What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (5/12-5/18)

Tenleytown is tackling some serious subjects this week – school boundaries, end of life care and hunger and poverty – as well as offering opportunities to give back to the community. Concerts, a movie marathon, golf and art also provide some serious fun to round out the week. Here’s what you can enjoy:

  • Bring your kids to the Tenley-Friendship Library to join local artist Karen O. Brown on Monday, May 12 for Making Math Fun Using Art: Math Quilts Workshop. Children ages 6 to 13 will use brightly colored card-stock paper to make cool creations that explore math concepts such as patterns, symmetry, shapes, fractions, and even geometry. The individual squares created will be put together to form a public art “quilt” that will be on display in the library. Math Quilts begins at 4:00 p.m. Please call 202-727-1449 to register.
  • Help support Wilson Crew by enjoying a meal at Chipotle in Tenleytown on Tuesday, May 13. From 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. 50% of the proceeds will go to benefit the crew team. So pick up dinner for the family and tell all your friends! Be sure to mention Wilson Crew when you make your purchase. Chipotle is located at 4301 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.
  • On Tuesday, May 13 the Adas Israel Synagogue in neighboring Cleveland Park invites Tenleytown residents to join a special program Starting the Conversation. On May 3, The Washington Post reported about how some hospices cannot provide the care necessary at the end-of-life and the difficulty of talking about dying. Starting the Conversation will explore end-of-life issues and hospice care, including a discussion with leaders from two local hospices – Community Hospice and the Jewish Social Service Agency. Adas Israel invites you to learn more about what hospice is and isn’t, ask questions, and discuss your concerns about this important issue. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 2850 Quebec Street, NW.

  • Also on Wednesday, Laura McGiffert, president of and Ward 3 representative to the DC Board of Education, will host a meeting for the Ward 3 community to discuss the Student Assignment and School Boundaries Review Process proposals. Matthew Frumin, who serves on the DC Advisory Committee on Student Assignment, will also participate and provide an update. The meeting will take place from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Wilson High School Auditorium, 3950 Chesapeake Street, NW.
  • On Thursday, May 15 the Tenley-Friendship Library will host an all-day movie marathon featuring Asian American film directors. The schedule includes:
  • Wilson High School will hold its 2nd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Friday, May 16 at the University of Maryland Golf Course. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Wilson Parent-Teacher-Student Organization and the many initiatives the PTSO supports. It’s not too late to register – find out more and sign up for the event at the tournament website.
  • On Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 the St. Columba’s Parish will hold its annual “New to You” sale. On offer will be furniture, clothing, housewares, sporting goods, toys, baby gear, books, jewelry, and more. You’ll also find snacks and wonderful starter plants for your garden. The sale is open Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Descriptions and photographs of items for sale can be found online; check back often for updates. Proceeds from the sale will support service projects in the community, including the Water Ministry, a daily program offering lunch, a shower, and laundry to the parish’s homeless neighbors.
  • On Saturday, May 17 National Presbyterian will host a Great Day of Service. All are welcome to join family-friendly service projects at the National Presbyterian Church and around metro DC. Projects include food packaging for Stop Hunger Now, clearing trails at Camp Bennett, building with Habitat for Humanity, sorting clothing and housewares donations for the Salvation Army, gardening at the Capital Area Food Bank, and more. Project locations and times vary, but most are in the morning or early afternoon. For more information visit www.nationalpres.org/greatdayofservice.
  • Join curator Danielle O’Steen on Saturday, May 17 at the AU Museum of the Katzen Arts Center for a discussion of the current exhibit Brink and Boundary. Brink and Boundary, which shows through August 17, invites viewers to experience how spaces often overlooked and forgotten in the Katzen Arts Center – its emergency stairwell, entryway, elevator, and exterior – can transform with surprising and inventive installations. New and interactive technologies in sound and video redefine the boundaries of traditional exhibition spaces. The Gallery Talk will begin at 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday evening, mothers and superhero sons ages 3 to 6 years can spend some quality time together with a Date Night at lil omm yoga, 4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. Starting at 5:30 p.m. discover your own super powers, build strength and flexibility to bring peace to the bad guys, and of course, learn to fly! After you’re done saving the world, enjoy a healthy snack with lil omm. Costumes are encouraged, so come as your favorite superhero. Tickets are $30 a pair and $15 for each additional sibling. Register online at http://www.lilomm.com/pages/workshops.
  • Cap off your Saturday by hearing Cheaper Than Therapy play at Public Tenley from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Comprised wholly of Tenleytown residents who came together over a shared passion for music and some late nights working on a rock-themed show at Janney Elementary School, Cheaper Than Therapy is a true local band. But these guys are no amateurs – they bring a combined four decades of musical experience to the stage. Public Tenley is located at 4611 41st Street, NW.
  • On Sunday, May 18 National Presbyterian will host Patty Stonesifer, CEO of Martha’s Table and former CEO of the Gates Foundation, for a talk on hunger and poverty in the District. The talk will take place from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at 4101 Nebraska Avenue, NW. The event is free and open to the public.

And don’t forget these great weekly events:

  • Play a few friendly hands of bridge at the Iona Senior Services Bridge Group on Mondays. New members are always welcome to join for a few rubbers from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 202-895-9448.
  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Friendship Heights is offering a weekly free yoga class on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. The classes are open to the public and all skill levels. Call 202-686-2210 or email fvalente@pcrm.org to sign up. Classes will be held at the PCRM offices at 5100 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400.
  • Visit the farmers’ market at American University each Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Located in front of the Mary Graydon Building on the university campus, Agora Farms and Upper Crust Bakery bring to the farmers’ market farm fresh vegetables, homemade breads and desserts.
  • Test your knowledge with Trivia Wednesday at Public Tenley where teams compete for a chance at a $5,000 cash prize in the CSN Trivia Challenge. Trivia begins at 7:00 p.m., but arrive early to reserve a seat.
  • Family Story Time at the Tenley-Friendship Library has moved to a new time! Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes and good books on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome.


Know of an event in the neighborhood? Want to let others know, too? Send us an email at tenleytowndc@gmail.com.