It's a busy next few days, so here's a reminder of what's on tap. (Of course, you could just look at my Events Calendar
* Friday brings the start of the Yards Park
Grand Opening Weekend, starting at 3:30 pm, along with a full slate of events all day Saturday and a few more on Sunday as well--here's the specifics on all the activities
for all three days. (UPDATED
with a new more detailed flyer showing all the events.)
* The Nats are at home
against the Marlins, playing at the usual 7:05 pm Friday and 1:35 pm Sunday times, along with a somewhat rare 1:05 pm Saturday start. It's Fan Appreciation Month, with all sorts of promotions and offerings
* Sunday, Sept. 12 is the Fourth Annual Youth River Sports Day
put on by the Anacostia Community Boathouse, now at their new home just up river from the Sousa Bridge. It runs from 11 am to 3 pm, and is free and open to the public.
* ANC 6D returns from its summer recess on Monday, Sept. 13. The agenda
hasn't been released yet, but rumored items include the grant the BID is applying for to beautify
the New Jersey Avenue "entrance" to the neighborhood, along with what I hear might be a presentation on a possible renaming of the Navy Yard Metro station. While I haven't heard what the new name might be, I imagine that some variant of "Navy Yard / Nationals Park / Capitol Riverfront" will be on the table. Which means that my last chance to convince people to rename the neighborhood Near Capitol Ballpark River Yards
is probably passing by.