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For the past decade, Barracks Row Main Street has worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance Capitol Hill’s historic 8th Street, SE, commercial corridor and to revitalize its business community.
The group’s focus is the five blocks of 8th Street that stretch south from Pennsylvania Ave S.E. to the terminus of 8th Street at the Washington Navy Yard along M Street, S.E.
Barracks Row is located eight blocks east of the U.S. Capitol.
Friday, September 16, 2016, 3:54 PM Last Updated on Friday, September 16, 2016, 4:18 PM
PARKing on the Row
Green movement sweeps into Capitol Hill
PARKing is a spontaneous outcropping of parks in the least likely places- like city streets.
It began recently in San Francisco and was here a day for us to enjoy on Capitol Hill.
Today pedestrians discovered a well designed new green space directly in front of Pineapple and Pearls- right in the street-between
parked cars. The organizers from L.A.B. - Landscape Architecture Bureau- 714 7th St, SE,were at the park until 4PM today.Meanwhile, take-out diners from near-by cafes enjoyed eating lunch curbside on a green table and chairs.
9 Day Countdown to Barracks Row Fall Festival - 9/24
Butterflies, Escape Artist, Silent Drill Platoon, Roller Girls
Weather forecast looks amazing
The Trapeze School's flying artists may have some competition at Fall Festival this year. Two Barracks Row businesses, Taoti Creative, 530 8th St, SE, (website design) and The Skill Zone are hosting Bubbles and Butterflies. There will be two butterfly releases for kids during the festival at (approximately) 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in front of 709 8th St, SE- soon to be home to The Skill Zone- a play & learn space for pre scoolers.
Max will challenge the crowd to tie him up - if he can't escape in 2 minutes he loses and we win! Here he is being tied up tight by a Marine and his girlfriend last year. Max escaped - barely. Shows are at on center stage at 8th and G St.
The Silent Drill Platoon will be performing at 8th and G Street at 3PM. Suddenly the crowd is quiet and all eyes are on the equally quiet SDP as they perform synchronized drills without a spoken word
And, among the scheduled acts you get a chance to create a moment of your own. Here's one for your followers: The Roller Girls will be back with their $1.00 arm wrestling challenge. Can you beat them?
Best of all the weather forecast is stunning: Sunny and warm all day long!
Watch for the full schedule of events posted next week on www.barrackrow.org
Barracks Row Main Street is a designated DC Main Streets commercial district. Barracks Row Main Street is funded in part by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.