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ICJFaces of the Front: Victoria Lai with Ice Cream Jubilee
Since opening Ice Cream Jubilee in the Capitol Riverfront last year, entrepreneur Victoria Lai has quickly established her scoop shop as one of DC's best. Voted best ice cream shop by Washingtonian Magazine and Washington City Paper readers, Ice Cream Jubilee offers creative flavors like Caramel Popcorn and Thai Iced Tea along side childhood classics Bold Vanilla and Chocolate Chocolate.

Ice Cream Jubilee has been a well-earned success story for Victoria, who left behind a successful law career in 2013 to follow her passion for ice cream and community. Head to Ice Cream Jubilee in the Lumber Shed Building at 301 Water Street, SE this summer for a refreshing scoop of delicious ice cream!

Q. Why did you choose the Capitol Riverfront for Ice Cream Jubilee's location?

The first time I visited Yards Park, I knew that this neighborhood is where I wanted to spend all my days. Strolling through its open spaces by the fountains and waterfront breezes make every day feel like a weekend.

BaseballThis Weekend: Pregame and Postgame Food and Fun

The Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves at Nats Park in the Capitol Riverfront this Friday, May 8th at 7:05 pm; Saturday, May 9th at 4:05 pm; and Sunday, May 10th at 1:35 pm.

Enjoy Ballpark District favorites, including The Big Stick, Bonchon Chicken, Gordon Biersch, and Justin's Cafe, for tasty food and craft beverages before and after the games, and don't forget your Natitude!


ConcertsGet Ready to Rock on the Riverfront!
The Friday Night Concert Series is right around the corner! Concerts will kick off on May 15th on the boardwalk and terrace steps of Yards Park. 

A total of 18 concerts will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and will feature a wide range of live musical performances from bands selected by top entertainment source OnTap Magazine:

May 15:
Jimi Smooth (R&B)
June 26: Jah Works (Reggae)
August 7: Morrison Brothers (Alt Country)
May 22: Still Surfin' (Beach Boys Tribute)
July 3: Almost Journey (Journey Tribute)
August 14: Jeff From Accounting (Pop Hits)
May 29: Sponsored by Tour de Fat: Lineup TBA
July 10: Hand Painted Swinger (Pop Hits)
August 21: Lloyd Dobler Effect (Party Covers)
June 5: Scott's New Band (Pop Hits)
July 17: Wesley Spangler (Crossover Country)
August 28: Special Guest TBA in August!
June 12: DC JazzFest at The Yards: Soul Rebels & Sharón Clark (Jazz)
July 24: Justin Trawick (Indie Folk Rock)
September 4: Crowded Streets (Dave Matthews Tribute)
June 19: Texas Chainsaw Horns (Horn Driven Rock)
July 31: White Ford Bronco (90's Covers)
September 11: Sara Gray (Modern Country)

Concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early with their picnic dinners, blankets, and take out meals from 30+ Capitol Riverfront restaurants to enjoy these free evenings of music in a unique DC setting. Wind down your week and ease into the weekend with some rockin' on the riverfront!

FitnessSummer Fitness Classes Beginning May 19
The Capitol Riverfront BID and partners VIDA Fitness and DC BFIT will host a series of summer workouts and exercise classes in Yards Park and Canal Park from May 19th through September 12th.

The fitness classes are free and open to the public and will be offered Monday through Saturday, with a special family fitness class one Sunday per month. The following classes can be enjoyed throughout the summer:
  • Monday:  6:30 pm High Energy class in Canal Park from DC BFIT
  • Tuesday: 7:00 pm Vinyasa Yoga in Yards Park from VIDA Fitness
  • Wednesday: 6:30 am Yoga class in Canal Park; 6:30pm High Energy class in Yards Park from DC BFIT
  • Thursday: 7:00 pm Zumba in Yards Park from VIDA Fitness
  • Friday: 6:30 am High Energy class in Yards Park from DC BFIT
  • Saturday: 8:30 am Boot Camp in Yards Park from DC BFIT
  • 3rd Sunday of each month: 1:30 pm Family Fitness in Canal Park from DC BFIT
Mark your calendar for everyday fitness in the Front!

GreystarGreystar Holds Groundbreaking Celebration
On Tuesday, May 5th, Greystar Real Estate Partners and Ivanhoe Cambridge held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of 801 New Jersey Avenue, SE, a new mixed-use development in the Capitol Riverfront.

The new development will feature 227 apartment homes, ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, and 5,774 square feet of street level retail space available for boutiques and restaurants. Residents will have access to a variety of amenities including a clubhouse with gathering and meeting spaces, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool.

This mixed-use building is set to deliver in late 2016, and joins 8 other residential buildings currently under construction in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.

ABV"ABV: DC's Leading Libation Festival" in Canal Park May 16
On Saturday, May 16th, the beer, spirits, and wine masters of Neighborhood Restaurant Group will host ABV: DC's Leading Libation Festival at Canal Park in the Capitol Riverfront. From 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Canal Park, this one-of-a-kind highly curated beverage event will showcase the finest beer, wines and spirits of the season. ABV will feature no fewer than 7 craft cocktails & small batch spirits, 20 innovative & exciting wines, and 35 craft beers--all perfect for sipping in Spring.

Attendees can purchase one of three advance ticket options: $20 ticket (includes admission and first pour); $65 ticket (includes admission + a passport for 10 pours); $85 VIP ticket (includes admission, passport for 10 pours, a custom wine glass and access to the VIP lounge, where the beverage directors will be pouring their favorite, limited finds).

Additional drinks and food will be available a la carte ($1 = 1 ticket). Admission at the door will be $20. There are a limited number of VIP and advance tickets available, so get them while you can!

Opera8th Annual Opera in the Outfield to Show Cinderella
Celebrate the 8th season of Opera in the Outfield, the free live opera simulcast at Nationals Park, by joining Washington National Opera (WNO) for the family friendly opera, Gioachino Rossini's Cinderella on Saturday, May 16th at 7:00 pm (gates open at 5:00 pm).

This year, Opera in the Outfield will feature a Royal Parade for kids of all ages in costumes (beginning at 6:00 pm), photo opportunities with characters from Cinderella and with the living statue of Babe Ruth, performances by local artists, face painting, and more!

Due to the increased popularity of Opera in the Outfield, patrons wishing to sit in the outfield will be required to pick up a wristband when they enter Nationals Park. The wristbands will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be distributed at a table to the left of Center Field Plaza when the gates open at 5:00 pm. RSVP to Opera in the Outfield today for your chance to win two tickets to WNO's Opera Ball! 

MargaritaMargarita Wars in Yards Park May 21
Returning for its third year, Margarita Wars is an event not to be missed! Check out the best margaritas in the District on Thursday, May 21st at
6:30 pm in Yards Park.

You be the judge as the region's top mixologists compete for your vote in a winner take all battle for 'rita supremacy. Tickets are $25 and include unlimited margarita tastings. Food will also be available for purchase from local restaurants.



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