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Eckington Beautification Day

Eckington Beautification Day
Saturday, May 14, 2016  – 10am

ANC 5E is sponsoring Beautification Day in Eckington. The day entails planting flowers and trees in the Eckington small pocket park next to New York Pizza located at the corner of North Capitol Street and Q Street NE.

Come out and join us! All participants will meet at the corner of North Capitol and Q Streets at 10:00 am. If you have shovels, rakes, or other gardening equipment, feel free to bring them.

Eckington is your community.
Let’s do this!

Upcoming Workshop: Energy Efficency & Old Homes

Saturday, April 9, 2016
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Saint Martin’s Catholic Church
1908 North Capitol Street, NW
7 T Street, NW Entrance

We all want to make our houses more comfortable and efficient. Green technologies offer opportunities to save money while helping to protect our environment and can be implemented without sacrificing the architectural integrity of your home or violating historic district guidelines.

Come learn about energy audits and what home improvements are the most cost effective with particular attention to the issue of window repair and replacement and integrity.

Speakers are Nakita Reed, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, a managing member of ENCORE Sustainable Design, working to combine historic preservation with energy efficiency and sustainable design; and John Sandor, an architectural historian and expert in the repair and replacement of windows in historic buildings.

This is a FREE event open to the public.

Oral History Workshop

Please join our upcoming workshop on conducting oral histories, aimed at documenting the experiences of long term residents in Eckington.
The workshop will be facilitated by Marjorie Lightman   Marjorie is a professional historian, she recently curated the exhibit at the the Anacostia Smithsonian Community Museum:  Twelve Years That Shook and Shaped Washington, 1963–1975.
Telling it the was it is (was)
Conducting Oral Histories
Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 to 3:00 PM
The community room at the Summit At St Martins
116 T St NE, Washington, DC

February 1, 2016 ECA Meeting

Eckington Civic Association Meeting
Monday, February 1,  2016, 7:00pm
The Summit at St. Martin’s, 116 T Street NE

  1. President’s and committee reports
  1. Reports from elected officials
    Malik Williams from Mayor Bowser’s office will provide a briefing on the new security camera initiative / answer questions from the community.
  1. Flower Market project
    JBG/Boundary Stone will present their plans for the Flower Market Project.
  1. 2016 Planning
    We will discuss goals and projects for the following committees:
    Beautification,  Heritage – Oral History,  Events,  Membership

Historic Preservation Town Hall

ECA is hosting a series of three town hall events that will feature officials from the DC government answering questions from residents about historic designation. Town halls will be held the community room at The Summit at St. Martin’s (116 T St. NE). From 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

The first Town Hall is January 11, 2016

Panelists​​

  • Kim Williams, DC Historic Preservation Office

  • Tisha Allen, DC HIstoric Preservation League

  • Peter Sefton, QED Associates