Hey, Neighbor!

Welcome to Kennedy Street NW, an east-west commercial corridor in upper northwest Washington, DC.

The Kennedy Street Development Corporation, an all-volunteer group that runs this site, is helping to make our street a more walkable, bright, inclusive and vibrant place for everyone who lives, works, and plays around Kennedy Street NW.


Kennedy Street Festival 2017

The 4th annual Kennedy Street Festival will be held on June 24 from 11am to 3pm. Here’s a preview of what’s in store:

Food Trucks

We’ve booked three food trucks with complementary offerings to what we’ve already got along the street, including Red Hook Lobster Pound, The Orange Cow Ice Cream, and BBQ Bus DC (opening in June on Georgia Ave, 3 blocks north of Kennedy Street!)





Local performers will perform live R&B, soul, pop, and Gospel music along the Kennedy between 5th and 8th streets.

Miss Quibee at 11am

DMV910TheBand at 12noon

Robert AX Experience at 1pm

Emma G at 2pm

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Boundary stone

bright start

Capital Park Realty


GreenLine Real Estate

Lost sock roasters

Northwest mutual

Second wind crosscut

Solar solutions

Vendors and Information

Lighthouse Yoga
DC Community Carrot
Housing Up
Roots Public CHarter Schools
Humane Rescue Alliance
Top Hatz & Accessories
Fusion Community Development Center
Jacq’s Dolls
Love Thy Cookie
Irie Corner
Annie’s Hardware
Networkhair – Networkteens
fearless threads
Graphite/DWC Photography
Graphic box tattoos
Ivy’s Tea Co.
Dance Loft
First Trust Team
Brightwood Community Dialogue Center
Metropolitan Police Department
Councilmember Robert White (At-Large)
Councilmember Brandon Todd (Ward 4)
DC Water


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About us

Kennedy Street Development Corporation (KSDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to implementing a vision of making Kennedy Street NW the walkable, vibrant center of a great DC neighborhood. We are run by an all-volunteer board comprised entirely of residents of this community.

KSDC was born in 2016 as the successor to the volunteer action group, the Kennedy Street Development Association (KSDA). Some of the differences you may not have even noticed – we promote #KennedyStreetNW much more than we do our organization or ourselves.

So why did we decide to incorporate? Well, the founders (Danielle and Myles) believed that an all-volunteer group with no budget could only take the street so far in advancing our goals. We were limited by the fact that we could not solicit charitable donations, offer tax exemption to those who donated, implement our own projects the way we thought they should be done, or indemnify ourselves for all these fun events we were having.

Also, we wanted to be clear that we do not represent the interests of any residents. Generally, we say ‘Yes, In My Back Yard’ (YIMBY) to projects that would make Kennedy Street a more vibrant place. We are willing to risk a little noise, or traffic, or new neighbors or fewer parking spots, if it means that our standout businesses do better, and that we can support new ones too.

Sound like something that interests you? Contact us to get involved!