Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mark Your Calendar: Make It Mount Pleasant is June 10

Make It Mount Pleasant is shaping up to be one of the events of this summer. We've managed to make Fiesta DC work year after year. And although Mount Pleasant Day faded out in 2005/6, this new event has the potential to be really cool, offering a little something for everyone in Mount Pleasant and visitors, too. Here are the details from the organizers: Great job everyone involved.

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"Mark Your Calendars for Make it Mount Pleasant 
Sunday June 10, 12PM-6PM
Handmade Craft and Vintage Market, Sidewalk Sales, Live Music, DJs and more!

On Sunday June 10th from 12pm to 6pm Mount Pleasant will come alive with a Handmade Craft and Vintage Market, sidewalk sales & specials, and local bands and DJs. Organized by the Mount Pleasant Business Association, Make it Mount Pleasant brings together local restaurants, shops, community groups, artists, artisans and musicians for a day of special events. Keep abreast of all that's happening by joining the Make it Mount Pleasant Facebook page.

If you are interested in volunteering the day of at the market or Lamont Park go here. It's going to be a great day and a great way to connect with neighbors!

The pop-up market will be located in the parking lot of McCormick Paints at Mount Pleasant and Kenyon Streets NW. It will feature handmade and vintage goods from local crafters including the whimsical jewelry of Lanyapi Designs, paper cutting from Voyo Woo and fresh looks from Speck Vintage plus many more. Details about all vendors are on the Make it Mount Pleasant Facebook page.

Mount Pleasant businesses are holding sidewalk sales and special events. Nana will be holding its first ever sidewalk sale, showcasing perfect-for-summer styles at 15% off. Past Tense Studio will be celebrating with $10 classes before the event and free yoga consultations, raffles and discounted passes throughout the day. Boveda Tribes will have handcrafted jewelry and textiles from around the world. Flying Fish will be serving extra special homemade pastries. After shopping, escape to Dos Gringos for delicious ice cream treats or Last Exit Speakeasy for artisan cocktails. You can also head over to Haydees Restaurant for margaritas and a mariachi band or watch the concert at Lamont Park while enjoying burritos on Don Juan’s sidewalk café.

The concert at Lamont Park, put together by Radio CPR, features DC’s hip hop favorite Headrocthe lowercase letters and Dangerosa. DJing at the market will be TNT, Rockactivo, Wanako and the Pinstripe Rebel and more.

For more information or to get involved and volunteer email info@Makeitmountpleasant.com!

In addition to McCormick Paints, who is donating space for the event, several local businesses and organizations have signed on as event sponsors bringing diverse sectors of the neighborhood together in support of the event. 

Premier sponsors include Realtors the Mandy and David Team, Historic Mount Pleasant and the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Other sponsors include, Studio Crowley-Hall, Old School Hardware. Nana, Mt. Pleasant Massage Therapy. Haydee's Restaurant, Dos Gringos, Don Juan's Restaurant & Carry-Out, Washington City Paper and Eastern Confederate. Tonic Mt. Pleasant, Past Tense Studio, Mt. Pleasant Care Pharmacy, Lujan Management Realty Trust, JGJ Properties LLC. Heller's Bakery and Clean Currents are also sponsors.

Hope you can make it!"