New Village Events for May
For your convenience, here are our MAy events! You can also access this information here on our online calendar.
Quick Look Calendar of Village Sponsored Events
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Village Walkers: Cathedral Commons - 10:00 am
May 1 - Outdoor Concert with Walter "Bobby" McCoy
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Gentle Yoga with Erin - 10:00 am
May 3, 17 - Coffee & Conversation - 11:30 am
May 4 - Book Club - 1:30 pm
May 4, 11, 18 - Tai Chi - 2:30 pm
May 4 - Volunteer Orientation - 5:30 pm
May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 - Morning Stretch - 10:00 am
May 5, 12, 19, 26 - Time with Case Manager Barbara Scott - 4:00 pm
May 12 - Outdoor Lunch Bunch - 12:00 pm
May 13 - Rock Creek Park Walk - 9:30 am
May 13 - Writing Our Memoir in Short Stories - 4:00 pm
May 17 - Book Club: Second Chapter - 2:00 pm
May 18 - Tuesday Talk: Behind the Scenes at the Cathedral - 7:00 pm
May 19 - All Fired Up Pottery Painting Class - 3:00 pm
May 20 - French Conversation Group - 3:30 pm
May 26 - Caregivers Support Group - 5:00 pm
May 27 - Village Tour of Hillwood Gardens - 11:00 am
May 28 - Poetry Group - 11:00 am
May 30 - Guided Forest Bathing Walk at Tregaron - 1:00 pm
Click here to view our online calendar of events and access all Zoom links.
MAY EVENTS IN DETAIL
Village Walkers: Cathedral Commons
Saturdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:00 am
Join the walking group for an hour stroll around the neighborhood. Participants must walk six feet apart and wear masks. The Saturday walking group will meet outside of the Giant at 3336 Wisconsin Avenue NW.
Outdoor Concert with Walter "Bobby" McCoy
Saturday, May 1 at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm
Enjoy your favorite tunes from the 50s, 60s, and 70s! Join us for a free spring concert on the lawn of the Maret School (masks and social distancing required.) Because of COVID capacity restrictions, there will be two performances, one at 1pm and one at 2:30pm. Registration is required. To sign up for the first slot, click here. To register for the 2:30pm slot, click here. Please sign up for only one performance.
Gentle Yoga with Erin Heramb
Mondays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 10:00 am
Call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 218-164-004# OR to participate via video conference, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/218164004. Attendees should have a bottle or glass of water handy. Password: 11231
Coffee & Conversation
Mondays, May 3, 17 at 11:30 am
Join the Village's current events discussion group! Call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 872-695-315# OR to participate via video conference, visithttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/872695315.
Tuesday, May 4 at 1:30 pm
Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84552408136 or call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 845-5240-8136# Password: 11231. Join the book club as they discuss The Cold Millions by Jess Walter.
Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18 at 2:30 pm
Registration for this program is currently closed.
Tuesday, May 4 at 5:30 pm
If you’re looking for a rewarding way to get more involved with our community while helping out your neighbors, consider becoming a Village volunteer! Our volunteers are able to set their own schedule, with the flexibility to do as much or as little as they would like. At our orientation, we provide information on how to get started right away. For further information about the Village or volunteering, consult our website. To sign up for this Zoom orientation, please e-mail the Village Office.
Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:00 am
Fridays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:00 am
Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81879633316 or call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 818-7963-3316#. Password 11231. Join yoga teacher Beth Kaplanfor 30 minutes of gentle movement and breathing exercises to release muscle tension and increase range of motion. Slow mindful movement reduces stress and complements treatments such as physical therapy, psychotherapy and pain management by strengthening the mind-body connection. No experience necessary, all are welcome. Students can participate while standing or seated. Please have a sturdy chair handy.
Time with Village Case Manager Barbara Scott
Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule 15 minutes with Barbara if you’d wish. This service is exclusive to Village members.
Outdoor Lunch Bunch
Wednesday, May 12 at 12:00 pm
This month, Lunch Bunch will finally be held in person! This event will take place at a private neighborhood residence on an outdoor deck and lunch will be provided by the Village at no charge. Attendance will be limited to 10 guests, and all attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This will be a members only gathering, and volunteers may register to be put on a wait list. Register here, and e-mail the Village office if you have any food allergies. Address will be provided upon registration.
Rock Creek Park Walk
Thursday, May 13 at 9:30 am
Join veteran village walkers for an hour long walk along the creek on Beach Drive. The path is paved with no hills – only nature. Meet at 9:30 at the parking lot across from Peirce Mill off Tilden Street. Please register here so we can alert walkers if there is a weather cancellation.
Writing our Memoir in Short Stories
Thursday, May 13 at 4:00 pm
Join the creative writing group as we write our memoirs and learn about each other through weekly short story writing exercises. Writing experience is not necessary, everyone is welcome! Call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 847-5090-8569#. Password: 11231.
