DCCA Presents a House Tour Alternative for 2020
The pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of our lives. We hope you and your family are healthy and are managing through this crisis as well as can be expected.
Under the circumstances, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association will be unable to hold its beloved House Tour. While COVID-19 prevents us from offering our annual event, we are determined to continue to celebrate the rich history, architectural and otherwise, of Dupont Circle. Thus, we will be highlighting significant houses in our neighborhood on a monthly basis via our website and bi-weekly eblast. Some of these houses may be well known to you. Others you may have passed by numerous times without realizing the history or stories associated with these buildings. Hopefully these regular monthly features will inspire you to take a walk through our wonderful neighborhood and see these homes through a new lens. You will note that many of the homes featured this year highlight the significant African American history of our neighborhood. We hope you will agree that this is the best way to continue our House Tour tradition during these unusual times.
Our annual House Tour is traditionally DCCA’s chief fundraiser. The funds we raised have enabled us to keep our annual dues exceptionally low. We do hope that those who are able will consider making a special donation to DCCA to support our advocacy efforts, regular dissemination of important neighborhood information, community grant-giving, social programming, maintenance of local green spaces and and the other supplies and services required for our all volunteer Board to carry out the important advocacy work which make our neighborhood such a joy to live in.

Please follow this link to make your tax-deductible donation and stay tuned for the first installment of the tour in your October 30th DCCA eblast!
DC COVID-19 Updates and Response
As always you can find the DC Government's COVID-19 informational page here. The page contains continually updated news, resources, testing sites and data on the public health emergency.

The District's October 14th Situational Update includes information about the types of activities that are trending as common during exposure to the virus. coronavirus, community spread, and general health care news and information. Click here to download the report.
Comment Period for Connecticut Ave Streetscape Deck-Over Project
October 15th - November 6th

The District Department of Transportation has announced a adjustments to the design of the Connecticut Ave Deck-Over project and is providing a survey to collect comments. Comment period ends on November 6th.

DDOT wants feedback on two notable design changes that include bike lanes that have been added to the project and a plaza redesign to integrate seating into the raised planters and increases the number of planters.

  • To read about the project and its design click here
  • To offer comments on the adjustments and watch a narrated video click here
Ballot Drop Off Locations
The DC Board of Elections has said that all active voters will be sent a mail-in ballot to their registered address beginning the first week in October. Visit the DCBOE to learn about:
  • Mail Drop Box Locations
  • Early Voting Locations
  • Election Day Vote Centers
  • Election Day In-Person Same Day Registration
Local Group Organizing March
A local march is being organized on Saturday October 17th at noon with a call to reinstate the leadership at School Without Walls High School.

It's important to remember that masks and appropriate social distancing precautions should be maintained when participating in or engaging around protests and other outdoor gatherings
What's for Dinner?
For those who are enjoying restaurant's outdoor dining, The Washingtonian has curated a list of fall restaurants and bar patios that feel like urban escapes. They include spots that have fire pits, hot drinks, fondue and more. Click here to read.

For those who are keeping to meals at home, don't forget to check out our neighborhood options. While we may not be able to gather the DCCA House Tour volunteers this year, they can attest to how tasty the post-event menu is at Local 16. Check out their site and order in this weekend!
Local Newslinks of Note
Dupont Underground opens exhibit highlighting D.C. BLM protests - LINK

Completion of D.C.'s new MLK Library caps a period of ambitious modernization - LINK

Meet 15 candidates running for the D.C. State Board of Education - LINK

These D.C. Restaurants Are Supporting Voting Efforts Ahead of Election Day - LINK
Membership runs through the calendar year.

DCCA membership is open to residents, businesses and supporters of the Dupont Circle neighborhood according to the Association's Bylaws.
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