Citizens Association of Georgetown CAG

Citizens Association of Georgetown CAG CAG's programs and historic preservation make Georgetown safer, more beautiful, and more connected. Through support from members and donors, CAG's initiatives allow Georgetown to flourish ensuring its historical legacy and vitality.
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CAG employs a small dedicated staff and operates a CAG headquarters in the heart of Georgetown. Here, under the leadership of the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, and with an Executive Director and office support, CAG executes all programming and initiatives, and provides support for CAG’s programs for Public Safety and Trees for Georgetown. The CAG staff is responsible for many things, including executing committee actions, publishing our newsletter, maintaining the Community Forum, and sending out news alerts keeping our members informed and connected. The staff also ensures that all of our initiatives and programs are operating successfully.

CAG employs a small dedicated staff and operates a CAG headquarters in the heart of Georgetown. Here, under the leadership of the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, and with an Executive Director and office support, CAG executes all programming and initiatives, and provides support for CAG’s programs for Public Safety and Trees for Georgetown. The CAG staff is responsible for many things, including executing committee actions, publishing our newsletter, maintaining the Community Forum, and sending out news alerts keeping our members informed and connected. The staff also ensures that all of our initiatives and programs are operating successfully.

Operating as usual

We at CAG are excited to announce our support for Georgetown BID’s revised Taste of Georgetown—with shopping discounts a...
10/09/2020

We at CAG are excited to announce our support for Georgetown BID’s revised Taste of Georgetown—with shopping discounts added to the mix! This year has been mired in uncertainty, and we’re glad to be able to have our local businesses’ backs in this trying time. Life and business in Georgetown are better together.

The three-week long Taste and Shop Georgetown event will run between October 5th and 25th and will feature take-out, delivery, and outdoor dining specials at Georgetown restaurants and streateries, paired with shopping and service promotions. Consider stopping by! It’s a great way to support our stores as we navigate the new normal. Forecasts call for a great time! Find more information below 👇

https://www.georgetowndc.com/event/taste-of-georgetown/

Thank you Billy Martin for the festive display! 🍁🍂
10/08/2020

Thank you Billy Martin for the festive display! 🍁🍂

CAG has more good news coming your way! At our annual meeting, we were excited to unveil our new and improved website. T...
10/04/2020
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CAG has more good news coming your way! At our annual meeting, we were excited to unveil our new and improved website. This new website honors the history of our community while looking towards the future. We hope that it will manage to serve as a resource for everyone: local residents, students, and tourists alike. You can read more about CAG's history, our initiatives, membership, public safety, and how you can support your local community. We'd love for you to take a look! Just click the link below 👇

https://cagtown.org/

CAG is pleased to announce the reopening of our Wisconsin Avenue office with EXTENDED hours. We’re open Monday to Friday...
10/01/2020

CAG is pleased to announce the reopening of our Wisconsin Avenue office with EXTENDED hours. We’re open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM. Stop on by and say hi—or give us a call at 202.337.7313. We’d love to chat! Let us know in the comments 👇 if you have any questions!

1365 Wisconsin Ave NW Ste 200, Washington, DC 20007

09/28/2020
CAG Annual Meeting

On Tuesday September 25, CAG held its first VIRTUAL Annual Meeting from Dumbarton House, and we have a lot to update you on!

CAG’s new President, Tara Sakraida Parker, introduced the new members of our board and keep a nice pace as each Board Member or Committee Chair gave their respective reports. We had the opportunity to hear from our Treasurer, Jerry Libin, Public Safety, Trees for Georgetown, our new Vice President Susan Dabbar, as well as others. Later in the program, we heard from Brooke Pinto, the new Ward 2 Councilmember, and special guest Mayor Muriel Bowser. Both Council Member Pinto and Mayor Bowser reaffirmed their commitment to support Georgetown as they discussed the current state of affairs in and around our city.

In this uncertain time, CAG and your neighbors need your support more than ever. What do you get for supporting CAG? A promise that CAG will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our membership, your community, is equipped and informed to make Georgetown stronger, safer, connected, and engaged.

Let us know if you have questions. Upset that you missed out? Don’t be! You can watch a recording of the meeting at the link below 👇

https://vimeo.com/459385977

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Join us for our Virtual Annual Meeting Tuesday night September 22 at 6:30 PM ET. Hear our new President Tara Sakraida Pa...
09/21/2020

Join us for our Virtual Annual Meeting Tuesday night September 22 at 6:30 PM ET. Hear our new President Tara Sakraida Parker and other Board and Committee members report on CAG's initiatives this year. Listen to updates from Mayor Bowser and Council Member Brooke Pinto for the latest DC and Georgetown updates. Link will go live at 6:30 PM ET. Here is the link to join the meeting. https://vimeo.com/459385977 (please note link will not be active until 6:30 PM ET September 22) Thank you for supporting CAG!

09/06/2020
Citizens Association of Georgetown CAG's cover photo
09/04/2020

Citizens Association of Georgetown CAG's cover photo

CAG has so much happening in the month of September!  For the last few months we have been working hard to bring you a b...
09/04/2020

CAG has so much happening in the month of September! For the last few months we have been working hard to bring you a better more connected experience by designing a brand new website. Well, we are almost ready for the big reveal! As of tonight at midnight the old website will go off-line and we will be underconstruction until September 22nd, which is the day of our Annual Meeting. Please mark your calendars for 9/22!! In the meantime check back here for all the CAG news and updates. If you need to get in touch with someone at the office, email us or phone the office. email: [email protected] phone: 202 337 7313

Citizens Association of Georgetown CAG
09/04/2020

Citizens Association of Georgetown CAG

Georgetown Heritage
08/27/2020

Georgetown Heritage

Georgetown Heritage is partnering with Dumbarton House, Mt. Zion-Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park, and Tudor Place Historic House & Garden to bring together scholars and community members for a panel discussion on September 1 focused on the history of race and racism in Georgetown. Visit http://dumbartonhouse.org/event/healing-through-history to learn more about the program and register.

Inspiring programming from our community partners Dumbarton House,Mt. Zion Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park, Tud...
08/27/2020

Inspiring programming from our community partners Dumbarton House,Mt. Zion Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park, Tudor Place and Georgetown Heritage.

On September 1 join a panel of thought leaders, academics, and descendants, for a conversation about race and racism in Georgetown. Much of residential and commercial Georgetown was built by free and enslaved African Americans. Over the decades, through local policies and practices, Georgetown has grown less diverse. Following the national response to the murder of George Floyd, this panel, "Healing through History," will bring a critical and crucial lens to our neighborhood and its past. Register at https://dumbartonhouse.ticketleap.com/healing-through-history/

The panelist conversation will be followed by audience Q&A.

This program is organized and facilitated by Dumbarton House, Mt. Zion-Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park, Georgetown Heritage, and Tudor Place Historic House & Garden.

Image: Exterior of the Black Student House at Georgetown University, with Black Student Alliance members, Lynn Johnson, Conan Louis, and Paula Scott (1973), courtesy of Georgetown University

Don't miss this fantastic offering from the GV's "Cocktails, Conversations & Covid" series. Tonight!
08/19/2020

Don't miss this fantastic offering from the GV's "Cocktails, Conversations & Covid" series. Tonight!

Fire at Four Seasons interrupts 2 wedding partiesPandemic + Fire 😳
08/16/2020
Fire at Four Seasons interrupts 2 wedding parties | WTOP

Fire at Four Seasons interrupts 2 wedding parties
Pandemic + Fire 😳

A fire at the Four Seasons in D.C. made the happiest day of two couples’ lives a little more interesting when it forced hotel occupants to evacuate.

Since we need to wear a mask, wear a stylish one.
08/07/2020

Since we need to wear a mask, wear a stylish one.

Citizens Association of Georgetown CAG
08/06/2020

Citizens Association of Georgetown CAG

Meet our new Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto tomorrow!
08/04/2020

Meet our new Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto tomorrow!

Umbrella for the heat, now for the storm. Watch for high winds, flooding and falling trees. Stay safe out there!
08/03/2020

Umbrella for the heat, now for the storm. Watch for high winds, flooding and falling trees. Stay safe out there!

Citizens Association of Georgetown CAG
08/01/2020

Citizens Association of Georgetown CAG

Excited about Levain Bakery coming to Georgetown! If you have ever eaten one of their fabulous cookies you will know why...
07/30/2020

Excited about Levain Bakery coming to Georgetown! If you have ever eaten one of their fabulous cookies you will know why. 😃🍪🍰

View from Key Bridge.#georgetowndc #keybridge #naturalvsmodern #washingtondc #takeawalk #takeadrive
07/06/2020

View from Key Bridge.
#georgetowndc #keybridge #naturalvsmodern #washingtondc #takeawalk #takeadrive

Take me to the river. #georgetowndc #streetmural #georgetownwaterfront #fridayfeeling #takeadrive
07/03/2020

Take me to the river. #georgetowndc #streetmural #georgetownwaterfront
#fridayfeeling #takeadrive

It’s Wednesday! Rose Park Farmers’ Market 3-7pm #georgetowndc #buyfresh #buylocal #farmersmarket
07/01/2020

It’s Wednesday!
Rose Park Farmers’ Market 3-7pm
#georgetowndc #buyfresh #buylocal #farmersmarket

Red, White & News! Enjoy the CAG Summer Newsletter.https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTA100017
07/01/2020
CAG Summer2020 web

Red, White & News! Enjoy the CAG Summer Newsletter.

https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=MTA100017

Newsletter Summer 2020 VOLUME XLV | ISSUE 4 | WWW.CAGTOWN.ORG ONLINE CAG BOARD ELECTION RESULTS There was quite a (virtual) turnout as CAG conducted its first online Board Election which ended June 25th. Many thanks to our Nominating Committee chaired by Richard Hinds and congratulations to the new....

