Skip to content Skip to footer

Summer in the City

View the entire newsletter easily by clicking here

Ward 5 Weekly Newsletter
July 7, 2023

Quick Links
Want just the highlights? Don't miss: 
Dear Ward 5 neighbors,

I hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday this past Tuesday. As the temperatures climb and summertime in the city continues, I want to highlight a number of programs available to District residents, including free meals for youth and special events at pools and recreation centers. 
  • On Monday, July 3, The DC Youth Meals Program launched at more than 100 sites across the city. All summer long, children and youth 18 and younger can receive free breakfast and lunch. Click here to find a site near you. You can also text Food or Comida to 304-304, or call 1-866-348-6479.
  • Late Night Hype and Late Night Drip are the Department of Parks and Recreation's (DPR's) weekly activations every Friday night at pools and recreation centers across the city. Residents are invited to join the family-oriented fun with music and good vibes at a rec center or pool near you. View the full line-up here
  • DPR Movie Nights are held at local parks on a large screen with free popcorn. Scroll down on this page for the full line-up. Several Ward 5 locations are included in August's showings. 
  • Since the Spring, DPR has been rolling out expanded hours at recreation centers across the city. View the new hours here
    • Turkey Thicket and Edgewood are now open 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday.
    • North Michigan Park and Trinidad are now open 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday. 
    • Arboretum is now open 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday. 
    • Brentwood, Harry Thomas, Joseph H. Cole, and New York Ave are now open 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
In this newsletter, you'll also find important public safety updates, information about upcoming community meetings regarding the progress on the Crummell Community Center project and the Fort Lincoln Campus Improvement project, an explanation of the Council's upcoming recess July 15 - September 15, and an invitation to testify at the Committee of the Whole's hearing on July 13 on seven street designation bills I introduced honoring prominent Black figures with ties to Ward 5. Keep reading for more!
Week in Review
Last week, my team celebrated the birthday of one of our Constituent Services Coordinators, Oliver Stoute. We're grateful for his work assisting residents in ANCs 5B and 5D and organizing in the community.

The Ward 5 Council Office was closed on Monday and Tuesday in recognition of the holiday. However, I met with Chairman Mendelson to discuss proposals to better support DC schools. More to come. Members of my team were also able to join Eckington neighbors for Fourth of July celebrations including a U.S. Navy Band performance. 
On Wednesday, my team celebrated the birthday of our office's Deputy Chief of Staff, Conor Shaw. We appreciate all that Conor does to support our office's work on behalf of Ward 5 neighbors.

Wednesday afternoon, I joined neighbors at Franklin Arms (1511 Franklin St NE) apartments to hear their concerns about poor living conditions, lack of responsiveness from management, and exploring ways our office can help hold slumlords accountable. 
Thursday morning, I met with local business leaders at the new Maman in Union Market to discuss ways we can better support Ward 5's business community. 

In the afternoon, I headed over to Phelps ACE High School for a public safety walk with community leaders, Mayor Bowser, and Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto (Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety). I remain committed to doing everything I can to address the urgent issues around crime in our city, and share regular notes in the Ward 5 Updates section below.
Later, my team and I had a meeting in response to community concerns about small Black-owned local businesses not getting contracts for the work being done at Edgewood Commons. We met with Enterprise (the developer) and Harkins (the general contractor for renovating buildings at Edgewood Commons) to discuss their compliance with CBE and first source regulations. I am continuing to work with Enterprise and other developer teams across the Ward to ensure that all residents have a fair shot at city contracts. Neighbors who have built this city deserve to benefit from the billions of dollars being spent to renovate and redevelop.

I also met with the Director of the Department of For-Hire Vehicles, Melinda Bolling. We discussed different initiatives of the agency, and she highlighted MetroAccess, a shared-ride, door-to-door, paratransit service for people whose disability prevents them from using bus or rail. Learn more about the program and apply here. I invited Director Bolling to share more with the Ward 5 Senior Advisory Committee at our next convening. 

Today, my team joined business owners and community leaders in Ivy City to discuss solutions to issues of crime and the recent spike in violent incidents. Neighbors are coming together to find ways to make positive changes. 

