January||Cal­en­dar of Events

Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 2015 — 2:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m.

Food Finds’ presented by the Foggy Bottom West End Village

Join Margaret “Peggy” Engel, author of “Food Finds: America’s Best Local Foods and the People Who Produce Them,” in an afternoon sure to whet your appetite to travel the U.S. discovering our country through its culinary history. You’ll learn about the real-life characters who have created wonderful foods around the U.S., and hear some of the stories more arresting than any a creative director could invent!

To start the afternoon’s program, they’re will be a variety of labeled food products set out for tasting. And once you’re taste buds have been sated, you’ll learn about America, through food geography and the great legacy of excellent and quirky regional foods that are right here in our backyards and beyond.

Location: Columbia Residence, 24th & L Street, NW
This event is open to Foggy Bottom West End Village Members Only

Tuesday, Jan. 27th, 2015 — Showtime Starts at 7:00 p.m

FBA Movie Night ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

poster212x312Join friends and fellow FBA Members for Movie Night Out at the West End Cinema. Tuesday’s feature film is the nine-time Academy Award nominated film ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, a comedy written and directed by Wes Anderson and inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig.

The film stars Ralph Fiennes as a concierge who teams up with one of his employees (Tony Revolori) to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder. Come out and beat those cold weather blues.

Location: West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW, Washington DC 20037

December||Cal­en­dar of Events

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 2014 — 7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m.

The Foggy Bottom Association Annual Meeting

Agenda: Election of Officers and Board Members, and a Discussion of FBA Priorities for the Next Year. If you want the Foggy Bottom Association to address a specific concern, you need to be at this meeting! Light refreshments will be served.

Location: School Without Walls, 2130 G St NW

Monday, Dec. 15th, 2014 — 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

Foggy Bottom Association Holiday Party — An Annual Tradition

Join fellow FBA members and their guests in celebrating the upcoming hol­i­days at our Annual Hol­i­day get together. The party will feature Hors D’Oevers a cash bar and a host of friends and fellow members. This years event will be held on Monday Dec. 9th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Circle Bistro, One Washington Circle NW.
Questions and/or information contact FBA President Marina Streznewski

Loca­tion: Circle Bistro, One Washington Circle NW

November||Cal­en­dar of Events

Wednesday, Nov. 26th, 2014 — 3:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Fresh Farm Market’s Last Day of the Year

Fresh Farms Foggy Bottom Market is conveniently located right at the Foggy Bottom metro stop on the I Street Metro Mall apron. Take a break from work, or make a stop on your way home to talk with their friendly staff and select from the best of our region’s lush bounty of offerings. The market opened this year on April 2nd, and closes this year on Wednesday, November 26th.

Location: 23rd and I St. NW Walkway

October||Cal­en­dar of Events

Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 2014 — 5:30 p.m.

Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Watergate Complex

The George Washington University Libraries are pleased to introduce the KERRY S TOWELL/WATERGATE EAST, INC. PAPERS, part of our Special Collections Research Center, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Watergate complex. Join us for a short program by Dr. Christopher Klemek, Associate Professor of History at the George Washington University. Reception immediately following.

For additional information or to RSVP, please contact Courtney Vaughn at 202-994-1163 or

Location: Estelle & Melvin Gelman Library, Room 702, 2130 H Street, NW

Sunday, Oct. 5th, 2014 — 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Join your neighbors for a Com­mu­nity BBQ

Enjoy great food from Rock­lands (including some vegetarian options) and the great company of old and new friends as we gather to welcome in the fall of 2014 at this beautiful time of year here in DC.

Location: 26th Street Park between I and K Sts NW, at the foot of Queen Anne’s Lane NW

Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014 — 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

Candidate Forum for the Office of DC Attorney General

Woman’s National Democratic Club and Co-Hosts: Ward 2 Democrats, Dupont Circle Citizens Association, Logan Circle Community Association, and the Metropolitan Women’s Democratic Club, along with Moderator: Davis Kennedy, Publisher, The Current Newspapers present this Candidate Forum for the Office of DC Attorney General.

6 – 6:30p.m. Registration
6:30p.m. Welcoming remarks
6:45 – 7:30p.m. Forum: Candidates with follow-up questions
8:00p.m. Program Ends

The elected office of Attorney General for the District of Columbia was created through a referendum approved by the voters at the November 2010 General Election. “The Elected Attorney General Charter Amendment” was passed by the Council. It gives the Attorney General charge and conduct of all law business of the District of Columbia. An individual elected to the partisan office shall serve a 4-year term to coincide with the term of the office of Mayor.

