Thank you to everyone who braved the chilly weather last Thursday to help us celebrate our local artists who created the winning designs for our Banner Contest! The BID held a short ceremony at the Eastern Market Metro Plaza at noon with light refreshments served by our men and women in blue.
Each artist was presented with a cash prize and banner featuring their design to take home. Kay Fuller, Chair of the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) and Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld, Co-Executive Director of Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), gave remarks praising the arts community on Capitol Hill.
The banners are now proudly displayed throughout the neighborhood. Special thanks to the artists (Elizabeth Eby, Rindy O'Brien, Linda Norton, Kay Fuller and Tara Hamilton) - thank you for capturing the beauty of all that the Hill has to offer!
Click here for more pictures from the Banner Celebration and be sure to visit our website to read more about the artists and their entries.
As a reminder, entries from the contest will be auctioned off to the public at the BID's Annual Membership Meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:00am at Hill Center. Don't miss your chance to own one of the beautiful pieces from the contest! Proceeds will be split between the artists and the BID's Ready, Willing & Working program. Please email Patty Brosmer at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
On January 23, 2017, DPW (Department of Public Works) installed 27 new solar trash compactors (pictured) throughout Capitol Hill. These compactors hold a higher capacity of waste than the standard city cans and are currently being serviced by DPW.
The standard cans that are situated close to the new compactors will be repurposed as recycle cans by the BID in early spring. This will add 18 recycle cans to the neighborhood, bringing the grand total of recycle cans within the BID's boundaries to 42!
The Capitol Hill Village online auction is open for bidding! They've compiled dozens of carefully selected fabulous opportunities including vacation getaways, restaurants, behind-the-scenes tours, personal services and more. Check it out here!
Capitol Hill Village is a local non-profit that aims to sustain and enrich the community of Capitol Hill residents for the long term. Visit CHV's website to learn more about their mission.
Want more Capitol Hill Village?
Join them for their annual gala: Hollywood on the Hill, on March 4, 2017 at Gallaudet University. Learn more and buy tickets here!
Share a little Valentine’s Day love this weekend and next Tuesday, Feb. 14 with specials and offers from local Capitol Hill businesses. Here’s a rundown of what to look for from food to events.
Restaurants & Food
Bowers Fancy Dairy Products inside Eastern Market (225 Seventh St. SE) will sell special heart shaped cheeses made from Alps Blossom Austrian cheese. They will also sell chocolates, caviar and triple cream from Tuesday to Sunday.
Eastern Market Grocery made heart-shaped ravioli for special homemade Valentine’s meals. They also will sell chocolate ravioli, which go well with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and ice cream.
Buffalo and Bergen at Union Market(1309 Fifth St. NE) will host a special night for every Valentine’s case from Feb. 10-14. On Friday, Sips & Singles invites the unattached to enjoy special drinks from menus like “All the Single Sippers,” “Baby Come Back! You can Blame it All on Me(zcal),” and “Scotch Through the Heart.” It starts at 5 p.m. They will also have a Valentine’s tasting flight and menu. Reservations are available for Feb. 11 and Feb. 14 from 5-9 p.m. Reserve tickets here.
Dangerously Delicious Pies(1339 H St. NE) is hosting a Valentine’s Day Special of Painting and Pie on Feb. 14 from 7-9 p.m. Couples can come in for two savory and two sweet slices of pie with two drinks (beer or wine) and painting supplies and instruction for $75. Or solos can come for $40. Call 202-398-7437 or email Claire@dangerouspiesdc.com to sign up.
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (201 Fourth St. SE) will host its second annual Valentine Concert and Sparkling Wine Tasting on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Choir director Caitriona McEniry-Roschke will perform several songs with the choir and piano, and then sommelier DCWineWonk will hold a sparkling wine tasting with fruits, cheeses and chocolates. Tickets cost $30 for a single, $55 for two and $100 for four. Click here for more info or tickets.
Mr. Henry’s (601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will host a Jazzy Valentine’s Day Dinner with guitarist Steve Scott Duo from 7-10 p.m. Chef Thomas Bach will serve a special jazz dinner menu, and reservations can be made from 6-9:30 p.m. Call 202-546-8412.
Glass artist Beth Hesswill sell handmade glass paperweights etched with “Love” on Saturday and Sunday at Eastern Market. She will also sell hand-blown vases for fresh flowers (also available at the market!).
Kim Downes’ Aurora Bath and Jewelswill sell rose and violet scented, heart-shaped bath bombs at Eastern Market.
Chocotenango fine crafted chocolates will run as a popup at Union Market (1309 Fifth St. NE) until Feb. 28 on Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The chocolate for the bars, bonbons, panning and hot chocolate mixes come from organic and small farms and are made in DC.
J. Chocolatier (321 Seventh St. SE, 2nd Floor) owner Jane Morris offers handcrafted truffles and fine chocolates for anyone. She also incorporates European-style butter, fresh herbs, local honey, sipping-quality liqueurs and French sea salt when adding flavors to her chocolates.
View the original article, published by Christine Rushton, here.
Our Hospitality Ambassadors will be handing out "I Love Capitol Hill" buttons and Hershey kisses this weekend at the BID's Information Tent (located at the Eastern Market Metro Plaza) and on Tuesday, February 14th.