throughout the neighborhood, including the distribution of daffodil bulbs for planting in public areas. Excellent way to network with fellow gardeners. Casey Trees 3030 12th St. NE 202-833-4010, caseytrees.org A citywide urban forestry nonprofit, Casey Trees restores, enhances and protects the tree canopy of our nation’s capital. Subscribe to their newsletter, the Leaflet, at caseytrees.org/getupdates for weekly watering alerts during the spring and summer to inform residents when it’s vital to water and care for young trees in D.C. Want to plant a tree on your D.C. property? Casey Trees offers a few options: do it yourself and get a rebate for up to $100; they’ll plant a free tree for you. Casey Trees also plants commemorative trees to honor or celebrate people that have touched your life. It also holds an annual tree advocate workshop to train tree advocates. Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) 3501 New York Ave. NE 202-544-8733 fona.org FONA programs include the Washington Youth Garden, April 30th Garden Fair


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KIds learn about cultivation and nutrition at the Friends of the National Arboretum Youth Garden.

and Sale and Sept 20th Dinner Under the Stars. The non-profit provides research grants to the federal arboretum and helps provide educational and recreational activities like Forest Bathing workshops, moon hikes once a month, and sends an electronic newsletter that highlights what is in bloom at the Arboretum, as well as updates on the Bald Eagles, Mr. President and Lady of the US or Lotus for short. Trees for Capitol Hill (TFCH) treesforcapitolhill.org mark@treesforcapitolhill.org TFCH is a non-profit community group dedicated to restoring the tree canopy of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Volunteers work to help renew, restore and refresh the diversity of trees that make Capitol Hill so pleasantly green. TFCH organizes a day of tree planting each year, that will be on November 19, 2022. Contact Elizabeth-knits@yahoo.com to register for trees.

Lincoln Park Urn Project – P.L.A.N.T.S. P.L.A.N.T.S. (People Living Actively Near Their Site) is a volunteer group that plants and maintains the urns in Lincoln Park. The National Park Service provides the soil and volunteers supply the plants, changing the urns seasonally. Volunteers must carry water to the park due to lack of a water supply. Urns are available if you want to adopt one. Contact Jamesvgrimaldi@gmail.com if interested.


The community gardens of Capitol Hill were founded by groups of residents, some working together with the District Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and some operated solely by groups of neighbors. Located in parks, near schools or on interior lots, most or all have waiting lists. To get on the list or check availability for a lot at a particular site, visit the website or email the listed contact.

1200 Potomac Avenue Community Garden Association. Corner of 12th & Potomac Ave., SE. 23 plots Membership Fee $50. For info, or to see if plots are available, contact: marcihilt@aol.com 13th Street Community Park and Garden. 13th at C Street SE. 12 plots. 13thstreetgarden.org. Fees is $100. Waiting list, assignments in March. Visit website to be added. Green SEED Community Garden. Alley lot between 17th, 18th, D and E Streets SE. 75 plots. Greenseed. org. One year waiting list, garden is child-friendly by design. Email to join list: info@greenseedgarden.org Hilton Community Garden. 6th St. between Constitution and C NE. 35 plots. 10+ year waiting list (really!). $20 initiation fee; annual dues vary according to plot size. Capitol Hill’s oldest community garden. Info: mary.lifcher@gmail.com Hill East Community Garden. between C St., D St, 17th and 18th Streets SE. 36 plots. hilleastgarden. org. 5 year+ waiting list; sign up on website, email: board@hilleastgarden.org Kingman Park/Rosedale Community Garden. 20th, 21st, D, and

E Streets NE. 16 plots. kprgarden. org. kpgcoordinators@gmail.com King’s Court Community Garden. King’s Court Alley (center 200 block of 14th and 15th Streets SE). 30 plots, waiting list. email: Margaret.mook@gmail.com. $50 annual fee Pomegranate Alley Community Garden. 911 11th St. SE (Behind Ginkgo Gardens). 20 plots, various sizes. Waiting list. $1/sq foot annual rent. email: mark@GinkgoGardens.com, call 202-543-5172 or visit Ginkgo Gardens

The DPR Community Gardens program operates at multiple locations within the District. Three lots are maintained in Ward 6 thanks to a dual effort by DPR staff and D.C. citizens. To sign up or learn more, contact Joshua.Singer@ dc.gov, email the listed organizer or visit dpr.dc.gov/page/dpr-community-gardens Lovejoy Community Garden. 12th • & E Streets NE. 18 plots. Gardeners must live within four blocks in any direction. Waiting list. $25. lovejoygarden@gmail.com Southwest Community Gar• dens. Lansburgh Park (K Street & Delaware Avenue SW). 32 plots,

10 communal. swgardens.org. SW residents have priority. Waiting list. Email: swgardensdc@gmail.com Virginia Avenue Community Garden. 9th & L Streets SE (in Virginia Avenue Park). 80 plots. $.75/sqft. Waiting list. Email: Commgarden@ yahoo.com

The Garden Tool Share Program During March through November the DPR in partnership with non-profit Green Neighbors DC operate a program for residents for a one-time or special event borrow garden and construction tools such as rototillers, hand tools, and power tools. One can check out a tool for a maximum of one week at a time. Email Joshua.singer@dc.gov for more information or visit DPR website under Garden Tool Share program to apply.

GARDEN CENTERS Frager’s Garden Center 1123-1129 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Foliage by Frager’s 1123 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-6157 fragersdc.com The long-time Capitol Hill hardware store’s Garden Center also operates Foliage by Frager’s, a boutique indoor garden center carrying items for atriums and indoor gardening. Indoor pots and specialty pottery, small bagged goods and pesticides can be found in the 900 square-foot interior space as well as small tools and decorative items. Frager’s Lawn and Garden Center, a 4000 square-foot outdoor space behind 1123-1129 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, offers garden supplies, including live plants, larger bagged merchandise like soil and fertilizer, large planting pots, and seasonal items such as holiday trees and decorations. Grills and patio furniture can now be found at Frager’s Hardware store at 1123 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Customers without cars can borrow loaner carts to get large items home with ease. Shoppers must mask following the Districts COVID-19 protocols.

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Ginkgo Gardens 911 11th St. SE 202-543-5172 ginkgogardens.com Ginkgo Gardens has an excellent variety of plants, shrubs and trees and carries high quality and new species of plants. It has a great inventory of houseplants, pots, and garden accessories. The center also does on-site consultations and provides landscaping and design services. It is open seven days a week. Gingko Gardens also provides landscaping services, as well. Masks required following the Districts COVID-19 protocols. W.S. Jenks & Son 910 Bladensburg Rd. NE 202-529-6020 wsjenks.com The garden section has gardening tools, potting soil and pots, pest control, lawn care products and much more. The store stocks a variety of hardware and machinery, including lawn mowers. The roof top garden is open Tuesday through Sunday and is staffed by Cultivate City garden experts. Masks required while shopping.

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES Department of Energy and Environment 1200 First St. NE 202-535-2600 doee.dc.gov The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is the key government agency on issues related to the environment, recycling, toxics, pollution and water quality. It offers environmental education programs, leads Anacostia River clean up, and provides free home energy and radon audits. It provides several green incentives, including rebates for installation of rain barrels, shade trees, rain gardens, native plant gardens, permeable pavers and revegetation through the RiverSmart Home program, as well as rebates for green roofs and discounts on the DOEE


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for emergency services for downed trees. Visit ddot. dc.gov/page/ddot-urbanforestry to learn more about its work, tree regulations and standards and specifications for the District.

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Stormwater fee (on your DC Water bill) in return for installing green infrastructure. See also: Casey Trees National Park Service – Capitol Hill National Capital Parks East 1900 Anacostia Drive SE 202-690-5185 nps.gov/cahi The National Park Service manages Folger, Lincoln, Stanton and Marion Parks. Other outdoor spaces include Eastern Market and Potomac Avenue Metro stations, Seward Square, Twining Square, the Maryland Avenue Triangles and 59 triangle parks established under the L’Enfant plan. However, legislation passed by Congress in 2019 provides authorization for the Director of the National Park Service (NPS) to enter into cooperative management agreements (CMA) with the District for the operation, maintenance, and management of NPS-owned properties in DC. Urban Forestry Division – District Department of Transportation 55 M St. SE, Suite 400 202-673-6813 ddot.dc.gov The primary mission of the Urban Forestry Division (UFD) is to keep the District’s tree canopy healthy, safe and growing. UFD performs tree services such as dealing with emergency downed trees, removal of diseased trees, pruning, and planting of new trees. Call 311

US Botanic Garden & Capitol Grounds 100 Maryland Ave. SW 202-225-8333 usbg.gov Founded in 1820, this living museum and garden remains closed (outdoor gardens are open) has been offering virtual tours of its 60,000 plants online during the pandemic. The institution is dedicated to demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, economic, therapeutic and ecological importance of plants to the well-being of humans, it hosts a number of classes and programs for children and school groups as well as workshops for adults. USBG also cultivates a collection of plants, displaying these as part of educational programs for the public and Congress, and fosters plant sustainability and conservation. Volunteers are welcome and continue to work in the gardens during the shutdown. Check website for instructions to volunteer, and for future events once COVID protocols allow and the Garden reopens. US National Arboretum 3501 New York Ave. NE 202-245-4523 usna.usda.gov The Arboretum is open daily from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. except for December 25. The Arboretum contains the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, 446 acres of trees and plants as well as over nine miles of roads and trails. The Washington Youth Garden has taught urban children the joy of cultivation for over 50 years. The new interactive Arboretum Botanical Explorer (ABE) map helps you find benches, plants and more. The Arboretum is also a great place to walk dogs (leash required). Tours are available. The R Street entrance closes to automobiles at 2:00 p.m. but visitors can still access the Arboretum through the New York Avenue entrance. Check their website before going. u

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A striking Queen Anne style home near Lincoln Park. Photo: M. Ashabranner



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It’s A Wrap

Another Great Year For Residential Real Estate on the Hill! by Don Denton


hile COVID remained front and center in most of our lives, relative to our residential real estate market, life goes on…or life went on … and up. We are all watching trends and it is clear that there has been a huge bump in residential prices in second home markets and it is clear that DC lost many valued residents to closerin suburbs. It is also clear, that as one person moves out of the city, three more seem to want what they left behind. I am not a demographer, but my eyes speak the truth! There is also a huge shift in “lifestyle” within the city that is impacting single family homes, condos and multiunit rentals. It is instructive to focus on the “golden crescent” which goes from NOMA through Florida Avenue Market area to Reservation 13/Hill East to Capitol Riverfront and to the Wharf (including the emerging Buzzard Point area). This area includes thousands of new residential dwellings and many thousand square feet of office and retail space. One Saturday evening prior to COVID, my wife and friends of ours decided to go to dinner in Ivy City and follow up with a stop by a new axe throwing venue that we had heard about. We then wandered over to a night club that was just getting started. Every place was packed! It struck me at that moment, on this particular Saturday night, that night life was in full swing at the Florida


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Avenue Market area, Ivy City, SE Riverfront and the Wharf. Thousands of people having fun and spending money. Just a few short years ago, most of these areas would have been buttoned up and closed down before dark. Where were all of these people coming from? Some commercial neighborhoods have got to be losing What ground somewhere! Maybe not. The inner city still has a magnetic draw for younger buyers and renters that has not lessened. For a decade I have been waiting for the multiunit crash. Way overbuilt. But it hasn’t happened and it probably won’t at this point. Deliveries should slow in coming months/years and we seem to be absorbing what is out there. One analysis I read had rents in the “crescent” holding steady, but enticement amenities drying up. Condo sales are holding and being absorbed as they are delivered. And forget about single family properties. Whether they are resale or newly built, they are gone as fast as they hit the market. But what about interest rates? Definitely a concern, but not a showstop-

per. Many of us lived through the 16% home mortgage market and don’t see 4% as a problem! If the rates were to rise another percent, you will see some buyers shifting to some sort of adjustable (in 1981 adjustables were not around yet). I’ve seen this seamless shift before.

Do The Numbers Show?

How About the First 2 Months of 2022?

It’s too early for any real data analysis but here are a few anecdotes. “Seeing escalations of 100-150K, multiple offers from 5-21 on any given property. In Petworth, Columbia Heights, 16th St Heights, Silver Spring, Takoma Park MD. Due to no overlapping appointments, scheduling is tight for both initial showings and pre-inspections. We are pre-inspecting (sometimes in 30 mins due to scheduling) and waiving all other contingencies – and

still losing to higher escalations which aren’t supported remotely by any comps (our folks are routinely going over the “norm” by 50-100K). We’ve basically said, here is what has sold in the neighborhood but throw it out the window in our current environment.” (If this sounds familiar, it should...it is exactly what I wrote last March!) As 2021 progressed, we left the frenetic spring market behind and the balance of the year was a little more reasonable. By fall, we were often having trouble meeting seller’s expectations. Well, we are back at a frenetic pace. We will see what the rest of the year brings. The only thing for certain is that if you are making retirement plans that include cashing out of your home, do it now and put the money in the bank. Thinking of renting your home out while you move somewhere else, evictions are always difficult in DC, so it is easy to see the impact of one bad tenant on all your financial planning. One last caution to our sellers. In 1979, before the arrival of the multiple listing services, real estate brokers would list a property, stick a sign in the yard and run an open house ad in the Sunday Post. On Monday morning, other realtors would scurry around and call the competing listing broker/agent and ask if they would “coop” their listing (allow agents outside of the listing brokerage to show, sell and share in the commission). The answer was more often than not, “Call me back in 6 months and if I have not gotten it sold, we can talk.” This policy did not serve the consumer well. The only beneficiary was the listing brokerage. Fortunately, with the advent

of the MLS system, everyone agreed to open our listings up to the entire brokerage community. More exposure meant more showings and more and better offers for the sellers. Of course, there were (and are) circumstances where a quick and quiet sale works well for the seller consumer – but that should be the exception and not the rule. That system worked well for decades. Today, unfortunately, much has changed. We now have brokerages in our marketplace where part of the approach to their business of selling is to sell as many homes as possible in-house. Double the commission in-house. Great for the listing broker but not so much for the seller. Just this week, I have seen a dozen homes hit the MLS and all sold from 10%-20% higher than a reasonable asking price and with great settlement terms. You can’t, with a straight face, tell me that the seller in these cases would have been better served going the route of a “private exclusive!” For many of us, our home is our biggest financial asset. Money from the sale of that asset contributes mightily to the later years in our lives. It is beyond my comprehension as to why a seller would possibly leave $50,000 - $100,000 on the table and walk away with a smile just because they didn’t have to let a few more people view their home. I also don’t understand how many of my colleagues then brag about how many in-house sales they have had. The open market is still remains the best avenue to the best and highest price for your home! Just my 2 cents worth. Don Denton is Branch Vice President at Coldwell Banker Realty, 350 7th St. SE, 202-256-1353. u FAGON GUIDE 2022


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BROKERS / SALES Jake Anderson Compass 202-669-7842, jakesellsdc.com Tim Barley Barley & Barley Real Estate RE/MAX Allegiance 202-255-5554, barleyandbarley.com Betsy Bartron RE/MAX Allegiance 202-255-5554, realestateindc.com Rob Bergman RE/MAX Allegiance 202-262-3848, robbergman.com Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty 705 North Carolina Ave., SE 202-393-1111, penfedrealty.com Todd & Stan Bissey Compass 202-841-SOLD Dee Dee Branand Compass 202-369-7902, deedeebranand.com Evelyn Branic Coldwell Banker 202-744-5419, cbmove.com/evelyn.branic Chuck Burger Coldwell Banker 202-258-5316, chuckburger.com


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Libby Clarke Compass 202-841-1812, jlcteam.com Bridgette Cline Century 21 202-271-4196, bridgettecline.c21.com Coldwell Banker – Capitol Hill 350 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-3525, cbmove.com/capitol-hill Compass 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Ste. 300 202-545-6900, compass.com

Joan Carmichael Century 21 202-271-5198, joancarmichael.c21.com

Compass – Jeanne, Phil, Meg Team 202-255-8401 jeannephilmeg@compass.com jeannephilmeg.com

