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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Let's get spooky! Don't miss out on...🍬Games and treats👻Costume parade for kids and dogs (starts at 5pm)🎃Pumpkin decorat...
10/22/2021

Let's get spooky! Don't miss out on...
🍬Games and treats
👻Costume parade for kids and dogs (starts at 5pm)
🎃Pumpkin decorating (BYO pumpkin)
👍Meet your neighborhood organizations!

Let's get spooky! Don't miss out on...
🍬Games and treats
👻Costume parade for kids and dogs (starts at 5pm)
🎃Pumpkin decorating (BYO pumpkin)
👍Meet your neighborhood organizations!

Craving a breakfast burrito? @washingtonianmag named two SW eateries in the top spot. Visit @atlixcosgrill and @surfside...
10/20/2021

Craving a breakfast burrito? @washingtonianmag named two SW eateries in the top spot. Visit @atlixcosgrill and @surfsidedc for an awesome breakfast 🌯 🤤

October commemorates the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities during  National Disability Awareness...
10/19/2021

October commemorates the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities during National Disability Awareness Month. Southwest resident, Justin Dart, Jr. advocated to pass the ADA for a more inclusive environment. You can see the plaque and call box in front of arena stage on 6th St. SW. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Dart_Jr.

10/13/2021

Christina sings and plays Fleetwood Mac at open mic night at Southwest Duck Pond 🎤 🎸

#swdc #swduckpond #swbid #fleetwoodmac

🌻TODAY🌻 We’re celebrating new community spaces in Southwest with exercise, garden activities, art, food, live DJs, and m...
10/07/2021

🌻TODAY🌻 We’re celebrating new community spaces in Southwest with exercise, garden activities, art, food, live DJs, and more! Join us at Greenleaf Rec starting at 4pm.

🌻TODAY🌻 We’re celebrating new community spaces in Southwest with exercise, garden activities, art, food, live DJs, and more! Join us at Greenleaf Rec starting at 4pm.

Duck Pond Music is back tonight and every Wednesday in October in partnership with @capitalfringe. 🎤Open Mic sign up sta...
10/06/2021

Duck Pond Music is back tonight and every Wednesday in October in partnership with @capitalfringe.
🎤Open Mic sign up starts at 4:30pm and will begin at 5pm
🎶Music from @1selfcw and Uasaf Gueye Trio and Urban Virtuosos begins at 5:30pm
🦆Well see you at the Southwest Duck Pond!

Duck Pond Music is back tonight and every Wednesday in October in partnership with @capitalfringe.
🎤Open Mic sign up starts at 4:30pm and will begin at 5pm
🎶Music from @1selfcw and Uasaf Gueye Trio and Urban Virtuosos begins at 5:30pm
🦆Well see you at the Southwest Duck Pond!

10/05/2021

We’re celebrating new community spaces with @goodprojectsdc on Thursday 10/7 from 4-8pm!🌷
Visit all three community gardens for fun activities and a chance to win prizes!
www.facebook.com/events/950152922200824

Were excited to announce our Peace Gardens in partnership with GOODProjectsand Building Blocks DC. These gardens will se...
09/28/2021

Were excited to announce our Peace Gardens in partnership with GOODProjectsand Building Blocks DC. These gardens will serve as safe spaces for passive uses and programmed activities to help prevent gun violence in our community.

Join us for Garden Fest on October 7 from 4-6pm at Greenleaf Rec to kick off the gardens! RSVP and more info: https://fb.me/e/2BBMaA7T4

Have you seen the new Murals DC mural by A.L. Grime at L'Enfant Plaza! Be sure to stop by to see her amazing artwork cel...
09/15/2021

Have you seen the new Murals DC mural by A.L. Grime at L'Enfant Plaza! Be sure to stop by to see her amazing artwork celebrating Nicole Stott and Joy Buolamwini, two women pioneering STEM research. The mural includes a cool augmented reality feature, too!

PARK(ing) Day is back this Friday! We’ll be set up at 4th and I streets SW in front of Christ United from 9-4. Come say ...
09/14/2021

PARK(ing) Day is back this Friday! We’ll be set up at 4th and I streets SW in front of Christ United from 9-4. Come say hi, grab some swag, and learn about our Mobility Study in partnership with @capitolriverfront!

PARK(ing) Day is back this Friday! We’ll be set up at 4th and I streets SW in front of Christ United from 9-4. Come say hi, grab some swag, and learn about our Mobility Study in partnership with @capitolriverfront!

