Sunday, March 24, 2013

East of the River Homebuyer Fair


The 2nd Annual East of the River Homebuyer Education Fair will be taking place on Saturday, April 13th at Thurgood Marshall Academy. Learn about useful homebuyer resources available for potential homebuyers. Attend financial workshops, learn about homeownership opportunities and home purchase assistance programs for District residents.

Own Cheaper Than Rent.
Presented by: Manna, Inc. and the DC Department of Housing and Community Development
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Thurgood Marshall Academy - 2427 MLK Ave
11am - 1pm
Parking is available across from the Thurgood Marshall Academy. This event is also metro accessible across from the Anacostia Metro Station.
For more information on the event, visit
See you there!

Manna, Inc.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Historic Anacostia Block Association (HABA) Meeting Tonight

Spring is Here...Well Almost!

Can you feel it...? Can you hear it...? Yup, the weather is getting a bit warmer and HABA is going to "spring" forward. We would like to invite you to our monthly meeting tomorrow night where the agenda will include the following:
1. Uniontown Bar & Grill: We recently found out there is a new restaurant owner for Uniontown Bar & Grill. Come get an update on the name change, menu options and theme of the new restaurant establishment set to open in early summer.
2. Anacostia Heritage Trail: This project is four years in the making and is almost complete! We will display poster proofs of all 20 Heritage Trail signs, fronts and backs, for your review. This is your opportunity to help us fact-check, spell-check, and get it as close to perfect as we can before final print.
Please invite your friends, family, and neighbors to TONIGHT's meeting! The meeting will be held at the Anacostia UPO Center located at 1649 Good Hope Rd., SE. The meeting will begin at 7pm.
Charles Wilson

Monday, March 11, 2013

East of the River Backyard Beekeeping Club

Art of War Concept: Let your rapidity be that of the wind, your compactness that of the forest.

Shhh…do you hear that buzzzzing sound? If not, you will surely hear it this spring! The River East Emerging Leaders hosted an East of the River Backyard Beekeeper interest meeting last week. We had about a dozen residents from Wards 7 and 8 participate in the meeting in which we talked about how to get started, the role bees’ play in the environment and how sensitive the species are to climate change. They all left "pumped up" to get started as Backyard Beekeepers! If you missed the meeting and still would like to participate it is not to late. Please email us at for a follow-up discussion. Here are some pics below…

 Future beekeepers listening intently

 Asking question...

 A frame of honeycomb...

 Show and tell...

 Kids are taking notes. Can't wait to get started

 Mom, explaining whats going on...

 Invited guest: Jeff Miller from DC Honeybees

 Can't wait to own your own hive

 There is real interest East of the River!

 More and more questions

 Jeff Miller from DC Honeybees explaining what is in a hive

Alexis and Antawan can't wait to begin!

Friday, March 8, 2013


The joy of having a common name! Happy Birthday to ME!

Anacostia Playhouse Construction Fundraiser

On March 21st from 6 p.m - 8 p.m. Greenhouse 11, located at 1123 11th St. NW, will host the Spring Solstice, a Benefit for the Anacostia Playhouse Construction Fund. If you have not heard the obstacles faced toward the opening of the Anacostia Playhouse, click here to read the Washington City Paper article. This is a great event to support not only economic development in Anacostia but the support the arts as well! We hope you can come out and support what is sure to be a great not for #DCArts. For more information on the event click here. If you can't make the event but want to donate to the Anacostia Playhouse click here!
Representative of the Anacostia Playhouse

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

East of the River Backyard Beekeeping

Hi All,

Have you heard? The new craze in DC is Backyard Beekeeping!

If you are interested in starting this new and exciting hobby this spring...or would just like to learn more about the important role bees' play in our environment, please come on out tomorrow night!
Event Info
Date: Thursday March 7, 2013
Time: 7pm
Where: Big Chair Coffee & Grill - 2122 MLK Ave, SE