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Get $20 to Spend at Participating Businesses during Shaw Open House, 06/22/24!

June 07, 2024
Enjoy FREE food and beverage samples and Shaw swag during this FREE event

Eat.Drink.Shaw. Returns, June 19, 2024!

May 07, 2024
Come Celebrate Shaw Main Streets’ 21sth Anniversary and Eat and Drink Your Way Through the Shaw Neighborhood in One Night!

Come Join Mayor Bowser's Earth Day Cleanup in Shaw, Saturday, 04/27/24!

April 18, 2024
Meet at Kennedy Recreation Center at 10 AM!

Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting, 03/27/24!

March 06, 2024
Hear from DC leaders, see what Shaw Main Streets accomplished in 2023 and plans for 2024, elect Board of Directors members and you may win dinner for two at Ambar restaurant!.

GRAND OPENING EVENTS: Urban Grape, 01/25-27/24!

January 24, 2024
Ribbon Cutting, Tastings, More as Nation's Largest Black-owned Alcoholic Beverage Retailer Expands to DC

Spend Shaw Main Streets' Money on Small Business Saturday in Shaw, 11/25/23!

November 22, 2023
$5,000 in “Shawbucks” will be distributed to be spent at Shaw businesses!

City Market at O Holiday Tree Lighting & Celebration, 11/25/23!

November 13, 2023
Free Family Fun, Food and More

The DMV’s Fashion Future Comes to Shaw, 11/25/23!

November 10, 2023
Fashion Show, Expert Panel, Vendors, Live Music and DJ Highlight New Event

Call for Artists: Art All Night Shaw 2023, 09/30/23!

June 01, 2023
Artists and Performers of All Types are Invited to Participate in This Year’s Festival in Shaw.

Shaw First Friday Art Walk Events Start 06/02/23!

May 31, 2023
New monthly event debuts on Ellington Plaza, in front of the Howard Theatre

On June 14, 2023, Come Celebrate Shaw Main Streets’ 20th Anniversary and Eat and Drink Your Way Through the Shaw Neighborhood in One Night!

May 01, 2023
Enjoy food and drink from more than 20 of Shaw's best bars and restaurants at the Howard Theatre

Join Councilmember Pinto for an Earth Day Cleanup, 04/22/23!

April 10, 2023
Meet at Bundy Dog Park for Coffee, Pick Up Trash, Then Celebrate at Dacha Beer Garden Afterwards.

Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting, 03/21/23!

March 06, 2023
Hear from DC leaders, see what SMS accomplished in 2022 and plans for 2023, and elect Board of Directors members. And you may win dinner for two at a new restaurant!

Free Black History Month Tour: "Walk with Woodson," 02/18/23

January 20, 2023
A Woodson Reenactor and a Shaw Historian Guide Visitors through Dr. Woodson's Shaw


December 05, 2022
Shaw businesses host popup shopping events with options for all your gift-giving needs!

Spend Shaw Main Streets' Money on Small Business Saturday in Shaw, 11/26/22!

November 21, 2022
The Holiday Season Starts on Shaw Business Saturday, November 26, 2022!

Shaw Open House + Streetsense Streetmarket = #FunInShaw, 06/25/22!

June 10, 2022
2 Great FREE Events in 1 Great Neighborhood: Eat, Drink and Shop Local

Check Out Open Streets on Shaw's 7th Street, 06/04/22!

June 03, 2022
Enjoy Business Activations and Specials, a Treasure Hunt, Book Sale, and More!

Two Women’s Empowerment Murals to be Dedicated in Shaw during Open Streets Event, 06/04/22!

June 02, 2022
Two of the Newest and Largest Murals in the Neigtborhood are the Work of Female Artists

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Shaw, All Month Long!

May 05, 2022
Enjoy Authentic and Contemporary Mexican Food and Drink at Shaw Restaurants—"¡Olé!"

Why is Shaw Main Streets Opposing the 9th Street Cycletrack? Facts and Alternatives

February 09, 2022
Loss of parking, increased traffic, delivery challenges, and the lack of an economic impact studfy are key issues.

Largest Mural in Shaw Debuts!

February 02, 2022
Colorful Five Story Tall Mural Faces Sunoco Station.

Artists' Unique Art Gifts Presented at Shaw Holiday Art Market, 11/27/21 & 12/18/21!

February 01, 2022
Artists Poped Up to Sell their Work in "Bubbles" across from Howard Theatre, with Live Entertainment

Eat.Drink.Shaw....Reimagined Featured 24 Food and Beverage Businesses, 11/04/21-11/18/21!

January 31, 2022
Shaw’s Food and Beverage Showcase Returned…With a Twist! Participants Visited Bars and Restaurants to Enjoy Food and Beverage Items for Two Weeks.

Art All Night Returned to Shaw with Eight Hours of Fun for All Ages, 09/25/21!

January 30, 2022
The 10th Anniversary of DC's Free Overnight Arts Festival was Celebrated, in the Neighborhood Where It All Began.

