Catered by Occasions Caterers, earlier today, Downtown DC BID launched its 10th Anniversary VISions Celebration & Campaign at the newly opened Shakespeare Theatre / Sidney Harman Hall at 610 F Street, NW, WDC.
Opening with an 8:30 am breakfast on the second floor at the Orchestra Terrace 1 with a spectacular view overlooking the 600 block of F Street and situated directly across the street from the Verizon Center a crowd of 200 or more was in attendance.
Including Michael Berman of Diverse Markets Management who inquired if, and as I did in 2005 and 2006, would be photographing the 3rd Annual Downtown Holiday Market which in partnership with Downtown DC BID will take place from 7 - 23 December 2007.
Though my 2006 Downtown Holiday Market photo collection is still under construction, and as I told Michael Berman, I certainly will be at the 2007 event.
Also, in attendance was Dennis Sobin of Prisons Foundation who I promised to visit before Saturday to pick up some holiday cards.
Visions of Jazz provided music for the breakfast reception. They are one of many entertainment acts that may be booked through the Calpro Group.
Shortly after 10 am, the crowd was invited into the auditorium for the anniversary program launching the Downtown DC BID 10th Anniversary VISIONS Campaign. Mayor Adrien Fenty was amongst its speakers.
Click the above photo to view my Downtown DC BID 10th Anniversary VISIONS - Sidney Harman Hall - WDC - 13 November 2007 and F Street (Downtown) WDC photo sets.