Reserve by telephone (202) 232-7363 ext. 3003 or online at

Location: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington DC 20036

September||Cal­en­dar of Events

Sunday, Sept. 7th, 2014 — 12:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m.

Photography 101: Photo Safari of the Embassies of International Drive

Want to learn how to take really exceptional photos? Want a subject that is a little more unique than the every day monuments? How about pictures of China, Kuwait, Israel, Austria, and many more? Tour embassy row and take learn from a master photographer/instructor how to take exceptional pictures of the unique architecture of each embassy.

Location: Outside the Van Ness Metro – UDC Side (right outside Star Bucks) 3000 Connecticut Ave NW

Sunday, Sept. 7th, 2014 — beginning at 7 a.m.

Nation’s Triathlon 2014 – Washington DC

The Nation’s Triathlon is a prestigious sporting event in Washington DC that includes a scenic course that winds through the National Mall, a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course through the streets of DC and Maryland, finishing with a 10k run past the city’s historical landmarks.

All participants will receive a finisher’s medal, technical t-shirt, red carpet finish, post-race breakfast and access to the finish line concert and beer garden.

Location: The 2014 Nation’s Triathlon Course is subject to change at any time with or without prior notice.

Thursday, Sept. 11th through Sunday, Sept. 21st, 2014

DC Shorts Film Festival 2014 – Washington, DC

The DC Shorts Film Festival is the Washington, DC area’s only film festival dedicated to showcasing and discussing short films from around the world. The lineup covers a variety of genres: dramas, comedies, animation, sci-fi, documentaries, and creative experimental films.

All films are 20 minutes or less. The DC Shorts Film Festival includes 150 films from 22 countries. Six theatres from across the Washington DC area – from Rockville to Fairfax and Anacostia to downtown DC will be hosting the festival this year.

Location: The DC Shorts Film Festival will be held at the following venues in the DC metro area.

  • Landmark’s E Street Cinema 555 11th St. NW, Washington, DC
  • Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC
  • U.S. Navy Memorial’s Burke Theater 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Sunday, Sept. 13th, 2014 — 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Taste of Georgetown

Sample dishes from 30 Georgetown restaurants, while enjoying live music and children’s activities. At a Taste of Georgetown, approximately 35 of Washington, DC’s most distinguished restaurants serve sample portions of their signature dishes. The food festival includes live jazz, craft beer and wine and a variety of entertainment for all ages. The region’s hottest chefs will face off, testing their culinary skill during the Georgetown Chef Showdown, judged by DC’s top food experts and media.

Family-friendly entertainment including bocce ball courts, hula-hooping, face-painting and balloon-animal-making

Location: K Street, along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, 2014 — 7 p.m.

Foggy Bottom Asso­ci­a­tion Membership Meeting

Join fel­low FBA mem­bers for our first post-summer of 2014 membership meeting. For ques­tions and/or infor­ma­tion con­tact FBA Pres­i­dent Marina Streznewski

Location: School Without Walls, 2130 G St NW

Saturday, Sept. 27th, 2014 — 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Washington DC Tour de Cure Bicycling Event

The American Diabetes Association’s newest cycling event. Ride in the heart of Washington DC along closed-off streets and get a unique tour of the monuments and memorials. Routes include 13, 33 and 50 miles.

To register and to learn more about the American Diabetes Association, visit

Location: Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 13th and 14th streets

August||Cal­en­dar of Events

Monday, August. 4th, 2014 — beginning at dusk, around 8:30-9:00 p.m.

Screen on the Green Presents: Key Largo (1948)

Maxwell Anderson wrote the play that inspired this claustrophobic suspense tale of a WWII vet forced into a confrontation with a ruthless gangster and his gang. It all plays out at a seedy Florida hotel during hurricane season.

Bring a blanket to the National Mall on a warm night and watch a classic film on a gigantic movie screen. People start to claim their spots on the lawn as early as 5 p.m. Movies play except in extreme weather and there are no rain days.

Location: National Mall Between 7th and 12th Streets Washington DC.

Monday, August. 11th, 2014 — beginning at dusk, around 8:30-9:00 p.m.

Screen on the Green Presents: A Soldier’s Story (1984)

This tense murder-mystery is set on a Louisiana military base in the 1940’s. An unpopular sergeant has turned up dead and a black army lawyer from up north leads the inquiry. Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, it was an Oscar nominee for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and for the performance of Adolph Caesar. Howard Rollins Jr. and Denzel Washington star. Shot in Arkansas, then governor Bill Clinton provided soldiers from the state’s National Guard as extras.

