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Southwest Business Improvement District

Southwest Business Improvement District Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) helps foster a vibrant, clean, safe community in Southwest Washington, DC.

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☀️ Spend this Friday with us from 4-6pm and help keep the Southwest gardens beautiful and convenient for residents. Lots...
04/19/2022

☀️ Spend this Friday with us from 4-6pm and help keep the Southwest gardens beautiful and convenient for residents. Lots of activities and entertainment will be between Syphax, James Creek, and Greenleaf. See you there!

Join us to celebrate the reopening of the peace Gardens on Earth day 🌻THIS FRIDAY, April 224-6pm
04/18/2022

Join us to celebrate the reopening of the peace Gardens on Earth day 🌻

THIS FRIDAY, April 22
4-6pm

04/15/2022

Join @Mayor_Bowser on Saturday, April 16th on Pennsylvania Avenue NW at 2pm, as we celebrate #DCEmancipationDay with a parade, food trucks, concert and fireworks. Come and join the fun as we remember this significant day in the District’s history. To RSVP and more information tap the link in the bio! 💻: DCEmancipationDay.com

#202Creates #CreativeAffairsDC #DCRadioHD #parade #concert #fireworks #foodtrucks #dc

Posted via @creativeaffairsdc

⏰Lunch is very soon and you should enjoy it outside! 🥪 Check out our outdoor seating around GSA, L’Enfant plaza, Hancock...
04/14/2022

⏰Lunch is very soon and you should enjoy it outside! 🥪 Check out our outdoor seating around GSA, L’Enfant plaza, Hancock Park and a few other spots throughout Southwest!

TODAY: Help spread the word and curb food insecurity for families in SW. @dcpublicschools offered meal kits during Sprin...
04/11/2022

TODAY: Help spread the word and curb food insecurity for families in SW. @dcpublicschools
offered meal kits during Spring Break while schools are closed.

📍Where: James Creek Resident Council Office (100 N St SW) and
Greenleaf Extension 200 L St SW
🗓When: 10:30am TODAY, while supplies last
 
🥗Meal kits include nutritional foods such as muffins, bread, deli meat, fruit, milk, and snacks to get families through spring break week.

For more food resources, visit coronavirus.dc.gov/food.

👉 Sat. April 9, 11am-5pm & Sun. April 10, 1:30-3:30pm📍 900 Wesley Place SW (corner of K&3rd St, SW) 💰 Most items are $1-...
04/05/2022

👉 Sat. April 9, 11am-5pm & Sun. April 10, 1:30-3:30pm
📍 900 Wesley Place SW (corner of K&3rd St, SW)
💰 Most items are $1-$2
📚 There will be more than just books. All proceeds support the SW Library

April is #poetrymonth and the students at Waterfront Academy  sent us some haikus to celebrate the Cherry Blossoms. 🌸
04/04/2022

April is #poetrymonth and the students at Waterfront Academy sent us some haikus to celebrate the Cherry Blossoms. 🌸

Excellent reopening day at @farmersmarketsw! The farmers market has💐flowers🥩meats🧀cheese🍎fruits and veggies🧂spices🍝pasta...
04/02/2022

Excellent reopening day at @farmersmarketsw!

The farmers market has
💐flowers
🥩meats
🧀cheese
🍎fruits and veggies
🧂spices
🍝pasta and sauces
☕️coffee
🌯burritos
And so much more!

We’ll see you next week!

🌞 We have exciting in-person events coming this spring and summer! See our downloadable calendar for more info: https://...
03/31/2022

🌞 We have exciting in-person events coming this spring and summer! See our downloadable calendar for more info: https://bit.ly/3iPlv5q

*All events are subject to change. Please confirm the date & time with SWBID.

You grow girl! 🌺🌻🌹The @usbotanicgarden will reopen the Conservatory on April 1, marking a full reopening of all areas of...
03/30/2022

You grow girl! 🌺🌻🌹

The @usbotanicgarden will reopen the Conservatory on April 1, marking a full reopening of all areas of the USBG. The USBG is free and timed tickets will not be required.

Hours are as follows:
💐Conservatory hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily,

💐Gated outdoor gardens: spring-summer hours of 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

💐Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens: dawn to dusk.

