Can you believe it’s mid-June already? Me either. We turn toward summer with hope and welcoming everyone with open arms… although if I’m being honest, I’m not super excited to welcome allllllll the visitors. I know, I know: The Nation’s Capital ought to be a beacon of hospitality to the rest of the country and the world but… idling charter buses in the July heat and droves of tourists coming at you all at once are not great. Executive Office of the Mayor
Even though vaccination rates are not what they should be, July Fourth is going to be big this year. NBC-4
In case you missed it, DCPS has released its guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year. DCPS Reopen Strong
Neighbors in the 1300 block of E Street SE want to stop DoorDash from opening a DashMart in the former Frager’s temporary space. ANC 6B voted recently to appeal DoorDash’s permit, per Capitol Hill Corner, but the neighbors are coalescing and have started a Change.org petition. If you’re a neighbor in Hill East, consider signing the petition.
The DC Jail had prisoners in lockdown for 23 hours a day during COVID, and now they are not rushing to fix the air conditioning, leading to another set of inhumane conditions. DCist
Is Capitolsaurus Court a “funky” place? I mean… is Garfield Park a funky place? Sometimes, I guess? Anyway, Thrillist thinks it’s funky so expect many pilgrimages to take pictures with the signage. Congressional Cemetery was also listed as funky and I can definitely see that one.
La Collina is opening this Friday, June 18, and they’ll be open for dinner Friday through Sunday, from 5 to 9 p.m. You can make reservations on their website and delivery and take-out will be available soon.
We’ve partnered up with DC Live Music to bring you a bi-monthly Set List, with all kinds of live listings. Check it out! The Hill is Home
Charles Allen’s Ward 6 budget townhall starts in less than half an hour. You can watch the livestream on Facebook by clicking here.
Psst, museum fans! The Hirshhorn is back August 20!