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CHRIS CARDI INC. PRESENTS THE SUNDAY FUNDAY JENGA JAM AT H STREET COUNTRY CLUB

ABOUT THE EVENT:
Chris Cardi Inc. presents the Sunday Funday Jenga Jam at H Street Country Club, in partnership with the GrantEd Foundation.​

Our interactive fundraiser style pop-up celebrates the release of this year's CHRiS CARDi INC. H Street NE capsule collection, while benefiting educators and students in our area through the GrantEd Foundation/Taste of H Street initiative.​

MORE ON OUR PARTNER:
GrantEd Foundation was founded as the vehicle to ensure that teachers would no longer have to spend their own money to keep their classrooms adequately supplied, to provide out-of-classroom experiences for their students, or to access the professional development necessary to keep DC classrooms current and effective. We stay focused on this singular purpose, certain that this simple and efficient model that puts educational philanthropic dollars directly into the hands of teachers will revolutionize how communities support their schools.

HOW OUR EVENTS HELP:
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $400 dollars leading up to and during the Sunday Funday Jenga Jam. Competitors participating in the Jenga tournament will pay a $20 player’s registration fee to compete, all of which will be donated to the GrantEd Foundation. Participants will receive a gift bag filled with​ H Street NE goodies, including this year’s​ H ST. NE cap, button set, stickers, and more just for entering the competition. The winner of the tournament will receive a designer CHRiS CARDi Traveler Bag, H Street NE t-shirt, complimentary tickets to GrantEd Foundation’s Taste Of H Street event in November, and more. Grand prizes totaling more than $400!

THE JENGA TOURNAMENT:
The event style pop-up will encompass a 16 seed jenga tournament that will promptly start at 5:30pm, on the street level of H Street Country Club. Tournament participants will compete not only against one another but also against the clock for the grand prize. Spectators can enjoy the tournament competition, fun & games,​ dining, drinks, televised sports, and shop or H Street NE capsule collection.​ All of the tournament fees, as well as a portion of the sales from the CHRiS CARDi pop-up shop will be donated to the​ GrantEd Foundation.

Jenga Tournament limited to 16 participants, we encourage early registration if you want to compete. Tournament registration fee required to be eligible for tournament participation and prize(s).​ Tournament rules will be emailed, posted on our website blog (www.chriscardi.com), and available at check-in the day of the event. Spectators are also welcome to donate, as every little bit helps.​

TOURNAMENT RULES:
The tournament will consist of 3-4 rounds based on total number of competitors. Rounds are titled as such, general competition (if needed), preliminary, semi-final, and final championship round.

There will be a max of 16 seeds in competition. In the event of having an odd number of competitors in any round, the first name drawn at random will receive a bye for that round of the tournament. Any sequential rounds resulting in an odd number of competitors will be dealt with in the same manner.

Player match ups will be selected at random and announced at time of competition.

The general competition, preliminary rounds, and semi-finals will have a​ block clock.​ The block clock will give competitors 35 seconds to select, pull, and place a block. The clock resets for the opponent as soon at the pulled block is placed. Violation of the block clock results in an immediate forfeiture.

There will be no block clock for the final championship round.​

NOW LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!

 

THE POP-UP:
Early arrival highly encouraged to get first dibs on the limited edition merchandise at the pop-up shop.​ Our full collection of t-shirts, apparel, accessories and more will be available for purchase. A portion of our CHRiS CARDi merch sales will be donated to the GrantEd Foundation. RSVP not required to attend, but highly suggested to be registered for 10% discount on purchases at the event. Simply show your RSVP at time of purchase to enjoy your discount.

We hope to see you there!

Send any media inquiries to​ info@chriscardi.com.​ Shop and discover more about the world of Chris Cardi at​ www.chriscardi.com.

Discover more about GrantEd Foundation and Taste of H at​ www.grantedfoundation.org.

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2019 H Street NE Capsule Collection Unveiling

Thursday, August 29th, we hosted the unveiling for our 3rd annual H Street NE capsule collection at Smith Commons.

