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Join GGW at Anacostia Community Museum & Art Gallery

Greater Greater Washington invites you to a Sunday afternoon tour of the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum and the Anacostia Art Gallery on July 10.


Anacostia Community Museum. Photo from Congress Heights on the Rise.

Other events coming up include the Kidical Mass bike ride, a gathering on Met Branch Trail safety, a streetcar happy hour, and Arlington's Capital Bikeshare expansion meeting.

For the Anacostia day, we will meet at the museum at noon for a brown-bag lunch and networking hour. From 1-3 pm we will divide into two groups for a guided tour of the museum and the art gallery.

Space is limited, so registration is required for tours. RSVP here.

The Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE. The W2 and W3 buses from the Anacostia Metro Station stop across the street from the museum. There is also a free shuttle from the National Mall.

This Saturday, June 18, is Kidical Mass, the monthly family-friendly bike ride. This month's starts at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center in Brookland at 10:30 and heads up to Mt. Rainier for a pool party. For those farther south, there will be a bike caravan going from Capitol Hill and stopping in Bloomingdale, Eckington, and Edgewood.

There are two great transportation-related events on Wednesday, June 22. From 4 to 7 pm is a Met Branch Trail safety open house at the 4th and S pocket park along the trail, organized by GGW contributor and Rails-to-Trails coordinator Stephen Miller. MPD and DDOT officials will talk with riders about recent safety and dispatching problems on the trail.

The Guardian Angels are also organizing trail safety patrols, and will talk with trail users at the event. They need people to sign up to patrol, which you can do at the event or online.

After that, bike or ride Metro (because the streetcar isn't yet running) over to the Sierra Club's streetcar happy hour at Ray's the Steaks, 3905 Dix St. NE by the Minnesota Avenue Metro, starting at 6 pm.

Finally, Arlington's meeting on CaBi expansion is Monday, June 27, 7 pm at the Arlington county offices at 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Cherry and Dogwood conference rooms.

You can find these and other events on the Greater Greater Washington calendar. If there's something else we should know about, send it to events@ggwash.org and we'll get it added.

Veronica O. Davis, PE, has experience in planning transportation, urban areas, civil infrastructure, and communities. She co-owns Nspiregreen, LLC, an environmental consulting company in DC. She is also the co-founder of Black Women Bike DC, which strives to increase the number of Black women and girls biking for fun, health, wellness, and transportation. 
David Alpert is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Greater Greater Washington and Greater Greater Education. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He loves the area which is, in many ways, greater than those others, and wants to see it become even greater. 

Comments

Your Kidical Mass link is wrong, try this: http://kidicalmassdc.blogspot.com/2011/06/next-ride-and-pool-party-saturday-june.html

per my comment in your bike-shopping post, i think it's a shame that the companies supporting such events (except Rays the Steaks) don't warrant a mention. I'm sure Dessert Station, BicycleSPACE, the Mt Rainier Co-op, and others are amply rewarded in karma for their good deeds. But good urbanists should recognize good deeds with at least a mention, so the business community knows that this community gives gold stars to the star pupils.

by darren on Jun 15, 2011 4:46 pm • linkreport

Fixed the links. Thanks.

by David Alpert on Jun 15, 2011 5:31 pm • linkreport

Darren--

Thanks for mentioning the work that local businesses do to support activities like this. DessertStation and BicycleSPACE are great examples, going above and beyond to help make these rides possible. Between the two of them, they ensured that last month's ride happened even though I was unable to ride a bike due to an injury.

For this month's ride, the Co-op took it on themselves to organize refreshments and prizes for our participants. Kidical Mass is just one of many activities that's benefited from the support of local small businesses, many with very tight budgets. I agree that we should take more opportunities to highlight and thank the businesses that support community events.

by Megan on Jun 16, 2011 10:47 am • linkreport

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