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Celebrate 77 Years of Dumbarton Oaks Park April 14th

April 2, 2018

Celebrate 77 years of Dumbarton Oaks Park Saturday, April 14th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.


The Park opened on April 12, 1941 with over 1,000 visitors its first day.


Each year, the public, partners and volunteers gather together to celebrate the importance of landscape in the city and the legacy of Dumbarton Oaks Park

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)


PARK STEWARDSHIP VOLUNTEER HOURS: 9 am-11:30 am Contribute to The Potomac Watershed Cleanup day and bag debris near the stream banks. All ages welcome. Tools, snacks & training provided. Please RSVP with Oakstaff@dopark.org.


REIMAGINING AN URBAN WOODLAND GARDEN: 9:00am-12:00 pm Join Claudia West and landscape architect Liza Gilbert for a hands-on tour of Dumbarton Oaks Park. The collaborative dialogue will reveal the creative process of revitalizing this Urban Woodland Garden designed by Beatrix Farrand while engaging participants in field-based master planning. Learn More.


PARTNERSHIP EXHIBIT & ACTIVITY FAIR: 11:00 pm-2:00 pm enjoy Secret Garden Strolling tours, park partner interactive exhibits, children's activities, art in the park, music and more. With thanks to community partners, gracious volunteers, donors, and Rock Creek Park. 


ENTER AT THE TOP OF LOVERS' LANE, approximately 3060 R Street in Georgetown.

For more information, please visit Dumbarton Oaks Park.

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Kaliwa Opens at The Wharf

March 28, 2018

Kaliwa. It means left-handed in Filipino. Apt name for the Irish-born chef who shares left-handedness with his mom and several chefs who have worked with Cathal Armstrong, where he began serving an Asian tasting menu at Restaurant Eve in 2013 following a trip he took to Thailand.

Cathal Armstrong greets guests (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Cathal Armstrong greets guests

A long-standing interest in Asian food and culture inspired Armstrong to open Kaliwa at The Wharf.


The menu is Filipino, Korean and Thai. With 4,300 square feet, the restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor riverfront dining. The setting, with a sidewalk kiosk serving street-food­-style snacks allows guests to choose between cozy indoor dining or the ambiance of an Asian street market.

Serving pork belly appetizers (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Serving pork belly appetizers

An immersive Asian experience awaits guests, the goal of Armstrong, along with chef de cuisine Paolo Dungca and Armstrong’s Filipino wife Meshelle. With an eclectic menu, blazing woks, karaoke nights coming in late April, and jasmine plants strategically placed inside, all the senses are dazzled.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

First taste Tuesday evening included Korean wine and a selection of tasty appetizers.

Kob-Khun (Thank you in Thai).

Kaliwa at The Wharf (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Kaliwa at The Wharf

Kaliwa officially opens today, March 28. 

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For Sale: Washington Harbour

March 15, 2018

Washington Harbour, Georgetown’s more than 550,000-square-foot, mixed-use property on the Potomac River, is on the market again, reports Washington Business Journal


Designed by Arthur Cotton Moore, the complex at 3000 and 3050 K Street NW consists of two curved towers and three other buildings attached to them, all of which are in the Postmodern architectural style. The complex contains luxury condominia, offices, retail space, restaurants, and underground parking.


The complex was sold to local real estate magnate Conrad Cafritz in 1988 in a controversial purchase-like lease agreement. Cafritz subsequently sold the property, which has had six different owners between 1990 and 2013. It sold again in 2013 for $370 million.


Current tenants include Fiola Mare, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Tony and Joe's and Sequoia restaurants. A popular attraction is the 12,000-square-foot ice rink, the largest in the DC area, and a fountain.




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