Neighbor Networks

Who are these people in my neighborhood? Join neighborhood networks, meet new friends.

If you’re new to the neighborhood or new to being a Capitol Hill parent, joining the following groups will be helpful in meeting other families and finding out about goings-on. These are organized in the following categories (but additional categories are possible): Family and Kids; Family Biking; General Neighborhood; and Stuff: Buying/Selling, Giving/Getting and Combating Waste.

Do you know of a neighborhood network that should be included on this list? Email me at cory@capitolhillkid.com.

Important note: For many of the Facebook groups listed below, when you request to join, there will be a form for you to answer questions and give your address or cross streets. If you don’t answer the questions or live within specified boundaries, the admins will not approve you to join.

Family and Kids

Atlas Kids

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/348088056037518/

“This is a neighborhood group for families who are expecting, have babies or kids. It is a place to share upcoming neighborhood events, arrange play dates, and put names to faces of other parents you’ve seen around the neighborhood.”

Moms and Moms to Be on Capitol Hill

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/208466146178343/

“This group has been created as a support group for new and expecting moms in the Capitol Hill area of Washington DC. It is your place to ask questions, and gain support from other Capitol Hill moms and professionals.”

Moms on the Hill (MOTH)

Yahoo: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/momsonthehill/info

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mothersonthehill/

Note: This is the big one–the mother of all Capitol Hill family networking sites–with thousands of members.

“MOTH is a virtual & real-world community for parents living on Capitol Hill. To join send an email to momsonthehill-owner@yahoogroups.com w/ Hill address.”

Family Biking

Capitol Hill Family Biking

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/687547501681108/

“A group for connecting families in and around Ward 6 (Cap. Hill, Hill East, H St, Navy Yard, SW Waterfront, etc.) who bike or want to learn more about biking specifically in our lovely neighborhood. We will occasionally organize local, kid-friendly rides and advocacy opportunities. We don’t define ‘family’ but are primarily interested in making biking fun and safe for our youngest neighbors and their caregivers!”

DC Family Biking Facebook Group

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/646044372194372/

“DC Family Biking supports family biking in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. We do not define “family.” All are welcome. Maybe one day we will even have a meet-up.”

General Neighborhood

Friends of Kingman and Heritage Islands

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FOKHI/

“The Friends of Kingman & Heritage Islands (FOKHI) is on a mission to: Empower the communities surrounding Kingman & Heritage Islands to advocate this treasured green space; Promote and advocate for educational, recreational, natural, and interpretive activities in Washington, D.C., principally on Heritage and Kingman Islands; Encourage public interest in and use of Kingman and Heritage Islands; and Focus public attention on the conservation of the Islands.”

Friends of Lincoln Park

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lincolnparkdc/

A Facebook group about events, cleanups and more at Lincoln Park.

Hill East

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewHillEast/

“We are a group for friends and neighbors who live and work in the Hill East neighborhood of Washington, DC!”

Kingman Park Community

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingmanparkdc/

“Kingman Park Washington DC, neighborhood news, events, real estate and more!”

Kingman Park Website

Website: http://www.kingmanpark.com/index.html

A website about the Kingman Park neighborhood.

Kingman Park/Rosedale Neighborhood Group

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehillishome/

“Neighbors who work, live and play in the Rosedale / Kingman Park area of DC. Roughly East Capitol to Benning Rd and 15th to Oklahoma.”

Stuff: Buying/Selling, Giving/Getting and Combating Waste

Buy Nothing/Lincoln Park Kingman Park Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/857497534456117/

“We offer members a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of micro-local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors. Buy Nothing Lincoln Park/Kingman Park, Washington D.C. is for neighbors who live south of H Street NE/Benning Rd NE, west of the Anacostia River, east of 2nd Street NE and north of Pennsylvania Avenue.”

DC Families Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/143722086210539/about/

A place to give away, trade, buy, or sell items that your kids (or your family) have outgrown – toys, books, clothing, household items. Help combat waste and overbuying by sharing with your neighbors!”

New Hill East Sales

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ForSaleNewHillEast/

“A group for neighbors in New Hill East to post items for sale.”