It's time for the next Greater Greater happy hour! Join us and Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) Tuesday, September 26 from 6 to 8 pm at The Midlands in Park View.
Let's enjoy the waning warm season with an evening in the Midlands' beer garden, formerly a parking lot. We're teaming up with YPT, a fellowship and networking group for young professionals in the transportation field that hosts their own regular “Beers with Peers” happy hour.
The Midlands is located at 3333 Georgia Avenue NW, a seven-minute walk from the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro station (Green and Yellow lines). Several Metrobus routes stop within a few blocks, including the 70/79. 63/64, and the H8. The closest Capital Bikeshare stations are at Georgia Avenue and Columbia Road and at 11th and Kenyon streets, both three blocks away.
Want to join us? RSVP here!
This year, we've held happy hours in Edgewood, Crystal City, and Silver Spring. Next month, we'll head back to Shaw. We’re always looking for new, Metro-accessible locations for future happy hours. Where would you like us to go next?
And since happy hour isn't until later this month, make sure to check out these other great events between now and then:
All of September: During the month of September, check out more than 50 guided walking tours of neighborhoods throughout DC. Run by CulturalDC, these “bite-size” lunchtime, happy hour, and weekend tours will give you a look into the art, culture, and history of DC. Pre-registration is free but required.
Next Tuesday, September 12: There are many different factors that play into our health, but an often overlooked one is urban planning. How does access to healthy food and parks affect obesity? Does the built environment change behavior enough to influence health? Explore these questions and more at this month's Tuesdays at APA at 5:30 pm at 1030 15th Street NW, Suite 750.
Next Tuesday, September 12: Curious about how the Maryland delegates feel about Metro reform? Hear about it directly from Maryland Delegates Jheanelle Wilkins and Marc Korman at this month's Action Committee for Transit meeting at 7:30 pm at Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veterans Place.
Next Wednesday, September 13: The Coalition for Smarter Growth's Walking Tours & Forums Series is back! For the first walking tour, join CSG to check-out the site of the former Hine School in Eastern Market. The new building, set to open soon, has 158 mixed-income apartments, retail, office, and public space. This tour is on Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30 pm. RSVP here.
Next Wednesday, September 13: Recently, there was a proposal put out to make 18th Street in Adams Morgan pedestrian-only for certain hours during the week. ANC 1c will discuss the proposal at their meeting on Wednesday. Come out and weigh in! The meeting is at 1875 Columbia Road NW at 7 pm.
Next Friday, September 15: Friday, September 15 is PARK(ing) Day! From 9 am to 4 pm, check out parking spaces across the city converted to mini-parks, or parklets. Don't miss it!
Next Friday, September 15: WIDEA (Women Inspiring Design, Equity in Architecture), is hosting a talk with Dina Griffin, AIA, as part of a campaign to raise public awareness of architects and how the profession’s specialized training and experience in technology and aesthetics contribute to society. The talk at 6:30 pm at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (1000 H Street NW). Admission is $10.
Next Saturday, September 16: A one-time streetcar suburb, downtown Hyattsville is charming, historic, and gaining in popularity as an emerging arts district near the DC border. Join the Coalition for Smarter Growth for a walking tour of Hyattsville to see how first the streetcar and car shaped the area, and how a nearby Metro station and reinvestment led by local entrepreneurs and artists are bringing new life to this diverse and historic part of Prince George’s County. The walk begins at 10 am. RSVP here.