Mark Your Calendars!  
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to Host Afternoon Tea 


The Dupont Circle Citizens Association is pleased to announce that the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia will host the Afternoon Tea for the 47th Annual Dupont Circle House Tour on Sunday, October 19!

Planning for this year's Tour is still underway.  If you have a suggestion for a home that you would like to see featured on the Tour (preferably within close proximity to the Embassy), please contact our House Tour Planning Committee by emailing us at info@dupont-circle.org.

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Treekeepers Update

New “Kindred Spirit” Oaks Thriving on 16th
 
Many thanks to Urban Forestry Director John Thomas for (among other things) planting the new “kindred spirit” oak trees. According to John, they enjoyed the cold winter and most are holding their own this summer.

These slender oaks are similar to the "upright" shaped oaks that used to line 16th Street, a few of which still survive, including at 16th and P in front of Foundry Methodist Church. 


This new cultivar is more resistant to the powdery mildew that plagues our usually humid summers. We can expect to enjoy the trees for a long time if we water them.

Thanks to Carnegie and
Foundry for their tree care.

Regulatory Update

Liquor Board Limits Nightclub Noise


Major Victory for Residents Living Adjacent to Noisy Neighbors

 

In a welcome victory for District of Columbia residents living near nightclubs, the District’s Alcohol Beverage Control Board issued a decision earlier this week that signals a change in the Board's position on outdoor music.  The case concerned the license renewal for Ozio Martini and Cigar Lounge, 1813 M St. NW, located in the area south of Dupont Circle along Connecticut Avenue known as “Club Central."

 

The decision found that high levels of noise coming from Ozio's open rooftop dance club was "unreasonable."  The Board therefore banned Ozio from having live bands on its roof and ordered Ozio to take additional steps to control its noise levels: it must close its roof when a DJ or other entertainment is performing and reduce the volume of its amplified music so that it cannot be heard in any residence. 

 

Click here to read more.

 

Volunteers Needed to Maintain Neighborhood Parks

Supporting Our Community



DCCA Community Grant Applications
 
DCCA makes grants from funds raised by the annual House Tour for the activities and projects of local organizations that further DCCA’s mission. Examples of recent DCCA grants include those to neighborhood organizations that serve individuals who are homeless or have mental illness, such as Charlie’s Place and Green Door, grants for programs and events to Dupont Circle Village and Dupont Festival, and a grant to the Ross Elementary School PTA for playground equipment.
 
DCCA’s Community Grants Policy and Grant Application Form are now available on the DCCA website. Applications for grants to support an organization’s ongoing activities are due by December 1st for consideration for funding at the Board of Director’s meeting in January.  Organizations may also submit grant applications for one-time events or needs throughout the year. The Board will act on such applications on a rolling basis, with decisions typically provided within two months.

Upcoming events

12 Sep 2014 8:00 PM • Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church - 1830 Connecticut Avenue, NW
13 Sep 2014 • 17th Street between P and R Streets
19 Oct 2014 12:00 PM • Various Sites

Community Programs

Right Tree Right Place Program - Request Your Tree!


Casey Trees is offering 250 trees on a first come first serve basis to District of Columbia homeowners through its "Right Tree Right Place" tree planting program.


You can request up to two trees and schedule a consultation visit with Casey Trees to ensure that the optimal trees and planting sites are chosen for your property. Casey Trees then will plant your selected trees during the spring or fall planting seasons. There is a $50 co-pay per tree payable to Casey Trees ($250 value per tree for consultation and planting), which is required prior to planting.


For more program details, please read the Right Tree, Right Place Program fact sheet. This pilot is open to District residents only.


Click here to request your tree.





DCCA membership is open to residents, businesses and supporters of the Dupont Circle neighborhood

according to the Association's Bylaws. Benefits include discounts from Preferred Merchants, community

service events and social get-togethers!

 

Returning members, please click here to log into your profile with your email address and password.


New members (or if you have not created a membership profile), please click here to join.


To join or renew by mail, please download our 2014 Membership Application Form and mail it to:

DCCA, 9 Dupont Circle, NW 20036.

Founded in 1922 in a townhouse at 1767 P Street, to promote and protect the interests of the residents, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) is the premier civic and residential organization in the Dupont Circle area.

DCCA brings neighbors, including residents, businesses and non-profit organizations, together to improve the quality of life in an active and diverse urban neighborhood. It holds membership meetings 9 times each year, which are open to the public, runs the Dupont Circle House Tour, resolves neighborhood issues through its committees, donates to local causes, and incubates innovative projects.


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