“Solo Streaking”: New Social-Distance Trend?

Close the blinds, avert your eyes! “Solo streaking”–the trend of running while nude–has hit Capitol Hill just as the mayor’s stay-at-home order goes into effect. Residents have reported sightings of runners wearing only a smile at Lincoln Park, Eastern Market and even the Supreme Court.

Combining fresh air, exercise and joie de vivre, running al fresco appears consistent with the spirit, at least, of the mayor’s order, which specifies that individuals may leave … Read the rest

Missing Kidsinger Jim? He’s Now on Video!

Does your child miss Puppet Show Tuesdays and Singalong Fridays with Kidsinger Jim? Now kids can watch their Kidsinger Jim favorites online on his new video page. The videos are free, and there is a link to leave a tip.

Jim is also working on a custom video service: He will create a video just for your kids and include their favorite songs by request. When the custom video service is ready, Capitol Hill Kid … Read the rest

Kids’ Matzah Baking, Tomorrow at 11 a.m.

If you have flour, you have a kids’ baking activity for tomorrow. Join a Kids Matzah Baking class right in your kitchen using Zoom. Watch dough go from flour to crunchy matzah in under 18 minutes.

Geared to those ages 2 and up, it’s happening on Wednesday, April 1 at 11 a.m. and brought to you by the same friends who helped kids make hamantasch at the Hill Center last month. Register here.

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Capitol Hill Kid Turns 1

It’s Capitol Hill Kid’s birthday!

Capitol Hill Kid is celebrating its first birthday. Now a toddler, Capitol Hill Kid is up on its feet and taking steps. The baby blog was born a year ago (actually March 27, but I was too tired to post yesterday). It sure has grown, and made a lot of friends, too.

If you’d like to show the Kid some birthday love, there is nothing it would like better than … Read the rest

Porch Happy Hour Is Happening Again, Tonight at 5

Councilmember Charles Allen invites you to hang out on your porch, balcony or stoop tonight at 5 p.m. to get to know your neighbors better. Reminder: Stay six feet away! Share photos with hashtag #Ward6HH.

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New Theme for Window Art Hunt: Flags

A new theme for the Capitol Hill Community Window Art Hunt has been announced: flags. Display flags starting tomorrow (Friday). Also, there is now a schedule of themes through April. See note from organizers below.

There has been a lot of interest in posting flags in our windows as a Window Art Hunt theme, so that is the one we are going to do next! Official “due date” is Friday March 27. 

You can post a national flag of personal significance to you, or

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News and Notes: City, Schools, Parks and Kids’ Activities

“Who Are the Helpers in Your Neighborhood?” Councilmember Allen will hold a Q&A for kids on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Here’s a roundup of news and notes about the city, schools, parks and kid activities.


  • The mayor announced last night a third death in DC due to coronavirus (COVID-19), a 75-year-old woman.
  • As of 7:30 p.m. last night, the District’s coronavirus (COVID-19) data includes 48 new positive cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case
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Social Distance Diary, Day 10: “Homeschool” Hurdles

AJ talks to his teacher on Zoom on my laptop (which he isn’t usually allowed to touch).

I was feeling conflicted–grumpy, really–about technology-based distance learning for my 3-year-old.

This is the third installment of my Social Distance Diary. The purpose is to share, connect and record some of the details of these strange times. I’ll will keep this up regularly (not daily) for the duration.

But then we tried it today, and it was … Read the rest

Step Out Your Door and Smile: It’s the #FrontPorchDC Project

Photo by Holly Harper

Step out your door and smile: Holly Harper, a Hill mom and photographer, is taking portraits of families on their own front steps–from a very safe distance on the street–as part of her #FrontPorchDC project. Holly hopes to bring joy and connection to the community during this time of social isolation and will use 100 percent of money earned to support locally owned Hill businesses.

Photo by Holly Harper

Holly was … Read the rest