The unveiling celebrated not only the neighborhood, but gave a behind the scenes look at the capsule collections inspiration and short history. The Vintographer curated the sounds with a unique live beat making session while patrons perused the venue.

Spectators got a chance to get their hands on merchandise a few days ahead of its online release and several weeks ahead of the largely attended H Street Festival.

The collection features graphics inspired by iconic American pop culture, can you guess what they are?

Many of the neighborhood's well known faces dropped by to help us celebrate and take photos with Chris in front of the large "I ❤️H ST. NE" wall.

As of Monday, September 2nd the collection of t-shirts have been available on our website for purchase, all shipping fees waived! More H Street NE capsule collection drops are slated each week leading up to the festival, some online and some exclusive to the pop-ups. See the line up for our H Street week of pop-ups below. Follow us on Instagram for immediate updates.

CHRiS CARDi iNC. PRESENTS H STREET WEEK

SUNDAY FUNDAY JENGA JAM TOURNAMENT & POP-UP
H Street Country Club
Sunday, September 15
4-8pm

"POLITICS UNUSUAL" ART EXHIBIT & POP-UP
Featuring Artist Rob Stephenson
Hosted by The Bruce Allen
Hill Prince
Wednesday, September 18
6:30-10:00pm

3rd ANNUAL H STREET EVE POP-UP PARTY
Featuring DJ Franky J
Hill Prince
Friday, September 20
7-11pm

3rd ANNUAL H STREET FEST DAY PARTY & POP-UP
Smith Commons
Saturday, September 21
12noon-4pm

 Check out photos from the 2019 H Street NE Capsule Collection Unveiling below.

 

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CHRIS CARDI PRESENTS THE 2019 H ST. NE CAPSULE COLLECTION UNVEILING

Chris Cardi Inc. presents the unveiling of the 2019 H ST. NE Capsule Collection, Thursday, August 29, from 6-10pm, at Smith Commons.​
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CHRIS CARDI PRESENTS THE 2019 CARDI SHACK INVITATIONAL

CHRIS CARDI PRESENTS THE 2019 CARDI SHACK INVITATIONAL
H Street Country Club
1335 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Sunday, May 19, 2019
2:00pm – 9:00pm
Cardi Inc. presents the 2019 Cardi Shack Invitational at H Street Country Club, celebrating the release of our summer collection. The colorful collection features camp shirts, polos, graphic tees, shorts, accessories, and other golf themed merchandise inspired by the 80's sports comedy Caddy Shack.

The event style pop-up tees off at 2pm on the rooftop deck of H Street Country Club, where patrons can enjoy the sunshine, sip frozen margaritas, and shop the collection. Throughout the day, guests will also enjoy complimentary rounds of miniature golf on the second level. At 6pm the fun & games continue, with sounds provided by DJ Bijoux on the main level for the after party. A small portion of the sales from the CHRiS CARDi pop-up will be donated to The Capital Area Food Bank.
Early arrival highly encouraged to get first dibs on the limited edition merchandise. We are also expecting an early crowd for mini golf. RSVP suggested in order to be eligible for our gift giveaways during the event.
We hope to see you there!

Send any media inquiries to info@chriscardi.com. Shop and discover more about the world of Chris Cardi here on www.chriscardi.com.


Follow the 2019 Cardi Shack Invitational collaborators on instagram @chris_cardi, @hstreetcountryclub, @georgesbijoux, @DC_Noles.

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“LUCKY ME” D.C. COLLECTION & POP-UP

CHRiS CARDi “LUCKY ME” D.C. COLLECTION & POP-UP

 Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Smith Commons
1245 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2019
Hill Prince
1337 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Chris Cardi Inc. is a proud Made In D.C. company and creator of the “LUCKY ME” D.C., St. Patrick’s themed capsule collection. We are stoked to announce that we’ll be hosting pop-ups for the “LUCKY ME” collection at two of our favorite neighborhood haunts! Smith Commons Public House and Hill Prince Bar, will be the pre-game headquarters to shop the styles ahead of the celebratory weekend.

