Art Yards DC Hosts Chalk A Lot


Already a big hit in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, Art Yards DC is bringing more vibrancy to the former NGA sitelocated at the corner of M and First Streets, SE.
Chalk A Lot will be held on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Families and children will have the opportunity to get up close with the two massive wall murals and get the inside story on their creation process. Attendees will also be able to meet the artists and have their photo taken on the cool 3-D mural created on the surface of the parking lot-art! 
Children will be encouraged to claim a portion of the NGA parking lot to create their own chalk art masterpiece.  Free hot chocolate and treats will be provided for participating artists, and there will be free parking onsite.

Come on out for a day of art-filled fun for kids of all ages! 

Christmas Trees for Sale in Canal Park


Pick up a freshly cut Christmas tree or a wreath for the holiday season in the Capitol Riverfront! 

Visit the Christkindl Market in Canal Park, located at 2nd and M Streets, SE, through December 22nd to purchase a freshly cut Douglas or Fraser Fir and enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of the holiday season. Trees are also available for direct home delivery.
Be sure to grab a hot cup of cocoa while shopping for a tree, and take a seat by one of the warm fire pits. 
Christkindl Market hours include: Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Canal Park Ice Rink Opening Soon!


Get your ice skates ready! The Canal Park Ice Rink is set to open Monday, December 16th for its second season!

After only one season of operation, Canal Park's ice skating rink has already become an eagerly anticipated destination for residents and visitors to the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.

Stay tuned for ice rink hours and upcoming events in the park this holiday season!

A Message from Park Tavern


Park Tavern is excited for the ice rink to open in Canal Park! Join us for dinner between now and opening day to try out the new menu. 


When dining in, mention the Capitol Riverfront BID to receive 5% off your whole check from 7:00 pm to close. 


Look for more specials throughout the season just for our neighbors right here in the Capitol Riverfront!

Osteria Morini Now Serving Specials!


Osteria Morini, located in the historic Lumber Shed building in the Capitol Riverfront, now has several specials throughout the day for all to enjoy.

Happy Hour is served at the bar Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Get 7 for 7 until 7! Seven items from the bar menu are offered for $7.

Lunch is now served Monday through Friday from 11:30 am until 3:30 pm. Lunch specials include the following: $19 for a one course meal that offers a panino sandwich with a side of tortellini soup or a side salad, or a two course meal for $25, which includes a choice of pasta with either an appetizer or dessert. An a la carte menu is also offered.

Brunch will begin on Saturday, December 14th, and will be served on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am until 3:30 pm.

Stay tuned for other specials such as a "Neighborhood Night!"

Save the Date: AWI Transportation Master Plan Public Meeting


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, December 12th from 

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, located at 10 Eye Street, SW, regarding updates to the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) Transportation Master Plan.

The Master Plan organizes transportation studies and projects within the AWI study area into a comprehensive program in order to develop efficient and practical ways for these projects to be designed and constructed in coordination with one another, based on such factors as benefits to the community, cost, duration of construction, environmental impacts, and funding.


For more information about DDOT's AWI Program, click here. To ask questions, comment or be added to the AWI community contact list, please email or call 202-741-8528.

Lunch is Served in the Capitol Riverfront


There is now yet another lunch option in the neighborhood! The Arsenal Restaurant at Bluejacket Brewery has extended its daily hours and is serving tasty salads, sandwiches and burgers from its new lunch menu

The restaurant is now open on weekdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 am, and on weekends from 12:00 pm to 1:00 am. In a hurry? Stop by Buzz Bakery next door and pick up a sandwich to go.

Kruba Thai & Sushi also offers a lunch special of one entree, miso soup and a spring roll for $11.95 plus tax. Want more sit-down options? Head to Park Tavern, Gordon Biersch, Justin's Cafe, and The Bistro at Courtyard, all of which offer wonderful lunchtime cuisine.
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