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The Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, the wide-ranging approach via city and federal investments to revitalize the Anacostia River and its environs, is celebrating its 10th birthday, with a series of events next week tied to the riverfront. Some of them you're already aware of, like the dedication ceremony at the Yards Park on Sept. 7 followed by the "grand opening weekend" of events Sept. 10-12. But there's also some other happenings, including an "Anacostia Conservation Service Event" at Diamond Teague Park at 9 am on Sept. 8, a "transportation open house and tour" at the 11th Street Bridges project office on Sept. 9 from 10 am to 2 pm, along with other events at Kingman Island, Marvin Gaye Park, and the Southwest Waterfront.
[And, should my feelings be hurt that the postcard advertising the celebration that came to our house was addressed to my husband and not me? What, I haven't demonstrated enough interest in the river? :-) ]
UPDATE: Just received a flyer about the Sept. 9 Transportation Day--it will start with a kick-off at 10 am with DDOT director Gabe Klein, then the open house until 2 pm, which includes bus tours of AWI transportation projects. Parking is limited at the open house site (over at 13th and M, SE), so they'll be running Circulator buses to there from the New Jersey Avenue Navy Yard Metro station entrance.
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C says: (9/6/10 11:11 AM)
For anyone whom hasn't yet visited the yards park, it is spectacular and makes baltimore's inner harbor look like a war zone. Really does give one an incredible perspective of what will come to this neighborhood which has the potential to exceed all others in the district with amenities and class. Frankly it's a bit hard to believe so much has been invested in this park - Georgetown's park looks like one big dog park in comparison. Hard to believe another multi-million dollar park is on its way at canal park - terrific!



natalie says: (9/7/10 3:09 PM)
I happened upon the DOT Farmers' Market today (Tuesdays 10am-2pm) and wondered why it isn't included in the Upcoming Events list? Apparently there is also a Vendors' Market Thursdays also from 10-2.


JD says: (9/7/10 4:51 PM)
Natalie, the answer to why the DOT farmers' market isn't on the calendar is a pretty basic one: I suck.

:-)


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