Century 21 Capitol Hill 1000 Pennsylvania Ave, SE 202-546-0055, c21nm.com

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Ryall Smith The Grant, Ryall & Andrew Group Coldwell Banker 202-531-6400 grantryallandrew.com Karen Szala Coldwell Banker 202-321-3056, karensellsdc.com Justin Tanner RE/MAX Allegiance 202-255-5554 realestateindc.com Dare Johnson Wenzler Compass 202-957-2947 realestateonthehill.com Phyllis Jane Young Coldwell Banker 202-544-4236 phyllisjaneyoung.com

DEVELOPERS Formant Property Group 406 H St. NE 202-544-3900 formantpropertygroup.com

The Easiest Closing You’ll Ever Have. Right Here on The Hill! FULL SERVICE TITLE COMPANY PN Hoffman 760 Main Ave. SW 202-686-0010 hoffman-dev.com

Yarmouth Management 309 Seventh St. SE 202-547-3511 yarmouthm.com

Scallan Properties 202.544.6500 Scallanproperties.com


Stanton Development Corp. 202-544-6666 stantondevelopment.com


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Johnson Law Group 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-1515 jlgi.com

HOME INSPECTORS Cliff Kornegay Capitol Hill Home Inspection 202-251-5723 Capitolhillhomeinspection.com

MORTGAGES Chris Cox First Savings Mortgage 202-543-6830 Firstsavingsmortgage.com Department of Commerce Federal Credit Union 202-808-3600, docfcu.org National Capital Bank 316 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-8000 nationalcapitalbank.com

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Joel Truitt Management 734 Seventh St. SE 202-547-2707 joeltruitt.com Scallan Properties Commercial and Residential Property Management 202.544.6500 scallanproperties.com

RENTAL SERVICES Joel Truitt Management 734 Seventh St. SE 202-547-2707 Joeltruitt.com

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ACCOUNTING Accounting 4 DC LLC 611 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Ste 405 202-709-9317 accounting4dc.com Marina Martin MBA La Strega/QuickBooks Pro Advisor 202-251-3907 lastregaaccounting.com

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AUTOMOBILE –REPAIR Ben Nielsen’s 10th Street Automotive 518 Tenth St. NE 202-618-5835 10thstreetautomotive.com Capitol Hill Auto Service Center 615 Independence Ave. SE 202-543-5155 capitolhillautoservice.com Distad’s Auto Clinic 823 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0200 distads-auto-clinic.edan.io

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AutoZone 1207 H St. NE 202-388-1203 autozone.com

ATTORNEYS James M. Loots, Esq. 634 G St. SE, Ste. 200 202-536-5650, lootslaw.com


Johnson Law Group 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-1515, jlgi.com

Bank of America 201 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-624-4600 bankofamerica.com

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CitiBank 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-800-2457 citi.com

Radici 303 Seventh St. SE 202-758-0086 radici-market.com

Credit Union 550 C St. SW 800-742-5582 democracyfcu.org

Sidamo Coffee and Tea 417 H St. NE 202-548-0081 sidamocoffeeandtea.com

National Capital Bank 316 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-8232 nationalcapitalbank.com

Souk Market and Bakery 705 Eighth St. SE 202-547-7685 dcsouk.com

PNC Bank 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-835-5441

Well Dunn Catering 510 11 St. SE 202-543-7878 welldunn.com

800 H St. NE 202-835-7137 pnc.com Signal Financial Credit Union 1391 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 301-933-9100 signalfinancialfcu.org Wells Fargo 215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-628-3365, wellsfargo.com

BICYCLE EQUIPMENT & REPAIRS Eric’s Mobile Workshop 202-302-1925 ericsmobileworkshop.com

Fairy Godmother Children’s Books & Toys 319 Seventh St. SE 202-547-5474

Kashmir Boutique 760 C St. SE 202-789-8880 kashmirboutiques.com

Solid State Books 600F H St. NE 202-897-4201 solidstatebooksdc.com

Maketto 1351 H St. NE 202-838-9972 store.maketto1351.com


Paris Bleu Boutique 321 Seventh St. SE 202-644-6575 facebook.com/ChrisCapitolhill

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Chef Valerie’s Kitchen 611 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Ste 179 202-636-4300 chefvaleriellc.com

Capitol Hill Books 657 C St. SE 202-544-1621 capitolhillbooks-dc.com

Boutique on the Hill 208 Second St. SE 202-544-0002 theboutiqueonthehill.com

Criollo Argentine Catering 571-302-2624 info@criosho.com criosho.com

East City Bookshop 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-290-1636 eastcitybookshop.com

Clothes Encounters 202 Seventh St. SE 202-546-4004 clothesencountersdc.com

Frye Guys and Associates 411 Seventh St. SE 202-431-2004 fryeguysandassociates.com

The Daily Rider 600 H St. NE, Suite D 202-396-0704 thedailyriderdc.com


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CELL PHONE SERVICES AT&T Store 1391 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 951 H St. NE 202-684-2837 att.com Boost Mobile 910 H St. NE 202-546-8871 boostmobile.com Sprint 300 M St. SE, Ste. A 202-350-4654 sprint.com T-Mobile 721 D St. SE Ste. B 202-800-5607 840 H St. NE 202-544-4818 Metro By T-Mobile 1019 H St. NE 202-733-4691 t-mobile.com Verizon Wireless Zone 703 Eighth St. SE 202-364-1911 wirelesszone.com/washington

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Capitol Cleaning Emporium 1101 East Capitol St. SE 202-543-9020

COMPUTERS – SERVICE & REPAIR Anchor Computers 202-543-7055 anchorcomputers.com ProTech Computer Services 202-536-2611 protechcomputersllc.com uBreakiFix – Eastern Market 409 Eighth St. SE Ste. #200 202-621-2491 ubreakifix.com

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CO-WORK SPACE WeWork 80 M St. SE 202-539-1743 wework.com The Yard 700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-929-4779 theyard.com


Capitol Tailors and Cleaners 1308 H St. NE 202-399-0290 capitalcleaners.business.site Capitol Hill Cleaners 601 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-547-6755 Dryy 55 M St. SE 202-599-8888 381 Morse St. NW 202-599-8600 dryydc.com Georgetown Valet 301 Eighth St. NE 202-675-6948 washfolddelivery.com Georgetown Valet 405 H St. NE 202-333-4277 gtvdelivery.com Lincoln Park Cleaners 1301 East Capitol St. SE 202-544-0011 Metro Cleaners 307 Fifth St. NE 202-543-9033 Neighbors Cleaners 1023 E St. SE 202-544-1755 www.neighborscleaners.com Penn Cleaners 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-7366 penn-cleaners.business.site The Press 619 Penn Ave. SE 202-544-7492 thepressdc.com

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Waterfront Cleaners 1101 Fourth St. SW 202-479-1281 waterfront-cleaners.edan.io

ELECTRONIC REPAIR uBreakiFix – Eastern Market 409 Eighth St. SE, Ste. #200 202-621-2491 ubreakifix.com

EVENT PLANNERS 621 Events 1140 Third St. NE 571-722-3274 621events.com Caroline Dutton Events 1300 Fourth St. SE 202-320-9893 carolineduttonevents.com Karson Butler Events 317 Constitution Ave. NE 202-525-3881 karsonbutlerevents.com

Capital Turnaround 770 M St. SE Capitalturnaround.com Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) 545 Seventh St. SE 202-547-6839 chaw.org Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church 201 Fourth St. SE 202-547-8676 capitolhillpreschurch.org wsc@washingtonseminarcenter.org Christ Church 620 G St. SE 202-547-9300 washingtonparish.org office@washingtonparish.org Eastern Market North Hall 225 Seventh St. SE 202-345-2861 easternmarket-dc.org

Stunning Soirees 571-357-4489 stunningsoireesco.com

Gallery O on H 1354 H St. NE 202-649-0210 galleryoonh.com info@galleryOonH.com

The Event Group International 1100 New Jersey Ave. SE Ste 2379 202-792-6367 teginternational.com

Hill Center 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-499-6449 hillcenterdc.org specialevents@hillcenterdc.org

Well Dunn Caterers 510 11th St SE 202-543-7878

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 301 A St. SE 202-543-0053 stmarks.net


St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church 222 M St SW 202-484-3189 stmatthewsdc.org

American Legion 224 D St. SE 202-543-9163 legiondc8.com Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE 202-399-7993, ext. 103 atlasarts.org



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FINANCIAL PLANNING Marc R. Lippman Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas 725 15th St. NW 202-783-5252, fnfd.com Sergio Abarca Edward Jones 5550 Friendship Blvd, Ste 220 301-347-7196 edwardjones.com Signal Financial Credit Union 1391 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 301-933-9100 signalfinancialfcu.org

FLORISTS Blue Iris Flowers Eastern Market South Hall 225 Seventh St. SE 202-547-3588 Capitol Florist 409 Third St. SW, Ste. 106A 202-488-7700 capitolfloristandgifts.com ReWild 232 7th St. SE rewilddc.com She Loves Me Capitol Hill 721 8th Street SE 202-635-0361 shelovesme.com Surroundings 1023 East Capitol St. SE 202-546-2125 surroundings.bz Volanni 218 Ninth St. SE 202-547-1603, volanni.com

FOOD Bowers Fancy Dairy Products 225 Seventh Street SE 202-544-7877 bowerscheese.com


The Capital Candy Jar 201 15th St. NE 571-293-0719 thecapitalcandyjar.com Captain Cookie & The Milk Man 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-290-2798 captaincookiedc.com Insomnia Cookies 1309 H St. NE 202-753-7808 insomniacookies.com Jacob’s Coffee House 401 Eighth St. NE 202-507-8812 jacobscoffeehousedc.com Moorenko’s Ice Cream 720 C St. SE moorenkos.com My Cake Theory 325 7th St. SE 202-544-8000 Mycaketheory.com Turning Natural 750 C St. SE 202-800-8828 turningnatural.com Peregrine Espresso 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-629-4381 Souk Market and Bakery 705 Eighth St. SE 202-547-7685 dcsouk.com Union Market 1309 Fifth St. NE unionmarketdc.com Union Meat Historic Eastern Market 225 7th Street SE 202-547-2626 Union Kitchen Grocery 538 Third St. NE 202-792-7850 unionkitchendc.com

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GAMES / TOYS Fairy Godmother Children’s Books & Toys 319 Seventh St. SE 202-547-5474 Labyrinth Games & Puzzles 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-1059 labyrinth.com

FRAMING Capitol Hill Frame & Photo 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 201 202-547-2100 chframe.com

GIFTS Groovy DC 321 Seventh St. SE 202-544-6633 groovydc.com

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Hill’s Kitchen 713 D St. SE 202-543-1997 hillskitchen.com

H Street Art Framing 1311 H St. NE 202-758-0910 expertsinframing.com

Hunny Bunny Boutique 311 Eighth St. NE 202-792-5209 hunnybunny.boutique

Newman Gallery & Custom Frames 513 11th St. SE 202-544-7577 Newmangallery.com

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GRAPHIC and WEBSITE DESIGN Hunt Smith Design Phoebe Smith 706 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-546-0336 huntsmithdesign.com KTD Creative 1341 H St. NE 202-330-2758 ktdcreative.com Taoti Creative 530 Eighth St. SE 202-546-8946, taoti.com

HARDWARE Frager’s Garden Center 1123-1129 Penn. Ave. SE (rear) fragersdc.com Frager’s Hardware 1115 Pennsylvania Ave. SE fragersdc.com Ginkgo Gardens 911 11th St. SE 202-543-5172 ginkgogardens.com W.S. Jenks & Son 910 Bladensburg Rd. NE 202-529-6020 wsjenks.com

HOME & DÉCOR Hill’s Kitchen 713 D St. SE 202-543-1997 hillskitchen.com Sanabria & Co 409 East Capitol St., SE 202-844-2672 Sanabriaandco.com Woven History & Silk Road 311-315 Seventh St. SE wovenhistory.com


INSURANCE Maurice Brown Allstate Insurance 1200 G St. SE, Ste. A 202-546-1493 Howard W. Phillips Insurance 80 M St. SE Ste. 300 202-331-9200 hwphillips.com Tim LaCasse – State Farm Insurance 617 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-548-4229 insuremetim.com Marilyn Riehl – State Farm Insurance 912 Thayer Ave. Ste. 201 Silver Spring, MD 301-951-0355 allstate.com

INTERNET SERVICES DC Access 1504 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-5898 dcaccess.net

LAUNDRIES – SELF SERVICE Neighbors Cleaners 300 11th St. SE 202-544-2955

Chat’s Liquors 508 Eighth St. SE 202-544-4660 chatsdc.com

Courtyard Marriott 140 L St SE 202-479-0027 marriott.com

Congressional Liquor 408 First St. SE 202-547-1600 congressionalliquorndeli.com

Thompson DC 221 Tingey St. SE 855-949-1949 hyatt.com

DCanter Wine Boutique 545 Eighth St. SE 202-817-3803 dcanterwines.com


Exotic Wines & Spirits 801 Maryland Avenue NE 202-290-3008 Gandel’s Liquors 211 Pennsylvania Ave SE 202-543-1000

409 Third St. SW Ste. 109 202-554-0805 local.fedex.com

Jumbo Liquors Inc. 1122 H St. NE 202-397-4050

The UPS Store 611 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0850

New H Wine and Spirits 914 H St. NE 202-795-9970

Navy Yard 1100 New Jersey Ave. SE #2000 202-808-2968 theupsstorelocal.com

Schneider’s of Capitol Hill 300 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-543-9300, cellar.com

LODGING – HOTELS, B&BS AC Hotel by Marriott Navy Yard 867 New Jersey Ave. SE 202-488-3600, marriott.com


Capitol Hill Hotel 200 C St. SE 202-543-6000 capitolhillhotel-dc.com

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FedEx Kinko’s Ship Centers 715 D St. SE 202-547-0421

Harry’s Reserve 909 New Jersey Ave. SE 202-450-2314

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MEDIATION Beyond Dispute Assoc. Divorce and Elder Mediation Sig Cohen 202-359-6141 beyonddispute.com

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Jenny Nordstrom Sidedoor Studio 202-276-0555 Sidedoorstudios.com

FedEx Kinko’s 715 D St. SE 202-547-0421 fedex.com

PHOTOPIA, Portraits by Elizabeth Dranitzke 202-550-2520 photopiadc.com

KVS Title 230 Sixth St. NE 202-338-0303 kvstitle.com


The UPS Store 611 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0850

Capitol Hill Outfitters 32 King’s Court SE 202-503-4652 capitolhilloutfitters.com

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PHOTO FINISHING Capitol Hill Frame & Photo 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-2100 chframe.com H Street Art Framing 1309 H St. NE 202-758-0910 expertsinframing.com Newman’s Gallery & Custom Frames 513 11th St. SE 202-544-7577 Newmangallery.com

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Hello Rentals – Events, Tools, DIY Frager’s 1115 Penn. Ave. SE 202-543-0100 hello-rentals.com

SERVICE STATIONS Congressional Exxon 200 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-543-9456 Distad’s Auto Clinic 823 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0200 distads-auto-clinic.edan.io Metro Motor Capitol Hill Exxon 339 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-4054 metromotor.com/location/ capitol-hill-exxon Penn Exxon 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-6146

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SHOE REPAIR Cobbler’s Bench Shoe Repair 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE (lower level, Union Station) 202-898-9009 cobblersbenchshoerepair.com Eastern Market Shoe Repair 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-5632 Navy Yard Valet 755 Eighth St. SE 202-543-1738 Capitol Hill Cleaners 601 Mass Ave. NE 202-547-6755 Peterbug Shoe & Leather Repair 502 13th St./ Peterbug Matthews Way SE 202-689-4549 Senate Dry Cleaners & Shoe Repair 300 M St. SW Ste. NG1 202-488-9018 senatedrycleaners.com

RECORDING STUDIO – RENTAL District Productive Studio Rentals (Podcasts) 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Ste. 303 202-250-4032 districtproductive.com

SPORTING GOODS Capitol Hill Outfitters 32 Kings Court SE 202-503-4652 capitolhilloutfitters.com The Daily Rider 600 H St. NE Suite D 202-396-0704 thedailyriderdc.com DTLR Sportswear and Shoes 902 H St. NE 202-546-0415 DTLR.com

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healthy living A dreamy afternoon for this mother and daughter, who rented a two-seat kayak from Anacostia Boathouse for a paddle on the river. Photo: E. O’Gzorek



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Hike Bike Paddle

Along Our River, the Anacostia

by Bill Matuszeski

he waters of the Anacostia are getting cleaner every year. Soon the river will be the cleanest in the DC region after a storm due to improvements that have put controls on pollution. This represents a remarkable recovery over recent decades through the cooperation and innovations of many in DC and suburban Maryland. What is important now is to get out and enjoy it and the adjacent land areas where nature has been encouraged to return Pink Lotus Pond at the Aquatic Garden. Photo: Mary Procter


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and where development is carefully controlled to protect the recovery. The Anacostia has become a place to row and hike and bike along, both in DC and upstream in the many tributaries in Maryland. Let’s look at three river loops using bridges in DC and two other places along the river in DC. Starting with the River Loops, they all start at the foot of a bridge on the Capitol Hill side of the River, head north on our side of the River, cross over to Anacostia on a bridge, turn south to the far side of the bridge you started at, which will bring you back.

