Many communities are home to “food deserts,” or areas where grocery stores are inaccessible due to distance or cost. Food deserts can form because of deficits in public transit, high food prices, residents not owning vehicles or having limited mobility for various reasons, or other factors. Some areas, including Washington D.C., are lucky to have mobile food markets, which aim to alleviate this difficulty. Retired city and school buses have been turned into food and farmers’ markets in order to distribute fresh food to undeserved neighborhoods in many areas, including D.C., St. Louis and Toronto. … RETIRED BUSES REBORN AS MOBILE FOOD MARKETS
Spring has sprung! (sorta) We’re still in that aggravating part of the year where the weather is having major mood swings and you have to check your phone in the morning to be certain whether you need a parka or shorts. After all, sunshine doesn’t always equal warmth. However, real Spring is so close, I can feel it. The flowers are budding with abandon, we’ll soon be sneezing a gross amount, and sunshine will be accompanied by warmth creeping over our bare shoulders and legs. Alas! … I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL DREAM OF ICE CREAM
We have some wickedly momentous news: Our awesome little city just got its very first Southern comfort drive-thru kitchenette — and it just recently opened.
That’s right — just when you thought DC living couldn’t quite possibly get any sweeter– it totally did. … HEY YOU — STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND SEE THIS…
Get your taste on to help end child hunger.
Where: Nationals Park
Address: 1500 S. Capitol St. SE., Washington, DC
So, every once in a while an organization comes along who genuinely cares. This organization actually rolls up their sleeves and really tries to make a difference in this world — and Share Our Strength definitely seems to be setting the bar quite high for the rest of us. … APRIL EVENT SPOTLIGHT: DC TASTE OF THE NATION
Think Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors is the only hot ticket on the DC art scene right now — think again. Here is your list of the top 5 DC art exhibits you should have already seen — and some are wrapping it up this month.
Kung Fu Wild Style
Where: The Sackler
When: Ends April 30, 2017
This is that art exhibit that you bring your friends who aren’t all that into art to. This is the gateway drug to the art world. That’s right — schmooze ’em up with a little line like “Oh my goshhhhhh you love hip hop and graffiti? SO DO I!!!!” — and BAM! They’ll never know what hit ’em. Art fiends for life…
Just when you thought I couldn’t talk about the Yayoi Kusama exhibit anymore — some jerk went and did the absolute most mega adorable gesture on the planet and — surprise! We’re back!
As if the bar hasn’t been set high enough for all my poor menfolk out there — some dude went and just completely crushed any hope you had for normalcy and the mundane in your private love lives. … ATTENTION ALL MEN: YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. LESSONS FROM AN ART EXHIBIT
DC, we finally get to see what is on the horizon for the vacant parcel of land at 1005 First Street NE, or better known as “Storey Park”. Almost five years ago, the old Greyhound Bus Terminal with its 70s era charm in was demolished and relocated to a newer location just a few blocks away from Union Station. This relocation left a huge hole in the heart of one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods; though, in a city that is constantly changing, not much time had to pass before the city’s patrons would find a way to utilize this space. … NOMA’S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES A MASSIVE HOTEL, RESIDENTIAL AND RETAIL SPACE, ART PARKS & MORE!