The collection features t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, cropped tops, tank tops, button pins, and other accessories adorned with a graphic featuring “D.C.” centered inside of a lucky four leaf clover. Also in the collection are the same aforementioned items, which feature a graphic with “H ST. NE” in the center of the clover showing the designers admiration for his neighborhood.

As an independent brand based in The District of Columbia, specifically the H Street Northeast Corridor, we take great pride in providing a hyper local product that strengthens our neighbors sense of community. Not only do we design it, we make much, if not all of it in house right here in Washington, D.C. This allows us to be agile and niche’. We can have an idea and bring it to market, from concept to customer, with quality and quickness. This allows us to cater to our community with a certain uniqueness, and authenticity season after season.

As a lead up to St. Patrick’s Day, we are holding pop-ups to give District revelers the opportunity to shop the limited edition capsule collection in anticipation of the festive weekend.

Join us for our first “LUCKY ME” D.C. Pop-Up on Wednesday, March 13th, at Smith​ Commons from 6 PM to 9:30 PM on the 2nd level. On Friday, March 15th, join us again at Hill Prince from 8 PM to 11 PM for our 2nd “LUCKY ME” D.C. Pop-Up. Our pop-up’s will feature some surprises not featured on our website, as well as gifts with purchase. Come out on the dates mentioned above, and let’s have some fun.​

Reminder, St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, March 17. Be sure to celebrate in style and shop local.

We hope to see you there!


Send any media inquiries to info@chriscardi.com.​ Shop and discover more​ about the world of Chris Cardi at www.chriscardi.com. Follow the “LUCKY​ ME” D.C. pop-up collaborators on instagram @chris_cardi, @smithcommonsdc​ and @hillprincebar.

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Chris Cardi X Trezo Beach Collaboration

This year's annual H Street Eve festivities were bigger, better, and twice the celebration with featured photographer Lawrence Jackson along with vintage streetwear purveyor and stylist Shareef Mohammed of Trezo Beach. On the heels of the H Street Festival we are excited to announce that the Chris Cardi x Trezo Beach H Street collection is now available online. The collaboration is comprised of vintage up-cycled pieces carefully curated by Shareef of Trezo Beach and expertly reworked, customized, and embellished with H Street inspired imagery at the hands of Chris Cardi himself. These are all rare one off items that will not be reproduced.

Preview Lifestyle Shots Of The Collaboration Pieces Below Photographed By Lawrence Jackson

 

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CHRIS CARDI INC. PRESENTS H STREET EVE PART DEUX FEATURING THE PHOTO EXHIBIT “LA UNION À MOTIF" BY LAWRENCE JACKSON

1245 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00pm – 11:00 PM
 
We here at Chris Cardi Inc. are excited to announce our annual H Street Eve Part Deux celebration! We cordially invite you to join us once again at H St. NE Corridor’s favorite neighborhood bistro, Smith Commons Public House on Friday, October 12, from 6 – 11 P.M, the evening before H Street Festival.
 
“Part Deux” of the celebration returns with a photo exhibit by featured photographer Lawrence Jackson.

 

Lawrence Jackson (The Vintographer) of The Vintage Vandalism, Chicago native and D.C. resident, will be showcasing an amazing photography installment of his series which is the second installation of the two part exhibit "La Union à Motif" (The Patterned Union). The second installation titled |Of Sights Unseen| Series of Black & White Matter is movingly expressed below.

 

In the dawn of an era that relies heavily on the functionality of social media, we find ourselves in the midst of a post-millennial Renaissance. We, individuals with innate attraction to all that is beautiful are witnessing the resurgence of mastery in the arts, sciences, and spirituality with a direct emphasis on spiritual enlightenment. The idea of expression has become synonymous with the concept of freedom. Inspiration is now parallel with discovery and creation has become priority. This emotion-filled series communicates the importance of human to human interaction and captures the essence of raw emotion.

