The nascent Navy Yard Neighborhood Association
has put together a "Neighborhood History" event scheduled for this Saturday, July 5, from 1 to 5 pm at 200 I Street, SE
It will kick off with a showing of the 2007 documentary Chocolate City
, which tells the stories of families displaced when the plans went forward a decade ago to replace the old Capper/Carrollsburg
housing project with the mixed-income Capitol Quarter
Afterward, there will be oral histories from some of the neighborhood's former and returning residents, along with some panel discussions.
There will also be activities for the kids and refreshments.