SWS to Swing to Spingarn Space in NE

SWS at Goding is located at 920 F St NE. Students will be transported to a modular complex 1.4 miles away during modernization in the 2020-2021 school year.

School lottery players have been waiting for this news before they finalize their lists: DCPS announced to the School Within School at Goding (SWS) community on Thursday that it would build a modular classroom complex between the Springarn facility and Phelps Ace High School at 704 26th … Read the rest

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

Fire House Tour on Tuesday for Little Ones

Take a tour of the DC Fire House Engine 18 at 414 8th St SE with Edlavitch DCJCC.

Have a little one who is obsessed with fire trucks? Join Edlavitch DCJCC for a tour of DC Fire House Engine 18 on Barracks Row on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. This event is for families with children ages 0 to 3 years who are being raised with Judaism in the home.

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The Lane, Huge Family Club in Ivy City, to Open Saturday

The Lane in Ivy City will open on Saturday, Feb. 15. It will hold a grand opening party on Feb. 23.

A giant spiral slide, 10-foot climbing wall, a pit of 20,000 balls–and a bar and cafe for the big people. Get ready: The Lane has announced it will open the doors to its 7,880-square-foot family social club on Saturday, Feb. 15.

(Note: The weekend roundup posted earlier incorrectly said the Lane would open Feb. … 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
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Wknd Rndp, Feb. 14-16: Kids’ Events to Celebrate V-Day, Presidents Day, Black History and More

Presidential Family Fun Day at the National Portrait Gallery.

This weekend there are kids’ events to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day, Black History and more. Your quest for family fun could take you to unexpected places like the Black Cat and the Willard InterContinental. Also: The Lane Social Club in Ivy City opens Saturday!


The Lane, a family club and play space, is opening on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1408 Okie St NE. … 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

Mr. Skip Headlines Sock Hop at River Park Nursery School, Feb. 29

Mr. Skip will perform at the River Park Nursery School’s Sock Hop and Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 29.

River Park Nursery School is holding its annual Sock Hop and Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 29, 4-7 p.m. in the parish hall at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE. This fun-for-families event features dinner, drinks, a deluxe silent auction and kids’ entertainer Mr. Skip. Proceeds benefit the school. Buy tickets Read the rest