Statement Regarding Comparison of 9th Street Cycletrack to 1968 Riots

January 27, 2022
For Immediate Release

Spend Shaw Main Streets' Money on Small Business Saturday in Shaw, 11/27/21!

November 18, 2021
Use "Shawbucks" like Cash at Participating Shaw Businesses on Shaw Business Saturday!

Business Owners: Apply for a FY21 Shaw Main Streets Small Business Recovery Grant Today!

June 16, 2021
A Total of $30,000 in Grants will be Awarded. Applications are Due by 06/25/21 at 5:00 PM!

Shaw: Then and Now—Presentation Shows What Today's Shaw Looked Like in Past, 06/30/21!

June 16, 2021
Free Lunchtime Zoom Presentation in Recognition of 50th Anniversary of Founding of DC Preservation League

Shaw Businesses Respond to 9th Street Cycletrack Announcement

May 28, 2021
Small Businesses Fear Parking and Traffic Impacts will Do What COVID-19 Couldn't: Force Their Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs to Close Forever

Shaw Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs Offer Takeout and Delivery During Coronavirus Crisis!

December 23, 2020
This list of Shaw businesses offering delivery and takeout during the current health emergency will be updated periodically.

New Shaw-Based Food Ordering and Delivery App Helps Restaurants Survive

December 22, 2020
Restaurants get to keep more of every dollar spent on takeout and delivery when customers use this new app to order.

Shop for Unique Gifts from 18 Artists at Shaw Virtual Holiday Art Market, through 12/31/20!

December 14, 2020
Artist Roster Expanded Since Virtual Market was Launched during Art All Night DC 2020!

Turn Plywood into Art for a Cause

December 09, 2020
DC Wood for Good project will collect surplus plywood used to board up businesses and match the lumber with artists, creatives and community groups that will transform them into art and other items.

Small Business Saturday Returns to Shaw with $20 Shawbucks Giveaways & Virtual Ribbon Cuttings, 11/28/20!

November 23, 2020
11-Year Tradition Continues, Made Contactless for 2020 Health Concerns

Art All Night DC 2020 Virtual Edition Presents Shaw Art Market, Food & Drink Options

September 11, 2020
Now Crowds This Year, Except Online--Selected AANDD Shaw Headliners Showcased, Some Shaw Businesses Also Provide Content

Dine Al Fresco in Blagden Alley!

July 09, 2020
DC’s First Alley “Streatery” Features Four Popular Shaw Bars and Restaurants

Help Bring New Murals to 9th Street and the DC Alley Museum!

July 01, 2020
Shaw Main Streets is seeking a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to fund new murals in Blagden Alley and 9th Street, NW

FOR BUSINESS OWNERS: Updated Info on COVID-19 Financial Assistance!

March 22, 2020
News You can Use Regarding DC and Federal Government Programs and Legislation

Shaw Main Streets 2020 Annual Meeting Postponed due to COVID-19 Emergency!

March 18, 2020
Annual Event will be Rescheduled after the Health Emergency Declaration has been Lifted

Black History Month Event Highlights Shaw's Own Walter E. Fauntroy, 02/22/20!

February 06, 2020
New Bethel Baptist Church's Longtime Pastor Shares Reminiscences from His Life as a Civil Rights Activist, Shaw Urban Renewal Planner, Congressman and Faith Leader at Free Event.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Shaw, 11/30/19!

November 04, 2019
Family fun and freebies abound, and $20 in ShawBucks to spend as cash are highlights of this 10th anniversary event.

Yoga-Themed Mural Debuts on 9th Street in Shaw with Dogs, Butterflies and More, 10/02/19!

October 01, 2019
Two-Story Mural is a Tribute to the Late Lisa Schreiber, Founder and Co-owner of Wagtime

Shaw History Comes Alive during Two Free History Tours, 09/22/19

September 21, 2019
Two Popular Walking Tours Highlighting Shaw's Past and Present are Offered Annually

Get Ready for a Shawtastic Voyage: Art All Night Returns to Shaw, 09/14/19!

August 23, 2019
FREE Eight-Hour Overnight Arts Festival Expected to Draw 25,000 Visitors to Indoor and Outdoor Venues Along 7th and 9th Street, NW Venues!

Come to Shaw Open House and Get $25 to Spend at Participating Businesses. 06/15/19!

June 01, 2019
Enjoy Free Food & Beverage Samples, Special Offers, Prizes and Family Fun at Dozens of Businesses South of Rhode Island Avenue!

Buy Eat.Drink.Shaw. Tickets Now: Annual Food & Drink Showcase is on 04/24/19 at the Howard Theatre!

April 19, 2019
ALL YOU CAN EAT & DRINK FROM 27 RESTAURANTS & BARS...IN ONE PLACE...$80 in Advance, $100 at the door.

Shaw Main Streets Releases 2018 Annual Report

April 12, 2019
At its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Shaw Main Streets released its 2018 Annual Report.

Art All Night DC Festival in Shaw Economic Impact: $1.6 Million!

March 20, 2019
Free Overnight Arts Festival Generates Huge Financial Windfall for Neighborhood Businesses, City

Join Us for the Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting and Reception, 03/19/19!

