Shawesome turnout tonight at Spotlight on Shaw – amazing food and drink @shawmainstreets @shawdc



Ward 6 Budget Town Hall – May 7th 6:30pm

Councilmember Charles Allen is hosting a Ward 6 Town Hall on the proposed DC Budget.  The Town Hall is May 07, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the DCRA Conference Room (Waterfront Metro), 1100 4th St SW Room E-200.  The week after this meeting will be when the Council starts voting on possible changes to the Mayor’s proposed budget. Allen is also inviting all his At-Large colleagues to join as well.


May 07, 2015 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
DCRA Conference Room (Waterfront Metro)
1100 4th St SW
Room E-200
Washington, DC 20024
United States
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Such a choice lush lawn At 8th and Q St NW – maybe the finest in Shaw, or even all of DC – #shawdc



Spotlight on Shaw this Wednesday Night – Shaw Mainstreets 2015 Gala

There are some great Shaw businesses and entrepreneurs at the Shaw Mainstreets 2015 Gala this Wednesday night at the Howard Theater. Details and ticket info are below.

Please join us on April 29, 2015 at The Howard Theatre, as Shaw Main Streets hosts its annual gala!

This year’s theme is “Spotlight on Shaw,” and is a nod to the gala’s venue, the historic Howard Theatre, and to the audience our neighborhood has attracted as a destination for food, drink, and entertainment.

The host committee is comprised of star chefs and mixologists whose establishments are based in Shaw, and notably includes a handful of new-to-Shaw attention grabbers:

Sunyatta Amen/Calabsh Tea and Tonic

Derek Brown/The Columbia Room/Eat The Rich/Mockingbird Hill/Southern Efficiency

Gianluigi Dellaccio/Dolci Gelati

Dean Gold/Dino’s Grotto

Michael Haft & Harrison Suarez/Compass Coffee

Joel Hatton/1905

Jeremiah Langhorne/The Dabney

Cedric Maupillier/Convivial

Daniel O’Brien/Seasonal Pantry/Supper Club

Patrick Robinson/Table

Ron Tanaka/Thally

 Aschara Vigsittaboot/Beau Thai

Ferhat Yalcin/Fish Net

Eric Ziebold/Kinship

(Host Committee List as of 03/20/15)

The stage is set for a delicious evening of fun, food, drink, music and more!  Join us for an unforgettable night.

Tickets are $75.00 and can be purchased online at


Ward 6 Office Hours with Charles Allen – Friday 5/1 8-9:30am @compasscoffeeDC



Join Councilmember Allen and his Constituent Services staff for his monthly Community Office Hours in Shaw at Compass Coffee on Friday, May 1, at 8-9:30am.  Hope to see you there!

May 01, 2015 at 8am – 9:30am
Compass Coffee
1535 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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Jamaal Jordan · · 202-724-8072


DC Council: Restore Shaw Middle School Funding

Tomorrow we are calling on the DC Council Committee on the Budget to restore $54 million in funding to reopen and modernize Shaw Middle School.  Here is a copy of our letter to the DC Council.

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Hi Neighbors…and world!

This is the very first blog post of the Central Shaw Neighborhood Association.  We are dedicated to promoting a clean, safe, and beautiful MidCity neighborhood in the heart of DC.

Please be patient with us as we build out content and practice our posting skills!