May 15, 2013 | in: community cool
A Parent in Silver Spring served as an official blog ambassador for Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. I was compensated to assist in raising awareness of the importance of preserving Washington, DC’s historic sites
Partners in Preservation (PiP), American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s announced the recipients of the $1M in preservation grants. Thank you so much to all of you who voted, Tweeted, Instagramed and attended the local events to raise public awareness and support local historic places!
Washington National Cathedral won the popular vote with 1,386,990 points. The Cathedral will receive the entire $100K requested, which will go towards inspecting and repairing nave vaulting damaged by the 2011 earthquake in DC.
Other restoration projects that will be funded:
- All Souls Church Unitarian, Adams Morgan, D.C. : $50,000 to repair historic bell tower, including clock, stonework and windows.
- Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, Shaw, D.C.: $75,000 to rebuild front and rear façade in order to stabilize home for public access.
- Colvin Run Mill, Great Falls, Va.: $75,000 to bring the 18th century grain elevator into working order.
- Congressional Cemetery, Barney Circle, D.C.: $50,000 to replace and reconstruct a row of 26 mausoleum vault roofs.
- Dumbarton Oaks Park, Georgetown, D.C.: $50,000 repair garden’s original built structures including viewing platform, stone houses, and retaining wall.
- The GALA Hispanic Theatre at The Tivoli, Columbia Heights, D.C.: $35,000 to restore three ornate interior domes.
- Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt, Md.: $75,000 to renovate art deco lobby.
- LAMB at Military Road School, Brightwood, D.C.: $60,000 to repair exterior of school building including columns and cupola.
- Meridian Hill Park, Columbia Heights, D.C.: $50,000 to stabilize and repair exposed aggregate concrete grotto.
- Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, Scott Circle, D.C.: $90,000 to restore stained glass windows on church’s primary facade.
- Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, Va.: $100,000 to paint, plaster and restore Washington’s Large Dining Room.
- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Mount Vernon Square, D.C.: $75,000 to repair and preserve a dozen of the Synagogue’s stained glass windows.
And all the participating historic places received $5,000 grants!
St. John the Evangelist in Silver Spring Healthy Lifestyle Challenge: 5K and 2K Fun Run
Saturday May 11 at 9am. 10201 Woodland Drive, Silver Spring, MD US 20902. Put on your running shoes and enjoy a morning of fitness, friends and fun. The race is open to anyone and everyone. $20 per person race fee, family rates: 3 registrants $50.00 race fee, 4 registrants $65.00 race fee, 5 – 8 registrants $75.00 race fee. Proceeds benefit the parish and school. Register online or day-of. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall winners will receive cash prizes. 1st place male/female winners in each age group will win gifts. Everyone will be entered in the Race Day Raffle and have a chance to win great prizes.
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic School in Silver Spring Spirit 5K and Health Fair
Saturday May 11 at 8am, 11602 Kemp Mill Rd Silver Spring, MD 20902. Bibs and event shirt pick up at St. Andrew’s Athletic field on Friday May 10th 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and race morning pick-up at St. Andrew’s Athletic field beginning at 7:00 AM. Full info on flyer below. Register online.
National Capital Area Kidney Walk at Georgetown Waterfront
Saturday May 11, check in 8am, walk 9am, start at Sequoia Restaurant. Register and full details.
Komen Global Race for the Cure on the National Mall
Saturday, May 11, 6:30am pre-race activities, 7:30am opening ceremony, 8am runner start, 8:15am walker start. Runners and walkers start at 15 St. NW at Independence Avenue on the National Mall. Kids for the cure $25, adults $40. Register and full details.
HER 5K (Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research Foundation) at National Harbor
Mother’s Day Sunday May 12, National Harbor 165 Waterfront Street, National Harbor (Fort Washington), MD 20745. 8:30 am 5K Run, 9:30 am Kids Run for Fun & One-Mile Fun Run/ Walk, post-race celebration. Competitive strollers and pets are not allowed on 5k course. Walking participants with strollers are welcome. Register and complete info.
Got truck-, car-, bus-, cement mixer-, backhoe tiller-obsessed kids at home? Bring ‘em to one of these fun local truck touches! Make your mini gearhead’s year and some awesome family memories.
Parking lot of Silver Spring Nursery School at 10309 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20903. (Please park at the CHI Center located at 10501 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20903.)
The parking lot will be filled with vehicles of every kind that the children can explore, including Montgomery County Construction Trucks and a working Recycling Truck, UPS truck, Police Cruiser, Post Office Truck, Fire Truck and Ambulance, Camper, Metro Bus, and Off-Road Jeeps! Bring a bag of your clean (non-glass) recyclables to throw in the Recycling Truck – a favorite for the kids.
There will also be Live Music, Food, Cupcake Walk, Scholastic Book Fair, and FREE Arts and Crafts and Face Painting. Raffle prizes generously donated by local sponsors.
Admission is $5 per person and little ones under age 2 are free. All proceeds benefit Silver Spring Nursery School
Cheverly United Methodist Church, 2801 Cheverly Avenue, Cheverly, MD 20785
Kids can get behind the wheels of cars and trucks of all kinds: police car, ambulance, fire truck, school bus and more than 20 other vehicles! There are also mid-way games, food and drinks, and t-shirts for sale. It’s really a great day for the whole family.
Admission for children age 1-12 is $5.00 (includes 4 game tickets). Ages 12 and above are free.
Looking for more family fun this weekend? Then be sure to attend some of the incredible Open House events at the Partners in Preservation historic sites! These landmarks in the running for restoration grants make for great family field trips. Several are hosting open houses and special family events this weekend, May 4 and 5 in honor of the Partners in Preservation effort.
Christ Episcopal School’s parking lot, 22 West Jefferson Street, Rockville. Parking available along S. Washington Street and in the City Hall parking lots. A short walk from Rockville Town Square.
Come explore a fire engine, ambulance, police car, digger, dumptruck, Bobcat, cement mixer, Pepco bucket truck, CES School Bus and more. Food, popcorn and face painting available for an additional charge
$5 per person; kids 2 and under are free