Wednesday, July 30, 2014

PR | DC’s First Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival at Gateway DC August 2-3, with Free Performances by Y’anna Crawley and Clifton Ross III from BET’s Sunday’s Best, Wes Felton, Reesa Renee, Father’s Children, and More!

Free, Family Festival to Inspire Art, Technology, Music, Humanities & Culinary Arts!

The Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival is the first of its kind featuring a main performance area and five themed tents focused on music, visual arts and graphic design, food, technology and children’s activities. Each area will include interactive workshops, readings, artist talks and panel discussions, robotics, art creation, web site demonstrations, music performances and chef demos.

Saturday, August 2-3 from 1 to 6 pm at the Gateway Pavilion at St. Elizabeths East campus, located at 2700 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20032.

Made possible through a grant awarded by the District’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), the festival series is presented by St. Elizabeths East, The Humanities Council of Washington, DC, THEARC, DMPED and Gateway DC.


Saturday Main Stage Performances: 1pm-Batala Drummers and Dancers, 1:45- Cecily Bumbray Band, 2:30- Aaron Abernathy, 3:30 Wes Felton, 4- Reesa Renee, 5- Father's Children

Sunday Main Stage Performances: 1pm- Egheosa Band, 1:45- Tre Thomas, 2:30- Robert Person, 3:15-Kim Jordan, 4- Clifton Ross III, 4:30- Mike McCoy & Voices United, 5- Y’anna Crawley 

1-5 pm National Hand Dance Association lessons and performances under the Gateway Pavilion

The full schedule of events is located at!festival-dates/c21kz (and on the following page).

“Humanities, Arts & Technology at Work,” is the August HATFestDC theme. The festival will demonstrate how to thrive in creative fields and inspire attendees to engage in H.A.T. disciplines. This is the first festival in a two-part series scheduled for August 2-3 and October 4-5.

Learn more at For media inquiries, contact Natasha Brown at 202-705-4604 or Email for festival questions. Follow @HATFestDC on Twitter for updates.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

See you tomorrow!

We have lots to talk about! :)

July 30 | ARCH Development Corporation's Community Update Meeting

You are invited to this meeting to discuss ARCH Development Corporation's projects in Anacostia such as:
Honfleur Gallery
Vivid Solutions Gallery
Anacostia Arts Center
The HIVE 2.0

Let's talk about the status of these current projects, project updates, and ways we can make them better! To encourage you to come out there will be TWO CASH RAFFLES at the end of the night! Attend this meeting and enter the raffle for a chance to win $100! 

This meeting is FREE and open to the public! We want to hear from you! 

Refreshments will be served.

Wed, July 30th
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Rd SE

2013 Community Update Meeting

This weekend! Humanities Arts + Technology Festival @ THEARC

Spread the word! This event is FREE and open to the public!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Most expensive real estate for sale in 20032

According to a search on is the former (but never opened) Peaceholics group home project at 1300 Congress Street SE.  In Janurary, The Advoc8te highlighted this property being for sale in an earlier post. It seems that sale did not go through (or is still pending). Also unchanged is the strange use of pre-renovation photos for the listing. As you recall a lot of money(and controversy) went into the renovation of this project. The property looks more like this today:

So for anyone with a spare million dollars lying around this 6 bedroom/6 bathroom property could be yours. 

Overall, considering DC's "hot" real estate market this price is more than a steal. East of the river's property values continue to be the lowest around. 

Go HERE to view the full Remax listing. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ward 8 Farmer's Market this Saturday @ THEARC!

Get your fresh fruit and veggie fix at the Ward 8 Farmer's Market every Saturday at THEARC from June 7-November 22nd!

The mission of the Ward 8 Farmer’s Market is to provide and improve healthy food options for Ward 8 residents and nearby communities. The goal is for people from these communities to eat fresher, more natural and nutritious foods, and adopt healthier lifestyles for the long-term benefit of themselves, their children and families, and society. An important component of achieving this goal involves providing foods grown geographically closer to where the foods are eaten. Foods lose nutritional value and wholesomeness when they travel long distances and are stored for long periods of time. Similarly, food loses value (and can actually become harmful) when they are processed. The solution is to reconnect the local farmer to the community that will eat his or her produce!

Entry to the Ward 8 Farmer's Market is FREE. SNAP, WIC and Senior Vouchers accepted.

*Free Yoga, Cooking Demos, Arts Activities for Youth and much more! View program calendar here!