Archive for the ‘Georgetown’ Category

DC Cat Café Opens June 20th

June 11, 2015

DC Cat Café Opens June 20th

Crumbs & Whiskers, DC’s first cat café, is opening at 3211 O Street NW in Georgetown on June 20th. Kickstarter backers can schedule now, Gentlemeow’s Club members can sign up on June 15th, and the rest of us must wait until June 18th.

So reservations are required; sounds pretty exclusive. Will there be valet parking?


DC’s Pinball Museum Moves to Baltimore

September 3, 2011

DC's Pinball Museum Moves to Baltimore

The National Pinball Museum is being bounced from its Georgetown Park location, but it’s flipping up to Baltimore. Look for an official announcement soon and a Charm City museum opening in November.

 What it means for you: Free Game! More accurately, free museum admission today through Monday.

National Pinball Museum
The Shops at Georgetown Park
3222 M St NW
(corner of M St NW and Wisconsin Ave NW)
Washington D.C.

Saturday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday & Monday (Labor Day) 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM


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Full-Court Press — Obama Seeks DC Hoops Spot

December 8, 2008

Full Court Press -- Obama Seeks DC Hoops Spot

President-elect Obama takes his basketball very seriously. Just stand on a step-stool and ask any of his appointees (they play, too).  Richard Sisk of the NY Daily News says Mr. Obama is looking for a new place to bounce the round ball in DC.

When the weather warms back up, he really needs to play at Rose Park, 26th & O Streets, NW in Georgetown. Built  on Winship’s Lot in 1918 by the Ancient Order of the Sons and Daughters of Moses for African American children, Patterson’s or Jacob’s Park  was bought by the city for “colored” recreation.

While the twenties saw the rigid segregation of DC, there were few parks in Georgetown and the place was used by neighbors of all races. When the Rec  Deparment  put a “For Coloreds Only” sign on the park gate, it was removed after public outcry and protest, and the park remained integrated.