Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Color the K Mural, Chalk Art, Veggie Creatures & Art Show Enliven MVT on September 27th

On September 27th, artists young and old, amateurs and professionals joined together at 5th & K Streets to celebrate art at the Color the K event. The event, which was part of the city-wide Arts4All program, included muralist Rose Jaffe painting a temporary community mural on the wooden...

MVT CID Activates 5th & K Street with Placemaking Seating Pilot Project

The new $7 million K Street streetscape completed in 2013 created a welcoming MVT main street with wider sidewalks, lush planter areas and community plazas at the intersection of 5th & K Street. This summer, the MVT CID initiated a seating pilot to take full advantage of the additional public space, featuring colorful, comfortable tables, chairs and a shade umbrella from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm...

MVT Spotlight: Sharon Levenberry, Resident and AAMC Employee

Sharon Levenberry is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School. After leaving the area for a time, she recently moved back downtown and chose to live in Mount Vernon Triangle, motivated by her employer, AAMC’s, decision to relocate their headquarters to our neighborhood.

MVTCID: Tell us a bit about how your history with Mount Vernon Triangle – how long have you lived here and in DC?

SHARON: I am a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School...

VIDA Offers Free Run Club Tuesday Mornings

Looking for a great way to start your day? VIDA at City Vista has recently started a Run Club, led by seasoned marathoner Travis Smith. You don’t need to be a member, it’s free and is appropriate for any level runner, whether you run a 6-minute mile or are just getting started. The Run Club meets every Tuesday at 6 am and runs a 3.5 mile route throughout the City. If you are...

MVT CID Earns Two Merit Awards from International Downtown Association

The International Downtown Association (IDA) has recognized the MVT CID with two Downtown Merit Awards for our work and initiatives related to the K Street Streetscape, Design, Construction and Activation (Public Space Category) and for the MVT CID Marketing and Communications Implementation...

Volunteers Make a Difference at Walker-Jones on Beautification Day

Dozens of volunteers showed up at the Walker-Jones Education Campus to participate in DC Beautification Day. This annual DCPS event was established in 2005 as a citywide “spruce up” of all DC public school buildings in preparation for the first day of school. Beautification efforts included landscaping, trash pick-up, light painting, planting flowers, and other external beautification efforts. Volunteers and supplies...

Restaurants Change It Up for Fall

Alba Osteria has announced a new Grill Grab & Go counter every Thursday and Friday at lunchtime. Designed for those who don’t have time for a sit down lunch, this new service will get you in and out with one of Alba’s famous paninis, chips and a soft drink. To kick things off, the restaurant will be giving away the first 50 paninis this Friday, September 12th.

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Walkingtown DC Comes to the Heart of the City

Walkingtown DC returns to Mount Vernon Triangle with MVT CID President, Claire Oleksiak, leading the free “Heart of the City” tour. Join us on Sunday morning, September 21st, at 10 am to explore the neighborhood and learn about its history and coming development. This tour will include descriptions of the once iconic Northern Liberties Market and other existing historic buildings, a visit to one of DC’s original commercial alleys,...

Explore MVT's Two Parklets on Friday, September 19th

Stop by Alba Osteria and 5th Street Ace Hardware between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm on Friday, September 19th, as they join businesses all around DC in creating mini-parks out of parking spaces. The tiny pop-up parklets (see DC Office of Planning 2013 parklet, left) are designed to invite people walking by to stop and relax in a creative outdoor space. At Alba, you can try your hand at bocce ball competition and then return for a...

Love Your Dog Day and Color the K Arts Celebration Coming to MVT FRESHFARM Market

The MVT CID will go dog crazy this Saturday, September 13th as we welcome Wagtime and Anytime K9 to 5th & K during the FRESHFARM Market. Enjoy dog agility training demos at 10:30 am and 11:30 am and you can bring your own dog between 10:30 am and noon to explore some of the agility equipment available to try. Handmade dog biscuits by Alba Osteria and other giveaways will also be available during the event.

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