#treesforgeorgetown #25tostayalive #wateratree #georgetowndc #summer #treecanopy 🌳
06/27/2020

#treesforgeorgetown #25tostayalive #wateratree #georgetowndc #summer #treecanopy 🌳

“I was born without representation, but I swear – I will not die without representation. Together, we will achieve DC st...
06/26/2020

“I was born without representation, but I swear – I will not die without representation. Together, we will achieve DC statehood, and when we do, we will look back on this day and remember all who stood with us on the right side of history."- DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

The Wave Wall #georgetowndc #streetmural #takeawalk #summer2020 #art
06/25/2020

The Wave Wall #georgetowndc #streetmural #takeawalk #summer2020 #art

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Citizens Association of Georgetown is a non-profit civic organization representing the interests of Georgetown residents. CAG’s programs, education, and historic preservation make Georgetown safer, more beautiful, and more connected. Through ongoing support from volunteer members and generous donors, CAG’s initiatives allow Georgetown to evolve and flourish by ensuring the integrity of its historical legacy and overall vitality.

Becoming a member of CAG is a great way to get involved and show your support for the many ways your neighbors work to preserve and protect Georgetown and ensure you love where you live.


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How do we help kids build upon their social emotional skills during this difficult and often isolating time? Here are some tips to help your child stay social this Fall. These tips might help you stay connected too. Learn something new At the Children’s Art Studio, we love teaching our classes because they empower children to show off their new talents! Find a hobby or skill you can learn with your little one or join your child in an art class like our Class for 3-5 Year Olds Tuesdays at 3:30 in October. Your child can learn a new drawing technique, or painting style and then call a friend on zoom to share. This is a great way to motive your little one to call a loved one and also provides an opportunity for you to bond with your child as you learn together. Keep conversations playful and imaginative Act out a role play with your child to practice maintaining conversations. A great way to do this is with art projects. Have your child pick their favorite drawing. Then act out a conversation with the characters in the picture. This fun activity will help your child’s communication skills continue to develop since they may be missing out on in-person interactions. This holds true for teens as well, no kidding. Check out our Teen After School Online Art Class on Thursdays at 3:30 in October. Embrace Nature Invite a friend to go on a socially distanced walk where you can help your child initiate conversations. Safe in-person face time is very important to your child’s development so make sure to plan outdoor fun if/when possible. Bring a notebook and pencil to encourage drawing nature, and collect leaves, sticks and berries to make art projects at home. For a super sophisticated take on this, have your 6 – 9-Year-Old join us for our After School Online Classes Tuesdays at 4:30 or Wednesdays at 3:30 in October. The theme is Earth Art! Share the Love with a Letter Yes, zoom fatigue is real! It’s important to provide on-screen interaction but we know it’s also crucial to unplug. Sit down with your child and write some letters or draw some pictures for friends that you can pop in the mailbox. You’d be surprised to see how relaxing and fun this process can be with your children. Use this as an opportunity to teach your child communication techniques such as greetings. If you want to bump it up a notch, join us for classes. You can include art work in your letters and send them to friends and family far and wide. Receive an Early Bird Discount of 20% off if you enroll before October 4th. Use code BIRD at check out. Enroll now: www.childrensartstudio.org
How do we help kids build upon their social emotional skills during this difficult and often isolating time? Here are some tips to help your child stay social this Fall. These tips might help you stay connected too. Learn something new At the Children’s Art Studio, we love teaching our classes because they empower children to show off their new talents! Find a hobby or skill you can learn with your little one or join your child in an art class like our Class for 3-5 Year Olds Tuesdays at 3:30 in October. Your child can learn a new drawing technique, or painting style and then call a friend on zoom to share. This is a great way to motive your little one to call a loved one and also provides an opportunity for you to bond with your child as you learn together. Keep conversations playful and imaginative Act out a role play with your child to practice maintaining conversations. A great way to do this is with art projects. Have your child pick their favorite drawing. Then act out a conversation with the characters in the picture. This fun activity will help your child’s communication skills continue to develop since they may be missing out on in-person interactions. This holds true for teens as well, no kidding. Check out our Teen After School Online Art Class on Thursdays at 3:30 in October. Embrace Nature Invite a friend to go on a socially