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Lobster Roll Happy Hour Event to Hit Chinatown

Lobster rolls during happy hour?  That's right.  On Thursday, September 2nd from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Chinatown will play host to Chinatown Coffee Company's Labor Day weekend happy hour event featuring the Red Hook lobster truck. 

The happy hour will be held at Chinatown Coffee Company, located on the corner of 5th and H streets in NW, to celebrate Labor Day weekend as well as Chinatown Coffee's newly acquired liquor liscense.

Chinatown Coffee Company has made a name for itself since opening, and The Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck, which kicked off service earlier this month, is beginning to do the same. 

The Lobster Truck,  which is the creation of a New York based establishment that serves fresh Maine lobster, has had wild success thus far in the District.  Serving lobster rolls, shrimp rolls, and whoopie pies, the truck has become an instant hit with the D.C. lunch crowd. 

Free Lecture at National Gallery of Art

Christopher With will be lecturing at the National Gallery of Art in Penn Quarter on Sunday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m..  The lecture will be on the relationship between Andrew W. Mellon and Art Dealer Joseph Duveen.

With's oratory will conclude the National Gallery of Art's summer lecture series.   The five-part series has included presentations by National Gallery lecturers Eric Denker, David Gariff, and others.

With's lecture is open to the public and is absolutely free.  There is no registration for the event, and seats are available first-come first-serve.

Check out the National Gallery's lecture website for more information.

The Gallery is located on Constitution Avenue between 4th Street and 7th Street in NW.

Bicycles Must Stop At Signals; Just Like Motorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is launching bicycle only traffic signals at the intersection of 16th Street, U Street and New Hampshire Avenue, NW, according to a news release.

"We know that this is already a very popular route for many cyclists, but it can be treacherous getting through the intersection," Said DDOT Director Gabe Klein. "These changes will make it safer without impacting other traffic."

With the addition of the contraflow lanes, cyclists can now travel legally in both directions on New Hampshire Avenue. When they reach the intersection, they will have to wait for the GREEN bike signal before proceeding into the bike boxes on 16th Street, DDOT said.