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Making African America Symposium: A Virtual Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness 

Virtual Event

Making African America Symposium: A Virtual Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness Fridays and Saturdays only, March 5–March 20: times vary by session This symposium brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. Admission is free; […]

21-Day Compassion Challenge

Virtual Event

The 21-Day Compassion Challenge is a commitment to exploring the power of compassion and how to practice it in daily life. The program includes guided meditations, journaling, and simple daily tasks to put compassion into action. Discover your personal Compassion Quotient and learn how it can shift minds and worlds. The program is FREE. Register […]

Free

Georgetown University Press Supports the National Council on Public History’s 2021 Virtual Conference

Georgetown University Press

Our titles will be available in NCPH's virtual exhibit hall beginning March 8th, 2021 and will remain there through March 27th, 2021. We invite you to browse our titles, available to purchase at a 30% DISCOUNT when you use code TNCL on our Press website. We are excited to have you join us! Featured Titles Between Freedom and Equality Barbara Boyle Torrey and Clara […]

Living Earth Virtual Festival: The Business of Agriculture in Indian Country

Virtual Event

April 22 – 25; on demand In celebration of Earth Day, the National Museum of the American Indian’s annual Living Earth Festival will be available on demand over four days. The festival will open with a message from Notah Begay III (Navajo/Isleta Pueblo), four-time PGA Tour champion, sportscaster and founder of the Notah Begay III […]

MLB & WASHINGTON NATIONALS HOST “DRIVE-THRU” PLAY BALL EVENT AT MATTHEWS MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH

Matthews Memorial Baptist Church 2616 MLK Jr. Ave SE, Washington

In an ongoing effort to further build tangible connections between baseball and the Black community, Major League Baseball is partnering with the Washington Nationals to host a special drive-thru PLAY BALL (www.PlayBall.org) event on Saturday, March 13th, at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The socially-distanced occasion is part of a community event series […]

36th Annual Catholic Charities Gala

Virtual Event

The 36th annual Catholic Charities Gala will honor the work of the social services agency and acknowledge the contributions of its philanthropic community at its first-ever virtual celebration on the evening of March 13. The popular gala is expected to raise about $2 million to support ongoing operations and programs of the city’s largest independent social services agency. […]

Meditation Mondays at the NMAAHC

Virtual Event

Meditation Mondays Mondays March 15 and March 29; 12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m. In this virtual program, participants will contemplate the journey of black Americans toward liberation through meditation. During the 45-minute guided meditation session, attendees will have an opportunity to reflect on their liberation, closing with a brief discussion on the meaning of freedom. Meditator, yoga […]

Introducing…

Virtual Event

Wednesdays, 11 a.m. YouTube @smithsoniannpg March 17: Abigail Adams March 24: Lady Bird Johnson March 31: Maya Lin Introducing… a new kind of story time. Each week in March, a Portrait Gallery educator will shine a light on some of this country’s lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Children will learn more about art, hear […]

Rehabilitation of Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail and Pedestrian Bridge Virtual Public Meeting

Virtual

Washington, DC) -- The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the National Park Service (NPS) will host a virtual public meeting to introduce the Rehabilitation of Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail and Pedestrian Bridge project. DDOT will rehabilitate and construct more than 3.7 miles of the paved, multi-use trail spanning Wards 1 through 4 from M […]

Easter Treasure Hunt & Chocolate at the Mansion on O St.

The Mansion on O St.

Easter Treasure Hunt & Chocolate Reservations Required: omuseum.org/easter Tickets: $40/person Where: O Museum in The Mansion, 2020 O Street NW When: Today - 4/5 Don your favorite Easter bonnet and celebrate spring with a fun filled treasure hunt at The Mansion! Search for special Easter & spring themed items found only at The Mansion. Explore our […]

Virtual Cherry Blossom Celebration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Virtual Cherry Blossom Celebration Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m. ET Celebrate the start of spring and the National Cherry Blossom Festival with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Join us for a virtual program full of springtime fun for the whole family. Enjoy a lively performance of traditional Japanese Taiko drumming by the group Nen Daiko. Then learn more […]

Living Earth Teach-In: Traditional Foods Sustain our Bodies and Spirits

Virtual Event

Saturday, March 20, 1 – 3 p.m. EST Traditional foods and the knowledge related to growing, harvesting, storing and preparing them has been practiced for millennia by Indigenous peoples. Participants can interact with Native food and sustainability experts to learn about traditional foodways revitalization and how Indigenous foods can sustain bodies and spirits. Kick off […]

