Friends of Rhode Island Ave NE is a non-profit that runs both the Rhode Island Ave NE and the Bladensburg Road Main Street programs. We have hosted the Procrastinator's Holiday Market since 2014. Normally, this is a craft market featuring some of DC's finest makers and hosted at one of our Main Street businesses. This year, due to COVID-19, we've made the market virtual and we've changed its purpose to help our hard-hit businesses, who really need your support this holiday season. To that end, we're featuring products, deals, and discounts from the businesses on our two Main Streets as well as some of our friends in the nearby Brookland and Edgewood neighborhoods in Ward 5. Think of it as a curated online gift guide of your neighborhood businesses.
Many of our businesses are not traditional retail spaces, so we've offered them the opportunity to showcase a gift card or some other way that you can support them if they don't sell merchandise. We hope you enjoy the market this year and we can't wait to show you what else we've got "in store" (...see what we did there?).
Thank you to our 2020 sponsors. We couldn't do this without you!