Cafe Blog

Did you join us last night for the 75th Anniversary of Greenbelt Photo Show reception? If not, you missed great 1930 jazz by the Greg Meyer Jazz Trio and the awards ceremony! BIg congratulations to the winners: Cynthia Cummings, Nora Simon, Rich Renomeron, and Leslie Olsen!

Left to right: Barbara Simon, FONDCA President; Rich Renomeron, 3rd place; Nora Simon, 2nd place; Cynthia Cummings, lst place; Leslie Olsen, Honorable Mention; Diana Srnka, Honorable Menton; Julia Wade, Chair, Cafe Art Show Committee; Brendan Mattingly, judge. The awards were given by the 75th Anniversary of Greenbelt Committee. FONDCA sponsored the exhibit.

New Deal Cafe Voted Best Music Venue in DC


Listeners of WTOP FM chose the New Deal Cafe over larger venues like the 9:30 Club and The Birchmere as the top DC area music venue in WTOP's Best of Washington contest! The cafe would like to thank everyone who voted for us, favoring an intimate, casual, neighborhood gathering place.

Visit the ten 10 list to see winners in other categories.

New Deal Cafe Pays Down Its Debt

"Basking in its growing financial stability, the café cooperative shares the good news at annual members meeting. Cheering, clapping and whistling greeted New Deal Cafe Board of Directors President Michael Hartman's announcement — the major revelation of the cooperative's annual members meeting Sunday — that the cafe has paid off its major debts to banks, including Bank of America."

Read the whole article on Greenbelt Patch.

"A huge gathering, by Greenbelt standards, descended on the cafe to relive the glory days of Garcia. Spilling down the hallway and out through the doors, tie-dyed, tee-shirted enthusiasts danced and sang along with Kadlecik, releasing a palpable wave of community." Read the rest of the Greenbelt Patch article about John Kadlecik's latest performance at the cafe.

Did you notice the new stage lights? A generous cafe member donated $1000 to improve the lighting for performers!

Photo by Karl Gary

Our new air conditioner is here! Brown's Refrigeration started installing it at 7am on Thursday, and it was cranking out fresh, chilly air by 7pm this evening. Come join us for a refreshing meal!