Beyond the Mall: Making Matters

June 25, 2021

A weekend digital program series featuring both seasoned master artisans and the everyday makers who find solace and connection in creativity.

Weekend Round Up: June 24-27

June 24, 2021

This weekend, we’re excited for the virtual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. An online poetry reading from one of DC Public Library’s own and the Hong Kong Film Festival at the National […]

Corn, Beans, and Squash: What the Three Sisters Tell Us

July 2, 2020

Corn, beans, and squash, commonly known as “the Three Sisters,” have been important companion crops in Indigenous communities in the Americas for centuries. This combination not only holds traditional wisdom […]

Mostly Virtual Arts Round Up, June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020

In this week’s Round Up: The Washington Ballet Takes Center Stage Virtual Gala, a Wright Brothers-themed Zoom-around and a mammal surveillance opportunity.

Folklife Festival Showcases ‘The Social Power of Music’ (photos)

July 1, 2019

What might have been missing in size did not lack for scope and energy. For those diehard fans able to brave the bright sun and 90-degree temperatures, this year’s festival was still a musical feast.

Weekend Round Up June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019

Shoppers can loosen up for the District Warehouse Sale on Saturday with a little morning tai chi in Chinatown. This year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival is Saturday and Sunday on the National Mall.

On the Mall: Armenia and Catalonia

June 28, 2018

At the 51st annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which runs through July 1 and from July 4 to 8, visitors are invited to engage with the traditional arts and food right on the Mall.