Paul Grant

NPS Deer Management Operations Underway through April 15th


Neighbors have shared images of public notices that have been posted along the Fort Circle Park Hiker-Biker Trail, stating that National Park Service (NPS) will be conducting Deer Management Operations in the area parks through April 15th. This will include sharpshooting during the evening hours.

According to their website, ” To protect and restore native plants and promote healthy and diverse forests, the National Park Service will reduce overabundant deer populations in several national parks in DC and Maryland that fall under the management of National Capital Parks – East.

The park is closed after dark to all visitors. To read more, please visit:

Penn Branch Community Holiday Gathering Tuesday, December 13th


Save the Date!  Please join us on Tuesday, December 13th for our December holiday gathering  /meeting. The meeting will be held in-person at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church (lower level meeting space) from 7:00PM – 9:00PM.  This will be our first in-person community meeting since the onset of COVID-19 in 2020.

  •  New Officer Elections
  •  Light Refreshments 
  •  Special Presentations
  •  Music 
  •  Fellowship
More event details will be announced soon!

Penn Branch Community Day-Saturday, August 13th

On August 13, 2022, The Penn Branch Community Association will host our annual Penn Branch Community Day, from 11am to 6pm.  This year will be extra special because it is our first community day in three years!  This event includes food, music, dancing, kids’ activities, and more!  It is a great way to fellowship with our Penn Branch neighbors and celebrate our diverse community.
The success of this event relies in part on your generous support. The Penn Branch Community Association is kindly requesting a monetary donation to support this community event.  As a token of our appreciation for your donation, we will provide a banner with names of all our donors for this event.
Here’s how you can make a donation:

1. CASH APP: To make a donation through cashapp: $PennBranch (Please note “Community Day”)

2.  PAYPAL: To make a A donation through PayPal: @PennBranch or use link: Penn Branch website

3.  CHECK: A monetary donation by check payable to: Penn Branch Community Association. (Please note “For Community Day.”) Please contact  Hospitality Committee chair Ms. Toni Reeves for pick up:  202.905.6448.

Your donation is also tax deductible.

Please make your donations by August 1st. Thank you in advance for your donation.  

'We Are Penn Branch Oral History Project"



Join us at 10:00am for a cup of coffee and pastries as participants from the recent “We Are Penn Branch” oral history project who will be invited to join a live panel discussion about the history of Penn Branch neighborhood.  The first phase of this project focued on collecting the personal narratives from residents who lived here between 1960-1968 (and before), as our neighborhood first became racially integrated.This live, outdoor morning coffee chat will be hosted by Humanities DC/DC Oral History Collaborative and livestreamed on Instagram.

10:00AM – 11:30AM
1500 Block of 38th Street SE(Outside /Weather permitting)*SEATING, COFFEE & REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED.