Adams Morgan is a vibrant, colorful DC neighborhood tucked away close-in, rich in history and full of neighborhood charm, cheer, shopping and international foods.
Our historic commercial district is lined with unique stores, entertainment locales, fine dining, quick eats, salons/spas and fitness establishments. Countries from around the globe are represented in music, shopping and dining options.
Adams Morgan Main Street 2013 Year Appeal
Adams Morgan Main Street is dedicated to the premise that we must improve in positive ways how we promote Adams Morgan to our city, and to the world. The city is changing rapidly and is much different than even a decade ago. We must reflect the livable, sustainable, diverse and attractive neighborhood we are in order to make it better. In many key ways, Adams Morgan remains the heart of the city. Moving into 2013, our pledge is to carry out positive discussions and activities that will promote our neighborhood and work toward the common good.
Our new work plan for 2013 includes public workshops on activities such as the Adams Morgan Day Festival regular promotions such as the pop-up shops, animal and children friendly events, receptions and business launchings. We are recreating traditional neighborhood activities such as the Adams Morgan House Tour & Guide book and adding a 35th Anniversary souvenir edition in honor of the Adams Morgan Day Festival and a coupon book for next year’s Small Business Saturday. These will highlight Adams Morgan’s diverse food culture, civic activism, history, architecture, street fairs and retail ventures.
We see too much turnover, too many vacant retail spaces as well as obstacles and difficulties attracting substantive, appropriate and successful small business investment. One of the ways we plan to counter this is to remind everyone of why Adams Morgan is so special in the first place. As we complete our first decade of existence, that is Adam Morgan Main Street’s goal for 2013 and beyond.
We can’t do this without you and your support. We hope you will consider supporting our efforts for 2013 by making a financial contribution of $25, $50 or $100 today. Your gift will go a long way in allowing Adams Morgan Main Street to develop programs and projects that will enhance our businesses, serve our residents and promote our neighborhood. Please make your generous contribution today.
We look forward to keeping you up-to-date on the latest news and activities! Most importantly, we look forward to your on-going support and participation.
Adams Morgan Main Street – President
PS – Please consider making your generous contribution of $25, $50 or $100 to support the vital work of Adams Morgan Main Street today!
ADAMS MORGAN'S DAY FESTIVAL 2013 PLANNING MEETING
To the Adams Morgan community:
On Behalf of the Adams Morgan Main Street Group, we would like to invite all interested residents, business owners and supporters to attend the first Adams Morgan's Day Festival 2013 Planning Meeting of the season.
The Adams Morgan Day Festival Planning Meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2013, 7 to 8:30 pm at the Adams Morgan Main Street office located at 1754 Columbia Rd, #200. The planning committee will take the lead in assisting with the coordination of the Festival this year. This will entail vendors, layout, sponsors, entertainment, fundraising etc.
This year we will emphasize local business participation and designing a festival that works closely with the retail establishments along 18th St. and Columbia Road. We’re beginning our preparations early and placing a great deal of importance on the pursuit of funding opportunities and other sources besides the traditional kiosks.
We look forward to working with you.
Adams Morgan Main Street
To the Adams Morgan community,
The Board of Adams Morgan Main Street and the entire AMMS family are saddened and deeply regret the death of Michael Poe in Adams Morgan last week in what appears to have been a tragic accident. Our prayers and sympathy go out to family and friends.
Main Street will continue to work with business owners, residents, MPD and the Adams Morgan Business Improvement District to address public safety in our neighborhood. We all want an Adams Morgan that is a friendly, prudent and safe place for everyone.
Adams Morgan is an exciting and dynamic neighborhood and we are proud of the engagement and involvement of the entire community and all of its stakeholders in the life of this neighborhood. While we are not privy to the exact details of how this tragedy happened, we will work with all to make sure such incidents do not recur.
Adams Morgan Main St. Inc.
1754 Columbia Road N.W.
Washington DC 20009
Installation of an Adams Morgan Historic Call Box in Reed Cooke - On Saturday October 6, 2012 Adams Morgan Main Street facilitates the restoration of the former fire call box located on the Southwest corner of Ontario Rd and Kalorama Rd. Restoration, preservation, and artwork will commemorate the historic National Arena (also called Citadel, now Harris Teeter) skating rink in the Reed-Cooke area, and Mary Godwin, local resident on Cliffbourne Place, who won the National Roller Skating championship, Senior Fours, in 1954. To see the artwork that will be installed, click here. For locations of the Adams Morgan call boxes, click here.
The 35th Adams Morgan Day Festival September 8, 2013 - Rediscover Adams Morgan at the Longest Continuous Neighborhood Festival in DC! View local biz on one side and vendors on the other. Enjoy this well-known regional event that showcases the international and cultural diversity and creativity that is the hallmark of Adams Morgan. Don't miss two large signature music stages and other innovative & dynamic cultural, music, arts and the best Kid's Fair of any DC Festival. A compact 4 block area allows for different venues & locales which is advantageous to sponsors, vendors, visitors, and locals. For more information visit www.adamsmorgandayfestivaldc.com
- Saturday October 6, 2012 - Adams Morgan Main Street invites all to Rediscover Adams Morgan, especially the Southern End aka "SoMo". - As part of the Rediscover Adams Morgan theme, Adams Morgan Main street has organized activities for Saturday, October 6th. "SoMo" is 18th Street, U Street, Florida, California NW. Join Mayor Gray at 1:00pm at the corner of Florida and California Street near MINT and Pleasant Pops. "Visit diverse and unique indie businesses, old favorites and newer ventures, grouped in this compact area." says Lisa Duperier, President Adams Morgan Main Street. Get more details about the event here.
