Summer is mainly over, and the heat has wilted most of the gardens in D.C. But the Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral seems to hang on the longest, filled with blossoms and winding paths. The garden was designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. 100 years ago, and augmented by Florence Bratenahl,… Continue reading
Lots of the jobs in our city are similar to jobs that can be found in other places. But if you list any of the following jobs on your resume, it definitely means you had an only-in-D.C. job. Thanks to these workers and all the others who keep our city going!
Bei Bei had a great time at his birthday party yesterday at the National Zoo, enjoying his cake made of fruits, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Bei Bei was oblivious about what turning four years old means, but the humans at his celebration were painfully aware of what happens next. Under the panda loan agreement with… Continue reading
We love to watch the creative artistry of fire performers, so we’re very excited that two local groups were selected for the Burning Man Fire Conclave coming up next week. Congratulations to Pyroxotic and Revolutionary Motion! See the auditions that got them into Burning Man: Revolutionary Motion: Pyroxotic’s video on YouTube Pyroxotic up close: Revolutionary… Continue reading
The drum circle is an event which is truly unique to Washington DC and very dear to my heart. The drum circle draws a kaleidoscope of drummers, dancers, jugglers, acrobats and artists from all walks of life and backgrounds to it every Sunday and is really a quintessential Washington experience not to be found anywhere else.
Don’t let sweltering summer evenings keep you indoors – there’s lots of dancing in D.C. that is as hot as the weather. You can find tango every summer Sunday night on Freedom Plaza – see the schedule. It’s open to everyone. And the shoes!!! While tango is intimate and sultry, maybe your tastes run more… Continue reading
We were delighted that the judges chose one of Karen Ramsey’s photos as the winner of our recent Festival Project contest. We have long admired the way that Karen captures cultures and communities, both in D.C. and during her extensive time working overseas. Here’s some information Karen shared about her photography: I love that The… Continue reading
You’ve probably seen this image all over the news this week. With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Air and Space Museum has been projecting Apollo 11 on the Washington Monument. If you haven’t seen it in person, it will be projected again tonight and tomorrow, along with other activities at the museum… Continue reading
If you have driven around D.C., you’ve probably seen these strange towers at some point, hidden behind a chain-link fence by Michigan Avenue near the hospital complex. These silos are part of the McMillan Sand Filtration site, a cutting-edge water filtration system when it was built in 1905. It was great for the city, helping… Continue reading
If you walked by the White House anytime in the past hundred years or so, you would have seen pretty much the same fencing. But sometime this summer, construction will start on a new fence that is much taller and will significantly change views of the White House. The current fence is eight feet high,… Continue reading