March 01, 2019
Hear the Highlights of the Previous Year in Shaw, Hear from DC Officials, Vote for Board Members, and Enjoy Free Food and Drink at the Reception!

Vote for 2018’s Best New Shaw Businesses!

February 19, 2019
Show your appreciation to your favorite new Shaw business. Top three votegetters will be announced at Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting, 03/19/19.

Join Us for a Free James Baldwin Black History Month Event, 02/23/19!

February 18, 2019
Free Program Explores Celebrated Author's Life and Work

Come Explore Dr. King's Legacy in Shaw, 02/28/19!

February 14, 2019
Historians, artists and more will explore the meaning of King’s legacy in Washington, D.C. today and the public library as a space for justice and equality.

Spend $5 Shaw Bucks like Cash at Participating Shaw Businesses!

December 06, 2018
$25,000 Worth of These $5 Coupons are in Circulation in the Neighborhood—Get Yours Today & Save!

See DC Councilmembers Cut Ribbons for 10 New Shaw Businesses, 11/24/18!

November 23, 2018
Neighborhood Tradition Celebrates Small Business Saturday in Shaw

The Holiday Season Starts on Shaw Business Saturday, 11/24/18!

November 11, 2018
Kick off the holiday at City Market at O with a Family Festival and spend $5 Shawbucks at participating businesses through 12/24/18!

Come Enjoy Shaw Open House, Fall 2018 Edition, 10/20/18!

October 12, 2018
FREE food and drink samples, Shaw swag, prizes, a party and a Shaw Treasurer Hunt mean an afternoon of fun for the entire family!

Art All Night Returns to Shaw, 09/29/18, with Eight Hours of FREE Art, Music, and Glow-in-the-Dark Fun!

September 03, 2018
FREE Annual Festival will Light Up the Night with Glow-in-the-Dark and Blacklight Art, Dance Parties, and Projections, Along with Music, Painting, Sculpture, Do-It-Yourself Art, and Much More!

Get Ready to #SweatInShaw, 09/16/18!

September 01, 2018
Fitness is the Focus during Shaw Fitness Studio Crawl.

Take a Trip Through the Past: Shaw 1968 Riots Walking Tour, 08/08/18

August 02, 2018
Learn about the devastating effects of the April 1968 riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and see how Shaw's 7th Street corridor has risen from the ashes during a free Ward 6 Week walking tour.


July 27, 2018
DC Councilmembers, DSLBD Director Snip Their Way through #ShawDC

Shaw Open House Returns 06/16/18 with Fun, Freebies and a Scavenger Hunt

June 07, 2018
Dozens of Shaw businesses open their doors and offer free samples and prizes to visitors in neighborhood tradition.

A Taste of Shaw Returns to the Howard Theatre, 04/18/18: Tickets on Sale Now!

April 10, 2018
Advance purchase tickets are $80 ($100 at door) and include unlimited tastings from 20+ top Shaw restaurants and bars, plus beer and wine, live entertainment, and complimentary valet parking!

50 Years Ago in Shaw: Remembering 1968 with Videos and a Tour

April 04, 2018
New videos featuring images of 1968 and voices of Shaw residents recalling the April 1968 uprisings, plus a walking tour of 7th Street

Shaw Main Streets Releases 2017 Annual Report

April 04, 2018
At its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Shaw Main Streets released its 2017 Annual Report.

Grants Available for Shaw Retailers North of S Street, NW: Deadline Extended to 04/09/18

April 02, 2018
$100,000 in Grants are Made Possible by Development at 965 Florida Avenue, NW

Come Celebrate Another Great Year in Shaw at the Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting, 03/20/18!

February 03, 2018
Highlights of this free event include a reception with free food and beverages, the announcement of the winners of the Best New Shaw Business of 2017 Awards, remarks from city officials, and a review of the highlights of the past year!

Vote for Your Favorite New Shaw Businesses in the Best New Shaw Business of 2017 Contest, Now Through 03/19/18!

February 02, 2018
The top three vote-getters will receive awards as the Best New Shaw Businesses of 2017 at the Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting on 03/20/18!

Take a Free Walking Tour of "Dr. Woodson's Neighborhood," 02/24/18!

February 01, 2018
Learn about the people and places Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History, was familiar with when he lived in central Shaw in the 1920s-40s on a free Black History Month tour sponsored by the National Park Service and Shaw Main Streets!

Candlelight Vigil for Wagtime Owner Lisa Schreiber in Blagden Alley, 01/22/17

January 21, 2018
Shaw Community Gathers to Pay Tribute to Beloved Business Owner and Leader

Sunday, 12/31/17—Ring in the New Year, Shaw Style: Make Your Reservations Now!

December 10, 2017
Out with the Old Year, In with the New: A Selection of Options for Celebrating in Shaw!

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Shaw, 11/25/17!

November 11, 2017
Come Shop, Eat, Drink and Play Local on Shaw Business Saturday, the Day after Black Friday

Thanks for Voting for Shaw in Partners in Preservation Contest

November 02, 2017
Over 14,000 Votes Cast in Unsuccessful Effort to Win Funding for Shaw Facade Restoration Project

Vote Daily for Shaw and Get FREE Food, Drinks & More This Week! Contest Ends 10/31/17

October 23, 2017
Bring Your Family and Friends to These Partners in Preservation Voting Events and Enjoy Food, Beverage & Other Bonuses!!

Shaw Wins Great American Main Street Award!

September 30, 2017
Shaw Main Streets received the Great American Main Street Award, the Oscar for downtown commercial revitalization and historic preservation, at the Main Street Now conference in Milwaukee, WI on 05/23/16!

Vote for Shaw: $150K in Funding to Restore Ivy & Coney's Building at Stake in National Campaign, Now through 10/31/17!

September 27, 2017
Only Building in DMV Region Chosen to Compete for Historic Preservation Grant from American Express

Shaw Open House Returns October 7, 2017 with Family-Friendly Fun and Freebies from Dozens of Neighborhood Businesses!

September 25, 2017
Use your FREE Shaw Open House Passport to receive free samples, services, and prizes at dozens of Shaw businesses as they throw open their doors for the afternoon! And help Shaw win a $150,000 grant from American Express to restore the facade of an 1881 blacksmith shop on 7th Street!

Art All Night in Tonight, 09/23/17!

September 23, 2017
DCs largest-ever FREE eight-hour overnight arts festival offers over 100 artists in more than 50 venues in central Shaw for your enjoyment—Don;t Miss It!

DC Alley Museum Murals and Music Festival, 09/23-24/17!

September 23, 2017
Come enjoy FREE live music and family-friendly activities as five new murals are added to Blagden Alley's outdoor art collection!

“Happy Birthday, Mr. President”: Shaw Celebrates the Birthday of Barack Obama, 08/04/17!

August 03, 2017
Prominent lot will be activated with entertainment and an outdoor film screening plus Obama Specials at Participating Shaw businesses

Come See 25 Ribbons Cut in Shaw, 07/27/17!

July 26, 2017
Celebrating New Shaw Businesses and Public Art

Shaw Open House Returns Saturday, June 17, 2017, with Family Friendly Fun and Freebies from Dozens of Neighborhood Businesses!

June 08, 2017
Dozens of Shaw businesses will open their doors and offer free gifts, free samples, and free services to visitors to the neighborhood holding a free Shaw Passport.

"A Taste of Shaw," the 2017 Shaw Main Streets Gala, Brings the Best of Shaw's Food and Drink to the Howard Theatre, 04/25/17!

April 08, 2017
Tickets ($80, available now) include food and drinks from 20 Shaw restaurants and bars, live music, and valet parking

And the Winner is...Winners of Best New Shaw Business of 2016 Awards Announced!

March 22, 2017
Bazaar Spices, Grand Cata and Service Bar win 12th Annual Poll

Read the Shaw Main Streets 2016 Annual Report!

March 21, 2017
At its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Shaw Main Streets released its 2016 Annual Report.

Watch the Shaw Main Streets Great American Main Streets Award Video!

March 06, 2017
Five Minute Video Celebrates the Many Reasons Why Shaw Won the 2016 Great American Main Streets Award.

Save the Date: Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting, 03/21/17, 7:00 PM!

February 28, 2017
Find out who won the Best New Shaw Business of 2016 awards, hear about what's coming up next in Shaw, vote for Board members, and enjoy the closing reception, all FREE!

VOTE TODAY! Show your appreciation to your favorite new Shaw business.

February 27, 2017
Vote in Shaw Main Streets’ 12th annual Best New Shaw Business of the Year contest!

Download and Use the DineinShaw Mobile App to Explore over 100 Exciting Dining and Drinking Destinations in Central Shaw!

February 26, 2017
Shaw Main Streets is pleased to announce the launch of DineinShaw, a free mobile app available for Apple and Android phones that allows users to search for exactly the type of experience they're looking for along 7th and 9th Streets, NW in Shaw.

Free Woodson Home Preview and Reception, 02/26/17!

February 25, 2017
Celebrate Black History Month in Shaw, 02/26/17: Be among the first to see the newly renovated Carter G. Woodson Home!

#DrinkinShaw: Dino's Grotto to Benefit Shaw Main Streets, 03/16/17!

February 01, 2017
Enjoy Happy Hour prices all night on classic cocktails made with local spirits, and lean about the distilleries, with $1 from every District cocktail going to Shaw Main Streets!

Come Enjoy Closing Reception for Wanda's on 7th Art Show, 01/3017!

January 23, 2017
Last chance to see Charlie Visconage's colorful, Pop Art paintings, plus enjoy free wine, snacks and fun!

Free ShopinShaw Mobile App Helps You Navigate the Neighborhood!

January 20, 2017
New mobile app serves as guide to over 300 businesses in central Shaw's commercial corridors

See it. Do it. Share it. #SeeninShaw #ShawDC

January 15, 2017
Connect with Shaw Main Streets and others on social media, and be sure to the hashtags #SeenInShaw and #shawdc to document and explore what others are doing in the neighborhood Where DC Comes Together!

Shop ‘n Shaw: Pop-Up Bazaar, December 17-18, 2016!

December 08, 2016
Come see what 32 vendors are offering in a unique shopping experience at the Wonder Bread Factory!

RSVP for Shaw Main Streets Holiday Party at the Howard Theatre, 12/07/16!

November 26, 2016
Free Annual Event Features Food from Shaw Restaurants, Wine, Dancing and the Spirit of the Season!

Come Enjoy Small Business Saturday in Shaw, 11/26/16!

November 21, 2016
Enjoy 17 New Business Ribbon Cuttings, Holiday Tree Lighting, Special Offers, and Much More!


October 13, 2016
DC’s Hottest Restaurant Neighborhood “Expecting At Least 10” Listed Restaurants

Art All Night: Made in DC in Shaw to Include Scores of Venues, Artists, and Performers, 09/24/16!

September 14, 2016
All All Night: Made in Shaw Starts with a Pre-Party Sponsored by JBG, 5-7 PM, 09/24/16

All Aboard the Ribbon Cutting Express: Shaw Cuts 19 Ribbons for New Businesses, June 22, 2016

June 21, 2016
Councilmembers Allen, Evans and Orange and DSLBD Director Harvey Snip Their Way through #ShawDC

Shaw Open House, 06/18/16: Come Explore What Shaw has to Offer!

June 11, 2016
Come enjoy an afternoon full of art, fashion, food, drinks & entertainment Where DC Comes Together!

A Taste of Shaw, the 2016 Shaw Main Streets Gala, is Coming to the Howard Theatre, June 1, 2016!

May 19, 2016
Annual celebration of Shaw's rebirth features food and beverage from the neighborhood's star chefs, mixologists, entrepreneurs, and brewers.

#SeeninShaw Preservation Month Meet Up, 05/04/16!

May 03, 2016
Come get a Free #ThisPlaceMatters bandana and other Shaw swag, enjoy refreshments from Calabash Tea House & Cafe, and hear about Preservation Month events and contests!

Shaw's Oldest Barber Shop Gets a Makeover!

April 22, 2016
Volunteers Transform 103-Year-Old Neighborhood Institution

Shaw Main Streets Releases 2015 Annual Report

April 19, 2016
At its annual meeting on March 24, 2015, Shaw Main Streets released its 2014 Annual Report.

Art Opening Reception: Wanda's on 7th, 04/18/16, 7-9 PM!

April 17, 2016
Wanda's on 7th Art Opening Reception for Paintings by John Parker, featuring Wines from Grand Cata, Monday, 04/18/16, 7-9 PM!

Shaw Wants You! Shaw Main Streets Volunteer Meet Up, 04/06/16, 6-8 PM!

April 02, 2016
Enjoy drink specials and free snacks, hear about upcoming SMS events, and get free Shaw swag for signing up to volunteer!

Rito Loco wins Best New Shaw Business of 2015 Award; District Pilates and Foundry Gallery also win Awards at Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting

March 26, 2016
Winners of 10th annual awards were announced at Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting and Reception on March 23, 2016

Shaw Main Streets is a Semifinalist for the 2016 Great American Main Street Award!

January 31, 2016
SMS is announced as one of 10 candidates for a prestigious national award recognizing excellence in commercial revitalization and historic preservation.

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library Film Screening: "Saving Shaw School," 02/14/16

January 30, 2016
Come enjoy a free screening of a film by Shaw playwright Carole Mumin dramatizing the struggle to save a neighborhood institution.

Hey Kids, Come Color with Us for Black History Month, 02/07/16!

January 01, 2016
Shaw Main Streets offers Free Shaw Heritage Coloring Books and Crayons at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library Event.

Vote in Shaw Main Streets’ 11th Annual Best New Shaw Business of the Year Contest!

December 31, 2015
Show your appreciation to your favorite new Shaw business: Vote in Shaw Main Streets’ 11th annual Best New Shaw Business of the Year contest!

Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting and Reception, 03/23/16

December 27, 2015
Come enjoy a celebration of the Shaw neighborhood;s progress during the past year, including a reception featuring free food and drink.

Carter G. Woodson Park Dedication, 12/05/15, 12:00 PM

November 30, 2015
Join us as the Shaw community dedicates a park and memorial to the father of Black History.

RSVP Today for Shaw Main Streets Holiday Party, 12/07/15!

November 30, 2015
Annual Holiday Party featuring food and beverages from Shaw Main Streets businesses is free, but RSVP is required.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Shaw, 11/28/15!

November 24, 2015
Enjoy a full day of free activities, including a potential world-record-setting set of ribbon cuttings for new businesses, and fun for all ages!

#Shawlloween Bar Crawl Returns 10/24/15!

October 15, 2015
Popular annual bar crawl now features more venues, free tickets and no fixed hourly locations: Start and end wherever you want!

Shaw Ribbon Cutting Roundup Celebrates 14 Shaw Business Openings, September 30, 2015

September 29, 2015
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, Councilmembers, Agency Directors and Others Join in Recognizing the Continued Economic Development Boom in Central Shaw

Art All Night Returns to Shaw, 09/26/15!

September 24, 2015
DC's original, and still biggest and best, free overnight arts experience is back for a fourth time, with 30 venues, scores of artists and performers. Eight hours. Don't Sleep.

Come Explore Shaw: Shaw Open House, June 20, 2015, 1-5 PM!

June 05, 2015
Spend a Saturday afternoon enjoying free food, drinks, prizes and specials from dozens of Shaw businesses.

Come Welcome "Symphony in DC Major" to Shaw, 06/11/15!

May 31, 2015
Come join in the fun as Shaw welcomes one of the largest works of public art in the city! Enjoy free food, music, and fun and be one of the first to see Shaw's newest landmark!

Shaw Main Streets Holds Record-Setting Gala Fundraiser

May 02, 2015
Over $175,000 raised to support continued commercial revitalization and historic preservation efforts, leveraging District government investment.

Shaw Main Streets Wins National Award for Art All Night

May 01, 2015
The National Main Street Center presented an Innovation on Main Street award to Shaw Main Streets at the National Main Street Conference in Atlanta, GA, for creating the Art All Night festival that is now presented in five neighborhoods each September.

Menu Preview for Shaw Gala: If You Haven't Gotten Your Tickets Yet, What are You Waiting for?

April 28, 2015
Here's a sneak peak at what the Host Committee's chefs, mixologists, brewers and roasters will be serving at the Spotlight on Shaw gala on Wednesday night, April 29, 2015, 7-9:30 PM, at the Howard Theatre!

Get Your Tickets Today for Spotlight on Shaw, Shaw Main Streets' 2015 Gala, April 29, 2015!

April 15, 2015
2015 edition of annual fundraising event features food and beverages from Shaw's celebrated chefs and mixologists, and the music that made the Howard Theatre famous.

Help Shaw Shine: Come Out and Maintain Tree Boxes on Keep Shaw Beautiful Day, 04/18/15, 9-11 AM!

April 15, 2015
Come roll up your sleeves and help make Shaw shine during Shaw's annual clean up and planting event, Keep Shaw Beautiful Day!

Shaw Main Streets Releases 2014 Annual Report

March 28, 2015
At its annual meeting on March 24, 2015, Shaw Main Streets released its 2014 Annual Report.

Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting, 03/24/15

March 11, 2015
See Where We've Been and Find Out Where Shaw's Going at Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting, 03/24/15. Come enjoy an informative and fun evening, featuring a free reception with food and beverages from Shaw hotspots.

Vote for 2014’s Best New Shaw Business!

February 18, 2015
Show your appreciation to your favorite new Shaw business: Vote in Shaw Main Streets’ tenth annual Best New Shaw Business of the Year contest! The businesses that receive the most votes will be recognized as the three Best New Shaw Businesses of 2014 at the Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting on March 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th Street, NW.

Shaw Arts, Crafts and Fashion Market Expands Hours to Three Days per Week!

January 02, 2015
After a successful December Holiday season, the Shaw Arts, Crafts and Fashion Market at 651 Florida Avenue, NW (entrance at the northeast corner of Georgia and Florida Avenues, NW), will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting January 16, 2015. Admission is free.

New Beau Thai Shaw Opens 12/26/14, 11:00 AM!

December 26, 2014
New, larger space for award-winning Thai restaurant, with large bar and expanded food and cocktail menus, opens at 7th & P Streets, NW.

Shaw Ribbon Cutting Spree with Mayor Gray, 12/29/14!

December 26, 2014
Join Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Councilmember Vincent Orange, Councilmember-Elect Elissa Silverman, and others for 17 ribbon cuttings in 2.5 hours!

Shaw Holiday Arts, Crafts and Fashion Market Opens 12/06/14

December 05, 2014
The first-ever Shaw Holiday Arts, Crafts and Fashion Market at 651 Florida Avenue, NW (entrance at the northeast corner of Georgia and Florida Avenues, NW), will be open every Saturday and Sunday in December, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Admission is free.

Shaw Main Streets Holiday Party, 12/03/14, 7-10 PM

November 24, 2014
The 2014 Shaw Main Streets Holiday Party, to be held at the Howard Theatre on December 3, 2014, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, featuring food and beverages from Shaw businesses, is free, but reservations are required.

Eat, Drink and Shop Small in Shaw during Small Business Saturday 2014, 11/29/14

November 24, 2014
Celebrate National Small Business Saturday in Shaw: Eat, Drink and Shop Local and Save on Saturday, November 29, 2014!

Shaw Halloween Bar Crawl, 10/25/14, 1-6 PM

October 10, 2014
The #Shawlloween Bar Crawl is back! It's one of Shaw Main Streets' most popular annual events, with costumed participants spending an hour at each of five Shaw hotspots, enjoying food and drink specials, Halloween-themed cocktails, costume contests and much more!

Art All Night DC Returns to Shaw September 27, 2014

September 01, 2014
DC's free overnight arts festival returns to Shaw on Saturday, September 27, 2014, with eight hours of fun for all.

Come Enjoy A Taste of Shaw, September 27, 2014

September 01, 2014
Enjoy food, beer and cocktails from six of Shaw's hottest new restaurants, for three hours.

Coming Soon to Shaw

August 30, 2014
Shaw’s momentum is undeniable! Here’s our rundown of the businesses planning to open in Shaw’s commercial corridors and those that have opened recently.

Latest Issue of Shaw Main Streets News Now Online

August 30, 2014
Read about Shaw super-entrepreneur Derek Brown, learn how Logan Circle got its groove back, get caught up on SMS events, and see if you find yourself in Shaw Snapshots, in full color, all in the latest issue of Shaw Main Streets News!

Shaw Rooftop Hawaiian Luau Bar Crawl Saturday, July 26

July 23, 2014
Say "Aloha!" to Shaw's Roof Decks during the Shaw Rooftop Hawaiian Luau Bar Crawl, Saturday, July 26, 2014!

Join the Seven-Stop Shaw Ribbon Cutting Marathon, June 2, 2014!

May 30, 2014
Join Mayor Vincent C. Gray on a one-and-a-half hour dash through Shaw as ribbons are cut at seven new Shaw Businesses! Includes sampling of food and beverages or refreshments at each business. Open to the public, and no reservations are required.

Hit the Streets for Shaw Open House, June 7, 2014!

May 30, 2014
Annual free event offers samples of food and beverages from 36 participating businesses, special offers, and prizes from each business. Get your free Shaw Main Streets Open House Passport at any participating business starting at 2:00 PM on the day of the event and enjoy the best that the new Shaw has to offer!

Shaw Main Streets Announces 2014 Gala

March 30, 2014
This year's gala will toast 10 years of Shaw Main Streets' achievements in making Shaw a better place to live, work, shop, eat, pray and play. The event will feature "sips" from some of the area's most noteworthy beverage programs, along with catered fare, a silent auction, live music, and an open bar.

Shaw Ribbon-Palooza: Quintuple Bar and Restaurant Ribbon Cutting Tour, 12/17/13, 10-11 AM

December 16, 2013
See Mayor Gray and Ward 1 Councilmember Graham cut the ribbons at five new Shaw bars and restaurants. And enjoy food and beverage samples along the way.

Free Walking Town DC Tours of Shaw, Sunday, 10/06/13

October 04, 2013
The annual Walking Town DC tours of Shaw are back! Come spend a few hours exploring the neighborhood's past, present and future.

Art All Night Festival Coming September 28, 2013

August 19, 2013
Thousands of people will flock to the streets of central Shaw as Shaw Main Streets presents the second-ever full scale overnight arts festival in DC, based on Paris' Nuit Blanche, on September 28, 2013.

Shaw Open House, September 14, 2013

August 19, 2013
Come see what's new in Shaw: enjoy food and beverage samples, take advantage of special offers, and win prizes from participating businesses at this free event.

Shaw Main Streets Releases Spring 2013 Newsletter

July 11, 2013
Available in print at various locations throughout the community and on the Organization's website, the Shaw Main Streets Spring 2013 newsletter beautifully details the work and energy of the revitalization nonprofit, its volunteers and its supporters.

Shaw Main Streets Releases Winter Newsletter

February 13, 2013
Available in print at various locations throughout the community and on the Organization's website, the Shaw Main Streets winter newsletter beautifully details the work and energy of the revitalization nonprofit, its volunteers and its supporters.

Banner Project to Enliven 7th and 9th Streets

July 11, 2012
Shaw Main Streets plans to install banners on utility poles throughout its service area to beautify the streetscape while also highlighting eleven legendary individuals from the neighborhood's history.

Shaw Open House and Capital Couture

June 15, 2012
Shaw Main Streets' annual Lower 9th Street Open House on June 23, 2012, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, has been expanded to include several lower 7th Street businesses and Capital Couture, a series of fashion programs sponsored by the DC Fashion Incubator at 760 N Street, NW.

New York Avenue Beach Bar Opens

May 25, 2012
Meet Me at the Beach! Shaw will have a sandy destination for drinks, food and fun in the summer of 2012 thanks to the new New York Avenue Beach Bar, which opens on Friday May 25.

New Public Art Installation Unveiled at Convention Center

May 09, 2012
On May 9, 2012, leaders unveiled a public art program at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Called "Windows Into DC: Cultural Couture," the exhibit showcases couture fashion with scenic art installations along M Street, NW and a visual narrative highlighting six distinctive Washington, DC neighborhoods along the N Street corridor, between 7th & 9th Streets, NW.

Bid on Two Suite Tickets to the Caps!

May 02, 2012
So you want to cheer for the Capitals in person, but the tickets are all sold out? Here's your chance to see Game 4!

Shaw Main Streets Honors Three at 2012 Gala

April 21, 2012
At its 2012 biennial gala, Shaw Main Streets named the recipients of three awards: Shaw Champion, Shaw Community Partner, and Shaw Game Changer Business.

Shaw Main Streets Holds Historic Fundraiser

April 21, 2012
Shaw Main Streets' biennial gala took place on April 18, 2012 at Long View Gallery (1234 9th St., NW). The event raised approximately $80,000 for the commercial revitalization and historic preservation non-profit, ensuring that the historic Shaw neighborhood will continue to thrive.

Gala Auction Items Announced

April 17, 2012
Eleven exciting packages will be auctioned off by drag queen extraordinaire Lena Lett at the Shaw Main Streets 2012 Gala: Shaw in Bloom on April 18, 2012.

Bid on a Dinner by The Bitten Word!

April 16, 2012
One of the exciting auction packages at the 2012 Shaw Main Streets Gala is a dinner party for six by the internationally known cooking duo and creators of the Bitten Word, Zach Patton and Clay Dunn. For Bitten Word fans unable to attend the Gala, we are accepting bids on this package until 5:00 p.m. on the night of the gala.

Howard Theatre Grandly Re-Opened

April 11, 2012
On April 9, 2012, the community gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the historic Howard Theatre. Having undergone a $29 million dollar renovation, the venue looks better than ever and has a full calendar of exciting programming sure to draw crowds to Shaw for many more years to come.

Frederik de Pue Details Plans for New Eatery in Shaw

April 03, 2012
Washingtonian Magazine recently interviewed Chef Frederik de Pue about his plans for an innovative new Shaw restaurant at 903 N St., NW. To be called Table (and pronounced "tawb-luh"), it will be a place where "you can linger for hours over coffee and pastries in the morning, or a bottle of wine after dinner. Essentially, the type of restaurant that's scarce in Washington."

Darryl Carter's Retail Vision for 1320 9th Street

April 02, 2012
The Washington Post recently caught up with notable designer Darryl Carter to find out about what he has in store for his property at 1320 9th St., NW. Currently undergoing a massive renovation, Carter plans "a personal, European-style store where customers can buy a candle, organic blanket or a sofa, for example, and have a latte at the espresso bar he’s installing in the shop’s core."

Best New Shaw Businesses of 2011 Named

March 27, 2012
At its annual meeting on March 22, 2012, Shaw Main Streets announced the winners of its annual "Best New Business" poll.

Shaw In Bloom: Shaw Main Streets' 2012 Gala

March 16, 2012
Shaw Main Streets will host a gala on April 18, 2012 to celebrate the past, future, and energy of the historic neighborhood and to raise funds to further its revitalization.

Vote for Best New Shaw Business of 2011

March 07, 2012
Show your appreciation to your favorite new Shaw business: Vote in Shaw Main Streets’ seventh annual Best New Shaw Business of the Year contest!

WDCEP's 2012 Profile of Shaw

February 24, 2012
The Washington, DC Economic Partnership's 2012 Shaw Neighborhood Profile offers an informative and compelling look into why Shaw is a great place to do business.

Urban Turf Dubs 9th Street DC's Next "It" Boulevard

February 14, 2012
The Washington, DC-focused real estate blog Urban Turf recently interviewed Shaw Main Streets' Executive Director and Board Chair for an article about developments underway on 9th Street.

Valentine's Day in Shaw

February 03, 2012
Romance will be in the air throughout Shaw on February 14, 2012. We've compiled a list of some of the highlights from local businesses celebrating the holiday of love. Help Cupid draw back his bow and take advantage of these great specials!

Rogue Sessions Bring Star Chefs to Shaw

January 13, 2012
James Beard Award Winning Chef R.J. Cooper opened Rogue 24 opened last summer in Blagden Alley, and the restaurant has been attracting foodies far and wide ever since.

The Washington Auto Show at the Convention Center

January 11, 2012
The 2012 Washington Auto Show will take place from January 27 to February 5, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. With an automotive event many describe as “new-car heaven,” the Washington Auto Show is the premier showcase of the latest innovations in sustainable technologies and drawing the most influential leaders in the industry. This year, hundreds of thousands of visitors, including many environmental and automotive visionaries, will explore the more than 700 new makes and models from over 42 manufacturers at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Shaw's Historic Callboxes

January 01, 2012
Shaw Main Streets is repurposing thirteen historic police and fire callboxes throughout the neighborhood, enhancing the streetscape and providing another reason to explore D.C.’s most diverse neighborhood.

What A Billion Dollars Gets You in Shaw

December 30, 2011
With so much construction underway or planned along its corridors, it is no secret that Shaw is a hot development market.

Eat, Drink and Shop in Shaw

December 29, 2011
The new online business directory of Shaw Main Streets provides a great resource for those interested in learning about the diverse offerings of Shaw’s hundreds of small businesses.

Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2011
On Saturday, November 26, 2011, Shaw Main Streets hosted Small Business Saturday as part of a nationwide shop local promotion sponsored by American Express.

Free Walking Town DC Tours of Shaw, Sunday, 10/06/13

August 13, 1009
The annual Walking Town DC tours of Shaw are back! Come spend a few hours exploring the neighborhood's past, present and future.