Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meeting Notice: Monroe Street Market Construction Project Update, March 27th at 7pm Bennett Career Institute (700 Monroe St NE)

******Community Meeting Announcement******

Please join the Neighbors of CUA South Campus for a community meeting to discuss updates to the Monroe Street Market Construction Project.

When: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Time: 7:00pm

Where: Bennett Career Institute Auditorium, 700 Monroe St NE (1 block from the CUA Brookland Metro, CUA side)

Discussion Items will include

-Construction Progress

-Closed Roads etc
-Future Construction Phases

-Leasing Reservations for new Apartments (Americans with Disabilities Act and Equal Opportunity Housing)

-Leasing Opportunities for Retail

-Potential Opportunities for Trade Workers

-Potential Employment Opportunities

Hope to see you there

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Monroe Street Market Open House March 16th

Monroe Street Market will be opening it's doors for Pre-Leasing on March 11, 2013. 
Or, please join us at our first OPEN HOUSE on Saturday March 16th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. with no appointment necessary.

Visit  701 Monroe Street NE in Washington, DC - right by the Brookland-CUA metro.
Studios starting at $1,690*

One Bedrooms starting at $1,760*
One Bedroom with Den starting at $2,230*
Two Bedroom starting at $2,560*

  • Spa-style tiered swimming pool, lounge and outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor kitchen and grills set in landscaped courtyard
  • 24-hour fitness center with cardio-theatre, Pilates and yoga studio
  • Quiet and active resident social areas, indoors and out
  • Pet-friendly community
  • Studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom apartment homes
  • Arts Walk with 27 artist studios and weekend markets
  • On-site retail including restaurants and shopping
  • At the Brookland--CUA Metro station, several bus stops, and the Metropolitan Bike Trail

  • *Restrictions may apply. Pricing may vary. Please see a leasing consultant for details.

    Visit www.monroestreetmarket.com
    Email: monroestreetmarket@bozzuto.com

    The 7th Annual Blacks in Wax program is set to take place on Friday, March 15 at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 23 in celebration of Black History and Women’s History Month


    7th Annual Blacks In Wax to Take Place at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center and the Kennedy Center
    Southeast Tennis and Learning Center Tennis Scholars to Transform Into Some of the Most Celebrated Icons in Black History

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    (Washington, DC) - The 7th Annual Blacks in Wax program is set to take place on Friday, March 15 at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 23 in celebration of Black History and Women’s History Month (times listed below). Blacks in Wax includes portrayals of over 50 influential figures from Black History, perfected and brought to life through preparation from the SETLC Tennis Scholars, parents and staff. This year, the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) Children of the Gospel choir will perform along with the SETLC tennis scholars.

    What started as an alternative way to educate youth about African American history has become one of the recreation and education facility’s most successful programs. Scholars from the SETLC will portray characters from Rosa Parks to The Supreme's in a unique museum setting as they transform from a wax replica of a character to a live portrayal of some of the most notable African American leaders. This year’s production will portray and incorporate not only the Blacks and women who helped to secure voting rights, but also those present day hero’s and she-ro’s who continue to lead the way.

    “Blacks in Wax is a huge undertaking every year,” said Cora Masters Barry, CEO and Founder of the Recreation Wish List Committee. “There is a lot of hard work and dedication that goes into putting on this production. But when I see the transformation of the youth from themselves to an icon historical figure, I know it's worth every pain staking moment.”

    “Blacks in Wax is an amazing artistic program that gives a child the opportunity to sharpen his or her research skills, memorization and possible budding acting skills,” said Patricia Carroll, grandmother of Blacks in Wax performer and SETLC Tennis Scholar Reina Carroll. “My (then) 8 year old granddaughter who is generally shy acted in front of hundreds of people. It was amazing to witness her increase in self-confidence and a desire to learn more about heroes of her African American heritage.”