Bring a blanket to the National Mall on a warm night and watch a classic film on a gigantic movie screen. People start to claim their spots on the lawn as early as 5 p.m. Movies play except in extreme weather and there are no rain days.

Location: National Mall Between 7th and 12th Streets Washington DC.

Monday, August. 11th 2014 — through Sunday August 17th

Washington DC Restaurant Week

During Washington DC Restaurant Week, more than 200 of Washington, DC’s finest restaurants offer 3-course lunches for $20.14 and 3-course dinners for $35.14. Washington, DC Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to experience Washington, DC’s best restaurants at affordable prices. Cuisines include Contemporary American, Mexican, French, Mediterranean, Italian, Southern, Seafood, Spanish, California, Pan-Asian and more! The event is held in the winter and in the summer.

Washington, DC Restaurant Week is produced biannually by the Destination DC and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. A complete list of participating restaurants is posted at

Location: Locations vary according to restaurant location.

July||Cal­en­dar of Events

Friday, July 4th, 2014 — Access to the National Mall begins at 10:00 a.m

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Washington DC’s monuments and the U. S. Capitol form a beautiful and patriotic backdrop to America’s Independence Day celebrations. This is an all-day event in the nation’s capital, beginning with a parade along Constitution Avenue and ending with a spectacular display of fireworks over the Washington Monument.

The 4th of July celebrations in Washington, DC are among the most attended events of the year and many people arrive early to stake out a seat on the lawn. There are plenty of activities scheduled throughout the day to keep the whole family busy.

Location: The parade route along Constitution Ave., and finishes at the Washington Monument

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 — 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Foggy Bottom Association Meeting

The Foggy Bottom Asso­ci­a­tion meeting on Tuesday evening, July 29 (7–9 pm) will feature two experts on the birds and the bees in our community.

Toni Burn­ham, expert DC beekeeper and blog­ger, will talk about the importance of these little pol­li­na­tors, and discuss efforts to improve their viability. Zach Slavin of the Audubon Society will share information on the wide variety of birds with whom we share our neighborhood.

Theme: The birds and the bees in our community.
Location: St. Paul’s Epis­co­pal, 2430 K St NW

June||Cal­en­dar of Events

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 — 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Ward 2 Education Network Welcomes New DCPS Ombudsman

Introduction of New DCPS Ombudsman, Joyanna Smith
Light refreshments will be served. Child care will be available.
For more information, contact the Ward 2 Education Network at

Location: Luther Place Memorial Church, 1226 Vermont Ave NW

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 — 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Summer Foggy Bottom Association Meeting Scheduled

Theme: Spies in Foggy Bottom
Location: TBA

May||Cal­en­dar of Events

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2014 — 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m

Foggy Bottom West End Village Open House Saturday May 10th

villagePlease join FBWE Villagers and our community to celebrate our new official home at an open house at St. Paul’s Parish, 2430 K St. NW. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2:00 – 4:30 PM. Tour our new office. Meet Villagers and volunteers. Greet our Executive Director and Board Members and explore our new meeting and event spaces.

Refreshments will be served. No RSVP is necessary. St. Paul’s Parish is accessible.

Loca­tion: His­toric Foggy Bot­tom between 24th and 26th Streets, NW, and H and K Streets

Saturday, May 17 through October 25, 2014

Arts in Foggy Bottom Biennial Sculpture Exhibit Opens Saturday, May 17th

arts-14The 2014 exhi­bi­tion, Sculpted: His­to­ries Revealed, opens May 17th and fea­tures 16 con­tem­po­rary sculp­tures by 15 artists, most of whom are nation­ally rec­og­nized. The works, pre­sented on pri­vate prop­er­ties and busi­nesses, respond to the spaces, per­sonae, and sto­ries of the His­toric Foggy Bot­tom neighborhood.

The exhi­bi­tion was selected by 2014 cura­tor and pub­lic art expert Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, in part­ner­ship with Arts in Foggy Bot­tom founders and co-directors Jackie Lemire, Jill Nevius and Mary Kay Shaw, with sup­port from the Arts in Foggy Bot­tom advi­sory committee.

The award-winning Arts in Foggy Bot­tom out­door sculp­ture bien­nial, one of Washington’s lead­ing pro­grams for pre­sent­ing pub­lic art, is back for its fourth season.

Loca­tion: Various locations throughout the Foggy Bottom neighborhood

April||Cal­en­dar of Events

Friday, April 4, 2014, 1:05 p.m

Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves in the 2014 Home Opener

nationals-logoThe Washington Nationals, the Major League Baseball team owned by the locally based Lerner family, were National League East Division Champions for the first time in the team’s history in the 2012 season. Individual ticket prices range from $5 to $325, with $5 tickets available only at the Nationals Park Box Office on the day of the game. Throughout the season, the Washington Nationals offer a variety of discounts and promotional giveaways.

