The Potomac RiverKeeper Network — an environmental nonprofit that recently established an office in Georgetown — will lead a guided 2-mile paddle tour around Roosevelt Island next Wednesday. The tour, designed for boating beginners, will provide information about the history...
The D.C. Department of Transportation has introduced a new mobile app that tracks 8,200 recently planted city trees, encouraging residents to help with watering duties. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the new DC Tree Watering App during her Ward 6 community...
Matt Frattali, academic technologist at Lowell School, was one of 40 teachers selected as a Google certified innovator for 2017. Frattali, the first D.C. teacher to be selected, will join colleagues from across North America for a Google for Education...
The local Parkrun events at Fletcher’s Cove and Roosevelt Island have earned citywide recognition from the D.C. Council, which passed a ceremonial resolution declaring last Saturday “Parkrun Day” in the city. June 3 marked the five-year anniversary of the first...
Work is now complete on replacing the six escalators at the Woodley Park Metrorail station, officials from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced Friday. The project took more than two years, with contractor KONE working on two escalators at...
The Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy has launched a new artist-in-residence program, giving its inaugural award to local D.C. artist Sophia McCrocklin. The program aims to “restore, promote and maintain Beatrix Ferrand’s masterpiece wild garden,” according to a news release. Ferrand...
Temporary closures of Rock Creek Parkway lanes between Whitehurst Freeway and just north of M Street NW will begin this Sunday, June 11, according to a news release. The D.C. Department of Transportation will be closing single lanes of the...
The Lawyers Have Heart race will take place in D.C. this Saturday, June 10, starting at 7 a.m. Now in its 27th year, the race brings together more than 250 organizations and over 6,000 runners and walkers in support of...
As part of the ongoing reconstruction of Beach Drive NW, work is expected to start in early June on the stretch between Porter Road and Piney Branch Parkway, according to the latest updates from the National Park Service. Two-way traffic...
It’s officially pool season in D.C., after the opening of 18 outdoor pools and other city aquatic facilities last weekend. The pools are free for District residents, and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation offers learn-to-swim classes “for a...

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