Paint Night Pajama Party with VisArts

VisArts Center 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville

It's a Paint Night Pajama Party on Saturday, March 20 – and you’re invited! Join us as we connect with our VisArts community in a comfy at-home setting. You’ll learn how to create a springtime masterpiece, with step-by-step instruction from VisArts' instructor extraordinaire Eric Westbrook. You'll make new friends and see old ones. (Soon we’ll all be […]

$75

National Portrait Gallery Season 3: Portraits Podcast

Virtual Event

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announces the third season of its PORTRAITS podcast, which explores the real stories of extraordinary people and portraiture. Hosted by National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet, PORTRAITS takes listeners beneath the surface of artworks in the museum’s collection to reveal the stories behind them. Season three uses portraiture to examine […]

Art & Me Preservation Family Workshop: Celebrating Cherry Blossoms with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art & Me Preservation Family Workshop: Celebrating Cherry Blossoms Saturday, March 27, 10–10:45 a.m. ET Celebrate the arrival of spring and the beloved cherry blossoms with a festive virtual family workshop. Discover how Smithsonian conservators preserve beautiful artworks, from paintings to Japanese tea bowls. Then try your hand at making your own cherry blossom–inspired creation. This […]

Where There Is a Woman, There Is Magic: Women’s History Month Virtual Festival

Virtual Event

Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m. Zoom, registration required Join the Portrait Gallery in a virtual celebration of women making history. We will explore the online exhibition “Where There Is a Woman, There Is Magic,” which highlights leaders in sports, arts, science and activism. It is part of a day-long lineup featuring events and activities for […]

Joyful ABC Kids Activity Book Series—Fourth Release (K, L, M, N)

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Monday, April 5  The Joyful Kids ABC Activity Book series invites caregivers and educators to support children’s positive identity development while also growing their language and literacy skills with activities, museum objects and new words. Each Joyful activity booklet gives participating adults insight into children’s developmental stages, age-appropriate play, art activities and opportunities to look closely at museum […]

Graduation Dining & Tour at the Mansion on O St.

The Mansion on O St.

Delicious "Chef's Table" Experience In The Heart of D.C. $85/person + Learn More & Reserve: http://www.omansion.com/graduation Celebrate your student's success! Three course meal Exclusive self-guided tour Indoor or outdoor seating available Secluded, socially distanced Masks available & required Visit includes a self-guided tour -- of our themed rooms and secret doors, signed guitars, memorabilia, art and […]

Dupont Circle Pop-Up

Dupont Circle BID

Spring is here, and the trees are budding.  Dupont Circle is preparing for a special shopping pop-up on Saturday, April 10th from 12:00-5:00 p.m. At the shopping pop-up, you will find fresh and unique items from 50 artists, jewelers, potters, candle dippers, soap renderers, and other makers who will sell their wares outside around Dupont Circle. […]

Meditation Mondays

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Meditation Mondays   Monday, April 12 and 26; 12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m.    In this virtual program, participants will contemplate the journey of black Americans toward liberation through meditation. During the 45-minute guided sessions, attendees will have an opportunity to reflect on their liberation and discuss the meaning of freedom. Meditation and yoga instructor Ericka Phillips will lead the […]

D.C. Mondays: Dear Chinatown

George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 701 21st Street NW, Washington

Rising costs of living and commercial redevelopment overshadow Chinatown’s cultural assets. The consequence is that aging Chinatown residents are experiencing increased alienation from their neighborhood and younger generations across the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area are losing an important cultural touchstone in the city. Dear Chinatown, D.C. is a project to elevate voices from the Asian-American community and the […]

Rosslyn Bootcamp

Rosslyn BID

Gateway Park | 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22209 Four-week outdoor exercise series beginning April 20 Tuesdays and Thursdays | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

People Power! Citizen Scientists and the Smithsonian

Online

As we lead up to Earth Day, meet Smithsonian researchers and volunteers involved in two citizen science projects. eMammal uses motion-activated game cameras to understand and track the diversity of mammals throughout the United States. Fossil Atmospheres examines modern and fossilized ginkgo leaves to understand how local climate patterns have changed through time. Learn how […]

Free

Silver Diner Hiring & Job Fair

Silver Diner

With the hope of getting interest from those wanting employment, the restaurant is holding a company-wide Job Fair on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at each of its Silver Diner locations (see website www.silverdiner.com for location.) The company is offering a $200 signing bonus. There will be open interviews and offers on […]

Gay is Good: Frank Kameny and the Fight for LGBTQ Rights

DC History Center

Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 pm Frank Kameny spent five decades in DC as a civil rights activist and politician, including serving on Mayor Walter Washington’s inaugural Commission on Human Rights soon after the city gained Home Rule. As historian Eric Cervini’s research in the extensive Frank Kameny Papers at the Library of Congress revealed, […]

Celebrate Earth Day By Learning How to Home Compost!

