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WETA Neighborhoods

WETA Neighborhoods

Premieres Tuesday, July 5 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

From secret histories to off-the-beaten path landmarks, WETA Neighborhoods reveals the lesser-known aspects of our favorite greater Washington surroundings. The one-hour special highlights four neighborhoods bursting with personality and stories: Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, and Anacostia.

 

In Georgetown, visit the hangout where John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie; delve into Georgetown's origins as a center of the African-American community; and find out about the neighborhood's clandestine past as a center of spy craft. 

In Dupont Circle, go underground as a long abandoned street car station gets new life; sample one of the country's leading farmers' markets, and meet culinary pioneers of the farm-to-table movement.

On Capitol Hill, follow the chef into the kitchen at one of the country's hottest restaurants; discover the hidden alleys that now serve as gateways to the tiny house movement; meet a community leader so beloved he has a street —  and a parade — named after him.   

In Anacostia, get a behind-the-scenes look at a Daytime-Emmy Award-winning web soap opera that is putting this neighborhood on the map; venture into the urban backwoods with a dedicated photographer who is helping the polluted river make a comeback; and meet an artist who is inspiring the next generation to participate in the neighborhood's flourishing arts scene.

These and other stories go behind the scenes to highlight the people and places that make greater Washington's neighborhoods notable and unique.

 

 

Clips from Previous Seasons

To watch all WETA Neighborhoods videos from previous seasons, grouped by neighborhood, visit our video portal.

THEARC

THEARC

THEARC is a unique community center -- a world-class facility that provides education, health care, recreation and arts for residents East of the Anacostia River. WETA's tour of the facility reveals the only place where you can find the Washington Ballet, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Levine School of Music under one roof.

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City Hall Galleries

City Hall Galleries

Although City Hall may seem like an odd place for an art gallery, Bowie's artists welcome the opportunity to display their artwork at the city's offices. Take a tour through the gallery spaces at Bowie City Hall and view the work of homegrown artists of all ages.

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KidSafe

KidSafe

A community-based educational organization, KidSafe helps children in Southwest succeed at school and in life. It provides a safe, nurturing and fun environment where students work on homework, are tutored in reading and math, and learn essential life skills. See how KidSafe is making a difference one child at a time.

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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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The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Explore the historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on the Potomac, which is today a national historical park and recreational destination.

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The Barbershop

The Barbershop

Frank Love has been cutting hair at Greg's Barbershop since 1959. Now Love, community storyteller and historian, gives us a view of Shaw as seen by one of the long-time businesses at the heart of the neighborhood, his barbershop.

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A Spirited Past

A Spirited Past

Discover how a medical loophole during Prohibition led a local pharmacist, Doc Eisenberg, to establish a family business that remains to this day a fixture in the Glover Park community.

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