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Reach out to Collaborate

We through inclusive community events, as well as support our businesses and neighbors in throwing theirs.

DC Squared Presents
Procrastinator's Holiday Market

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This year’s Procrastinator's Holiday Market (PHM) will be a one-day indoor/outdoor event on December 16. We will bring the community together for a day of last-minute holiday gift shopping, special festive menus, and entertainment for the whole family. There will be holiday-themed activities, such as FREE holiday train rides and a children's toy drive.

Our goal, with your support, is to bring a dose of Winter Wonderland to Northeast, while promoting support of local businesses during the holidays.

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DC Squared Presents
Art All Night 2023

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Art All Night is coming back to Rhode Island Ave (RIA) and Upper Bladensburg Road (UBR)!

 

DC Squared (DC²), is bringing another chance for the city to celebrate the performing, visual and culinary arts. Our event highlights the intersection of art and businesses throughout our commercial corridors, placing artists on the center stage.

Experience art, culture, community, and innovation while getting to know the local businesses that are here on our corridors everyday. Details coming soon!

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DC Squared Presents
Edgewood Market at Bryant St NE

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Come out to our premiere location, Edgewood Market @Bryant Street, every Saturday for our weekly Farmer's Market! 

Please come out and enjoy the festivities! Live Music and all the local shopping you need every Saturday! Our regular market vendors are bringing creativity to the forefront participating in these themed events, adding a special touch to create a unique experience for our visitors every week of September. Additionally, we have a few new event specific vendors to make each week extra special.

Just four more weeks of Edgewood Market, until we see you next year!
 

Weekly Vendors include:

  • Grassfed Griddle @grassfedgriddle

  • Crowder Owens Food Bank @flccdc

  • Lovebug Farms @lovebugfarmmd

  • Love & Juice @Love_and_Juice

  • Taegu Kimchi @taegu_kimchi

  • Little Hat Coffee @Littlehatcoffee

  • Massalley Design Flowers @massalleydesign

  • Jennifer Jiggetts Jewelry @jenniferjiggettsjewelry

  • Crawford Creatives skin care @crawfordcreatives

Follow @riamainstreet and @dcsquared.dc on Instagram for weekly updates and content from the market.

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GET SQUARED

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Get squared away with an empowering free Small Business Education Seminar Series “Get Squared”, on September 19th, 2023, from 9 AM to 5 PM! This event is designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners to boost knowledge and skills to elevate your day to day operations.

Each attending business will get several hours of free business consultation with the experts, sponsored by DC Squared. OPEN TO ALL! 🌟

SCHEDULE:

BUSINESS PLANNING 101 - 9 a.m.

SGM (R) Pablo Ortiz, Jr., MBA, DML; Visionary Management Association, LLC: Kickstart the day learning the art of crafting a successful business plan from an expert. This Founder of Aurora Market, will share invaluable insights to help you strategize for success.

FINANCIAL BASICS + SUCCESS - 12 p.m.

Anthony Dixon, Partner at Wood CPA & Associates: Gain financial wisdom from the expert, Anthony Dixon, and understand the financial aspects of your business.

…with LaShada Ham-Campbell, Owner of Petit Scholars: Get inspired by LaShada's journey as a successful business owner.

BUILD YOUR BRAND - 3 p.m.

Jendayi Miller, 12 Bees Creative: Finish the day with an engaging "Build Your Brand" presentation that will transform your business identity.

📅 Save the Date: September 19th, 2023

🕘 Time: 9 AM - 5 PM

📍 Location: The Bevy DC at Bryant St NE, 670 Rhode Island Ave NE, 20002

This event is a fantastic opportunity to network, learn, and grow your small business. Don't miss out on this chance to empower yourself and your business.

🎟️ Register Now to secure your spot and pave the way for a brighter future for your business! Visit the Eventbrite or contact us at info@dcsquared.org for more details.

Join us in shaping the future of small businesses in Washington DC! We can't wait to see you there! 👔🚀 #SupportSmallBusiness #SBTA #NEDC #EmpowerYourBusiness

DC Squared Presents
Northeast Summer Nights 

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Northeast Summer Nights festivities are back again on Rhode Island Avenue and Upper Bladensburg Road.  For the 2023 season, DC Squared is presenting outdoor dinner parties, featuring live music and movie screenings under the stars at multiple venues along our corridors.

 

Come meet your neighbors, enjoy local restaurants’ offerings and sway to live music on Wednesdays for five weeks starting July 12th, continuing to August 9th, from 7pm to 9pm. 

You are invited to pre-order food from our local businesses and simply show up at the location to enjoy music and/or a movie for the evening. Click the corresponding link below for more details! 

WEEK 1: OUTDOOR DINNER PARTY at Eden's Kitchen featuring Live Music
 

WEEK 2: OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENING at 22+RIA Lot - ENCANTO

WEEK 3: OUTDOOR DINNER PARTY at Eden's Kitchen featuring Live Music

WEEK 4: OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENING at 22+RIA Lot - JUNGLE CRUISE

WEEK 5: OUTDOOR DINNER PARTY & LIVE MUSIC at BRYANT STREET MARKET + AFTER PARTY at METRO BAR

DC Squared + Bryant Street NE
Presents

Edgewood Market and Cinco de Mayo continued...

