Ft. Bunker Hill Park Cleanup

On April 18, 2015, many volunteers from the Brookland neighborhood came to the Fort Bunker Hill Park and participated in a clean-up effort.  The focus for the day was removal of trash, which we succeeded with many filled bags by the end of the gathering. Also present were representatives from the NPS who will be working with us on future clean-up projects.

Historical DC Civil War Defense Marker

Historical DC Civil War Defense Marker

Fort Bunker Hill Park, A National Park, is the highest point in our Brookland neighborhood and located within the borders of 13th, 14th, Otis and Perry Streets. Built in 1861, FBH is part of the DC Civil Wars’ ‘Circle of Forts’ Defense System in NE, Washington DC. As a part of our Nations History, it is important to show stewardship for our park in the Heart of Brookland. For more History of the Ft. Bunker Hill Park please see ◦2004 Civilian Conservation Corps Report on History of Fort Bunker Hill Park

Overall, it was a great day and look forward to routinely working with the NPS to continue on improving the park to make it a better place for us all to visit. Thanks to everyone that participated and we look forward to the Fall clean-up.

Volunteers at FBH park

Volunteers at the park

Park Ranger & Volunteers

Park Ranger & Volunteers


A very good June meeting with our neighbors at Brooks Mansion on Tuesday June 16th, 2015. We look forward to seeing everyone in July!
Time: 7 to 8:30pm

1. Welcome
2. Financial report
3. Update on Howard University Divinity School
4. Updates on Multi-unit Development at 9th and Lawrence
5. Update: Pepco/ Exelon Merger,
6.Update: DDOT Livability Discussion
7. Membership Update
8. General Updates, New News and Announcements
9. Adjourn

Open Coffee Chat Sat. May 30th with BNCA

BNCA invites you to the next gathering of the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association, which will be held on Saturday, May 30, from 10:00am to 11:30am at Serendipity Cafe at 3301 12th St NE.  Coffee-Chat3
This month’s convening will be in an “open house” format. We hope this will accommodate busy weekend schedules and allow for informal dialogue.  Come join us for a cup of coffee, tea and/or pastry for a discussion about development activity in the neighborhood and the Brookland-Edgewood Livability Study, a city-led effort focused on transportation in our community.   In addition, please invite your neighbors to drop by to join the conversation, meet officers and love to have them as a new or returning member.
You can drop by for 5-10 minutes or stay for the entire time. We want to hear thoughts from BNCA members about how our civic association can take steps to shape development activity in the neighborhood. We also plan to look together at the online map for the livability  study and add feedback to it.  You can view what’s on the map here:  http://belivabilitystudy.com/interactive-study-area-map/.
We hope to see you on May 30!
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The Greatest Great Brookland Yard Sale Ever!

The Great Brookland Yard Sale just finished celebrating its EIGHTH ANNUAL SALE for Brookland [and neighboring] friends! This was the “Greatest GBYS Yard Sale” ever with 87+ locations and several multiple family sales!!!

See you all again next year!!! Remember, get out and met your Great Brookland Neighbors!!

See you in 2016!

See you in 2016!

Official 2015 GBYS Map is Out!

BOXART2015_For_WebsiteV2The Great Brookland Yard Sale is celebrating its EIGHTH ANNUAL SALE for Brookland [and neighboring] residents to host concurrent yard sales.

Official 2015 GBYS Map is Out!

This is the “Greatest GBYS Yard Sale” ever with 87+ locations!!! Be ready, have your items staged, shopping bags prepped and dollars in your pocket! Go forth, have fun and enjoy meeting your neighbors!!

Please read page Yard Sale Tips for  Helpful Hints for a Successful Day of Sales…

Sales will be all over the neighborhood, at both private and business locations!   Official registration is closed, but don’t let that stop anyone that wishes to do a last minute sale.Join up with your neighbors for this fun and exciting event!

Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) Upcoming events:


  • Fort Bunker Hill Clean Up – Saturday April 18th 9-12 –Please register
  • Monthly BNCA Meeting – April 21st 7pm-8:30pm – Brooks Mansion – enter on North Side
  • BNCA Social – 6pm-8pm Steel Plate 3105 12th St, NE – April 28th
  • Greater Brookland Yard Sale – Many locations throughout the Greater Brookland Area; May 9th, 10-2pm
  • Great Brookland Garden Club’s  Plant Sale – May 9th, Corner of 12th & Newton St NE 10-4pm

8th Annual Great Brookland Yard Sale


The Great Brookland Yard Sale is celebrating its EIGHTH ANNUAL SALE for Brookland [and neighboring] residents to host concurrent yard sales.

Sales will be all over the neighborhood, at both private and business locations!   Please register soon HERE

Please read page Yard Sale Tips for  Helpful Hints for a Successful Day of Sales… Join up with your neighbors for this fun and exciting event!
A Sales Location Map will available via this site and in print mid-week prior to the sale.

Fort Bunker Hill Park Cleanup Event

Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association is sponsoring a Fort Bunker Hill Park Cleanup Event – Sat. April 18.  Please meet us at the corner of 14th & Otis St. NE at 9:00 AM -12 PM.

Corner of 14th & Otis St.

This event is a result of a new partnership with Rock Creek Conservancy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the lands and waters of Rock Creek and other Federal Parks in the District. Fort Bunker Hill Park is managed by the National Park Service, and those of you who visit it know that it’s in need of some local stewardship.

*Please be sure to REGISTER HERE so that we can get an accurate head count on participation. Also, additional information is available on this link. 

Our April Event will focus primarily on cleaning up trash and removing ivy and vines from the trees. Rock Creek Conservancy will be providing trash bags, gloves, and other tools as necessary. Please wear long sleeve shirts and pants and feel free to bring your own tools. Children are welcome to participate.

We look forward to your participation and to future events within our neighborhood.

*For any high school students seeking school credit, please bring proper forms from your school.

Corner of 14th & Otis St.

Welcome to Anita Hairston, the New BNCA President

Last night at the March 17th Meeting, the membership elected the following officers for the 2015 year:


  • President: Anita Hairston
  • Vice President: Daniel Schramm
  • Treasurer: Clyde Blassengale
  • Membership Director: Theresa Fleming
  • Corresponding Secretary: Niels Knutson
  • At-Large Officer: Ian MacFarlane
  • Recording Secretary- currently vacant

Thank you Tom Bridges, for serving as the BNCA President the last 2 years! Your service to our community is truly appreciated!

March 2015 Meeting Update

Tonight will be our March meeting at the Brooks Mansion, and it will largely match our February agenda to include Officer Elections.

We’re hoping to hear from a DC agency (OCTO, on cheap and free internet offerings), we’re announcing a new partnership with the Rock Creek Park Conservancy to help work with the Park Service on Fort Bunker Hill and a SPring Clean-up Activity.

See you at the Brooks Mansion @7PM