Standing Room Only at Ellington Field Meeting

January 21, 2020

It was standing room only in the Georgetown Library meeting room on Wednesday, Jan. 15, when close to 200 residents met with city officials from the Departments of Parks and Recreation, DC Public Schools and the Department of General Services …

Community Meeting on Ellington Field, Jan. 15

January 13, 2020

Last June, the office of the mayor announced that the administration of Ellington Field — the seldom-used playing field of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, located between 39th Street and River Road NW — would be transferred …

Town Meeting on Ellington Field, Jan. 13

December 23, 2019

The future management and use of Ellington Field at 38th and R Street NW will again be the subject of a public meeting on Monday, Jan. 13, time and place to be announced.  

With its two field houses and …

In Ellington Show, Students Respond to Art With Art

November 18, 2019

When she died in February of 2018, Peggy Cooper Cafritz, co-founder and dedicated supporter of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, left some of her collection of contemporary art to the dual-curriculum public high school. On Nov. 7, an …

Funding Announced for Ellington Field, Rebuilt Jelleff Center

October 15, 2019

Jack Evans, Georgetown’s Ward 2 Council member for more than 25 years — the longest-serving Council member in D.C. history — dropped two bombs full of money on the neighborhood at an Oct. 7 community meeting. Organized by the Burleith …

Weekend Round Up May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019

Saturday, May 4, is a day for dipping into chocolate, drinking margaritas, dancing ’round the maypole and donning your Star Wars best. This weekend’s performances include opera at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Bach oratorios at the National

Weekend Round Up December 13, 2018

December 13, 2018

It is a weekend of wreaths, with wreath-making workshops at Tudor Place and the Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery. Two of the holiday shows being presented are at D.C. high schools: a double bill of “Amahl and

Weekend Round Up November 8, 2018

November 8, 2018

Start your holiday gift-shopping this weekend at the Museum Shop Holiday Market and the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths show. Musical options include Duke Ellington School vocal ensembles, John Lloyd Young, Chris Botti, the City Choir and Trio Karénine. Sunday is

Back to School in Georgetown

August 20, 2018

Summer is over for many Georgetowners starting the week of Aug. 20. Why is that? Because Monday, Aug. 20, is the first day of school for D.C. public schools. The first day of pre-K is Thursday, Aug. 23, and the …

Non-D.C. Residents Must Pay Tuition

June 20, 2018

When the stunningly redesigned Duke Ellington School of the Arts at last reopened in August of 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser called it the “premier performing arts high school in the country.” Completed at a cost much greater than originally planned,