Book Club: Second Chapter
Monday, May 17 at 2:00 pm
Join the second chapter of the Village book club as they discuss Beloved by Toni Morrison. The group will be held on the rooftop deck of host Sandy Rubin's apartment building or indoors if it rains. Attendees must be fully vaccinated. In June the group will discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Register here. Address will be provided upon registration.
Tuesday Talk: Behind the Scenes at the National Cathedral
Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 pm
Michelle Kayon, Director of Facilities and Preservation, will discuss ongoing and future architectural projects, maintenance, and renovations at this iconic Washington landmark.
Direct Livestream YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7JNmguIas8
All Fired Up Pottery Painting Class
Wednesday, May 19 at 3:00 pm
The first 25 people who sign up for the May 19th Zoom class will receive a kit that contains a ceramic tile, brushes, and the paints needed to create something fun and memorable. All Fired Up will then happily fire your work yielding a long term piece of art for you to share with someone or keep at home. The first 25 spaces of this event will be for members only, and then others may register as space allows. Register here.
French Conversation Group
Thursday, May 20 at 3:30 pm
Dust off your French with our French conversation group! Visithttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85279207719 or call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 852-7920-7719#.
Caregivers Support Group
Wednesday, May 26 at 5:00 pm
Join Village Case Manager, Barbara Scott, for our Village’s first monthly caregivers support group. If you’re a current or former caregiver, whether that’s direct care for another or indirect care (financial manager, coordinator of direct care providers, power of attorney, etc), you’re invited to spend an hour with Barbara and other caregivers to get the support that you need in your important role. Members and non-members welcome and the session will be held on Zoom so anyone can participate.
Register here. Once registered, we will send you an email reminder.
Village Guided Tour of Hillwood Gardens
Thursday, May 27 at 11:00 am
In May the Village will be having its first in person cultural tour since last year! We will be having a guided tour of Hillwood gardens, though we will not be going inside the mansion itself. Tickets are $15 for seniors, and we are limited to 12 participants that will be split into two groups of 6, with social distancing and masks required. This event will be limited to members only, and then volunteers if space allows. Register here.
Friday, May 28 at 11:00 am
Call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 425-600-223#. Password: 11231.
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Guided Forest Bathing Walk at Tregaron
Sunday, May 30 at 1:00 pm
Please join Anne Dawson, certified Wilderness First Responder, for a guided walk of Tregaron Conservancy in the Japanese tradition of Forest Bathing. This is intended as a time to experience the forest and meadows of Tregaron in a very special way. Register here.
Details on Community Events
To see even more events being held by other Villages in May, visit our website calendar.
Meditation for the Masses
Mondays at 11:00 am
Join respected meditation leader Anandaroopa for an hour of stress relief through a series of simple breathing and contemplative meditation exercises. Open to members at all physical levels, although ability to hear directions is necessary. Hosted by Waterfront Village. Register here.
Mindful Meditation with the Freer Gallery
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:15 pm
These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. Please note that even though the registration page says meetings are at 12:00 pm, the actual start time is 12:15 pm.Register here.
Chair Yoga with Tara Kelley-Baker
Mondays at 5:00 pm
Every Monday at 5 p.m. - Chair Yoga is a specific form of yoga as therapy developed by Lakshmi Voelker-Binder in 1982, It is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. The poses are often adaptations of asanas in modern yoga as exercise. This class will be for beginners and those hoping for a fun and relaxing experience.
Hosted by Waterfront Village. Register here.
Chair Yoga with Dupont Circle Village
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Dupont Circle Village has opened their teleconference chair yoga class to members of our Village. To register for classes, click here to view the DuPont Circle Village calendar. Then, click "Chair Yoga Online" on the date you would like to attend.
Mellow Flow Chair Yoga
Thursdays at 4:00 pm
Join Capitol Hill Village for an enjoyable hour of mellow flow chair yoga, as we improve the body/mind connection with soothing music. A straight back chair with no arms is all that is required! CHV member Robin Blum leads the class. You don’t have to be any Village member to join this Zoom class. To join the Zoom call, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88491413438. Password: CHV.
DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action
Saturday, May 1 at 9:00am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm
Every DC resident age 16 and older is eligible to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine. Join the Day of Action and go door-to-door to help neighbors make a plan to get vaccinated.
Presidents in Unexpected Places
Tuesday, May 4 at 3:00 pm
Washington DC is synonymous with the federal government--with the White House and its occupant at the center of it all. But you can find past presidents--at least memorials or reminders of them--in all kinds of surprising places that few tourists visit--and even many native Washingtonians don't know about. This richly illustrated, fast-paced talk will cover a good number of those little-known spots. Hosted by Palisades Village. Register here.
Leaving a Legacy that Matters – Approaches to Charitable Giving
Wednesday, May 5 at 10:30 am
Rebecca Rothey, Chief Philanthropy Officer, and Russella Davis-Rogers, Director of Donor Services for the Greater Washington Community Foundation will present a virtual program explaining how The Community Foundation helps people clarify their purpose for giving, as well as the vehicles for doing so, both during their lifetime and through their estate plan. Hosted by Capitol Hill Village. Register here.
