Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Chinatown Park Start FRESH! Offers New Fun Outdoor Activities

The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) in partnership with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has launched Chinatown Park Start FRESH!, a series of fun and healthy outdoor activities held in the Chinatown Park located on the south corner of Mass Ave. and I Streets, NW between 5th and 6th Streets, NW. Upcoming events include adult Taekwondo tonight, July 20th, at 7 PM, DC Seniors Move! (morning Tai Chi class every Tuesday at 8 AM), Yoga in the City (adult yoga class Monday, July 27th at 7 PM) and two “Under the Stars” outdoor...

Calling All Artists for 5th Street Ace Hardwares Annual Hardware Art Show

Local artists are invited to submit their works of hardware art for 5th Street Ace Hardware’s Annual Hardware Art Show. Art submissions must be received by September 11th and the winning artist will receive a $100 gift card to 5th Street Ace. Art featured must use at least one hardware element, i.e. a light bulb, nail or washer cleverly incorporated into the artwork, wiring from our electrical aisle, paint from the store, shellac, etc. Art must not be offensive in content or message. Email party@acehardwaredc.com for...

Baked & Wired OPEN

Baked&Wired yesterday opened its new sister store - temporarily named "A Baked Joint" - on the ground floor of the Lyric440K apartments. Fans of the shop can expect the same quality baked goods and espresso, but will now be able to enjoy fresh bread, drinks (alcoholic and non), and lots more space to hang out. The organic, naturally leavened bread program will be small batch baked right in their open kitchen....

City Fields

Herds of deer and swooping hawks have come into the heart of Washington, DC as City Fields by Rachel Schmidt was installed on May 18th along 5th & K Streets, NW. Commissioned and sponsored by the MVT CID, Boston Properties, Steuart Investment and MarcParc, this 160 foot-long collage uses photographs from five major cities around the world (including the MVT neighborhood) to represent the changing nature of cities and a futuristic vision of...

Tunes in the Triangle

Free, live music filled the air and transformed the lunchtime and early evenings in the MVT CID with the launch of a new concert series, “Tunes in the Triangle”, on May 28th. The series, which features local artists of genres ranging from pop to jazz, is scheduled for the fourth Thursdays of each month...

MVT Annual Report Released; Annual Meeting Featured Mayor Bowser, AAMC CEO Dr. Kirch

The MVT CID released its Annual Report and hosted its Annual Board and Membership Meeting on May 21st. The MVT CID is proud of its 2014 economic growth including the delivery of 1,230 residential units and the signing of 70,000 SF of retail and three new office leases. In addition, the MVT CID led...

AAMC Cares

AAMC held its second MVT area AAMC Cares Day on Wednesday, May 13th, sending more than 150 volunteers to a number of local non-profits to paint, cook, clean and landscape (including at Central Union Mission, right). AAMC Cares Day is the association's annual day of community service and reflects the organization’s strong commitment to being an integral part of the community in which they work. Since the AAMC has moved into the MVT, they have become an...

Farmers Market Kicks Off Summer with Festive Events and Launches Loyalty Program

Scores of residents and visitors celebrated the first FRESHFARM Market of the year as the MVT CID hosted Spring Fest in the Triangle on May 15th. In the weeks since, we have been treated to music from Sticks+Bars (seen bottom left), enjoyed free cookies from Baked&Wired, fitness demos from Orange Theory Fitness and new treats at market every week. Last week, FRESHFARM launchied a loyalty card program for frequent farm market...

Clean Team Plants Flowers

The MVT CID Clean Team Ambassadors have been busy this summer maintaining our neighborhood landscaping. In early June, they planted colorful flowers in the four circular planter boxes at 5th and K Streets. They will continue to care and water the flowers throughout the summer. The Ambassadors have been doing a great job of keeping the neighborhood free of trash and graffiti and the landscaping healthy for everyone to enjoy.

Welcome Chelsie!

The MVT CID is pleased to welcome Chelsie Pennello as its summer marketing intern. Chelsie is currently enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications with a major in Television, Radio, and Film and a minor in Chinese. Chelsie has a passion for the arts, specifically photography and filmmaking. She brings a fresh perspective and creative eye as she...

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