DC Department of Public Works

Composting at home helps to protect the climate, cut garbage, and enhance your local soil by wasting less food. If you’d like to give it a try, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is offering an online worm composting workshop for DC residents as part of the DC Department of Public Works’ Home Composting Program. […]

Craft Optimism: a curated climate conscious makers’ market

Online

Craft Optimism is an online marketplace featuring beautifully made, hand-crafted American goods that educate the public about climate change or inspire or model a sustainable response to climate change. Organized by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) in collaboration with Honoring the Future, the event supports grants to the Smithsonian Institution. Artist items must be created […]

Free

Rosslyn Flower Market 

Rosslyn BID

Central Place Plaza | 1800 N Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209 April 24, May 1, and May 8 With spring in full bloom, the Rosslyn BID will host a series of in-person and virtual events with local vendors to celebrate the season. More details to come!

Smithsonian Craft Optimism

Smithsonian

Online Craft Show Is a Curated, Climate-Conscious Makers’ Market.

Maryland Day 2021

University of Maryland, College Park 7736 Baltimore Ave, College Park

Maryland Day is streaming from College Park to wherever you are, so participate in demonstrations, tour our beautiful campus, conduct science experiments with everyday household items, get up and dance and even meet baby lambs. You'll also see Testudo—Maryland Day would not be complete without him!

Free

Cultivating Vision

Kadampa Meditation Center Online 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

Our imagination creates our reality. Everything we do, everything we are, starts in the imagination. We can use the power of imagination as a foe or a friend. In this special Saturday morning talk and meditation we will look at how to cultivate a positive vision of ourself and others and harness the power of […]

$6.00 – $12.

Mother Tongue Film Festival 2021: Conversation with the Director – The Forbidden Strings

Online

Soori, Hakim, Akbar, and Mohammed have a collective dream: to travel from Iran to their parents’ homeland of Afghanistan and play their first rock concert. Discussing their feature-length film "The Forbidden Strings," director Hasan Noori and producer Afsaneh Salari will explore the intricacies of production with the National Museum of Asian Art film curator, Tom […]

Free

Historically Speaking: Buses Are a Comin’: A Conversation with Freedom Rider Charles Person 

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Thursday, April 29; 7 p.m.–8 p.m. Freedom Rider and author Charles Person discuss his new book, Buses Are a Comin’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider, which provides a personal view of the U.S. civil rights movement in America. At 18, Person was the youngest of the 13 people who boarded two buses in Washington, D.C., to head […]

Reconnect with the Sacred Landscapes We Call Home

Zoom 1 Westmoreland Circle Northwest, Bethesda

This seven-week study, led by the Rev. Rachel Cornwell, is meant to awaken the visceral knowledge of the Creator through the creation, reconnect us with the sacred landscapes we call home, encourage us to provide space and time for spiritual reflection in nature and live in greater harmony with God's Earth. Each session will include a […]

Free

Women’s Leadership Breakfast (Junior League of Washington)

The Junior League of Washington’s (JLW) Women’s Leadership Breakfast is a can’t-miss opportunity to learn how to lead confidently from women who have successfully overcome obstacles to make a positive impact for their companies and communities. The 2021 Women’s Leadership Breakfast will be held virtually on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 8 – 10 a.m. […]

$50

Alzheimer’s Association Brain Ball (Virtual)

Virtual Event

This year’s virtual Alzheimer's Association Brain Ball is free and open to all. Join us from the comfort of your own home for a memorable evening hosted by Doreen Gentzler, Anchor, News4 at 6 and News4 at 11, NBC4 Washington to benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association! The evening will […]

Free

2nd Annual DMV Trails Tour

Jafe Cycling

In honor of National Bike Month, the second annual DMV Trails Tour hosted by Jafe Cycling will be held on Saturday, May 1, starting at 7 a.m. The tour will consist of four trails located throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia territories. The event has partnered with the micromobility mapping navigation app, ScootRoute, to […]

