The Week Ahead … & Some Photos from the Past Week

Friday night, Capitol Hill Village hosted its 2023 Gala and Fundraiser – A Night of Mystery – at St. Mark’s Church.  The mystery involved Solving the Murder – Who, When, How – from among the six suspects who attended the Gala in costume and character.  The Gala – the first since February of 2020 – also celebrated CHV’s 15th Anniversary.  The proceeds support CHV programs helps older adults navigate the opportunities for aging in place.  Through the efforts of volunteers, members, partners, and staff, CHV provides services and programs that promote the well-being of older adults in the community.  For more information on CHV and membership, go here:

The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee met last Wednesday in a conference room at 700 PA Ave, having gotten bumped from Eastern Market North Hall by a wedding.  Brian Pate, Chair of the 150th Anniversary Committee, told EMCAC that a decision on an application for a $400,000 EventsDC grant for funding the 150th Anniversary has been delayed again with no indication on when decisions on grant applications might be made.  Eastern Market Main Street applied for the grant earlier this year and were optimistic based on the enthusiasm with which the application had been received.  EMCAC planners have begun to assess how to mitigate the potential lack of funding by scaling back expenditures to new Market signage, historical lectures and tours, and a major event in November.  EMCAC Chair Chuck Burger suggested that EMCAC and community stakeholders might consider a community fund raiser to support the Anniversary. 

On Saturday afternoon, April 29, the very active local effort to reopen Mott’s Market on 12th Street, SE as “a revitalized corner market and community hub” featured members and friends of the Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian (HCSC) Music Ministry.  This “Motts Legacy Event” offered copious free treats and testimonies about Mott’s, including fond memories of buying penny candy there decades ago.  The event also collected donations for HCSC’s Food Pantry on East Capitol Street and promoted the purchase of inscribed bricks that will help fund the renovation. One purchaser said she will inscribe the name of her father, who grew up on Walter Street in the 1920s. Photo and caption: Hilary Russell

The Folger Library reopens Friday, November 17, following a three year, $80.5 million renovation project.  The Library will feature two new exhibition halls, a learning lab, new gardens, social gathering spots inside and outside the building, a café and gift shop.  Performances will return with the Folger Theatre and Folger Consort.  Season announcements will follow.  For more on the Library, go here:

The Library of Congress Opens Floor of Main Reading Room to Visitors.  The LOC has begun a pilot program – through September – to allow visitors to visit the grand Main Reading Room in the Thomas Jefferson Building.  A designated portion of the floor of the Main Reading Room is open for visitors to view from 10:30 to 11:30am and 2 to 3pm on Tuesdays through Fridays.

Visitors will also be permitted to view the Main Reading Room on Thursday evenings as part of Live at the Library, when the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions are open for extended hours from 5 to 8pm.  Happy hour drinks and snacks are available for purchase in the Great Hall at that time.  

Visitors during regular visitor hours, including Live at the Library, must reserve free timed-entry passes.  Due to strong interest and limited capacity, those with timed-entry passes are not guaranteed access to the floor of the Main Reading Room.

The number of visitors allowed in the space at one time will be restricted.  Visitors may take photos of the space, but flash photography is not allowed. Visitors may not photograph or video researchers or staff.    For more on visiting the Main Reading Room, go here:   For timed free entry passes, go here:

Here’s Triple Candie’s May installation in their exhibit space in the former Li’l Pub at 655 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.  For more, go here:  

The Week Ahead … & Some Photos from the Past Week

By Larry Janezich

Posted April 30, 2023

Monday, May 1

The Bach Consort’s final Noontime Cantata takes place on Monday, May 1st at 12:10 pm. Free.  St. Mark’s Church, 301 A Street, SE.

Tuesday, May 2

ANC6B Alcohol Beverage Control Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm. 

For info on joining the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Lola’s, 711 8th Street, SE. Application for an Entertainment Endorsement for existing Retailer’s Class “C” Tavern License. 
  • Mason & Greens, 400 8th Street, SE. New Application for a Retailer’s Class “B” Full-Service Grocery Store license. 
  • I Egg You, 517 8th Street, SE. New Application for a Retailer’s Class “C” Restaurant license.
  • Democratic National Committee, request to amend the existing Settlement Agreement to increase the hours of operation and sales, service, and consumption of alcohol. Current: Mon-Fri: 11:30 am – 1:00am. The requested hours are: Sun-Thur. 7:00am – 2:00am; Fri-Sat. 7:00 am – 3:00am.
  • Discussion about an organized process for handling ABCA cases within ANC 6B.
  • Discussion on new Cannabis regulations and licensing.

