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WETA Neighborhoods

WETA NeighborhoodsThe Washington region is full of distinctive neighborhoods, each with a different tempo, focus and style. These video segments explore the fascinating people, places and history of neighborhoods in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

WETA Neighborhoods video segments are broadcast periodically on TV 26. Check out some of the samples below. To watch all the WETA Neighborhoods videos grouped by neighborhood, visit our video portal.

WETA Neighborhoods

Chess University

Chess University

In Dupont Circle, you'll discover the hub of the city's chess community, where lively games have been played by people of all walks of life since 1968.

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Artist Carlton Fletcher

Artist Carlton Fletcher

See how resident artist and historian Carlton Fletcher paints images of the Glover Park neighborhood with both his brushes and words.

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Shepherd Park History

Shepherd Park History

Named for Alexander "Boss" Shepherd -- a Washington, D.C. governor from 1873 to 1874 -- Shepherd Park remained a rural neighborhood well into the 19th century. WETA uncovers the events that transformed forests and farmlands into the urban neighborhood that is today's Shepherd Park.

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Gardens of Georgetown

Gardens of Georgetown

Join WETA as we explore the great pride of many residents: the private gardens of Georgetown.

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Spytown

Spytown

Discover the favorite haunts of spies. From clandestine meetings to fleeing KGB defectors, Georgetown is where it happened.

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Bowie International Festival

Bowie International Festival

Bowie residents are embracing their growing diversity. Join them at the annual Bowie International Festival for a day of exploring traditions, food and artwork from many countries and cultures.

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Ready to Play

Ready to Play

Watch a play-by-play on the Glover Park co-ed softball league, the city's only independent neighborhood softball league, now in its 25th year.

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