Lisa Marie Thalhammer: O St Block Party & Artist Open Studios following Beautification Day Saturday, April 22nd – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP PLANT IN THE MORNING – MEET AT SOME at 8:30/9am

From: Lisa Marie Thalhammer []

Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 11:52 AM

O St Block Party & Artist Open Studios following Beautification Day Saturday, April 22nd – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP PLANT IN THE MORNING – MEET AT SOME at 8:30/9am

Celebrating Earth Day and getting to know our neighbors to increase safety!

Please join us on Saturday, April 22nd 2017 for our Earth Day ANC 5E Neighborhood Beautification Day O Street Artist Open Studios Block Party Event. In the morning we’ll gather at SOME (So Other’s Might Eat) to plant flowers. In the afternoon the 52 O Street Artists will host an Open Studio with music and dancing outside led by 7 Drum City.  Please bring a dish to share during our potluck at the House of Lebanon Senior Apartments.

No matter if you live, work, study or are a client visiting the neighborhood you are welcome!

Volunteer to plant flowers along the tree boxes in the morning.  Visit the art studios, brake bread and dance with your community in the afternoon. Listen to the community speakers including Police Chief Newsham during the potluck. Learn about the new public art mural coming to Open Arms Housing for women at 57 O St. Enjoy the fashion show and musical performances. Bring the kids to play with the characters and moon bounce.

Beautification Day Schedule on April 22nd, 2017:

  • 8:30–10am:  Coffee/donuts at S.O.M.E, 71 O Street, N.W.
  • 9am–noon:  Plant flowers and community beautification
  • 11am – 5pm:  52 O Street Artist Open Studio
  • noon – 6pm:  Music/dancing on O Street with 7 Drum City & BollyX
  • 1pm – 2:30pm:  Potluck, Police Chief Newsham speaks at 1:30p

MUSIC by 7 Drum City:  The Sunrise Review 12:30p, Radar 3p, Cristina Rios 4:15p, Josh Sommerville 5:30p

52 O Street Artists:  Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Thom Flynn, Charles Jean-Pierre, Rosetta DeBerardinis, Joseph Shetler, Vesna Kustudic, Caitlin Teal Price, Nina Moses, Martin Swift, Be Clean/Becky Waddell, Locale Workspace/Alison Beshai, HOME/Amir Browder, Matt Hollis

Community partners:  Co-coordinator/Organizer Joyce Robinson-Paul, A.J. Paul and Lonnie Paul, ANC-5E-05 Commissioner Bradley A. Thomas, Hanover Area Civic Association, DDOT, DCRA, DPW, SOME, Friendship Armstrong PCS, 7 Drum City, O Street Artist Studios, D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities an agency funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, House of Lebanon Senior Apartments, Mt. Lebanon Community DC (CDC), Open Arms Housing, neighborhood residents, Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS, Associates For Renewal in Education (ARE), Jonathan Kuhn Architect, Dunbar High School, Uncle Chips Cookies, BollyX Fitness, Big Ben Liquor, Dollar Plus, Jonny Simpson Sho, Fresh Cut Barbershop, City Gear, MetroBall, Metropolitan Police Department, Masjid Muhammad The Nation’s Mosque, &pizza, Mighty Greens a program of City Blossoms, North Capital Main Street, Bates Area Civic Association, DC Cannaclub, Stand Up for Democracy, Fab Lab, Natyia Designs, ELALE Party Rentals, Capital Fringe, Wicked Bloom Social Club, DCity Smokehouse, North Capitol Pharmacy, Stan Marks RDP Management and others.

Our Neighborhood Beautification Day Goals:

  • Stop the violence & increase safety!
  • Add color and spring flowers to the neighborhood.
  • Bring people together outside of their house or office.
  • Promote respect for all people including the young, the seniors, the homeless, women, girls, yourself, etc. LOVE thy neighbor!
  • Inspire a community service spirit in our young people.
  • Embrace our homeless population.
  • Create an environment where people look out for each other.
  • Take charge by committing to a neighborhood watch campaign.
  • Download the VillageDefense App.
  • Decrease isolation of our seniors.
  • Get more youth involved in community service and in proactive approaches to stop the violence!
  • Advocate for affordable housing.
  • Encourage asset mapping of our neighborhood to inform residents about local shopping and business.
  • Look up and say hi while passing each other on the street.
  • Discover the O Street Artist Studios, the longest lasting home for working artists in Washington.
  • Support the creation of public art murals bringing positive messages to the community through color.
  • Support DC acquiring voting Senators and a House Reps: DC Statehood

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