Wednesday, May 3

ANC6B May 2023 Transportation Committee Meeting will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • DDOT Presentation on Penn/Potomac Intersection Redesign.
  • DDOT Presentation on Infrastructure Hardening in 6B.
  • DDOT Presentation on Relocating and Standardizing Commercial Loading Zones in Barracks Row.
  • Capitol Hill Village Pedestrian Safety Advocacy.
  • Capitol Hill Sidewalk Survey ( )
  • Metro Better Bus Visionary Network ( )

ANC 6C Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 6:30pm. 

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:

Among Items on the draft agenda: 

  • 407 3rd Street, NE. Historic Preservation Application for concept approval for alterations and rear addition to an existing two-story row dwelling.
  • 300 M Street, NE. Zoning Application of LCOR for a PUD modification, styled as a modification of consequence, for revisions to two conditions in the PUD order: 
    • Condition B.8.d – This condition required a $25,000 contribution to Playable Art DC, a District government-led placemaking initiative focused on urban art installments. The Playable Art DC program has been de-commissioned and is no longer in operation.
    • Condition B.8.e – This condition required a $50,000 contribution to WMATA in order to install two additional fare gates/turnstiles at the NoMa/Gallaudet Metro Station. WMATA does not have any current plan to add the turnstiles and would not accept the funds.
    • The applicant proposes to replace these conditions with the following:
    • Contribute $75,000 to the NoMa Business Improvement District (“BID”) to support placemaking improvements in and around the 200 and 300 blocks of M Street, NE and the 100-300 blocks of L Street, NE, including the public space at grade and the elevated railroad tracks and Metropolitan Branch Trail, with such improvements including: ground-plane artistic elements; wall art celebrating the NoMa neighborhood; bicycle play infrastructure; and/or similar improvements as developed in coordination between the NoMa BID and ANC 6C.
  • 1232 4th Street, NE. Zoning Application of 1232 Shift Cubed Partners, LLC for a consolidated PUD with a PUD-related map amendment from PDR-1 to MU-9 for the construction of a mixed-use all-affordable residential building with office space and PDR space on an 8,982sf lot at 1232 4th Street, NE.

Thursday, May 4

ANC6B May 2023 Planning and Zoning Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm. 

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Request for Oversight by Council of DOB Vacant Building Enforcement.
  • 706 15th Street, SE, Project. Zoning Adjustment Application to construct a rear deck addition, to an existing, attached, two-story with cellar, principal dwelling unit in the RF-1 zone.
  • 12th Street SE, Project. Historic Preservation Application to add a third floor and roof deck to an existing two story row house and construct and to add a second story/accessory dwelling unit to an existing garage structure in the RF-1 zone.
  • Alley Closing in Square 762 Project. Closing NE portion of existing alley system in Square 762. (Square 762, Abutting Lots 842, 843, and 823). Between 2nd & 3rd Street SE; Pennsylvania & C Street SE.

ANC6C Transportation & Public Space Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:

Agenda not available at press time.

Friends of Southeast Library will hold their May in-person meeting at 5:30pm at Southeast Library, Lower Level. 


  • Discussion of the second Saturday Book Sale
  • Report from SE Neighborhood Library Branch Manager Julia Strusienski

Friday, May 5

Live! on the Hill Presents: CHESS – Free Play Fridays. 

Saturday, May 6

Live! on the Hill Presents: Fitness in the Park  

Sunday, May 7

Video Game Music in the Park, sponsored by Barracks Row BID, at Eastern Market Metro Park on Sunday May 7, from 1-2 PM.  

  • Musicians from the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra (WMGSO) will play an assortment of music from video game series like Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Super Mario.
  • For more, see here:

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  1. Craig L. D'Ooge

    If they would just clear the Jefferson a Building of all the readers, they could turn the building into a tourist site they need.