Loca­tion: 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Through April 13, 2014

National Cherry Blossom Festival

blossoms-dcWashington, DC welcomes the arrival of spring with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a tradition that showcases the beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry trees that the city of Tokyo gave to our nation’s capital. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual three-week, city-wide event featuring more than 200 international cultural performances and over 90 other special events. From arts and exhibits to cuisine and sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy!.

Loca­tion: Events are scheduled near the monuments and the museums on the National Mall

Friday, April 4, 2014; Workshop at 1:30 p.m. and Concert at 6 p.m.

April Is Smithsonian Jazz Appreciation Month

JazzPoster_2014Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with Latin jazz legend Bobby Sanabría & Quarteto Aché. In the workshop, musicians of all ages participate in a moderated conversation with Sanabría and an interactive music demonstration with his band. Then, attend a special Latin jazz concert with Bobby Sanabría & Quarteto Aché dedicated to trailblazing curator Marvette Pérez (1961-2013), who laid a foundation for scholarship, collecting and exhibition around Latin jazz and Latin music at the Smithsonian. Seating is first come, first served.

Loca­tion: National Museum of American History

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7 p.m.

An appearance by a True American Hero, Congressman John Lewis

john-lewis-smThe Foggy Bottom West End Village and the Foggy Bottom Association are pleased to invite you to attend a special appearance by The Honorable John Lewis, Member of Congress, 5th District of Georgia. We are privileged to have Congressman Lewis visit our community to share his insights and thoughts about the history — and future — of civil rights. His courage and life-long devotion to individual freedoms and liberties have long inspired others and brought him world-wide recognition, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Reservations recommended. RSVP to

Loca­tion: St. Paul’s Parish, 2430 K St NW

March||Cal­en­dar of Events

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.

Get Involved with the Age-Friendly DC Block-by-Block Walk Training Session

AFDC-100Between March 20th and April 15th hundreds of volunteers will take to the streets of DC for the ‘Age-Friendly Block-by-Block Walk’ to identify neighborhood assets and issues needing attention all through the lens of DC residents 60 and older. When the data from all the Walk areas is combined, it will help the city improve policy and practice to make daily life better for everyone.

This training session will ensure every volunteer is prepared to gather all of the necessary data. Coffee & tea will be available. Learn more >

Register to volunteer and/or to participate in the training using this online form >

Loca­tion: West End Library, 1101 24th St NW, Large Conference Room

February||Cal­en­dar of Events

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 2:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m.

Chinese New Year Parade and Festival in Washington, DC

Each year a parade is held in Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The event features the traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, Kung Fu demonstrations and live musical entertainment.

Loca­tion: H Street, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets.

Thursday, February 13th thru Saturday February 15th, 2014

2014 International Food & Wine Festival

The Washington, DC International Food & Wine Festival is an annual celebration of wine, cuisine and culture with multiple opportunities to sample high quality food and wine, meet and greet winemakers, chefs and tastemakers. The 2014 Festival will include seminars, tastings, food pairings, dinners, and a signature event each evening. Attendees must be age 21 or over.

The Festival Marketplace is a new feature, free and open to the public from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14. More than 40 artisans will be showcasing their unique products and offering special Festival discounts and complimentary beverages.

Loca­tion: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Saturday, February 15, 2014, 12 – 4 p.m. Doors open at noon.

Cupid’s Undie Run 2014 for the Children’s Tumor Foundation

Cupid’s Undie Run is a unique charitable event in Washington DC. Participants run a 1.75 mile lap around the U.S. Capitol Building in their Valentine’s themed undies to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. See pictures of the Cupid’s Undie Run.

Loca­tion: Meeting Place: Pourhouse, 319 Pennsylvania Ave, SE.

January||Cal­en­dar of Events

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.

Ward Two Rat Summit hosted by Councilmember Jack Evans and the FBA

The DC Department of Health is sponsoring a one-day Rat Summit in each of the city’s eight wards; the first Summit was held in Ward One in November 2013. Business owners, residents, neighborhood associations and community leaders are all welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Loca­tion: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2430 K St NW, 2nd Floor Dining Hall

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

The West End Library Friends and the FBA cordially invite you to a Book & Brew

A lively discussion of a book over a drink or two on Tuesday, January 28, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Books are available at the West End Library, snacks & cash bar. Please join us for this great way to end a long winters day.

Loca­tion: Library Bar, Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave NW