No Dancing at Weddings, Says D.C.’s Mayor

May 6, 2021

Attendees must be seated and socially distanced from one another and from other household groups; standing and dancing are not allowed.  

Mother-Daughter Team Launches Cosmetics Product


Christina Zilber, founder and CEO of cosmetics brand Jouer, and her daughter Amelie, a 19-year-old GU student, have created a blush duo.

Downtowner News: Police Shooting, Vaccine Sites, Bicyclist Killed, Cicadas

May 3, 2021

Downtowner updates for April and May D.C. Man Shot and Killed by Police  A Metropolitan Police Department officer fatally shot Terrance Maurice Parker, 36, a Black man, last Friday night. […]

COVID Update: No Masks Outside?

April 29, 2021

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how American citizens should go about their daily lives during the ongoing pandemic.

More D.C. Institutions Reopening

April 26, 2021

On April 23, the Smithsonian Institution announced that it is planning to reopening seven museums and the National Zoo in May. 

Smithsonian Craft Optimism Opens April 24

April 22, 2021

The Smithsonian Women’s Committee’s curated, climate-conscious makers’ market will be available online through May 1.

Earth Day Happenings: A Selection


Here are a few rewarding ways to spend Earth Day, April 22, organized by museums and others in Washington, D.C.

Local Universities Announce Vaccine Requirement for Fall Semester

April 19, 2021

Georgetown University will require both undergraduate and graduate students at the main campus, the medical center and the law school to be fully vaccinated.

Celebrating Smiles to Mark International Haiku Poetry Day, April 17

April 15, 2021

To spark some creativity in a rough time, here at The Georgetowner we decided to write some haikus about smiles (and masks), with images by the Beauty Team.

Black Girl Ventures Partners With Visa


The new program will build on the support Visa provides women-owned small businesses through its She’s Next program.