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Friday, June 04, 2010

From SMS: Shaw Garden Tour Tomorrow

From Shaw Main Streets comes word of an exciting set of events tomorrow in Shaw, including the first-ever (free) garden tour:
DC Main Streets First Saturday in Shaw on June 5, 2010, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, will offer a variety of reasons to spend a few hours “Where DC Comes Together.”

The first-ever Shaw Garden Tour will present 18 yards in front of rowhouses and condo buildings that will stimulate your imagination for upgrading your own green space. In addition, Lisa Caprioglio of Aldertree Garden (, an expert on using native plants and avoiding invasive species who has appeared on NPR, will present a workshop on making better plant choices and your decisions’ impact on the environment. Tour maps will be available at Old City Green (, 902 N Street, NW, and the native plants session will take place there at 3:30 PM.

At 9th and N Streets, Jazz brassist Chalman Holmes will serenade passersby throughout the event. And the studio of Bill Warrell, former chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, will be hosting a showing of the artist’s paintings of jazz musicians.

The annual Lower 9th Street Open House will also take place at the same time, with businesses offering free samples of their food and beverages. Baked goods, beer, wine and spirits, Ethiopian food, coffee, and much more will be sampled, and free fresh popcorn will be available at Old City Green throughout the event. A highlight will be the art-filled DC GuestHouse (, an award-winning bed and breakfast. Pick up event passports at Old City Green and return there for the drawing for prizes donated by participating businesses at 5:00 PM.

So come stroll the streets of Shaw, get some tips for greening, groove to smooth sounds, shop, and feast your eyes, tastebuds, and mind at DC Main Streets First Saturday in Shaw, June 5, 2010.

DC Main Streets First Saturday is sponsored by DC Main Streets, ReSTORE DC, the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, and the Historical Society of Washington, DC.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Sounds like a great event, definitely something I'd be interested in doing on a Saturday afternoon.