 

The Vintographer is highlighted by such features:
AfroPunk June 2016 Creative of the Day 
AfroPunk January 2016 Feature artist of the week
Feature Artist: 2018 TheDeanCollection (RUMROOM) finalist- Photographer
StreetMeetDC: 2018 Top 40 streetphotographers in DMV

 

The Vintographer will also host a Q&A session about the exhibit for early RSVPs during the first hour of the event.

 

Join us, as well as other DC creatives, tastemakers, influencers, and neighbors Friday, October 12th, at Smith Commons from 6 P.M. to 11 P.M. on the 2nd level, to take in this amazing photography showcase while enjoying drinks, dining, good people and a great time.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
Send any media inquiries to info@chriscardi.com.  Discover more about the photography & creative works of TheVintageVandalism at www.thevintagevandalism.co. Follow the H Street Eve collaborators on instagram @chris_cardi, @thevintographer, @Trezobeach and @smithcommonsdc.
 
For RSVP visit: https://hstreetevepartdeux.eventbrite.com
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2nd ANNUAL H STREET EVE CHRiS CARDi POP-UP AT SMITH COMMONS "PART DEUX"

1245 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00pm – 11:00 PM
 
We here at Chris Cardi Inc. are excited to announce H Street Eve Pop-Up Part Deux! We're partnering once again with H St. NE Corridor's favorite neighborhood bistro, Smith Commons Public House, for our new date Friday, October 12, the evening before H Street Festival.

H Street Eve came about in 2017 when D.C. based designer Chris Cardi decided to create and showcase a capsule collection of H Street N.E. centric apparel. As a resident of the neighborhood for the last 7 years he wanted to fill the void and provide a product his fellow neighbors could wear to show their shared love of the place they call home. The event has evolved to serve as a night of camaraderie + creativity + culture + community gathering residents and friends from all over the city in a sublime celebration the night before the big H Street Festival.

As many of us already know, this year's H Street Festival had to be rescheduled due to the threat of Hurricane Florence. For the first time the festival will take place in Mid-October to celebrate the arts as an economic vehicle for growth in this vibrant Washington, D.C. Northeast community.  Despite the threat of the hurricane, Chris Cardi Inc. kept the original H Street Eve date which turned out to be a festive evening with many items selling out quickly. This has presented Chris Cardi Inc. with a unique opportunity to serve the community with the H Street Eve Pop Up for a second time this year.

Join us, as well as other DC creatives, tastemakers, influencers, and neighbors Friday, October 12th, at Smith Commons from 6 P.M. to 11 P.M. on the 2nd level, to shop the H Street pop-up collection while enjoying drinks, dining, good people and a great time. The pop-up will feature an assortment of Chris Cardi Inc.'s H Street themed capsule collection including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, totes, accessories and much more.

"Part Deux" of the celebration returns with a photo exhibit by featured photographer Lawrence Jackson along with vintage streetwear purveyor and stylist Shareef Mohammed.

Lawrence Jackson (The Vintographer) of The Vintage Vandalism, Chicago native and D.C. resident, will be showcasing an amazing photography installment of his newest project titled "L'Union à Motifs" (The Patterned Union). The Vintographer, whose work has been featured by Afro Punk in 2015 and 2016, will also host a Q&A session about the exhibit for early RSVPs the first hour of the event.

Shareef Mohammed of Trezo Beach will showcase a special collaborative collection of one off vintage finds customized by Chris Cardi featuring various H Street themed graphics, prints, appliqués and patches. These rare pieces are sure to sell out early.

Come get stylish for the festival and join us for a night of great fun. We hope to see you there!
 
Send any media inquiries to info@chriscardi.com.  Shop and discover more about the world of Chris Cardi at www.chriscardi.com, and the photography & creative works of TheVintageVandalism at www.thevintagevandalism.co. Follow the H Street Eve collaborators on instagram @chris_cardi, @thevintographer, @Trezobeach and @smithcommonsdc.
 
For RSVP visit: https://hstreetevepartdeux.eventbrite.com

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