A New Option for Conservative Care in Northeast DC

Neighbors in the Rosedale neighborhood have come together to start and expand Therapeutic Sessions, an integrative therapy clinic on Bladensburg Rd NE on the edge of H St corridor. Therapeutic Sessions is lead by chief executive operator and lead physical therapist Emika Embrack and now welcomes Dr. Miya Bazley, chiropractor to the team. Their sessions may be the solution to solving whatever pain or discomfort you're feeling with work, yoga, golfing or getting out of bed in the morning. Call (202) 680-4864 to make an appointment. 


The old Gibbs school in Rosedale will become a charter school

From The Press Release:

"Monument Academy PCS, which will operate as a weekday boarding school, seeks to serve 160 students in grades 5-8 who are currently in the foster care system or who have touched the system. It is the first program of its kind in the District geared towards this population of students, which typically has poor outcomes in traditional school environments. Monument Academy staff will be specifically trained to provide students with intensive social supports, alongside a strong academic program. Community College Preparatory Academy adds an adult education component to the site and will operate two sessions per day serving approximately 50 adults seeking to complete their high school equivalency examination and to equip themselves with the skills necessary to move into the workforce and post-secondary opportunities."

You can find the full press release here. 


Chess, Play Dough and Halloween Fun at the Rosedale Library

Morning Glory Story Time:  EVERY Monday and Wednesday @ 10 a.m. -- Children ages birth to 5 years old (with their caretakers) can enjoy a story time that includes songs, stories, action rhymes, and fun!  (No program on Columbus Day, October 13).

Youth Chess Club: EVERY Monday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. — Children get to learn how to play this challenging game of strategy from an experienced instructor and participate in friendly games against each other. (No program on Columbus Day, October 13).

Play Dough Day Returns: Saturday, October 11 @ 3:30 p.m. — Children ages 4-8 will LOVE making play dough to squish, knead and create new things. We use a simple non-toxic recipe that requires no cooking. As in our previous program, other resources, household items and Ms. Tea's suggestions will be available to prompt creative thinking.

Sing-Along Movie Nights: Tuesday, October 14 and October 21 @ 4:30 p.m. — We already know Kids Love Karaoke. Now it's time to take the performances to the next level.  Kids, Teen and Tweens are all welcome. You can wear your favorite movie character costume: Spiderman, Superman, your favorite Disney Princess.  Microphones will be available for participants to sing-along with the films! Call Rosedale Library at 202-727-5012 for details about the films.

Halloween Crafts: Saturday, October 18 @ 10:30 a.m. — Children will be able to make their own Halloween-themed picture frames!  Supplies are limited, so this special craft day is first come, first serve. For children ages 6-12. 

Family Halloween Film: Saturday, October 18 @ 1:30 p.m. — The entire family can enjoy a special showing of Hocus Pocus, a charming, fun movie about two teenagers, a little girl, and a boy turned into a cat who must save their town from witches. Rated PG.

Pumpkin Carving: Tuesday, October 28 thru Friday, October 31 — Tweens and teens will get to design and carve pumpkins for Halloween!  More details and schedules to follow soon.

Reel Reading Book Club: Tuesday, October 28 @ 5 p.m. — Join Rosedale's Reel Reading Book Club! Kids read a book and then on the last Tuesday of each month they watch the movie that the book inspired, or the movie that inspired the book. Kids can enjoy a brief group discussion as well! October's book selection is Roald Dahl’s BFG, which inspired a movie of the same name!

Mask Masking:  Friday, October 31 @ 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Children and tweens can make and take home a mask of their own for trick or treating! Varieties include robots, scarecrows, Frankenstein, black cats, and several types of princesses.

For more information about books, research or programs, call the Library staff at 202=727-5012 or email them at rosedalelibrary@dc.gov.  Or visit the DCPL website at dclibrary.org/rosedale.

Posted by:  Friends of the Rosedale Library/Rosedale Citizens Alliance


Update in Death/Fire Investigation: 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE

Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 727-4383

June 16, 2014

Update in Death/Fire Investigation: 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE

(Washington, DC) – The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced today the fire that occurred in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE was intentionally set by the decedent and the manner of death has been ruled a suicide.

On Wednesday June 4, 2014, at approximately 3:54 pm, personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) received a report of an explosion and fire at an apartment building located in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, Northeast.  Upon arrival, firefighters found an apartment building ablaze. During firefighting activities, firefighters observed a deceased person in one of the units.

