Tag Archives: North Brentwood

Duke Ellington’s Former Haunt Gets Restored

A once popular music hall and tavern off of Rhode Island Ave. frequented by the likes of Duke Ellington is being restored. The town of North Brentwood and the Hyattsville Community Development Corp. are rehabilitating the historic Sis’ Tavern at … Continue reading

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How MilkBoy is Reviving Jazz on Route 1

MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park has given new life to jazz on the Route 1 corridor. The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, a well-known D.C. jazz ensemble, recently began a residency at MilkBoy through an artist partner program run by the University … Continue reading

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The Fascinating History of North Brentwood

The tiny town of North Brentwood has one of the most interesting backstories of any Route 1 community. Founded after the Reconstruction era by a veteran commander of the U.S. Colored Troops, the community was settled by black families seeking … Continue reading

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A Farmer’s Market in North Brentwood?

Should there be another farmer’s market that’s based along Route 1? The Gateway Community Development Corporation is considering opening a farmer’s market on the empty lot at 4100 Rhode Island Ave. in North Brentwood. The lot, which is owned by the … Continue reading

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Busboys to Highlight Local Gay Community

Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville is hosting a discussion about the local gay community. The free event is part of “Conversations in the Corridor,” a monthly meet-up between activists and community members to talk about life in the Gateway Arts District … Continue reading

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