A Look Inside the Lane, the Family Club Opening Tomorrow in Ivy City

The Lane’s large building is nestled in near neighbors Planet Fitness, the Hecht Warehouse, Gravitas, Pidzza and Bad Axe Throwing in Ivy City.

Capitol Hill Kid took a sneak peek inside the Lane, the new family club in Ivy City that is set to open tomorrow, Feb. 15, at 1408 Okie St NE. I have photos and descriptions of some of the features to share below. Overall: I can’t wait to bring my 3.5-year-old here, … Read the rest

Conversation Is the New ‘Talk’: The How and Why of Talking to Kids About Sex, Feb. 25

Learn to be an “askable” parent at this workshop, Feb. 25.

When I was a kid, it was the dreaded “talk.” It makes sense that there is a better approach: low-key conversation. Melissa Kilbride, a clinical social worker and Hill mom, will present a workshop to help parents talk to their kids about sex on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7-9 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 301 A St SE.

Melissa believes passionately in the importance … Read the rest

Fathers of Superheroes, Unite! Join Meeting, Feb. 22

Fathers of Superheroes is a new group for dads of kids with special needs. The first meeting will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, 10-11:30 a.m.at Skills on the Hill, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave SE.

Fathers of Superheroes, unite! Skills on the Hill and a local dad have partnered up to create a new group for fathers of kids with sensory and other developmental differences. The group will meet Saturday, Feb. 22, 10-11:30 a.m. at Skills on … Read the rest

Family Fun Days at Atlas’s Intersections Festival

Family Fun Days are coming to Atlas starting next weekend.

You’ll want to mark these on your calendar: The 11th annual Intersections Festival at Atlas features several “Family Fun Days” among its more than 50 performances and events. A lot of the family fun is free, including an art workshop with Makeshift and concerts by Mr. Skip and Culture Queen. Here are the details:

Friday, Feb. 21-Sunday, March 1

  • Imagination Stage’s Mouse on the Move
Read the rest

Three Opportunities This Week to Get Answers on PK Lottery

The deadline to submit your PK3-Grade 8 application is March 2. There are three events this week where you can learn more about the lottery.

We have about three weeks left to finalize our DC school lottery lists before the March 2 deadline. If you are struggling and still have lots of questions, I have some good news. There are three opportunities this week to attend an event with an expert, on Monday, Tuesday and … Read the rest

Demystifying the DC School Lottery: Free Lecture, Feb. 11

“DC Schools Lottery Demystified” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Riggs LaSalle Rec Center.

Need help with the DC school lottery? Educational consultant E.V. Downey will present a free lecture, “DC Schools Lottery Demystified,” on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Riggs LaSalle Rec Center. E.V. will discuss how the lottery works, school options and criteria for selecting a school. The lecture is designed for parents who are entering this year’s lottery as … Read the rest

New List: Coop Play Groups on the Hill

Capitol Hill Cooperative Play School is one of several cooperatives on the Hill.

A reader wrote to Capitol Hill Kid:

I wondered if you’ve compiled a list of all the cooperative play groups on the Hill? I keep bumping into people who have their kids in different ones — G Street, Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School, Capitol Hill cooperative Play Group, etc (those names might not be exactly right…) But it got me thinking — are there some out there that

Read the rest

Get Ahead of the February Break: Day-Off Camps on the Hill

DC-ICE is one of the camps on the Hill that covers the February break. Did you know? DC-ICE also offers door-to-door transportation.

If you need coverage for the DCPS days off this Monday and Tuesday, I hope you’re already sorted. As a new PK3 parent this year, I was shocked by the number of days off in the school calendar, and especially that there is a February break (the four days following President’s Day) as … Read the rest

Weekend Roundup, Jan. 25-26: Chinese New Year Parade and More

Saturday, Jan. 25 is the first day of the Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Rat. While it may not sound auspicious, the Rat is in fact associated with new beginnings and wealth. If you have a Rat baby this year, your child is expected to be clever, positive and industrious. Here’s how you can celebrate the new year with your family:

Read the rest

Did You Hear? Captain Cookie Is Coming to Eastern Market

Spring and summer will be sweet. Captain Cookie and the Milkman, purveyor of freshly made cookies, milk and ice cream sandwiches, has announced it will open its newest location this spring next to Peregrine Espresso, in the space formerly inhabited by Pitango Gelato.

Captain Cookie at Eastern Market will be a great place to stop for treats with the kids–a Mommy-or-Daddy-and-me outing in the making!

Captain Cookie currently has stores in Brookland and Foggy … Read the rest