GatherDC Townhouse Available for Hourly + Full-Day Rentals

GatherDC’s townhouse, located in the heart of Dupont Circle at 1817 M Street, boasts a bright and spacious, fully furnished living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and conference room available for hourly and full-day rentals. All areas feature a modern, flexible floor plan that can be easily catered to your organization’s needs.

The Highlights

  • Seating for up to 30 people, WiFi, A/V equipment, white boards
  • Full kitchen with microwave, toaster, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, dinnerware for 16
  • Private parking located directly behind the townhouse for a small extra fee
  • Dedicated event support for a smooth, hassle-free rental
  • Beautiful, modern, moveable floor plan
  • Rent space by the hour or day

Rates start at $75/hour and $500/day. For details or to schedule a tour, email Julie Thompson at

NOTE: Townhouse reservations must be made at least two business days in advance.

The Location

GatherDC’s townhouse is located in central Dupont Circle, at the intersection of M St, 18th St, and Connecticut Avenue. Just blocks from the Dupont Circle and Farragut North metro stations and steps away from several bus lines, we are in a prime location for colleagues, classmates, and community members to come together for their next big board meeting, leadership retreat, or life cycle event.

The Space

Our Community Events rental space encompasses the entire first floor of the townhouse, which includes a vibrant, modern layout – prime for productivity. You will have access to a fully furnished living room, dining room, unisex bathroom, and kitchen area. The space includes a mix of lounge style seating and tables to cater to your project needs. Each of these areas can be sectioned off with the original 19th century doors, which are set on sliding tracks for ease of use. 

The Amenities

The Community Events space has a full kitchen equipped with a Keurig (coffee not included), toaster oven, microwave, large refrigerator, freezer, oven warmer, and dinner set of 16 available to all organizations renting the space. The kitchen area also includes 6 bar stools seated around a large granite island. The dining room seats 10 people, and we have a second table available for organizations looking for seating for up to 20 people. Organizations are invited to use our full dinner set, with the understanding that it is to be rinsed and loaded into the dishwasher at the conclusion of the event.

The Extras

The townhouse includes private parking spots located directly behind the townhouse that can be rented for an additional fee. When hosting an event, you will get a unique, secure passcode for ease of entry and security throughout your event. The floor-plans can be moved around in order to meet the needs of any meeting, event, or retreat.

The Support

GatherDC’s Office Manager will support you every step of the way as you plan and execute a successful event suited to your needs. GatherDC staff will be available to assist with any requests, answer questions, and make your event-hosting experience as smooth as possible.

Interested in renting our space for your upcoming event? Email Julie Thompson at

About GatherDC

GatherDC is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping thousands of Jewish 20s and 30s find their people and their place across DC’s Jewish community. From housing, to jobs, to events, to rabbis, to kosher food, and everything in between – we are the go to resource connecting Jewish young adults to one another, to local organizations, and to a meaningful adult Jewish identity. To learn more, check out, or follow GatherDC on Facebook or Instagram.

The views and opinions expressed by the organizations and individuals who rent the GatherDC townhouse are solely their own and do not represent those of GatherDC and/or any/all contributors to GatherDC. GatherDC reserves the right to change, refuse, or cease renting space to any organization and/or individual at its discretion. Space rental requests that violate our concept of safe space will be rejected.

GatherDC welcomes the participation of interfaith ​individuals and organizations, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender identities, political perspectives, and sexual orientations. GatherDC does not promote one form of Judaism over another. We ​foster inclusive communities​​​ and strive​​ to accommodate all needs. If you require special accommodations, please let us know in advance and we will make every effort to meet your needs.

GTJ staff member, Michael Lipin, pulled off quite the public dance party this past weekend. Hundreds of people gathered at Dance in the Circle on May 13th, to see nine dance troupes perform on a stage in Dupont Circle… and even dance themselves.

Michael Lipin — Dance Party Organizer Extraordinaire

After a wide range of dance styles were featured — from clogging to hiphop — the evening wrapped up with an open hour of dance, including lights, speakers blasting, and massive audience participation.

The crowd gathers

“The Circle almost had the feel of a night club, but with everyone invited – especially the moms, who got some special shout-outs from the MC in honor of Mother’s Day,” Lipin told GTJ.

Co-organizer and design director Alex Emmerman in action on the Dupont Circle fountain as part of Hoop Dance DC’s performance

“Dance in the Circle was a personal dream of mine, given my passion for dance,” he said, “but its success was the result of excellent teamwork, particularly with my fellow-volunteers Daniel Kramer and Alex Emmerman. Daniel had been working with me on the planning of DITC since April 2011, while Alex came on board last December and did an amazing job as DITC graphic designer and webmaster.”

Yala Fitness leading the crowd in their energized dance fitness program

“In producing DITC, we all experienced ups & downs, but we were determined enough to overcome the obstacles. A key to the success of the event was building a broad coalition of supporters in the community, from non-profit groups like Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets and the Dupont Circle Citizens Association, to local businesses such as Attache Property Management and BGR The Burger Joint, and even DC Councilmember Jack Evans,” Lipin added.

According to event organizers, some 500 people turned out for the event during the day. The event had been postponed from its original date on April 21st due to inclement weather, but Sunday’s warm weather attracted many passers-by. The event was such a bit hit, it caught the attention of the Washington Times.

For more pictures, click here.