Winding its way through D.C. for miles, Rock Creek Park provides needed respite and relaxation for Washingtonians and a home for over 160 types of birds. Despite the park being surrounded by dense urban sprawl, the deeply forested valleys and stream provide an ideal home for wildlife to flourish. The park is home to both… Continue reading
It’s Black Friday, but instead of going to the madness of big-box stores, come to the charm of the F Street Holiday Market. It’s in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and right outside a Metro stop, so no need to look for parking in the holiday crush. The F Street Holiday Market is… Continue reading
Sadly, the Newseum is closing at the end of the year, so you have just over a month to go see it for the last time. Here are some of the things that we will miss most about the Newseum: Remembering 9/11 This gallery includes the front pages of papers from all over the world… Continue reading
On Sunday afternoon, a group of determined Dreamers arrived at the Supreme Court ahead of Tuesday’s hearings on three consolidated cases related to DACA. Over 18 days, they walked some 230 miles from Battery Park in view of the Statue of Liberty to the Supreme Court, to be here and to be heard. On arrival,… Continue reading
Each year, the nonprofit Honor Flight Network transports thousands of veterans (21,189 last year alone) from all over the country to Washington D.C. to celebrate their service.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, can seem superficially like a Mexican version of Halloween – same time of year, involving elaborate dress and decorations. But Dia de los Meurtos is a serious holiday nothing like the frivolity of Halloween. During the two-day event, people remember and celebrate their beloved family members… Continue reading
The first 17th Street High Heel Race, which took place at midnight on Halloween back in 1986, was a fairly small and casual affair. However, the basic building blocks were there: drag queens, a quick sprint, and, of course, high heels. As The Washington Blade reported at the time: “…high heels [were] clearly the fashion… Continue reading
Every October, Congressional Cemetery hosts Soul Strolls, twilight tours of the cemetery grounds featuring actors who share the stories of some of the graveyard’s interred residents.
Eleanor Holmes Norton has long been an icon in the District and beyond. She became a civil rights activist when young, and furthered her work for equality as the assistant legal director of the ACLU in the late 1960’s. She was the first female Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and wrote the first… Continue reading
It’s World Architecture Day on Monday Oct. 6th, and one of our most famous buildings is celebrating with a week of activities – it’s the Hirshhorn, of course, in all its Brutalist glory. Let’s take a look at how the Hirshhorn got its start and the unique round spaces it provides for modern art. a… Continue reading