26 Mar 2021


The To Do List, Weekend of March 26, 2021

The sun is shining and the temperatures are climbing. The Tidal Basin is restricting vehicular AND pedestrian access, though sources tell me that if you’re alone or in small groups (read: two or three people) you can enjoy the blossoms. But why would you trek all the way out there if our own Stanton Park is at PEDUNCLE ELONGATION stage right as we speak?

A perfectly pretty and pink petal-ful pic from Ellie, @emerritt4. Tag your spring #thehillishome!

Can’t be emphasized enough, but WEAR A MASK. We are not all vaccinated and we’re not yet at herd immunity.

Here’s a fun outdoor activity that can help your community. Via ANC commissioner Edward Ryder, there will be a community gardening event in Hill East tomorrow: “Saturday March 27 10AM – Need volunteers to help with the park along I (with the exercise equipment).  The plan is to mix in more mulch/ soil conditioner, weed around the hedge in the back and add some plantings. Volunteers should bring water, gloves, and hand tools if they have them. Folks can register to volunteer at  https://guerrillagardenersdc.org/volunteer

Bookworms rejoice! On Monday, March 29, DC Public Library locations will provide the following indoor services: access to public computers, printing, book pick-up and library card registration. It may not be exciting to many but if it’s exciting to you, enjoy it.

The United States Botanic Garden holds a virtual Yoga from the Garden session every Saturday. You can learn more and sign up here.

Tomorrow, vocal ensemble The Thirteen presents Passion Transfigured, a dramatic reimagining of the Bach classic. For more information and tickets, click here.

Baseball is back (and with 5000 lucky fans!) on Thursday, April 1, as our beloved Nationals take on the New York Mets starting at 7:09 p.m. You may only watch on ESPN but you can celebrate at home with DC Brau‘s special peach lemonade flavored Full Transparency hard seltzer called Kieboom Crush. That’s a lot of words, but hey– it’s baseball. They take their time.

If you love local music, make sure you watch the Wammies this Sunday. A celebration of all the acts rockin’, rollin’, groovin’, bumpin’ and shakin’ the DC area, the Wammies also promotes advocacy for the local arts. More info here.

Godzilla Vs. Kong premieres on Monday March 29. Want to win a Monster Pie, Farm salad and cinnamon knots to enjoy with the premiere? Go to We The Pizza on Instagram and comment on this post before 5 pm TODAY!

The Cherry Blossom Festival may not be happening in person, but one look at our neighborhood tells you we’re all READY FOR SPRING. Check out the map here so you can visit all the beautiful tableaux your neighbors have been working hard to put on display. You can celebrate tonight and Saturday (and next week) with the Very Cherry Cocktail at Wundergarten. More details here.

The Environmental Film Festival culminates this weekend and you can get more information here. Why not get some takeout from a favorite Hill restaurant and binge something inspirational?

Prepare for Easter: There will be a drive-through Eggstravaganza on Saturday April 3. You can register ahead of time here to get your loot

The 13th Street Community Garden

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