It's Steaming

Georgetown's Got a Spring GLOW

March 7, 2021

Local and national artists will show five commissioned artworks during Spring GLOW in Georgetown, Friday, April 9 – Sunday, June 27, 2021. Presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), the free public art experience will be viewable by day, and brighter by night.

 

DC artists represented in Spring GLOW 2021 include: Stephanie MercedesChris Combs and David Greenfieldboyce; and Nara ParkEdwin Baruch (New York City) and Curated Creative (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) will also be featured.

Madness Method, Chris Combs and David Greenfieldboyce, Washington, DC Location: Lock 4, (Near 1056 Thomas Jefferson St NW) (Photo by: GeorgetownGLOWDC.com) Madness Method, Chris Combs and David Greenfieldboyce, Washington, DC Location: Lock 4, (Near 1056 Thomas Jefferson St NW)

Each artwork location will allow for social distancing, and masks will be required. In addition to the installations, Spring GLOW programming will include in-person and virtual options – from walking tours to artist talks. Programming dates will be announced in the coming weeks at GeorgetownGLOWDC.com and throughout the three-month exhibition.  

 

“We’re thrilled to bring a new season of light to Georgetown with a safer and more comfortable GLOW experience this Spring – and one that shines a spotlight on several local artists,” said Nancy Miyahira, Vice President and Marketing Director for the Georgetown BID. “The last year has taught us to rediscover and appreciate the people, places and experiences in our own backyard. GLOW celebrates each of those.”

 

Following Spring GLOW, Summer GLOW will feature three artworks that will transform Georgetown’s public alleys, July 2 – September 26.

 


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Feb.19 Deadline to Nominate Georgetown Businesses for Grant

February 18, 2021

In Phase 2 of the Georgetown BID’s Employee Emergency Relief Grant program, employees in the Georgetown BID commercial district who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus crisis may be eligible to receive a one-time grant of up to $300 to help with immediate and emergency needs, such as housing, transportation, and food.

 

In this phase of the program, business owners and/or managers are required to nominate their employees for support.

 

Grant Eligibility

  • Business owners are not eligible for this grant.
  • Grant recipients must have been employed by a Georgetown BID Member business some time between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  • The business must currently be operating in some capacity.
  • Grant recipients must have been working on an hourly basis (not receiving a salary) and have been laid off or had their hours reduced due to COVID-19.

How to Apply

In this phase of the program, business owners and/or managers are required to nominate their employees for support. They expect to be able to award grants to two employees per business. Each business may nominate up to five eligible employees. If at all possible, they will award more grants, but are asking nominators to rank their submissions based on the assumption that only the top two will receive the grant.

 

Click here to nominate an employee(s). Nominations are due by 5 pm EST on Friday, February 19.

 

If you are an employee who would like to be considered for this grant, please speak with your manager or the business owner, who will be responsible for nominating you and filling out this application.

Si usted es un empleado que quisiera ser considerado para esta subvención, hable con su gerente o el dueño de la empresa, quien será responsable de nominarlo y completar esta solicitud.

 

Maximum Award

They are aiming to assist those most in need with one-time checks for $300. This amount is subject to change based on total number of applicants.

 

Award Notification

Georgetown BID staff and board committee will review applications and confirm eligibility. They expect the checks to be available around late February or early March, 2021.In Phase 2 of the Georgetown BID’s Employee Emergency Relief Grant program, employees in the Georgetown BID commercial district who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus crisis may be eligible to receive a one-time grant of up to $300 to help with immediate and emergency needs, such as housing, transportation, and food.

 

In this phase of the program, business owners and/or managers are required to nominate their employees for support.

 

Grant Eligibility

  • Business owners are not eligible for this grant.
  • Grant recipients must have been employed by a Georgetown BID Member business some time between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  • The business must currently be operating in some capacity.
  • Grant recipients must have been working on an hourly basis (not receiving a salary) and have been laid off or had their hours reduced due to COVID-19.

 

How to Apply

In this phase of the program, business owners and/or managers are required to nominate their employees for support. They expect to be able to award grants to two employees per business. Each business may nominate up to five eligible employees. If at all possible, they will award more grants, but are asking nominators to rank their submissions based on the assumption that only the top two will receive the grant.

 

Click here to nominate an employee(s). Nominations are due by 5 pm EST on Friday, February 19.

 

If you are an employee who would like to be considered for this grant, please speak with your manager or the business owner, who will be responsible for nominating you and filling out this application.

Si usted es un empleado que quisiera ser considerado para esta subvención, hable con su gerente o el dueño de la empresa, quien será responsable de nominarlo y completar esta solicitud.

 

Maximum Award

They are aiming to assist those most in need with one-time checks for $300. This amount is subject to change based on total number of applicants.

 

Award Notification

Georgetown BID staff and board committee will review applications and confirm eligibility. They expect the checks to be available around late February or early March, 2021.


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CAG Celebrates Black History Month Feb. 16

February 11, 2021

To celebrate Black History Month, please join Citizens Association of Georgetown’s  (CAG) February Meeting February 16, 2021 starting at 6:30 pm via Zoom.

 

Enjoy a conversation with author, Chris Myers Asch, moderated by Neville Waters III, as they discuss his prize-winning book, Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital.

 

Chris Myers Asch teaches history at Colby College part-time and runs the Capital Area New Mainers Project. He is the author of The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer and the co-author of Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital. 

 

A sixth-generation Washingtonian, moderator Mr. Neville Waters III has resided in Georgetown for over 60 years. Currently, he is the President of the foundation that supports the Mount Zion Female Union Band Society Cemetery where he works to restore, maintain, and extend the legacy of the cemetery and the contributions of black people in Georgetown.

 

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