The Week Ahead: June 28, 2017


Wednesday, June 28

  • 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. Department of Transportation will host a public meeting to discuss the final design concepts of the Rock Creek Park multi-use trail and pedestrian bridge over Rock Creek. The project’s goal is to improve safety and the visitor experience, as well as establish new connections to Rock Creek Park from surrounding neighborhoods. The meeting will be held in the Visitor’s Center at the National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. There will be an open house from 6 to 8 p.m., with a brief presentation by staff at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 29

  • The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. Agenda items include rehabilitation and exterior renovation of the Carnegie Library, 801 K St. NW; and a revised concept for new construction at 2300 16th St. NW, alongside the White-Meyer House in the Meridian Hill Historic District.
  • The D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate will hold a stakeholder meeting to provide budgetary and legislative updates and to discuss ideas for the agency’s 10th annual Tenant and Tenant Association Summit on Saturday, Sept. 16. The stakeholder meeting will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the conference room at the agency’s office in Suite 300N, Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW. To RSVP, call 202-719-6560 or email

Tuesday, July 4

  • The Palisades Citizens Association will present its 51st annual Fourth of July parade, which will include neighborhood children on decorated bicycles, the Washington Scottish Bagpipe Band, Alma Boliviana, the Georgetown-Palisades Lions Club, the Masons, the D.C. Different Drummers marching band, D.C. Fire Department Engine Co. 29, United Horsemen’s Association, political candidates and city officials. The parade will start at 11 a.m. at Whitehaven Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard NW and proceed along MacArthur to the Palisades Recreation Center at Sherier and Dana places NW, the site of a free post-parade picnic. 202-363-7441.

Thursday, July 6

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 4 D.C. Council member Brandon Todd will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Ward 4 short-term family housing project from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 5505 5th St. NW. To RSVP, visit

Saturday, July 8

  • Casey Trees will hold an interactive “Stand Up for Trees” workshop at 9:30 a.m. at the group’s headquarters, 3030 12th St. NE. The class will focus on how to advocate effectively for the District to plant more trees in parks, create more sustainable developments and protect more of the city’s oldest trees. Admission is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register, visit

Monday, July 10

  • At-large D.C. Council member David Grosso will host a Community Engagement Forum on “Challenges D.C. Faces in the Age of Trump.” The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus, 3106 16th St. NW. (The meeting was postponed from its original date due to inclement weather.)

Tuesday, July 11

  • The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation will host a community meeting on senior programming at the Chevy Chase Community Center. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • The Spring Valley Restoration Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the undercroft at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 5150 Macomb St. NW.

Wednesday, July 12

  • The National Park Service will hold a public meeting to discuss two proposed sites for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial — the west terminus of Constitution Avenue NW near 23rd Street, and the Memorial Circle area of George Washington Memorial Parkway on Columbia Island. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 2020 K St. NW.  

Thursday, July 13

  • The National Capital Planning Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at its offices in Suite 500, North Lobby, 401 9th St. NW. Agenda items will include concept design of the National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park; concept design of the Lincoln Memorial restoration; and comments of site selection for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial.

Thursday, July 20

  • The Western Avenue Citizens Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Circle. The meeting will include a discussion with a team from the D.C. Department of Transportation on ways to calm traffic along Western Avenue NW.