Dear Ward 5 neighbors,
Last Saturday was one for the books! Thank you to the many neighbors, small businesses, restaurants, exhibitors, and more who made Ward 5 Day a vibrant day of community. I’m sharing lots of photos from our time in the Ward 5 Day Recap section so we can continue to relive the memories. The section also includes all the winners from the first-ever Ward 5 Awards Ceremony. But first, enjoy the Ward 5 Day video in the newsletter!
This past week also brought the start of school for many students as DC Public Schools kicked off the academic year. Welcome back to school!
As we head into the Labor Day holiday weekend, please remember that government services are modified next Monday and into the rest of the week. You can read a full list of affected services here, but here’s a quick run-down:
- DPW will not collect household trash and recycling on Monday, September 4. Collections will “slide” one day for the rest of the week into Saturday.
- The Fort Totten Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, September 4, and re-open to the public on Tuesday, September 5.
- DDOT will suspend construction and work zones for non-emergency work in roadways, alleys, and sidewalks within the District’s right of way.
- All parking enforcement will be suspended on Monday, September 4, except for Streetcar ticketing and towing and for the Nationals Park neighborhood during restricted game hours.
- DC Public Library neighborhood locations and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, September 4. Remember, the library is always open online at dclibrary.org.
- DC Public Schools will be closed on Monday, September 4.
This edition of the Ward 5 Weekly also includes public safety updates including upcoming community walks and meetings, information on the Office of the Attorney General’s Providence Hospital Conversion Hearing on September 6, details on claiming tickets for Ward 5 Day at Nationals Park September 19, DDOT construction updates, and many events to enjoy like the Five Saturdays of September as part of the Edgewood Market at Bryant St, next week’s Ward 5 Community Happy Hour, continuing back-to-school resources and celebrations, and more.