Did you know your Apartments at CityCenter Privilege Card gets you discounts all around D.C.? This month we are highlighting the art category of discounts offered. Take advantage of these deals and enjoy living in the heart of Washington D.C.!
• Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th Street NW, Washington, D.C., offers 20% off select shows. No Saturday nights, maximum 2 tickets/order.
• Koschland Science Museum, 525 E Street NW, Washington, D.C., offers a free special tour with admission.
• LongView Gallery, 1234 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C., offer free art consulting services and 10% off fine art purchases.
• National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C., offers a 10% discount in the National Building Museum Shop and 10% off the cost of a National Building Museum membership at the Builder Level. Membership includes free admission to the Museum, discount in the Museum Shop, access to architectural tours, guest passes and much more.
• National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. offers 50% off admission and 10% off Museum shop.
• National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C. offers 10% off store & café, valid for one year. Free admission.
• Shakespeare Theatre Company (at the Harman Center for the Arts) offers 10% off select shows. They are at the Lansburgh Theater, 450 7th Street NW and Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.
• Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and G Streets NW, Washington, D.C. offers 10% off store & café. Free admission.
• Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D Street, NW, Washington, D.C. offers $45 for any seat in the house. Subject to availability.
Have you taken advantage of the car wash service available in the CityCenterDC parking garage? The company has 15 years of experience in luxury residential and corporate services. They offer professionally trained technicians and excellent prices.
The wash includes:
· A hand wash, dry and window shine
· Clean rims and dress tires
· Clean door jams
· Complete wipe down of dashboard and center console
· Vacuum carpeting, mats and in-between seats
· Interior window clean with streak-free finish
The convenience can’t be beat! The service is available Monday and Friday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call 202-289-9000 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday to Friday to schedule your next day appointment, or talk to your Apartments at CityCenter Concierge.
Karbon, our newest member of our PAW-PARAZZI, is not your average city canine. In fact, Karbon sent in his own profile for The Apartments at CityCenter’s pet of the month club. From the pup’s mouth:
“Ruff ruff! I’m the new standard poodle at City Center. I love it here – especially the great concierge service that stands ready to provide a treat or warm smile, and the sky bark with an elevator to the top just for me. I spent my first eight years in Loudoun County, which is a great place to grow up, but there’s nothing like the city. See you around the block. “
We’re happy to have you here, Karbon, as well as your “roommates” the Mayos!
Living in the center of the city at the Apartments at CityCenter, getting around town is easy. So much is in walking distance, including metro stations that can get you into the suburbs in minutes.
But for those times when you need wheels, car sharing is an option that not only saves you money but also helps to save our planet. Consider these benefits:
- Save money on gas, parking, car maintenance and registration fees
- Access to a variety of vehicles to fit your needs at the moment
- Fewer cars on the road lead to less air pollution
At the Apartments at CityCenter, we make it easy to care for our planet. In fact, residents can take advantage of a special offer through our Privilege Card Program for car sharing and enjoy $30 in free driving from Zipcar.
REMEMBER: share your environmental tips with a photo on Twitter or Instagram for a chance at $1,000 and a new bicycle from @Bozzuto! Use the hashtag #BeTheGreen. The winning post will be randomly selected on April 30th. Good luck!
Many of you know her smiling face, but how much do you know about Sanovia Gross? Here is some scoop on this Concierge and the reality is… it’s all good news.
While at Bozzuto, she wondered who would be the lucky ones to work at the brand new Apartments at CityCenter. She still pinches herself as she comes to work each day. The hard working assistant to the Director of Resident Services considers herself the “House Mother” for the property. She selected the 3pm to 11pm shift to get the most contact with you, the residents. Her personal mission is to make sure you are comfortable.
Foodie: Sanovia confesses to love trying new foods and is enjoying all the restaurant options in the area. Need a recommendation for some new cuisine? Just ask.
Fitness: She loves getting in a run outside in nature, and recently discovered a passion for Pilates.
Pet lover: She is considered the resident “dog whisperer” and loves meeting all our furry residents. In fact, Sanovia organizes our PAW-PARAZZI – spotlighting a pet each month. On her own time, she volunteers at Coolidge Animal Hospital when she’s not at home, picking up the socks that her cat, Shadow, has left strewn across her home!
What does she want you to know? Positivity is truly her way of life. She feels blessed and wants to share that happiness. She really is happy all the time!
Few sounds can compare to the dulcet tones of the harp. At once elegant and calming, soothing and playful, it will be the perfect accompaniment to our Spring Soiree on March 25 at 7:00 pm.
The Apartments at CityCenter are lucky to have enlisted local talent Kristen Jepperson to provide the entertainment on the instrument and vocals for the evening! Her repertoire extends from classical music to ballads, from show tunes to pop classics. Currently the harpist at High Tea at DC’s historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel, she has also played on the Kennedy Center Millennial Stage, and has toured nationally with the New Christy Minstrels and shared the stage with the likes of Ray Charles, Shirley Jones and Tony Bennett. http://www.dc-harpist.com/Home_Page.html
As part of the Spring Soiree that includes atmosphere/lighting from Brian Bronlowe and catering from Crystal City Caterers – including a special Cherry Blossom Punch cocktail – be sure to come early. You won’t want to miss a minute – or a single note.
It might seem like the year just began, but one sure sign that warmer weather is around the corner is coming: the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon, kicking off on Thursday with a 2-day, Health & Fitness Expo.