This evening, our office is hosting programming at the STABLE Arts gallery exhibit of The New Eagle Creek Saloon. This exhibit closes tomorrow, so I invite you to join us for this casual gathering! I also plan to stop by metrobar in celebration of the opening of the rail car there.
Ward 5 Updates
Public Safety Updates
Neighbors are tired of the violence in our communities and so am I. Here are the public safety updates I have for you this week:
  • My office is conducting a Public Safety Poll to get a sense of Ward 5 neighbors' sentiments around public safety right now. It's very brief, and will help me in my work representing your priorities well on the Council. Click here to share your thoughts!
  • Yesterday, I joined neighbors, ANC Commissioners, Mayor Bowser, and Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto (Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety) for a public safety walk in the Carver Langston neighborhood
  • Today, my office joined community leaders and business owners in Ivy City to discuss recent incidents of crime and solutions to build a healthier, safer community.
  • A tragic murder occurred on Catholic University's campus Wednesday morning. Investigators are still working to understand what happened. My office is in touch with MPD's Fourth District and Catholic University and I'll provide more updates as they become available. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police at 202-727-9099, or send anonymous tips to 50411.
  • The murder of a Lyft driver early Monday morning in Ward 6 has rattled the city. MPD is looking for the suspects and reviewing surveillance footage from the area. Again, anyone with information is encouraged to call the police at 202-727-9099, or send anonymous tips to 50411.
  • Following a meeting with neighbors in Trinidad about public safety concerns, I sent this letter to the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, Lindsey Appiah, two weeks ago on June 23. I am still waiting on a response. I am happy to report that MPD is moving on my request to add more cameras to Trinidad and other areas in Ward 5, one of the items neighbors emphasized. I look forward to having more updates soon.
  • The Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) and Cure the Streets violence interruption programs are teaming up and kicked off their first of several beautification projects around Ward 5 this past Wednesday. An ongoing schedule is forthcoming.
Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto (Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety) introduced emergency legislation yesterday that the Council will take up at our Legislative Meeting on Tuesday regarding public safety. Here are some highlights:
  • The bill includes aspects of another bill I recently co-introduced with Councilmember Pinto (The Accountability and Victim Protection Amendment Act of 2023). By moving these provisions as part of the emergency legislation, they would be able to go into effect immediately. Those are:
    • Establishing the crime of felony strangulation even if there is no physical injury and increases potential penalties (this closes an existing loophole in strangulation cases, which are strongly associated with domestic violence, and makes stronger sentences available)
    • Expanding DC's unlawful firearm possession statute to include individuals convicted of domestic violence or stalking offenses in the last 5 years 
    • Making it possible for courts to issue warrants for misdemeanor arrests outside of the District 
  • There are other aspects of this emergency legislation that I support, including:
    • Making the camera rebate program more generous for District residents
    • Amending the definition of significant relationship in the Anti-Sexual Abuse Act to contractors (as well as employees and volunteers) at schools, churches, youth programs, etc.  
    • Establishing a new strict liability offense of “endangerment with a firearm” 
  • There are other areas that I am talking more about with Councilmember Pinto's team and my other Council colleagues, asking questions and referencing data so that we can make our decision based in facts.
  • While some may see this legislation as urgently necessary to turn around crime in the city, the truth is that it doesn't address some of the most significant barriers we are facing. One of the most difficult challenges in public safety right now is closure rates on cases, especially in carjackings and homicides. I look forward to digging into this bill and voting on it Tuesday, but we also need to improve the efficacy of MPD, get closure rates up, and ensure that more of the cases going to the USAO and OAG's office get convictions.
Image from DC Crime Facts
  • In other words: passing new legislation affecting the severity of sentences or other consequences for crime can only be effective if those consequences are reliably enforced and those who commit crime are actually detained and convicted.
  • I do hope something passes on Tuesday, while also knowing there's more we need to do on the ground including improving closure rates. While we're seeing crimes involving guns go up, we're seeing closure rates go down. This bill does not account for the increase in crimes involving guns or decrease in closure rates. It is important that all partners across DC government address the rising crime urgently, including the Office of the Attorney General, the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Mayor's office, and the Council. While Council works to do its part, we also need our partners to join in doing their part.
