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May is Capitol Hill Month!

It’s hard to believe that May is already here, but we’re super excited because May is Capitol Hill Month! All month long, the Capitol Hill BID along with CHAMPS – Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce – will be promoting the fine businesses in the Capitol Hill neighborhood by featuring a calendar of events and specials. […]

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Capitol Hill BID Helps Combat Graffiti

Many property owners throughout the District are often faced with tagging damage on their home or business. Fortunately for Capitol Hill BID businesses, the Ready, Willing, and Working (RWW) team is available to remove graffiti from your property! So what are the steps one can take to have the RWW team remove graffiti from their […]

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WCP Blog: Barracks Rowers Want More Restaurants

Washington City Paper blogger Lydia DePillis sparked an engaging conversation with her post on Barracks Row and the residents’ desire to have more restaurants along the Row, rather than fewer. Here is the link to the full post. What are your thoughts? Would you like to see more restaurants on Barracks Row?

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DC Circulator Extends Hours to Capitol Hill Route

Due to the high demand of the DC Circulator bus service in Capitol Hill on evenings and weekends, the service hours will be extended for the Union Station-Navy Yard (Blue) route starting in April. The bus used to run regular service from 6:00am – 7:00pm on weekdays only, and extended service until midnight on Washington […]

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DC Circulator Extends Hours to Capitol Hill Route

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Bike Swap at Eastern Market – April 2nd

Cycling enthusiasts unite! The Pedal Pushers Club is hosting the first annual Bike Swap on Capitol Hill next Saturday, April 2nd, from 8:30am until 2:00pm. The Bike Swap will be held in the North Hall of Eastern Market and is a great place to meet local bicycle related non-profits, trade bike parts, purchase a used […]

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DC Replacing Graffiti Covered Walls with Murals Again This Year

Last summer, the Capitol Hill BID worked with MuralsDC, the Department of Public Works, and Wisdom Cocktail Parlour owner Erik Holzherr to have a mural painted on the side of 1432 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. The mural was designed by artist Alicia “DECOY” Cosnahan and provides a welcoming entrance into one of Capitol Hill’s busy thoroughfares. […]

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Jump Start Your Spring Cleaning – Recycle Old Electronics and Help the Homeless

Giving a new meaning to “going green” on St. Patrick’s Day, the Capitol Hill BID is partnering with the Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) for the first annual E-Cycle computer electronics recycling event on Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 7:00am until 6:00pm. The event provides the homeless and unemployed with jobs and skills through refurbishing […]

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Washington Post Gives You Their Best Bets for Eastern Market and Barracks Row

“Unless you live in the neighborhood, this section of Capitol Hill can be a bit of a world unto itself. So while many have strolled through the historic market hall on Seventh Street SE and waited in a long line for Market Lunch’s blueberry buckwheat pancakes, it’s easy for an outsider to overlook the intimate […]

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Food Lovers’ FREE Double Feature at Eastern Market this Weekend!

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The Hill is Where the Heart is this Valentine’s Day!

{ A QUICK GUIDE TO CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S DAY ON CAPITOL HILL } Keep an eye out for the Capitol Hill Ambassadors on Valentine’s Day, they will be passing out “I Heart Capitol Hill” buttons and Hershey Kisses! Whether you are celebrating a milestone, a new relationship or the wonders of singledome, Capitol Hill is an […]

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Hypothermia Season is Here – Help Someone in from the Cold

The biting winter winds are a sharp reminder that it is hypothermia season in DC, and that these conditions are very dangerous for the District’s homeless population. If you happen to be outside and see someone who is homeless, please take the time to ask them if they need shelter for the night. The Mayor […]

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SAVE THE DATE: The 2011 Annual Membership Meeting is Feb. 23

Annual Membership Meeting of the Capitol Hill BIDWednesday, February 23, 2011At the Heritage Foundation’s new building, 227 Pennsylvania Ave. SE6-8 p.m. The Annual Meeting allows all members (commercial property owners and tenants) in the BID area to elect new members of the Board of Directors or reelect those whose three-year terms have expired, and to […]

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Hine Jr. High School Redevelopment Community Meeting

SPECIAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT:Hine Jr. High School Redevelopment Project Wednesday, February 27 – 9 PMBrent Elementary301 N. Carolina Ave. SE Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B will hold a special information meeting for the Commission and the community to hear the latest from Stanton-EastBanc on their plans for the redevelopment of the High Jr. High School site. The […]

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WMATA has announced extended hours, less frequent service for Metrorail this holiday season. Metro will stay open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Christmas Eve (Friday, Dec. 24); Christmas Day (Saturday, Dec. 25); New Year’s Eve (Friday, Dec. 31); and New Year’s Day (Saturday, Jan. 1) with a Sunday schedule slated each day, meaning […]

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Holiday List: Open on the Hill Christmas and New Years Eve/Day

Some people make shopping lists for the holidays, we are making a different kind of list. For those needing a night off from cooking or a last minute gift purchase check here for restaurants and retail open on Capitol Hill Christmas Day and New Years Eve/Day. BID Ambassador, Robert Mason, is checking in on all […]

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UPDATED: Eastern Market Metro Plaza Info Hub Project – Comments Welcome

If you missed the community meeting for the Eastern Market Metro Plaza Info Hub Project please visit http://easternmarketmetroinfohub.wordpress.com to learn more about the project and leave comments or questions you may have about the proposed designs. IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETING: Hosted by Councilmember Tommy Wells Tuesday, December 14 | 6-7:30pmNorth Hall at Eastern Market7th and North […]

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Albus Cavus and The Fridge invite you to GALA 2010

The Capitol Hill BID is proud to support and create with Albus Cavus and The Fridge. Their innovative classrooms, love of community and youth in DC, and artistic creations make them a truly treasured part of the Hill. Please join us in celebrating their contributions to the art world and Capitol Hill this Saturday, December […]

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Third Annual “Magic and Miracles” Benefitting Ready, Willing & Working with Former Channel 7 Anchor Paul Berry

WASINGTON, D.C., Dec. 7, 2010 – Ready, Willing, and Working (RWW), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization focused on ending the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency, and criminal recidivism, hosted the Third Annual Magic & Miracles at The Ritz-Carlton, on Thursday, December 2, where they honored George and Harriet McDonald, founders of The Doe Fund (Ready, […]

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UPDATED: Thank You to Everyone Who Attended! Come and Celebrate the Holiday’s on Capitol Hill!

Thank you to all of our Capitol Hill friends and neighbors for attending the 4th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting this past Saturday, it was truly a wonderful site! For the first time we attempted a crowd sing-along in carols before the lighting, and although some were nervous at first – that was possibly the best […]

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