The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week or So

Last Monday, Chalk Riot created a sidewalk mural in support of the Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson at Eastern Market Metro Plaza. 
Chalk Riot, is an imaginative group of women street artists headed up by sole proprietor and principal artist Chelsea Ritter-Soronen.  They produce 3-D and two dimensional chalk art and murals.  From the website:  “Chalk Riot regularly leverages ephemeral chalk art to facilitate dialogue around social justice issues, public arts engagement practices and arts education. We believe that chalk art is an accessible and approachable art. Our all-women team is committed to being a resource for those that are looking to explore and learn about the craft and its many applications.”  See here:  (Ed. Note:  It’s worth the click.)
U.S. Botanic Garden News.  The Conservatory will reopen to the public on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 10:00 am.  All outdoor gardens are currently open.  Visit   
The LGBTQ bar/restaurant As You Are had a soft opening last Tuesday, March 22, at 500 8th Street, SE.  The opening of the second floor dance bar has been delayed by a slow DCRA permitting process.  US DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasteen Buttigieg were in attendance for the opening.  Hours:  Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday, noon to midnight.  Friday and Saturday, noon to 3:00am.  Closed Monday.  Photo credit:  As You Are
Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee met on Wednesday.  Chair Chuck Burger said he would reach out to both CM Charles Allen and Mayor Bowser to discuss filling two empty seats oo the Advisory Committee.  Allen and Bowser each have authority to appoint a member to EMMCA.  The Committee also discussed joining with other local civic organizations in which former Chair Donna Scheeder has been active to plan a memorial tribute in her honor. 

ICYMI.  Change in command at the MPD’s First and Fifth Districts.  March 18 saw a change in command for both MPD First and Fifth Districts.  Fifth District Commander William Fitzgerald has retired from the Metropolitan Police Department.  He will be succeeded by former First District Commander Ralph McLean.  Inspector Tasha Bryant has been promoted to the rank of Commander and assumed command of the First District.  Contact: and

The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week or So

by Larry Janezich

Posted March 27, 2022

Monday, March 28

ANC6A Community Outreach Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on joining the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Presentation:  Friends of Kingman & Heritage Islands, Lora Nunn, Vice President.


Ward 7 ANC Redistricting Task Force will hold a virtual meeting at 6:00pm.


  • Final vote on Ward 7 ANC and Single Member District Boundaries

For info on how to join the meeting, contact Sheila Bunn:   


Tuesday, March 29

ANC6B Executive Committee meets to set the agenda for the April meeting of ANC6B.

Go here for info on joining the meeting:


Wednesday, March 30

Ward 6 ANC Redistricting Task Force will hold a virtual meeting at 6:00pm.

Register to watch the meeting here:                   


  • Final approval of the ANC and SMD redistricting map and report


Thursday, March 31

Ward 6 Budget Town Hall Live and Virtual Meeting at 6:00pm.

Limited in-person seating available at the Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Place, SW.

RSVP for either in-person or live here:

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