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An update from DC Chamber of Commerce on COVID-19
The  DC Chamber of Commerce  is passing along a communication from the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District 
Quarantine Can-Do's Continued
 
We're back with your weekly dose of what you  CAN  do in Capitol Riverfront while practicing social distancing.
 
 
  • Stock up on your favorite gift cards - For the health nuts and foodies, the sports fans or your next date night! There are plenty of options to consider in this Ultimate Gift Card Guide. Feel even better about your purchase when you get gift cards from El Bebe and Circa, which are donating 100% of proceeds to their employees, or give to the Shilling Canning Company employee relief fund.
 
  • Sweat out the stress - Although District parks are closed due to the Mayor's directive, neighborhood gyms and fitness studios are committed to helping the community stay active and are offering online workout classes that their members can do at home. BOOMBOX Boxing Club features video workout classes via their Instagram page; Barre3 is offering a 15-day free trial to access online workouts which are already available to members; and VIDA Fitness offers free online classes to both non-members and members. The 16-mile Anacostia Riverwalk Trail will remain open for walking, running, or biking for those looking for fresh air on their next telework break. Remember to maintain proper social distancing when venturing outside.
 
  • Tell us something good - The BID wants to hear about the random acts of kindness that you're doing for others or that you've seen around the neighborhood. Share these gestures of goodwill with us via info@capitolriverfront.org, and we'll continue the kindness by featuring your story in an upcoming newsletter.
 
Don't forget to check out  this resources page  for more on what's happening in the neighborhood.
Take Our Word for It: Book & Movie Picks
 
While the CapRiv BID team spends most of our days marketing and branding the neighborhood, providing street cleaning services and park operations, hosting fun events in the park, attracting new businesses, and advocating for better transportation; we do take a bit of time for ourselves to enjoy the finer things in life. As you shelter in place during these uncertain times, we'll be serving up suggestions for more entertainment to pass the time in this  "Take Our Word for It" Series . No, we don't expect you to catch up on Capitol Riverfront annual reports. However, we DO hope you'll indulge us a bit and check out our book and movie picks to help pass the time.


Hotels Get Creative with Community Deals
 
Not only are Capitol Riverfront hotels open for business,  Homewood Suites  at 55 M Street, SE and  Courtyard Marriott  at 140 L Street, SE are also offering special community rates and getting creative with their space during the day.
 
Now through May 30th at Courtyard Marriott, the Overnight Neighborhood Rate is $109 for a King room and $119 for a Double Queen room. Book online at  marriot.com/wasny  with code A3P or book via phone at 202.479.0027 and reference rate. At Homewood Suites, the Neighborhood Rate is $99 per night, and can be booked online or via phone. Just reference code NGH when booking. Need a break from your at-home office? Homewood Suites offers a Daytime Rate of $59 for use between the hours of 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. Book via phone at 202.899.2805. Courtyard Marriott also offers a Teleworking Day Rate of $59 Monday through Friday. Contact  norma.giroux@cycapitolhill.com  to book.
 
Please note that the Thompson Washington DC has temporarily ceased operations during this unprecedented time.
Ward 6 Front Porch Happy Hour is Back
 
Enjoy another porch, patio, or balcony Happy Hour with your neighbors tomorrow, March 27th.  Councilmember Charles Allen is inviting Ward 6 residents to continue the spring celebration by joining your neighbors at 5:00 pm - from a safe distance of course - for a drink, some fellowship, and maybe even some music! As you're hanging out together (but apart), post your photos and use #W6HH.


Explore, Connect & Thrive with a Variety of Riverfront Specials!
 
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