Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Mount Pleasant DC music walking tour tomorrow, Sunday October 23rd, 1:30 pm

From email, just rec'd it, apologies for the late posting:

Meet up with local historians Mara Cherkasky and Natalie Avery to learn about the musical history of Mt. Pleasant. The walking tour will begin at 14th and Irving St. NW (in front of the CVS) and end at the library.

-- Facebook page for the event
-- Learn about more DC Public Library Know Your Neighborhood programs happening this Fall.
-- Learn about more DC Punk Archive programs and events

Natalie Avery is a local activist who has always impressed me. She's been involved in many Mount Pleasant neighborhood organizing activities for a couple decades.

... at one Mount Pleasant neighborhood outdoor music event I attended a number of years ago, Ian MacKaye was the sound technician. How cool is that?

He did a presentation a few years ago that I unfortunately missed, on the importance of community social halls as a necessary element in supporting the development of the punk music genre in DC

Also see this past blog entry which discusses live music as an element of cultural planning.

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