Georgetown Is Open: CAG Debut, Volta Park Market and More


Along with the rest of Washington, D.C., Georgetown is opening as a new season begins and the pandemic appears to be under control in the nation’s capital.

To underscore the town’s “new year,” so to speak, the Citizens Association of Georgetown officially opened its new headquarters at 1058 30th St. NW, next to the C&O Canal, on Sept. 9. Thanks to a million-dollar legacy gift from the late Beverly Sullivan and A. Michael Sullivan, Jr., CAG owns the townhouse with its classic Georgetown facade and sleek, contemporary design interior. 

CAG President Tara Sakraida Parker welcomed members to the new HQ on a beautiful summer evening, as they toasted the Sullivans for their generosity. At hand were cousin Jean Sullivan and Jamie Peva, who lived with Michael Sullivan for 30 years — along with CAG Vice President Susan Dabbar, treasurer Jerry Libin and  secretary Amy Kuhnert. 

Join the Citizens Association this Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m., Sept. 19, at Rose Park for a Welcome Back, Georgetown, Community Picnic. As CAG says: “Bring your own picnic or purchase your meal from food trucks by Schmaltz Bros, Giacomo’s Brick Oven Pizza, and more. Enjoy lawn games, arts and crafts, balloon art, and other family-friendly activities. Come out for free give-a-ways, story-time with the Metropolitan Police Department, and view the officer’s vehicle. Everyone is welcome.’

Another indicator of Georgetown’s fresh start was the Sept. 10 debut of the Volta Park Farmers Market — Italian pasta, French and Turkish pastries, pierogies and frozen lime drinks —  which will run through December. 

The Friends of Volta Park will hold its Fall Festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 2 — live music, food, carnival games, face painting, a bounce house and more — at the park.

At Rose Park on Wednesday, along with the fresh fruits and veggies, seafood and pastries, there will be a stand to administer vaccinations for Covid-19 as well as the seasonal flu at the farmers market at 26th & O Streets NW.

Meanwhile, over the weekend, we all remembered the days and the fallen of Sept. 11, 2001, in our own way. A quick salute goes to Krista Johnson of Ella-Rue who hung flags over P Street outside her boutique so that we never forget.

Citizens Association of Georgetown President Tara Sakraida Parker welcomes guests to its new headquarters on 30th Street. Georgetowner photo.

At the Volta Park Farmers Market debut, members of the Friends of Volta Park: Saraya Arnold, Nina Ritch and Carrie Hoffman. Photo by Robert Devaney.

Hannah Isles and Madeline Cohen at the stand for Dress It Up Dressing, founded by Sophia Maroon. Photo by Robert Devaney.

Excellent pierogies by Ewa Fraszczyk of Chef Ewa. Photo by Robert Devaney.

Flags hung over P Street by Ella-Rue lest we forget. Photo by Robert Devaney.

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