Come out to Langdon Park on July 11!

The District Department of the Environment would like to invite you to Hickey Run Heroes’ Invasive Species Removal Service Project in Langdon Park.

Happening July 11th, 2015 from 9AM to 12pm. You will have a chance to learn from plant experts about common good, bad, and ugly vegetation in your community as well as how to deal with them. Please RSVP:



CM Grosso’s Ward 5 Education Town Hall – June 18

Please join Councilmember Grosso for his upcoming community town hall meeting to hear from residents, parents, and education stakeholders about public education in the District of Columbia. Information is below.


Ward 5 Town Hall

Thursday, June 18, 2015

6:30-8:30 PM

Lamond-Riggs Library

5401 South Dakota Ave. NE

Meeting Room 1


In order to best prepare for the community meetings, we are asking that participants sign up  and let us know your concerns. The Councilmember is looking forward to hearing from the community and engaging in these discussions on education issues throughout the District of Columbia.


Meetings and fun stuff in the neighborhood this week!

It’s a busy week for neighborhood meetings and events, come on out!

Below is a quick list of meetings, events, etc coming up that would be of interest to folks in Woodridge and Langdon (and beyond!)

ANC Cmsr Walter Deleon (5C02) Townhall with Langdon Nightclubs
Date: Tues, May 12
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Location: Bliss Nightclub
2122 24th Place NE
Owners of the nightclubs in the area will be present to take your questions!

Rhode Island Avenue Main Street Annual Meeting
Date: Wed, May 13
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Rhode Island Row Community Room

(the condos & retail at Rhode Island Ave metro)

Friends of the Woodridge Library Fundraising Day
Date: Sat, May 16
Time: 10a-3p
Location: Front Lawn of Saint Francis de Sales
2015 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

*bring your bags of gently used clothing (No shoes, purses, household items. Clothes Only)


ANC 5C May Meeting
Date: Wed, May 20
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 5th District Police HQ

1805 Bladensburg Road NE

ReCreative Spaces Presents: (Up)Rising Festival 2015
Date: Saturday, May 24
Time: 1:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Location: ReCreative Spaces
(1613 Rhode Island Ave) AND All Along Rhode Island Avenue
In partnership with Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street, Menkiti Group, Plaza Art Supply, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and Department of Housing and Community Development, we invite you to celebrate community engagement through a participatory arts festival taking place at ReCreative Spaces and in local businesses along Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street. Participants will engage with, or actively observe, curated art installations and multi-faceted performances. Participating artists share a revolutionary vision and engage festival-goers through heart, mind, body, and ideals.


Police and Park Rangers at May 11 SMD 5C07 Community Meeting

Single Member District 5C07 Community Meeting

Date: Monday, May 11 at 7pm
Location: Langdon Recreation Center, 2901 20th Street NE

On the agenda:

  • Representatives from MPD 5th District Police and DC Dept. of Parks & Rec Park Ranger.
  • Update on Langdon Elementary School continued renovation in summer of 2015
  • Update on the new Woodridge Library construction
  • And overview of the ‘Langdon Park Permitting Taskforce‘ — The neighborhood group that works with the city and folks who use the parks for BBQs and parties. In particular those who are going to have a DJ with loud music.

Zeke’s Sidewalk cafe, Good Food liquor license on agenda for April 4 SMD 5C07 Community Mtg

Join us for our next Single Member District 5C07 Community Meeting:

Time: 11:00 AM
Date: Saturday, April 4
Location: Langdon Rec Center, 2901 20th Street NE

We have a few things before us, so it should be a full meeting. Currently on the agenda:

  • Zeke’s Coffee at 2300 Rhode Island Ave is applying for a permit to have a sidewalk cafe.
  • Good Food Markets at 2006 Rhode Island Ave is applying for a grocery liquor license to sell beer and wine.
  • A restaurant to be called ‘Provost’ is proposed for 2129 Rhode Island Ave NE (between the Post Office and the Chinese carry-out) and they’re applying for a liquor license.

I know there is some excitement in the neighborhood with Zeke’s and Good Food Markets opening recently (myself included!). If you’ve got feedback – positive or negative, or if you just have question – on these permit applications please come to the meeting, bring a neighbor and take part in the discussion.

If you can’t make the meeting, feel free to email me. Your feedback helps me get a sense of what the concerns are of the neighbors and where the community stands.

After this meeting I’ll be looking to bring these before the entire ANC 5C Commission at our April meeting on Wed, April 15 (7pm, at the 5th District MPD HQ).