The Story of the Lūʻau: Dance and Cooking Demonstration

May 1 – 31; on demand Explore the story of the Native Hawaiian tradition of lūʻau and learn why it plays such an important role in Hawaiian culture featuring Vicky Holt Takamine, renowned kumu hula (master teacher of Hawaiian dance), and ʻūniki (graduated) as a kumu hula from hula master Maiki Aiu Lake. As part […]

Virtual May Day Family Celebration

Online

Celebrate spring and learn more about art and environmental conservation with our virtual May Day family program. Explore how the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s team of art conservators preserve and protect works of art in a sustainable way. Then join the musical group Bash the Trash and get tips on how to reduce, reuse, and […]

Free

See Me Online at SAAM 

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wednesday, May 5, 2 p.m. ET Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a virtual program designed for art lovers with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners. Enjoy an opportunity to discuss and engage with artworks from SAAM’s collection. Space is limited, and registration is required; email access@si.edu or call 202.633.2921 to register. Location: Online Tickets: Free […]

New Writings in American Art: Virtual Conversation with Adair Margo

Online

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a virtual conversation featuring author and arts leader Adair Margo. Learn more about Margo’s most recent publication, Voices of La Lydia: The History of Lydia Patterson Institute (2020), which details stories of success and perseverance from the more than 100-year history of the Lydia Preston Institute. A Methodist […]

Free

Mother’s Day Love Hunt

The Mansion on O St.

Mother's Day Love Hunt Reserve: omuseum.org/mothersday Tickets: $45/person Where: O Museum in The Mansion, 2020 O Street NW When: 5/8 & 5/9 Spread the love as you search for special heartfelt items found only at O Museum in The Mansion on this heart centered treasure hunt. We have over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors (yes […]

$45

Mother’s Day Weekend Champagne & Chocolate

The Mansion on O St.

Mother's Day Weekend Champagne & Chocolate Reservations Required: omuseum.org/mothersday Tickets: $45/person Where: O Museum in The Mansion, 2020 O Street NW When: 5/8 & 5/9 Spread the love as you search for special heartfelt items found only at O Museum in The Mansion on this heart centered treasure hunt. We have over 100 rooms and 70 […]

Mother’s Day Brunch aboard City Cruises

Pier 4 at The Wharf 580 Water Street SW, Washington D.C.

City Cruises announced today its Washington D.C. port will be offering specialty cruises celebrating Mother’s Day. Sweep mom off her feet this Mother’s Day with an elegant brunch cruise while sailing along the Potomac. Gather the entire family and enjoy a delicious meal on board while taking in unmatched views of the monuments and the […]

$94.90

Innovative Lives: Sarah Will and Mike Schultz

Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

May 12; 4 p.m. Free registration: invention.si.edu/events Sarah Will, Paralympic skier and accessibility advocate and Mike Schultz, inventor of the Moto Knee and Versa Foot, will come together to talk with NMAH sports curator Jane Rogers about their respective careers and overlapping interests in advocacy for accessible sports and the history of and ongoing technology innovations in adaptive […]

Art Signs Online: Artful Conversations in ASL

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday, May 13, 5:30 p.m. ET Curious about American art? Join us for a 30-minute gallery conversation about selected works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. This program is presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation for participants who are deaf or hard of hearing. Zoom link provided via email upon registration. […]

Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning: Good, Better, Best

GW Museum & Textile Museum 701 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

Panelists Ben Evans, editor, Hali Publications Detlef Maltzhan, managing director and proprietor, Rippon Boswell & Co. Mary Jo Otsea, former worldwide director of rugs and carpets, Sotheby’s  Wendel Swan, museum trustee and collector (moderator) How to Participate You can register for this program online. After you register, we will email you a link and instructions for joining online via Zoom. Simply […]

Youth in Action: Ecological Knowledge in Pacific Coastal Communities

Virtual Event

Youth in Action: Ecological Knowledge in Pacific Coastal Communities May 20; on demand Indigenous coastal Pacific communities have respected and protected their homelands’ ocean resources for thousands of years. Listen to a conversation with young Indigenous activists from across the Pacific who are utilizing traditional knowledge to inform environmental work within their communities. Youth in […]

20th Annual National Bike to Work Day 2021

Washington, D.C. (March 1, 2021) – After a year of unprecedented change, Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) are excited to announce that registration for the 20th Annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) event has opened. The event will take place on Friday, May 21, with pit stops in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. The […]

Horticulture How-To | Pollinator-Friendly Container

Virtual Event

Horticulture How-To | Pollinator-Friendly Container Friday, May 21, 2021, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Join Jessica Bonilla, head of horticulture, via Zoom to create your own beautiful container of flowering plants that attract butterflies, birds, bees, and other pollinators. www.HillwoodMuseum.org  4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Carousel Family Day: Carousel Crafts

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur BLVD, Glen Echo

Join the Glen Echo Park Partnership for the first Carousel Family Day as part of the celebration of the carousel’s 100th anniversary. Pre-registered participants will be able to celebrate the Carousel's 100th birthday by creating their own carousel to take home, as well as decorating a birthday hat to wear and a birthday card for […]

Free

Celebremos Nuestras Historias!