The Wharf is blooming 🌸 Celebrate spring at the Home of the Cherry Blossoms. Join #TheWharfDC on Saturday, April 2 from ...
03/28/2022

The Wharf is blooming 🌸 Celebrate spring at the Home of the Cherry Blossoms. Join #TheWharfDC on Saturday, April 2 from 2pm-9pm for Bloomaroo, a free spring festival with crafts, karaoke, roller skating, a Cherry Blossom Beer Garden on District Pier, live music by the Chuck Brown Band, Royals, Shane Gambel and La Unica, and so much more. Don't miss the fireworks finale at 8:30pm.

bit.ly/3tvzTWH

Are you flood ready?  The #DCFloodTaskForce wants your input on flood risk issues. Please join in today at 11 am or 3/31...
03/28/2022

Are you flood ready? The #DCFloodTaskForce wants your input on flood risk issues. Please join in today at 11 am or 3/31 at 6pm

Register at rebrand.ly/March28meeting or rebrand.ly/March31meeting

We hope to see you there!

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: WATER IS IN THE DUCK POND 🦆🌊  Spring is here!
03/25/2022

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: WATER IS IN THE DUCK POND 🦆🌊 Spring is here!

Tucked away in a little corner of SW is Luci Park. The park’s namesake, Luci, lives in Romania. Many Romanians and surro...
03/24/2022

Tucked away in a little corner of SW is Luci Park. The park’s namesake, Luci, lives in Romania. Many Romanians and surrounding countries are working tirelessly at the border towards relief efforts for Ukraine.

Our team wanted to show unwavering support in solidarity with Ukraine and the people working tirelessly to aid Ukrainians. 🇺🇦🌻

Many head to the tidal basin for blossoms but Haines Point is a not-so-well kept secret for beautiful views. #cherryblos...
03/23/2022

Many head to the tidal basin for blossoms but Haines Point is a not-so-well kept secret for beautiful views.

#cherryblossom #cherryblossomdc #hainespoint #swdc

📸: @peacepol

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The Wharf and Kirwan's Irish Pub  are bringing the luck of the Irish to the waterfront with the...
03/17/2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The Wharf and Kirwan's Irish Pub are bringing the luck of the Irish to the waterfront with the Ireland at The Wharf festival this Saturday!
Starts at 12pm! All ages welcome, must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Slainte!

Come on over to the M Street lot for SWBID’s ambassador job fair. We’re here today and tomorrow! Can’t make it? We’ll al...
03/16/2022

Come on over to the M Street lot for SWBID’s ambassador job fair. We’re here today and tomorrow! Can’t make it? We’ll also have two at Greenleaf next week.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions. 👍

Calling all muralists! 🎨 Exciting opportunity at the 4th street underpass to create a big impact and bring more vibrant ...
03/10/2022

Calling all muralists! 🎨 Exciting opportunity at the 4th street underpass to create a big impact and bring more vibrant art to Southwest. The first phase for an RFQ is open. We hope you apply!

www.swbid.org/4strfq

Reading is a novel idea. (get it? ha!) We stopped by Everybody Winsdc today to pick up boxes of children's books they ge...
03/09/2022

Reading is a novel idea. (get it? ha!) We stopped by Everybody Winsdc today to pick up boxes of children's books they generously donated to our community. 📚 Books will be handed out next week with meal distribution and put in our free little libraries around the neighborhood. We hope your week is fully booked! 😉

We would be remiss not to give a shoutout to our fearless leader and Managing Director, Lexie, on #InternationalWomensDa...
03/08/2022

We would be remiss not to give a shoutout to our fearless leader and Managing Director, Lexie, on #InternationalWomensDay. We are lucky to have several intelligent and inspiring women in the BID, and at the helm is Lexie. Cheers to her and all the incredible women in our community.

02/26/2022

Our team was the ~Life of the Mardi~ and came to The Wharf ready to throw beads, let the good times roll, and represent the Southwest Duck Pond! Can’t wait to eat King Cake on Fat Tuesday! ⚜️💜💛💚

Take a sneak peek at SWBID's float for @thewharfdc Mardi Gras tomorrow! Peep the ducks. 😉Come see us from 3pm-7pm! ⚜️
02/25/2022

Take a sneak peek at SWBID's float for @thewharfdc Mardi Gras tomorrow! Peep the ducks. 😉

Come see us from 3pm-7pm! ⚜️

And the Pocket Change winner is @swgardensdc! 🥬🍅🍆Thank you to everyone who came to our virtual micro-grant party last ni...
02/24/2022

And the Pocket Change winner is @swgardensdc! 🥬🍅🍆

Thank you to everyone who came to our virtual micro-grant party last night and helped select the winner out of 4 Southwest projects! It was a fun and eventful night with lots of great ideas. Watch all four pitches from the finalists and see what they have to offer:

https://mailchi.mp/1fcb8b423c96/pocket-change-2022-recap

TODAY! Be the change you want to see... in your neighborhood. Join us tonight at 6pm on Zoom and vote for the best idea ...
02/23/2022

TODAY! Be the change you want to see... in your neighborhood. Join us tonight at 6pm on Zoom and vote for the best idea to further Southwest. We can't wait to see you there! 🙌

Also, this year we're collecting $5 door donations that go towards the winning idea to help with any additional expenses.

