The Week Ahead: Aug. 23, 2017


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.

Saturday, Aug. 26

  • The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation will host the second annual Taste of the -World Festival to highlight the diversity of international communities that live and thrive in the District. The festival will include displays, music and dance performances, a food court and a market area. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Emery Heights Recreation Center, 5701 Georgia Ave. NW. Admission is free; to RSVP, visit

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
  • The D.C. State Board of Education’s High School Graduation Requirements Task Force will meet at 6 p.m. in Room 1114, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.
  • The Ward 3-Wilson Feeder Education Network will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Tuesday, Sept. 5

  • Ward 1 D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau will hold constituent service office hours for Adams Morgan residents from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Unity Park, Columbia Road and Euclid Street NW.

Thursday, Sept. 7

  • The National Capital Planning Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. in its offices in Suite 500, North Lobby, 401 9th St. NW. Agenda items will include preliminary and final site and building plans for the renovation and expansion of the Carnegie Library and a presentation on the Metropolitan Washington Coastal Storm Risk Management Study.

Sunday, Sept. 10

  • The Black Student Fund and the Latino Student Fund will hold their annual school fair, offering families the opportunity to learn about independent school admissions, financial aid, testing and curriculum. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

  • The Glover Park Citizens Association will meet at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Stoddert Elementary School and Glover Park Community Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW.