Monday, July 25, 2005

Free Afro-Caribbean Food Tasting at Cafe Mawonaj, 07/28/05

From Alex Padro

Shaw Main Streets will present a free Afro-Caribbean food tasting at the next Shaw Main Streets Night on Thursday, July 28, 2005, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Cafe Mawonaj, 624 T Street, NW (Metro: Green Line/Shaw-Howard University Station).

Cafe Mawonaj Manager Concei Civela invites you to come try African, vegetarian, and vegan dishes not available anywhere else in DC.

Located in the building that housed the pool hall where "Duke" Ellington was first influenced to become a musician, Cafe Mawonaj (Haitian Kreyole for "resisting oppression") opened in 2003. While the restaurant's menu of Pan-African, Caribbean, and Soul Food has been dramatically expanded and refined, the cafe's focus on Afrocentric entertainment and events and its brightly colored walls remain unchanged.

Menu items include Angolan flavored beans, served with rice or fufu; smoked beef, chicken, or fish served with egussi (a ground melonseed sauce) and joloff rice; African vegetables such as azuka (eru), cassava leaves, and ndolee, served with plantains or rice; Haitian and Jamaican chicken, with rice and beans; grilled fish, chicken, beef, and shrimp, all served with a groundnut sauce; breakfast items served all day; fresh fruit smoothies; and a variety of salads and pita and wrap sandwiches. Cafe Mawonaj recently added a bar serving beer, wine, and cocktails and a second floor meeting space that is available for community events. Catering is also available.

Cafe Mawonaj is open 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday (closed
Mondays). Free delivery is available with a minimum order of $10.00.
For more information on Cafe Mawonaj, call 202-332-4480 or visit

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Tonight meeting for Bike Station near Union Station

Wednesday July 20, 2005
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
777 North Capitol Street NE
First floor Training Room
Washington, DC
The District Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on
Wednesday evening, July 20, to discuss the proposed Union Station Bike
Station. The Bike Station is a public/private venture that will provide
bicycle parking, rentals, repairs and accessories in a small, new pavilion
at the west end of Union Station (near the current bicycle parking). At the
meeting, DDOT staff and consultants will describe the project and take
questions and comments.

Sponsor: District Department of Transportation


Contact: Jim Sebastian
(202) 671-2331

Friday, July 15, 2005



Wednesday, July 13, 2005

ANC Meeting 7/19/05

Monthly Meeting
Invited guests include the following:
Mr. Rick Rybeck
DC Department of Transportation
re. The New York Avenue Corridor Study

Mr. Joe Mama
re. The Development of the Vacant Lot on the Northwest Corner of Florida
Avenue and North Capitol Streets, NW

Jemal's Nanny LLC and Cayre Jemal's Peoples LLC
re. The Elimination of the Parking Covenant for the
Use of Occupants of 60 Florida Avenue, NE

Where: St. George's Episcopal Church
2nd and U Streets, NW
When: Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

BACA meeting Monday

From Jim

Below please find a facsimile of the notice that is being circulated around
the community in connection with the upcoming meeting of the BACA. In addition, I am including in this transmission a copy of the agenda that I am proposing to the group on Monday night.

Please pass the contents of these data along to your friends and neighbors,
and also make your best effort to attend.

Hope to see you there!


Jim Berry

Guest Speakers Include:

Susan Cheng
Office of the Deputy Mayor For Planning and Economic Development re. Proposals to Develop the Old Fire House near North Capitol & R Streets,N.W. and Rick Rybeck DC Department of Transportation re. New York Avenue Corridor Study

Agenda Includes:

Public Safety Committee Report
Land Use, Planning, and Economic Development Committee Report
Environmental Services Committee Report
"Flower Power 2005" Program Report

Monday, July 11, 2005
Mount Sinai Baptist Church
3rd and Q Streets, N.W.
Rooms 1 and 2
7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the meeting and/or the Association,
Jim Berry at (202) 387-8520 or at


July 11, 2005

Monthly Meeting Agenda

1. Meeting Called to Order 7:00 p.m.

2. Opening Comments J. Berry

3. Public Safety Committee Report: Alice Harper, Chairperson

(a) Fifth District Police

(b) AUSA Rhonda Redwood
Community Prosecutor, Fifth District

4. Land Use, Planning, and Economic Art Slater,
Development Committee Report Chairperson

(a) Remarks: Susan Cheng, Office of Deputy Mayor
for Planning and Economic Development, re. Old
Firehouse near N. Capitol & R Streets, N.W.

(b) Remarks: Rick Rybeck, DC Department of
Transportation, re. New York Avenue Corridor Study

5. "Flower Power 2005" Mary Ann Wilmer, Chairperson

6. Environmental Services Scott Shappell,
Committee Report Chairperson

7. Office of C/M Orange Linda Perkins, Director Constituent Services

8. BACA Housekeeping J. Berry

9. Announcements:

(a) Next BACA Meeting - Monday, August 1, 2005

10. Adjournment 9:00 p.m.


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