The Brookdale Citizens’ Association encourages interaction with all neighbors in the Brookdale community. We hold at least five community-wide events every year, as follows:

  • Annual Meeting (April/May)
  • Spring Street Party (May)
  • 4th of July event in Brookdale Park
  • Fall Street Party (September)
  • Halloween Party in Brookdale (October)

Brookdale at Home Events

Since mid-2015 we have scheduled At-Home and other events on a monthly basis for presentations by neighbors on topics of interest. These events, to date, are listed below.

  • Cynthia and Jack Morton on program to introduce new residents, July 2015
  • Richard Podolske and Clare Kelly on creating a historic district within Brookdale, October 2015
  • Mike Hudson on the Middle East, November 2015
  • Richard Erdman on the United Nations and why it matters, December 2015
  • Amy and Paul Rispin on the Amish Community, January 2016
  • Dave Nicolson on Genealogy, February 2016
  • Eric Sane and Judy Rivlin on Beer Tasting, March 2016
  • Richard Leon on the federal bench hosted by the Graeub’s, April 2016
  • Diane Monash playing tangos, May 2016
  • Deborah Kalb on her children’s book hosted by Bill Grigg, June 2016
  • Miti Figuredo on Chevy Chase Land Company redevelopment on Wisconsin Ave hosted by Richard Podolske, July 2016
  • Kanthan Shankar on experience in Myanmar and other fragile places, September 2016
  • Jim Timbie on nuclear safety hosted by the Graeub’s, October 2016
  • Brian Herberger on book for younger members hosted by Marina Browser, November 2016
  • Jesse Witten on Redskin Trademark Law, January 2017
  • Larry Broadwell on Civil War Trails hosted by Tom Olsen and Jocelyn Samuels, February 2017
  • Marvin Ott on China’s Drive for Asian Dominance, March 2017
  • Marsha Broadwell on tour of National Zoo, April 2017
  • Amy Rispin on the history of the nearby African American community and its cemetery, May 18, 2017
  • Janet Hook on covering Donald Trump for the Wall Street Journal, hosted by Banach/Parisi on June 22, 2017
  • Flashlight Tag in Brookdale Park organized by Tamar Nicolson on September 9, 2017
  • A rainscaping demonstration at the home of Manuel and Guimar Ochoa and presented by Carla Ellern of the Montgomery County government on October, 1 2017.
  • Jeremy Marshall and Heidi Frechette on the challenges of Indian health care and housing in the USA hosted by Richard Podolske and Diane Waters on December 14, 2017
  • Sarah Erdman on her book Nine Hills to Nambonkaha and her experience as a peace corps volunteer in Cote d’ Ivoire hosted by Sibyl and Richard Erdman on January 24, 2018
  • Chatter restaurant presentation by Gary Williams, former basketball coach of the University of Maryland, organized by new Brookdale neighbors Ron DiGiovani and Liz Kornheiser on February 22, 2018
  • Matt Hoye on what it is like to be a political producer covering the White House for CNN in the era of President Trump on March 15, 2018 at the home of Matt and Melissa Junior.
  • Marie Moylan and David Lewis on their year-long European experience at the home of Richard Podolske and Diane Waters, July 17, 2018
  • Vietnam Presentation by Larry Broadwell, Bill McCloskey, Glenn Skaggs, and Richard Podolske, hosted by Elsa and Glenn Skaggs, August 23, 2018
  • A Brookdale Back-to-School celebration for families in Brookdale Park, September 3, 2018
  • Progressive Art Walk to six Brookdale Homes organized by Sibyl Erdman and Heather Paul, November 4, 2018