Copy
Golden Triangle News, Events, & Promotions
View this email in your browser

March 2017

Golden Haiku Brightens Planter Boxes


Our streets are now lined with Golden Haiku! More than 90 of the top poems submitted in our recent annual Golden Haiku contest are now being showcased in planter boxes all around the BID. Enjoy the poetry as you stroll the streets through March. This year, the contest attracted more than 1,200 entries from around the globe… and around the district. Read more about the 2017 Global Haiku contest and check out the winning entries on our website!

And the 2017 Movies in the Park Are...


Thank you to all who voted for your favorites for this summer’s Golden Cinema series of outdoor movies to be shown in Farragut Square Park, on Friday nights from June through August. We’re excited to report that we’ll lead off on Friday, June 2 with Academy Award Best Picture Nominee Hidden Figures! Check out the full series of 10 movies to be presented and the event dates on our website.

Bike-Friendly Triangle Expands Bikeshare


Speaking of award nominees... we are proud to report the Golden Triangle was recently nominated by the Washington Area Bicycle Association as one of only four area nominees for “Bike Friendliest Neighborhood or Business Improvement District.” Along with an extensive array of bike lanes, the Golden Triangle has installed more than 500 bike racks, including 62 last year. Approximately 30 new ones will be installed this year. The BID is also home to 11 Capital Bikeshare stations, with two more on the way.

Tri-Talk: Delano Robinson, Manager, Golden Triangle Ambassadors Team


Helping to keep the streets of the Golden Triangle safe, clean and friendly every day are more than 30 Ambassadors, under contract to the BID. This week, we interviewed Operations Manager Delano Robinson to learn more about him and his sparkling crew...

Tell us About the Ambassadors Program
Our team is comprised of more than 30 Ambassadors who work to keep the Golden Triangle BID clean and safe by providing cleaning and maintenance, safety and security, and hospitality services. We have crews working around the clock. I think that is something many people don’t know. In addition to the Ambassadors that most people see out on the streets during the day, we have an overnight team that does trash removal, heavier cleaning, and provides additional eyes and ears on the street to keep the neighborhood safe.

What are some examples of the services provided by the Ambassadors?
Our Ambassadors are easily identified as they wear their Golden Triangle gear. They provide many different services to help the thousands of people who work in or visit the district each day. We provide directions and assistance to workers and visitors on the streets, and, of course, we provide all of those cleaning and maintenance services I mentioned, such as collecting trash and power washing sidewalks. We're also very involved in setting up and breaking down Golden Triangle events, such as Farragut Fridays and Picnic in the Park.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
I love that the Golden Triangle has the highest standards for everything. We take pride in doing all we can to live up to those standards and to be the best BID in D.C. And we take pride in being the “gold standard” for safety and cleanliness.
 

Welcome to the Neighborhood

   Ahra Cafe
                      2020 K Street, NW
                      Gourmet salads, sandwiches, coffee.  La Colombe Coffee Roasters
                       1701 I (Eye) Street, NW
                       Coffee and drinks... authentic, frothed,
                       cafe-style drinks on the go.

Honeysuckle by Hamilton Johnson
1990 M Street
The finer-dining modern restaurant adds a Southern flare to Nordic cuisine.

Jenni Bick Custom Journals
1300 Connecticut Avenue
Practical, beautiful and handcrafted journals of the finest materials and cards for every occasion.

Red Apron Burger Bar
1323 Connecticut Avenue
Counter-serve with Virginia-sourced beef patties and hoppy beers.

Sadie's Weekdays
1317 Connecticut Avenue
Delicatessen 7-11 a.m., so you can grab a top-notch coffee and bagels.

Golden Triangle in the News


Real Estate/Office

Rockrose, Spitzer Land Anchor Tenant at Alexander Court in D.C. - Washington Business Journal
 

Retail/Hospitality


New La Colombe Farragut Square Opening this Month - Bad Wolf DC
 

Neighborhood


Spring-centric Haikus Pop Up in D.C.'s Golden Triangle - Curbed DC
For Innovative Sidewalk in Dupont Circle, a Few Stumbles - Washington Post

 

Events & Promotions

DC Improv • Wednesday, March 8, doors open 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 pm •  Open mic night. Free admission, but a two-item minimum in the showroom.  This is a showcase of talent from the DC comedy scene. (http://www.dcimprov.com/home/dc-improv-open-mic-night.html) For all upcoming events, visit DC Improv.
National Geographic Museum • Wednesday, March 15 • Unbranded: An Epic Ride Through the American West
In 2013, filmmaker BEN MASTERS, three of his friends, and 16 wild mustangs journeyed across 3,000 miles of some of the most rugged and uncompromising territory in the American West. Hear Ben share inspiring stories from the road and watch clips from his documentary Unbranded. (Tickets $25, available online). Additional events and exhibitions throughout the month. Please visit the website to learn more about upcoming events.
Heurich House Museum Thursday, March 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Bill Madden, CEO & executive brewer at Mad Fox Brewing Company, will host History & Hops. This kicks off a year of “beer star” hosts. Guests will have the opportunity to enhance their local beer knowledge by learning from an expert, while also being able to self-tour the historic Brewmaster’s Castle. For tickets and information: http://bit.ly/HHMar2017. Information about additional events is found on the Heurich House website.
Ristorante i Ricchi • Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m.Dinner with Melanne Verveer. Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power & Purpose. Join Melanne Verveer for an intimate dinner, preview her new book and learn how some of the world’s most powerful women are using their growing economic power to create success and meaning in their lives while building a better world. Part of the “Need to Know” dinner series.
Cost: $79 (exclusive of tax & tip)
RSVP and Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-with-melanne-verveer-fast-forward-how-women-can-achieve-power-purpose-tickets-32230446132
Eye Street Massage Therapy • Guided Group Meditation Sessions, Thursdays in March, 6:30-7:30 p.m. & second Saturday at 11 a.m. • In these group meditations, Lisa will help you unwind, relax, develop a stronger state of awareness, settle busy minds, and visualize goals with guided meditations. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. There is no cost, but donations to the healer are gladly welcomed. Space is limited to 8 persons. Book online at www.eyestreet-massage.com. Call (202) 463-0987 if you plan to attend.

Become a Golden Triangle Sponsor!
 

Make sponsorship of Golden Triangle BID events part of your summer marketing program. To learn more about how your business can sponsor Farragut Fridays, Golden Cinema, TriFit and other activities, call Abbe Kauffman at 202-759-9569 or email to: akaufmann@goldentriangledc.com.
Copyright © 2017 Golden Triangle BID
1120 Connecticut Ave NW • Washington, DC 20036

You are receiving this email because you expressed interest in the Golden Triangle BID.
update your preferences     unsubscribe from this list