CHK Blog Update, May 31: Happy Two Months

Capitol Hill Kid turned two months old on May 27. CHK is holding up its head, looking around, smiling at new friends and enjoying the neighborhood. Here’s what happened in the past week:

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Sesame Street Event Changes Location, Now Requires Tickets

Just received the following email about the Sesame Street Road Trip. The event has changed locations to KIPP DC College Preparatory and will now be a ticketed event with tickets released on May 30.

Thank you for your interest in Sesame Street’s first nationwide road trip! Our June 8 event at KIPP DC College Preparatory (previously Anacostia Park) received an extraordinary response.

Unfortunately, due to space constraints, not everyone who originally signed up will be
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Pizza and Picasso Family Art Night and More With Makeshift

This looks like an awesome family night out: Pizza and Picasso at Makeshift. This is happening on Saturday, June 15, 5-7 p.m. at Makeshift, 1321 Linden Ct NE. Makeshift will provide two slices of pizza per person and all the arts supplies–you bring the family. Cost is $14.50 per person over age 2. Register.

More: Makeshift offers art classes for kids of all ages. On June 1, you and your kid age 0-6 years … Read the rest

Garden Explorers: A Saturday Camp for Rising 2nd-5th Graders

Here’s an opportunity for rising 2nd-5th graders: At Garden Explorers camp, they will explore growing, cooking and eating delicious food. They will care for plants, make recipes and crafts, go for walks and talk about food topics, such as composting and farmers’ markets.

The two-hour camps will be held on five Saturdays, beginning June 1, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. or noon-2 p.m., at the Garden at School Within a School (SWS), 920 F St NE. There … Read the rest

New Page: Outdoor Pools, Spray Parks and Waterworks

Watkins Spray Park

CHK’s Memorial Day Roundup post was very popular, so I have repurposed it into a standing list that appears in the main menu and can be updated over time: Outdoor Pools, Spray Parks and Waterworks.

The content is the same as the blog post with two additions: Joe Cole Recreation Center’s spray park is just north of Florida Ave in Trinidad. Benning Stoddert Community Center, just over the river on East … Read the rest

Reader Question: Can Non-Residents Use D.C. Pools?

Rosedale Pool

Claire writes:

“Your blog is great! Quick question: do you know how it works to bring a non-dc resident (visiting family member) to Rosedale pool? If i have my license is that enough to bring my sis-in-law and two kids?”

CHK answers:

Yes, non-residents can use D.C. pools with a swim pass for a fee ($3 for under age 6; $4 for ages 6-17; $7 for adults; $4 for seniors). There are also … Read the rest

CHK Memorial Day Weekend Roundup: Splish Splash Edition 2019

Capitol Skyline Hotel Pool

Update: This blog post was popular, so I turned it into a standing page here: Outdoor Pools, Spray Parks and Waterworks. The page has the same info with the additions of the spray parks at Joe Cole Recreation Center in Trinidad and Benning Stoddert Community Center, just over the bridge on East Cap (thanks to readers Elizabeth and Leah who alerted me to these).

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CHK News Roundup, May 24: Day-Off Camp, Spanish Immersion Camp, Jewish Community Meet-Up, Photo Mini Sessions

Camp Shenanigans
  • Camp Shenanigans has spots left on Monday for Play in a Day, its day-off camp. Play in a Day is available on all DCPS days off. First through 8th graders take on roles of characters, set designers and production team to put together a theater show. 316 F St NE.
  • Camp Adventura, a Spanish immersion urban adventure camp for ages 3-12, has a few spaces left for each week of summer
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