On Thursday, there will be two events in the neighborhood. One is a Community Open House and Ice Cream Social hosted by the Neighbors of Southwest Duck Pond, which will take place at the SW Duck Pond at 6th and I streets from 6 to 7:30pm. Community organizations will have tables set up at the SW Duck Pond, including SWNA's Youth Activities Task Force, Randall Recreation Center, the CBCC, PAWS of Southwest (who has spearheaded the campaign to bring a dog park to Lansburgh Park), the Amidon-Bowen Elementary PTA, the Friends of the Southwest Library, SW Community Gardens, Arena Stage, and Waterfront Academy Montessori.
The second event will be a hearing on the DC United stadium legislation (Bill 20-805) hosted by the Chair of the DC Council’s Committee on Economic Development (Ward 4 Councilmember and the Democratic nominee for Mayor) Muriel Bowser. The hearing will start at 7pm at 1100 4th Street, Room 200E. Those who want to testify at the hearing should either call or email Tsega Bekele, Legislative Counsel to the Committee on Economic Development, at 202-724-8052 by COB today. Written testimony is also encouraged for those who cannot attend the hearing and should be sent to:
Committee on Economic Development
Council of the District of Columbia
Suite 110 of the John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Rendering courtesy of DC United