Around the ‘Town – May 2024

May 28, 2024






News, events, and happenings in Tenleytown

May 2024

Here’s what’s happening this month Around the ‘Town:
  • May is bursting in Tenleytown and fun events! 
  • Rockin’ at City Ridge
  • Featured Neighborhood Events: Trivia, Theatre, and Community

May is bursting in Tenleytown and fun events! 


Dear TMS Family,

As we get closer to the summer, there are many ways to get outside and enjoy Tenleytown! Rockin’ at the Ridge is beginning their summer series this week and we are hosting TenleyFest, a free celebration of music and art on June 1 from 3-5 pm in front of businesses throughout the corridor. Come enjoy musical acts with styles from around the world and local artists who will be available to help students create amazing chalk art with different themes.

We are also celebrating our local cuisine with the recent official grand opening of East West Cafe and the 25th anniversary of Matisse Restaurant!

See you on the Main Street!

Noah Getz
Executive Director


Rockin’ at City Ridge

The second annual Rockin’ at the Ridge music series begins tonight. There will be acts ranging from jazz and rock to go-go and acapella and continuing every weekend throughout the Spring and Summer, Ridge Square is going to be rockin’!  Grab some tacos from Taco Bamba or a pizza or salad from Roof Top Kitchen and take a seat in the square or get to the outdoor bar at King Street Oyster Bar to grab a bite and enjoy the music. Our residents can simply open their windows and enjoy the music as well. Music will be played at street level near the patio outside King Street Oyster Bar and Tatte Bakery. The warmer months are going to be rocking at City Ridge. Don’t miss out.
May’s Schedule
May 17: 6 – 8 PM – 
World Music Collective – TMS’ own ED Noah Getz
May 18 – Savoring Spring with City Ridge Event 4 – 7 PM –  
Cheaper than Therapy
May 24 : 6 – 8 PM – Brand Brulee
May 31: 6 – 8 PM – Gordon Sterling and the People Acoustic


Featured Neighborhood Events: Trivia, Theatre, and Community

Broadcasters Child Development Center – Open House in May
During May, visit our Child Care Center at 4200 Wisc. Ave to learn about openings for the upcoming 2024-25 school year.
We provide full-time care for children 6 weeks – 5 years of age at our location on the lower level of the AU building on the corner of Wisc. and Van Ness St.
Visit our website at to sign up for a tour/more info or call 202-846-7672.


City Ridge: Rockin at the Rdige
May 17th, 18th, 24th, and 31st, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (4:00pm start on the 18th)

Bringing together food, music, art and community   
Cost: Free

Rockin’ at the Ridge

American University Gallery Talk: Surface Tension
May 19th, 20th, 2:00-3:00pm
American University MFA candidates explore the oscillation between the surface and what lies beneath. Works in this exhibition bring forth the rich autobiographical soil that informs each of the artists’ practices and journeys. This exhibition interrogates the notion of surface as merely the endpoint of each artist’s work, proposing instead that it serves as a dynamic threshold to multilayered narratives and inquiries.
Cost: Free

Get tickets here


Save the Date: Tenleytown Main Street Music and Arts Festival
June 1st, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Mark your calendars for a Tenleytown Main Street’s 1st Annual Music and Arts Festival that will take place on Saturday, June 1. More details to come!

Trivia Night at Guapo’s 
June 6th, 7:30pm

Join Tenleytown Main Street and quizmasters Robin and Matt for a pub-style trivia night at Guapo’s Tenleytown. You’ll be challenged while laughing with friends. It’s free to play and the winners will receive a prize of $25 Tenley Bucks that can be redeemed at businesses around Tenleytown. Winners of the music round will receive two FREE classes with a heart rate monitor at Orangetheory Fitness in Tenleytown. 
Cost: Free
Get tickets here for Trivia Night here

Download the free TMS app (Google Play or App Store) or check out our online calendar for more events happening throughout the month of November.








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