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WETA Neighborhoods

WETA Neighborhoods

Premieres Tuesday, July 5 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

From secret histories to off-the-beaten path landmarks, WETA Neighborhoods reveals the lesser-known aspects of our favorite greater Washington surroundings. The one-hour special highlights four neighborhoods bursting with personality and stories: Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, and Anacostia.

 

In Georgetown, visit the hangout where John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie; delve into Georgetown's origins as a center of the African-American community; and find out about the neighborhood's clandestine past as a center of spy craft. 

In Dupont Circle, go underground as a long abandoned street car station gets new life; sample one of the country's leading farmers' markets, and meet culinary pioneers of the farm-to-table movement.

On Capitol Hill, follow the chef into the kitchen at one of the country's hottest restaurants; discover the hidden alleys that now serve as gateways to the tiny house movement; meet a community leader so beloved he has a street —  and a parade — named after him.   

In Anacostia, get a behind-the-scenes look at a Daytime-Emmy Award-winning web soap opera that is putting this neighborhood on the map; venture into the urban backwoods with a dedicated photographer who is helping the polluted river make a comeback; and meet an artist who is inspiring the next generation to participate in the neighborhood's flourishing arts scene.

These and other stories go behind the scenes to highlight the people and places that make greater Washington's neighborhoods notable and unique.

 

 

Clips from Previous Seasons

To watch all WETA Neighborhoods videos from previous seasons, grouped by neighborhood, visit our video portal.

National Capital Bank

National Capital Bank

On Pennsylvania Avenue, sandwiched between two modern banking goliaths, stands National Capital Bank. WETA explores how this seemingly small, family-run business has survived since 1889, weathering stock market crashes, great depressions, recessions and more.

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Shepherd Park History

Shepherd Park History

Named for Alexander "Boss" Shepherd -- a Washington, D.C. governor from 1873 to 1874 -- Shepherd Park remained a rural neighborhood well into the 19th century. WETA uncovers the events that transformed forests and farmlands into the urban neighborhood that is today's Shepherd Park.

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Chess University

Chess University

In Dupont Circle, you'll discover the hub of the city's chess community, where lively games have been played by people of all walks of life since 1968.

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The Brewmaster's Castle

The Brewmaster's Castle

Take a tour through the Brewmaster's Castle in Dupont Circle, the nation's most intact late-Victorian home.

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Bowie International Festival

Bowie International Festival

Bowie residents are embracing their growing diversity. Join them at the annual Bowie International Festival for a day of exploring traditions, food and artwork from many countries and cultures.

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History of Anacostia

History of Anacostia

Originally known as Uniontown, what is now Anacostia was the first planned suburb of Washington City. WETA explores the community's history from its beginning in the 1850s and reflects on how the area has changed over the past 50 years with longtime resident Gloria Whitfield.

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THEARC

THEARC

THEARC is a unique community center -- a world-class facility that provides education, health care, recreation and arts for residents East of the Anacostia River. WETA's tour of the facility reveals the only place where you can find the Washington Ballet, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Levine School of Music under one roof.

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