All of this being said, I do want to take a moment to affirm our many partners in the work to address public safety. We're seeing effective results from the Cure the Streets team in Trinidad, including multiple cease-fires negotiated. MPD Assistant Chief Morgan Kane has helped us secure additional security cameras across the Ward. Fifth District Commander Altieri is an engaged and collaborative partner, providing regular updates and getting good results on the ground, including seeing a 67% reduction in homicides year-to-date in Carver-Langston, and a 38% reduction in homicides in the Fifth District overall, by using intelligence-based policing. These are the kinds of strategies I believe will turn the tide and want our city to focus on. Neighbors are working together and we're securing funding for public safety improvements, creating opportunities for youth, and sharing resourcesANCs are keeping neighbors informed and supporting our communities. There's more to come from our office, as we've recently updated our Ward 5 Public Safety Plan, have made measurable progress on a number of its action items, and are preparing to launch our public safety digital logistics hub. Know that we hear you, public safety remains a priority for us, and we are working toward solutions every day. 
Thank you, Dr. Plenty!
Dr. Shenora Plenty, Principal of Wheatley Education Campus in Trinidad, recently announced she will not be returning to Wheatley for the 2023-2024 school year. After 6 years of dedicated and exemplary leadership, she has accepted a new position as the Principal in Residence of DC Public Schools (DCPS). As the winner of the 2021 DCPS Standing Ovation Award - Leading During a Year of Change, and 2020 DCPS Standing Ovation Award - Commitment to Equity, Dr. Plenty's contributions and guidance of the community will be sorely missed. I applaud Dr. Plenty for her many successes in her time at Wheatley and wish her all the best in this new role. 
Crummell Community Center
Community Meeting - July 12
Attend this Community Meeting on the Crummell Community Center to hear updates from the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the Department of General Services (DGS) regarding the upcoming renovation and expansion of the community center. This meeting will be offered in hybrid format (both in-person and online). Join virtually here, or attend in-person at Trinity Baptist Church (1814 Central Pl NE) on Wednesday, July 12, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Project updates are available here. My team will attend and we will provide updates to neighbors if you are unable to participate.
Testify at Street Designations Hearing - July 13!
In February, I introduced legislation to symbolically designate several streets throughout Ward 5 in honor of prominent Black figures with ties to Ward 5. Chairman Mendelson has now set a date for a hearing for the first group of these bills! We're inviting the neighbors who have contributed to these bills, as well as those who live in the areas of the designations, to come testify in support on July 13 at 11:30 a.m. Learn more and sign up here.
Fort Lincoln Campus Improvement Project
Community Meeting - July 18
Attend this Community Meeting on the Fort Lincoln Campus Improvement project to hear updates from the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the Department of General Services (DGS) regarding the future of Fort Lincoln Park and Theodore Hagans Cultural Center. This meeting will be offered in hybrid format (both in-person and online). Join virtually here, or attend in-person at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church (2914 Bladensburg Rd NE) on Tuesday, July 18, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Project updates are available here. My team will attend and we will provide updates to neighbors if you are unable to participate.
July 20: Ward 5 Day at the National Building Museum
Come to the National Building Museum on July 20 for Ward 5 Day for complimentary admission, including hands-on crafts and story-time at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. For Look Here, architect Suchi Reddy has designed a constellation of reflective fractals that visitors encounter on the oval ramp that fills the Museum’s Great Hall. The installation fills the Museum’s colossal Great Hall while engaging, delighting, and even challenging visitors. Overhead are three oversized mirrored elements resembling fortune-teller toys, whimsical folded paper playthings beloved by generations of kids. The reflection of the Museum’s interior, the constant movement of the prismatic elements, and the changing sun create a spectacular contemplative space during the day and a lively entertainment space at night.
eCycle DC - Electronics and Bulk Trash Event
in North Michigan Park - July 22
Properly recycling electronics conserves natural resources, ensures appropriate handling of toxic materials, provides a more sustainable source of precious metals, and protects human health and the environment. On Saturday, July 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) will facilitate an eCycle event outside the North Michigan Park Recreation Center (1333 Emerson St NE). Residents can also bring bulk trash items. Accepted items are listed in detail on this fact sheet