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DC Squared + Bryant Street NE
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Edgewood Market and SpringFest

Overview

Come out to Bryant Street this Saturday for the launch of our weekly Farmer's Market! To kick off our event, we will have live performances, fun family activities and a Dog Adoption brought to you by District Dog and Humane Rescue Alliance. In an effort to create increased food access in our neighborhoods, DC Squared is working with community partners and neighbors to host a weekly market that provides farm-fresh groceries to all that stop by. Keep coming out to shop and help us grow. 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVATIONS

  • Humane Rescue Alliance will be onsite with 10+ dogs available for same day adoption and will have their cat mobile

  • District Dogs will have a tent and will offer pup cups and pup art stations and giveaways

  • Pet Caricature Station with Rajan

  • Forever Home Photobooth 

  • Live music from the Ro Duo 

  • Bryant Street Leasing Tent with bag giveaways 

  • Yappy Hour tokens to metrobar

Coming soon... Exhibition Chefs, educating the community on produce preparation and providing tasty samples.

Vendors

  • Grassfed Griddle @grassfedgriddle

  • Aurora Market @auroramarketdc

  • Taegu Kimchi @taegu_kimchi

  • Crowder Owens Food Bank @flccdc

  • Jennifer Jiggetts Jewelry @jenniferjiggettsjewelry

  • Crawford Creatives skin care @crawfordcreatives

  • F45

  • Big Bad Woof

  • Bozzuto Management @bozzuto (The Chase @Bryant Street and Coda @Bryant Street)

  • DC Squared and Rhode Island Avenue Main Street.

  • ...and more

Procrastinator's Holiday Market 2022

We hope you experienced the winter wonderland in northeast. Don't worry, if you missed it, come back December 2023!

ART ALL NIGHT 2022 | BLADENSBURG ROAD + RHODE ISLAND AVENUE

Experience Art as a
Catalyst For Community Building

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Overview:

Art All Night is coming to Rhode Island Ave (RIA) and Upper Bladensburg Road (UBR)! DC Squared (DC²), formerly Friends of Rhode Island Avenue is bringing another chance for the city to celebrate the performing, visual and culinary arts. Our event highlights the intersection of art and businesses throughout our commercial corridors, placing artists on the center stage.

Experience art, culture, community, and innovation while getting to know the local businesses that are here on our corridors everyday. Come back soon!

WELCOME LOCATIONS

Start at either end of Rhode Island Avenue and make your way through all of our activations, including three sites on Bladensburg Road. Neighborhood parking is available, but feel free to Uber, walk or bike. It’s about a two mile trek between checkpoints, but plenty to do at each end.

 

There are Three Main Checkpoints; the Main Stage at 22nd and Rhode Island Avenue, at the front entrance of Metrobar, and at DC Brau on Bladensburg Road.

See below for our Interactive Map and a list of activations for our 17 activations, surrounding the 3 Main Checkpoints throughout the corridors.

 

 

ACTIVATION LOCATIONS

UPPER BLADENSBURG ROAD MAIN STREET

3100 Block UBR (Upper Bladensburg Road)

  • Untapped DJ Dance Party, Peace. Tank Installation and Mural Crawl Checkpoint – DC Brau 

  • Free Hair Braiding – New Beginnings Hair Salon

  • Taste of Eritrea (Food and Live DJ)- Eden’s Kitchen

 

RHODE ISLAND AVENUE MAIN STREET

4th + RIA (Rhode Island Avenue)

  • Mural Crawl Checkpoint, Beer Can Projection and Karaoke Battle of the Brewers – Metrobar 

  • Paint and Sip – F45

  • Bloom Session – Olde City Garden

22nd + RIA (Rhode Island Avenue)

  • Main Stage featuring Future Band, UCB and more – The Main Stage (22nd +RIA)

  • Unbound: Experiential Light Activation – Across from the Main Stage

  • Kiddie Corner: Kid-friendly Art Activations with Live Local School Step show, a Face Painter and Henna Artist – Rita’s Italian Ice

  • Bandura Designer Yard Sale: The old Kaoos Gym location

  • Life of Luxury Photo Studio and Henna Tattoos – His & Hers

  • Rooftop Silent Disco – Provost

  • Jerk All Nite: A Jamerican Affair “Ready, Set, Rum” – Jerk at Nite pop-up at Jamerica

  • Fashion All Night (Design your own T-shirt) – The Museum

  • Axé All Night -Free classes at Capoeira Spot

  • Pumpkin Painting Contest and Cooking Demo w/ The Green Panther Chef – The Avenue Market (The old Good Food Market location)

  • Free Bike Health Checks and Vibes – Gearin’ Up

***Bonus Activation at Metrobar on Rhode Island Avenue on Saturday, September 24.***

Metrobar

12pm to 6pm: Pop of Culture Pop-up Shop
7pm to Close: DJ Oso Fresh
8pm to 11pm: Fire Dancers !!!

Art as a Catalyst For Community Building

. Our goal for Art All Night 2022 is to promote art, community, and culture.

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