Citing low foot traffic (recorded 6+ years ago) and the existence of other bridges, local officials say they are still evaluating, and may not rebuild the pedestrian bridge over 1-295 that collapsed last week. But “the communities being built in Ward 7 deserve passage to Kenilworth and Minnesota Avenue areas,” Mysiki Valentine told DCist. “The city consistently allows Black spaces, Black communities to deteriorate.”
Don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it … man, it’s a hot one
‘We prioritize symbolism and pass off promises as structural change’
The toppling on Juneteenth 2020 of a statue of former Confederate General Albert Pike was part of a broader movement, and it built momentum toward removing questionable DC statues, like President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square and the particularly white-saviory one in Lincoln Park. But a year later, the latter two — along with countless others — remain in place. City Paper asks: What’s next?
Even you're vaccinated, wear a mask on transit, at schools and playgrounds, in medical settings and DC government buildings, and in any business that requires them. (Plus, we'll add: Wherever else it makes you feel more comfortable).
DC’s newest museum, Planet Word, is hosting an online event about code-switching, “something that many people around the world do consciously and/or subconsciously as they move through different environments and communities.” (11am)
No, it’s not that kind of show. DC Improv hosts Rahmein Mostafavi, along with his guests Eddie Morrison and Ty Davis for a “scheduled appointment to laugh about relationships and single strife.” (7:30pm)
Kick off the long weekend early with the first night of “a three-day explosion of joy and play” from three Black women curators, featuring an arts market, film festival, wobble/electric-slide lesson, and DJ set, all outdoors on the Kennedy Center’s REACH Plaza. (Register here — then entry is first-come, first-served).
It’s like scrapbooking but better
Join Art in DC at Femme Fatale for a night of collaging and “mystery cocktails” at their brand-new location in Cleveland Park. They’ll provide materials, but feel free to bring clips from newspapers, magazines, etc. that inspire you! (4pm)
Now’s your shot at a chance to eat as many burgers as you possibly can in under 10 minutes. Is there anything more American than this? Probably not. First place wins $1,750, but don’t worry, participants up to 6th place will win some $$$. (12pm)
You, Me, Them, Everybody
16 months later… and they’re back! Join Allison Lane, Haywood Turnipseed Jr., Kate Flaherty, and Rosie Cima for a LIVE show at Wonderland Ballroom for some insightful comedic conversations about life. (7:30pm)
Kick off the holiday weekend with a laugh at a stand-up show mixed with a bit of magic (?). (10pm)
Pay your respects
Visit RBG’s final resting place, as well as, all the many other “Forgotten Women of Arlington National Cemetery” with A Tour of Her Own. They will celebrate and explore all the brave women who have played a role in making our country. (10am)
As business doors begin reopening and life returns to the “new normal” it’s important to reflect on the loss we have experienced. The Outrage is opening their space to share their COVID-19 Memorial Project, an art gallery memorializing the lives lost to the pandemic. (all day)
Asian American pastries with a twist
Here’s a list of reasons why you should submit a pre-order request for Rose Ave Bakery: pandan coconut donuts, ube cake, tajin mango donut, scallion egg tart, musubi croissant, and more. (pre-order@5pm)
A spectacular firework extravaganza
Celebrate July 4th with the best view in town at the REACH. Fire up the grill with Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, enjoy specialty snacks and frozen desserts, and sip on a wide selection of wines. Admission is free, but first come, first served. (12pm)
Head to Wundergarten for a free showing of a friendly match between the US Women’s Soccer team and Mexico (along with Bavarian pretzels + a pint of Hefe Weissbier). A portion of your bev proceeds will be donated to the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s programs for children. (5pm)
Tuesday, July 6
Bingo was his name, oh!
Get back into in-person socializing with a friendly game of bingo and dinner from Union Market. (6pm)
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