What's not accepted at these events? All items that are not listed in the fact sheet. Common examples include:
  • Loose batteries (a separate battery recycling program is expected to launch in 2023)
  • Appliances, such as electric kettles or toasters
  • Light bulbs
  • Computer cords or wires that are not connected to a computer
  • CDs or VCR tapes
  • Loose ink and toner cartridges
Needed: Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC) and
Bicycle Advisory Council (BAC) Ward 5 Representatives 
Due to current representatives needing to step down, Ward 5 is now in need again of representatives on the Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC) and Bicycle Advisory Council (BAC). The PAC is comprised of District of Columbia residents with a demonstrated interest in pedestrian safety. Thirteen voting community members are appointed by members of the Council to three-year terms. Five non-voting agency members represent the District Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Police Department, DC Office of Planning, DC Public Schools, and Department of Parks and Recreation. The BAC is an official public commission that advises elected and appointed officials on bicycle-related transportation matters. The BAC evaluates legislation and transportation infrastructure, providing analysis and technical expertise to the legislative and executive branches of DC government, and is comprised of 13 DC residents who are voting members, appointed by Councilmembers.

If you are interested in representing Ward 5 on either the PAC or the BAC, please email our office at 
Job Opening - Vision Zero Director
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Operations and Infrastructure is hiring for a new Vision Zero Director. They are looking for someone who is:
  • Expert safety advisor
  • Focused on preventing traffic fatalities & major injuries
  • Responsible for execution of the Vision Zero initiative
Full job posting for ID#22269. Learn more and apply here. The deadline to apply is August 3, 2023.
Sustainable DC 3.0 Survey

In 2013, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and the Office of Planning released Sustainable DC, the District's plan to become the healthiest, greenest, most livable city for all residents. The original plan was updated to Sustainable DC 2.0 in 2019. It is now due for its next update. Since 2019, there has been a renewed reckoning with racial injustice as well as an increase in resources on how to assess impact on racial equity. The DOEE's goal is to produce an updated version of Sustainable DC that will better advance racial equity, economic justice, and climate justice. This summer, the DOEE is seeking feedback through an online survey, available in English and Spanish, designed to help them understand which priority areas they should carry forward in the updated plan. Complete the survey here.

Metro Announces New Courtesy Stop Program

Metrobus customers who travel at night will have the option to get off between bus stops along the route, closer to their destination to provide a safer, better bus experience. These “courtesy stops” put customer safety first during times of day when it is darkest outside. Beginning, June 25, customers can now request a courtesy stop between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. If the bus operator determines it is safe to do so, the bus will pull over to the curb and allow the customer to exit. In some cases, it may not be safe to exit, such as along busy highways, at or approaching intersections, or locations without a curb or place of safety. When exiting, customers should use the front door of the bus.

Notices of Intent - Modifying Traffic/Parking Requirements
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is required to give written notice of their intent to modify traffic and/or parking requirements to the Council and affected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANCs) to allow for a public comment period on the modifications. The following Notices of Intent (NOIs) for Ward 5 are open for comment: 
  • Closes for comment on July 13: Conversion of 17th Street NE between Monroe Street and Newton Street NE to one-way northbound and conversion of 17th Street NE between Monroe Street and Lawrence Street NE to one-way southbound - Read and comment here
  • Closes for comment on July 26: Close 3rd St NW between Shepherd St NW & Rock Creek Church Rd NW - Read and comment here
ANC and Civic Association Meetings

Due to the mid-week holiday, there were no ANC or Civic Association meetings this week. However, you can view the ANC and Civic Association Meetings Calendar on my website for next week's line-up, which includes: 

Not sure which ANC is yours? Use this tool to look it up. We're here to help, so email us anytime with questions -

Have a need, or want to share important information for ANC and Civic Association Meetings? Get in touch with one of our Constituent Services Coordinators:
  • 5A & 5C: Carlos McKnight,
  • 5B & 5D: Oliver Stoute,
  • 5E & 5F: Sam Bonar,
Kendra Wiley is our office's Legislative Director. In this section of the newsletter, she provides updates on the Councilmember's legislative activities and educational pieces about the legislative process.
Council Recess
What is Council Recess?

