Though I'm ready to give a stern talking-to to the folks who thought jam-packing the time just before the holidays with so many events was a good idea, here's a reminder of all that's happening Near Southeast-wise this week:
* On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
, the BID is putting on a Holiday Market
at 1100 New Jersey Avenue. It will run from 11:30 am to 6 pm
, and will feature "local artisans selling handcrafted jewelry, pottery, crafts, watercolors, photography, and more."
* Also on Tuesday, the city council will be having its final vote on the Taxation Without Representation Street bill
, along with a pile of other legislative items they'll be trying to get out of the way before the end of the year.
* On Wednesday at 6:30 pm
the Anacostia Community Boathouse Association is having its annual Boathouse Lighting and Community Awards Ceremony
. City Administrator Dan Tangherlini will be honored, and then will flip the switch to illuminate the boathouse's holiday lights. The boathouse is at 1115 O Street, SE (between the spans of the 11th Street Bridges).
* The Capitol Riverfront BID is having its Annual Meeting
and "State of the Capitol Riverfront"
at 11:30 am on Thursday
* The group of urban planning students at the University of Maryland who have been studying the lower part of Eighth Street will be presenting their "Connect Barracks Row
" findings at a public meeting on Thursday from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
at the Navy Yard Car Barn, better known as the Blue Castle, at 770 M Street, SE. You can see the presentation from their Oct. 29 community meeting
and read a little more about the project on their web site
These are all listed on my Events Calendar
. I wish I could live up to my normal obsessiveness and say that I'm going to be at every one of these, but real life is intervening all over the place.