Alleypalooza: Turning Alleys Into Birthday Party Venues

Mayor Muriel Bowser recently kicked off Alleypalooza 9.0, an effort to restore alleys across D.C., and I was reminded of an awesome birthday party we attended earlier this summer in NE.

This party had ALL the outdoor fun–water table, beach balls and a unicorn sprinkler! I complimented the birthday girl’s mom on the space, and she said that it would not have been possible had the alley not been the recipient of an Alleypalooza … Read the rest

Report from Watkins Spray Park

Happy Monday, neighbors! Yesterday morning, AJ and I went to Watkins spray park for the first time this summer. I got him all pumped up by showing him photos of how much fun he had last year. Then I took him to Lincoln Park to work up a sweat. “This is NOT spray park, Mommy,” he said, so after a little bit we headed over to Watkins, arriving just before 10 a.m., which is when … Read the rest

Two Hill Preschools Have Openings for Fall

Two Hill preschools–Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School and Northeast Stars Montessori–have openings for children this fall. See details:

Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School

“Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School (CHCNS) is a parent-run, independent cooperative. At CHCNS we view the child as one who is dynamic and curious and who approaches the world with a competent and individual set of learning strategies and abilities. We believe each child has the right to a nurturing, safe, and playful Read the rest

Enjoy a Summer Six-Pack at Makeshift

Makeshift’s summer schedule is up with lots of new classes. Buy the Summer Six Pack to drop in to any six classes, any day of the week, any session, all summer! Classes include music, Spanish, visual art and fiber arts for various age groups. Here are descriptions:

Red Fish, Blue Fish – an Art from Literature Class

  • Ages 3-6 years
  • Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., June 26-Aug. 2.

“From Geisel to Sendak and Bemelmans to Brown, we’ll Read the rest

Happy Birthday, Solid State Books!

Solid State Books (600 H St NE) is celebrating its first birthday this weekend. As part of the festivities, Solid State will host a special birthday-themed story time with children’s entertainer Bearsong at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 29. There will also be hourly giveaways all day, and a 20 percent off sale.

If you haven’t been to Solid State Books, this weekend would be a great time to check it out. It has … Read the rest

CHK Blog Update, June 28: Happy Three Months

Capitol Hill Kid turned 3 months old yesterday, June 27. CHK was born on March 27, when I published its first post, Welcome to Capitol Hill Kid! Before that, CHK was just a twinkle in my eye. At 3 months, CHK is settling into a schedule, enjoying the neighborhood and meeting lots of new friends.

Early on, I was doing weekly blog updates, mainly just to keep on track; now I’ve decided monthly will suffice. … Read the rest

Follow CHK on Facebook and Twitter for More Kid-Friendly Stuff

Hi! You may be here checking out Kid-Friendly Restaurants on the Hill. I have a lot more stuff planned that will be of good use to Capitol Hill families, so follow CHK on Facebook and Twitter to get updates.

Here are some more resources for Cap Hill moms and dads:

Thanks … Read the rest