Loop 1 – Frederick Douglass Bridge and Back

Loop 1, about three miles, takes us north from near the Frederick Douglass Bridge along the Capitol Riverfront. At the base of First St. SE there is boat rental and a set of pedestrian bridges and walkways along the river connecting to restaurants and stores and ponds and fountains, which you follow all the way to 11th St. SE. At that point you take the local bridge over the river to Anacostia. There are two places along the bridge where you can walk out about 50 feet to a beautiful overlook with the Douglass Bridge in the

The newly opened Frederick Douglass Bridge at South Capitol St. Photo: M. Ashabranner

distance. The entire bridge is part of a public/private partnership (the 11th Street Bridge Park) that plans to extend the width of the rest of the bridge out to the end of the overlooks, and to add parks, recreation sites and classrooms up top and boat ramps down below to make the bridge a place that connects people from both sides of the river to each other. At the end of the bridge, a path down to the right leads to the road and adjacent sidewalk along the river back south. In contrast to the Navy Yard side, this stretch back to the Douglass Bridge is quiet and natural. The views from both sides of the bridge are spectacular, and there is an 18-foot wide bike and pedestrian walkway well protected from traffic on both sides. Back across the Douglass Bridge and you are at your starting point.

Loop 2 – 11th Street Bridge to Penn. Ave. Bridge

Loop 2 starts above the Navy Yard where the trail crosses 11 Street SE and goes under the freeway. Follow the road past marinas and overlooks until it takes you under Pennsylvania Avenue. A sharp left onto the trail coming down from the left will take you up to the bridge. Cross with the light to the south side to facilitate heading south when you reach the other side of the bridge, where there is a path down to the road and sidewalk south along the river. Continue past the Pool and Fitness Center and take in the views of the marinas on the other side. Pass under the freeway lanes and the local 11th Street Bridge, then take a sharp left up to the top of the bridge and return to the start, but don’t miss the views south from the two pedestrian extensions out over the river.

Loop 3 – Penn Ave. to Benning Road

This loop is seven miles for the round trip, starting at Pennsylvania Ave. SE, FAGON GUIDE 2022


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return and head north to an exit from Kingman onto Benning Road where an old boat dock is being rebuilt and the bridge to Anacostia begins. At the end of the bridge take a right turn down to the river and then a left along the river to the south. This is an interesting route because it passes through parkland and wooded areas before reaching a pedestrian/ bicycle bridge up over the railroad that matches the one on the other side of Kingman Island entrance off RFK Stadium Parking Lot. the river. The trail then Photo: Bill Matuszeski passes a small museum that focuses on fish and climbing an impressive hiker/biker other water life, and a bridge high over the railroad tracks, large skating rink. As it approaches and heading past the RFK Stadium to Pennsylvania Ave., there is a marked the bridge at Benning Rd. The route pathway curving up the hill to the left starts out through a quiet area adjawith a sign for crossing to where you cent to Congressional Cemetery and began the loop. passes the DC Water tunnel project Another place to hike and bike before coming to the Stadium parking along the river is at Buzzard Point, lots. Passing under East Capitol Street, which lies below the South Capitol you pass the Fields at RFK, playing Street bridge on the north side. After fields for the local neighborhoods. being neglected for centuries, the You can continue straight to Benning area is being restored and converted Road at the end of the parking lots, from an industrial zone to an extenbut the more interesting option is to turn right off Hiker/Biker Railroad Overpass. the trail to visit Heritage Photo: J. Yen and Kingman Islands, which are undergoing a unique effort employing volunteers to work with experts to remove all nonnative vegetation on the islands and rebuild the natural fields and forests. The trail passes the top of Heritage Island before climbing a second pedestrian bridge onto Kingman Island, where you can track to the south end to see the work in progress all along the way, then


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sion of the Capitol Riverfront. As the baseball stadium inspired the new Riverfront, the soccer stadium has brought change to this area along the river. There are several apartment and condo complexes already up and others under construction, and artworks have arrived in the form of beautiful large murals along the walls of the old powerplant, which is itself going to keep its huge chimneys as a historic remnant as the residential construction takes over the property. All this, while not yet as beautiful as the rest of the riverfront, is worth seeing as it undergoes change, and at the end there is a marina and a new restaurant, The Point, overlooking the confluence of the Anacostia and the Potomac. Finally, the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, along the river between Kenilworth Park and the DC line at New York Avenue is accessible by Metro a few blocks away, by auto, by hiking and biking, and by rowing into the enormous tidal marsh at high tide. The Anacostia River Trail has an entrance path just short of the New York Avenue and Amtrak Anacostia crossings. While many visit the Gardens for the summer blooms of the water lilies, it is a beautiful and quiet place for contemplation any time of the year, with elevated walkways out over the tidal marshes and a wide range of birds and other animals. We are fortunate to live in such proximity to a beautiful river and all the nature, beauty and recreation it affords. Enjoy it! Bill Matuszeski is a member of the Mayor’s Leadership Council for a Cleaner Anacostia River, and the retired Director of the Chesapeake Bay Program. He also serves on the board of Friends of the National Arboretum and on Citizen Advisory Committees for the Chesapeake and the Anacostia. u

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Jajo Barber and Stylist 404 Eighth St. SE 202-795-9889 H.I.S. Grooming 1242 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-714-1327 hisgrooming.com Powell’s Barber Shop 1232 H St. NE 202-388-0378


Atlas Salon 733 11 St NE 202-803-2903 atlassalondc.com

Tracy Hair & Nails by Nina 428 Eighth St. SE 202-546-4887

Cole Stevens Salon 1210 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-4444 colestevenssalon.com


Michael Anthony Salon 661 C St. SE 202-506-3609 michaelanthonysalondc.com

Cannabliss 4721 Sheriff Rd. NE 202-388-3000 shopcannabliss.com

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Washington Integrative Health 641 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-4478 dcintegrative.com Paradigm Chiropractic and Performance, LLC 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Ste. 470 202-546-0981 paradigmchiropracticdc.com Moses Chiropractic 400 Eighth St. NE 202-546-2000 drmochiro.com

COSMETIC Ovation Eye Institute Reconstructive and Cosmetic 810 Potomac Ave. SE 202-878-6588 ovationeye.health



Creating Beautiful Smiles for a Lifetime Susan E. Hodges, D.D.S.

Alexandra E.S. Thomson, D.M.D.

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Same day crowns with CEREC Invisalign In office whitening Conveniently located 2 blocks from the Capitol at:

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Acupuncture Safe and Effective Complementary Health Care Celebrating 20 years on the Hill!

Marjorie Grace Shovlin, L.Ac. Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist

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906 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 210 www.marjorieshovlin.com 202-680-0125

COUNSELORS Capitol Hill Consortium for Counseling and Consultation 650 Pennsylvania Ave SE Ste. 440 202-544-5440 ccccmentalhealth.com Dr. Joseph Tarantolo 902 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-5290 Mind Body Health 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 571-328-7408 mindbodyva.com Re-New Psychological Services 600 Pennsylvania Ave SE Suite 310 202-341-0500 renewpsych.com Gina Sangster, LICSW Family Therapy 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 240 202-688-2376 Sharon L. Bernier, PhD., CNS 236 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-546-5311 Capitol Hill Center for Individual and Family Therapy 50 E St. SE, Ste. 300 202-543-4645 capitolhillcenterfortherapy.net

DANCE Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) 545 7th St. SE 202-547-6839, chaw.org Momentum Dance & Fitness 534 Eighth St. SE 202-517-7252 momentumdancetheatre.com St. Mark’s Dance Studio 301 A St. SE 202-543-0053, stmarks.net


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Studio One 511 11th St. SE studioone-dance.com

DENTISTS Aden Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Tawann P. Jackson DDS 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Ste. 460, 202-547-7772 aden-family-cosmetic-dentistry. business.site East Capitol Dental Dr. Larry Bowers & Dr. Langley Bowers 711 E Capitol St. 202-544-0086 eastcapitoldental.com Capitol Dental Associates 1201 S. Capitol St. SW Ste. B 202-621-8446 capitoldentalteam.com Capitol Hill Dental Group 412 First St. SE 202-863-1600, chdg.net Capitol Hill Pediatric Dentistry 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-849-3292 capitolhillpediatric.dentist Drs. Claire Cargill and Andrea Bonnick 1009 E St. SE 202-547-2491 Nishan Halim, D.M.D. 27 Sixth St. NE 202-318-4113 nishanhalimdmd.com Dr. Chad Jones 56 M St. SE 202-670-4883 navyyarddental.com South Capitol Smile Center Sheila Samaddar DDS 1313 South Capitol St. SW 202-488-1313 southcapitolsmilecenter.com

Dr. Nishan Halim has crafted a unique state-of-the-art COSMETIC and RESTORATIVE practice offering services that draw clients from across the DC Metropolitan area. He works with an individual master ceramist on cases, which is a LUXURY to receive when creating customized smiles! A smile makeover can be as powerful as a facelift in refreshing one’s look and unleashing a second wave of vitality and confidence. Visit Dr. Halim to get the SMILE you’ve ALWAYS WANTED!

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healthy living

Tend Capitol Hill 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 212-406-3686 hellotend.com/studios/washington-dc/capitol-hill

Reformation Fitness 525 Eighth St. SE 2nd Floor 202-813-3647 reformationfitness.com

Tend Navy Yard 250 M St. SE 212-406-3686 hellotend.com/studios/washington-dc/navy-yard

Sport & Health 315 G St. SE 202-234-5678 sportandhealth.com


Waterside Fitness 901 Sixth St. SW 202-488-3701 chuckfitt.com

9Round Kickbox Fitness 1105 New Jersey Ave. SE 202-630-0848 9round.com/fitness/washingtondcnewjerseyave

Vida Fitness 1212 4th St. SE Ste. 170 202-554-0444 vidafitness.com

Balance Gym 214 D St. SE 202-450-5448 balancegym.com Crossfit DC Northeast 1365 H St. NE 202-780-0309 crossfitdc.com Euphoria Healing & Wellness (Personal Training) 611 ½ Pennsylvania Ave. SE 240-353-8189 euphoriadc.org Jade Fitness 1310 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-629-4455 jadefitnessdc.com Jana Lerbach Lifestyle Coach Jana@JanaLerbach.com (202) 601-0425 janalerbach.com Old City CrossFit 1007 H St. NE 202-804-5944 oldcitycrossfit.com Pure Barre 407 Eighth St. SE 202-847-3708 purebarre.com


MARTIAL ARTS DC Samurai Training Academy 613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE (Second Floor) dcsamurai.com Tae Kwon Do College Master Erica Gutman 202-546-6275 mastergutman@gmail.com mastergutman.com


Medical Mobile Massage by Melissa 410.504.7579 missygalli@gmail.com Sport & Health Capitol Hill 315 G St. SE 202-234-5678 sportandhealth.com

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Grubbs CARE Pharmacy 326 East Capitol St. NE 202-543-4400 grubbspharmacy.com Fort Lincoln Pharmacy & Medical Equipment 3180 Bladensburg Rd. NE 202-269-0000 fortlincolnpharmacy.com

Eye Center on Capitol Hill Salim I. Butrus, MD 650 Pennsylvania Ave SE Suite 270 202-544-1900 butruscapitoleye.com Georgetown Optician 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-597-5172 georgetownoptician.com Ovation Eye Institute 810 Potomac Ave. SE 202-878-6588 ovationeye.health


District Orthodontics Amanda Romsa, DMD, MS 700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 370 (202) 899-5529 district-ortho.com

NAILS Angelo Nails 615 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0260 angelonailswashington.com Capitol Nail Salon 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-543-0989 Eastern Market Nails 216 Seventh St. SE 202-548-0022

PEDIATRIC THERAPY Skills on the Hill, LLC 1301 Pennsylvania Ave SE 202-335-7968 skillsonthehill.com Capitol Kids Therapy Speech and Language 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE, C-9 202-544-5469 capitolkidstherapy.com

Euphoria Healing & Wellness 611 ½ Pennsylvania Ave. SE 240-353-8189, euphoriadc.org

Indigo Nail Stylist 1221 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-758-5842 nailsbyindigo.com

Lavender Retreat 1236 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-450-2329 lavender-retreat.com

Urban Nail Lounge 202-599-2505 911 H Street NE urbannaillounge.com

Grubbs CARE Pharmacy 326 East Capitol St. NE 202-543-4400 Txt 202-740-9078 grubbspharmacy.com

MassageLuxe 609 H St. NE 202-558-6160 massageluxe.com


Morton 8th Street Pharmacy 724 East Capitol St. NE 202-547-0378 mortoncarepharmacy.com

Koa Foot Massage 1126 H St. NE 202-257-2220

Eye Central 635 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-2838 eyecentral.net

Safeway Pharmacy 415 14th St SE 202-920-5875

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1601 Maryland Ave NE 202-398-6900 1100 4th St SW 202-719-2500, safeway.com CVS 500 12th St. SE 202-543-1555 661 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-3305 645 H St. NE 202-544-1878

Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Capitol Hill 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Ste. C-100 202-833-4543 childrensnational.org House Calls on the Hill Heidi Johnson, CPNP 202-306-5862 heidijohnsoncpnp.com



Active Physical Therapy 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 170 202-544-4874 active-physicaltherapy.com

DC Pilates 526 H St. NE 202-543-4600, dcpilates.net

Capitol Hill Physical Therapy Center 620 C St. SE 202-543-8020 capitolhillphysicaltherapycenter.com Pivot Physical Therapy 300 M St. SE, Unit 104 202-221-8250 pivotphysicaltherapy.com Rose Physical Therapy Group 1015 Half St. SE 202-630-0378, rosept.com

PHYSICIANS – FAMILY & GENERAL MedStar Medical Group Navy Yard 915 Half St. SE 202-546-4504 medstarhealth.org Medstar Promptcare – Urgent Care 228 Seventh St. SE 202-698-0795 medstarhealth.org



Rooted Pilates (Rooted Movement Collective) 202-681-6755 rootedmovementcollective.com Solid Core H Street 931 H Street NE 202-915-7886 solidcore.co/washington-dc/ h-street

PSYCHOTHERAPY Sharon L. Bernier, PhD., CNS 236 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-546-5311

SPA Aura Spa at The Yards 1212 Fourth St. SE Ste. 170C 202-554-0444, auraspa.net Euphoria Healing & Wellness 611 ½ Pennsylvania Ave. SE 240-353-8189 euphoriadc.org Lavender Retreat 1236 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-450-2329 lavender-retreat.com MassageLuxe 609 H St. NE 202-558-6160 massageluxe.com

SPEECH THERAPY Capitol Kids Therapy Speech and Language 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE, C-9 202-544-5469 capitolkidstherapy.com The Reading and Language Learning Center 316 F St. NE Ste. 118 202-253-1654 readingllcenter.com

Re-New Psychological Services 600 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 310 202-341-0500 renewpsych.com


Dr. Joseph Tarantolo 902 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-5290

Rosedale Recreation Center 1701 Gales St. NE 202-727-2591

Dr. Kimberly Martin HSPP, LLC Psychologist, PsyD 100 M. St. SE Suite 600 202-951-9942

William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center 635 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-724-4495 dpr.dc.gov

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Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Lincoln Capper Children’s Pool 555 L St. SE

Waterside Fitness 901 Sixth St. SW 202-488-3701, chuckfitt.com

WAXING Brow Contour 655 C St. SE 202-506-2745 European Wax Center 717 D St. SE 202-807-1750, waxcenter.com Skin Beauty Bar 749 Eighth St. SE 202-543-6993 skinbeautybardc.com Spa On the Hill 1007 E St. SE 202-543-5950, spaonthehill.com Waxing the City 506 H St. NE 202.335.5555 WaxingTheCity.com

YOGA Breathing Space 202-599-0434 Breathingspacedc.com Corepower Yoga 501 H Street NE, Suite A 202.640.2427 corepoweryoga.com Hot Yoga Capitol Hill 410 H St. NE 202-547-1208 hotyogacapitolhill.com District Flow 405 Eighth St. SE info@districtflowyoga.com districtflowyoga.com Yoga District 500 H St NE 202-265-YOGA yogadistrict.com/studios/hstreet-ne


Individual Psychology Services in the Capitol Riverfront Area In-person sessions structured for today’s busy professional. Couples therapy and group sessions also available.

Dr. Kimberly M. Martin, Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

Contact Dr. Kimberly for additional information:

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Hot Yoga Hot Pilates Barre and HIIT Yoga Sculpt Pilates/Yoga Fusion Hot Vinyasa Flow

100 M. St. SE, Suite 600

$49 All-Inclusive Week New Local Student Special *Only first-time students who live locally receive unlimited in-studio and online classes. *We require an ID on the first visit. In addition to in-studio classes, we offer ZOOM and on-demand (recorded) classes. Find more about our private sessions and retreat to Casa Om.

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LEFT: At L’Ardente, chef David Deschaies’s lasagna reportedly has 40 layers (we lost count). BELOW: Located in the Roost complex, Caruso’s Grocery conjures visions of old-fashioned Manhattan restaurants while serving traditional dishes.

Restaurant Newcomers


by Celeste McCall

n spite of the ongoing Covid pandemic, dragging into its third calendar year, new restaurants have continued to arrive on and around Capitol Hill. As hours and other details are subject to change, we are not including them here; please check their websites. Most restaurants offer carryout and delivery as well as indoor dining. (Check current Covid regulations.). Bon appetit! And don’t forget to tip generously!


Forty layers of lasagna? You’ll find them at L’Ardente, 200 Mass. Ave. NW. Plated sideways, David Deschaies’ offbeat creation is composed of short ribs, tomato sauce and Sottocenere cheese from northern Italy. Located in the Capitol Crossing development, L’Ardente’s stunning décor is appointed with glittering chandeliers, a colorful


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mural, a spacious dining room and two bar areas. You’ll also find whole branzino, bistecca ala Fiorentina (marinated steak), calamari risotto, saffron-spiked arancini (fried, mozzarella-filled rice balls), and charcoal-fired pizza. For reservations (highly recommended!) visit lardente.com. At 515 Eighth St. SE, is an Iberian gem: Bodegon Spanish Tapas, a Barracks Row spinoff of the Georgetown original. The menu showcases Spanish dishes like Andalusian gazpacho, fried calamari, grilled chorizo, cured meats, artisan cheeses, and paella (traditional seafood and vegetarian). Plus sangria, Spanish wines and a full bar. The décor is a vision of Madrid with white brick walls, ceramic plates, paintings and bullfighter motifs. bodegondc.com. Tucked away in the Roost complex is Caruso’s Grocery, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. The appealing décor conjures visions of old-fashioned Manhattan res-

taurants like Delmonico’s. Chef/partner Matt Adler’s menu showcases traditional Italian dishes: fried calamari, linguine and clams, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmesan. Gluten free options are available. For reservations (recommended) visit carusosgrocery.com. Direct from Rome is La Casina de Pinseria Romana, 327 Seventh St. SE, showcasing pinsas. “Just don’t call them pizzas.” Co-owner Fabrizio Costantini explains: “Roman pinsa is a modern take on an ancient Roman dough. It has a mixture of flours with low gluten content and high moisture but no yeast. It is left to rest for 36 to 48 hours in the refrigerator. It will ripen naturally, taking on a crunchy appearance when cooked, but soft and light inside.” La Casina also serves fried risotto balls, stuffed olives, deep-fried “pinsa bites.” For now, bring your own vino. For updates visit lacasinadc.com. On Barracks Row is Crazy Aunt

On Barracks Row, Bodegon Spanish Tapas showcases Iberian favorites including cured meats and artisan cheeses.

Helen’s, 713 Eighth St. SE, operated by Mary Quillen Helms (whose family has owned Mr. Henry’s for a half century) and veteran restaurateur Shane Mayson. The menu offers American comfort food like brisket, roasted chicken, crispy catfish, burgers and banana bread pud-

At gluten free bakery Sweet Crimes, a creatively masked employee displays a tray of yummy cupcakes.

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ding. Enjoy the colorful interior of funky tables, chairs and mismatched tableware. crazyaunthelens.com. Yet more pizza is on the way. Della Barba Pizza, 1382 East Capitol (where Al’s Pizza reigned for decades) is due to open soon. Part of a national chain, this future Della Barba previously operated out of Ivy City’s Union Kitchen. For updates visit dellabarbapizza.com. You’ll find beef and lots of it at Harvest Tide Steakhouse, 212 Seventh St. SE. This handsome steak palace is a spinoff of a Delaware-based group with other restaurants on the Eastern Shore. A Harvest Tide specialty is a 49-ounce Tomahawk ribeye, but you can also find smaller steaks, plus fishy offerings including a build-your-own seafood tower, bouillabaisse, East Coast halibut, plus vegetarian dishes and even pizza. harvesttidecapitolhill.com. Kaiju Ramen, 525 Eighth St. SE, slid into the Barracks Row space formerly Porron by Anxo. Kaiju’s dark décor is dramatic; neon lighting snakes along the

walls and ceiling. On the eclectic menu, the tako (octopus) corn dog is a trio of battered octopus globes threaded on a skewer. There are more conventional choices like edamame, chashu fried rice with pork. The full bar includes Japanese beer and sake. kaijuramen.us. Coming soon is Newland, 327 Seventh St. SE (former site of Montmartre), offering “New American” cuisine. The menu will tap Mid-Atlantic produce, seafoods and other ingredients, focusing on pastas, rice, crabby dishes and grilled beef. For updates visit newlanddc.com. Sweet Crimes, a gluten free bakery, has opened at 1238 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Besides gluten free “criminally delicious” breads, biscuits, cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies and macaroons, the shop dispenses sandwiches, muffins, quiches and more. Plus coffee and tea drinks. sweetcrimes.com.


Situated across from Nationals Park is Gatsby, 1201 Half St. SE. This handsome, art deco appointed restaurant offers updated diner classics like In-N-Out burgers (inspired by a 74-year-old CaliFAGON GUIDE 2022


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fornia-based fast food chain), vegan Caesar salads, Thai-style skirt steak, chicken pot pie, “Blue Plate Specials,” cakes, pies and “retro” cocktails. visitgatsbyrestaurant.com. Jackie, 79 Potomac Ave. SE, named for the late First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis, serves creative “New American” cuisine including roasted pumpkin burrata, “duck” PB&J, grilled octopus with blackeyed peas, housemade Spam-fried rice, tamarind fried chicken, charred cabbage with fennel puree and cashews. jackiedc.com. La Famosa, 1300 Fourth St. SE, turns out the best Puerto Rican fare we’ve tasted north of Miami. Heading the menu: bolitas (deep-fried globes filled with cheese), pastelillos (similar to empanadas, with various fillings), Latinoinspired sandwiches (try the Creole-style cod), whole crispy snapper, “traditional” flan. eatlafamosa.com. At Albi (1346 4th St. SE) Chef Michael Rafidi does an up-dated take on Levantine cuisine—Middle Eastern with a twist that’s getting rave reviews. It’s an inviting space, with plants, old carpets, and sunny picture windows. Try the “burnt” baba ganoush, the steamed dumplings stuffed with spicy lamb drizzled with chili oil or the smoky grilled lamb chops with dates and molasses. 202-921-9592. albidc.com. Pink Taco, the first Wash-

ington outpost of a Los Angelesbased national chain, is coming to 100 M St. SE. The festive menu encompasses enchiladas, burritos, tacos and alineup of margaritas including the Cadillac that comes with a mini bottle of Grand Marnier. For updates visit pinktaco.com.


An October opening is projected for District Wharf’s Phase 2. The expansion will include more than a dozen new restaurants plus the luxury Pendry Hotel. New York’s famed Philippe Chow will unveil a waterfront spinoff. Also coming are Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, burger eatery Lucky Buns, Kilwins Chocolate & Ice Cream and Scissors & Scotch. In the Maine Avenue Fish Market, expect Jessie Taylor Seafood City to spread into the slot vacated last year by Captain White. For updates visit phase2.wharfdc.com. Nestled in the Canopy by Hilton lobby is Canopy Central Bar & Café, 975 Seventh St. SW.


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Just off H Street NE, Daru creates familiar Indian dishes with international flair, including tandoori chicken.

Starting with breakfast, you’ll find lox and bagels, “adult lunchables” with meat, cheese, crackers and a “treat,” onion rings, chicken tenders, wings, “hand helds” (sandwiches), salads and pizza. canopycentralcafeandbar.com H Bar at Hyatt House, 725 Wharf St. SW, is a cozy venue dispensing breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. You’ll find avocado toast, smoked salmon bagels, lunchtime subs, pizzas, salads and “Dinner Bombers” including charcuterie boards, short ribs, creamy pesto pasta. hyatt.com. ilili, 100 District Square SW, is an upscale Lebanese restaurant sprawled in the former Requin space. The menu dispenses mezze (small plates) including baba ghannouj (spicy eggplant dip), hummus, falafel, mekanek (grilled lamb sausage), Brussels sprouts. Among entrée-sized plates are salmon (or halibut) ala plancha, stuffed grape leaves, whole organic chicken. ililirestaurants.com.


Daru, 1451 Maryland Ave. NE (just off H), is an Indian restaurant with international flair. Created by Dante Datta and chef/co-owner Suresh Sundas, the kitchen turns out innovative Indian dishes: Daal (spicy lentils) on burrata; paneer cheese with pesto tikka; naan dusted with za’atar; dhungar bhartha (smoked eggplant with ginger, cilantro and chilis); tandoori chicken, Indian breads. Besides cocktails there’s wine and beers


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including Taj Mahal lager from India and India pale ale from Michigan. darudc.com. Hakuna Matata Kitchen & Bar, 1128 H St. NE (the former Kusbah space). Serving Eastern African food, the future restaurant is named after the lively “Lion King” number “Hakuna Matata,” Swahili for “No Worries.” Expect goat kanga, chicken skewers, samosas, spicy wings, cassava fries. No website yet. Also in the works: Taqueria Al Lade II, 809 12th St. NE (just off H), former site of fried fish institution Horace and Dickie’s. Ecuadorian born Taqueria Chef Rolando Frias—who lived in Mexico as a student—also operates a Taqueria in Adams Morgan. His Atlas District spinoff will feature tacos, quesadillas, huarache (masa dough with mashed beans) with choice of protein. Tortillas will be hand made. The tiny newcomer will have just eight seats, plus a patio. Visit taqueriaallade.com. u

Agua 301 Modern Mexican celebrates the culture and cuisine of Mexico taking contemporary Mexican cuisine and infusing it with a modern flair. Whether you are looking for pitchers of margaritas, daily Happy Hour Specials, or a stunning and dynamic outdoor waterside seating area, it’s all a mere block and a half from the Navy Yard metro and a stone’s throw from Nats Stadium.



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Coming Soon to Capitol Hill The home of great-tasting grilled chicken. Our menu has been designed to cater to all. At Peri Peri Original, we only use the finest and freshest ingredients. Our famous Peri-Peri chicken is marinated for 24hrs in our unique Portuguese Peri-Peri sauce, then flame-grilled to order in your chosen spice.

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Mr Henry’s, now in its 6th decade on Capitol Hill, continues to welcome patrons with expanded outdoor seating in addition to inside dining rooms. Music, an integral part of the Henry’s experience, can be enjoyed at our live performances Wednesdays through Saturdays. You can view our schedule of performances on our website. We’ve got classic American fare for any appetite every day of the week see what we’ve got to offer at MrHenrysDC.com or just pop in for a visit at the corner of 6th and Pennsylvania SE!!

601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE LIVE MUSIC Wed. thru Sat. evenings.

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Mangialardo & Sons

Sun - Thurs 10AM - 9PM Fri & Sat 10AM - 10PM

The Best Subs on Capitol Hill! Italian Deli Est. 1953

1317 Pennsylvania Ave., SE (near Potomac Ave Metro)

202.543.6212 Mon _ Fri 8 AM _ 3 PM




Mehari Sequar Gallery at 1402 H St. NE, is dedicted to the promotion of art from the African diaspora.

by Elizabeth O’Gorek

THEATRE COMPANIES Arena Stage 1101 Sixth St. SW 202-554-9066, arenastage.org Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, is a national center dedicated to American voices and artists. Arena Stage produces plays of all that is passionate, profound, deep and dangerous in the The Wharf. Photo: A. Lightman


he Hill is rich in cultural amenities. From our front doors, it is just a walk to concerts, poetry readings, art exhibits, book talks, and plays. There are regular weekly or monthly happenings that often feature our many talented neighbors including poets, novelists, playwrights, actors, musicians and artists. Many are welcoming vaccinated guests to return to our seats as a live audience again. Check out the website for each organization to see what they are doing and the ways that you can support the groups and place that make and showcase beauty on the Hill.

American spirit, presenting diverse and groundbreaking work from some of the best artists around the country. Arena Stage is committed to commissioning and developing new plays and impacting the lives of over 10,000 students annually through its work in community en-

gagement. Now in its eighth decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 300,000. Faction of Fools Theatre Company 545 Seventh St. SE factionoffools.org, info@factionoffools.org Faction of Fools Theatre Company is DC’s only Commedia dell’Arte company. The company preserves and promotes this Renaissance theatre style by both respecting its past and exploring its future. In addition to performances and touring, the company does school residencies, university workshops, and professional training for actors. Visit the website factionoffools.org or email info@ factionoffools.org for more information. Folger Shakespeare Theater – (See Folger Shakespeare Library under Performance Venues below) Mosaic Theater Company 1333 H St. NE (in residence at Atlas Performing Arts Center) 202-399-7993 x2, mosaictheater.org Mosaic Theater Company of DC is known for producing provocative and socially relevant performances while


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providing opportunities for community dialogue and development for emerging artists. In its seventh season, Mosaic hopes to bring up to six new projects to audiences both at the Atlas Performing Arts Center and remotely, on screen. St. Mark’s Players 301 A St. SE 202-854-9199, stmarksplayers.org St. Mark’s Players has been a fixture on Capitol Hill for 39 years as the resident company at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. From their roots performing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, this company has evolved to become an established and respected member of the DC theater community. Each season, the Players perform three plays. Taffety Punk Theatre Company 545 Seventh St. SE (in residence at CHAW) 202-873-5330, taffetypunk.com Info@TaffetyPunk.com This small but mighty company frequently performs in the black box space of Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Taffety Punk was founded by a group of artists who shared both a love of the Bard as well as punk rock music. The company is known for a fierce aesthetic, a pared down approach to classics and a commitment to accessible ticket prices.

MUSIC PROGRAMS Capital City Symphony 1333 H St. NE (Atlas Performing Arts Center) capitalcitysymphony.org execdir@capitalcitysymphony.org Based at the Atlas Arts Center, Capital City performs creative programs in a relaxed concert format provides a musical outlet for talented amateur as well as professional players. Led by director Victoria Gau since 1997, the 100 volunteer musicians enthusiastically explore both symphonic classics and the best of 20th Century music. Capitol Hill Chorale P.O. Box 15703 202-540-0547, capitolhillchorale.org Maestro Frederick Binkholder leads this 90-voice ensemble, performing a series


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of three concerts each season at area churches and festivals, presenting both a cappella and accompanied works in classical, folk, jazz and popular music genres. United States Navy Band 617 Warrington Ave. SE (Washington Navy Yard) navyband.navy.mil The United States Navy Band is actually comprised of six primary performing groups as well as a host of smaller ensembles. One hundred seventy enlisted musicians perform over 270 public concerts and 1,300 ceremonies each year. Every spring, the Concert Band hosts their annual Young Artist Solo Competition. From May to the end of August, the band performs at regular Friday Evening Parades. The performance and parade are free, but reservations are recommended. Go online at paraderes. dcmarines.com to reserve. Find a full event calendar on the website.

MUSIC VENUES The Anthem 901 Wharf St. SW 202-888-0020, theanthemdc.com With a capacity of 6000, Anthem is more intimate than a large arena concert venue. State-of-the-art sound engineering makes Anthem one of the nation’s most acoustically prime places to watch your favorite performer. Capital Turnaround 770 M St. SE capitalturnaround.com/live-events The historic streetcar barn has been turned into a state of the art performance space featuring a capacity of 850, cutting edge sound and lights and a layout that artists and audiences love. Union Stage is now programming the venue, booking live music, speakers, podcasts and comedy on stage. See upcoming shows at www.unionstage.com Mr. Henry’s Upstairs 601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-8412, mrhenrysdc.com Local neighborhood pub and restaurant Mr. Henry’s has been in operation since 1966. The upstairs bar launched the career of artists such as Roberta Flack

and continues to feature local talent with weekly jazz programming. The venue hosts online concerts 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday to support local musicians. There’s a full line up of live shows: The Wednesday Capitol Hill Jazz Jam (CHJJ), Groove Thursdays, celebrating Latin music and culture; Friday Feature showcases local jazz acts; and the Saturday showcase of jazz vocalists. See the calendar of events and make a reservation online at mrhenrysdc.com/calendar Miracle Theatre 535 Eighth St. SE themiracletheatre.com The National Community Church purchased the historic Meader Theater in 2011, restoring it to the glory of its 1909 opening. Today, the 371-seat theatre is a second-run movie house and a live performance and event venue programmed by Union Stage. See upcoming live shows online: themiracletheatre.com/eventcategory/live-events Pie Shop 1339 H St. NE 202-398-8437, pieshopdc.com info@pieshopdc.com Pie Shop is an independent womanowned, Washington DC legacy small business, baking the DC area’s favorite pies since 2010 and rebranded in 2020.

John Ritter performs at the historic Sixth and I Synagogue. Photo: A. Lightman



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Herb Scott plays a show in Gessford Court SE as part of the CHRS Home & Gardens Tour May 8, 2021. Photo: E. O’Gorek

Upstairs, Pie Shop is also an award-winning independent live music venue with a capacity of 75, dedicated to supporting the D.C. area’s vibrant local music and arts community.

DANCE Capitol Movement 222 G St. SW 240-375-4505 capitolmovement.org info@capitolmovement.org Offering classes in hip-hop, contemporary, jazz and lyrical dance for adults and kids, Capitol Movement also offers workshops, and master classes at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) and Sport & Health. The professional Capitol Movement Dance and CMI Kids Companies tour and are available for bookings at performances, classes and events. Joy of Motion 1333 H St. NE (in Atlas Performing Arts) 202-813-9505 joyofmotion.org Joy of Motion offers classes and workshops for dancers (and would-be dancers) of all ages, abilities, and levels in ballet, hip hop, flamenco, ballroom, tango, and belly dancing. info@joyofmotion.org


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Momentum Dance Theatre 534 Eighth St. SE 202-517-7252 momentumdancetheatre.org MomentumDanceTheatre@gmail.com Founded in 1986 by Hill resident Roberta Rothstein, its mission is to be ambassadors of the jazz, hip hop and dance theater experience through performance, training, outreach and audience engagement. The studio aims to provide professional, high level training that is also nurturing and personal. Classes are small so instructors can provide individual attention. At least two large scale, professional productions per year are open to the general public, featuring Momentum students and professionals. St. Mark’s Dance Studio 301 A St. SE stmarksdance.org info@stmarksdance.org St. Mark’s Dance Studio encourages dancers of all levels to reach their maximum potential. Courses include ballet, modern and pilates for children from 3 years to teen years as well as adults. Instructors are highly experienced in their art and generous with their knowledge and encouragement in class. Step Afrika! 1333 H St. NE (in Atlas Performing Arts Center) 202-399-7993 ext.111, stepafrika.org Dedicated to the art and tradition of stepping, Step Afrika! is a national and international touring company presenting performance, residencies and workshops worldwide. Step Afrika! gets people moving—towards college, towards a greater appreciation for the arts and towards a better understanding of each other. Don’t miss their holiday step show at the Atlas for all ages. Studio One Dance 511 11th St. SE studioone-dance.com Studio One offers creative ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical classes to kids from 2 to 8 years. Classes use props and instruments to explore imagination and movement and introduce both classical and contemporary music as well as beginner ballet terms and

positions. Classes are now held in their new 11th Street studio space. Birthday party packages are also available.

PERFORMANCE CENTERS These are organizations which produce and or host a variety of creative groups, performances, lectures, discussions and other events. Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE 202-399-7993, atlasarts.org The Atlas complex includes four performance venues, dance studios, lobby, cafe and administrative offices. The performance season of theatre, dance, and music is anchored by resident arts partners: Capital City Symphony, Joy of Motion Dance Center, Mosaic Theater Company of DC and Step Afrika! Throughout the year the Atlas produces its annual Intersections Festival together with programming for young audiences. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop 545 Seventh St. SE 202-547-6839, chaw.org Through after-school classes, summer camps and adult classes CHAW builds community and fosters creativity through the arts. The renovated school building on Seventh Street SE houses a dance studio, black box theater, drawing/painting and ceramics studios, an art gallery, a photographic darkroom, and rooms for private music instruction. Capital Turnaround 770 M St. SE capitalturnaround.com The main hall of the newly-renovated Capital Turnaround can accommodate 300 seated dinner guests, and a 982-person capacity concert hall features stateof-the art LED screens, audio visuals and sound production. Contact events@ capitalturnaround.com Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse 201 F St. NE, 202-558-6900 ebenezerscoffeehouse.com Owned and operated by the National Community Church, the coffee house has also become a favorite venue for local indie, folk rock, and acoustic singers and



songwriters as well as meetings and luncheons. In addition, the coffeehouse hosts ballroom dance lessons and open-mic nights for musicians and poets. Folger Shakespeare Library & Theatre 201 East Capitol St. SE 202-544-4600 box office 202-544-7077 folger.edu Folger Shakespeare Library is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare’s material and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts and works of art. Its Elizabethan theater provides an intimate setting for world class productions. Public programs include plays, concerts, literary readings, family activities and exhibitions, as well as numerous K-12 and college programs for students and teachers. A major renovation of the 1932 Paul Cret building began in early 2020, restricting access to the building, but programs will continue at other locations and virtually. Check the website for event listings.

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Hill Center 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-549-4172 hillcenterdc.org Commissioned by President Lincoln in 1864 as the first Naval Hospital in Washington, the rehabilitated Old Naval Hospital is now home to Hill Center. A vibrant home for culture, education and city life on Capitol Hill, Hill Center offers a wide variety of programming for people of all ages and backgrounds, including lectures and conversations which showcase current newsmakers and opinion leaders; cooking, language, studio arts, mindful motion and health classes and more. Hill Center Galleries hosts over 100 artists annually in gallery spaces throughout the building,

and its annual Pottery on the Hill attracts the finest potters from across the nation who sell their work in person and online. The Library of Congress 10 First St. SE (Thomas Jefferson Building) 202-707-5000, loc.gov The largest library in the world is right here in our neighborhood. Library of Congress not only houses the entirety of American culture within its walls, it also produces a wide variety of programming including movies, concerts, exhibitions, book talks, and poetry readings accessible to the public. Miracle Theatre 535 Eighth Street SE 202-400-3210 themiracletheatre.com The theatre shows current films and hosts live performances. The theatre is the site of local film festivals such as DC Shorts and can also be rented for private events. Culture House (formerly Blind Whino) 700 Delaware Ave. SW culturehousedc.org Over 15,000 square feet in the historic Friendship Baptist Church is dedicated to community-based arts programming, notable art Institutions and organizations. Visual pieces rotate through the 2,000 square foot art annex, with performances and events happening in the lounge and performance spaces. Unless closed for a private event, the gallery is open Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check the online calendar to confirm hours of operation.

VISUAL ARTS Artechouse 1238 Maryland Ave. SW artechouse.com/location/dc

ARTECHOUSE is the nation’s first innovative art destination dedicated to the intersection of art, science and technology. From immersive art spaces to an extended reality (XR) mobile app, ARTECHOUSE is where curiosity-seekers of all ages go to experience creative innovation without limits. Founded in 2015, ARTECHOUSE has become a premier destination, both online and offline, for genre-pushing, technologydriven art. Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) 545 Seventh St. SE caphillartleague.org A program of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, CHAL is a thriving volunteer led organization for over 80 local artists. The program offers exhibitions, gallery talks, master classes, lectures, workshops, monthly peer critique meetings, Plein Air outings and other art related activities. Each year, CHAL hosts an Open Call exhibit for members and non-members of the DC Metro area. Members are able to submit work for numerous juried exhibits as well as non-juried shows held at Frame of Mine (545 Eighth St. SE). Frame of Mine 545 Eighth St. SE frameofminedc.com 202-543-3030 In addition to a wide range of framing, glass-cutting and canvas services, this familyowned Barracks Row business hosts art shows in the front of the store. Local artists and art collectives, such as the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) show their non-juried exhibitions here annually. Check out their website for hours. The Fridge 516½ Eighth St. SE thefridgedc.com Located in the alley behind

Barracks Row, the Fridge DC is dedicated to making the art accessible. In addition to the visual arts, the gallery maintains a programming schedule that includes workshops, musical performances, poetry readings and spoken word. Check the website for hours and events. Gallery NK 321 K St. NE (rear alley) 240-486-0261 galleryonk.com Gallery NK is part artist studio, part artist residence and mostly a street-level art gallery tucked away in a cozy alley between I and K Streets NE. The gallery exhibits local and international artists in a variety of mediums. The staff excels at helping clients find the right work to display in a particular environment. Gallery O on H 1354 H St. NE 202-649-0210, galleryoonh.com Gallery O on H is DC’s most unique indoor-outdoor gallery and event venue. It is a space where art, music, and the unexpected come together to honor the past and celebrate the present. The space smoothly integrates the East Gallery and Courtyard with the newly renovated West Gallery and the “Garage.” Inspired by the New Orleans concept of “concealed-revealed,” a private landscaped Courtyard is tucked behind meticulously restored buildings, ready for a wedding or special event.d evoke a peaceful feel. Mehari Sequar Gallery 1402 H St. NE Mehariseuargallery.com The gallery champions a diverse range of established, emerging and international artists from the African diaspora who explore conceptual approaches and embrace the freedoms of artistic expression across all mediums. u FAGON GUIDE 2022





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Raising Kids on the


by Elizabeth O’Gorek

Kids at Eastern Market Metro Park. Photo: E. O’Gorek


contributor to Reddit feed on Washington DC defines our neighborhood this way: “You need a ridiculously expensive stroller, at least one kid under 5, and a dog.” Well, kids don’t define this neighborhood, but we all know it takes a village to raise a child. You’re in the best village in DC, friends. Here’s a list of just a few of the reasons it is wonderful to raise kids on the Hill.

These Kids Don’t Know How Good They Have It

Every time we leave the house, my 7- and 3-year-old say, “Can we buy something?” And I say “no.” But then we make it about halfway down the street before they find a cardboard box labelled “FREE” with a new game or toy in it (all my love to whomever put the stuffed sheep that sings when squeezed out on 12th Street last fall). There are free libraries on nearly every block where they can switch books they’ve memorized (I will never unlearn “More Spaghetti I Say”) for newly entertaining volumes. That’s before we get to Trader Joe’s for milk and the cashier hands them each a lollipop. We might get through the store


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Modern Dance Weekly Class By Audition Only

Ages 8 to 12 13 to 16

Christmas Time Dec. 2 & 3 A Workshop to Engage the Children & Give Mom & Dad some Time

Baby Ballet Morning Sessions Small Group Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me

Performing Arts Music & Movement Classes


Dance Yoga Piano Voice Theatre Therapeutic Arts & More All Ages—Group or Private

All Saints Celebration


Kids’ Band Weekly Class By Audition Only

Ages 8 to 12 13 to 16

The Arts

Family Creative Process The Healing Power of the Arts Creativity & Parenting

A Class for Parents Thursdays 8:15-9:00 pm

Musical Theater Weekly Class By Audition Only

October 30th

Come Celebrate the Goodness in Our World Dress as Your Real-Life Superhero Between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

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trade, sell and buy the myriad of super-expensive things that little kids need for really short periods of time. It’s like having your mom, your best friend, your kids’ friends’ parents, a second-hand store, and a trusted business and product review site at your fingertips at all times.

quickly, with that reward at the end; but we usually spend a good hour at the new Eastern Metro Plaza “yellow” playground or looking at all the stalls at the weekend Flea Market,or wandering through the stacks at Southeast Library.

Kids Stay Busy

That’s right, even in these pandemic days, there’s so much for kids to do, and if you’ve got good shoes (and that nice stroller) you can walk there. Music and arts classes at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW). Soccer with DC Way. Dance in Lincoln Park with Tippi Toes, or pole vaulting near RFK Stadium with DC Vault, where kids as young as 9 are clearing 8-feet jumps. Movies at Miracle Theatre. A performance of Step Afrika! at Atlas Theatre. To cool off in summer, there’s the pools at Rosedale Recreation Center and Lincoln Capper Pool and the spray parks that pepper the area —at EMMP, Watkins Recreation, Canal Park; and the ever-popular waterfall wade pool at Yards Park, a destination that has everything: shade from the pedestrian bridge, a great view of the river and a pizza place (Nicoletta Pizza) really, really nearby.

Excellent Schools and School Community

Hey, nobody doubts that schools can get better, least of all the parents and community who are and have been working to make sure that happens. Yet the waiting lists to Capitol Hill schools like Brent and School-Within-A-School demonstrate their success. Parent groups run annual fundraisers that provide information (annual J.O. Wilson School Camp


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King Bullfrog at Lincoln Park. Photo: E. O’Gorek

It’s Easy to Make Friends

But it’s not just about the kids -- it’s about you, Fair), supply the next size in jackets too. It might take a village and a new toy (Maury Elementary’s to raise a child, but having a child Annual Yard Sale) or give the parents a opens more village doors. When the night out (Amidon-Bowen’s Southwest pandemic hit, we banded together Soirée). And check out the after-school with three other families to create a programming. One elementary school learning pod for our kindergartener. is offering Japanese cooking this winter. A year later, the kids are still her best friends and the parents are mine. We MOTH: Moms on the Hill have birthday and end of year parties, The Moms on the Hill list serv is a gym mornings, mom nights out and community within the community. celebrate birthdays, Christmas and The parents on this list offered cyberPassover. Getting involved with the support in my “fourth trimester” when school’s parent-teacher organization the baby screamed bloody murder for has sealed the bonds between myself three straight months; advice about and many other volunteers who got places and people to consult with up at dawn to set up the Yard Sale for everything from birthday parties or stayed late to organize sizes in to medical needs; and the chance to school t-shirts. And the kids? They are still astounded that we meet people they know at every playground. When we moved to the Hill, we were just looking for a place with more than two bedrooms and a bicycle commute to downtown that took less than a half-hour. Those were lofty enough goals. We didn’t know we were moving into a village that would celebrate children and community every single day. Capitol Hill loves children, and they love it here. We don’t know how lucky we are. u A boy plays with balloons at Yards Park. Photo: Katie Yen



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here is a wide array of opportunities for kids to learn, play and grow on the Hill. These include community centers and libraries; book, toy, and game stores; indoor play spaces; online resources; tutoring, school and learning resources; family health and wellness support; and activities, camps, and classes.

COMMUNITY CENTERS AND LIBRARIES DC Public Libraries dclibrary.org Public library branches on the Hill include Northeast (330 7th St. SE), Rosedale (1701 Gales St.NE), Southeast (403 7th St.SE), and Southwest (900 Wesley Pl S.W.). Libraries host children's storytimes, events, and more educational activities. Hill Center 921 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. 202-549-4172, hillcenterdc.org Hill Center has three floors of multipurpose space for classes, programming and events. It offers classes for people of all ages and backgrounds. A sampling of classes includes cooking, art and language classes, public interest programs, day off and summer camps, dance, and karate. Hill Center's galleries also display year-round exhibitions from regional artists. Hill Havurah 212 East Capitol St.NE 202-739-3515, hillhavurah.org Hill Havurah's education program offers students of all ages the opportunity to learn within an inclusive, dynamic, growing Jewish community. The program begins with the weekday Gan Shalom


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Cooperative Preschool and continues through Yavneh, the pre-k through 7th grade religious school that meets on Sundays. It also includes B'nai Mitzvah preparation and training.

