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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!

Let’s Restore Our Community Park

Join Us
Saturday, May 15th @ 9:00AM

On Saturday, May 15th at 9:00AM Penn Branch community members will meet to begin cleaning and restoration of 9-11 Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Carpenter Street and O Street SE.  In addition to cleaning, we will plant and install new shrubs and park signage purchased through a recent $1,000 grant from the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS). 

 If you plan to join us, please remember to bring your gardening tools, including rakes, shovels, shears, trimmers as well as lawn and leaf and trash bags.

Can’t Join Us?  Please Make a Donation

Sign At 9-11 Memorial Park

The PBCA board is also making plans to launch a community fundraiser next month. Your donation will help us to replace the deteriorating bench and install new pavers in the main walkways. If you can’t join us on Saturday, May 15th, please consider making a donation to help us restore and maintain the gateway to our community!  To make a donation online, please visit: https://pennbranchdc.org/donate/

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Gallery: One of our last major community restoration of 9-11 Memorial Park took place on October 18, 2014. Many Penn Branch residents came out to help groom plants, restore walkways and flower beds.