Sign language educator saying “free” by Margaret Woods/Moore licensed under Creative Commons.

It’s time for the next Greater Greater happy hour! Join us in Hyattsville at Streetcar 82, the East Coast's first Deaf-owned brewery.

On Thursday, September 13 from 6 to 8 pm, join contributors, readers, and Deaf urbanists for drinks and conversation at Streetcar 82, located at 4824 Rhode Island Avenue (Route 1) in Hyattsville. Just over a month old, this microbrewery was founded by three graduates of Gallaudet University, all of whom are Deaf or hard of hearing. As a result, it's already become a hub for the local Deaf community.

ASL interpretation will be provided, and hearing folks are encourage to attend as well!

Streetcar 82 isn't near a Metro station, but you can get there from Rhode Island Avenue (Red Line) on the 83 Metrobus, or from West Hyattsville (Green Line) on the F8 Metrobus or The Bus route 13. It's also a few blocks from the Anacostia River and Northwest Branch trails, which meet near Rhode Island Avenue. There's a Capital Bikeshare station five blocks away at Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) and Jefferson Street.

RSVP here today!

Other events from around the region:

Wednesday, September 12

Help the Washington area imagine its future: Visualize 2045 is the federally mandated, long-range transportation plan for the National Capital Region that represents a new kind of planning effort in this region. For the first time, in addition to projects that the region’s transportation agencies expect to be able to afford between now and 2045, the plan includes aspirational projects, programs, and policies that go beyond financial constraints. The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board invites you to take a deeper dive into Visualize 2045 and learn about the draft plan. Attend an Open House at the Upcounty Government Services Center (12900 Middlebrook Road) in Germantown, Maryland, from 4 to 7 pm. Find more info here.

Want to attend Visualize 2045 open houses, but in other locations? You're in luck — they are holding an open house on Thursday, September 13 at Ron Brown College Prep High School (4800 Meade St NE) from 5 to 7 pm, and another open house on Monday September 17 at VDOT's Northern Virginia District Office (4975 Alliance Dr.) in Fairfax, VA from 4 to 7 pm.

Thursday, September 13 (If you can't make it to our happy hour!)

Learn about efforts to improve cell service in DC: A DC government collaborative aims to promote installing wireless communications facilities (“small cells”) by wireless providers on poles throughout DC. These small cells will improve the quality of wireless service throughout the District with faster data coverage and capacity, and will facilitate the eventual launch of 5G services. Georgetown's civic associations are holding a town hall at the City Tavern Club (3206 M St NW) from 7 to 9 pm to address questions about the project's distribution density, public health effects, construction and maintenance details, design and appearance specifications, and technical and siting standards of the small cells. Learn more here.

Rally for rail service and against I-270 widening in Maryland: Attend the launch of a group called “Trains Not Tolls” to advocate for all-day, two-way MARC train service on the Frederick/Brunswick Line instead of widening I-270. Join other rail advocates at the C Burr Artz Library (110 East Patrick St) in Frederick from 7 to 8:30 pm to help organize for a smarter transportation future in Maryland. Get more info here.

Fight for a #LeadFreeUSA: Black Millennials for Flint, the first ever African American and Latino grassroots organization focused on lead prevention, invites all environmental justice and civil rights advocates, activists, and leaders across the country to participate in their second annual “Young, Gifted & Green Community Action Summit” during Congressional Black Caucus Week 2018. Join the event at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Services (1816 12th St NW) from 2 to 7 pm to discuss practical ways that we can implement a lead-free country using civic engagement and legislation. Sign up to attend here (it looks like it's currently sold out, but there's a wait list)!

Saturday, September 15

Support affordable housing in Arlington: Join the League of Women Voters at Marymount University at Ballston Center (1000 North Glebe Road) from 1 to 3 pm to learn both the scope of the housing problem middle class Arlingtonians are facing. You'll learn how to write postcards to County Board members with solutions to combat this trend. Register to attend here.

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Jeb Stenhouse is a clean energy economist who wants to help everyone enjoy livable, walkable public places, and to reach them by as many clean transportation options as possible.  He studied in Montpellier, France and still marvels at the quality of life in its car-free downtown (and the 15 pounds he lost roaming its charming streets).  Between adventures, Jeb lives with his husband in Adams Morgan.