To Whom It May Concern: 

At our monthly public meeting, held April 11th, 2019 at 7:30PM, the following request was voted on and approved by 5 out of 5 ANC Commissioners in attendance:

Friends of Friendship Park (a 501c3 organization) requests permission to close the 4500 block of Van Ness Street, NW to hold its annual May Fair Event at Friendship “Turtle” Park. This is the portion of Van Ness Street located between the north and south ends of 45th street.

The May Fair will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Set up begins at 8:00AM and clean-up will end by 5:00PM. 

The May Fair will various family-friendly activities such as moon bounces, face painting, pony rides, and slides. All will located on DPR property inside the park, not on Van Ness Street itself.

The event supports the DC Department of Parks and Recreation in maintaining and improving Friendship Park.

Thank you for your assistance with this neighborhood request.


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Commissioner Jonathan McHugh

April 11th, 2019