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What to Expect on Capitol Hill This Weekend

by Sean Meehan — September 25, 2015 at 4:35 pm 0

Barracks Row Fall Festival (Photo courtesy of Barracks Row Main Street)

Pope Francis may have left the Capitol Hill area on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean this weekend will be quiet.

Barracks Row, the H Street corridor, Navy Yard and other areas on and around Capitol Hill are set to have a variety of happenings Saturday and Sunday. And while road closures and rerouted buses won’t be as prevalent as they were during the pope’s visit, the Barracks Row Fall Festival will cause some disruptions for drivers and bus riders.

Here’s a roundup of what to expect this weekend on and around Capitol Hill:

Events

Barracks Row Fall Festival

Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
8th Street SE between E and I streets SE

Live music, arts, fashion trucks, food trucks and a petting zoo are just some of the features of the street festival that will take over several blocks of 8th Street SE.

Art All Night

Saturday 7 p.m.-3 a.m.
H Street corridor

Arts venues along the H Street corridor will participate in the District’s annual Art All Night festival, which includes gallery shows and live performances.

Southwest Yard Sale

Saturday 2 p.m.
Amidon-Bowen Elementary School Park (4th and G streets SW)

Multiple vendors will set up shop at the school’s park. Organizers asked vendors to donate a portion of their proceeds to a college fund for Taije Chambliss, a 13-year-old girl who was injured in an Aug. 30 shooting.

Car Barn Yard Sale

Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
1400 East Capitol St. NE

More than 15 residents of the Car Barn condo building will participate in a building-wide yard sale.

Parktoberfest

Saturday 1-5 p.m.
Yards Park (355 Water St. SE)

Wiener dog races are the main attraction at this festival, which will also include live music, beer and food.

Sherwood Day

Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St. NE)

The Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers are hosting the 2nd annual event celebrating the neighborhood with food and activities for families.

Congressional Cemetery Screening of ‘Psycho’

Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St. SE)

The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery will hold their third scary movie screening in the cemetery.

Road Closures

The only road closures planned for the Capitol Hill area this weekend are around the Barracks Row Fall Festival. The following blocks will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.:

  • 8th Street SE from E to I streets SE
  • G Street SE between 7th and 9th streets SE

Metrorail

Every line except the Green Line will have maintenence work this weekend

  • Red Line trains will run every 20 minutes, with additional trains from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. running every 10 to 12 minutes between the Farragut North and Rhode Island Avenue Metro stations.
  • Orange, Silver, Blue, and Yellow line trains will run every 24 minutes.

Metrobus

The only Metro bus route interruptions this week will occur around the streets closed for the Barracks Row Fall Festival. The 90, 92 and 93 bus routes will detour around the closure on 8th Street SE. The following bus stops will not be served between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday:

  • M and 10th streets SE (both directions)
  • M and 8th streets SE (northbound)
  • 8th and L streets SE (both directions)
  • 8th and G streets SE (both directions)
  • 8th and E streets SE (northbound)
  • 8th and D streets SE (southbound)

Circulator

The Potomac Avenue-Skyland and Union Station-Navy Yard Circulator routes also will detour around the street closures on Barracks Row. On Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Circulator will skip all stops on Barracks Row.

Photo courtesy of Barracks Row Main Street

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