Online

GLEN ECHO: Tune in this Sunday, May 23, for another episode of Celebremos Nuestras Historias! Host Andrea Sarralde and her special guests read their favorite children’s books with their families as Adventure continues to celebrate Mother’s Day. Andrea will read El Principito with her daughters, followed by the Parra Zeeb family reading El Renacuajo Paseador together, and Teresa Giral […]

Music for the Moment: An Asian American Offering

Online

A performance featuring Asian American women musicians and performers who draw on deep cultural heritages and contemporary genres—from performance art and ritual to hip-hop, rock, and pop. Streaming on Facebook and YouTube. Co-presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.Accessibility services provided.

Free

DC Punch Needle Class with Wendy Galietta Williams

Shop Made in DC 1330 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, Washington, DC

3-THURSDAY, MAY 27th 2021 (IRL @ Georgetown Garden – 1533 Wisconsin Ave NW) DC Punch Needle Class – Wendy Galietta Williams : $60 / Person – 7-8:30PM SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-punch-needle-class-with-wendy-galietta-williams-tickets-152095865829 If you love textiles and texture, you owe it to yourself to play in the cozy art of punch needle!  Our goal is for you to […]

PBS National Memorial Day Concert

Virtual Event

PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT: A NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE RETURNS WITH PERFORMANCES AND TRIBUTES FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. AND AROUND THE COUNTRY HONORING ALL OF OUR AMERICAN HEROES   All-Star Line-up Hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise with General Colin Powell, Gladys Knight, Vince Gill, Sara Bareilles, Alan Jackson, Denyce Graves, The Four Tops, Steve Buscemi, […]

Virtual Drag Queen Story Time with Ruth Allen Ginsburg

Online

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum online for our annual Pride festivities and celebrate inclusivity and love for all. Enjoy a lively story time performance with beloved DC drag queen Ruth Allen Ginsburg. Ruth brings fun for the whole family as she reads classic nursery rhymes and tales for children. Then, continue the party by […]

Free

Black Lives Matter Plaza One-Year Anniversary

Black Lives Matter Plaza K St. NW, Washington

Join Fit DC on Black Lives Matter Plaza on June 5 at 11:30AM About this event Join Fit DC on Black Lives Matter Plaza. When: Saturday, June 5 at 11:30am Where: Black Lives Matter Plaza Featuring: Workout led by Gym Jonez (Free BLM Plaza workout mat for first 100 participants) Performance by Backyard Band Refreshments […]

National Reconciliation Week (NRW)

Zoom 1 Westmoreland Circle Northwest, Bethesda

The National Reconciliation Week (NRW) advances the concept that leading a healthy centered, balanced life requires being in touch with our emotions and understanding the effect they may have on our physical, mental and spiritual health. The process of connecting to the internal to enhance the external is what we call “reconciliation,” and can be […]

TRIBECA FESTIVAL™ LAUNCHES “TRIBECA AT HOME,” A NEW ONLINE PORTAL FEATURING PREMIERES AND ENCORE SCREENINGS OF FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Tribeca Will Offer Virtual Audiences Exclusive Online Premiere Screenings to Coincide with its Live, In-Person Events Premieres Include Films Featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, Billie Eilish and Chris Paul, and the Hopeful Future of Ferguson, MO For the first time ever, the Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the launch of its […]

$25

Free Screening of “Our Time Machine”

Virtual Event

The Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter will hold a virtual Q&A discussion with the directors of Our Time Machine, along with a discussion on the warning signs of Alzheimer's, on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Registered attendees have free access to view Our Time Machine online from June 4 - 10. Our Time […]

Free

Youth in Action: Indigenizing Pride 

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington

  Thursday, June 17; 4 p.m.    Free, registration required  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/3116188639750/WN_VcOVur0fRaS1_R53Oq1Zyg   How does identity influence activism? Many tribal nations have always recognized multiple genders and those who possess both male and female spirits. Native people who identify as more than one gender or possessing both spirits sometimes refer to themselves as Two Spirit. In celebration […]

