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A Greater Greater birthday celebration

Over 100 friends, readers, and contributors turned out to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company last night to celebrate Greater Greater Washington's 5th birthday.

All photos by the author.

Thank you to DC Mayor Vincent Gray, DC Councilmembers Jack Evans, Mary Cheh, and Tommy Wells, Arlington Board member Chris Zimmerman, and everyone else who made it to the celebration!

Many contributors, commenters, and readers joined us for fun conversation, drinks, and cake, including many longtime members of our community and a number of new ones, including contributors for our new Greater Greater Education site.

Councilmember Jack Evans brought a resolution declaring March 5, 2013 "Greater Greater Washington Day."

You can see more images from last night on this Flickr set. If you were at the party, did you snap a few pictures? Please take a moment to share them in the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool for everyone to enjoy!

Aimee Custis is a wonk, communicator, and professional advocate at the Coalition for Smarter Growth. Her writing represents her own views, though they're often aligned with her employer's. Weekends, you'll find Aimee at home in Dupont Circle or practicing her other love, wedding photography


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What a great party! Thanks to everyone for making our city better for all!

by Jessica Christy on Mar 6, 2013 4:40 pm • linkreport

Super fun and congratulations! Loved learning about Woolly Mammoth Theatre!

by Sandra Moscoso on Mar 6, 2013 5:19 pm • linkreport

Well earned and deserved, David and all the good folks who've contributed in anyway to the growth of GGW. Without a doubt GGW has made the Washington metropolitan area a greater place because it has built community.

I offer 2 quotes.

"Every man [and woman] is a creative cause of what happens, a primum mobile with an original movement." - Nietzsche

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead

(The Mead quote has become so over-cliched & over-used but in the case of GGW it is neither because it is truly exemplified every day.)

by John Muller on Mar 6, 2013 5:58 pm • linkreport


GGW is a true asset to the DC area -- keep up the good work.

by Guus on Mar 6, 2013 6:12 pm • linkreport

How was the parking? Did you make sure everyone obeyed the rules, the delivery trucks and the attendees? Or was the cake delivered by bike? :-)

by canvas on Mar 7, 2013 9:15 am • linkreport

@canvas, when I arrived at the event I encountered someone circling the block looking for parking -- bicycle parking. True story.

by cminus on Mar 7, 2013 10:01 am • linkreport

I drove the cake over and then found a meter one block away, which I could legally park in for the whole evening for $9, less than the $10 "event parking" discount evening rate in the adjacent garage.

Someone did later tell me it was hard to find bike parking; Woolly has 1 rack out front, but that's not enough! (The bike rack was open at 5:30 when I got there; I assume it, and the car parking, filled up later.)

by David Alpert on Mar 7, 2013 10:20 am • linkreport

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