Capitol Hill Agenda (Oct. 13-19)

by Jennifer Currier October 12, 2015 at 3:55 pm 0

Congressional Cemetery in Fall (Photo via Congressional Cemetery)

Capitol Hill Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in the Capitol Hill area. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out our event submission form.

For more events, be sure to check out our event calendar.


H Street Corridor Safety Walk

Start at TD Burger (3rd and K streets NE)

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Locals who live near the H Street corridor are slated to have an opportunity to walk and talk with District police and government officials about safety in their neighborhood this week.

Friday and Saturday

In Their Own Words: Soul Strolls at Congressional Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St. SE)

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

The Congressional Cemetery is replacing its Halloween gala with four nights of tours. The tours will tell the stories of some of the 65,000 “residents” there, as interpreted by cemetery staff. The event is planned for the twilight hours of Friday and Saturday for the next two weeks, with a cash bar and music each night. Tickets are available online and cost $20 for adults and $10 for children who are 12 years old or younger.


13th Street Community Park & Garden Yard Sale

13th and C streets SE

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This community-wide yard sale of donated items will benefit the 13th Street Community Park & Garden. Residents can donate items for the sale throughout the week by contacting [email protected] and arranging a drop-off. Accepted items include small furniture, clothing, toys, books, electronics and baby items.

15th Annual Renovator’s House Tour

Stuart-Hobson Middle School (410 E St. NE)

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ten homeowners throughout Capitol Hill are opening their doors to showcase their home decor and renovation style. The tour is hosted by the Capitol Hill Cluster School as one of its primary yearly fundraisers. Guests can start at any of the homes or at the recently renovated Stuart-Hobson Midle School, which is part of the tour. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased online or in person at Schnieder’s, Hill’s Kitchen and Frager’s Hardware.

REI Thingamajig Used Gear Swap & Beer Garden Bluegrass

150 M St. NE

Time: 12 – 5 p.m.

Retailer REI will host a community gear swap where residents can buy, sell, barter or trade their used outdoor accessories with fellow lovers of the outdoors. Anyone bringing gear to sell will get table space to do so. Proceeds from each ticket will go toward Living Classrooms, which provides educational opportunities to young people. In addition to the gear swap, visitors can listen to live music from Kingman Island Blues & Bluegrass Folk Festival bands performing at Wunder Garten. Tickets are available for $7 available online or at the door.

Photo via Congressional Cemetery


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