Our City, Our Future, Our Vision
Eagle Fest: The Rise of the Greater New York Avenue Gateway Corridor
Gathering at the Annex at Mt. Horeb beginning at 9:30 am interested parties will gauge strategies and solutions to enhance, protect, promote, and connect the Greater New York Avenue Gateway Corridor, including the Anacostia River.
From the Maryland/District State line (Eastern Avenue included) and the Anacostia River on the east, Benning Road and H Street to the south, Rhode Island Avenue on the north, and North Capitol Street on the west, the Greater New York Avenue Gateway Corridor is emerging into a highly coveted place to be. A myriad of interests is vying for the Greater New York Avenue Gateway Corridor in Northeast Washington, D.C. Therefore, this a prime time to engage and work collaboratively to create and maintain a signature world-class, sustainable, family- friendly, economically/culturally diverse, and inclusive Corridor to work, live, shop, do business, eat, visit, raise families, learn, and enjoy.
With changing communities, demographics, needs, ideologies, priorities, leadership, and interests, it is paramount that people unite across boundaries to achieve common goals. It is important that they work together to deliver options that matter.
To that end, citizens, government, businesses, and other stakeholders are coming together on Saturday, April 25, 2015 for Eagle Fest to learn, exchange ideas and lessons learned, and collaborate on a blueprint and strategic/action plan for the Greater New York Avenue Gateway Corridor and our shared future. Attendees are invited to mingle in a festive setting as they take on the issues of the day and work toward solutions. Come as you are, but bring your ideas, knowledge, and understanding. We're sitting around tables where we can snack, listen, and talk.
This year's theme for the Greater New York Avenue Gateway Group (GNYAGG) Eagle Fest is The Rise of the Greater New York Avenue Gateway Corridor: A Jewel on the Anacostia. We'll discuss:
- Bike Trails
- Anacostia River
- Transportation (advocacy for long term goals such as Metro station & Circulator Bus)
- Creative Economy, Creative Industries (for example, Studios and Fashion Industry)
- Small Business Empowerment
- Economic Opportunity, Economic Development
- Public and Playable Art
- Balancing the needs and interests to benefit the many
There will be an Elevator Pitch Competition. Anyone can participate. Pitches are limited to two minutes and can be a description, narrative, jingle, rap, or whatever to boast about your idea, business, or organization and bring awareness to that entity.
The GNYAGG Focus for the Corridor:
Accessibility, Sustainability, Economic Vitality, Attractiveness, Appeal,
Livability, Inclusivity, and Quality of Life
For information, go to greaternyavegateway.webs.com or email email@example.com.
Premier Community Development Corporation (PCDC) is working in partnership with GNYAGG for this event.
Special thanks to Mt. Horeb Baptist Church for opening their doors for this event to be held at their facility.
Note that there will not be a tour of the Corridor as originally planned.
GNYAGG is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, independent organization dedicated to the improvement of the Greater New York Avenue Gateway Corridor, including the Anacostia River and to bring about desired benefits for the District of Columbia, citizens, and its residential and business communities. GNYAGG seeks to improve Economic Vitality, Quality of Life, Accessibility, Inclusivity, Attractiveness, Appeal, and Connectivity of the Corridor and Anacostia River.