distanced walk where you can help your child initiate conversations. Safe in-person face time is very important to your child’s development so make sure to plan outdoor fun if/when possible. Bring a notebook and pencil to encourage drawing nature, and collect leaves, sticks and berries to make art projects at home. For a super sophisticated take on this, have your 6 – 9-Year-Old join us for our After School Online Classes Tuesdays at 4:30 or Wednesdays at 3:30 in October. The theme is Earth Art! Share the Love with a Letter Yes, zoom fatigue is real! It’s important to provide on-screen interaction but we know it’s also crucial to unplug. Sit down with your child and write some letters or draw some pictures for friends that you can pop in the mailbox. You’d be surprised to see how relaxing and fun this process can be with your children. Use this as an opportunity to teach your child communication techniques such as greetings. If you want to bump it up a notch, join us for classes. You can include art work in your letters and send them to friends and family far and wide. Receive an Early Bird Discount of 20% off if you enroll before October 4th. Use code BIRD at check out. Enroll now: www.childrensartstudio.org
On this day in 1977, I met Stephen F. Thomas... and it was also the day Elvis Presley died. I was headed back to college in the morning and though I would have a beer for the road at my local haunt Winston's here in Georgetown. I was a serious athlete and did not drink in Season! When I went up to the second floor all of these (very pretty) women were crying and balling tears. A NBC camera crew was filming the whole scene and the one day future (now past) Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies was interviewing folks and asking them if they had heard that Elvis had died. I ordered a beer and sat down to watch the proceedings. The light on the TV camera went off and the very second that happened the crying girls stopped crying and started chatting with each other, one filing her nails, others joking and smiling! One would think what I had witnessed just seconds before had not ever happened. About 5 minutes later the light on the camera came back on and tears started flowing from the lot of them and one girl sobbed loudly, "The King is Dead" repeatedly! I kid you not! I laughed so hard that I almost fell off of my barstool. When I composed myself I asked to see the manager and was taken to the kitchen where I met the Stephen Thomas. He told me how he thought this whole thing up for publicity for the bar! We became friends and have had some serious adventures since that day...today so long ago!
Looking for a place to stop for cocktails but feeling unsafe during Covid? Outdoor Pop up Bar Boteco (found at 3251 Prospect st) is the perfect spot, enjoy a refreshing cocktail or a crispy Brazilian meal on a spacious patio , completely in adherence with phase 2 safety restrictions
So the folks who run "DUNBARTON HOUSE" will not let you post and you can not send them messages... not just me anyone. I have been telling them, showing them historical documents from Georgetown, the District, and from around the world that the name of the place is Dunbar. When in modern times there was a typo somewhere in the system Dumbarton was substituted for Dunbarton. There is no true historical fact relating to the Beall's, the Custis' or G. Washington that refers to it as Dumbar. I have invited these folks to look at source documents as apposed to transcripts or references in research. Clearly they do not care or have not the candle power to care! Only in the time many many Irish and Scottish labors flocked to Georgetown was anything or anyone referred to as DUMBartonShires and that was not a complement.
We will be hosting a Ward 2 Council Candidate Forum on Monday at 7 PM - please RSVP here:
At the Top of High Street or 32nd Street in the day, Now Wisconsin Avenue, we had a bar inside the place where the horses were re-hitched up to the trolley cars. In the day horses could not pull the cars to the top so a cable system was developed by Georgetown Traction to pull the cars to the top of the hill. The bell in the last picture has been in our family as it was presented to Terrance Sellers upon retirement from the company as he was at the time chief conductor. Copperthite and sellers have married each other at least 3 times over the past 100 plus years with my mom Anita Robinson Copperthite Sellers is who passed along the bell to me.
House built by Johanna O'Neil COpperthite. Car built by porsche!
Two homes in the background were the homes of the first two mayors of Georgetown. Originally restored by Henry Copperthite! The car restored by me!😜
Long before Uber plied the streets of Georgetown. Henry Copperthite's prized trotting "Myron C" and pacing horse. Beall Street where the Hazel Stables use to be!
Please pass along to your security detail my sincere thanks for turning off their blinking lights blasting in my living room this evening after only 10 minutes. Been dealing with this annoying issue for 15 years including multiple personal requests where I had to walk over and ask the CAG representative to stop disturbing my household peace. This evening a few frantic hand waving motions seemed to work, so kudos to you infuriating fake security guard selling fear for so many years. 34th and Prospect if you want to know.
The Hood 4 our family since 1885!