Beyond the Mall: Making Matters

Online

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

Free

Crossing Book Social

The Crossing 959 E St. SE, Washington

  Join Crossing Tuesday, June 29th at 5:30pm for convos and cocktails while discussing Last Summer at the Golden Hotel . Pickup a free copy of this new summer must-read at Crossing DC. Read the book and then tune in for a conversation with Philippa Hughes, social sculptor behind CuriosityConnects.Us. on Zoom! Zoom Book Social Event: Tuesday, June 29 5:30pm

Sundays in July, Habits of Happy People

Kadampa Meditation Center 1200 Canal St SW, Washington DC 20024 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

Sundays in July - Habits of Happy People Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. In this talk we will learn about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich our life’s experience. We […]

$6 – $12

Fit Series: F45 Bootcamp or Color Burst Flow by Yoga6

Color Burst Park 6000 Merriweather Dr., Columbia

Fit Series: F45 Bootcamp When: July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24, September 7 6:45pm What: Heart-pumping classes with a live DJ! Free to all - RSVP in advance here!   Fit Series: Color Burst Flow by Yoga6 When: July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31 6:45pm What: Namaste with us […]

Good Kid-izen Series

Color Burst Park 6000 Merriweather Dr., Columbia

When: June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 10am-12pm What: A summer-long series of fun and learning celebrating inclusion, diversity and education. June 26: Global Passport July 10: Celebrate LGBTQIA+ July 24: Christmas in July August 7: Soulful Music Class Free to all - RSVP in advance here!

Amped in the Park

Color Burst Park 6000 Merriweather Dr., Columbia

When: July 14, July 28 6pm What: Live music is back and our dance-worthy summer line up will have you jamming the night away! July 14: Jah Works (Reggae) July 28: Shelby Blondell Band (Original Pop Rock) Free to all - RSVP in advance here!

Summer Film Series at the MLK Memorial: The Princess & the Frog

MLK Memorial 1964 Independence Ave. SW, Washington

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG – Thursday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. Walt Disney Studios’ classic, “The Princess and the Frog,” gives a Jazz Age-era New Orleans twist on a classic tale. It features a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them […]

In-person performance inspired by sculptures and Alvin Ailey’s Revelations with Krystal Collins/new growth collective at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

WHAT: Krystal Collins/new growth collective at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens   WHEN: Tuesday, July 20th; Wednesday, July 21st; Friday, July 23rd; and Saturday, July 24th WHERE: The Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens; 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008; Parking Directions   TICKETS: Available at midnight on June 28th here This summer, Krystal […]

The Spies of Georgetown Walking Tour

Come hear insider stories from former CIA officer George as you stroll through the scenic Georgetown neighborhood. Learn about the pivotal role the residents here played in the WWII era. We'll visit the former homes of William "Wild Bill" Donovan, William Colby, Roald Dahl, and Alger Hiss and see places linked to the espionage activities […]

$42

Georgetown Walking Tour: Dumbarton House Landscape

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for a walking tour around Dumbarton House! This tour will explore the historic landscape of the house as well the 8 acre urban farm that surrounded the home. Learn how Georgetown and Dumbarton House changed over time while appreciating the beauty of the neighborhood […]

$20

Habits of Happy People

Kadampa Meditation Center Online 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

Sundays in July and August – Habits of Happy People Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. In this talk we will learn about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich our life’s […]

$6 – $12

Summer Concerts: Amadou Kouyate

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur BLVD, Glen Echo

Enjoy an evening of live African music with Amadou Kouyate. Born in the Washington, DC, Amadou Kouyate is the 150th generation of the Kouyate lineage and has studied and performed Manding music since the age of three years old. Amadou has dedicated his life to the task of become an ambassador of African culture to […]

The Yards Celebrates National Ice Cream Day

Sundeck at the Yards 355 Water St. SE, Washingon

WHAT: The Yards is going all-out to celebrate National Ice Cream Day by popping up a larger-than-life retro ice cream experience! From Friday, July 30th through Sunday, August 1st, The Yards’ Sun Deck will be transformed with a 16 foot, instagrammable Ice Cream Social installation for guests to enjoy a scoop in style. The colorful […]

Red Bull 3X Qualifier

Burr Gymnasium 6th and Girard St. NW, Washington

WHAT:         With 3x3 basketball now an Olympic sport, Red Bull 3X is the series of events that identifies elite men’s and women’s players who could potentially represent USA Basketball in the future.  As part of the partnership, Red Bull hosts 20 qualifying tournaments across the country, and the hoops hot bed of Washington DC is among one […]