BOOKS, GAMES AND TOYS East City Bookshop 645 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. Ste. 100 202-290-1636, eastcitybookshop.com Capitol Hill's local book shop has a large selection of books, toys and gifts for children to young adults (and all ages). Offerings include story times, author readings, book clubs and special events. Fairy Godmother Children's Books and Toys 319 Seventh St. SE 202-547-5474 Roberta and Jack Blanchard have a wellcurated selection of fiction and nonfiction books, puzzles, dress-up and animal and fantasy figurines. They carry an array of choices for baby showers and toddlers, including Steiff plush toys and collectables, and book-themed onesies and totes. They also have crafts, science kits and books in Spanish and French. Groovy DC 321 Seventh St. SE 202-544-6633 groovydc.com, info@groovydc.com A one-stop shop for unique gifts for housewarmings, birthdays or any special occasion. If you are having a party, they have everything—paper napkins, plates, candles, gift bags and wrapping paper, invitations, balloons, birthday hats and even tiaras. Labyrinth Games and Puzzles 645 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. 202-544-1059, labyrinthgameshop.com Games and puzzles abound at Labyrinth.

The first day of school ends for the littlest students at Appletree Public Charter School (138 12th St. NE). Photo: E. O’Gorek

The store specializes in games for all ages, Lego and all types of puzzles. Hosting both adult and kid's events, there's always something fun happening at Labyrinth. Check the website for the full calendar of events. Solid State Books 600F H St. NE (in the Apollo) 202-897-4201, solidstatebooksdc.com Solid State Books is an independent bookstore and café that carries a diverse selection of books and gifts and hosts dynamic programs and events for adults and children. They also offer a selection of fine beer, wine, coffee, pastries and snacks in their cafe. Join them for their book clubs or an event for you or the kids.

ONLINE RESOURCES MoTH (Moms on the Hill) Main@MoTH.groups.io MoTH is open to moms, dads, and guardians who are residents of Capitol Hill. This support group has over 8,000 members who discuss parenting issues on the listserv and meet up for many





Individualized online sessions to address your child’s speech and language goals and developmental delays.


Addressing foundational skills for math, early literacy and written expression using a language-based approach.

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activities around the Hill, like playgroups, Meals on Wheels for families with new arrivals, education fairs and community activities. Parents also buy, sell, giveaway and seek items for their children. Moms and Moms-to-be of Capitol Hill facebook.com/groups/208466146178343 This group was created as a support group for new and expecting moms in the Capitol Hill area of Washington DC. It is a place to ask questions and gain support from other Capitol Hill moms and professionals. Membership must be requested.

LEARNING SPACES The Little Gym Capitol Hill 625 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. 202-450-1175 thelittlegym.com/capitolhilldc The Little Gym on Capitol Hill is a children's gym offering activities for kids including parent/child classes, kids dance, gymnastics, sports skills and karate. They also offer summer camp and host birthday parties. Mathnasium 621 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. 202-760-2206 Mathnasium.com capitolhilldc@mathnasium.com Whether your child struggles with math or is an advanced learner, they can benefit from math tutoring. Mathnasium offers both incenter and face-to-face online sessions for grades 1-12.


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Capitol Hill Learning Group (CHLG) capitolhilllearninggroup.com CHLG’s K-8 University-Model® program is Christian based and located at Ninth & Maryland Avenue NE. Established in 2006, CHLG is a micro-school that boasts small class sizes, a tight-knit learning community, and a reduced in-school schedule. Bringing the Christian worldview to bear in all learning is a hallmark of its dedicated teachers, and its students grow to be responsible, independent and self-driven learners. Capitol Teachers 202-288-1900, capitolteachers.com tutors@capitolteachers.com Capitol Teachers is dedicated to providing high-quality tutoring services in the greater Washington DC area. Services include virtual and in-person tutoring, learning pods and small-group classes. DC Summer Camp Fair J.O. Wilson Elementary School 660 K St. NE, dccampfair.com The J.O. Wilson Elementary school PTA gathers representatives from more than 30 camps in the DMV to share information on their spring break and summer camp offerings. The fair has been on hiatus during the pandemic, but usually takes place in late January, just before registration for summer camp begins. Downey School Consulting DowneySchoolConsulting@gmail.com EV Downey has been working in education for nearly 20 years, first as a teacher, then as a private school admissions officer. She brings that wealth of experience, and site visits to hundreds of schools, to her work as an educational consultant. She can help navigate the school lottery system and find the right private school. Learning Specialist on the Hill Colleen Buchanan, MS, AOGPE 202-641-7508 LearningSpecialistOnTheHill@gmail.com Buchanan, a former learning specialist from Friends Community School, helps families optimize learning for all their children. She offers parents consultations, academic skills

assessments, readiness and acceleration planning, executive function skills coaching, tutoring, and test-prep (SSAT/ISEE, SAT/ ACT, GRE & Praxis). Frank Tutoring 202-480-2985, franktutoring.com Frank Tutoring is a cohort of college students who provide personalized online tutoring, at an affordable rate, to any student in grades 5–12. They believe that every student is unique and tailor each session to their needs and personality. They offer SAT/PSAT Prep, ACT Prep, and college essay and application coaching. In addition, they offer Middle and High School subjects, including Math, Calculus, History, Chemistry, Biology, and other sciences. Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization w6pspo.org, w6pspo@gmail.com W6PSPO promotes cooperation among the parent organizations of the public schools across Ward 6 to improve the education received by all children. W6PSPO works on goals such as strengthening feeder patterns, improving facilities and promoting green and pedestrian/cyclist-friendly school environments.


See also: Health and Fitness section of the guide Capitol Hill Child Psychiatry 50 E St. SE Ste. 300 202-810-1923 capitolhillchildpsychiatry.com Capitol Hill Psychiatry offers play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, medication management and psychotherapy for all ages. Dr. Meg van Achterberg has experience in the treatment of childhood ADHD, behavior issues, trauma and developmental disorders, as well as depression and anxiety.


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Capitol Kids Therapy LLC 201 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. 202-544-5469 capitolkidstherapy.com Founded in 2000 on Capitol Hill, Capitol Kids Therapy provides pediatric speech and language therapy to children up to 12 years old. Capitol Kids Therapy offers virtual and in-person office visits. Their therapists address a variety of speech and language areas, including (but not limited to): speech therapy, language therapy, feeding therapy, oral motor, and articulation therapy. Offers screenings, parent consultation, parent/teacher workshops, and treatment. Early Stages earlystagesdc.org Early Stages is an evaluation center that works with families to identify and address developmental delays in children aged between two years eight months and five years 10 months. A program of D.C. Public Schools, Early Stages provides evaluations for D.C. child residents who have not yet entered the school system or are currently homeschooled.

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The Reading and Language Learning Center 316 F St. NE 703-821-1363 readingllcenter.com info@readingllcenter.com The RLLC clinicians offer services to improve articulation, language, learning disabilities, reading disorders and cognitive rehabilitation. It was founded in 2002 as a center for the treatment of dyslexia and language deficiencies in both children and adults. They offer programs throughout the year as well as summer programs for children aged 2 years and older.

Skills on the Hill, LLC 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. 202-335-7968 skillsonthehill.com sothdc@skillsonthehill.com Skills on the Hill offers pediatric occupational therapy to children from birth to teenage years. The practice has experience working with motor-skill delays (visual, fine, and gross motor), hypotonia, dyspraxia, sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and trouble with social and play skills. Therapists work closely with families using a team approach.


See also: Health and Fitness section of the guide Doulas of Capitol Hill 571-207-8005 doulasofcapitolhill.com Doulas of Capitol Hill is a concierge doula agency that provides birth, postpartum and lactation support, education, and community. The full-time doulas work to help new parents feel at ease, safe and empowered as they celebrate becoming new parents, offering personalized support as well as community connections. Check out their blog online. Housecalls on the Hill Heidi Johnson, CPNP 202-306-5862 heidijohnsoncpnp.com Heidi.j.johnson@gmail.com Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) Heidi Johnson has more than 20 years experience providing primary care to kids on the Hill. You can call or text her, and she will come to your home and assess, diagnose, and even prescribe medications as necessary for your child. She can also test for some common ailments. She Is available to see kids aged birth to college, seven days a week, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Text for fastest reply.

Adventures on The Hill now has two Capitol Hill locations! Ludlow Taylor School | 659 G St., NE 20002

St. Monica St. James | 222 8th St., NE 20002 - Still Enrolling


Adventures on The Hill is a day camp operating Monday - Friday from 8am - 6pm. We offer a full day of arts and STEM activities, outdoor time, and occasional field trips. Each week has a specific theme that the curriculum is focused on. To register and for more information:

visit SummerCampDC.com (There is a waitlist preference given to children aging out of University for Kids)

More photos and activities can be found on our Facebook page. Do not forget to like us! @adventuressummercamp Email info@adventuressummercamp with any questions or call: 202-688-1580 We hope to speak soon!

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ACTIVITIES, CAMPS, AND CLASSES & PRESCHOOLS Adventures on the Hill 659 G St., NE / 222 8th St., NE 202-688-1580, summercampdc.com Adventures on the Hill is a full-day program. It offers arts and STEM activities, outdoor time and field trips. Each week is themed with a focused curriculum. American Youth Chorus 545 7th St. SE, 301-502-4952 congressionalchorus.org Temporarily on pause, the American Youth Chorus is an afterschool program of the Congressional Chorus at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) for ages 8-14. Scheduled auditions take place on a rolling basis throughout the year. Check online to see if the revisions are complete and get involved. AppleTree Schools appletreeschools.org 202-526-1503 An exclusive Tier 1, free education for three- and four-year-old children to explore the uniqueness of a pre-K experi-ence. Safe, convenient learning spaces near home or job. The schools use Every Child Ready, an early learning in-structional approach that focuses on social-emotional learning, mathematics, language, literacy and STEM. Breathing Space 641 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. 202-599-0434 breathingspacedc.com inquiries@breathingspacedc.com Breathing Space supports healthy families through yoga and wellness education for all ages. Offerings include yoga classes for newborn to adult, prenatal and postnatal yoga, parenting and breastfeeding support, infant massage, lactation support, and more.


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Busy Bees Music and Arts Playgroup 921 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. (in Hill Center) BusyBeesDC.com DCBusyBees@gmail.com Busy Bees Music and Arts Playgroup offers flexible, drop-off playschool every weekday for kids ages 21-48 months. Busy Bees is not a cooperative model, so there is no requirement to help in the school or classroom. In addition, Busy Bees holds camps for ages 2-9 years old for school days off, spring, summer, and winter break incorporating music, art, Spanish instruction, games, and other activities. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) 545 Seventh St. SE 202-547-6839, chaw.org Diverse and dynamic classes in dance, theater, music, visual art, ceramics, and photography help students develop a unique artistic voice as they explore and create while working in community with their peers. Additionally, CHAW provides special middle school classes focusing on deeper arts. Private music instruction is also available. Capitol Hill Learning Group (CHLG) capitolhilllearninggroup.com CHLG’s Preschool program, located at Ninth & Maryland Avenue NE, is a Christ-centered, teacher-directed preschool program for children aged 2.5 to 5 years of age. Established in 2006, the school is licensed by DC as a morning only parent/ teacher cooperative with parents serving as the assistant in the classroom on a rotating basis. CHLG boasts small class sizes of no more than 10 students and a tight-knit learning community. Eagle Academy PCS eagleacademypcs.org Eagle Academy Public Charter School employs a variety



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of educational, technological, physical, and sociological tools to transform its students into active learners. Offering pre-K to Third Grade instruction, the school has a myri-ad of programs including STEM, arts, music, foreign language, and adventure activities that encourage student curi-osity, which is the key to successful learning. Mister Mike's Music Together 202-251-7205 mistermikesmusic.com mistermikesmusic@gmail Mr. Mike's Music together classes offer music and movement courses to caregivers and children aged 0-6 years, giving families an opportunity to form a music-making bond. 45-minute classes are offered in 10-week sessions at various locations and scheduling tweaks are accommodated. Visit the website to learn more about the instructors, philosophy, locations and classes.


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Momentum Dance & Fitness 534 Eighth St. SE 202-517-7252 momentumdancetheatre.com Momentum offers dance and dance theater training leading to community performances including their famous Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker. In age- and level-appropriate classes each student develops skills in jazz and hip-hop technique, learns how to remember choreography, and develops movement improvisation. Acting classes have been added to the Jazz Hip Hop Academy curriculum. Class sizes are small, performance opportunities are large. Best for children age 6-16. Music on the Hill 801 D St. NE, 202-733-3158 musiconthehilldc.com info@musiconthehilldc.com Music on the Hill is a familyowned and -operated full-service music store dedicated to bringing


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high-quality tools and education to musicians of all levels. New and used band and orchestra instruments are available for rent. Private and group lesson offerings are taught by highly qualified and experienced instructors. The store also sells instruments, sheet music, and accessories. Northeast Stars Montessori Preschools Summer Camp 703-945-0408, nestars.net Northeast Stars Montessori Preschools are fully licensed preschools in Old Town Alexandria and Capitol Hill, Washington DC. The schools deliver “Montessori and More! “through mixed-age (two to five years) classrooms, carefully planned lessons and the incorporation of music and arts. Enroll now in their Summer Camp. Explore dif-ferent countries of the world with their fun activities and interactive learning – weekly enrollment. Polite Piggy's Summer Camp & AfterCare 240-396-8957, politepiggys.com Serving the community since 2008 and with four locations in D.C. Public Schools, Polite Piggy's Day Camp provides outof-school time care for children ages 3-10. They offer kids a fun and energetic environment where they can thrive socially, physically, and emotionally by providing ageappropriate learning opportunities, outdoor activities, and field trips (seasonal). From Before and After School Care to Day and Summer Camps, they want to be your child's favorite place to be when they're away from family and school. The Music Teacher – Mary Leonino 202-544-3106 For over 40 years Ms. Mary has been teaching piano, theater, voice, modern dance, musical theater on Capitol Hill. All ages welcome. Ms. Mary believes the arts are a wonderful tool for



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gram for children starting with Karate and moving up to stages that include Jujutsu and, when ready Bushido. Long-time student Lauren Johnson operates the D.C. location under the continued technical guidance of Shihan Nakamura.

parenting, well-being and creating a loving joyful world. St. Mark's Dance Studio Third & A Streets S.E. 202-543-0054, stmarksdancestudio.org For over 50 years the St. Mark's Dance Studio has encouraged dancers of all levels to reach their potential, training dancers primarily in ballet and jazz. Classes are for preschoolers, children, teens, and adults and range from beginner to advanced level. Pilates, exercise and Parent/Me Classes are also available. Tippi Toes Dance® 202-527-9089, TippiToesDC.com claire@TippiToesDance.com Tippi Toes® provides kid-friendly, high energy, positive dance classes for children ages 18 months to 11 years in childcare centers, schools, playgroups and community centers. Tippi Toes® also provides Princess & Super Hero themed day-off school camps and summer camps as well as birthday party entertainment. University for Kids 806 H St. NE / 728 F St. NE 202-681-4249, childcarecapitolhill.com A high-quality early childhood program designed to jumpstart a child’s development and lifetime learning. They use a national research-based curriculum while offering STEM and Spanish immersion programs for infants to three-year-old children.

