City Calendar

Regular Scheduled Events

FY 2017 Official City Holidays

*Date changes slightly each year but the holidays are still observed

(City Offices Will Be Closed on the Following Holidays)

Independence Day – Monday, July 4, 2016

Labor Day – Monday, September 5, 2016

Columbus Day – Monday, October 10, 2016

Veteran`s Day – Friday, November 11, 2016

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 24, 2016

Day after Thanksgiving – Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas Day – Monday, December 26, 2016

New Years’ Day – Monday, January 2, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday – Monday, January 16, 2017

President’s Day ­– Monday, February 2017

Memorial Day – Monday, May 29, 2017

Trash & Recycle Regular Schedule

 Regular Trash Collection  Every Wednesday
 Recycle Collection  Every Friday
 Bulk Trash Collection  Every 1st and 3rd Monday
 Yard Waste Collection  Every Monday
 Electronic Drop-off Event                              

 Third Saturday, every  quarter (four months)

Waste Collection Schedule

View Waste Collection Schedule – thru January 2017

View Waste Collection 2017 Schedule 2 – February 2017 to April 2017

Leaf Collection Schedule

View Leaf Collection Schedule – Fall 2016

Special Notices:

If a holiday falls on a regularly scheduled waste collection day, waste collection will be rescheduled to the following business day.



* Bulk trash collection is by appointment only on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month and must be scheduled in advance. Please call 301-985-6558 or the Department of Public Works at 301-985-6583 by 12:00 noon on the Friday before scheduled collection date.



**December through February yard waste is collected the 2nd Monday by appointment only. Please call (301) 985- 6558 option 2 to schedule a pick-up by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the scheduled collection date.



Electronics may be dropped off at the Department of Public Works M-F 7:00 am to 5:00 pm as well as Saturday drop-off dates, scheduled quarterly (Third Saturday in March, June, September, December).



Please visit the Public Works Department page for more information


Regular Trash Pickup
Mar 1 all-day
Mar 3 @ 5:45 am – May 26 @ 7:45 am
Pop-Up Cowork Day @ Mediterranean Cafe
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come create with us at the CAMPSpace pop-up #cowork day on 3/3. Open to all #DMV professionals looking to connect with others, get work done and learn about flexible workspace options in the county. All are welcome, but pre-registration is recommended at

Emulsion 2017 @ Pepco Edison Place Gallery
Mar 3 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 1:30 am

EMULSION—The Fourth Annual East City Art Regional Juried Show
• All events are free and open to the public
• Location: PEPCO Edison Place Gallery at 702 8th Street NW, Washington DC
• EXHIBITION: March 3-16, 2017

• Participants selected by Juror Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams
• Curated by Mary Ellen Vehlow of Gallery OonH

EMULSION Schedule of Events
• Opening Reception and Award Announcements: Friday, March 3 from 6-8:30 p.m.
• (Snow Date: Friday, March 10)
• Artist Talk: Tuesday, March 7 beginning at 6 p.m.
• Artist Talk: Thursday March 9 beginning at 6 p.m.
• Closing Reception: Thursday, March 16
• Exhibition on view March 3-16, 2017

What is an EMULSION?
An emulsion blends two seemingly incompatible substances to produce a third yet distinct substance.
Oil + Egg Yolk = Mayonnaise | Air + Sugar = Meringue | Baltimore + Washington = Art Competition

In this spirit, East City Art’s EMULSION seeks to blend the culturally different yet geographically close regions of Washington and Baltimore by combining a wide array of art forms and mediums such as two-dimensional work, sculpture and performance pieces.

The Fourth EMULSION open call for entry yielded a total of 250 artist submissions. Of these 250 submissions, Juror Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams selected the following 66 artists to exhibit:

Adams, John M.
Amoroso, David
Bellard, David
Benedicto, Stephen
Billin-Frye, Paige
Black, Leda
Block, Jo Ann
Bohlander, Rachael
Boocks, Lori Anne
Bradley, Adam
Brunner, Wilfred
Christianson, Naomi
Colomer, Marion
Corcoran, Joseph
Corson, Chris
Crocetta, Jacqui
Crossett, Michael
Delaney, Ellen
Diekmeyer, Stuart
Dormitzer, Spencer
Dudley, Sean
Edwards, Cheryl
Elsner, Rita
Ferrand, Gregory
Fischerkeller, Michael
Fundling, Abigail
Garcia, Ric
Goldchain, Michelle
Graham, Erin
Grimes, Matthew
Gritzka del Villar, Melanie
Hoxworth, Emily
Isaac, Mark
Ittner, Marty
Jewell, Joyce
Jones, Wayson R.
Kallem, Becca
Kent, Joanne
Kung, Chee-Keong
Lenzi, Nicole
Lowery, Linda
McCoy, Michael
Mitchell, Kevin
Noble, Lisa
Park, Nara
Pineda, Juan
Rezaeipour, Mojdeh
Richardson, BD
Rogers, Pamela
Ryan, Beverly
Sausele-Knodt, Jean
Sethi, Samantha
Sherman, Alexandra
Taylor, Andrew
Thalhammer, Lisa Marie
van Brakle, Jessica
Weiss, Ellyn
West, Michael
Wike, Amy
Wine, Jordann
Winslow, Clare
Wodzianski, Andrew
Wohl, Andrew
Wright Jenna
Yun, Ju

On Friday, March 3, 2017, the night of the opening reception, EMULSION 2017 producer Phil Hutinet presented the first, second and third place winners with cash prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 respectively at Pepco Edison Place Gallery located at 702 8th Street NW in downtown Washington, DC. This year, an honorable mention category was added offering two $250 prizes.