“#Values” By Dr. Betty Uribe

O Street Museum 2016 O St. NW, Washington

Reserve: omuseum.org/Uribe FREE to join Reservations Required When: 7/31/21 Starts: 4:00pm How can a good leader be GREAT? Dr. Betty Uribe Uncovers the Secret to Top-Level Performance in Business and Life in her International Best Selling Book #Values. Along her own leadership journey, Dr. Betty™ learned and observed a variety of leadership styles which caused […]

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Physics in Action – Kayak

online London

Indigenous peoples of the Arctic invented the kayak, a dynamic water vessel that changed the world. In this live and interactive program led by a museum educator, participants will explore the history and innovation behind the kayak's design and can make their own model kayak with everyday materials found at home. Recommended for ages 11-14 […]

Free

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Art Making – Stretching the Canvas

online London

Explore contemporary Indigenous artists from Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting, an exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. In this live and interactive program led by a museum educator, participants will create their own artwork inspired by their personal identities or life experiences. Recommended for ages […]

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Free Outdoor Corepower Yoga

Ballston Exchange 4201 Wilson Blvd Arlington United States 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington

Enjoy a free CorePower yoga session outdoors in the Ballston Exchange paseo. Find directions, yoga classes, yoga teachers and schedules at our Ballston yoga studio located in Arlington, VA. Reserve your class at the Ballston yoga studio from the schedule before coming to class. Due to class capacity limits in line with our Safe Studio […]

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Get Ready for College!

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Learn skills to be safer and confident as you head off to school, work, or travel. This is a high-risk time for sexual assault, especially by someone you know, but research has found that empowerment self-defense can make a huge difference! We focus on using prevention, boundary-setting, and assertiveness skills and physical strikes as a […]

$79

Indigenous Peoples’ Curriculum Day and Virtual Teach-In Indigenous Land: Rights, Relationships and Responsibility with the National Museum of the American Indian

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Indigenous Peoples’ Curriculum Day and Virtual Teach-In Indigenous Land: Rights, Relationships and Responsibility Saturday, Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m.–3 p.m. ET Registration cost is $10 https://www.teachingforchange.org/2021-indigenous-peoples-teach-in The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Teaching for Change host a day of online conversation, curriculum sharing and ideas exchange. The museum education experts, Teaching for Change […]

Virtual Floral Design How-To | From the Garden to Your Vase

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Friday, August 13, 2021, 1:30-2:15 p.m. Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, to create a rustic and casual floral arrangement using blooms from local flower farms in the D.C. region. www.HillwoodMuseum.org  4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Carousel Family Day: Glen Echo Park Band Organ Rally

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur BLVD, Glen Echo

In partnership with the Carousel Organ Association of America, join us for a band organ rally on the grounds of Glen Echo Park. You may be familiar with the carousel's Wurlitzer 165 band organ, but this is a great opportunity to learn about and hear different types of organs - large and small! Visitors can […]

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Summer Virtual Field Trip: Bison – One Stop Shopping 

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Summer Virtual Field Trip: Bison - One Stop Shopping Tuesdays through Aug. 31, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET. 30 mins. Free, advance registration is required https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/student-programs/virtual-field-trips/ The American bison—or buffalo, as it is also called—is one of the most significant animals for many American Indian nations. It was critical to the survival of those […]

Summer Film Series at the MLK Memorial: Black Panther

MLK Memorial 1964 Independence Ave. SW, Washington

BLACK PANTHER – Thursday, August 19 at 8:00 p.m. Starring the late Chadwick Boseman, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, takes his rightful place as King of Wakanda. In 2018, this award-winning film became the first superhero movie to be nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe […]

The Dog Days of Summer with Foxtrot

Foxtrot 1267 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Georgetown

National Dog Day | August 26, 2021 August 26 is National Dog Day and Foxtrot has something for Rover and humans to enjoy. Join us out on Foxtrot's patios (in Mount Vernon Triangle and Georgetown) for all-day patio hangs and free Puppuccinos all day long for furry friends! Humans can enjoy Foxtrot’s awesome happy hour […]

Living Earth Family Day

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Celebrate summer with virtual hands-on family activities. Inspired by corn, sunflowers and strawberries, these projects highlight Indigenous food plants. Create Your Own Sunflower Bracelet: Sunflowers are a common crop among Indigenous nations throughout North America. Not only used as a food source, the sunflower design is also used to create beautiful beadwork. Beadwork is a […]