Weeds be gone! This week our team is working with our partners at @nationalmallnps to make sure Banneker Park is back in...
09/13/2021

Weeds be gone! This week our team is working with our partners at @nationalmallnps to make sure Banneker Park is back in tip-top shape

At each Sunday Supper this summer we asked attendees to write a poem all about community and Southwest - each table wrot...
09/08/2021

At each Sunday Supper this summer we asked attendees to write a poem all about community and Southwest - each table wrote one line. It’s a poem about community, by the community. You can view the poems and unique artwork by @mylydesign at the Southwest Duck Pond.

The FREE Southwest Shuttle is back! 🚌 Daily service runs on a loop between the The Wharf, L’Enfant Metro, the National M...
09/02/2021

The FREE Southwest Shuttle is back! 🚌 Daily service runs on a loop between the The Wharf, L’Enfant Metro, the National Mall, and L'Enfant Plaza.

The FREE Southwest Shuttle is back! 🚌 Daily service runs on a loop between the The Wharf, L’Enfant Metro, the National Mall, and L'Enfant Plaza.

Join us on Thursday, September 9 for the Carpe Librum at Southwest Book Bazaar from 11-7 at the Lot at 4th & M. There wi...
08/31/2021

Join us on Thursday, September 9 for the Carpe Librum at Southwest Book Bazaar from 11-7 at the Lot at 4th & M. There will also be food trucks, a DJ, arts and crafts, and BINGO (with prizes!) at noon and 5:30pm.

Join us on Thursday, September 9 for the Carpe Librum at Southwest Book Bazaar from 11-7 at the Lot at 4th & M. There will also be food trucks, a DJ, arts and crafts, and BINGO (with prizes!) at noon and 5:30pm.

We had a blast at our first Sunday Supper of 2021! Registration is open for the final Sunday Supper on August 22 from 4-...
08/09/2021

We had a blast at our first Sunday Supper of 2021!
Registration is open for the final Sunday Supper on August 22 from 4-6pm at Lansburgh Park. The first 48 residents to register get a seat at the table, but anyone is welcome to BYO picnic and enjoy the activities!
Visit www.swbid.org/sunday-suppers to sign up and learn more.

We had a blast at our first Sunday Supper of 2021!
Registration is open for the final Sunday Supper on August 22 from 4-6pm at Lansburgh Park. The first 48 residents to register get a seat at the table, but anyone is welcome to BYO picnic and enjoy the activities!
Visit www.swbid.org/sunday-suppers to sign up and learn more.

Farmers Market SW is on! See you at the lot at 4th and M until 1pm today. @diversemarkets
08/07/2021

Farmers Market SW is on! See you at the lot at 4th and M until 1pm today. @diversemarkets

MarketSW returns this Friday! Tag your favorite vendor in the comments 👇 @diversemarkets #southwestdc #swdclove #swbid
08/05/2021

MarketSW returns this Friday! Tag your favorite vendor in the comments 👇 @diversemarkets #southwestdc #swdclove #swbid

08/03/2021

Seats for our second Sunday Supper are now open! The first event filled up quickly, but you can now reserve your spot for the August 15 event.

Register: https://www.swbid.org/sunday-suppers

It’s August 1st! The @hirshhorn opens in 20 days! Can you tell we’re excited! #swdclove #southwestdc #swbid
08/01/2021

It’s August 1st! The @hirshhorn opens in 20 days! Can you tell we’re excited! #swdclove #southwestdc #swbid

It’s August 1st! The @hirshhorn opens in 20 days! Can you tell we’re excited! #swdclove #southwestdc #swbid

@washingtoncitypaper’s #BestofDC nominations close in a couple days! Nominate your favorite Southwest DC businesses. You...
07/30/2021

@washingtoncitypaper’s #BestofDC nominations close in a couple days! Nominate your favorite Southwest DC businesses. You can even nominate your favorite bid 😉 washingtoncitypaper.com #southwestdc #swbid #swdclove

@washingtoncitypaper’s #BestofDC nominations close in a couple days! Nominate your favorite Southwest DC businesses. You can even nominate your favorite bid 😉 washingtoncitypaper.com #southwestdc #swbid #swdclove

Weekly happy hours with @culturehousedc @dcfray are on through August 15! 🍹🏃🏽‍♀️ On Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-9pm,...
07/29/2021

Weekly happy hours with @culturehousedc @dcfray are on through August 15! 🍹🏃🏽‍♀️ On Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-9pm, and Sundays from 1-3pm, you can make your way here for food, drinks, and live music. 📷 @culturehousedc

Weekly happy hours with @culturehousedc @dcfray are on through August 15! 🍹🏃🏽‍♀️ On Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-9pm, and Sundays from 1-3pm, you can make your way here for food, drinks, and live music. 📷 @culturehousedc

