01 Apr 2021


The To Do List, Week of April 1, 2021

A 225 foot projection will glow over NoMa tonight and tomorrow night. Photo courtesy of NoMa BID

First up, my sincere condolences to all the baseball fans. The Nationals called off today’s season opener due to COVID (FOX-5), and due to “ongoing contact tracing.” See the tweet below. So baseball is canceled, but what can you do? How about making the plan to support your local eateries anyway? Places like Walters, The Bullpen, the Atlas Half Street brewery and more were counting on your patronage– don’t let them down. Tip generously!

Cherry Blossom Festival

The petals are slowly going and we’re plunging into low temperatures, but the festival is still going strong.

You can enjoy Blossoms and Baseball, a drive-in movie experience this weekend. For $20 per car, enjoy 42: The Jackie Robinson Story or A League of their Own. Your ticket benefits Living Classrooms. Tickets here.

One look at our neighborhood tells you we’re all READY FOR SPRING, temperatures be damned. 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 with the Very Cherry Cocktail at Wundergarten. More details here.

Speaking of the festival, a giant, 225-foot tall projection providing an immersive Cherry Blossom experience is coming to the 100 block of Florida Avenue NE Friday and Saturday. It will shine from 7 p.m. to midnight.

The District Wharf is also celebrating with Anime Movie Days curated by AwesomeCon. This weekend, enjoy Promare, Sonic the Hedgehog and more. Click here for the full schedule and to make a reservation.


Celebrate getting closer and closer to DC statehood with Not What You Think’s version of Ysaÿe Barnwell‘s “We Want the Vote.” Embedded below, but if that doesn’t work, here is a link.

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

Via commissioner Edward Ryder, ANC 6B07, here’s an event that may interest folks around Hill East: Saturday April 3 10AM – Need volunteers to help with the park along K (with the splash pad). We will be mulching and planting hostas along the back fence, and clearing up at the point to create a space for colorful flowers. Volunteers should bring water, gloves, and hand tools if they have them. Folks can register to volunteer at  https://guerrillagardenersdc.org/volunteer


There are many places where you can still make a reservation for Eastern Sunday. As much as possible, try to stay home. Bistro Cacao, Beuchert’s/Fight Club and more have options for you. If you’re looking for a church, click here for our big local resource of churches.

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 Community Park & Garden will host the “Easter Bunny Wave” starting at 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday. If you live close to the route, head out to the yard or join them along the route to wave to the Easter Bunny as he makes his way around the neighborhood in a convertible.

The route is as follows:
– Start at the 13th Street Community Park & Garden (13th/C SE)
– East on C SE
– South on 17th SE
– West on D SE
– North on 13th SE

Share your story: “The US Capitol Historical Society is collecting oral histories from people in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and beyond about their experiences on January 6th and in the aftermath. While many have focused on the experiences of elected officials, law enforcement, etc., there has been a lack of coverage on the effects of the attack on the DC community. We hope you will join us in collecting those stories! We plan to post these recordings to our website and potentially feature them in blog posts or social media.If you are interested, please email communications@uschs.org

Need something to do on a Monday? How about a movement class? Take a look at CHAW’s offerings and don’t sleep on this Stretching and Movement class, which can make a big difference as you start your week. It starts April 12.

Off-Hill: Dupont Underground has a new exhibit opening next Friday, April 9, called “Architecture and the Question of Democracy.” You can book a tour by emailing connect@dupontunderground.org

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