UChicago DC Alumni Bridge Club: August Game
Hosted by Mark Gruenberg: Northwest DC
Each month, usually on a Sunday evening, the DC-area UChicago Bridge Club meets to test our skills and challenge each other to do better. Sometimes we play in the suburbs, sometimes in the District. We welcome alumni, current students, friends, spouses, partners, and parents, and encourage players of all skill levels to join us.
To join the bridge group's online list, send any message, even a blank one, to firstname.lastname@example.org, then reply to the confirmation message. List subscribers get messages about locations, other meeting details, and even occasional bridge-playing tips.
Participation is free, though we occasionally share the price of delivery pizza. To help us plan each game, please RSVP to that month’s host (see the event contact). Mark has requested that all RSVPs be sent before 5 pm on August 18th.
The following are directions to the event location from the host:
We will play bridge in the Westchester Library, one level below the lobby. The library is in the basement, one level below the ground floor in the MAIN BUILDING, marked by a stone archway. You should tell the desk you are coming to see me so they can give you a parking permit rather than slap a sticker on the car.
The Westchester is on Cathedral Ave NW, three blocks west of its intersection with Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves NW. It is reachable by public transportation:N6/Mass Ave bus to just opposite the front games, 30N OR 30S/Pennsylvania Ave line to Wisconsin and Cathedral, walk the three blocks west away from the Cathedral itself. Please contact Metro for schedules, as N6 is now less frequent than before. All buses must say “Friendship Heights” or you’ll come up short.
If you’re driving from within DC, the key is to get to the 3-way Mass-Wisconsin-Cathedral intersection (see instructions below for 14th Street bridge).
By road: From Virginia, use whatever you route you want to a convenient bridge. From Key Bridge, turn LEFT on M Street, bear right up MacArthur, keep bearing right onto Foxhall Road. Take Foxhall to Cathedral, which comes up suddenly at top of a hill on the right, right on Cathedral for around a mile, right at the large gates into the Westchester. This keeps you out of Georgetown. If you overshoot Cathedral, keep going to Nebraska (see next directions) and make a right. From Chain Bridge: Right off the bridge, first left up Arizona Ave all the way to Loughboro Road, right on Loughboro which turns into Nebraska, right at circle one-third of way around onto Massachusetts, right on Idaho (2nd light after circle), left on Cathedral, immediate right into large gates. From Memorial Bridge: right onto circle, first right to circle around underneath the bridge, bear right for Whitehurst Freeway signs, take freeway to M Street, LEFT on M, then follow Key Bridge route. From Roosevelt Bridge: Follow I-66 signs, then Virginia Ave signs, right onto Virginia, immediate right onto Rock Creek Parkway, follow 14th Street bridge route below. (This gets you around the construction).
From Cabin John/American Legion Bridge (the Beltway): Exit at River Road heading towards D.C., take River all the way in until it merges with Wisconsin, go two blocks to circle, go one-third of way around circle to westbound Nebraska, proceed to next circle, get in outer lanes and go three-fourths of way around to inbound Massachusetts, right on Idaho. From 14th Street bridge: Left on Jefferson Drive or Madison Drive, right on 15th St, left on Constitution Ave (not Independence; construction under Kennedy Center blocks Rock Creek Parkway there and left turns from 15th to Constitution are illegal), angle right on Virginia Ave, angle right on Rock Creek Parkway, bear right and up hill on Waterside Drive just after very sharp (warning!) left-hand curve under P Street Bridge to Massachusetts Ave. Left on Mass (landmark: The mosque), slightly over a mile to Mass-Wisconsin-Cathedral three-way intersection, slight angle left on Cathedral, three blocks (one intervening stoplight) west, left into Westchester at large gates.