After the Pride festival weekend was cancelled in 2020 and limited in 2021 due to the pandemic, we are delighted that the full festivities came back last weekend, as huge crowds watched the parade and attended the festival. Pride Festival The day after the parade, the Pride Festival took over Pennsylvania Avenue. In view of… Continue reading
The celebrations for the Lunar New Year are low-key again this year during the second year of the pandemic. One highlight is the amazing Chinese lanterns on display at the Kennedy Center, through February 6th.
The High Heel Race, last Tuesday on 17th Street, has been a D.C. tradition since 1986. Sadly, there was no race last year due to the pandemic, but it came back this year with great happiness for both the participants and the large crowds.
Juneteenth has been celebrated since 1866 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. This year, it was declared a Federal holiday, and as President Biden said, “All Americans can feel the power of this day, and learn from our history.”
The Nats open their season in a few days, and we are very nostalgic for the time less than two years ago when the Nats won the World Series and the pandemic had not yet started. Here’s a look back at the victory parade and the way we used to be able to celebrate and crowd all together
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
As the temperature rises in D.C., things become more festive. Each weekend brings another joyous occasion. There are celebrations of music, celebrations of culture, and celebrations of food and drink. In fact, there is even Click D.C., a month-long celebration of photography and we’re joining in the fun with the Festival Project, where we’re inviting… Continue reading
There are monuments and memorials everywhere in D.C., but the most special memorials are when we stop to celebrate and honor those who have served. To participate in honoring the day, come to the Memorial Day parade or go to concerts and other remembrances. Memorial Day celebrations have been going on since after the Civil… Continue reading
On April 15th, the zoo’s adorable baby gorilla Moke had his first birthday. The zoo threw him a party, with special treats and presents. He spent the whole party clinging to his mother’s back, and let the other gorillas enjoy the festivities. The highlight of the party was a frozen cake. Baraka, Moke’s father, took… Continue reading
For the last 48 years, there’s always been a St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Constitution Avenue. But now the luck of the Irish has run out. Sadly, the cost of security, especially after the tragedy in Nice, has grown so high that the parade organizers can no longer afford to put on the parade. So… Continue reading