The Main Street organizations of Van Ness, Cleveland Park and Tenleytown are gearing up for what promises to be a great Art All Night on September 29th and 30th.
We’ve written here about what to expect at the Van Ness Art All Night event on Saturday, September 29th, including appearances by WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi and the host of Hot Jazz Saturday Night.
The theme of Cleveland Park Main Street’s first Art All Night, on Saturday, September 30th, is “Small Village/Big Heart.” At four zones, you’ll find live music, stand-up comedy, a makers market, live painting and chalk art demonstrations, and more. If you’re handy with knitting needles, you’re invited to work on a community “yarn bombing” art project.
Also on the 30th: Tenleytown Main Street’s Art All Night. It has always been big. This year, it somehow seems even bigger, with 20 live bands and four arts and makers markets. Also, five Tenleytown restaurants (Guapo’s, Le Chat Noir, Masala Art, Matisse, and Seoul Spice) are participating in the new DC-wide Dine All Night, with specials on offer now through October 1st.
Chevy Chase Main Street isn’t participating in Art All Night, but it is a co-organizer of Chevy Chase DC Day (this Saturday, September 23rd from 1 to 4 p.m.), with music, dance, free yoga classes, kids’ activities and more.
CCMS is also co-hosting its own version of the hit Antiques Roadshow with Long & Foster Real Estate on Saturday, October 7th from 1 to 5 p.m. They’re calling it “Treasures in the Attic,” and they’re inviting us to bring our treasures to the Long & Foster parking lot (20 Chevy Chase Circle NW) to be evaluated by expert appraisers. Or, bring nothing but yourselves and enjoy the show. The event is a fundraiser for CCMS efforts to support Chevy Chase businesses, and cost $10 if you’re there to soak it all in, and $15 if you bring an item to be appraised.
All attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, and those with treasures in tow will be asked to choose a 1 to 3 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m. time slot.
Later in October, Van Ness Main Street and its Friends of Forest Hills Playground program will host the playground’s annual Halloween Spooktacular with sponsor Erich Cabe Team. That’s on Sunday, October 29th from 10 a.m. until noon. Then, from noon to 3 p.m. participating businesses will welcome trick-or-treaters.
Forest Hills Connection is also a program of Van Ness Main Street.