All Fired Up and the CPCA are Partnering to Help Celebrate Halloween Safely, at Distance and Contactlessly!

Stop by our outdoor table at All Fired Up – Cleveland Park in costume (or not!) on October 31st between 12:00 pm -6:00 pm to pick up a bag of pre-packaged candy, at a distance.  Adults- remember to wear your mask please!   A SWEET opportunity! Take a photo of your costume or candy in front of All Fired Up.  Tag your shot on Instagram at @allfiredupdc or on Facebook AND the CPCA to be entered to win an All Fired Up gift card.  Winners will be announced via social media.  

All Fired Up Storefront

This is a different kind of year, but we can still celebrate and share our joy with each other! Hope to see you there, and have a Happy Halloween!

Members Meeting Thursday, October 15th

Members Meeting and panel about Connecticut Avenue businesses and the Pandemic

Join us for our members meeting on Thursday October 15th at 6:15pm to hear updates on current activities and plans for the year. This will also be an opportunity to share your thoughts on what else CPCA should address. 

immediately following the members meeting, join us for a panel discussing Connecticut Avenue businesses and the Pandemic.  The panel will include local business owners, and the head of our Main Streets program and will discuss challenges businesses are facing and will be facing as colder weather arrives, and what we can all do to help our local retailers come through this crisis and thrive when it’s over. 

Zoom Link:

** We want to send a big thank you to everyone who stuck with us this evening through our technical difficulties.  We appreciate Zach Rybarczyk from Main Street and some of our wonderful Cleveland Park business owners, Mark Handwerger of Atomic Billiards, Dega Schembri of Foundation Fitness, and Vanessa Lim of Spices, all taking their time to meet with our community and share their stories of challenges, landlord’s working with them to make it through, and of community members’ support, through this pandemic.  Unfortunately, due to our technical difficulties, we will not be able to share a recording of the meeting, but check back in the coming days to read a short summary of topics discussed and ideas shared about how to help our businesses as colder weather approaches. 

ANC 3C05 Candidate Forum

We hope to see you at CPCA’s virtual forum for candidates for ANC 3C05 on Wednesday September 30th, starting at 7:00 pm.  

The recording of the forum can be seen here »

Two community members,  Trish Berman and Sualeh Siddiqui, have filed to run for the vacant seat that will be decided as part of the fall election. (Note: the DC Board of Elections has announced that they will be mailing ballots to all registered voters in the coming days). 

Candidates will be interviewed by former ANC 3C05 Commissioner Margie Siegel.

Please submit questions prior to the event at or by using the form at this link:

DC Council At-Large Candidate’s Forum September 21 and 24

We hope to see you at CPCA’s virtual forums for candidates for the District’s two vacant At-Large Council seats. We have split the participating candidates into two panels and will hold virtual forums on both Monday, September 21 and Thursday, September 24, 7:00-8:30 PM.

The forums will be moderated by CPCA member John Korbel who will pose questions to the candidates submitted ahead of time by Google Docs or email (see links below) and also if time permits questions submitted by the audience during the event.  The At-Large candidates are open to discussing your citywide issues, and of course issues of particular concern to our neighborhood and Council District. Zoom links will be posted the day of each meeting, so please keep an eye out.

You can watch the recording of these events using the links below:

September 21st forum zoom recording

September 24th forum zoom recording

Barr Weiner
President, CPCA