It’s time for the next Greater Greater Washington happy hour! Join fellow readers, contributors, and volunteers this Wednesday, June 27 from 6 to 8 pm in Rosslyn, where you can also check out Arlington’s first parklet.
We’ll be at Heavy Seas Alehouse, located at 1501 Wilson Boulevard at the corner of Wilson and Oak Street. On your way in, check out the parklet next door, which replaces two underused parking spaces with a public gathering space. The Rosslyn Business Improvement District built the parklet in partnership with Arlington County, and it’ll be in place for the next two years.
Heavy Seas is located two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines) and one block from Metrobus routes 4B, 10B, 38B, and ART route 45. Two Capital Bikeshare stations are located within a few blocks.
This year, we’ve had happy hours and events in Edgewood, H Street, College Park, and U Street. Where should we go next? Let us know in the comments!
Thursday, June 28:
How did we get dedicated funding for Metro?: A year ago, winning dedicated funding for Metro didn’t seem possible. Now, the impossible happened. With funding in hand, how did all three jurisdictions come together and where does Metro go from here?
Join the Coalition for Smarter Growth this Thursday, June 28 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies (640 Massachusetts Ave NW) to hear from two expert panels to discuss winning the fight for dedicated funding and what needs to happen now that Metro has the money. The event is free and ASL interpretation will be provided.
Confirmed speakers include Martin Di Caro, Bloomberg Radio; Clare Flannery, MetroNow; Kirk Hovenkotter, TransitCenter; Kate Mattice, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission; Joe McAndrew, Greater Washington Partnership; Bob McCartney, The Washington Post; Dru Schmidt-Perkins, Dru Schmidt-Perkins Consulting; and Greater Greater Washington's Joanne Tang.
Mapping DC in 1822: Curious who lived on your block in 1822? Brian D. Kraft, a DC history expert and director of the Visualizing DC History project, has mapped the 1822 City Directory. Come to hear him present the resulting “story map” at 7 pm at the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave SE).
Stories to end homelessness: For the third year in a row, local newsrooms are collaborating to investigate the solutions and barriers to end homelessness in the nation’s capital. On Thursday, June 28, you can hear the stories being shared online all day long. In the evening, meet some of the journalists and people behind the stories at 7 pm at Busboys and Poets (1025 5th Street NW).
Tuesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 17:
Prince George's County zoning rewrite: Prince George's County’s proposed zoning ordinance includes new regulations to encourage connectivity between developments for people walking, bicycling, and driving. The county needs to hear from you to make sure that the changes go through. Head to one of two hearing at 14741 Gov. Oden Bowie Drive on July 10 (7 pm) and July 17 (2:30 pm) to testify.