Mar 30, 2012

Friday Press Roundup - What's it Like to Live Aboard at Gangplank Marina?

We haven't done a big press roundup on the Gangplank Marina community since the Boat Home Tour last summer. However, just as we prepare for the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival next Saturday (4/7), we've gotten some great coverage that we thought was worth compiling for you.

This week started off with a wonderful piece in the Southwester by GPSA board member, Karen Anderson, describing the palpable excitement at Gangplank Marina as the boating community prepares to celebrate the arrival of spring. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Then, on Tuesday, Kate Barrett Gallery posted an interview with GPSA president, Jason Kopp, on  Neighborhood Nomad. The purpose of Kate's blog is to explore what people, businesses, design, and infrastructure are needed to find the places we identify with strongly enough to call home. With these ideas in mind, Kate begins her post with the following question: "What’s more nomadic and neighborly than a tight-knit community that floats?" We couldn't agree more! CLICK HERE to read the full interview.

The week ended with news of our floating community traveling across international waters to the liveaboard boaters of London via Urban Boater Magazine. This London-based boating magazine decided to contact us to learn about life at Gangplank Marina, and came away wondering why more people don't know about our lively neighborhood that constitutes one of the largest liveaboard communities in the country. CLICK HERE to read the full article, featuring Gangplanker Justin Chambers.

If you want to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings at Gangplank Marina, be sure to check our Facebook Page and Twitter Feed on a regular basis.

We'll look forward to seeing you on April 7 for the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival and the opportunity to show off our Pink. CLICK HERE to check out some photos from last year's Pink Palooza.

Just one small example of the beauty we find every 
day while living on DC's Washington Channel

Mar 18, 2012

Marina in Bloom!

In case you haven't been monitoring our Facebook Page, let us tell you that the cherry blossoms are already popping in Southwest DC! Here are just a few photos:

And amazing art in celebration of the centennial celebration is starting to pop up all around the Southwest Waterfront as well. Whether it's the fantastic public art installations from The 5x5 Project at Gangplank Marina or Arena Stage, boats bursting with pink, or preparations for the April 7 Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, it seems that something exciting is happening every day. We'll try to keep you up to date on the latest, so be sure to check back often. In the meantime, here are some photos of what we've seen around the marina during the last couple of days:

Mar 4, 2012

Preparing for the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

We've been busy lately doing all sorts of exciting prep work for the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival. Our latest effort was a proof of concept for some lighted cherry blossoms we hope to produce in vast numbers to help transform the marina with pink on 4.7.12. Check out the shots from our prototype session above.

If you don't have April 7 marked on your calendar already, make sure you add it now! The Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival will be huge for the centennial anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. We'll have 8 full hours of programming that will culminate in spectacular show of fireworks brought to Washington DC directly from Nagaoka City, Japan. For an example of the amazing fireworks shows that Nagaoka puts on every year, watch the video below:

More info on the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival can be found below. We look forward to seeing you at what will surely be one of the highlights of the National Cherry Blossom Festival this year in Washington DC!