We Need Your Input!
This year’s series of pedestrian zones is essentially a pilot project and we need your input to help determine its future.
- Business survey, AMPZ#1 (8/21) — this survey is specifically for businesses in Adams Morgan (not just in the Pedestrian Zone area), just for the 1st AMPZ
- Business survey, AMPZ#2 (9/4) — this survey is specifically for businesses in Adams Morgan (not just in the Pedestrian Zone area), just for the 2nd AMPZ
- Visitor Survey – This is for residents, visitors, etc. who attended one or more of the Pedestrian Zones.
Fashion in the (18th) Street!
Thanks to Christopher Schafer Clothier, Le Bustiere, and other local fashionistas – the Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone along 18th Street is turning into a runway for the day. Join us on Sunday, October 23 at 2pm for a fashion show in the street. Look for the red carpet outside of 2424 18th Street NW and wait for the fun to begin. Collections from neighborhood boutiques will be on display and guests can enjoy previews of clothing for all shapes, sizes, and budgets. The show is free and open to the public.
Click here for rules and to pre-register for the Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest.
Join us for DC’s first iteration of the largest drawing festival in the world, The Big Draw, this SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23RD 12-4pm on 18th street. In partnership with DC Arts Center
About the Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone
The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (AMPBID) is excited to announce that the long-awaited return of the Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone (AMPZ) will occur on multiple Sundays throughout the remainder of the year. The pedestrian zone will be located along 18th Street NW between Kalorama and Columbia Roads NW on the following dates:
- Sunday, August 21 from 12pm-10pm
- Sunday, September 4 from 12pm-10pm
- Sunday, October 23 from 12pm-10pm
The objective of the pedestrian zone is to be a tool for the economic recovery of all the businesses in Adams Morgan. Closing the street to vehicular traffic allows for more pedestrians, bicyclists and people on scooters to have additional safe space to walk to their favorite cafe, shop for a unique gift, bike to dinner with friends, scooter to a hair or nail appointment, or wander the tree-lined streets of Adams Morgan and enjoy the architecture.
After the Mayor’s June 2020 pilot street closure, the Adams Morgan Partnership BID received overwhelming support from businesses that the closure assisted with recovery efforts. For the last two years, the BID has worked tirelessly with DC government representatives and community partners to bring the Pedestrian Zone back to the neighborhood. Earlier this year, the Adams Morgan Partnership BID received $525,000 from the DC Office of Planning’s “Streets for the People” grant program. The majority of the funding will support the purchase and installation of permanent infrastructure.
The pedestrian zone will look very similar to the June 2020 closure with added roving entertainment. People can expect to see barriers in place, bustling streateries, and people moving freely on both the sidewalk and in the street.
Initially, 18th Street will be closed using dump trucks and Metropolitan Police Department cruisers. The Adams Morgan Partnership BID is currently working with DC government partners to approve a more permanent street closure system that will be easily deployed using a cable barrier that is pulled across the street and connected on either side with a bollard.
Traffic control plans have been reviewed and approved by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and bus detours have been reviewed and approved by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
Pedestrian zone visitors can expect to see pop-up entertainment and fun programming throughout the day for people of all ages. All are welcome to attend this safe, family-friendly community initiative. Follow the Adams Morgan Partnership BID on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more details about the 18th Street Pedestrian Zone, neighborhood updates, invitations to special events, and more!
This event was made possible by the Streets for People grant program under the DC Office of Planning.
For more information, please visit https://publicinput.com/dcstreetsforpeople
OCTOBER 23 ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
All Day: Chalk art mural painting on the roadway by artist Rajan Sedalia ZONE A
All Day: Street Art Exhibition with Because Science ZONE B
12pm Boxing Demo with Coach T of Hard Training Club. Please bring gloves if you have them – ZONE A
12-2pm Balloon artist – ROAMING
12:30-2:30pm Christophe Fox The Magician – ROAMING
12-4pm The Big Draw – ZONE C
12:30-1:30pm Centerpointe – All-Level Fitness Class – ZONE A
12:30-1pm Cardio Hip Hop Dance Class by MINT Instructor Madeline Roger – ZONE E
12:30-2:30pm Face Painting – ZONE B
1pm Boxing Demo with Coach T of Hard Training Club. Please bring gloves if you have them – ZONE A
1pm Mat Pilates by MINT Instructor Meg DiRuggiero. Please bring a mat – ZONE E
1:15-1:45pm Kid-Friendly Dance Class by MINT Instructor Madeline Roger – ZONE E
1:30pm Belly Dancing Class by Sahara Dance – ZONE D
2pm Fashion Show – ZONE B
2-2:30pm Cardio Hip Hop Dance Class by MINT Instructor Madeline Roger – ZONE E
2pm Lindy Hop Swing Dance Class by NEW COLUMBIA SWING – ZONE C
3-5pm Balloon artist – ROAMING
3pm All-level yoga flow by MINT Instructor Laura Trejo. Please bring a mat – ZONE E
3-5pm Christophe Fox The Magician – ROAMING
3-5pm Dance Academy – Words Beats and Life – ZONE B
3:30pm Belly Dancing class by Sahara Dance – ZONE D
3:30pm Lindy Hop Swing Dance Class by NEW COLUMBIA SWING – ZONE C
5pm Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest – ZONE B
6:30-9:30pm Juggler with LED lights – ROAMING