The Week Ahead: April 19, 2017


Thursday, April 20

■ The U.S. Department of State will host an open house and public hearing on plans for the redevelopment of approximately 32 acres of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center into a chancery center. The open house will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a public hearing afterward from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Both events will take place in Building 41 on Dahlia Street NW within the Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus (enter at 14th Street and Alaska Avenue NW).

Friday, April 21

■ The D.C. Department of Energy & Environment will hold its second annual Earth Day Pollinator Project Seed Giveaway from 7:30 to 9 a.m. (or while supplies last) at 17 Metrorail stations throughout the District. In Northwest, the event will be held at the following stations: Columbia Heights, Shaw/Howard, Foggy Bottom/GWU, Dupont Circle, Cleveland Park, Tenleytown/AU, Takoma and Georgia Ave-Petworth.

Saturday, April 22

■ Tenleytown Main Street will host the second annual Tenleytown Earth Day celebration, which will feature a community cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon along Wisconsin Avenue NW from Fessenden Street to Tenley Circle, with check-in from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at Fessenden Park, Wisconsin Avenue and Fessenden Street; a Health & Wellness Fair from noon to 2 p.m. in Fessenden Park; and a free showing of the animated film “WALL-E” at 3:30 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. For details, visit

■ An Adams Morgan Vision Framework Implementation Meeting will focus on triangle parks and community feedback on a suggested strategy. The meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the downstairs area at Sweet Science Coffee, 1847 Columbia Road NW.

Monday, April 24

■ CulturalDC will present “VisionDC: Arts and Urban Innovation Summit” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW. The event will include performances, panel discussions and site-specific art installations. Tickets cost $25 to $65. For details, visit

■ New D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson will meet with the Ward 2 community from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens, 2425 N St. NW. The discussion will focus on setting priorities for the next five years. To RSVP, visit

Tuesday, April 25

■ The D.C. Federation of Citizens Associations will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. in the undercroft at All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Ave. NW. The guest speaker will be D.C. Office of Planning director Eric Shaw.

■ The Foggy Bottom Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW.

■ The Citizens Association of Georgetown will host an oral history event on “Recollections of Georgetown,” featuring moderator Carol Joynt and panelists Stuart Kenworthy, Ella Pozell, Vernon Ricks and Barbara Ricks Thompson. The meeting will be held at Pinstripes, 1064 Wisconsin Ave. NW. A reception will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the program at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 27

■ The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.

■ Casey Trees will host its fourth annual Canopy Awards from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Blind Whino, 700 Delaware Ave. SW. Tickets cost $70 to $80. For details, visit

■ The Washington Area Bicyclist Association will host “Walk, Bike or Drive … We Want You Alive: A Vision Zero Safety Workshop,” which will include discussion of the Vision Zero initiative to end all traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2024, as well as a visit to an intersection to see how it could be redesigned to make it safer for all roadway users. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

■ The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a community meeting to present an approach to improvements at Ward Circle and a timeline for the work. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Mann Elementary School, 4430 Newark St. NW.