Something for your body, your brain, your happiness, & someone else.
April 16, 2020
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In today's BIDness, we're bringing some more good news (and a cat in a bowtie) to your inbox. For the latest updates on COVID-19 and the Georgetown community, you can always refer to our dedicated website page. You can also follow us on Instagram at @officialgeorgetowndc

We also have a new page on our website to make it even easier for you to #SupportGeorgetown by purchasing a gift card to your favorite business, shopping online, or ordering take-out and delivery. Check it out!

Something for Your Body 

Remember when you dreamed of working from home every day? You'd have time to throw in a load of laundry, turn on the Crock-Pot midday, and enjoy a real "business on the top, party on the bottom" situation involving a dress shirt and ill-fitting sweatpants. Admittedly, the sweatpants thing holds up. What hasn't is your back, and every other part of your body, for that matter. Turns out, it's not healthy to work 8 hours a day while perched on an IKEA barstool. Fortunately, Scarlet Oak Acupuncture is offering tele-health appointments to get your body in check. The 30-minute phone- or video-based appointments address any health issues you are experiencing. Treatment options include acupressure demonstration and instruction, a discussion of diet and supplements being taken, stretches or other mobility exercises for pain, and a demonstration of gua sha, cupping or other techniques needed to alleviate the issue. Schedule your appointment at or call 202 643 8189.

If you're into the "woo woo", Uprising Yoga Center is also hosting a sound bath tonight at 8 pm through Zoom. We've done one before; you have to experience it for yourself. The class is donation-based and will benefit Bread for the City's COVID-19 Response Fund to serve low-income DC residents in need of food, clothing, and medical care. The Zoom ID is 932-994-785.

Something for Your Brain

We have the tea, and it is hot. The Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) has an archive of over 70 interviews with Georgetown residents who took part in an oral history program to share their personal recollections of life in Georgetown, in both recent times and decades past. Some touching, others lively and humorous, these insights from a wide variety of personalities provide a look into local life that will be especially appealing for history buffs and gossip hounds. What was Georgetown like in the 1960s, or really any period in time when we still could leave our homes? You'll find out. Thanks to Oral History Program Chair Cathy Farrell, and all the volunteers who helped preserve Georgetown's living history. We finally have something new to read this week, beyond the serving size on the back of the Nutter Butter's.

Something for Your Happiness  

If most days feel like you've suddenly developed the emotional range of Meryl Streep, know that you're not alone. (Speaking of, has anyone done a wellness check on her?) Right now, a cute kitten video is exactly what you need. When you contribute $10 to Crumbs & Whiskers Cat Cafe and Kitten Lounge, they'll send a 30-second video from a cat to your friends! You can choose between three videos that their kittens made before they left Georgetown for their foster homes, with themes of encouragement, a love letter, and paws-itivity. Click here to get your Kittengram!

Something for Someone Else

Last week we launched the Georgetown BID Employee Emergency Relief Grant program, to assist employees in our commercial district who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus crisis and need money to pay for rent, food, medical bills, or other emergency costs. The Georgetown BID has funded the first $150,000, which we're in the process of awarding to an initial group of applicants. Hundreds more have applied and are still in need - and that's where you come in!

Today, we're partnering with Halcyon, a nonprofit based in Georgetown, to launch a donation campaign to further fund the Georgetown BID Employee Emergency Relief Grant. To learn more and donate, visit Donations will be made tax-deductible through Halcyon's 501(c)(3) status, and 100% of funds will be distributed to those in need. Let's serve those who have served us so well, until we can welcome them back to Georgetown.

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