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Growing Gardeners

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

By learning about seasonality, the labor of planting seeds, and how gardens were depicted in the Federal period, Girl Scouts and children from the general public will appreciate where their food comes from and recognize the importance of gardens in the past and the present. Registration includes a tour of the house, a garden activity […]

$5 – $15

Summers Farm Sunflower Festival

Summer Farms 5620 Butterfly Lane, Frederick

Come escape to Summers Farm for our 2nd Annual Sunflower Festival! Enjoy the beauty of our 8-acre sunflower field with thousands of sunflowers in bloom!  We planted over 35 different varieties and colors making every sunflower unique! Take instaworthy photos as you walk through and pick your own from our stunning variety of sunflowers! Come […]

Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. the NY Mets

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 ·       Ryan Zimmerman Bobblehead o   On Friday September 3, against the New York Mets, the first 15,000 fans will receive a Ryan Zimmerman Bobblehead presented by Pedigree. o   The bobblehead features Mr. National in a throwback Nationals uniform, along with two Silver Slugger bats and a Gold Glove, as well as a background listing his many accomplishments […]

Brownies: Outdoor Adventurers

Tudor Place

Discover bugs, birds and wildlife living at Tudor Place while on an outdoor adventure. Brownies become garden detectives as they identify different species of bugs and birds, learn how to care for outdoors spaces, practice knot-tying skills and plant seeds to take home. This program fulfills all requirements to earn the Brownie Bug badge and […]

$10

2nd Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style Returns in High Gear Labor Day Weekend

Old Town Alexandria, VA Alexandria

2nd Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style Returns in High Gear Labor Day Weekend July 27, 2021 (Alexandria, VA.) – Organizers of the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style presented by Burke & Herbert Bank, are pleased for the return of this signature event taking place Labor Day weekend. The 2nd annual single-day, free event was originally […]

2nd Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style

Old Town Alexandria, VA Alexandria

2nd Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style Returns in High Gear Labor Day Weekend   July 27, 2021 (Alexandria, VA.) – Organizers of the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style presented by Burke & Herbert Bank, are pleased for the return of this signature event taking place Labor Day weekend. The 2nd annual single-day, free event was […]

AHC Resident Services Backpack Distribution

Ballston Community Center

Gates of Ballston: Date & Time: Wednesday, Sept 8th from 4:30pm-5:30pm Location: Gates of Ballston Community Center (4108 4th St N, Arlington, VA 22203)

Tudor Nights: Sanitary Solutions – Hygiene in the Peter Household

Private Zoom with Tudor Place

Discover how ideas about personal hygiene have evolved through records and artifacts left behind by the Peter family during their 200-year ownership of Tudor Place. Join Tudor Place’s new curator, Rob DeHart in a rousing display and interactive talk on “Sanitary Solutions: Hygiene in the Peter Household”. Artifacts that will be examined include a rare […]

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Tudor Tots: Back to School

Tudor Place

Our young learners program is back in person! Children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers are invited to join Tudor Place for story time, crafts and a sing-a-long. Participants will enjoy a group reading of a back-to-school-themed book, work on an apple craft and sing along to songs celebrating a new season. […]

$4 – $20

Tudor Tots: Back to School

Tudor Place

Our young learners program is back in person! Children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers are invited to join Tudor Place for story time, crafts and a sing-a-long. Participants will enjoy a group reading of a back-to-school-themed book, work on an apple craft and sing along to songs celebrating a new season.

$4 – $20

Nuts and bolts of Meditation

Kadampa Meditation Center 1200 Canal St SW, Washington DC 20024 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

ABOUT THIS EVENT In this Saturday morning class, we learn some meditation basics, how to structure a meditation, how to enhance concentration in meditation, and what are different types of meditation objects. EVENT SCHEDULE Saturday September 11, 2021 11:00 am - 12:30 pm THE TEACHER This course is taught by Anika Trancik. She has been […]

$6 – $12

MEDITATION PRACTICE SESSIONS – MINI MEDITATION RETREAT

Kadampa Meditation Center 1200 Canal St SW, Washington DC 20024 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

ABOUT THIS EVENT Enjoy a brief guided retreat where we can be exposed to different types of meditation and tips to improve our meditation practice. EVENT SCHEDULE Saturday September 11, 2021 Session 1 - 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Session 2 - 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm THE TEACHER This course is taught by Senior […]

$12 – $24