    This year's vignette theme, “Struggle to Serve 1865 to 1965…” illustrates the impact that the 1865 voting amendment and the 1965 voting rights act had on the lives of African Americans, as well as women. Positions such as Mayors, Congressmen, Cabinet Officials and the President of the United States have been the great outcome of this struggle to serve. The right to vote for Blacks, as well as the Women’s Suffrage Movement, were critical components in the lives of Blacks and women. The 15th Amendment gave Blacks the right to vote and the 19th Amendment afforded women the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony, who will be portrayed, was one of the founding members of the suffrage movement, along with phenomenal female elected and selected officials from Barbara Jordan to Valerie Jarrett. These women, and others, have been committed to public service and serving their county.

    This year’s vignette “Struggle to Serve 1865 to 1965…” is a rich portrayal of historical and contemporary characters we are familiar with, those we may have forgotten, and those we never knew existed. The renowned Blacks in Wax museum continues to entertain and educate as the SETLC scholars portray characters such as Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Serena Williams, Cab Calloway, Eartha Kitt and many others in a museum-like setting. Witness over 50 youth ages 6 – 17 transform from a posed wax replica of a character to a live portrayal of some of the most notable African Americans in our history.

    Blacks in Wax performances at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (701 Mississippi Avenue, SE; Washington, DC 20032) for school groups and seniors will take place from 1 pm - 3 pm on Friday, March 15 and evening performances for the general public will take place for 7 pm - 9 pm. The Kennedy Center performances on Saturday, March 23 will take place in the Hall of States from 5 pm - 6 pm and the vignette will take place on the Millennium Stage from 6 pm - 7 pm.

    Friday, December 14, 2012

    HOLIDAY FUN at Brookland Artspace Lofts, Saturday, December 15, 2012, 11:00am to 2:00pm

    HOLIDAY FUN at Brookland Artspace Lofts
    Saturday, December 15, 2012, 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Brookland Artspace Lofts
    3305 8th Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20017
    Admissions: $5.00 or Donation to "Toys for Tots" or Canned Food Items

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Monroe St NE Eastbound will be closed for two weeks

    I was just informed that Bozzuto Construction will be moving into the next phase of the Monroe street utility lane closures by the end of this week.  The east bound lanes of Monroe will be closed for about two weeks and traffic will be diverted using Michigan and 7th streets as a detour. 

    ANC 5C November Public Meeting 7:00pm -9:00pm 116 "T" Street NE

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 The Summit @ St Martins
    7:00pm -9:00pm 116 "T" Street NE
    Notice of Monthly Meeting
    At the appropriate time, all attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in the meeting, offer suggestions
    and make recommendations for consideration. Unless otherwise noted, floor time is limited to 60 seconds.
    Please limit your comments accordingly. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
    Regular Monthly Meeting (7:00 PM)
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    The Summit @ St Martins
    116 "T" Street NE
    PUD Application Presentation & Review
    o Dance Place
    Application for Public Space Permit
    Motion for Exception Re: Late Submission
    o Bacio
    Pizzeria - 81 Seaton Place NW
    Update Re: Rustik
    Tavern Sidewalk Café
    Update Re:
    World Mission ANC Grant
    Discussion Re: Proposed Symbolic Street Name Designation
    o St Martin of Tours Catholic Church
    1908 North Capitol Street NW
    Update Re: Resolution in Support of ANC Notice & Great Weight

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Utility Work near CUA Metro Entrance. Please be careful


    I received a message from Kelly Wallace of Bozzuto

    "The utility work in the street on Bunker Hill from Michigan ave. down to the Metro entrance will be starting the last week on this month on October 29th, (Correction, this week) and will take until February.  Directly following that we will be installing the arts tower and sidewalk pavers which will take us into May.  Essentially we will be on Bunker Hill for the remainder of the job.

    During this time, we will be moving the fencing out away from the sidewalk curb and towards the bridge.  We will continue to allow pedestrians access along the street, but it will be via a 5’ wide “corridor” between the concrete bridge abutment and the fence.  Towards the end of the project (May) we will move the access corridor onto the newly built sidewalk so we can then finish up the rest of the paving."

    Please be careful when travelling to the CUA Metro Stop