Community Day

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


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!

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.