The Week Ahead…Eastern Market Metro Park Planning Committee Meets Wednesday

Sun on Silk at Eastern Market Flea Market, Sunday, September 15, circa 9:30am.

The Week Ahead…Eastern Market Park Planning Committee Meets Wednesday

by Larry Janezich

Monday, September 23

ANC 6A Community Outreach Committee meets at 7:00pm, Eastern High School, Parent Center, 1700 East Capitol Street NE (Enter from East Capitol Street).

Among items on the draft agenda:

Ludlow Taylor Grant

Community Comments

Coffee & Conversation at Southeast Library, 2 – 3 pm. 

Coffee & Conversation brings together users from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee. Through this exchange of ideas, Coffee & Conversation promotes the library as a place to meet your neighbors and focuses on what people have in common rather than their differences.

Tuesday, September 24

ANC6B Executive Committee meets at 7:00pm in Hill Center, to set the agenda for the October meeting of the full ANC.  

Wednesday, September 25

DGS Eastern Market Metro Park Advisory Group meets at 1:30pm, Southeast Library, lower level, do discuss the plans for the redesign of Eastern Market Metro Plaza. 

Agenda not available at press time.

Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee meets at 7:00pm in the North Hall of Eastern Market.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Election of Officers: Chuck Burger

Capital Improvements Report on Eastern Market Signage

Market Managers Report

    • Status of the HVAC system
    • Marketing and Promotion
    • Lease update
    • Parking
    • Business/ Strategic plan update

Eastern Market Metro Plaza Update

Membership Report: Chuck Burger

Capitol Hill Restoration Society Community Forum – Swampoodle – 7:00pm, at Hill Center.


History buff Matthew Gilmore will give a talk entitled “Making Washington’s ‘Swampoodle’: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley.”  Mr. Gilmore will explore questions of the origin of the name “Swampoodle,” of the northern Capitol Hill neighborhood’s reputation, and of its place in Washington DC and Irish-American history.  Swampoodle in 19th Century was nationally known as a dangerous place; it was also the center of the Irish-American community in Washington.  At that time, Swampoodle became shorthand for the Government Printing Office (similar to Foggy Bottom standing in for the State Department).

The talk will be preceded by an organizational business meeting at 6:30 pm, at which the CHRS FY2019 budget will be approved.

The event is free and handicapped-accessible and the public is encouraged to attend.

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