January Happy Hour – Now at RFD

14 Jan

We’ve heard from several of you that the Tuesday Happy Hour conflicts with the Greater Greater Washington 3rd anniversary party.  Dave Alpert has graciously invited us all to the party!  http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/8836/celebrate-3-years-of-greater-greater-washington-jan-25/

January’s happy hour will now take place at RFD, where we can mingle with other planners from DC, and those who are here from other locations for the TRB conference. RFD is located at 810 7th St NW near the the MCI Center.  It is accessible by the Red, Yellow and Green lines.

We will bring happy hour to Capitol Hill (I know many of you were excited!) for the February happy hour.

Thanks for your flexibility.



January Happy Hour – Pour House

10 Jan

The Pour HouseAfter a holiday break in December and a highly successful showing of Maryland folks at the November Happy Hour, we’re bringing it back to the district.

Please join us at the Pour House in Capitol Hill on Tuesday, January 25 from 6 – 8 as we discuss planning, share job leads, and throw around ideas for future YIPPS TRIPPS and events.

As usual, we will likely start the evening by the bar and migrate to tables.  If you can’t seem to find us, ask someone – chances are, we’ll be in a circle.  We love meeting new people!

Pour House
319 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington D.C. 20003
(202) 546-1001

Please let us know if you have any questions.

YIPPS November Happy Hour Hits Maryland

15 Nov

Come join us around 6:00 for some pre-Thanksgiving drinks at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, Maryland on Tuesday November 23, 2010.

Quarry House Tavern is located at :
8401 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-8350

It is just a few short blocks from the Metro (Red line) and MARC stations.  Come discuss planning, meet new professionals in the area, and offer any leads on jobs/internships.

Photos from the November YIPPS Bike Tour

9 Nov

Thanks to everyone who participated in the November bike tour.  It was a huge success!  Stay tuned for information about the next YIPPS TRIPP.

November YIPPS TRIPP – Bike Tour

11 Oct

Come join us on Saturday November 6th for a local YIPPS DC bike excursion. We’ll be exploring a number of new development projects, plans, and community issues from Capitol Hill to the SW Waterfront.

A tentative schedule for the trip is below. If you don’t own a bike and would still like to attend, you should plan on arriving about 20-30 minutes early to rent your bike from Bike and Roll located in the bike station at Union Station. Please RSVP as soon as possible. We will send out a final itinerary once we get a tally of those who will be attending.

What: YIPPS DC Bike Excursion
When: Saturday, November 6th
Time: 10am to ~2pm
Meet up spot: Union Station – Bike Station

Click here to sign up


Tentative Schedule
1. Meet up at the Bike Station at Union Station 10am
Tommy Well’s Welcome
2. Pennsylvania Ave Bike Lanes
DDOT will provide an overview how bike lanes down America’s main street became a reality
3. NCPC 10th Street SW Corridor Eco District
Diane Sullivan from NCPC will provide an overview of an exciting new planning effort designed to restore and enhance the corridor into a national showcase for sustainability.
4. SW Waterfront Wharf
PN Hoffman representatives will talk about their exciting development proposals to reconnect DC to the water
5. The Yards and Near Southeast
Michael Stevens with the Capitol Riverfront BID will provide an overview of how the Yards and other projects are transforming the near southeast neighborhood.
6. Capitol Hill Community Garden or Kingman Island (Tentative)
7. Capitol Bike Share stop
Learn about the region’s new bike sharing system from DDOT and efforts to expand the bike sharing system from MWCOG
7. Visit H Street NE – Atlas District
Relax with a beer after a long ride and hear from Joe Englert, developer, restauranter, about his vision for the neighborhood and his experience opening some of DC’s newest and most creative establishments.

Click here to sign up

October Happy Hour

26 Sep

Come join us for a German Kölsch, Hefeweizen or Spezi!  In the spirit of Oktoberfest, the next YIPPS happy hour will be Thursday, September 30th at Biergarten Haus. We’ve had several requests to schedule a happy hour somewhere on H Street NE so I hope many of you can make it. We will be located in the beirgarten outside on the first level.

6pm at Biergarten Haus
Thursday, September 30th
1355 H Street NE

There are several transportation options available:

Free H Street Shuttle (schedule) from Gallery Place Metro in front of Zengo 741 7th Street NW or Minnesota Ave Metro.
Riders should look for passenger vans with the Green and White H ST NE logo an all sides.

X2 Bus (schedule)
Next Bus

Take this opportunity to try out Capital Bikeshare

Walk ~20 min from Union Station

YIPPS Trip: Photos from Navy Yard and Barrack’s Row Tour

11 Sep

Thanks to Matt Schwartz and Ben Schneider from the US Navy’s NAVFAC and Sharon Bosworth from the Barrack’s Row Main Street for giving YIPPS members two incredible tours.  Enjoy the photos.  News on our next YIPPS Trip is coming soon!