SPORTS Capitol Hill Little League P.O. Box 15454 chlldc.org, information@chlldc.org The Capitol Hill Little League (CHLL) program offers baseball and softball practices and games for children aged 5 to 14. CHLL emphasizes sportsmanship and integrity alongside the rules of the game. Games and practices are held at Amidon-Bowen, J.O. Wilson, Walker-Jones, Ludlow-Taylor, Miner, Payne and Tyler elementary schools and Eastern High. DC Department of Recreation (DC DPR) Kids Sports & Fitness – Multiple Locations 202-673-7647 dpr.dc.gov/page/kids-sports-fitness DC DPR offers classes across the District


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in dance, fitness and sports. From ballet for 4-year-olds to tackle football, swim, lacrosse and pickleball, DPR sessions are affordable and accessible for multiple levels and ages. Visit the website for more information, including class locations and to look at offerings in your child's age group. DC Vault 2200 E. Capitol St. NE (RFK Stadium), events@dcvault.org D.C. Vault runs an outdoor pole vault training center on East Capitol near the RFK Stadium, where they hold training sessions and events for entry level to elite athletes in individual, group and private settings. A youth course intended for vaulters aged 6-10 teaches primary phases of vault. Fort Dupont Ice Arena 3779 Ely Pl. S.E. 202-584-5007, fdia.org FDIA is a non-profit that offers a wide variety of skating programs to D.C. kids ages 5-18. Enroll in group skating lessons, ice hockey, speed skating, and summer camp activities. Needs-based scholarships are available. Currently under construction for 2022-2023, please check website for updates. Samurai Training Academy 613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE dcsamurai.com, lauren@dcsamurai.com The academy offers adult Karate, Jujutsu, sword as well as a kids and youth pro-

Sports on the Hill (SOTH) sportsonthehill.com Sports on the Hill is a non-profit, volunteer-based youth sports organization established in 1979 offering youth sports for soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, and field hockey. Programs are fee based. Financial aid is available. Detailed information by sport is shown on the website sportsonthehill.com.

Tae Kwon Do College (Master Gutman) 202-546-6275, mastergutman.com Master Erica Gutman is a 7th Degree Black Belt certified by the World Governing Body of Tae Kwon Do in Seoul, Korea. She teaches children at Sixth and I Streets NE starting at the age of four years. Classes are small, with much individual attention. Washington Capital United 600 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. 202-559-3495, wcunited.org inquiry@wcunited.org Washington Capital United (WCU) is headquartered on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC. With more than 200 boys and girls training, 20 teams, and programs for youth U7 through U19. WCU offers yearround soccer training, futsal, indoor, and travel league play. William H. Rumsey, Sr. Aquatic Center Seventh Street & North Carolina Ave. SE 202-724-4495, dpr.dc.gov The aquatic center's indoor pool (heated in winter) offers many classes for children and adults of all skill levels. Most classes are free for D.C. residents, and admission is free for D.C. residents. The Rumsey pool in Eastern Market is open Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pool is closed Sunday. Life jackets are available for school-aged children. Part of the pool is reserved for lap swimming. u

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very student in DC has the right to attend their in-boundary (aka “neighborhood”) school for grades K-12, which is assigned based on their home address. You can determine your in-boundary school at enrolldcps. dc.gov/node/41. If a family wants to attend a District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) school outside of their in-boundary school, they must apply via the My School DC lottery at myschooldc.org. The My School DC lottery application is an online application that families must use to apply to attend schools in the following categories: a. A DCPS school outside a family’s boundary or feeder pattern for any grade (PK3-12); b. PK3 or PK4 programs at any DCPS school, including a family’s inboundary school; c. DCPS citywide schools; d. DCPS selective high schools/programs (9-12); e. Participating public charter schools (PK3-12). If a family is re-enrolling in their current school or enrolling in their feeder school, they do not need to use the lottery. Families are not guaranteed a seat via the lottery and the only


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seat a family is ever guaranteed is at their in-boundary school for grades K-12.

Charter School vs. Public School

DCPS is the local, traditional public school system of Washington, DC. All DCPS schools are free to DC residents and every K-12 student who lives in Washington, DC has at least one right-to-attend DCPS school — a school where the student can enroll at any time. If a family wants to attend a DCPS school outside of their in-boundary school, they must apply via the My School DC lottery. DC public char ter schools are public, tuitionfree, open to all students, and they do not have selective entrance requirements. Public char ter schools are independent from the traditional public school system. Students must complete a My School DC lottery application to request space at a participating public charter school.

If You Have Just Moved To DC

When a family is contemplating a move to the District, they should take the following steps: Step 1: Determine your in-boundary school (enrolldcps.dc.gov/node/41). Once determined, families are encouraged to connect with the school and meet the principal and teachers or attend an Open House (dcps.dc.gov/ openhouse).

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Immediately following Step 2: If you want Maury Elementary School 1250 Constitution Ave. NE EdFEST, the My School to explore your DCPS Miner Elementary School 601 15th Street NE DC lottery for school options beyond your inyear 2022-2023 opened. Payne Elementary School 1445 C St. SE boundary school, you The application can check out school proPeabody Elementary School 425 C Street NE deadline for Grades 9-12 files online, and download Tyler Elementary School 1001 G Street SE is February 1, 2022 and other resources at enroll401 I Street SW Amidon-Bowden Elementary School the deadline for Grades dcps.dc.gov/node/46. Watkins Elementary School 420 12th Street SE PK3-8 is March 1, 2022. Step 3: When a famJ.O. Wilson Elementary School 660 K Street NE The lottery results will ily is ready to enroll, they be announced on Friday, need to complete the Van Ness Elementary School 1100 5th Street SE April 1, and enrollment DCPS enrollment packet, opens for school year provide proof of DC resi2022-2023 that same day. dency, and then submit For the deadline for lotthe enrollment packet to tery enrollment and other School Year 2022-2023 key dates, the school (enrolldcps.dc.gov/node/76). see the website at enrolldcps.dc.gov.

Key Events for the 2022-2023 Enrollment Season

In December, the 2021 DC EdFEST took place online and representatives from DCPS and public charter schools showcased their programs for families looking to know more about the city’s public school options for grades PK3-12.

If families have any questions, they can contact the DCPS Enrollment Team at enroll@k12.dc.gov, call us at 202-478-5738, or submit a question via enrolldcps.dc.gov/contactus and we will respond within two business days. (Above information supplied by DCPS.) u FAGON GUIDE 2022


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umans with many acquaintances are happier than those with fewer, psychologists inform us. If so, then owning a dog on Capitol Hill is perhaps the quickest way to go down this path to a richer life. While the pandemic circumscribed our indoor lives for the last two years, our companions insisted we continue our outdoor rambles, no doubt in search of the best smells. For many years, without a dog, cat or even a potbellied pig of my own, I remained a distant observer of the rich social universe of dogs and their owners. Then, just before Christmas in 2006, I welcomed Nekoe, a Shiba Inu puppy, into my household. Suddenly, a new world beckoned. For 14 years, Nekoe and I commuted by foot to the Hill Rag’s office across from Eastern Market. Our journey took us through Marion and Garfield Parks. As my puppy made friends, so did I. I joined the ranks of the Congressional Cemetery Canine Brigade and our social circle grew further. Later, Saki, a rescue Shiba, joined our small pack. Thus, I spent many happy years at work with the two napping canines under my desk. We took weekly walks among the gravestones of the famous and not so famous. As I Even dogs can travel using bike share. Photo: A. Lightman


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look back, I realize now how owning dogs significantly connected me to the rich social tapestry that is Capitol Hill. At Garfield Park, Bill Phillips, the founder of the park’s Friends group, would often be out walking his St. Bernard in the early evening. As our dogs played together, we would chat about national politics, the local council elections, historic preservation and the economy. Bill, I later discovered, had

stones, strangers chat as they stroll. Some of my oldest friendships date from such chance acquaintances. I even know of a few marriages that can trace their origins to walking dogs at the Cemetery. Nekeo departed from my life in the summer of 2021. In the last two years of his life, he grew too frail for our daily journey to the Hill. Not that it mattered.

Tiffany with Roosevelt and El Macho at Howl'O'Ween. Photo: Peter Rothschild

helped found the Capitol Hill Village and presided over CHAMPS. After a decade of acquaintance, I sadly authored his Hill Rag obituary. Walking in the Congressional Cemetery was a social experience both for myself and my Shibas. Unlike at the typical dog park where humans stand witness to canine cavorting, all species stride the cemetery’s wide paths together. As the dogs play amongst the


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COVID had dispatched us all to work from home. Capital Community News closed its office of thirty years in April of 2020. All our social interactions moved to Zoom. Even the Cemetery closed for many months. In September 2021, a mischievous chihuahua puppy named Bobby joined our household. She quickly fell in love with the cemetery. Now with the city finally reopening, I look

forward to the days when I am again walking across the Hill to the Hill Rag’s future office.

Public Dog Parks

Capitol Hill, the Capitol Riverfront and Southwest have many city-owned, public dog parks for legal run and play off-leash in an enclosed environment. Canines who frequent them must be vaccinated, licensed and registered with the DC Department of Health. Kingsman Field Dog Park is located on D Street and Tennessee Ave. NE. It is maintained by Hill Hounds (Hillhounds.com), a small, volunteer-run, non-profit organization. The park has segregated large and small dog play areas. Lansbur gh Dog P a r k , o n D e l a w a re Av e n u e b e t w e e n I and M Streets SW is a 10,000 square foot facility with separate large and small dog areas. It is maintained by DC Department of Parks and Recreation and Paws of Southwest (www.facebook.com/ PawsSWDC/), a local non-profit. Swampoodle Dog Park is located at Third and L Streets NE. The canine park has a custom, poured-in-place dog agility structure, lighting, irrigation and water stations. Friends of NoMa Dogs (www. nomadogparks.org) help maintain the park. The Virginia Avenue Dog Park is located on 11th Street and Virginia Avenue SE. It is DC’s largest such facility. The Virginia Avenue Dog Park Partners (www.virginiaavedogpark.com) help with maintenance and amenities.

The Capitol River front has two more dog parks that are operated privately. Just across from the Whole Foods at H and New Jersey Ave. SE sits a small dog park located right next to the train tracks. Yards Park, operated by the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District, also features a small dog park.

Congressional Cemetery

If you have any doubt about the popularity of dogs on the Hill, try applying for a spot in the Congressional Cemetery K9 Corps. There is a 750-person wait list! The 32-acre, historic, working cemetery in Hill East owned by Christ Church is partially funded by fees paid by members of its K9 Corps. Members, as well as visitors for a daily $10 charge, can walk their pooches off leash. There are some simple rules. Pick up after your dog. No balls or toys. All dogs must be vaccinated, spayed or neutered. For more information, visit www.cemeterydogs.org.

Lost Pets

Heading to Congressional Cemetery to enjoy walking as part of the K-9 Corps, a dog walking program that raises funds for the Cemetery. Photo: Victor Romero

Call the Humane Rescue Alliance at 202-576-6664. Provide a description of the pet. Post flyers in local parks. Alert neighbors through local online listservs. Include a description of the pet and where and when it was last seen. The DC Animal Control Shelter is located at 1201 New York Ave. NE. For more information visit hrla.doh. dc.gov. The Animal Control Shelter accepts calls from the public and pro-

vides services 24 hours a day. Services include animal disease control, rabies suspect control, stray animal control, dangerous dog control, licensing, enforcement, sterilization and adoption. The shelter accepts injured and stray animals 24 hours a day. If a pet wearing a DC tag is picked up, the shelter will notify the pet’s owner. The shelter is operated by the Washington Humane Society. For more information, visit washhumane.org.


Howl to the Chief has Rural Dog Rescue (www.ruraldogrescue.com) adoptions on Saturdays between noon and 2 pm at 719 Eighth St. SE. For cat adoption days, visit Capital Cats at www.capitalcatspetfinder.com. Dogs, cats and other pets are also available for adoption at the Humane Rescue Alliance. For more information, visit washhumane.org. u



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Bonnie’s Dog & Cat Grooming 1364 E St. SE 202-548-0044 bonniesdogandcatgrooming. com

Sit-A-Pet 202-362-8900, sitapet.com Wanderpups 202-744-8770 wanderpups.com

City Dogs 301 H St NE 202-544-0891 City-dogs.com


District Dogs 1221 Van St SE Suite 110 202-892-4049 districtdogs.com/navyyard Dogtopia 900 M St SE 202- 629-2765, Dogtopia.com

District Dogs 1221 Van St., SE, Suite 110 202-892-4049 districtdogs.com

Pooches, Kitties and Kisses Mobile Grooming Salon 202-723-7387 poochesgrooming.com

Howl to the Chief 719 Eighth St. SE 202-544-8710 howltothechief.com


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Human Rescue Alliance 15 Oglethorpe St. NW Behavior Helpline 202-375-7744 humanerescuealliance.org/ training Spot On Training 202-629-2967 spotondogtrainingdc.com

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Contact the Humane Rescue Alliance (202-576-6664) and provide a description of the pet. Post flyers in local parks and alert your neighbors through local online listservs. Include a description of the pet and where and when it was last seen. DC’s animal care and control facility is located at 1201 New York Ave. NE. (hrla. doh.dc.gov). The facility accepts calls from the public and provides services 24 hours a day. You can visit, but call first. Office hours are Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri from noon-8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Open 24 hours, 365 days a year for emergencies. Services include animal disease control, rabies suspect control, stray animal control, dangerous dog control, licensing, enforcement, sterilization and adoption. The shelter accepts injured and stray animals 24 hours a day. If a pet wearing a DC tag is picked up, the shelter will notify the pet’s owner.

ADOPTING A PET Howl to the Chief has regular dog and cat adoption days at 719 Eighth St. SE on Barracks Row. Dogs, cats and other pets are also available for adoption at the Humane Rescue Alliance. Two locations: New York Avenue Adoption Center: 202-727-7369; and Oglethorpe Street Adoption Center: 202-726-2556. Check out all their services at: www. humanerescuealliance.org. u

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Community Resources .................................. 51, 55, 56, 60, 168

Capital City Symphony ...................... 156

Acupuncture....................................... 134

Capital Community News.................... 12

Address Numbers................................ 80

Capitol Hill & Vicinity (Map)............. 16-17

Advertising......................................... 116

Capitol Hill Art League ...................... 161

Construction Permits............... 69, 70, 71

Advisory Neighborhood Commissions

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop ............................31, 120, 158, 166, 174

Copying............................................. 120

............................................................ 34 Air Conditioning................................... 80 Alley Cleaning...................................... 46 American Youth Chorus..................... 174 Anacostia Riverkeeper .................. 55, 56 ANCs (See Advisory Neighborhood Commission) ANC Boundaries (Map)....................... 36

Computer Service & Repair............... 120 Congressional Cemetery..... 59, 181, 185 Contractors.......................................... 82

Capitol Hill BID..................................... 56

Cosmetic........................................... 134

Capitol Hill Chorale............................ 156

Counselors........................................ 136

Capitol Hill Churches............... 62, 64, 65

COVID (see Pandemic)

Capitol Hill Community Foundation .......................................... 26, 42, 55, 58

Cross-Fit............................................ 138

Capitol Hill Corner................................ 38 Capitol Hill Garden Club................. 56, 76

Co-Work Space................................. 120


Animal Welfare.................................. .188

Capitol Hill Historic District .......................................... 42, 43, 70, 71

Anthem (Theater)............................... 156

Capitol Hill Historic District (Map)........ 43

Apparel.............................................. 118

Capitol Hill Little League.................... 178

Appliance Repair.................................. 80

Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center.............. 58

Architects............................................ 80 Arena Stage....................................... 154

Capitol Hill Restoration Society .......................................... 43, 59, 71, 72

Atlas Performing Arts................. 120, 158

Capitol Hill Village.......................... 55, 60

............................................... .43, 70, 71

Attorneys........................................... 116

Capitol Riverfront BID.......................... 38

DC Way Soccer................................. 166

Automobile Repair & Services............ 116

Car Wash........................................... 116

Dentists............................................. 136

Carpet Cleaning................................... 80

Design/Build........................................ 84

Casey Trees ................................................ 55, 56, 57

Developers................................ 112, 113

Catering............................................. 118

Dog Walking...................................... 180

Cell Phone Services........................... 118

Dry Cleaners................................ 20, 120

B Banks......................................... 116, 118 Barbers.............................................. 134 Barracks Row Main Street............. 38, 56 Beauty Salons.................................... 134 Bicycle Equip & Repair....................... 118 Blogs & Listservs..................... 21, 38, 39 Bookstores................................ 118, 168 Boutiques........................................... 118 Brokers/Agents (real estate) .......................................... 108, 110, 112 Building Contractors............................ 82 C Calvary Episcopal Church.................... 62 Cannabis Dispensaries...................... 134


Capital Breast Care Center.................. 58

Accounting......................................... 116

C A P I TA L C O M M U N I T Y N E W S . C O M

Dance................................................ 158 DC Government ..................... 42, 43, 46 Dept. Energy & Envir............................ 78 Dept. Parks & Recreation ........................................ 44, 76, 77, 178 DC Historic Preservation Office

Dog Parks.................................. 184, 185

CHAMPS............................................. 56 Children’s Classes............. 166, 170, 174


Children’s Help Orgs...... 51, 57, 170, 172

Eastern Market...................... 31, 42, 120

Children’s Sports............... 166, 170, 178

Eastern Market Community

Chiropractors..................................... 134

Advisory Committee ...................... 57


Eastern Market Flea Market................. 42

Cleaning (House)................................. 82

Eastern Market Main Street

Clothing (See Apparel)

................................................ 24, 38, 57

Commercial Kitchen........................... 120

Eastern Market Metro Comm Assoc.