Since 2013, EMULSION has awarded $12,000 in prizes to area artists.

About EMULSION 2017
EMULSION 2017 is an open call to all artists who reside or work in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area within a 50 mile radius of East City Art’s offices on Capitol Hill. This is an opportunity for artists from the central Mid-Atlantic to showcase the extraordinary diversity and excellence in regional contemporary art.

An emulsion combines two seemingly incompatible ingredients to produce a third yet entirely new substance. In this spirit, East City Art’s EMULSION seeks to combine the regions’ cultural differences into a single blended exhibition by combining a wide array of art forms and expressions.

EMULSION 2017 will take place over a two-week period centering on an exhibition juried by Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, Public Art Project manager for Arlington County. EMULSION includes a competition with a total of $4,000 in cash prizes awarded to selected artists, an opening reception and two artist talks. PEPCO Edison Place Gallery will host all EMULSION 2017 events.

EMULSION is produced East City Art, DC’s visual arts publication and led by renowned visual art event and festival producer Phil Hutinet. EMULSION is one of the region’s leading visual art events providing local artists with the opportunity to win cash awards and exhibit their work in a well-publicized and public forum. EMULSION has helped propel the careers of past participants by connecting them with acclaimed regional curators, gallerists and arts organizations.

About East City Art
Phil Hutinet began East City Art on January 4, 2010 to document and promote the growing visual arts movement in eastern Washington, DC. East City Art has become a full-fledged local art publication with over 60K monthly website visitors and a quarterly print publication with a circulation of 40K copies. The publication covers the DC metro region including Washington DC, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia.

East City Art writers profile local artists, initiate community discussions and review local exhibitions. Since its inception seven years ago, East City Art has emerged as one of the leading voices in DC’s visual arts community often influencing larger local and national publications.

East City Art ’s mission is to connect local artists with the community at large through facilitated dialogue. East City Art believes art’s most important role lies in its ability to lift the human spirit through a common visual language that transcends class, race and gender.

About Juror Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams
Deirdre serves as public art project manager for Arlington’s nationally-renowned Public Art program where she develops and manages County-initiated projects and advises on various public art and design enhancement requests. Prior to joining Arlington, Deirdre worked as the public art coordinator for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and for Weitzman Studios.

Deirdre also works independently on creative projects and initiatives. This year, she is the co-curator for What’s Going on Voices of Shaw, co-curator for the art collection at the Conway Center and curator of Georgetown GLOW.

In 2015, she was a project manager for Finding a Line, working with local artist and skateboarder Ben Ashworth and the Kennedy Center, the curator of Georgetown GLOW, the curator of Hickok Cole’s Art Night and curator and project manager for four new sculptures by Foon Sham located within Golden Triangle. In 2014, Deirdre was the curator for the Foggy Bottom Sculpture Biennial and in 2014 and 2012 was the producer for DCCAH’s temporary public art program 5×5. She also directs Mid City Artists, a group of professional artists who have come together for the purpose of promoting their art and the mid-city section of DC.

Second Anniversary Weekend Celebration! @ Artists & Makers Studios
Mar 3 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 2:00 am

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are proud to mark the organization’s second anniversary and the grand opening of the second location with “at 2(two)” featuring the artwork of more than 120 resident artists in the galleries and studios of both studio centers. A four gallery exhibit will open for First Friday festivities between 6pm and 9pm on March 3rd, and will be followed by an Open Studio weekend on March 4th and 5th between 10am and 4pm also at both locations.

What to do? Resistance Art for 2017 + Beyond – Opening Reception @ ReCreative Spaces Perry Street
Mar 4 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am

What to do? Resistance Art for 2017 + Beyond
Art that unifies, uplifts, resists…

With artwork by The Monument Quilt Project, Andrea Noel, Camilla Schaeffer, Victoria Sgarro, Juliana Vallejo, and Amelia Vercauteren

The evening will include hands-on art projects led by Andrea Noel and Juliana Vallejo

On display March 3- March 31, 2017
Opening Reception March 3 7-10pm
$5/sliding scale donation for Opening Reception appreciated but not required.

Gallery Hours* | Mon-Thurs 9:00am-2:00pm and by appointment.

Please contact us – info[at]recreativespaces[dot]com – to schedule your visit.*Also on view during our awesome programming! Check the full schedule HERE.

We encourage local art collecting! Payment plans available upon request.

Featured artwork: ‘Liberate Theology’ by Andrea Noel

Open Studio Weekend at TWO Locations! March 4th and 5th, 10-4
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 9:00 pm

Open Studios with more then 120 resident artists in TWO locations just 9/10’s of a mile apart in Rockville, MD. 10-4 on March 4th and 5th. Visit studios, snack, shop, see demos and make art!!!