Won’t You Be My Neighbor? New List: Neighbor Networks

I recently discovered some new-to-me Facebook groups that have improved my connection to the neighborhood. I thought it would be useful to compile all the neighbor networks that I know about for the benefit of new Hill families. Introducing a new page on CHK: Neighbor Networks, accessible in the top menu bar.

The neighbor networks are organized in the following categories (but additional categories are possible): Family and Kids; Family Biking; General Neighborhood; and … Read the rest

Hill-o-ween 2019!

Charles Allen, his daughter Cora and Heather Schoell/Photo by C. Allen

I am very excited to present Capitol Hill Kid’s first guest post! Heather Schoell is a Capitol Hill mom of two Eastern High School students, a Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty at Eastern Market and the organizer of Hill-o-ween for the past four years of its 20-plus-year history.

Okay, mummies and daddies, and all of you taxed but unrepresented people, … Read the rest

Kidsinger Jim Starts New Weekly Puppet Show at Eastern Market

Big news: Popular local kids’ entertainer Kidsinger Jim will offer a new weekly series of puppet shows, “Tuesdays at 10,” at Eastern Market starting on Oct. 22. He is offering a free show this coming Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Kidsinger Jim has been singing exclusively for audiences of children and families since 1992 with over 4,000 performances to date.

“At Eastern Market, I am doing a slightly smaller version of the show compared to what I … Read the rest

Preschool Spots Still Available at Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School

If you are regretting not getting your rug rat enrolled in preschool this fall, do not despair. Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School (CHCNS) has slots available for children who were 2.5 by Sept. 1, 2019.

CHCNS is a teacher-lead, parent-run cooperative school. Director and lead teacher Frances Slaughter, a fixture in the Capitol Hill community, has been at the helm for more than 30 years.

Tuition is kept low by the cooperative sharing of the … Read the rest

Opening ‘Weekend of Wonder’ at the National Children’s Museum, Nov. 1-2

The new National Children’s Museum has announced tickets for sale to its opening festivities Nov. 1-2. The mission of the museum is to inspire children to care about and change the world.

Opening Gala

Friday, Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m., Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave NW, $750 pp (includes admission to the after party and the family celebration). Featuring Ginger Zee, Good Morning America anchor and ABC News chief meteorologist. Formal attire, colorful tie … Read the rest

Blog Update, Oct 4, 2019: CHK Is 6 Months Old!

Hi neighbors! Capitol Hill Kid turned 6 months old on Sept. 27. This milestone has me reflecting back to when CHK was just an idea. I think that in these six months, I’ve been able to put out a decent amount of good and useful content. The website has also allowed me to make connections with other parents in our community, and that feels really good.

There’s a lot more I’d like to accomplish here, … Read the rest