Welcome to DC Squared

Live + Love + Care = DC²

You have reached the right place to receive small business support, community news and exciting event updates.

Welcome to DC Squared

Live + Love + Care = DC²

You have reached the right place to receive small business support, community news and exciting event updates.

Our Mission: 

Distinct Corridors. Developing Communities., also known as DC Squared or DC², is dedicated to supporting, promoting, and growing small businesses in neighborhood corridors, as well as preserving and promoting community history through art, culture, and architecture.


Our Vision:

To be THE destination for the authentic DC experience of culture, creativity and community.

Latest News

THE PROCRASTINATORS HOLIDAY MARKET

Procrastinator’s Holiday Market (PHM) is a one-day indoor/outdoor event. We bring the community together for a day of last-minute holiday gift shopping, special festive menus, and entertainment for the whole family.

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ART
ALL NIGHT

AAN Recap: The streets of Rhode Island Ave and Upper Bladensburg Road came alive with a vibrant collection of art and culture during the recent Art All Night Event in Washington DC

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Edgewood Market @ Bryant Street

DC²
MARKETs

In an effort to increase food accessibility in our neighborhoods, DC Squared is working with community partners and neighbors to host a monthly market that provides farm-fresh groceries, and your hot cup of Joe!

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FIVE SATURDAYS OF SEPTEMBER

Our regular market vendors are bringing creativity to the forefront by participating in these themed events, adding a special touch to create a unique experience for our visitors every week of September.

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Bladensburg Road Main Street

BLADENSBURG RD

Tailored to empower businesses and enhance the streetscape, this initiative brings together resources, expertise, and community efforts to create a thriving business enviornment. 

Rhode Island Ave Northeast Main Street

Rhode Island Ave

Commited to breathing new life into this historic corridor, we bring support, visibility, and resources to local enterprises, sparking economic growth and community involvement. 

How we arrive

We’re getting exponential with our impact! Between quarterly events, small business grants, food access initiatives and neighborhood growth strategies, DC Squared is THE hub for community growth in Northeast DC. 

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BUSINESS Directory

Get to know the businesses of Bladensburg RD Main Steet, Rhode Island Avenue Main Street, and other entrupenuers in the neighborhood. 

The Fest 2024

WHAT'S NEXT?

The Fest 2024, previously Porch Fest, will be taking place for the Rhode Island Ave corridor on June 22, 2014, with festivities kicking off at noon. Learn more here.

OUR QUARTLY COMMITMENT

DC Squared hosts at least one community event every quarter. Get to know our recurring annual events and subscribe to receive news and updates. 

Edgewood Market @ Bryant Street

FOOD ACCESS

DC Squared is partnering with local vendors to increase food accessibility across Northeast DC through our monthly farmer's market. With eleven vendors and counting, there is so much to discover!

ALL OF THE ABOVE

Take a closer look at all the events that DC Squared has to offer and stay up to date so you don't miss a single neighborhood happenening!

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OUR STORY

DC Squared is a unification of multiple community initiatives that have come together with a shared goal: to empower the entire Northeast DC region. Formerly Friends of Rhode Island Avenue, DC Squared encompasses Bladensburg Road Main Street and Rhode Island Avenue Main Street, but that’s just the beginning! You can get involved and become a part of our growth story by supporting our businesses, coming to one of our awesome events, or signing up as a volunteer.

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Mission and
Vision

Distinct Corridors. Developing Communities., also known as DC Squared or DC², is dedicated to supporting, promoting, and growing small businesses in neighborhood corridors, as well as preserving and promoting community history through art, culture, and architecture. ​

Our vision is to be THE destination for the authentic DC experience of culture, creativity and community.
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Small Business Assistance Grant Application
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