Registration for our first Sunday Supper of 2021 is open! Dinner will be provided by Momo Chicken and Grill, and we’ll b...
07/28/2021

Registration for our first Sunday Supper of 2021 is open! Dinner will be provided by Momo Chicken and Grill, and we’ll be engaging in entertainment by Verbal Gymnastics Playback Theater. Seating is limited. https://www.swbid.org/sunday-suppers

Registration for our first Sunday Supper of 2021 is open! Dinner will be provided by Momo Chicken and Grill, and we’ll be engaging in entertainment by Verbal Gymnastics Playback Theater. Seating is limited. https://www.swbid.org/sunday-suppers

Save the dates! Our Sunday Suppers series, curated and produced by The Art Island, returns in August. Registration for e...
07/27/2021

Save the dates! Our Sunday Suppers series, curated and produced by The Art Island, returns in August. Registration for each event will open about 2 weeks before each date. Stay tuned for the first round of seats in the next couple days!

Save the dates! Our Sunday Suppers series, curated and produced by The Art Island, returns in August. Registration for each event will open about 2 weeks before each date. Stay tuned for the first round of seats in the next couple days!

Sunday Suppers are making a comeback next month! Are you a Southwest poet (or do you know one)? Submit your work to this...
07/13/2021

Sunday Suppers are making a comeback next month! Are you a Southwest poet (or do you know one)? Submit your work to this year’s poetry packet by emailing The Art Island - [email protected] 📝📝📝

Sunday Suppers are making a comeback next month! Are you a Southwest poet (or do you know one)? Submit your work to this year’s poetry packet by emailing The Art Island - [email protected] 📝📝📝

Have a safe and happy Fourth, DC! 🎨 by @carmonamedinastudio on IG. #southwestdc
07/04/2021

Have a safe and happy Fourth, DC! 🎨 by @carmonamedinastudio on IG. #southwestdc

Have a safe and happy Fourth, DC! 🎨 by @carmonamedinastudio on IG. #southwestdc

Duck Pond Music kicks off next Wednesday - and even Going Out Guide From The Washington Post is excited! Join us for the...
07/02/2021
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Duck Pond Music kicks off next Wednesday - and even Going Out Guide From The Washington Post is excited! Join us for the first event of this series presented in partnership with Capital Fringe and DC Strings Workshop, and get discounts at your favorite 4th Street restaurants!

Our agenda includes July 4 parties, a festival with music and childhood games at the Kennedy Center and the return of a beloved art-house theater.

Over 15,000 doses later, Arena Stage’s time as a high-capacity Covid-19 vaccination site came to an end this past Sunday...
06/30/2021

Over 15,000 doses later, Arena Stage’s time as a high-capacity Covid-19 vaccination site came to an end this past Sunday. Thanks to Arena, MedStar Health, and DC Health for trusting us with this space and this responsibility! It’s been an honor. #southwestdc #DChope

Over 15,000 doses later, Arena Stage’s time as a high-capacity Covid-19 vaccination site came to an end this past Sunday. Thanks to Arena, MedStar Health, and DC Health for trusting us with this space and this responsibility! It’s been an honor. #southwestdc #DChope

Hats off to Idania, Delante, and Oatmeal who escorted a lost mamma duck and her ducklings down 4th Street back to the So...
06/28/2021

Hats off to Idania, Delante, and Oatmeal who escorted a lost mamma duck and her ducklings down 4th Street back to the Southwest Duck Pond 🐥🦆

#MarketSW is back tomorrow! Thanks for the shoutout DCist!
06/24/2021
11 Virtual And IRL Things To Do Around DC This Weekend | DCist

#MarketSW is back tomorrow! Thanks for the shoutout DCist!

This weekend, catch the Smithsonian Folklife Festival's virtual lineup, sip cocktails at a mural unveiling, and talk a self-guided walking tour to commemorate the end of Pride month.

In 2020, SWBID and our volunteers distributed over 120,000 meals to our neighbors - and we’ve been keeping it going in 2...
06/22/2021

In 2020, SWBID and our volunteers distributed over 120,000 meals to our neighbors - and we’ve been keeping it going in 2021 with DC Central Kitchen. This includes weekly produce bags, too! #swdclove #southwestdc

Ten days to go until MarketSW returns! We’ll see you at the lot at 4th and M on June 25th for food, drinks, vendors, liv...
06/15/2021

Ten days to go until MarketSW returns! We’ll see you at the lot at 4th and M on June 25th for food, drinks, vendors, live music, and much much more. #southwestdc

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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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Here's a photo that I took of Friday afternoon, 13 April 2018 of the HIRSHHORN / IN THE CITY / BRAND NEW posters exhibit along the wall at L'Enfant Plaza Shopping Mall at