Contrary to popular misconception, it is not a two month vacation for Councilmembers. During recess, the Council does not hold regularly scheduled meetings such as Legislative Meetings, Committee Roundtables, and Public Hearings. The Ward 5 Council Office will remain open every day, and we'll continue our work of attending community meetings, hosting events in the community, and assisting residents. Recess is often a time of increased community engagement from Councilmembers since less time is obligated to meetings and hearings in the Wilson building, as well as more long-term work on substantive legislation to be introduced when the Council reconvenes in the Fall. Committees cannot mark up legislation and Councilmembers cannot introduce legislation except for the below:

  • Committees can circulate notices of future (post recess) hearings and roundtables and file committee reports. 

  • Councilmembers can introduce approval or disapproval resolutions on contracts that are: over $1 million, multi-year contracts, or reprogramming requests. Committees can hold public hearings on these types of contracts during the Council review period that occurs during recess. 

  • The Mayor may transmit correspondence and federal-aid highway contracts in excess of $1 million to Council. 

  • The Chairman may call additional legislative meetings to consider: emergency and temporary legislation, override vetoes, a resolution approving or disapproving a contract, or other matters under recess rules

  • The Mayor can sign or return legislation. 

Upcoming Hearings Next Week: 

You can always check the Council calendar for other upcoming hearings and roundtables: 

Programs for the People
Metro Procurement Fair - August 15

Metro is open for business and looking to expand its regional opportunities and partnerships. With more than 18,000 purchase orders awarded annually, qualified vendors support a wide range of departments, including information technology, construction, facility maintenance, real estate, and inventory for day-to-day operations. Companies interested in doing business with Metro are invited to register now to attend Metro’s Procurement Fair, Tuesday, August 15. The event will give business leaders an opportunity to meet with Metro’s procurement team, network with other vendors and government contractors, and attend workshops geared toward business growth and expansion.

Summer Ready DC Home Weatherization Kits
Through the DCPSC Summer Ready DC campaign, District residents can prepare their homes for high temperatures and summer storms by: At outreach events, attendees can choose to receive one GE Lighting CYNC smart full color A19 LED light bulb ($10.99 value) or one Frost King white rubber self-stick weatherseal tape ($8.67 value), while supplies last. Note: Only residents of the District of Columbia are eligible for this promotion. There is a limit of one weatherization item per address AND one item per customer. Ward 5's event is on August 16 at Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Neighborhood Library (5401 South Dakota Ave NE) from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Become a Neighborhood Health Ambassador
with GW Cancer Center
Become a Neighborhood Health Ambassador with the GW Cancer Center, and help guide your community to a healthier lifestyle. Must be 18+ years or older, reside in Wards 1-8 or adjacent MD/VA counties. Get 144-hour training as a Community Health Worker and a paid stipend for training and service hours. Visit here for more information. Applications due by July 14.
Free Weekly Veggie Giveaway

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) hosts three weekly free veggie giveaways of local, fresh organic produce including kale, collards, lettuce, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash, herbs, flowers, and MORE! They occur May 9 through November 30 (weather permitting). In Ward 5, the weekly giveaway is at the Edgewood Rooftop Farm (at the Edgewood Recreation Center - 301 Franklin St NE) every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Team Zachary in the Community
Black Queer Joy Happy Hour
Tonight! July 7 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
@ STABLE Arts (336 Randolph Pl NE)

Join Councilmember Zachary Parker, our city’s first Black openly gay Councilmember, for a happy hour and photobooth celebrating queer Black joy at STABLE Arts’ Eagle Creek Saloon exhibit. The exhibit is a replica of the first Black-owned gay bar in San Francisco and drinks will be served. Bring your most joyful accessories and fiercest looks and leave with both a professional headshot and a joyful portrait from @QueerPortraitsFromThePark. RSVP here.
Story Thyme & DC Public Library Book Bike
July 8 - 10:00 a.m.
@ Alethia Tanner Park (227 Harry Thomas Way NE)

Eckington Parks & Art is teaming up with DC Public Library (DCPL) for an hour of stories, songs, and fun for kids (through ~7 years old). Join us at Tanner Park on the 2nd Saturday of the month in June through October. Sign up hereAnd for community members of all ages, DCPL will bring it's book bike to the park for the morning! Get a library card, check out books, and more.
Tigran Market
July 8 - 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
@ Brookland Arts Walk (716 Monroe St NE)

