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March 2012

Introducing Hagar (an Arab/Jewish School in Israel) to D.C.

March 14, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
private home DC United States + Google Map
$10

We love introducing people to organizations that fit our tenets, one of which is "banishing 'us and them' thinking."  Join us in D.C. (U Street corridor) for Mediterranean hors d'oeuvres prepared by Food and Fete and meet Director of Development Lauren Joseph as she shares about her groundbreaking organization -- including a short video -- and invites us all into an open-ended conversation. ABOUT HAGAR (http://www.hajar.org.il/) Hagar is creating a community of coexistence in Israel through a bilingual, multicultural school in…

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Meet-up to hear Jonathan Safran Foer & Nathan Englander discuss New American Haggadah

March 19, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sixth & I Synagogue, 600 I Street, NW
Washington, DC United States
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$2 – $30

Read each year around the seder table, the Haggadah recounts through prayer, song, and ritual the story of Exodus, when Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land. Now, Jonathan Safran Foer has orchestrated a new way of experiencing and understanding one of our oldest and sacred stories, with a new translation of the traditional text by Nathan Englander and commentary by major Jewish writers and thinkers…

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April 2012

Cooking and Eating with Eritrean Refugees through International Rescue Committee Partnership (Date Change)

April 1, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Silver Spring, MD United States + Google Map
Free

The International Rescue Committee (rescue.org) is a non-profit that works in post-conflict development internationally and refugee resettlement in the US. SPACIOUS is teaming up with them to provide simple shopping and cooking instruction for recently resettled Eritrean men who need those skills and who are eager to meet DC-area residents as they adjust to a vastly different life in a new country. You don't have to know how to cook yourself; there will be a skilled cook on each team.…

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BYOK (Bring or Be Your Own Kid) Recess & Pie-Throwing Event

April 14, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Meridian Hill Park, 2500 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC United States
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Free

A chance for grown-ups to play like kids and even with kids. A chance for kids to see their parents PLAYING! Why? If you need to ask, you need to come. Seriously, we're all too damn responsible and scheduled. Let's lighten up together, blow off some steam, laugh a lot and leave with new friends and renewed energy. We'll gather for recess games and have a pie-throwing extravaganza, as well as a picnic (bring your own; we'll provide dessert). Meridian Hill…

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May 2012

Joey Emceeing OAR Second Chance Fundraising Breakfast

May 3, 2012 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am
Unnamed Venue United States + Google Map
Free

Joey Katona sits on the board of Offender Aid Restoration, a restorative justice nonprofit. He helps host and emcees their fundraising breakfast. Please email Joey at joey@spacious.org if you are interested to attend!

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BOOK TOUR: $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau — A SPACIOUS DC Meet-up

May 10, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
To be announced Washington, D.C. area, United States + Google Map
Free

Come meet author and world traveler Chris Guillebeau, talking about his $100 Startup book (sign up at this link so Chris knows how many to count on!). Chris has brought together 50 case studies of people who have turned their passions into income and a lifestyle of freedom with very little capital invested. Chris is close to finishing a quest to visit every country in the world by his 35th birthday.  He envisioned and created the World Domination Summit (in Portland,…

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Little League Cheerleading Mob

May 29, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

We'll meet up at a Little League game in the Tenley area of DC. We'll cheer for the Yankees and the White Sox.  Coaches and parents will know... kids won't. Game starts at 6 p.m. Meet us there or we'll grab you at the Tenley Metro (Red Line), closer to 5:30 p.m. Let's get a big crowd out and make these 10- to 12-year-olds feel like they're in the Major Leagues. Sign up here so we know how many we'll…

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June 2012

Service Project at Central Union Mission

June 2, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central Union Mission, 1350 R. Street, NW
Washington, DC United States
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Free

We love this place. It has existed for 125 years in D.C. and has components of overnight and long-term housing and services for men struggling with homelessness and related issues. It has a camp for children, a food depot, Hispanic family services and much more. We'll get to spend several hours doing general cleaning and maintenance work in the Mission, which is located at 1350 R Street, NW, DC. We'll work from 1 to 4 p.m. We have a limit…

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Joey speaking to middle school students in Long Branch, New Jersey

June 8, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
private group United States + Google Map

Joey is speaking on "Love in Action" to middle school students in Long Branch, New Jersey.

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Bluebrain’s “Central Park App” Walkabout — SPACIOUS’ Debut New York Event

June 9, 2012 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Central Park New York, NY United States + Google Map
Free

Read about this ingenious app that is location-specific for Central Park. This New York Times article will give you some backstory and context. And here's a brief documentary on the making of it. Then meet our SPACIOUS team, Cary & Joey, for our first-ever New York event where we'll meet up at 1:30 near the south end of the park (exact location will be confirmed), wander Central Park enjoying the music, and then hang out a bit (bring your own…

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