Community Achievement Award.......... 26

............................................................ 59

Community Gardens...................... 76, 77

Electrical...................................... 84, 120 Electronic Repair.......................... 80, 120

Event Planners................................... 120

Hill Rag........................................... 34, 38


Event Space Rental............................ 120

Hilloween............................................. 30

ANC Boundaries............................. 36

Exterminators (See Pest Control)

Hill’s Kitchen.............................. 122, 124

Capitol Hill & Vicinity.................. 16-17

Home & Décor .................................. 124

Capitol Hill Historic District............. 43


Home & Garden.............................. 80-81

Police, First District......................... 49

Financial Planning............................... 122

Home Inspectors................................ 113

School Boundaries........................ 181

Fitness Centers & Classes................. 138

Homeless Resources..................... 51, 60

Marketing/Communications............... 124

Florists............................................... 122

Hospitals.............................................. 86

Martial Arts........................................ 138

Folger Shakespeare Library......... 44, 160

House History...................................... 86

Masonry, Stonework............................ 90

Folger Shakespeare Theater ............. 160

Household Organization....................... 90

Massage............................................ 138

Food.................................................. 122

Mediation........................................... 126

Food Pantries....................................... 60


For Love of Children ........................... 57

Ice Skating & Hockey......................... 178

Metropolitan Police Dept (See Police)

Framing................................ 86, 122, 161

Insurance........................................... 124

Miracle Theater.................. 156, 160, 166

Frederick Douglass Bridge

Interior Design..................................... 86

Momentum Dance .................... 158, 176

.................................................... 24, 131

Internet Services................................ 124

Moms on the Hill ................. 39, 166, 168

Friends of NE Library........................... 44

Ironwork....................................... 86, 102

Mortgages......................................... 113

Friends of Rosedale Library................. 44

Medical Equipment............................. 138

Mosaic Theater Co............................ 154

Friends of SE Library............................ 44


Moving & Hauling................................. 90

Friends of SW Library.......................... 44

Joy of Motion..................................... 158

Music (Children’s).............................. 176

July 4 Parade................................. 21, 29 G


Galleries .................................... 120, 161


Games & Toys............................ 122, 168

Kingman Dog Park............................. 184

National Arboretum ................. 56, 76, 78

Garden Design..................................... 88

Kingman Park, Friends......................... 59

National Park Service..................... 44, 78

Garden Resources.......................... 76-78

Kitchen & Bath Remodel...................... 86

Neighborhood Groups.................... 38-39

Garfield Park, Friends................... 45, 184

Nails (Salons)..................................... 138

Notaries............................................. 126

Gifts................................................... 122


Gourmet Foods.................................. 122

Landscaping......................................... 88

Graphic & Web Design....................... 124

Lansburgh Dog Park.......................... 184

Gutters................................................ 86

Laundries, Self-Service...................... 124

Office Space (See Co-Work Space)

Gyms................................................. 138

Lawyers (See Attorneys)

Opticians/Optometrists..................... 138

Nurseries............................................. 90 O

Library of Congress..................... 44, 160

Organization......................................... 90


Libraries, Public................ 24, 43, 44, 168

Overbeck History Project..................... 60

H Street DC................................. 38, 148

Library Friends Groups........................ 44

H Street Main Street............................ 57

Lincoln Park............................. 20, 45, 59


Handyman Services............................. 86

Liquor & Wine.................................... 124

Paint & Paint Supplies.......................... 90

Hardware..................................... 86, 124

Listservs, Community.................. 39, 166

Painting Contractors............................ 92

Hauling (See Moving & Hauling)

Literary Book Fest............................... 21

Pandemic...........12, 43, 58, 76, 166, 181

Health Organizations

Locksmiths.......................................... 88

Parking, Resident........................... 34, 45

............................58, 134, 136, 138, 140

Lodging, (Hotels, B&B)...................... 124

Parking, Visitor..................................... 45

Hiking................................................. 130

Parks.................................................... 44

Hill Center.......................... 120, 160, 168


Pediatric Therapy............... 138, 170, 171

Hill Havurah.................................. 62, 168

Mailing Services................................. 124

Performance Arts............................... 158



Pest Control......................................... 92

Rental, Property................................. 113

Tippi Toes Dance........................ 166, 178

Pets........................................... 186, 188

Rentals, Equipment...................... 94, 126

Title Companies................................. 113

Grooming...................................... 186

Restaurants........................ 144-146, 148

Trash & Recycling........................... 46, 47

Lost ...................................... 185, 188

Barracks Row........................ 144-145

Bulk Collection................................ 46

Rescue/Adoption.................. 185, 188

Capitol Hill..................................... 144

Hazardous Waste............................ 46

Sitting........................................... 186

Capitol Riverfront.......................... 145

Holiday Tree Pickup......................... 47

Stores........................................... 186

H Street........................................ 148

Illegal Dumping................................ 47

Training.......................................... 186

Wharf............................................ 146

Leaves............................................ 47 Recycling Services.......................... 47

Veterinarians................................. 188

Roofing.......................................... 74, 79

Pharmacy........................................... 138

Rug Restoration................................. 102

Trash/Recycling Cans..................... 46

Photo Finishing................................... 126

Rumsey Aquatic Center............... 42, 178

Tree Service....................................... 102

Physical Therapy................................ 140


Tutoring.............................................. 170

Physicians.......................................... 140

Sasha Bruce Youthwork....................... 58

Tuxedo Rental.................................... 127

Family & General........................... 140

Schools...................... 166, 174, 176, 180

Pediatrics.............................. 138, 140

Schools, Boundaries (Map)................ 181


Pilates................................................ 140

Schools, Elementary.......................... 181

US Botanic Garden............................. 78

Plumbing.............................................. 94

Schools, Lottery......................... 180-181

Photographers................................... 126

Trees for Capitol Hill................. 53, 56, 76

Police....................................... 28, 48, 49

Senior Support Orgs............................ 60


D Substation................................... 50

Serve Your City.................................... 54

Veterinarians...................................... 188

Community Outreach...................... 50

Service Stations................................. 126

Virginia Ave. Dog Park....................... 184

Contact Info.............................. 48, 49

Shipping (See Mailing Services)

Volunteering........................................ 54

First District.................................... 48

Shoe Repair....................................... 126

First District (Map).......................... 49

SMYAL................................................ 58


Text to ............................................ 49

Southwest BID..................................... 57

W6PSPO (Ward PTA)....................... 170

Twitter............................................. 49

Southwest Neighborhood Assembly ... 59

Wash & Fold Services........................ 127

Property Management....................... 113

Spas.................................................. 140

Waterfront Village............................... 60

Psychotherapy................................... 140

Speech Therapy................................. 140

Waxing............................................... 140

Public Safety (See Police)

Sporting Goods................................. 126

Website Development....................... 124

Sports on the Hill............................... 178

Welding (See Ironwork)


St. Joseph’s Church............................ 64

Wellness Therapies/Spa.................... 170 Wharf (See Real Estate-New

Rats..................................................... 47

St. Mark’s Church............ 26, 60, 65, 120

Real Estate.................................. 106-109

St. Mark’s Dance Studio ........... 158, 178

Attorneys...................................... 113

St. Mark’s Players.............................. 156

Window Cleaning............................... 102

Developers........................... 112, 113

Step Afrika!................................ 158, 166

Windows............................................ 102

Directory................................ 108-113

Storage.............................................. 102

Wine, Beer & Spirits........................... 124

Inspectors..................................... 113

Swim Centers.................................... 140

Woodwork......................................... 102


Mortgages.................................... 113


New Development................. 106-107



Property Management.................. 113

Tae Kwon Do..................................... 138

Yards Park.................................... 38, 166

Rentals.......................................... 113

Taffety Punk Theater.......................... 156

Yoga................................................... 140

Title Companies............................ 113

Tailors................................................ 127

Recording Studios (rental)................. 126

Talent Agency.................................... 127

Recycling (See Trash & Recycling)

Tax Preparation.................................. 127

C A P I TA L C O M M U N I T Y N E W S . C O M


ADVERTISERS INDEX Name........................................ Pg.

Capitol Hill Restoration Society............. 35

Edward Jones – Sergio Abarca .......... 123

#, A

Capitol Hill Village................................. 32

Elite Foundation and Repairs................. 85 Everyone Home.................................... 61

202 Bars............................................. 142

Capitol Kids Therapy........................... 169

AdvantaClean..................................... 103

Capitol Learning Academy.................. 169

Adventures on the Hill......................... 173

Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement . District........................................... 155

Agua 301............................................ 149 Allegany County Historical Society..... 161 Ambar Restaurant............................... 152 ANC 6A................................................ 35 ANC 6B................................................ 37 ANC 6C................................................ 37 Anchor Computer............................... 121 Animal Clinic of Anacostia................... 187 AppleTree Schools.............................. 177 Appliances Pro, Inc............................... 81 Art Garden Design................................ 88 The Art League School & Gallery........ 167 Atlas Vet............................................. 183 B Ben Neilsen’s 10th St. Auto Repair...... 15 The Bissey Team – Compass.............. 111 Bowers Fancy Dairy Products............. 119 Boyd Construction Co. Inc.......... 5, 66, 99 Breathing Space Family Yoga.............. 172 Bricklands Inc........................................ 91

Capitol Tree Care, Inc......................... 102 Captain Cookie................................... 179 Century 21 – Joan Carmichael................ 4 CertaPro Painters – DC........................ 93 CHAMPS on the Hill............................. 51 Christ Church – Washington Parish...... 63 Chuck Burger – Coldwell Banker........... 73 Clare R. Palace – Coldwell Banker...... 110 Coldwell Banker Realty on Capitol Hill Office............................................. 109 Congressional Cemetery...................... 61 Continental Movers.............................. 91 Corley Roofing.................................... 101 D Dare Johnson Wenzler – Compass.... 110 DC Access ........................................ 125 DC Pilates........................................... 133 Rob Bergman – DCRES...................... 111 Dept. of Commerce Federal Credit Union............................................... 14

F The Faison Realty Team – RE/MAX...... 11 FarmBus CSA....................................... 27 Federal City Iron.................................... 87 First Savings Mortgage Corporation... 113 Fragers Hardware................................. 79 Frame Of Mine.................................... 123 Frank Tutoring – Nicolas Frank............ 171 Friends Community School................. 169 G G & G Roofing....................................... 97 Gallery O on H.................................... 157 Gary Jankowski – Coldwell Banker....... 27 George Halliday Roofing & Historic Masonry................................... 90, 101 George Olson – Coldwell Banker........ 110 Ginkgo Gardens.................................... 89 Granville Moore’s Belgian Beer & Gastropub................................... 146 Grant Ryall Andrew Group – Coldwell Banker............................... 73 Grubbs Pharmacy............................... 139

Distad’s Amoco................................... 117 C

District Lock & Hardware Co.............. 127


Cafe Berlin.......................................... 148

District Orthodontics........................... 139

H Street Country Club........................ 152

Capital Community News, Inc. ................84, 92,103, 127, 133, 188, 189

District Veterinary Hospital................. 187

H Street Main Street........................... 159

Capitol Hill Animal Clinic..................... 187 Capitol Hill Auto Service Center......... 117 Capitol Hill Business Improvement District....................................... 37, 41 Capitol Hill Community Foundation....... 37 Capitol Hill Dental Group.................... 136 Capitol Hill Frame & Photo.................. 123 Capitol Hill Learning Group (CHLG).... 171

Dogtopia............................................. 189

H. Stewart Roofing............................... 95

Dr. Kimberly Martin............................. 141

Harvest Tide........................................ 147 Heather Schoell – PenFed Realty.......... 73


Hill Center........................................... 157

Eagle Academy PCS........................... 179

Hill Havurah........................................... 63

East Capitol Dental, Dr, Larry and Langley Bowers............................. 139

Hill’s Kitchen....................................... 119

Eastern Market Main Street................ 114

Holy Comforter – St. Cyprian Catholic Church............................... 65

Eddie Construction............................... 83

Hot Yoga Capitol Hill........................... 141 FAGON GUIDE 2021


Howl to the Chief................................ 189

My Cake Theory......................... 119, 179


N, O, P

Tend Dental......................................... 128

Tech Painting Company........................... 4

Hunt-Smith Design.............................. 125 I, J

National Roofing................................. 100

Thomas Design Consultants................. 85

Image Painting ...................................... 93

Nishan Halim, DMD............................ 137

Thomas Landscapes............................. 89

Isaacs Team – Compass..................... 110

Northeast Stars Montessori............... 175

Tiber Realty Group, LLC......................... 9

Jeanne Phil Meg Team – Compass .... 111

OVATION Eye Institute........................ 141

Tim LaCasse – State Farm........ 4, 23, 125

Jenn Smira Team – Compass .....................................Inside Back Cover

Paraíso Taquería & Mezcalería............. 153

Tippi Toes DC..................................... 175

JF Meyer Contracting........................... 83

Pattie Cinelli Fitness............................ 133

Tunnicliff’s Tavern................................ 160

Joel Truitt Builders................................ 84

Performing Arts, Music and Movement Classes.......................................... 165

Joel Truitt Management...................... 112

Peri-Peri Original................................. 151


John C. Formant..................................... 7

Pizzaiole.............................................. 153

Johnson Home Improvement................ 98

Phyllis Jane Young – Coldwell Banker....................... 22, 171

Johnson Law Group............................ 117 Joel Nelson – Keller Williams................ 13 L La Strega Accounting Inc............ 117, 127 Labyrinth Games & Puzzles................. 123 Lavender Retreat................................ 135 Law Offices of Renee Lee Stasio....... 117 The Little Gym Capitol Hill................... 162 Little Lights......................................... 176

Polite Piggy’s Day Camp..................... 175 Q,R, S The Queen Vic.................................... 146 R. Thomas Daniel Roofing..................... 18 Randolph Cree Salon.......................... 136 Renaissance Development LLC............ 27

Logan Title........................................... 113

Santa Rosa Taqueria & Margarita Bar.............................. 149

Loots Law........................................... 117

Schneider’s of Capitol Hill................... 125

Union Veterinary Clinic........................ 188 University for Kids............................... 173 Vassar Broermann Group – Compass....................................... 104 W W.S. Jenks........................................... 79 Ward 6 Democrats............................... 35 Wilcox Electric...................................... 85 Window Washers, Inc......................... 103 Windows Craft Inc.............................. 103 Woodland Estate & Title, LLC.............. 111 Woven History.................................... 119

Serve Your City – Ward 6 Mutual Aid... 52



Sestak Remodeling............................... 85

Yarmouth Property Management........ 112

MacKay Roofing........................... 96, 101

Sharon L. Bernier, RN, PhD................ 141

Zoca Modern Mexican Restaurant...... 147

Maid Pro Capitol Hill............................. 83

Sila Heating & Air Conditioning........ 25, 82

Mangialardo & Sons............................ 153

Sit-A-Pet, Inc....................................... 188

Marilyn Riehl, CLU – State Farm......... 125 Marjorie Shovlin & Associates............ 136

The Smith Brothers – Penfed Realty ...............................................Back Cover

Medical Mobile Massage by Melissa.. 133

SMYAL............................................... 172

Melanie Neuman Landscaping.............. 88

South Capitol Smile Center, Sheila Samaddar, DDS.................. 137

Michaliga Masonry................................ 91 Miracle Theatre................................... 160 Monarch Title...................................... 113 Monumental Graphics........................... 82 Moorenko’s Ice Cream....................... 152 Mr. Henry’s......................................... 151 Mundo Verde PCS.............................. 174 Music on the Hill................................. 176


Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating..................................... 3, 81

Union Meat......................................... 160

C A P I TA L C O M M U N I T Y N E W S . C O M

St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill................... 63 St. Mark’s Episcopal Church................. 65 St. Peter’s Catholic Church................... 37 St. Peter’s School............................... 176 Sundance Contracting .................................... Inside Front Cover

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