Join Us!!

Join Us!!

Saturday May 7th, 2016 from 10am-2pm*

WHAT IS GBYS? : The Great Brookland Yard Sale is a set date for Brookland residents to host concurrent yard sales. Once again this year, the GBYS is organized by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA). Sell, Shop and Meet your Neighbors!

WHEN IS IT? : Saturday May 7th from 10:00AM until 2:00PM (individual yard sale times can vary)

*RAIN DATE : Saturday May 14th from 10:00AM until 2:00PM

WHERE IS IT? : All over the neighborhood, in individual seller’s yards & at an open air location across from Turkey Thicket at 3726 10th ST NE with vendors and neighbors! A map will be posted as soon after registrations come in and updated till the sale date.

HOW CAN I ADD MY YARD SALE? : Registration is free- please use the GBYS online sign-up form , call 202-733-5475 or send an email to

Vendors and neighbors without a yard, we have a staging area for you! Spaces are limited so register early. Registration is donation only and bring your own table or rug for your sale.

All registration closes on May 2nd, 2015. Late additions maybe added to website but not printed in the distributed flyers.

WHERE CAN I FIND A DONATION TRUCK? : Every year we have a donation center provide a truck for or neighbors to complete their sales with a donation. Truck will be located at our open air sales area at 3726 10th St NE.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFO ? : Check out for general information, yard sale tips and upcoming posts about the GBYS.

March 2016 Agenda

Please join us on Tuesday, March 15 at 7pm at the Brooks Mansion, 901 Newton Street NE. Agenda below.
We held elections last month. Two open board positions still open: Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary. The BNCA Board is made up of volunteers. Board members are responsible for setting the agendas for our monthly meetings that deliver important information to our members; positioning BNCA to advocate for the quality of life and well-being of our neighborhood; fostering connections between our neighbors through civic and social activities, and much more. If you would like to be considered to fill one of the vacant seats on the Board, please contact us.
March 15th 2016 Meeting Agenda:
Brooks Mansion, 901 Newton St NE @ 7pm
7:00- Welcome
7:05 – Treasurer’s Report & BNCA Budget
7:10 – Department of Transportation Crosstown Travel Study (Colleen Hawkinson, DDOT)
7:30 – St Josephite Seminary Development (Evan Goldman, EYA)
8:00 -Development Updates (901 Reed Street, Michigan Avenue Parking Garage)
8:10 – Announcements (BNCA Board vacancies, Bunker Hill Cleanup, Great Brookland Yard Sale, Membership Update)
8:15- Community Concerns
8:30 – Adjourn
Check out newest content on our BNCA Facebook page, and follow @brooklandcivic on Twitter.

Officers Election- FEB Meeting

Please join us for the next BNCA Meeting on

  • Tuesday, February 16 7pm
  • Brooks Mansion 901 Newton Street NE

We will have updates from DC FEMS and Officer Elections.  Please see the attached agenda for more information and to review important announcements about our social hour and membership drive.

If you are interested in serving as an officer for BNCA, please contact one of the current BNCA officers. More information about roles and responsibilities of officers can be found in the BNCA by-laws .

Meeting Agenda – February 16, 2016

  1. Welcome
  2. Treasurer’s Report
  3. Presentation from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services
  4. Membership Update
  5. Community Concerns
  6. Election of Officers
  7. Adjournment (8:30pm)

Important Announcements & Reminders

  • Social Media: Check out the BNCA Facebook page, and follow on Twitter @brooklandcivic
  • Next BNCA Meeting: Tuesday, March 15 at 7pm at Brooks Mansion
  • Social Hour – Tuesday February 23 @ 6-8pm Serendipity Jazz Coffeehouse –  3301 12TH ST NE
  • Membership Drive: We invite you to join BNCA or renew your membership today! For only $10 a year, a member can be part of a strong voice in our neighborhood and receive a BNCA bumper sticker. Please complete the Membership Form ,bring it to the BNCA meeting or mail form & payment to BNCA PO BOX 4457, Washington DC 20017.
Anita Hairston = President
Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association

BNCA Officer Elections Feb 2016

Annual Officer Elections are coming soon!! Elections are held yearly during the February meeting, and according to our bi-laws, all paid members may participate in the voting process for Officers. However, new members do have to have made payment at least 30 days prior to the elections. We always are looking for concerned individuals to join our officer team, to serve our community to make our neighborhood stronger. 

Couple of open positions & incumbents will be voted upon.

For only $10 a year, be part of your Brookland Neighbors’ strong constituent voice for our Brookland neighborhood. Please join us at our February 16th, 2016 meeting at 7PM. Be part of the positive voice for our community.

Join Us – cost – only $10 a year, show your concern for your neighborhood and boast with a BNCA bumper sticker!
BNCA Bumber Sticker

Please find the BNCA Membership Form from our Website and mail $10 to BNCA PO BOX 4457, WASH DC 20017 or bring to our next meeting at Brooks Mansion on February 16th, 2016. Blank forms will be available at the meeting and at our February Social on Feb 22 as well.

*Renewing members – please indicate if you had any changes to your email, phone number or address.

