What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (5/27-6/1)

After commemorating the sacrifices the men and women of the armed forces have made for this country, Tenleytown continues to be reflective this week, focused on mindfulness, family, and art. Join the community for these events:

  • CANCELED On Wednesday, May 28, the Citizens Advisory Council for the 2nd Police District (CAC 2D) will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the 2nd District Station at 3320 Idaho Avenue, NW.  The 2nd District commander will meet with residents to discuss public safety issues.
  • The Center for Mindful Living will host a Day of Mindfulness for Teens on Saturday, May 31 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Through guided meditation, small group discussions, and fun activities, participants will practice mindful awareness. Teens will gain a deeper awareness of the body/mind connection and will practice using tools to settle a busy mind and skillfully handle challenging emotions and thoughts. Teens will also practice techniques to cultivate kindness and compassion, as well as authentic and mindful communication. Register online. The Center for Mindful Living is located on the upper floor of 4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.

  • Mothers and daughters (ages 4 to 8 years) can spend some quality time together on Saturday, May 31 with an afternoon Play Date at lil omm yoga. Starting at 2:30 p.m. the class will focus on partner yoga, connections, postures, breath-work, and movement. Tickets are $30 a pair and $15 for each additional sibling. Register online.
  • NEW! Local band The Brown-Eyed Girls will perform at Public Tenley on Saturday from 8:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Amy Friend, Judy Martini Abshire, and Brenda Pfeiffer will transform the neighborhood sports bar into a jamming music scene, along with their back-up sidekicks David Martin, Ed Kelly, Jeff Smith and Steve Long. Come out and support music in the neighborhood! Public Tenley is located at 4611 41st Street, NW.
  • On Sunday, June 1 join the American University Museum for BigKids@Katzen from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A grown-up version of Kids@Katzen, this painting party for adults will include snacks, drinks, and all the materials needed to create a poetry inspired masterpiece with inspiration from the current exhibition An Opening of the Field. Tickets are $15 and reservations are required; sign- up online.
  • Lastly, there is still time to register for the Wilson High School 2nd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament. The tournament will take place on Friday, June 6 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. Find out more and sign up for the event at the tournament website.

And don’t forget these great weekly events:

  • 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.
  • Start your weekend off with Family Story Time at the Tenley-Friendship Library. Enjoy 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.