Reimagining Aging in a Post-Covid World:
Exploring Possibilities for a Better Normal
Thursday, May 6 at 10:00 am
Join LeadingAge DC and Jennie-Smith Peers, Director of Development and Communications at IONA Senior Services for a Zoom discussion on aging in a post-COVID world. Register here.
Village Voices: What Did we Learn from the 2020 Census?
Monday, May 10 at 7:00 pm
Village Voices is a monthly speaker program of Capitol Hill Village where we hear from illustrious neighbors with expertise in areas of politics, economics, science, technology and history. This month, on May 10, our speaker will be political scientist and statistician Constance Citro, former director of the Committee on National Statistics at the National Research Council. The presentation will be followed by Q&A. Those interested can call CHV at 202-543-1778, email us at email@example.com, or register here. Closed captioning will be available.
NNV Virtual Speaker Series:
How the Kennedy Brothers Changed the World
Tuesday, May 11 at 11:00 am
Speaker: Author Lawrence J. Haas.
The Kennedys in the World, a new book by Lawrence Haas, tells a new, rich, fascinating, and consequential story about Jack, Bobby, and Ted Kennedy. From an early age the brothers developed a deep understanding of the different peoples, cultures, and ideologies around the world; a keen appreciation for the challenges that such differences created for the United States; and a strong desire to reshape America’s response to them. Hosted by Northwest Neighbors Village. Register here.
Neighbor to Neighbor Support: How Villages are Defining How to Age Well in Communities Across DC
Tuesday, May 11 at 4:00 pm
Stephanie Chong, LICSW will be leading this session. She is the Executive Director at Northwest Neighbors Village. For years Stephanie was attracted to the grassroots Village model for its effectiveness in championing positive aging and fostering a community that values older adults. She jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the growing Village movement. Stephanie found a natural fit between the Villages’ culture of empowerment and her professional commitment to improve the aging experience. Sponsored by Around Town DC. Register here.
Cool Forest: How Trees Affect the Climate from Brazil to your Backyard
Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 pm
This time of year we appreciate the beauty of trees as they turn green and flower. But trees play a much greater role in our ecosystem and have a profound impact on climate. Join us to hear about the effect of forests from one of our neighbors, Frances Seymour, who is a leading expert in the field. Hosted by Palisades Village. Register here.
Thursday, May 13 at 4:30 pm
Share an hour bonding with friends as you test your general knowledge of trivia! This multiple-choice game will cover subjects such as classic books and TV shows to nautical terms and animal knowledge and everything in between. Come to keep track of points or just for fun without keeping score! Hosted by Palisades Village. Register here.
NNV Virtual Speaker Series:
Introducing the Capital Jewish Museum
Tuesday, May 18 at 11:00 am
Speaker: Kara Blond, Executive Director.
The Capital Jewish Museum is a new museum and cultural center under construction just blocks from the Capitol at 3rd and F Streets NW. The Museum is being built around Washington’s first purpose-built 1876 synagogue, which was moved to the site as its centerpiece. Executive Director Kara Blond will share with us plans for the Museum, news of its construction, its mission, and collection. Hosted by Northwest Neighbors Village. Register here.
Andrea Mitchell Discusses Changes in Journalism
Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 pm
Palisades Village is pleased to welcome our neighbor Andrea Mitchell to discuss her perspectives on changes in journalism over the years, the impact of greater diversity, of increased politicization and partisanship, and the interplay of social media and broadcast journalism. There will be questions and answers following her talk. Register here.
DC Strong: Recognizing Our Community's Collective Response to Helping Older Adults Thrive
Thursday, May 20 at 10:00 am
Join us as we celebrate aging in DC! Find out how our city created strong partnerships to support our seniors during the COVID-19 emergency and what to expect in the future. You’ll hear from Mayor Muriel Bowser; Department of Aging and Community Living Director Laura Newland; Councilwoman Anita Bonds; Age-Friendly DC Coordinator Gail Kohn and more!
Bazelon-McGovern House & Garden Tour
Friday, May 21 at 4:00 pm
Join the DC Preservation League and Palisades Village on Friday, May 21st at 4:00 p.m. for a virtual tour of 3020 University Terrace NW (or The Bazelon-McGovern House) with homeowner and Palisades Village member Gordon Kit!
NNV Virtual Speaker Series:
US German Relations Under Angela Merkel and Joe Biden
Tuesday, May 25 at 11:00 am
Speaker: Der Spiegel Reporter René Pfister.
After arriving in the U.S. as Washington Bureau Chief for Der Spiegel, René covered American politics and the 2020 election. Having covered Angela Merkel for 10 years while in Berlin, he now is focusing on U.S. German relations under the Merkel and Biden Administrations, with Merkel at the end of her Administration and Biden at the beginning of his. René will share what it is like to be a foreign correspondent in Washington during these unsettling political times. Hosted by Northwest Neighbors Village. Register here.