The Brookland Arts Walk will commemorate the ancient Zoroastrian summer festival, known as Tirgan, with its first annual Tirgan Market. The community-wide event will celebrate the summer season with local artists and makers, delicious food, and live music. Tirgan is the fourth ancient Persian festival of seasons – joining Norooz (Spring), Yalda (Winter) and Mehregan (Autumn) – historically dedicated to ushering in a healthy harvest and warding off drought. It is traditionally celebrated by dancing, splashing water, reciting poetry, and consuming delicious foods, like spinach soup and saffron rice pudding called sholezard.
Community Clean-up with Commissioner Imtiaz
July 9 - 10:00 a.m.
@ 150 V St NW

Meet ANC 5E04 Commissioner Huma Imtiaz on Sunday morning for the monthly neighborhood clean-up. Gloves, bags, and trash pick-up supplies provided. Email Commissioner Imtiaz at for more information.
Stories and Songs from the Tree
July 9 - 2:00 p.m.
@ Woodridge Neighborhood Library (1801 Hamlin St NE)

Families will enjoy Stories and Songs from the Tree presented by Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Penny Russell and puppet friends about animals found in and around the great, big tree. 
Throughout Ward 5:
Northeast Summer Nights - Outdoor Dinner Party + Movie Series
July 12 - August 9
@ Across the Ward

DC Squared presents Northeast Summer Nights: outdoor dinner parties and movie series across Ward 5! Learn more here. Here's the summer line-up: 
  • July 12 - Rhode Island Ave, Woodridge
  • July 19 - Upper Bladensburg Rd
  • July 26 - Rhode Island Ave, Woodridge
  • August 2 - Upper Bladensburg Rd
  • August 9 - Rhode Island Ave, Bryant St
Jump Into the Night
July 12 - 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
@ Langdon Park Rec Center (2901 20th St NE)

Join neighbors for this nighttime jump rope event with Double Dutch, music and more! Learn more and RSVP for the event here.
Brookland Community Picnic
July 15 - 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
@ 14th and Quincy St NE

Join the Brookland community for an afternoon of food, music, fun, and connection with neighbors. 
Monthly Community Cleanup
July 15 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
@ Yang Market (138 U St NE)

Join Eckington Parks & Art and the Eckington Civic Association on the third Saturday of every month. Meet at Yang Market (138 U St NE), where they'll hand out gloves and bags. If you become a regular, you'll get an awesome free Eckington map graphic t-shirt! And Lost Generation is still offering free drink tickets for anyone who cleans for at least an hour. Or clean on your own time whenever it's convenient!
Roving Leaders Day
July 22 - 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
@ Langdon Park (2901 20th St NE)

Don't miss out on this free event packed with food, music, and activities. Join the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) for fun on a whole new level with a celebration of all things mobile recreation! We're coming through with moon bounces, carnival rides, water slides, jumbo games, and, of course, popcorn and snow cones. It's going to be a day of fun for the whole family powered by DPR's Roving Leaders!
Fort Totten:
Fridays at Fort Totten
June 2 - August 25 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
@ Modern at Art Place

Summer nights just got cooler. Join DC Fray and The Modern for a free concert series, happening Friday nights from June through August. Bring your own chair and sit back to enjoy live tunes, food trucks, games and community vibes from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Here's the summer line-up:
News You Can Use
Most-clicked links from last week's newsletter (not just news!)—
A highlight of my week was connecting with Carver Langston neighbors during Thursday's public safety walk. I’m committed to delivering results for them. During budget season, we secured funding for a new park in this neighborhood, just one small part of building healthier communities here.

As always, we invite you to use this form to provide feedback on how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you anytime. 

Yours in service and community, 


Want to reach one of our staff members?
Save this directory to stay in touch with us.

Chief of Staff, Rachelle Roberts -, 202-724-8918
Deputy Chief of Staff, Conor Shaw -, 202-724-8172
Legislative Director, Kendra Wiley -, 202-724-8192
Communications Director, Melissa Littlepage -, 202-724-8028
Constituent Services Coordinator, Carlos McKnight -, 202-478-2456
Constituent Services Coordinator, Oliver Stoute -, 202-724-8107
Constituent Services Coordinator, Sam Bonar -, 202-724-1344
Copyright © *|CURRENT_YEAR|* *|LIST:COMPANY|*, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.