Thank you in advance!!

Neighborhood Watch Training Sessions

The MPD is planning Citywide Neighborhood Watch Training Sessions in the district. We had the pleasure at our last meeting to host Samantha Nolan, one of the trainers.

BNCA hopes that the we can bring a Neighborhood Watch Training session here in the greater Brookland area this May!! Please come to the next meeting to learn our plans to have a meeting for our Greater Neighborhood, Check out  the MPDC website or join us at our February meeting and/or BNCA Social to learn more.
Also: A a very helpful document, please open and complete your own  ValuablePropertyRecord.
If you are a victim of crime or  home disaster, this information will be of great assistance to you!
Looking forward to your participation!

BNCA JAN MEETING _Brooks Mansion

Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association

January 19, 2016 @7pm – 8:30pm

Brooks Mansion – 901 Newton St NE

Meeting Agenda

6:30-7:00pm – Membership Renewal – See details below
7:00 –Neighborhood Watch Presentation by Samantha Nolan, Citywide Trainer
7:15 – Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie
Community Issues & Concerns questions answered
7:45 – Councilmembers Elissa Silverman and David Grosso
Remarks and Discussion about Paid Leave Act (B21-415)
  8:15 – Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association Business
Treasurer’s report
Announcements/2016 Calendar
Join us for a BNCA  Social Hour – Tuesday February 23 @6-8pm Serendipity Jazz Coffeehouse 3301 12TH ST NE
Community Concerns
8:30 – Adjourn

2016 Membership Drive

Please arrive early to renew memberships for 2016, Please bring a new neighbor and/or friend. Will accept Cash, check and Credit card this year. For only $10 a year, a member can be part of a strong voice in our neighborhood and receive a BNCA bumper sticker.

BNCA StickerPlease use the Membership Form from our Website and mail $10 to BNCA PO BOX 4457, WASH DC 20017 or bring to our next meeting at Brooks Mansion on January 19th, 2016 .

Renewals, please indicate if you had any changes to your email, phone number or address.

Thank you in advance!!


Providence Hospital Lecture Hall (Ground Floor)

12th Street NE, DC BNCA_NOV Meeting

Saturday Nov 14 09:30-10:30AM with a Community Ft Bunker Hill Clean-up stating at 11

Lecture Hall Directions: Enter through main hospital entrance, go to the right, pass the receptionist desk, continue pass gift shop on the left, continue to the end of the corridor where there is a symbol of the Cross; turn left, proceed pass the two elevators, then turn right; (there are Lecture Hall signs on the wall at this point). After turn, proceed to the end of the corridor for the Lecture Hall.
OR members may ask for directions at the receptionist desk in the main hospital entrance.

1. Welcome
2. Treasurer’s Report
3. National Park Service Partnership Agreement
4. DC Statehood Efforts
5. Update on Development Projects in Brookland: 818 Michigan Avenue, 1010 Irving Street
6. Community Concerns
7. Adjourn early to go to Fort Bunker Hill for the Clean Up Day

Please join us at the Ft Bunker Hill Clean-Up =>>Corner of 14th and Otis St. NE at 11:00 am<==

Effects on Brookland during Pope’s Visit :

What we know now – Traffic & Road Closures– [[no maps currently available]]

•Huge crowds are expected as Pope Francis visits D.C. Sept 22-24th
•Expect 3 days of traffic and transit congestion
•Expect Brookland-CUA station Metro to extremely busy, 9/23 for ‘Mass at the Basilica’
•Metro will run near rush hour service throughout the day
•Amtrak said it’s adding extra trains
•Metro anticipates bus detours and delays. Riders should build in extra time to get to destinations
•Load credit on SmarTrip cards in advance and know your routes
•Fed on a “SNOW DAY” the 23rd- check with your employer too!

Itinerary – Pope DC Visit- Large scale rolling road closures are expected:

1.White House(Sept. 23, 9:15 a.m.)
2.St. Matthew’s Cathedral near Dupont Circle (Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.)
3.Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra at the Basilica (Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 4:15 p.m.)
•ZERO parking at the Basilica for this Mass
•25,000 people have tickets, expect many more to be outside
•Expect Edgewood, Brookland, and surrounding neighborhoods to be inundated by car/pedestrian/bike parking & traffic.
•Rush hour traffic will be a mess-“UNDERSTATEMENT”
•If able -> DO NOT DRIVE on the 23rd & avoid CUA/Brookland Metro Station <-

    4.U.S. Capitol (Sept. 24, 9:20 a.m.)
    5.St. Patrick in the City (Sept. 24, 11:15 a.m.)

Parking Garage Petition

Several BNCA members in the Perry Place Neighborhood have joined together to stop the development of a garage in our small, family oriented community.
Serious concerns on pollution, congestion, poor land use which will be made worse by the huge influx of cars to the proposed garage. [Think 7 miles of cars back to back!]

A petition has been created to send to Kurt Newman, MD, President Children’s National Medical Center, Ramu Potarazu, Secretary-Treasurer, and 8 others.

If you are interested in signing the petition, please click here:

Please feel free to forward this on to your networks!