December 3, 2012

We are no longer using this wordpress.com. We moved to Facebook… Come and check out the upcoming events in the Facebook: Capitol Hill Children of Deaf Parents (CHCDP).


The Transylvania Park- Halloween

October 19, 2012



Don’t forget it! It’s bike day on this Saturday.

October 10, 2012

Get your kids riding on two wheels without training wheels!

It is still not too late to learn to ride on two wheels. CHCDP is offering a bike event in this year before the winter comes.

Learn to Ride with 2 Wheels— is a free group workshop for children who are ready to bury their training wheels and ride a two-wheelers for the first time. Through a safe, easy, effective methods, Ralph Fernandez,

a gold medalist at the World Deaf Cycling Championship and silver and bronze medalist at the Deaflympic, is delighted to teach the parents and kids how to ride with two wheels. Ralph has a plenty of tips and tricks for the parents who soon will be outstanding coaches for their kids!

Come along and show the brave kids to ride on their own!

Who: Parents, kids and friends.

Where: Closed road on Beach Drive between #5 and #4 at the Rock Creek Park*

When: Saturday, October 13, 2012

Time: 10 AM to Noon

What: Bring bikes, tools to remove the training wheels, helmet (required), kids’ snacks and drinks for your family.

Meet at the Parking area #6.

You are welcome to gather for a picnic at the rest area in Rock Creek Park.

*Sections of Beach Drive to the DC line are closed on Saturdays, Sundays (7:00 AM Saturday-7:00 PM Sunday), and holidays for bikers, roller bladers, hikers and joggers (On the map they are marked in faint yellow).

RSVP Marvelboyw@gmail.com before October 11.

CHCDP Bike Event: No more Training Wheels!

September 26, 2012


CHCDP is offering a bike event….



WHERE: Closed road* on Beach Drive (see map)

WHEN: Saturday October 13 (no rain date; it will be cancelled if it rains)

TIME: 10:00 to 12:00 noon

WHAT: Bring bikes, tools to remove the training wheels, helmet (required) and snacks/lunch/drinks for your family


*Sections on Beach Drive to the DC Line are closed on Saturdays and Sundays

for cyclists and skaters, etc… (7am to 7pm).

RSVP no later than October 11

Email to Wally, marvelboyw@gmail.com

Art Signs gallery talks in ASL

September 11, 2012

Join us at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Thursday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. for our next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL, with Art Signs guide Tracey Salaway.

When:                  Thursday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Where:                 Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Metro: Gallery Place

Become an Art Signs Gallery Guide!  **We are currently recruiting for a new class of volunteer Art Signs gallery guides. We seek deaf individuals who are passionate about art and love to share their knowledge with others.  A training class will begin this fall.  To learn more about how to apply, come to an information session on September 13 at 5pm. See the attached flyer or contact wilsoncl@si.edu for details!

Note:  In the last few days, we have received many announcements and many of them are urgent because of events that are happening in less than a week.  For this, we appreciate your understanding and support.  DCAD.

Join DCAD at DC Association of the Deaf’s Facebook Group Page! Find us on Facebook or Twitter DCADeaf.

Boogie Babes

September 11, 2012

Hey Working Moms & Dads!
This Week There’s One For You!

Bridgette with Dawn on Conga
Thursday, August 14th at 10:30am
Eastern Market 
225 7th ST SE

1333 H Street NE


Bridgette with Dawn on Conga

Saturday, September 16th at 12 Noon

Atlas Performing Arts Center for H Street Festival 12- 5pm
1333 H ST NE

Buy a $20 punch card and get your fifth show free – credit cards now accepted!

$5 per child,
siblings under 6 months and under are free!



Dear CHCDP,I ha…

September 10, 2012



I have good news! The DC State Fair will be held on Capitol Hill this year and will offer ASL interpreters! That means any information table with LiveGreen DC, Kid Power DC, 4-H, and others will have interpreters available. They will also interpret for announcements of the winners of the Best Pie, Best Cupcake, Kids’ Art, and other contests! We warmly invite CHCDP members to join us at the Fair.

The Fair will take place during the Barracks Row Fall Festival on September 22.  Feel free to contact me with any questions at rhea@dcstatefair.org or rhea.kennedy@gallaudet.edu.

Rhea Kennedy
Board Member, DC State Fair
rhea@dcstatefair.org | 202-669-3602

THANK YOU RHEA FOR INCLUDING US! I hope Tracey Kempton will join the Cupcake Contest!


CHCDP is warmly invited to the

DC State Fair
A culinary, artistic, and agricultural showcase of the District

Saturday, September 22
11 AM to 5 PM
During the Barracks Row Fall Festival

(8th Street SE just south of Eastern Market metro station)

ASL interpretation provided

  • Meet representatives of LiveGreen DC, Slow Food DC, Kid Power DC, Gilt City, 4-H, and other local businesses and organizations.
  • Enter to win the Kids Art Contest or one of more than 20 other contests, including Best Pie, Best Cupcake, Best Pickle, and Heaviest Vegetable.
  • See the winning entries (with a display sponsored by Bon Appetit Management Company at Gallaudet) and find out who will take home a blue ribbon.
  • Learn about home canning, beekeeping, gardening, and homebrewing at educational demonstrations.
  • Grab a snack at the Lemongrass Vietnamese food truck or Whisked bakery.
  • Enjoy the rest of the Barracks Row Fall Festival adjacent to the D.C. State Fair.

For more information, visit DCStateFair.org or read the latest newsletter for contest entry details and deadlines. For contest entry drop-off times and judging times, go to the Event Details page.