- Sunday, September 9, 2012 - The 34th Adams Morgan Day Festival The Longest Continuous Neighborhood Festival in DC! Join us to enjoy this well-known regional event that showcases the international and cultural diversity and creativity that is the hallmark of Adams Morgan. Don't miss two large signature music stages and other innovative & dynamic cultural, music, arts and kid’s activities. A compact 4 block area allows for different venues & locales which is advantageous to sponsors, vendors, visitors, and locals. For more information visit www.adamsmorgandayfestivaldc.com
- Friday, July 27th, Adams Morgan to Celebrate Ribbon Cutting Ceremony "Rediscover Adams Morgan" - Adams Morgan will celebrate the completion of the 18th Street Streetscape project that remade the 18th Street NW commercial corridor between Columbia Road and Florida Avenue. DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray along with Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham will join business owners and residents to commemorate the largest public investment ever made in Adams Morgan. This ambitious project is one of the most complex and all-inclusive streetscapes accomplished in a dense commercial area. The visible improvements are wider aggregate sidewalks, safer crosswalks with bulb-outs, new granite curbs and trees, bike racks, and brighter streetlights. Less visible but important upgrades are all new electrical conduits, high pressure gas and water services, and storm sewers. The end result is a commercial area integrated with the residential area that is safer and more pedestrian-friendly. Overall, Adams Morgan is now a better place to live, visit, eat, shop, play and do business. For more details click here.
- Adams Morgan Day Festival 2012 was a huge success! - Although a minority of 3 - 7 persons wanted to end or skip the Festival the fate of the festival was shaky, Adams Morgan Main Street (namely Lisa Duperior and Janet Lugo-Tafur) executed a fantastic festival on September 9, 2012. Most everyone called it called it one of the best yet! The beautiful weather beckoned thousands of attendees who enjoyed a plethora of culture, arts, dancing, food, live music, fun activities and shopping! The dance plaza and performance stages were a huge hit with cultural music and dance from every genre. The Ki's Fair activities, educational offerings, and games were so popular that even some lines developed. Vendors from both local biz and from diverse sources covered more than 25 culturesa nd countries. Talented local artisans showcased and sold their original wares. And the Health and Green Pavilions helped to keep us all conscious and reminded us to take care of our Earth and our bodies in the midst of our fun. See reviews from festival attendees here.
- Adams Morgan Day Festival is Nominated for Best Festival! - (1/27/12) The Washington City Paper nominated the Adams Morgan Day Festival for Best Festival in their 2012 Best of DC Readers' Poll. We are honored to receive this nomination and proud to represent the longest continuous neighborhood festival in DC! The festival showcases the international and cultural diversity and creativity that is the hallmark of Adams Morgan, and so we celebrate the recognition this nomination has awarded us!
- Adams Morgan Neighborhood is honored as One City Location of the Month! - As of January 3, 2012, The D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development is pleased to honor the Adams Moran neighborhood in Northwest as the January One City Location of the Month. Long appreciated as on of the District's most mulit-cultural neighborhoods, Adams Morgan is a vibrant community of artists, activists and entrepreneurs. It is always abuzz with colorful storefronts, friendly sidewalk cafes, restaurants with diverse cuisine from countries around the world, intimate coffee shops and some of Washington's liveliest nightspots. Click here to read the entire press release.
- Adams Morgan Main Street Group kicked off Small Business Saturday in Washington, D.C on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at the Plaza at the corner of 18th St. NW & Columbia Rd NW (Suntrust Bank). Participating businesses came from all over Adams Morgan on 18th Street and Columbia Rd NW (including a few from Florida Ave., U St. & California Ave.) We celebrated this occasion with a local radio station, filming from several news stations, give-aways, coffee & cider, support from dignitaries, along with local businesses advertising "Winter Fashions, Gifts Galore, Looking Good in Winter, and Winter Warmups!" Many DC natives came out to shop, eat and support the small businesses in the area. Click here to view a news report from Mike Conneen of Channel 7 News recapping the event.
- Very Cherry Admo PopUp Shop 2011 with Holly Morris Channel 5 Morning Show! - Very Cherry Admo PopUp Shop A great success! More than 50 original artisans participated, all local -- offering hand-made items in all price ranges. Rave reviews came from residents, biz, and visitors. Channel 5 with Holly Morris did 9 on-site interviews promoting Adams Morgan and local businesses and artists. The temporaty retail store offered everything from fine art to whimsical, sculpture, jewelry, organic and green items, kids'/baby clothing lines, bath, beauty, accessories and art in all prices and sizes. PN Hoffman graciously donated the space at 2421 18th to host this community store and allow visitors to come and support small business/entrepreneurs! A series of events occured such as demos or performances, even storytelling for children. AdamsMorgan MainStreet's AdMo Pop-Up Shop welcomed visitors from Sunday, March 27th through Sunday, April 17th, and was open daily from noon - 10pm. For info on artisans, visit: VeryCherryAdmoPopUpShop