Over 80 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information on Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Runners: lace up your shoes for either the marathon or half-marathon. There’s even a 5k for those not quite ready for a longer distance.
Throughout the course everyone can enjoy live music from local and national acts performing everything from alternative to punk to classic rock and soul. The concerts and race culminate at the finish line, with a Finish Line Festival featuring a concert from Better Than Ezra.
Grab your running shoes or your dancing shoes and enjoy the weekend!
More information available on the event website: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/dc
Cough, cough, sniffle, hack, sore throat, and then the ever popular chills. Blankets and warm tea won’t shake the worst colds and flu. The melodies of sick sounds are in the air, and are always looking for new human hosts.
How do you take care of yourself during the colder months? Naturally, keeping our regularly scheduled check ups are important. Physicians prescribe and advise on several remedies and medications which help. Here are five of our recommendations for keeping The Apartments at CityCenter buzzing with fun, instead of sounds of cold and flu.
1. Remember to wash your hands often. Washington our hands my not create a germ-free environment, but it can cut down on the spread of them.
2. Use antibacterial wipes and hand liquid. We have many touch – points, from the front door, to the handrail along the stairs, elevator buttons, door knobs, computer keyboards, and more. A wipe or two throughout the day can help decrease the spread of germs.
3. Consult your doctor quickly if you feel the onset of cold or flu – like symptoms. Some are skilled at ridding themselves of illness quickly. Others can see cold symptoms linger. It’s never a bad idea to connect with your physician about your health.
4. Maintain your healthy eating and fitness routine. Healthy bodies combat illnesses a lot better than when we don’t keep ourselves fit. Our FitnessFirst programming can augment most fitness programs. Check with your physician to determine which programming is best for you, then join in on the fun!
5. Suggest new programs and health topics for upcoming events. Are you very connected in the Washington, DC area and have access to fitness and healthy living experts? Let us know who they are. We can’t program around them all, but we can try.
Spring will be here before we know it! Let’s all stay healthy together.
Here it comes, end of year personal assessment time. Now is the time of year when many people think of ways to make positive changes in life. We all consider ways to do things different or better, or stop doing things altogether. Unfortunately, the New Year season soon wears off and the “resolutions” we make with it.
Making a to-do list can be relatively easy. Remembering it requires a bit more effort. Here are five tips to keep your new priorities top of mind.
- Keep your list short
As tempting as it may be to make a long list of improvements, the likelihood of getting through an extensive list can become exhausting. Creating one or two priorities will make it a lot easier to remember what to focus on each day.
- Use short descriptors for each resolution
Fancy words are great, but when it comes to daily commitments, short descriptors can be easily recalled when urges arise. Posting short lists on sticky pads, and note cards and placing them in areas you frequent such as your bathroom mirror, refrigerator, or even night lamp and computer monitor can be effective.
- Create reasonable goals
Think about the goals you create. Are they reasonable? If you have a very ambititous challenge, try breaking it into two or three goals. For example, if you have a goal to reduce eating out costs, creating a goal of days to cook per week is one way to impact that priority. Another goal might be to determine one eating out night per week. Another goal might be to eat left overs at least twice per week. Before you know it, you will have a full week of planned dinner goals thereby allowing you to achieve your challenge.
- Establish frequent milestones
Milestones are the key to keeping up with resolutions. Daily, weekly or monthly checklists can help move through the year with ease. If you are good at sticking to your goals, then monthly milestones may be best.
- Reward yourself along the way
Resolutions are great when we reach the finish line, but we can celebrate the entire way though if we plan it. Rewarding ourselves can be as basic as buying ourselves a new book, blouse or sweater, or as extravagent as booking a few short weekend getaways. This all depends on the timeline we set for our resolutions and how challenging they may be to reach.
The main point is to have fun along the way. 2015 is going to be great.
Not everyone has a warm home, adequate nutrition, and family to spend the holidays with each year. In fact, in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan region, many struggle with basic daily living needs. According to the Capital Area Food Bank’s Website, nearly 700,000 Washington, DC area residents are at risk of hunger.
This is one reason why The Apartments at CityCenter participate in charitable events in Washington, DC. This season we are supporting the Capital Area Food Bank.
From now until December 22, 2014 at 7 p.m., residents may drop off their food donations at the concierge desk.
Some of the donation needs include:
- Canned vegetables
- Canned fruit
- Hot and cold cereals
- Healthy snacks
- Other nonperishables. See complete list here.
Speaking of winter time giving opportunities, The Apartments at CityCenter is also participating in the local area’s Toys for Tots program. You may drop off a new and unwrapped toy at the concierge desk from December 1st – 22nd, 2014, at 7 p.m., and that toy will be added to the hundreds of thousands of toys to be distributed to local area children in need. Did you know that Toys for Tots was originally started by a Marine Corps Reservist, Major Bill Hendricks? Read about this special story at www.toysfortots.org.
Don’t fret, we have not left out our fury friends. We’re working with Home Buddies by collecting gifts for dogs. Gifts for dogs may be dropped off December 1st – 22nd at 7 p.m., at the concierge’s desk. All gifts for pets will be donated to the Washington Human Society.
Pitch in and help out. If you’re in the spirit to do even more this winter season, which promises to be very cold, click here for a list of area charities and volunteer opportunities. Tell us about other charities you would like to see included in future holiday seasons. We’d love to learn about some of your favorite ways to help those in need. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your request through BuildingLink.