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Welcome to Mount Pleasant Village

Mount Pleasant Village is a nonprofit, all-volunteer membership organization that enables members to celebrate the opportunities and meet the challenges of aging in the community. We support each other  through:

We strive to be inclusive and diverse by outreach to our neighbors, and through partnerships with other organizations in Mt. Pleasant and throughout the city.

Questions? Contact us at information@mountpleasantvillage.org  

 

Leave Some Leaves for Wildlife

While we all want clean sidewalks and storm drains, fall leaves don't have to all be raked or blown away. Consider places in your yard where you can leave some leaves for wildlife and the environment. Many beneficial insects need leaves to complete their life cycles. For example, some adult butterflies and moths overwinter in leaf litter to emerge and delight us in the spring. Others spend their chrysalis stage camouflaged among the leaves, to reach maturity the following year. Altogether dozens of species of moths, beetles, butterflies, fireflies and other insects need your fall leaves to survive. So do the birds, who are skilled at finding those bugs in winter, and feed their chicks with them in the spring. 

Click here to read the rest of this article about eco-friendly fall clean-up.



The combination of natural leaf mulch and native plantings help absorb rainwater and keep this oak tree on Connecticut Ave healthy. Photo by Stella Tarnay. Native plants median by DC Master Naturalist Kathy Sykes.

 
 
FEATURED VIDEO: Gala Paso Nuevo Dia de los Muertos
 
Mount Pleasant Villagers Respond to Covid

As you probably know by now, the Covid-19 virus has mutated to become less deadly but more infectious. Happily, there is a new, bivalent vaccine available that targets both the old and the new variants of Covid. According to the CDC and the Office of the DC Mayor, now is the time to get your booster. The vaccine is free and available through pharmacies, health centers, and the DC government. For more information, contact your health care provider or the Mayor's information site. The Ward 1 vaccination site is located at 1000 U Street NW.

Covid Testing

You can get Covid testing through your health care provider or the DC government sites mentioned above. If you are unable to travel or stand in line, the Village can help. As of September, we still have a supply of rapid tests available (these are the "antigen" tests). Village volunteers are ready to deliver tests if you need them. To request a test, please call 202-573-7541 and leave a message. You can also send an e-mail requesting a test kit to NHN@mountpleasantvillage.org. 

 

 

We Love the Farmers Market!

Every Saturday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, open year round

The Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market is open Saturdays year round from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  No dogs or bikes please.  Given the increased local spread of the highly contagious Delta virus variant, masks & social distancing are strongly encouraged for everyone at the Market. 

The Meet the Street Map (by Mount Pleasant Village) lists all of the businesses along Mount Pleasant Street & includes phone numbers as well as locations. For more information about the map, please contact Jan Fenty, janfenty@gmail.com
 
East by Midwest
Easy-to-use directory sorted by business type. Focus on black-owned businesses in DC.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES!

 

Mount Pleasant Village affirms its stance in support of racial equity and opposition to racism in all forms. See full statement

Bancroft Tree and Bake Sale

             

Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mount Pleasant Village members are invited to purchase their holiday trees and share their baking talents at the Bancroft Tree and Bake Sale! In the past, Village members have generously offered their home baked goods to benefit our community partner, Bancroft School. 

General suggestions for bake sale items: cake slices, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, muffins and Rice Krispy treats are the post popular items. The sale will once again be on the Bancroft Playground and Soccer Field, behind the school. Judy Byron (judyb1910@gmail.com) will be your Village contact and Bancroft parent Colin Stewart (colindfstewart@gmail.com) will be your/our Bancroft contact. Each of them are happy to answer any questions you may have and to coordinate details with you.

 

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The Mount Pleasant Village gratefully acknowledges the generous and timely financial support provided by the DC Department of Aging and Community Living and the Washington Home Foundation.