The case was investigated by members of the Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The investigation has determined that the fire was intentionally set by the decedent identified as
46 year-old Christopher Christofi of Northeast, Washington, DC. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled that the decedent’s death was a suicide.

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Rosedale Community Meeting this Tuesday

Hello Rosdale Community! Please join Commissioners Sondra Phillips-Gilbert(6A07),and Calvin Ward(6A08) on April 29th, at the Rosedale Community Center, at 7PM

We invite you to come out discuss community concerns you may have with various governmental agencies we have invited( MPD 5 District, DDOT, EMO Clean Street and Unified Communications. Please share this information and we hope to see many of you! It takes a community to make a great community for all!
Your community representative and neighbor,                                      

Sondra Phillips-Gilbert,                                                                                                 
Commissioner 6A07                                                        


Rosedale Library Children Programs for February!

The Rosedale Library has lots of children's programming this month:  including those in honor of Black History Month and in celebration of Valentine's Day and President's Day.  There are programs honoring author Mo Williams, Family Story Times, the February edition of the "Reel Reading Children's Book Club" and more.  

One extra special event is this Monday, at 10:30 a.m., when the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will bring their orchestral instruments for children and their parents to see and touch.  This hands-on fun with the instruments that NSO members play during their concerts is a project of the Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra. 

Other programs this month include:

Monday, February 10 at 4pm --- More Mo Please!
A special occasion for our young Mo Willems fans!  We’ll celebrate Mo Willems’ birthday by reading the books and doing activities featuring Elephant and Piggie, Pigeon, Cat the Cat and all that!

Tuesday, February 11 at 4:30 p.m. --- Valentine’s Movies and Crafts
Children can watch the short films "One Zillion Valentines" and "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown"  and then make Valentine’s Day card crafts for friends and family.

Tuesday, February 19th at 4:30 p.m. --- The Presidents’ Games — Fun and Games Night!
Presidential- and Washington DC-themed group games, board games and challenges.
Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m. --- Family Story Time
Stories, songs and poems for families with children ages 7 and under.  The Saturday Family Story Times are held every 4th Saturday of every month.

Sunday, February 23 at 2pm --- A Mo Willems Sunday
In a weekend celebration of Mo Willems' birthday, children can enjoy a special Mo Willems story time and four short films about his books,  including "Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale"!

Tuesday, February 25 at 4:30 p.m. -- Reel Reading Book Club
Every child can become a book and movie critic by joining Rosedale's "Reel Reading Book Club" Each month Club members read a book at the start of the month, then turn into mini movie critics on the last Tuesday of that month by viewing and reviewing a movie based on or inspired by the book.  February's book/movie combo is "How to Train Your Dragon" by Cresidda Cowell.  Ask at the Front Desk for how to join the Club.

Weekly Story Times - Book readings, finger puppets, rhymes and more every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m.

For more information, call the library at 202-727-5012 or online at dclibrary.org/Rosedale


National Sypmohy Orchestra-THe Last Stand Quartet

NSO in Your Neighborhood

NSO in your neighborhood will be at Rosedale Public Library at 6:30pm  tomorrow, January 9th! This a free event and all are welcome. Hope to see you there. 


Open Houses in Rosedale-Kingman Park

A dozen houses/condos for sale in the Rosedale and Kingman Park neighborhoods and a few open houses this weekend. Enjoy!
1646 Kramer St  Saturday 1-3pm 

722 19th St NE- Saturday 1-3:30pm

1618 F NE- Sunday 1-4pm


Reminder: Walking Tour of the Rosedale Neighborhood

This a reminder that the  historic tour of the Rosedale neighborhood is tomorrow, Saturday, October 26th.    
 The tour starts at 10 a.m. at the Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE) and will run for about 1 to 1-1/2 hours.  

Rosedale is roughly bounded by 15th and 19th Streets, between Benning Road and C Street NE.  The tour will focus on the oldest parts of the neighborhood, including Gales, Kramer and Rosedale Streets.  The buildings in the neighborhood represent a wide range of architectural styles, such as 19th Century wood-frame victorian duplexes, and the brick townhouses of the 1920s and will highlight buildings designed/constructed by notable Washington builders and architects..  The tour will include examples of various bricks/bricklaying techniques; roof and porch types; and inlaid and 'pressed' design elements on facades, as well as a history of the Rosedale neighborhood....many people don't know that it joined DC long after the original city was laid out!