More info:
https://mailchi.mp/swbid/pocketchange22-5169797

What idea do you want to see improve Southwest?Cast your vote for your favorite idea from Pocket Change on February 23 a...
02/17/2022

What idea do you want to see improve Southwest?
Cast your vote for your favorite idea from Pocket Change on February 23 at 6 pm.

https://www.swbid.org/pocket-change

🌸 Spring is just around the corner and today is the last day for businesses and restaurants to participate in cherry blo...
02/16/2022

🌸 Spring is just around the corner and today is the last day for businesses and restaurants to participate in cherry blossom festivities! Sign up today and be a part of the best local event of the year! 💮

https://mailchi.mp/33c7d3d96b3c/cherryblossom22

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good time's roll! Mardi Gras is coming to The Wharf! Celebrate New Orleans style i...
02/15/2022

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good time's roll!
Mardi Gras is coming to The Wharf! Celebrate New Orleans style in this free community-wide extravaganza and don't miss the:
⚜️festive parade (get there early for a close seat!)
🌸fantastic floats
🤹‍♂️stilt walkers
🥁Eastern High School's Marching Band
👑Mardi Gras king and queen
💃🏻a dance party with live music
🎆special fireworks finale

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2022 AT 3 PM – 7 PM

https://fb.me/e/19fymSKi5

Sharing the love! ❤ Continuing our goal towards a thriving Southwest community, our ambassador team organized and distri...
02/14/2022

Sharing the love! ❤ Continuing our goal towards a thriving Southwest community, our ambassador team organized and distributed healthy meal kits to anyone who needed them this morning. Happy Valentine's Day Southwest! 💕

Be a part of the future of Southwest! Join us on the 23rd to vote for your favorite idea to improve our community! First...
02/13/2022

Be a part of the future of Southwest! Join us on the 23rd to vote for your favorite idea to improve our community! First 25 registrants get treats to enjoy with the show!

swbid.org/pocket-change

02/13/2022

Proud to be part of the team that made this project possible in Washington, DC. Thank you Andi Daiszler, Daisler Asociatia & Lights On Romania, for your trust and for believing we can do it together.

Starting February 14th, the artwork "Mi-E Dor De Tine" will be featured on the pier of The Wharf. Grateful for the support and involvement of our partners from Southwest Business Improvement District, The Wharf, Ambasada României în Statele Unite ale Americii / Romanian Embassy to US, Romanian Cultural Institute in New York / ICR New York. Thank you CEC Bank for getting involved with such an amazing project for the Romanians in Diaspora.

Happy ❤️ Day, dear Romanians everywhere!

#romanianatheart #RomaniansofDC #romaniansinus #miedordetine #miedordetinedc #thewharfdc #thewharf #washingtondc

Love inspires us to realize precious inner qualities of compassion, giving and kindness. Join Kadampa Meditation Center ...
02/10/2022
Love That Heals with Gen Demo

Love inspires us to realize precious inner qualities of compassion, giving and kindness. Join Kadampa Meditation Center DC for a weekend of events that explores the potential of love to transform our lives, using the power of meditation.

❤Friday, Feb.11 7-8:15PM: Friday Night Lecture: Love that Heals
learn how to transform pain associated with love into clarity, joy and a relaxed, loving mind. Unfortunately, it is possible that the very same relationships that appear to bring us delight can also make us feel extremely miserable.

💕Saturday, Feb 12 2 PM & 3:45PM: Love without Pain Mini Beginner's Meditation Retreat
Learn how to use meditations to create minds of love without pain in our Beginner's Meditation Mini-Retreat. The causes of love and the causes of pain are different. If we understood this clearly, we would be able to see how these two experiences arise in our relationships.

Everyone welcome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiH5I7IwN28

How is it possible that the very same relationships that appear to bring us delight can also make us feel extremely miserable? Learn how to bring clarity, jo...

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420 4th Street SW
Washington D.C., DC
20024

Waterfront, L'Enfant Plaza, or Federal Center Metro Stations

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(202) 618-3515

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Thanks Southwest BID. Love the sidewalk decorations.
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