The Week Ahead: Aug. 16, 2017


Sunday, Aug. 20

  • The National Park Service, the National Zoo and the Rock Creek Conservancy will host a “no cars allowed” Beach Drive Block Party to celebrate the reconstruction of the first segment of Beach Drive NW on the day before the road opens to traffic. Activities will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. near the National Zoo’s entrance on Beach Drive near Harvard Street NW, with limited free parking available in the Zoo’s Parking Lot E beginning at noon. Featured programs will include a hike, a ranger-led bike tour, children’s activities and information booths.

Friday, Aug. 25

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Family Fun Day from 4 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the completion of renovations and new facilities at Friendship Recreation Center/Turtle Park, 45th and Van Ness streets NW. Activities will include popcorn, a moon bounce, face painting and more, with a screening of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” set to begin as soon as it gets dark at around 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

  • The D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate will hold a “Renters 101” training session. Topics will include an overview of tenant rights and responsibilities, as well as discussion of leases, rent increases, rent control, evictions, housing code problems and security deposits. The training will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the agency’s office in Suite 300N, Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW. To RSVP, call 202-719-6560 or email [email protected].
  • The Ward 3-Wilson Feeder Education Network will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW.