Organizations & Groups
Here are our 2019 Organizations & Groups! Stay tuned for updates.
The Kensington Day of the Book Festival joins with members of the Casal Catala of Washington DC in celebrating the Catalan origins of the Day of the Book. Visit their tent on Howard Ave near Armory Ave. Read a history of the “Day of the Book” here
Kensington Park Friends of the Library
Established in 2012 to support a public library that meets our community’s needs, KPFOL offers free literary talks and events. Member dues and donations provide support and materials for the library. FOL KP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Peace of Mind, Inc
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Our mission is to encourage and support the comprehensive integration of high quality mindfulness-based social and emotional learning programs in elementary schools to improve student well-being and create kinder, more inclusive school climates.
THE FEDERAL POETS is the oldest continuously active poetry group in the Washington D.C. area. First convened in 1944, it is open to everyone.
Members of the Federal Poets meet at the Tenley Public Library on the third Saturday of every month to read, analyze and discuss their poetry. Visitors are always welcome. Please visit our website for more information.
Poets from the Federal Poets will be reading at the Poetry Stage (time tba). The Poetry Stage is on Howard Ave west of Fawcett St. Don’t miss it!
DC-Area Literary Translators Network (DC-ALT)
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Welcome to DC-ALT, a network for literary translators in the Washington, D.C., area. Our group is open to anyone with an interest in literary translation to/from any language. Our mission is to foster a community of literary translators and to promote the art of literary translation in the greater Washington, DC, area.
Poets from DC-ALT will be reading at the Poetry Stage (time tba). The Poetry Stage is on Howard Ave west of Fawcett St. Don’t miss it!
Mystery Writers of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Mystery Writers of America, Inc. was established in 1945 by a dozen or so like-minded mystery writers for the purpose of promoting and protecting the interests and welfare of mystery writers and to increase the esteem and literary recognition given to the genre.
Maryland Writers Association – Montgomery County Chapter
MWA-Montgomery is an affiliate of the Maryland Writers Association (MWA), a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art, business, and craft of writing. Our group strives to create a safe and supportive community where both published and unpublished writers can come together in fellowship to learn from one another, grow, network, and realize their writing dreams.
Friends of Catalonia in the US and Catalan National Assembly
Did you know that April 23 – also known as St. George’s Day is celebrated in Catalonia as the Day of Love, Literature and Catalan Culture?”
We are Friends of Catalonia in the US, a group of Catalans and sympathizers that celebrate the Catalan nation, its culture and traditions, and are keen to explain what is happening in Catalonia today. One of our most beloved traditions is St. George’s Day, the day of the book and the rose, a day when the most wonderful book fairs take place all over Catalonia. Catalans celebrate the day by gifting books and roses to friends and loved ones and by the end of the day, some six million roses will have been given away and more than 800,000 books purchased. Come and visit us so we can tell you more about this amazing tradition and Catalonia! We will have a lot of information and fantastic books on our nation (in English) for you to purchase. We will also have an exchange of books in Catalan! Join us!
The Villages of Kensington (VoK) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization of neighbors connecting with neighbors. We formalize, expand and enhance the neighborly supports and networks already in place in some Kensington locations.
VoK develops a calendar of social activities each month for Kensington residents. We are cultivating interest groups among our membership and linking neighbors with similar interests. We also work to include a variety of outings adapted to member requests.
Then when there are times when VoK members need a hand doing an errand or chore, our vetted & trained volunteers can help. It could be help with a ride to the doctor, a friendly visit, or help with chores. It could entail picking up a few items at the supermarket or someone to accompany you to a healthcare appointment.
VoK supports the intergenerational quality-of-life needs of all residents in Kensington, Maryland (20895).
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