Ward 7

Ward 7 Community Consortium to Host Two Candidates Forums on Saturday, May 4th and Tuesday, May 14th

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Penn Branch Community Association in alliance Hillcrest Community Civic Association (HCCA) and other neighboring Ward 7 civic associations, community-based non-profit associations, and their partners (Ward & Community Consortium) is proud to co-sponsor two upcoming Ward 7 Candidates Forums.

Join us in-person on Saturday, May 4th (1:30PM-3:30PM) at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church as all 11 candidates are invited to discuss Education, Health, and Small Business.

The second virtual forum on Housing, Transportation, and Environment will take place on Tuesday, May 14th at 6pm. 

NPS Deer Management Operations Underway through April 15th

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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:

https://www.nps.gov/nace/learn/management/deer-management.htm

Penn Branch Celebrates at 10th Annual Community Day and Block Party

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Penn Branch neighbors came together on Saturday August 19th for our 10th Annual Penn Branch Community Day and Block Party. Our day started with a morning coffee chat featuring presentation of the Small Area Plan by Deborah Crain Kemp, Lead Planner at DC Office of Planning.

Later, Chef Moe Garay, and his wonderful team from Highlands Cafe & Grill, located at the Shops at Penn Branch, served up a tasty meal at our Block Party, that afternoon. The weather was perfect. There was music, great food, free books donated by Francis Gregory Library, and awesome street art and games facilitated by the members of Positive Chalk.

Thanks to all of our neighbors and neighborhood business owners who supported this year’s event.

Our tentative date for next year’s event is Saturday, August 17th (rain date will be August 24th). Please save the date.

See you next year!

Get Ready for Art All Night 2023

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Mayor Muriel Bowser in partnership with the Pennsylvania Avenue East Main Street Pennsylvania Avenue East Main Street(PAEMS) will host the 3rd annual ART ALL NIGHT 2023 along Pennsylvania Avenue, SE on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2023!!! Be sure to join us for live music, fashion, beauty, vendors, food trucks, musical performances and much more at three locations including:

FT. DAVIS PARK (3800 Pennsylvania + Alabama Avenue SE)

DC Dream Center / Southeast Whitehouse (2826 Q Street SE)

DINE ALL NIGHT @ HIGHLAND’S CAFE + GRILL (The Shops at Penn Branch )

Be sure to visit us at: paemsartallnight.org for all the updated artist listings, performance times.

SAVE THE DATE! Penn Branch Fall Meet-up: Happy Hour at Highlands Cafe and Grill, Thursday, October 5th

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Come hang out with neighbors on Thursday, October 5th from 5:30-7:30PM at the Highland’s Cafe and Grill, located in the rear of Penn Branch Shopping Center. Also, be sure to thank our good friend, owner Chef Moe Garay and this amazing team for their donation to our recent community day and block party.

Don’t forget to wear your Penn Branch T-shirt!!

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